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E89 prices set to nosedive?

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:28 pm
by firebobby
The problem with the new car is ...no whippy and no wood on the dash, I think they have ruined it IMHO :lol:

E89 prices set to nosedive?

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:31 pm
by Mr Tidy
Smartbear wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:56 pm
Nanu wrote: ↑Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:53 pm
No mention of a soft or hard top and possible hybrid engine option. I suspect that if it goes soft top then the e89 will retain it's price as not everyone (Me included) likes a soft top.

I think it's a soft top
Rob
I'm pretty sure I read that somewhere too. Probably why the renderings show it with the roof down! :lol:

I'm sure I also read that the Toyota version will be a Coupe - if it's anything like the last Supra that might be the 2nd Toyota I would think of owning (GT86 being the other one)!

Interesting point that Nanu makes though, because if the new one is a soft top it isn't a direct replacement for the E89 which may well help their values.

E89 prices set to nosedive?

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:49 pm
by Vonlipvig
firebobby wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:28 pm
The problem with the new car is ...no whippy and no wood on the dash, I think they have ruined it IMHO :lol:
I'm with you on the whippy, but you're on your own with the wood dash...

E89 prices set to nosedive?

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:07 pm
by firebobby
Vonlipvig wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:49 pm
firebobby wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:28 pm
The problem with the new car is ...no whippy and no wood on the dash, I think they have ruined it IMHO :lol:
I'm with you on the whippy, but you're on your own with the wood dash...
Can't beat a bit of wood, I get plenty admiring looks from other forum members :)

E89 prices set to nosedive?

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:09 pm
by Smartbear
firebobby wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:07 pm
Vonlipvig wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:49 pm
firebobby wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:28 pm
The problem with the new car is ...no whippy and no wood on the dash, I think they have ruined it IMHO :lol:
I'm with you on the whippy, but you're on your own with the wood dash...
Can't beat a bit of wood, I get plenty admiring looks from other forum members :)
I find the same, pastry seems particularly envious :D
Rob

E89 prices set to nosedive?

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:21 pm
by MACK
Hopefully the new ones going to have a decent boot unlike the e89. That must have been a big factor in its slow sales. Surely that must have cost many more sales than a folding hard top ever won it.

E89 prices set to nosedive?

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:25 pm
by Smartbear
MACK wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:21 pm
Hopefully the new ones going to have a decent boot unlike the e89. That must have been a big factor in its slow sales. Surely that must have cost many more sales than a folding hard top ever won it.
I don't think that's a huge issue, it's still plenty big enough for a weeks luggage for two & that's ok for the sort of car it is imho :thumbsup:
Rob

E89 prices set to nosedive?

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:27 pm
by firebobby
Smartbear wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:09 pm
firebobby wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:07 pm
Vonlipvig wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:49 pm

I'm with you on the whippy, but you're on your own with the wood dash...
Can't beat a bit of wood, I get plenty admiring looks from other forum members :)
I find the same, pastry seems particularly envious :D
Rob
He admires the wood Rob :)

E89 prices set to nosedive?

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:29 pm
by MACK
Smartbear wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:25 pm
MACK wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:21 pm
Hopefully the new ones going to have a decent boot unlike the e89. That must have been a big factor in its slow sales. Surely that must have cost many more sales than a folding hard top ever won it.
I don't think that's a huge issue, it's still plenty big enough for a weeks luggage for two & that's ok for the sort of car it is imho :thumbsup:
Rob
True, but most folks when buying don't realise that. They open the boot with the roof down gasp and walk away.

E89 prices set to nosedive?

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:42 pm
by Nictrix
MACK wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:29 pm
Smartbear wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:25 pm
MACK wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:21 pm
Hopefully the new ones going to have a decent boot unlike the e89. That must have been a big factor in its slow sales. Surely that must have cost many more sales than a folding hard top ever won it.
I don't think that's a huge issue, it's still plenty big enough for a weeks luggage for two & that's ok for the sort of car it is imho :thumbsup:
Rob
True, but most folks when buying don't realise that. They open the boot with the roof down gasp and walk away.
Thats it exactly. The boot looks tiny if you open it with the roof stowed but there is still a lot of room underneath the roof, it just cant be accessed unless the roof is raised which surely most of the time is fine as you only need to get larger stuff out of the boot when you are parked up.
In 4 years we have never struggled with anything due to the size of the boot. Did have a Mini though and the boot on that was terrible.

E89 prices set to nosedive?

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:57 pm
by MACK
Nictrix wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:42 pm
MACK wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:29 pm
Smartbear wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:25 pm


I don't think that's a huge issue, it's still plenty big enough for a weeks luggage for two & that's ok for the sort of car it is imho :thumbsup:
Rob
True, but most folks when buying don't realise that. They open the boot with the roof down gasp and walk away.
Thats it exactly. The boot looks tiny if you open it with the roof stowed but there is still a lot of room underneath the roof, it just cant be accessed unless the roof is raised which surely most of the time is fine as you only need to get larger stuff out of the boot when you are parked up.
In 4 years we have never struggled with anything due to the size of the boot. Did have a Mini though and the boot on that was terrible.
We had a mini as well, makes ever other car boot feel cavernous, any more than a couple of bags down the supermarket and your dropping the back seat. Makes the e89 boot look like an estate car!

E89 prices set to nosedive?

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:37 pm
by ronk
I made my decision last august to spec my E89 as I wanted - I was aware of the new model coming but wanted best of the last .

I hope I've done the right thing.

E89 prices set to nosedive?

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:43 pm
by Smartbear
ronk wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:37 pm
I made my decision last august to spec my E89 as I wanted - I was aware of the new model coming but wanted best of the last .

I hope I've done the right thing.
Every new car hemorrages money Ron, but the important thing is the enjoyment it brings you (unless you want to sell shortly in which case you're stuffed) :P
Rob

E89 prices set to nosedive?

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:14 pm
by MACK
One thing that's a little strange is it took so long to get into production. These days it's rare a model is discontinued and its a good 2 years before the replacement starts rolling off the production line. Even the very last of the e89s will be getting on towards three years old before the new model hits full flow.

E89 prices set to nosedive?

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:26 pm
by ronk
Smartbear wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:43 pm
ronk wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:37 pm
I made my decision last august to spec my E89 as I wanted - I was aware of the new model coming but wanted best of the last .

I hope I've done the right thing.
Every new car hemorrages money Ron, but the important thing is the enjoyment it brings you (unless you want to sell shortly in which case you're stuffed) :P
Rob
I agree, the value falls like a stone - I bought my car financed from a share sale - I sold at £5.23 whithin a month of me taking delivery they'd shot up to £6.80 but at my age why worry about a bit of cash?

As you say, the enjoyment of the car comes first!