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Chris D
07-01-2009, 01:46 PM
It will be a left hooker, bought and registered on the German net (local).

Probably looking at a BMW or similar, budget is €500 ish.

Its purpose will be as a daily commute car (6 mile round trip) and ring toy to save the mileage on the 535.

I'm not going to do much, if at anything all to it. If it gets trashed then so be it, otherwise it will be sold or scrapped when i leave Germany.

What age, model, engine size etc is worth looking for the money i want to part with?

Needs to be suitable for good few 600 mile return trips this year (ie here to the ring).

or, is €500 too ambitious for what i want??

lizard
07-01-2009, 01:51 PM
Bizarre as it sounds best off buying in UK & a RHD car,as when ever i see cars pries in Germany of anything ive had in UK golfs, e30s, e36s etc they are all a lot more.

But e500 for a ring toy! bilmey dont want to do more than a lap then! dig a bit deeper & get somethung thats not cack

slidersguesthouse
07-01-2009, 01:52 PM
TBH you won΄t get a lot for 500 eur that is ring ready..I paid 600 eur for the fiesta taxi, 1.4is and 600 eur for the jetta, but both were definitely not ring ready cars.. cheapest track prepped cars you will find overthis way will be around 1500 eur ,,,

Chris D
07-01-2009, 01:55 PM
I dont want a track prepped one, it will be totally standard. 1990's age too (i have ADAC :D ).

I was just gonna buy a second car that could also get to and around the ring without struggling up hills and if it gets trashed then i'm not bothered about having lost too much money on it.

Are 2nd hand car prices over here not similar to UK then?

I've had a look on Ebay.de, is there a german auto trader equivalent

Chris D
07-01-2009, 02:31 PM
320i, €750

mobile.de (http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/showDetails.html?id=96326590&__lp=1&scopeId=C&sortOption.sortBy=price.consumerGrossEuro&sortOption.sortOrder=ASCENDING&makeModelVariant1.makeId=3500&makeModelVariant1.searchInFreetext=false&makeModelVariant2.searchInFreetext=false&makeModelVariant3.searchInFreetext=false&vehicleCategory=Car&segment=Car&maxPrice=1001&ambitCountry=DE&zipcode=29303&zipcodeRadius=50&siteId=GERMANY&negativeFeatures=EXPORT&damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&export=NO_EXPORT&customerIdsAsString=&lang=de&pageNumber=1)

slidersguesthouse
07-01-2009, 02:38 PM
Originally posted by Chris_D@Jan 7 2009, 03:55 PM
I dont want a track prepped one, it will be totally standard. 1990's age too (i have ADAC :D ).

I was just gonna buy a second car that could also get to and around the ring without struggling up hills and if it gets trashed then i'm not bothered about having lost too much money on it.

Are 2nd hand car prices over here not similar to UK then?

I've had a look on Ebay.de, is there a german auto trader equivalent
www.mobile.de

www.autoscout24.de

and no.. cars are a sh1t load more expensive over here..

best option, buy one in uk, tuv it and import it much more car for the cash ;)

Chris D
07-01-2009, 02:46 PM
Your not wrong!

Oh well, was a thought anyway. Scrap that then :D

Weeman
07-01-2009, 03:02 PM
I looked long and hard for a e30 here in clogville and in germania, germany is best value, but you get what u pay for so it'll be over 2k euros for anthing half decent, closer to 4 or 5 for a really nice one I'd say (318is, 325 etc) In holland they are even more expensive, with pups for sale for 2k plus, i went to see some for more than that, which were fit for scrapping

leavingeasy
07-01-2009, 03:44 PM
Cars in UK are remarkably cheap. To give an example an E36 M3 will cost you £4k ish in UK, the equivalent in France is €12000!

There is huge over supply in UK, best place to get cheap cars is a RHD and import it. Or hunt fir a LHD in UK, which is what I did.

Chris D
07-01-2009, 04:39 PM
Ah well, anyway :blink: :rolleyes:

I was hopring to pick up a cheap but semi decent 20 year old motor with some grunt, mainly as a second motor/run around but also as a random trip down to the ring car.

I'll have a look at a local second hand dealer i've noticed on the way to Celle but otherwise, looks like my plan is scuppered for now.

Jim Cameron
07-01-2009, 05:13 PM
What about a 944?

PM Karl ;)

Chris D
07-01-2009, 05:43 PM
Originally posted by Jim Cameron@Jan 7 2009, 06:13 PM
What about a 944?

PM Karl ;)
Is it a €500 944 ??

Floyd
07-01-2009, 05:48 PM
Originally posted by Chris_D+Jan 7 2009, 06:43 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Chris_D @ Jan 7 2009, 06:43 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Jim Cameron@Jan 7 2009, 06:13 PM
What about a 944?

PM Karl ;)
Is it a €500 944 ?? [/b][/quote]
Only if the latest buyer pulls out of the deal and Karl is really really desperate ;)

Floyd
07-01-2009, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by leavingeasy@Jan 7 2009, 04:44 PM
Cars in UK are remarkably cheap. To give an example an E36 M3 will cost you £4k ish in UK, the equivalent in France is €12000&#33;

There is huge over supply in UK, best place to get cheap cars is a RHD and import it. Or hunt fir a LHD in UK, which is what I did.
This sounds like an opportunity to flog cheap UK cars into France&#33;

Chris D
07-01-2009, 05:51 PM
Originally posted by Floyd+Jan 7 2009, 06:48 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Floyd @ Jan 7 2009, 06:48 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by Chris_D@Jan 7 2009, 06:43 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-Jim Cameron@Jan 7 2009, 06:13 PM
What about a 944?

PM Karl ;)
Is it a €500 944 ??
Only if the latest buyer pulls out of the deal and Karl is really really desperate ;) [/b][/quote]
what is this deal then out of interest??

Floyd
07-01-2009, 05:55 PM
Karl has sold his 944 again but this time he may actually get the money and the car gone. I don&#39;t know the value.

Chris D
07-01-2009, 08:08 PM
Sod it, I&#39;m gonna buy something before my trip back to UK for the Haynes trackday and drive it back.

Probably a Ford so i can use the bits on the Fiesta when i&#39;m done in Germany.

Jim Cameron
07-01-2009, 08:20 PM
Want a E30 320 touring? You&#39;ll have to find a few crates of Warsteiner to add to it, though ;)

Chris D
08-01-2009, 07:42 AM
Originally posted by Jim Cameron@Jan 7 2009, 09:20 PM
Want a E30 320 touring? You&#39;ll have to find a few crates of Warsteiner to add to it, though ;)
:lol:

Nice try

Weeman
08-01-2009, 07:57 AM
Adam managed to get a 500 euro 325, dont know how its running at the mo, it did have my old wheels on it though, But I think that vulture Jim has scavenged them now :lol: I think he got his off someone on base who wanted rid.

Simon
08-01-2009, 08:00 AM
Originally posted by Weeman@Jan 8 2009, 08:57 AM
Adam managed to get a 500 euro 325, dont know how its running at the mo, it did have my old wheels on it though, But I think that vulture Jim has scavenged them now :lol: I think he got his off someone on base who wanted rid.
He has to hide it from his misses though :whistle:

Jim Cameron
08-01-2009, 08:04 AM
300 euro... and it&#39;s going well :blink: