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Boxster or Z4

 
#1 Boxster or Z4
30/01/2007 13:49

Nigel

Hi,

Does buying a Z4 at 28 give me the same prestige as getting a Boxster at 30?

Or should I keep saving?

Cheers guys!

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#2 RE: Boxster or Z4
30/01/2007 13:52

K to Nigel (#1)

It'll give you a bad back at 30! They are pretty uncomfortable.

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#3 RE: Boxster or Z4
30/01/2007 14:07

Mike to K (#2)

Good question. Its a tough one, but I would go for the Z4, as a boxter is simply a poor mans 911. But hey, I drive a entry level 2001 VW Golf

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#4 RE: Boxster or Z4
30/01/2007 14:51

Giorgio to Mike (#3)

Nigel, both are women's cars. As is the SLK.

Suggest a used 911 ( pick up something nice for around 40k), bmw M3, or audi s4.

Forget the roadsters!

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#5 RE: Boxster or Z4
30/01/2007 15:28

gotcha to Giorgio (#4)

Nigel,

By "the same prestige" I assume you mean 'the perception that I have the same-sized pen1s'.

I can categorically say that nothing says 'small man in the showers' clearer than a Boxster. The Z4 implies that you're a hairdresser.

Measuring ones self-worth by what car one drives seems a bit shallow and pointless to me.

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#6 RE: Boxster or Z4
30/01/2007 16:33

chris to gotcha (#5)

unless you're thinking about a Z4M forget the Z4. boxster (s ideally) anyday. Or more space and superb is the new BMW 335 coupe which I have just bought.

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#7 RE: Boxster or Z4
30/01/2007 18:12

anon to chris (#6)

Since you're so rich, why not get something flashy like a Zonda?

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#8 RE: Boxster or Z4
30/01/2007 18:29

Mike to anon (#7)

Giorgio & Chris - Excellent ideas, and I agree.

gotcha - Bore off. cars are a bit of fun. If you can afford a good one and it makes you feel good about yourself, get one. Everyone that can afford one, and it is practical in their life to have one, has a flash car - FACT

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#9 RE:Boxster or Z4
30/01/2007 19:20

Random acts of language to Mike (#8)

Sod flash cars, get yourself a decent motorbike.

:)

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#10 RE: Boxster or Z4
30/01/2007 20:49

Box(t)ershorts to deleted (#0)

Depends what watch you're wearing when you drive it! ;)

If you're after making a statement, though, why look at either of these. There are too many of them about to be prestige cars these days. Same as BMW was a few years back - nowadays they are just fleet cars.

Check out a decent car mag to see what's available in your price bracket that will say you're doing well but also set you apart. Going for the Boxter or Z4 smacks a bit of following the crowd.

Just my two cents.

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#11 RE: Boxster or Z4
31/01/2007 09:59

over you lot to Box(t)ershorts (#10)

get a Bristol and shut the phukk up

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#12 RE: Boxster or Z4
31/01/2007 10:11

sam to Mike (#8)

"Everyone that can afford one, and it is practical in their life to have one, has a flash car - FACT"

source?

cretin.

Why not show a little individuality and taste, rather than buying the same as every other manager in the firm?

I just spent less than £5k on a beautiful MGB GT. Within a week of driving it to the city I'd been offered nearly double that by some pinstriped idiot.

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#13 RE: Boxster or Z4
31/01/2007 10:20

Boxershorts to sam (#12)

Hello Sam,

A little respect might be a useful addition to your array of qualities. Calling someone cretin and suggesting a guy in pinstripes is an idiot doesn't quite cut it.

If the guy values your car at £10K and can afford it, why does that make him an idiot. Get a grip.

In the meantime, I must applaud your taste in autos. An MGB GT is a bit special.

And it isn't one you see every day either.

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#14 RE: Boxster or Z4
31/01/2007 15:20

MeMeMe to Nigel (#1)

Buy yourself a Suzuki Hayabusa - makes a Z4 or suchlike look like a Mini Metro and its so powerful you wont care what people think you look like and you'll be going too fast for them to see you anyway.

Superman has one under his cape ;-)

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#15 RE: Boxster or Z4
03/02/2007 20:15

anon to Nigel (#1)

Make a statement and get a Mazda MX8.

* Sporty but practical and understated

* Refined driving experience and four proper seats for the adult in you

* Wankel (tee hee) rotary engine for the child in you

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#16 RE: Boxster or Z4
04/02/2007 14:17

anon to anon (#15)

I agree with a previous post that buying a Z4 or boxster is a bit of a follower trait - why not bring some Italian style into your life by going for the new Alfa GT or Brera. But then, maybe you'll disagree...

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#17 RE: Boxster or Z4
04/02/2007 17:57

Mike to anon (#16)

Go for an E-Type Jaguar...pure class.

You can pick a decent one up for 20-25k

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#18 RE: Boxster or Z4
05/02/2007 22:44

Soloman Sat Ire to Mike (#17)

Neither.

Buy a Honda S2000. It's a proper, thoroughbred roadster with more power than the Z4 or Boxster from a 2.0 litre VTEC engine.

Thus you won't appear a Lemming.

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#19 RE: Boxster or Z4
06/02/2007 22:21

whippersnapper to Soloman Sat Ire (#18)

C'mon guys...Z4's and Boxters?....don't jump on the band wagon...get a Lotus...everyone looks at it.....every husband with wife is jealous......most girls interested when you step out and you are no where near 30.

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#20 RE: Boxster or Z4
07/02/2007 09:57

Nigel to whippersnapper (#19)

Guys thanks - great debate each way. I've actually made a decision and am going to keep saving up for a Maserati Grandsport - three year old one's should hit about £35k next year and that is a car I could love and cherish forever, well until the oil runs dry anyway!

Nige

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#21 RE: Boxster or Z4
07/02/2007 12:05

Bonzer to whippersnapper (#19)

Hi Whippersnapper. In my experience, you'd be hard-pressed to find a husband without a wife ...

;)

As for cars, I rather fancy a Lotus too. Esprit, of course. TVR Griffin is also nice, if you get one that was made after they sorted the reliability issues.

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#22 RE: Boxster or Z4
07/02/2007 12:31

Nickolai to Bonzer (#21)

Zey never fix reliability problemz, thaz why I close factory in dirty blackpool.

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#23 RE: Boxster or Z4
13/02/2007 18:08

tom to Nickolai (#22)

Aston martin.. Aston martin.. Aston martin......nothing but an Aston martin will do!!!!!!!

DB7 Vantage perhaps?

problem solved!!!!!

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#24 RE: Boxster or Z4
22/10/2007 15:16

Hmm to tom (#23)

Wow, this affirms everything good about mankind. Let's all get down to a good ol’ bout of commodity fetishism.

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#25 RE: Boxster or Z4
22/10/2007 17:49

Acn SM to Hmm (#24)

boxster all the way - its a porsche and lives up to the heritage.

dont let the people who should poor mans porker put you off because its a contender to the 911 (non turbo) given the price and there's not much difference in looks!

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#26 RE: Boxster or Z4
22/10/2007 22:39

Jack the man with the to Acn SM (#25)

Ladies and Gentlemen....may I present a lovely Ferrari 360 modena? too expensive? OK then how about a lovely 360 Modena replica...This is a special car, you will see none on the road and it will blow what you see around you into the weeds...(OK at least itll beat a bendy bus round a corner!)

Its based on a 406 coupe...personally I would save up for a new one, but hey if you desperate...go for it!

Now to those of you who feel that all this talk of cars is juvenile, immature, smacks of childishness (i know these all mean the same thing) I beg to ask...how does it feel to have your Oyster card out at the bus stop as the rest of the world drives by and the bus driver's late?

MGB GT driver - your stories have been roung the world and back again...think of something a little original eh..

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#27 RE: Boxster or Z4
23/10/2007 08:58

anti to Jack the man with the (#26)

walk

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#28 RE: Boxster or Z4
23/10/2007 09:15

lost to Jack the man with the (#26)

For "Jack the man with the"

Have you been drinking? What are you blithering on about?

Yes everyone, get a chavved-up Peugeot.

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#29 RE: Boxster or Z4
23/10/2007 15:04

uhu to lost (#28)

First of all, congrats on being alive. Roadsters are great.

This is what roadsters should do imho:

1. Be fun to drive - Smile baby!

2. make you look classy and enjoying yourself

BMW Z4 and Boxster are reallt good cars, but I would suggest you look into the Smart Brabus Roadster Coupe. (To make it more confusing, it's actually a targa.)

The Brabus version has only 101bhp but goes OK, good sound, brabus finishing bot exterior and interior and can be found second hand for - I guess - around 20K.

Women think it is a Ferrari and you do not have the poser image associated with BMW and Porsche. I love the car.

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#30 RE: Boxster or Z4
27/10/2007 21:05

Andy to uhu (#29)

Hi

Had a Boxster at 25 - good fun but they are a rich man pretender car. Best car I ever had was an Audi S8. Would rather have an older version of a similar car than a new Boxster. Like an old wine - you can't replace the quality within.

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