£5k cars sound like a great idea but they never make you happy if you are a car person.
Ask me how I know...
It's different if you run that as a daily and then have something special as well but even that is a bit pants depending on how much you get out in the special car - the running costs don't change a lot if you don't use it much...
I've always run the special car as my main car although I've never had any exotica or anything seriously impractical.
I've been through the same decision making process in the past many times and you do round in circles a bit when you aren't sure.
Only you really know yourself well enough to know what makes you tick I think and you will find your own way.
For no stress park it anywhere, you need to knock a zero off. The £400 Volvo S70 I had a few years back was truly enlightening.
What a car these are. Friend of mine has a 2011 600L same colour, like a magic carpet. Enjoy.
Cheap cars are the best! I used to have a Megane just to go to work and back. I used to park that car everywhere and never look back or worry. My wife says that was the best car I had as we could go out for dinner and I would concentrate on her whereas if I'd take any of the other cars I'd be thinking, was it safe where I parked? Is someone going to hit the doors?
Thats some car for one car.......
My Landcruisers allowed an equally laissez-faire attitude to parking. Feel free to open your door onto my rock slider.
Thats some car for one car.......
The landcruiser is a fantastic vehicle..I've driven them in conditions varying from the desert and heat of Sudan to the minus 20c of Russia, the utter chaos of the roads of Liberia in the rainy season, and everything in between. In nearly 25 years, they've never let me down.My Landcruisers allowed an equally laissez-faire attitude to parking. Feel free to open your door onto my rock slider.
Just wanted to say, I stumbled across this thread and found myself reading every update and reply until the end!
Very interesting to hear and see what you have done with the S600 by giving it some OCD treatment. Sorry to hear that your fleet has been downsized but hopefully that is just temporary until the big S class has some garage friends
Look forward to further updates...
Nice build, fair play
that looks the absolute dogs dangleberries bud
I am lucky in the fact that my wife has no interest in cars, whereas I am the total opposite. She does not care if she is in a mini or a Rolls Royce as long as it gets her to where she is going. She does not care what I buy as long as I can afford it. Show her a picture, she always says "that's nice". Take her with me to a garage, she will not bother getting in it even though I ask her to. She just says get it if you want it. She even struggles with the make of cars we have, its usually asking what colour we are taking out.If I was single, i think i would have made a decisions in no time but my wife ( even though she doesn't say I can't buy this car or that car ) she has told me buying a 2 seater is very selfish as it would be just for us and I should buy something that has more than 2 seats just in case we ever go with friends somewhere.
I have a solution to that, we go with our friends car and not mine but in her eyes and R8 looks like a fish and its ugly.
She clearly knows nothing about cars