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Megane RS 275 Trophy

Discussion in 'off topic' started by andyoz, Jan 23, 2023.

  1. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    With cars like this you need to be able 'get out' of them when you're done and want to move on I can reduce the price and not lose my shirt versus the fun value.
  2. Anh

    Anh Naim ghetto blaster

    Yes that's fair enough, it's bottomed out on the depreciation curve and the real costs are now on running/upkeep. The only danger is at this price bracket you get alot of morons who feel entitled to be able to buy a car with whatever change they can find in the bottom of the sofa + an Xbox ... but don't worry about it till you get to that bridge!
  3. Jezzer

    Jezzer Passionate

    The R56 is already looking quite chubby compared to the R53!

  4. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    Yes, they are torture. You find that the market for sub £5k stuff is still pretty active.. it's the stuff north of £10k that gets really hard to shift IME. I've got a mate trying to sell a 2006 Porsche 997 at the moment and the crap he's going thru isu unreal.

    Anyway, as long as I get my fill out of it I'll dump it and run
  5. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    I think the Mini's have got progressively worse looking.
    Brown Bottle and Jezzer like this.
  6. Worse looking and too many doors on some of them. A friend has a 5 door one, it looks hideous.

    Cheers BB
  7. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Progressively less "mini" in size as well.
  8. Anh

    Anh Naim ghetto blaster

    The 10-20k bracket is interesting also ... I was reasonably successful selling my highish mileage 996 C2 privately to a genuine enthusiast, I took a £3k hit after a year of ownership, guess that's what happens when you buy from trader and sell on private ...
  9. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    I have an E39 5-series BMW.
    Recently in an immediately-adjacent parking space, was whatever the latest model 'Countryman' is - a shocker: it was c 200mm wider, at least that higher, barely 400mm shorter - and had observably less space inside for, you know, people. Very odd indeed. I looked it up - and yep, no lighter either (but with a very limited offer considerably more-tedious/constipated /dull/fragile engines)

    why do these ..things , sell?
    Ginger likes this.
  10. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    Style over substance?
  11. cutting42

    cutting42 Arrived at B4 Hacker Ergo

    No clue; there are 5 of them in our road of 16 houses. By far the most popular car here.
  12. Jezzer

    Jezzer Passionate

    Definitely a ‘lifestyle’ choice for people who are swayed by the MINI brand/image (because these monstrosities anything but ‘mini’). They’re everywhere.

    … unlike MINI ‘coupes’ (remember them?) which seem to have disappeared off the face of the earth.
  13. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    ..& good riddance to the hideous, 'cap on backwards', over-styling...
    Jezzer and stevec67 like this.
  14. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    Is the Countryman the 4wd SUV(?) style...
  15. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Yes, it's like a Range Rover with the corners sanded off. Absolutely enormous thing. With a "Mini" badge.
  16. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    Yep - funny how BMW never revived the obvious 'Maxi' nomenclature...

    * it's a Mini adventure ... just inflated to 120psi / 1700Kg.
  17. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Remarkably, they did bring back "Mini Clubman" . There was a guy at work a few years ago who had a modern Mini, I think a Countryman, in the days when there was no Clubman apart from the 70s version, people used to call it his Mini Clubman to take the mick. My, how we laughed. He didn't, used to bite every time.

    It's time they brought back Princess and Allegro. Or maybe Marina.
  18. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    Ah yes, that chubby little coupé, the BMW Fröhlich.

    …nah that’d never sell…
  19. Paul L

    Paul L coffee lounge for me

    my words too every time I see an oversized mini on the road!
  20. Mike P

    Mike P Trade: Pickwell Audio

    I had a 106 GTI for a while. Bloody brilliant thing to drive.
    Jezzer likes this.

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