Not quite as baller as RS and 458 but:
Finally taken delivery of two new cars - one for the commute and one for hauling shit around. Ordered about 3 months apart , and by sheer chance they both arrived on the same truck.
Saw an i8 in the wold for the first time today.
One of the few cars that is exactly as I expected it to look from the photos. Not better, not worse, just exactly as represented. Very cool of course, but with seriously Apple-style attitude. It did nothing to compete with the crop of Aston Martin and Ferrari but stood out in a different way.
Looks like no one has answered you, so I'll chip in. I own both the navy and charcoal versions. The cloth is very soft and quite durable (I've not seen any pilling after a year of wear). They are in rotation with about 5 other coats, and if I'm honest, I'm not sure that the shape would hold that well if I wore one exclusively. A coat that will last a couple of years and look tidy - absolutely. a coat you can pass on to your grandkids - probably not. I certainly liked mine...
Anyone got much experience using online lease companies?
I'm looking at picking up a VW Tiguan on a 3+24 month plan at about £250/month. I've always just purchased cars before now, so I'd love to know how hard it would be worth pushing to get that price down. For some reason main dealers in the UK seem hesitant to do personal lease and it works out much more expensive for my to run it through one of my side businesses.
It's funny you say that - I'll watch reviews and discus them down the pub for hours on end, but I'm just about to replace mine and I really don't feel that strongly about what I get as long as it feels like good value.
It's almost like cars exist on two planes - one abstract and one physical.
BRB - going to buy a golf cab.
It's funny, my dad is in the market for a new A5 next month, then after that I'm going to need a new car. I was looking at a used CLK or a TT (I drive 15 minutes to work, so don't need anything very comfortable), but that A3/Golf might work well.
Maybe it's an impression that was true 20 years ago, and just stays with me because I heard it so often. I've always found Golfs in particular to be hard to kill (my mother drove two when I was a kid, both hit 150,000 miles and 15 years old before we gave them away to family members). Here, at least, they hold their value better than any other small car. You could tell the rich kids at school because they turned up in second hand Golfs rather than the usual Corsa or Clio...
I actually wish VW would expand their ranges. I'd rather like to see their approach to a small convertible based on the Golf GTi, and I feel like they could do well in the slot between the £25k Passat and the £55k Phaeton. They've always made bulletproof cars that are quite understated - some kind of sleeper-executive-saloon could do quite well.