Audi R8


#42

I suspect the R8 is something you could get out of your system by hiring one for a weekend. £500 job done.


#43

But these are the reasons why it’s not a ££££££ Lambo


#44

Possibly. Need to go for a test drive and see if I like it.


#45

V10.


#46

Out of my price range. By all account V8 is very good anyway.


#47

Get the train


#48

This next one will probably provide no driving pleasure whatsoever. But will impress everyone in the pub who asks what you drive, and you reply ‘Messerschmitt’


#49

Nahhhhh. Don’t be daft. You have the ultimate sports car as it is.

I like the R8. It sounds fantastic. However , I think that it looks a bit dated already (especially the early ones).

Add in the lack of practicality( 2 seats and no boot I assume), the price of parts (only available via main dealer perhaps?) and the cost of maintenance (main dealer again I guess) and I’d give it a miss.


#50

You just described a 911.


#51

I don’t think they look dated at all!

I think you’re right thought, it’s probably be a daft move. But I feel the need to check it out. Can always get another 911


#52

Remember when you advised me to buy a Lamborghini Gallardo at £38,000 a few years back and I didn’t now look at the prices. :sob:


#53

WRONG. 911 has 4 seats and a usable boot. You can fit a large bag (think 50 inches x 40 inches in the boot, plus a few other bits, plus a bag or two on the rear seats / shelf. Plus it’ll take a roof rack.The wife and I went away in mine to Germany / Switzerland for 10 days without any problem at all luggage wise. Plus you can fit a roof rack if needs be as it has built in rack points.

Parts are easy to get via Eurocarparts, Autodoc etc etc. Porsche independents are commonplace and of a good standard.


#54

If you had bought it you’d have had to have fitted a new gear box, clutch and engine by now.


#55

I could see the logic of going for a Turbo.


#56

Have you seen the prices now?


#57

The rear seats are an instrument of torture if you put actual human beings in them.


#58

Agreed. I wasn’t suggesting otherwise. I said you can put luggage on them. They are also useful for taking a few mates 10 mins down the road to the pub, or for children upto say age 7 or 8.


#59

Who legally need to be on a car seat? Can you isofix something in?


#60

I certainly cannot talk, but I can’t see Pete getting Adam & Jim in the back of a 911, even if it is with the incentive of going to the pub!


#61

The V10s sound f’ing awesome. Go for it.