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Alongside your Emira, what would be YOUR perfect 2 Car Garage?


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Forget about your wife and family for a minute,. This about YOU and what you want as your 2 forever cars.

£100,000/$124,000 maximum budget. It can be a second hand car - you can link to it.

I actually don't think mine is the other Emira, if any Lotus was it, it would be an Exige 4xx Sport.

However, I would still like something half-practical but I can't stomach a full electric car right.

Umm. 

I'll go for the black-black RS6 Avant with Pan roof. £100k on the nose.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202106264292742

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Another Emira.

Oh, wait... :lol:

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One V6 and a 4 cylinder to keep it company?

Or more likely an emira for most of the time  and evora gt430 for special trips.

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Being a past owner of a Alfa 147 GTA many years ago. Three years ownership from new and never a ounce of trouble and always put a smile on my face. It would have to be one of these, the Giulia GTA, looked stunning in the flesh at the festival of Speed.

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Nope. However, I do think I have just has another taste of my breakfast again which I finished several minutes ago.

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The 540ix is a great choice, but if money was no object for me it would have to be the Alpina B5. Rare, classy, understated, practical but bloomin quick and way cooler than an RS6 🙂 Only downside with both the RS6 and the B5 is that they might make an Emira feel slow.

 

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I'd go the opposite direction on these choices, since the Emira would be the fast / really fun / sports car, I'd be looking at something with a different brief altogether.  The german marques don't hold any interest for me whatsoever, so I'd probably be looking at a Lexus RX450h or perhaps a Jaguar i-Pace - seen a few around and they look quite smart, though I know very little about them!

 

 

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21 hours ago, scotty435 said:

Being a past owner of a Alfa 147 GTA many years ago. Three years ownership from new and never a ounce of trouble and always put a smile on my face. It would have to be one of these, the Giulia GTA, looked stunning in the flesh at the festival of Speed.

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Yes BUT over £100k!!

If it was less I would be looking at it myself. Stunning car.

21 hours ago, Gashead1105 said:

I'm impressed by your continuing efforts to generate traffic given the ongoing lack of new information on the Emira.

 

Ha, yeah, got to keep the spirits up.   

If I don't come on here I have to spend more time chatting with the missus or helping her cool.

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6 hours ago, freefall_junkie said:

 Only downside with both the RS6 and the B5 is that they might make an Emira feel slow.

Fair point actually but they will at least be far more anaesthetic.

 

1 hour ago, TomE said:

, so I can have a practical sportscar (Emira) and a pared-back driving machine (Exige).

Yeah, I might still go this way Tom at some point late next year if I feel the 4CYL does not cut it as a track car. 

The thing is, for me, the i4 Emira actually looks incredible value and at least £20k cheaper than a second hand 410 Sport even.

24 minutes ago, glen8 said:

That leaves me £50k for hookers, coke and booze 😎

Thank god you won't waste it. 👍

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Can I just keep my beater Swift Sport from the long long ago? It's small, quick, fun, I can trash it around, and it's worth nothing so I don't mind all the door dents and scratches from taking it into town. And if I crash it into a tree, who cares?

Then I can use the money to actually build a garage!

If I can't keep my Swift Sport for this thought exercise... maybe still keep the money to build the garage, and let my girl park her car in the second spot? Incidentally, also an aging quick Swift 😂

Still no? OK then. Probably RS6 or E63S. Not sure about sedan or station.

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On 02/09/2021 at 17:54, scotty435 said:

Being a past owner of a Alfa 147 GTA many years ago. Three years ownership from new and never a ounce of trouble and always put a smile on my face. It would have to be one of these, the Giulia GTA, looked stunning in the flesh at the festival of Speed.

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I have never been a massive Alfa fan, but that is stunning.

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That would look good on any driveway, even if it can't fly. 

There is a fighter jet at Brooklands in Weybridge that you can sit in.

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Emira + last of the line Disco4 would be a superb combo.

no question the D4 will be recognised as an absolute design classic in the future, and despite not being tactile like a lotus - a real event to drive. 😎

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Id probably keep my RX7 as it’s a childhood dream car for me. The MR2 slot is being replaced by the V6 Emira, so that and the RX7 (and the little MX5) would be the garage. However I have been growing quite fond of the Elise and the GR Yaris. So (sticking with the £100k budget) I’d probably have an Elise 250 cup or 240 Sport, with a GR Yaris and the Emira! 

If it had to be limited to just 2 cars, then it’s a tough one. I don’t need practicality so probably an AMG Emira (as a daily) with something like this (Exige Final Edition) https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11637078  

Either that, or the V6 Emira with a GR Yaris  

 

 

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12 hours ago, mik said:

Disco4

Pet Shop Boys album?  Interesting combo :)

40 minutes ago, Wake said:

something like this (Exige Final Edition) https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11637078  

Yeah, sweet. That would be similar to my dream Lotus set-up. We will see.

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On 03/09/2021 at 10:28, freefall_junkie said:

The 540ix is a great choice, but if money was no object for me it would have to be the Alpina B5. Rare, classy, understated, practical but bloomin quick and way cooler than an RS6 🙂 Only downside with both the RS6 and the B5 is that they might make an Emira feel slow.

 

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Totally agree! I can't say I haven't already thought about how to get the funds for it. ;) 

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On 04/09/2021 at 00:27, mik said:

Emira + last of the line Disco4 would be a superb combo.

no question the D4 will be recognised as an absolute design classic in the future, and despite not being tactile like a lotus - a real event to drive. 😎

Here is a D4 you could live with/in for sale in A/T at £97500 🤔

 

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If I had a combined 170k to spend and wouldn't have to think about a family car, I wouldn't get a Emira+something. Instead I'd get a manual Ferrari F430 with the challenge wheels, a tan or white interior in either red or blue. Or have a F1 converted to manual. I think both can be done within the budget ;)

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16 minutes ago, IwantOne said:

Instead I'd get a manual Ferrari F430 with the challenge wheels

I did look at this, and a 458.  It was bloody close but in the end a few factors made the decision easier.

  • For the same price I went with 2 Emiras. - one V6 for the road and the i4 for the track/thrashing
  • Brand new cars! Not 2012 or even older for the 430 (at the budget)
  • Nice new warranties 
  • Less stress worrying about driving it and parking it  (very real trauma if you have ever owned a supercar)
  • Also rare an initially will be super rare and nobody will have a clue what it is
  • Dealer is 25 minutes from me
  • Running costs might be anywhere from a 1/3rd to 1/5th of the Ferraris

Against all that, I see the two Ferraris getting to £200k in my lifetime so there is that to consider. Love to buy one anyway and bring it out on special days and events but what is the point in that anyway!

 

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