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    Senior Member outrun's Avatar
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    I know what you mean Nick. Anywhere that is a step up from the Strad comes with expensive maintenance, potential for serious costs via depreciation and usually with some extra "look at me" which doesn't appeal to me. I often search the classifieds - as we all do - and always come back to the Strad being so good for the money. It's amazing to look at, sounds incredible, drives pretty well and is certainly exclusive. I'm yet to find any car that ticks those boxes in the same way.

    That's why I'll keep mine!

    I would love there be an Alfieri on the horizon that is below £100k, above 550bhp and looks like the concept. That's the only place I can see my money going. It's just a shame that i'll be 6 foot under by the time they make anything interesting.
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    That’s why I went the multi-car route as opposed to putting everything into 1 depreciating asset as I need 4 seats to replace the Strad. Evora 400 has been an amazing car and most lambos and Ferrari’s would not know which way I went on the B/C roads where I live. I know as it has happened more than once ;-)
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    The Evora 400 is a cracking sports car....Driven the early Evora when it came out and that was a great car although felt like it needed a little more power which the S gave .... But the 400 is on a different level. The new cars are amazing but the only thing I can't get my head around is the pricing....They have gone into the big league price wise and to be honest the performance us there but they still don't feel like a 80/100k car.......I paid 34k for my Exige when it was new and I know the latest sat is a different animal but they are asking 99k for the latest all singing dancing Exige and you look inside and it ain't changed much since I had mine.....a performance is immense though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azapa View Post
    F458, m570, you don't like lambos?

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    No not at all I'm afraid. I can appriciate them as a nice car but not for me.
    A bit too much "LOOK AT ME"
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    Would love a 458 but if they need sooooooooooooo much work after say 20 or 30,000 miles then it's a no no.
    Aston just seem like old mans cars
    Like the new vantage though but not the DB11, think they're ram.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FF1078 View Post
    Would love a 458 but if they need sooooooooooooo much work after say 20 or 30,000 miles then it's a no no.
    Aston just seem like old mans cars
    Like the new vantage though but not the DB11, think they're ram.
    Who told you they need so much work?
    With free servicing for 7 years, a 2 year main dealer warranty and strong residuals, it’s a no brainer if you
    Like what they are all about. Get a good inspection from a Ferrari indi (lots of good ones on here).
    I can vouch for the Cali 30 if 4 seats are useful, I think they are good everyday cars. If it’s two doors then lots of options.
    V12 Aston could be an itch. Agree re : lambos.
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    Have to agree that Astonís seem to be fit Nick, for me personally Iím eye balling a 430 after the GT, Iíll never buy a Porsche, no disrespect to them at all but just not for me. Well actually the only ĎPorscheí I would buy would be a singer

    But if the more sporty Ferrariís and then lamboís arenít your thing kind of points to Aston? Suppose McLaren are more gentlemanly looking as far as pukka sports cars go also ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF1078 View Post
    Would love a 458 but if they need sooooooooooooo much work after say 20 or 30,000 miles then it's a no no.
    Aston just seem like old mans cars
    Like the new vantage though but not the DB11, think they're ram.
    Nick
    I have a drive in a V12 Vantage.....It may change your mind on the old man thing......
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    Alfa 155 2.0 wide body
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    Alfa GTV V6
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    Alfa GTV V6 - A lovely well sorted car.
    Alfa Brera 2.4 diesel....my love affair with Alfa ended here.
    Lancia Delta Intragle 16v
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaf View Post
    That really is a cracking looking car - but those "lambo" doors............ I am not so sure about
    You do realise that this has normal opening doors ?
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    Ferrari FF? Or maybe given your sportsmaserati name you owned this before? I think they look really smart in the flesh - V12 engine too and they will probably start depreciating with a bit more gusto now it has been replaced.

    Only real issue is the width which would be unmanageable in London...

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