Have 35is prices bottomed out yet?

Specific discussion about the E89 2009 Z4 (sDrive35is, sDrive35i, sDrive30i, sDrive23i)
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Have 35is prices bottomed out yet?

Post by sunnydays » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:29 pm

Chris1712 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:05 pm
I only do about 8k a year, so won't take a bath on it until the wrong side of 50k I think. Regardless I fancy a change, purely for the sake of change! Then again on paper, I can't find anything that properly beats it without spending north of 40 grand on something, which is a bit scary tbh.

Fingers crossed :driving:. It actually does occupy somewhat of a sweet spot, everyday driveability and reasonable running costs but then loony noise and torque with the roof down. A Boxster S is a lot more money to run, for not a lot more character (if any) and anything more interesting than that is £LOL to run (R8, F-Type R, 911 etc.).

I'm thinking instead to spend 10-15k on a Caterham and grab a runaround for boring duties.
I changed for the sake of changing, and then came back lol! The 35is is a hard car to beat especially for the money they go for. The R8 (4.2) is an awfully dull drive. Imo the closest competitor to the 35is is the 4.7 V8 Vantage, that's really worth a look, but the SS auto box is not great, it isn't as fast on the straights, But it is one hell of a place to be, feels so special.
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Post by IRD » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:17 pm

In the end. It’s down to what your priorities are, personal choice and of course your finances. Over the years I have changed my cars many times, largely because I simply fancied a change. My wife is always impressed by my reasoning behind the decision to change. She reckons I lie so convincingly I should have been a politician. At times I even believe it myself. I have forgotten how many times I have said “this is a keeper, I am going to hang on to it.” :oops:

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Post by Silverstar » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:08 pm

IRD wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:17 pm
In the end. It’s down to what your priorities are, personal choice and of course your finances. Over the years I have changed my cars many times, largely because I simply fancied a change. My wife is always impressed by my reasoning behind the decision to change. She reckons I lie so convincingly I should have been a politician. At times I even believe it myself. I have forgotten how many times I have said “this is a keeper, I am going to hang on to it.” :oops:
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Post by mcbutler » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:48 pm

Who cares, cars are never a 'good investment' no matter what you buy, age, mileage you are going to lose and spend money hand over fist. So pick a car, buy it - drive it - enjoy it.....
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Post by Z4M-2006 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:55 pm

I bought a 2010 35is for £15,250 with 61k on nearly 5 years ago,so they arent doing that bad considering.

I had loads of stuff since my 35is.. Jaguar XKR,Couple of Mercedes C63's, Nissan 370z GT,GTR,981 Cayman and currently have a Jaguar F type.

All different and all great in different ways..

I really rated my 35is,i thought it was a stonking car at the time but time and tech moves on...

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Post by Huzee4 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:01 pm

Silverstar wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:08 pm
IRD wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:17 pm
In the end. It’s down to what your priorities are, personal choice and of course your finances. Over the years I have changed my cars many times, largely because I simply fancied a change. My wife is always impressed by my reasoning behind the decision to change. She reckons I lie so convincingly I should have been a politician. At times I even believe it myself. I have forgotten how many times I have said “this is a keeper, I am going to hang on to it.” :oops:
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
That sounds so familiar !
I’m on my final warning and have to angle the laptop away from Mrs H when I’m looking at car porn and pretend I’m just looking at porn :rofl:

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Post by Mavster » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:42 pm

Z4M-2006 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:55 pm
I bought a 2010 35is for £15,250 with 61k on nearly 5 years ago,so they arent doing that bad considering.

I had loads of stuff since my 35is.. Jaguar XKR,Couple of Mercedes C63's, Nissan 370z GT,GTR,981 Cayman and currently have a Jaguar F type.

All different and all great in different ways..

I really rated my 35is,i thought it was a stonking car at the time but time and tech moves on...

That's prob the price that car would sell for today also,.... sorry if that was your point there ;)
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Post by Z4M-2006 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:32 pm

Yea it was

Lol...

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Post by john-e89 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:35 pm

Z4M-2006 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:32 pm
Yea it was

Lol...
Thoughts on the F type....??
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Post by Z4M-2006 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:05 pm

Nice

Quick, very quick actually and comfortable.

Frugal enough to run for what it is .

It’s not a sports car, more of a GT and it does that job well..

Standard seats are a bit poor,support is lacking..
infotainment is ok, car has Meridian upgrade..
Pan roof gives cabin a decent airy feel, sounds good too..

Gearbox is lovely, 8 speed works well

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Post by john-e89 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:15 pm

The boot, or lack of, always put me off them, shame really.
Massey Ferguson 718 GTS....what were they thinking.....and yet I still bought one..... :oops:
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Post by Chris1712 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:16 pm

The F Type R seems the fastest / most sensible follow up to my 35iS. Over 500bhp, awd and 2 year warranty for 40k? Bargain that. Just worried it’s a bit too similar to the E89 in its character, ie mostly refined but a shoutyy if weighty muscle car / cruiser more than a sports car.

I’d really like to try something mid engined.
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Post by IRD » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:22 pm

Huzee4 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:01 pm
Silverstar wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:08 pm
IRD wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:17 pm
In the end. It’s down to what your priorities are, personal choice and of course your finances. Over the years I have changed my cars many times, largely because I simply fancied a change. My wife is always impressed by my reasoning behind the decision to change. She reckons I lie so convincingly I should have been a politician. At times I even believe it myself. I have forgotten how many times I have said “this is a keeper, I am going to hang on to it.” :oops:
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
That sounds so familiar !
I’m on my final warning and have to angle the laptop away from Mrs H when I’m looking at car porn and pretend I’m just looking at porn :rofl:
The giveaway my wife tells me is when I start to buy copies of Whatcar! She knows then the finances are likely to take a hit in the not too distant future. Now she has tipped me off I’ll have to make sure I focus on the Internet. :!:

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Post by john-e89 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:33 pm

Huzee4 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:01 pm
Silverstar wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:08 pm
IRD wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:17 pm
In the end. It’s down to what your priorities are, personal choice and of course your finances. Over the years I have changed my cars many times, largely because I simply fancied a change. My wife is always impressed by my reasoning behind the decision to change. She reckons I lie so convincingly I should have been a politician. At times I even believe it myself. I have forgotten how many times I have said “this is a keeper, I am going to hang on to it.” :oops:
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
That sounds so familiar !
I’m on my final warning and have to angle the laptop away from Mrs H when I’m looking at car porn and pretend I’m just looking at porn :rofl:
:rofl: :rofl:

Soooooooo familiar...... :lol: :oops:
Massey Ferguson 718 GTS....what were they thinking.....and yet I still bought one..... :oops:
M roady
E89 35is
MR2 mk 2

Just too many toys.....

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Post by Cees Klumper » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:13 am

mcbutler wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:48 pm
Who cares, cars are never a 'good investment' no matter what you buy, age, mileage you are going to lose and spend money hand over fist. So pick a car, buy it - drive it - enjoy it.....
Not always, I lucked out with my '69 Mercedes convertible that more than doubled in value over the 20 years I've owned it. Oh wait, inflation? :roll:
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