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Finn 7 five 11

3 Cars, which one?

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Finn 7 five 11

Okay, I entered a raffle for cancer, I have a chance to win one of three cars. I understand the chances of winning are highly unlikely blah blah, but I like this form of gambling it's fun, and it builds up anticipation, just like why I like the lotto/idiot tax. Others prefer playing poker or poker machines, this is just my thing, I don't need a lecture on how much of a waste of money it is.

 

Anyway, all that out of the way, I would like to amuse myself on which car I would choose if I had to pick one, these are the cars i've narrowed down from the list, I probably would only keep them for 1-2 years and then sell them on, i'd rather the money and purchase an older used car, But I want to enjoy them for a little while, and not sell them straight away for 15000 less than they are worth, that's a waste of cash.

 

Grand Prize is worth up to $80 000, if you choose a car of lesser value than $80000 you can have up to $25000 in cash

 

Toyota 86 GTS $30 000 retail 35 on road, not really worth it since with 25000 cash it would only total $55000/60000

 

 

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Specs here

 

Nissan 370z, about $76000 retail, would leave about $4000 in cash for me.

 

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Specs,

 

Or last, but not least, and my favourite car out of the lot, A mercedes c200 Sedan, or a Mercedes C180 2 door Coupe, I would get the Sedan so I could roll around with my friends easier I think.

 

This takes up the whole 80 grand.

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Specs.

http://www2.mercedes-benz.com.au/content/a...w204.flash.html

 

 

 

 

Let us know your opinions on all three, i'll get back to you guys tomorrow, no work, but right now I need to sleep.

 

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Sneakerhead.

370Z is $76,000? Wtf?

They are like $20,000 - $30,000 here. whatsthat.gif

 

If you want to save money, I say go for the Toyota 86 GTS, with all that money, you should be able to give it a decent tune up.

 

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If I were you, I would just go for the 370Z and save my $4,000, so when something comes up, like repairs or maybe giving the car a new paintjob, you will have the money. icon14.gif

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Lurch

Who the f*ck would chose a 1.8 or 2.0 liter merc over a 370Z or a new 86?

 

 

@GtaAction99 - They're most certainly not that cheap. More like $30k-50k. In the states, a base Z with no options retails at $33,910. A fully optioned NISMO retails at $46,245. A fully optioned Touring vert with an auto retails at $52,285.

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FCortez

Definitely the Toyota 86GT its the best of the lot in all aspects (specially design wise <3)

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Raavi

Toyota 86 GTS all the way, why would you pick a c class sedan over that? Don't like the Toyota, go for the 370z.

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ChrissDaMan

I'd go for the toyota, i was at Toyota the other week, and test drove it... lots of fun, a wery good little car!

But the seller told me if i wanted the cheapest posible way to get a car like it, i should order a Scion from USA instead, so i would save almost a 3rd of the Toyota (plus shipping and such)

 

So you should realy go for a Scion FR-S instead, plus its quite alot more exclusive! colgate.gif

 

 

I never driven a 370Z, but from what i driven a 350Z, if they are any alike icon13.gif

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epoxi
Who the f*ck would chose a 1.8 or 2.0 liter merc over a 370Z or a new 86?

What has the world come to?

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GoldenBlade

Definetly go for the Nissan 370z. I absolutely love that car, as well as the 350z.

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Finn 7 five 11
Who the f*ck would chose a 1.8 or 2.0 liter merc over a 370Z or a new 86?

 

Well I would look rich, it would be cool cruising with my mates in the car as opposed to just one seat, it's a totally different ride though, quiet comfort vs powerful, fun racer.

 

Alright out of the Toyota and the 370Z, which one you think? I think the Nissan is sexy as hell, and so is the Toyota.

Also the Toyota is almost the same price as the 370, it's around 50-60grand, the Toyota site gave me base price.

 

I was thinking the Toyota, reading reviews the Toyota is a little bit more basic, but the 370Z isn't really a whole lot better.

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Outcast

Just FYI, the C Class doesn't make anyone look rich. If I were you I'd go for the GT86. It's a lot "fresher" than the 370z.

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sivispacem

My money would be on the 86 too. Looks and drives better than the 370Z even if it is significantly down on power. The Z is an obese GT car, the 86 a proper sports car.

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Tycek

Toyota GT86 without disscussion. It's nice and fun to drive. What do you need more?

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Finn 7 five 11
Just FYI, the C Class doesn't make anyone look rich. If I were you I'd go for the GT86. It's a lot "fresher" than the 370z.

Haha Damn! Okay true enough, true enough, If I wanted to look rich I would probably be better off selling whatever car I got and using the money to buy a 4 year old high end beamer or something like that.

 

I thought the 370z was quite expensive as well, and the only justification I could see was that it had more features. But in a car like that, it's not really going to matter. I also read that the 370z is a loud uncomfortable ride, does anyone have any thoughts on the Toyota in that regard? Because I couldn't find a review critical enough.

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corvettelover

I'd go Merc or 370z. 86GT is overrated IMO, plenty of stuff that'll beat the snot outta one for similar price (same as BRZ over here?) They are nice looking though.

 

1. 370

2. Merc (damn you guys get sh*tty engine choices)

3. GT86

 

 

Who cares about ride quality though? Handling over ride imo.

 

 

Edit: hmm, didnt realize the price diference over there, some one said 76k for a damn 370????

 

 

I'd go FR-S or used 350z or Z8 IMO. 350 and Z4s/Z3s are very cheap used over here atleast. Or a 1998-2002 F-body.

 

EDIT: Typo

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sivispacem

You wanna be a bit more specific with "Z8"? That's a £200k BMW.

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Sup3rman

 

That's a £200k BMW.

Isnt that a bit exaggerated? From a BMW dealership they are selling one for 110 000 euros in my country. Still expensive, no question about that.

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corvettelover

 

You wanna be a bit more specific with "Z8"? That's a £200k BMW.

Typo, was on my phone when I posted, I meant Z4.

 

In my area right now, 2003 starting at ~$7500 and 2006's for around 15k. You can get 3.0's in that price range too. Z3's don't seem like a bad buy either, not as "exotic" as a Z4, but still a neat little roadster.

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sivispacem
That's a £200k BMW.

Isnt that a bit exaggerated? From a BMW dealership they are selling one for 110 000 euros in my country. Still expensive, no question about that.

Decent ones are current around £130k, and increasing quickly.

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Fozzy Fozborne

Wow, the Z8 is 98k+ in the States. They go all the way up to touching 200k for the Alpina version. You can get an LP-550 Spyder for $195k.

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corvettelover
Wow, the Z8 is 98k+ in the States. They go all the way up to touching 200k for the Alpina version. You can get an LP-550 Spyder for $195k.

Is there anything of significance that warrents the Z8 to be so damn expensive? Just rarity I guess?

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Finn 7 five 11

Interesting, I just read the fineprint on the raffle ticket brochure, the choices are not limited to those I posted.

 

I can also go for any BMW 3 series $80000 or under (I think the BMW 320i Is around that price.), Or a Lexus (Bleh..).

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ChrissDaMan
Interesting, I just read the fineprint on the raffle ticket brochure, the choices are not limited to those I posted.

 

I can also go for any BMW 3 series $80000 or under (I think the BMW 320i Is around that price.), Or a Lexus (Bleh..).

Do you mean an M3? pay "around" 80k for a 3 series is like 30 -40k

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sivispacem
Interesting, I just read the fineprint on the raffle ticket brochure, the choices are not limited to those I posted.

 

I can also go for any BMW 3 series $80000 or under (I think the BMW 320i Is around that price.), Or a Lexus (Bleh..).

Do you mean an M3? pay "around" 80k for a 3 series is like 30 -40k

There's this thing called exchange rates. I don't know if you've ever heard of them, but the Australian dollar is worth about 75 Eurocents. Also, import duties, taxes et cetera bump up the costs of cars in Auz quite a lot.

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Lurch

It's mainly the cons of living on a giant island in the middle of f*cking nowhere.

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Finn 7 five 11
It's mainly the cons of living on a giant island in the middle of f*cking nowhere.

Yep haha. No point whining about it though, it makes sense, small market, high price, it's a bit ridiculous in some cases, but I'll pay for the lifestyle offered.

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Ben73
It's mainly the cons of living on a giant island in the middle of f*cking nowhere.

Yep haha. No point whining about it though, it makes sense, small market, high price, it's a bit ridiculous in some cases, but I'll pay for the lifestyle offered.

Australia is still the best place in the world to live, even if we pay more for things.

 

Remember the NSW average income is $69,000 a year per person. That's $140,000 for a married couple.

Average wage in the US or UK wont be anywhere near that.

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Lurch

Average cost of anything is considerably cheaper here. I can pretty much do anything you all do considerably cheaper here. I'll take a lower cost of living over what you have, k? smile.gif

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Garfield 2
Average cost of anything is considerably cheaper here. I can pretty much do anything you all do considerably cheaper here. I'll take a lower cost of living over what you have, k? smile.gif

€8.65 is the minimum wage in Ireland ($11.20) which is considerably higher, but then, the cost of life is so high, I'm not sure if you wouldn't be better off on $7.20 in the States.

95 RON / 91 AKI gasoline is $7.80 per gallon.

Bacon Double Cheeseburger Meal in Burger King is $10.65.

Cinema ticket is $12.75...

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epoxi

And US groceries are insanely cheap (plus you can actually get decent coupons).

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Lurch

Cheap beer, cheap gas, and cheap cars are all I need in life to keep me happy. Food for thought. I just filled my car up the other day with Shell premium for approximately $2.66 per gallon (Was $3.56 before 90 cent rebate). Please find me anywhere in aus or euroland that can come close to matching that.

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