£45k is into 991 territory , decent gen2 997 should be got easily for £32k/£36kChris1712 wrote: ↑Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:17 amYep for sure the F Type would be newer, but I don't really care about age/mileage just that the car is 'better' and I can afford it's amortised running costs over X miles / years.Z4M-2006 wrote: ↑Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:56 pmWhat kinda year are you buying in 997 C4s for £45k.. Maybe 10 plate?..... Would the F type be 4/5 years newer with lower mileage ?
Late 997's are something i dont really look at,i cant see value in them really. Conversely i can see a lot of value in an early 997,lovely looking car that can be bought for under £20k with sensible miles.
I have a spreadsheet for all costs, and add new cars/columns all the time to see what my budget allows.
My 35iS looks like this:
Per mile £0.91
Fuel per mile £0.19
Tax per mile £0.05
Service/Warranty per mile £0.09
Depreciation per mile £0.55
R8 V8 S-Tronic looks like this:
Per mile £1.20
Fuel per mile £0.25
Tax per mile £0.08
Service/Warranty per mile £0.18
Depreciation per mile £0.60
So affordable but pushing it, the warranty is what kills the R8 for me. Over £100 a month I wonder if it's really worth it or I should take the risk myself.
I see half your running costs are from depreciation ?
A 997 of either gen if bought wisely would avoid most if not all that cost