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back in the uk for a few weeks at the end of the month & fancied treating myself to something nice for a few days. Maybe not a Ferrari but probably a range rover sport, cayenne or an M5 / M3 ( has to be a 4 seater for the family) - fancy blowing a grand on something nice for a week - extravagant but so bloody what.

Anyone know of any deals etc or got any links

Derby area / midlands ideally.

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back in the uk for a few weeks at the end of the month & fancied treating myself to something nice for a few days. Maybe not a Ferrari but probably a range rover sport, cayenne or an M5 / M3 ( has to be a 4 seater for the family) - fancy blowing a grand on something nice for a week - extravagant but so bloody what.

Anyone know of any deals etc or got any links

Derby area / midlands ideally.

Looked at a Bently Continental for a weekend (GFs dream car). Was £2K for the weekend. Too much for me.

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your issue round there is going to be that most of those cars are rented out one particular demographic, who drive them like utter cockends around certain religious festivals and weddings. Putting the cost stratospheric as they regularly total them.

I'd say if you are over 30 etc and you want a nice car (the stuff you've mentioned are not really supercars, even if they are 'super' cars) then try the main renters - they might not be as expensive as you'd think.

But be prepared for a shock if you try hiring around a festival time.....

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Used those people once 4 years ago

bespokes.co.uk

Got a TVR Tuscan for 4 days, went to France over the week end, nice hotels to compliment the trip.

One of my best memory with the (now) wife.

Will probably do it again one of those days but will certainly leave the kids behind....

Do it but do it with 'the car' you want, no comprimise and you wont forget it!

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One day I'm going to rent a '64 Ford Mustang and take my wife on a road trip through Arizona and New Mexico, it's been a dream for some time now.

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The sensation of speed is all relative to the size, weight and power of the car that you are driving and how windy the roads are. Hire a Volkswagen Lupo GTI and drive it on windy roads in the highlands of Scotland and save yourself some money :)

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The sensation of speed is all relative to the size, weight and power of the car that you are driving and how windy the roads are. Hire a Volkswagen Lupo GTI and drive it on windy roads in the highlands of Scotland and save yourself some money :)

Like crossing the Tay Bridge in a luton van then?

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August 2001 - San Francisco to Las Vegas in a red Dodge Viper 8ltr V10 (400bhp)..... Happy Days... B)

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One day I'm going to rent a '64 Ford Mustang and take my wife on a road trip through Arizona and New Mexico, it's been a dream for some time now.

I just sold a 66 fastback that I bought in the states when I lived there. Love those cars. You may want to consider buying the Mustang if you are going to do the whole route 66 etc. You could then ship back to the UK or sell and if you do it right pay for the whole trip.

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A ton of companies rent sports cars these days, best bet is to pick up Evo magazine or similar and check out the back pages for rates and locations.
But before you commit too early, check they are still in business and who you are paying your deposit to - these are going bust on an almost weekly basis.....

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But before you commit too early, check they are still in business and who you are paying your deposit to - these are going bust on an almost weekly basis.....

so buy their sell off stock!! :lol:

you could just buy a supercar ish type car. bmw m3 tvr cerbera griffiff lotus elise (for handling) lotus esprit older 911s audi rs4s can all be had for around 10-12k then sell it for less than the rental amount your looking to spend

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so buy their sell off stock!! :lol:

you could just buy a supercar ish type car. bmw m3 tvr cerbera griffiff lotus elise (for handling) lotus esprit older 911s audi rs4s can all be had for around 10-12k then sell it for less than the rental amount your looking to spend

yes, that's easy. Now if you go and spend £10-12K on any of those cars without being a specialist mechanic and I will buy it off you after the weekend for £600 less PROVIDED it passes my (and my mechanic's inspection).

There is virtually no chance for them - except for a Rover V8 TVR or an E36 M3 Evo or maybe a K series Elise - and even then you have a very good chance of buying a whole crock of very expensive shti. So you can buy a 911 for £10K-£12K - you could bankrupt yourself on a bad one - or at least easily spend what you paid for it on it just to make it 'OK'.

[or you could get very lucky, both in not buying a lemon and finding a mug to take it off you - in which case, become an estate agent.... you can sell anything !]

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I drove one recently and although it performs really well it left me a little cold. Too little character like an overblown TT.

What do you think about the styling? It seems people love it or hate it.

Slower than expected at VMax - I think the engine valves get coked up.

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August 2001 - San Francisco to Las Vegas in a red Dodge Viper 8ltr V10 (400bhp)..... Happy Days... B)

400 horse power out of an 8 litre???...........................thats f*ckin pathetic!

BMW squeezed 1500bhp out of a 1.5 litre engine.

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400 horse power out of an 8 litre???...........................thats f*ckin pathetic!

BMW squeezed 1500bhp out of a 1.5 litre engine.

its the torque thats crazy on a viper, it will pull in 6th from 1100rpm, mid range is insane too

also really cheap to run (other than gas)

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I just sold a 66 fastback that I bought in the states when I lived there. Love those cars. You may want to consider buying the Mustang if you are going to do the whole route 66 etc. You could then ship back to the UK or sell and if you do it right pay for the whole trip.

Make sure you do the trip the "right" way! A 49 State model may not sell in California, due to the strict emission laws there!

Would like to try that journey someday... :rolleyes:

66 Fastback! Very nice! I've had later model Mustangs, the boxy ones, look like a big Ford Escort! Not so handsome then,

but nice V8, and 30mpg on a run, but not when you pop down to the supermarket! :(

I looked into hiring a "posh" car for a holiday trip, nothing supercar, but more than a Mondeo! I didn't think £400+/day to

be very reasonable. :(

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Definitely an Ariel Atom but make sure its the top of the range super charged version, the others arent so quick in my opinion at least thats what I thought when I was ragging my car round Snetterton on a track day. Either that or the drivers werent pushing their cars.

The Atom would be purely for the driving experience. If I hired an R8 or a DB9, part of it would be because I think both of them look the dogs bits.

I'm currently running around in an aged Pug, so any of the three would be the best thing I'd ever driven :lol:

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yes, that's easy. Now if you go and spend £10-12K on any of those cars without being a specialist mechanic and I will buy it off you after the weekend for £600 less PROVIDED it passes my (and my mechanic's inspection).

There is virtually no chance for them - except for a Rover V8 TVR or an E36 M3 Evo or maybe a K series Elise - and even then you have a very good chance of buying a whole crock of very expensive shti. So you can buy a 911 for £10K-£12K - you could bankrupt yourself on a bad one - or at least easily spend what you paid for it on it just to make it 'OK'.

[or you could get very lucky, both in not buying a lemon and finding a mug to take it off you - in which case, become an estate agent.... you can sell anything !]

Funny that you should mention the K series Elise as a buy cheap at the moment. Someone came to the door the other day asking if I was interested in selling the Exige. The Exige not being for sale I suggested that he should look for a cheap Elise, replace the suspension as necessary and when he felt the need for more power install a Honda engine. He reckoned that he had thought about it but that Elises seemd to have taken a jump in price recently. Might have something to do with the recent hot spell.

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Funny that you should mention the K series Elise as a buy cheap at the moment. Someone came to the door the other day asking if I was interested in selling the Exige. The Exige not being for sale I suggested that he should look for a cheap Elise, replace the suspension as necessary and when he felt the need for more power install a Honda engine. He reckoned that he had thought about it but that Elises seemd to have taken a jump in price recently. Might have something to do with the recent hot spell.

Better invest in a modern SLK. If you can live with the hairdresser image.Mrs.P's 1,8 engined manual can manage 50mpg when driven carefully (i.e. by me) and still saw 148mph on the Autobahn.A trip across the Alps to Monaco was a revelation. Generally speaking Merc's dont break,and it has depreciated about £6k in 3 years,so less than £40 a week,about the cost of 20 woodbines a day.

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