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Daily or Boys Toy?

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Daily or Boys Toy

Daily
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37%
Boys Toy
73
63%
 
Total votes: 116

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Post by tomoz4white » Fri May 26, 2023 8:22 am

It would be interesting to see the percentage split of 'daily users' and 'boys toy users'... Pardon the expression, but my Zed is a 'Sunday Car', hence the low mileage at 36,000.

The poll for this one devired from the low and high mileage threads.

Be interesting....🤔
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Post by tomoz4white » Fri May 26, 2023 8:23 am

Or Girls Toy... 👍

You get the drift...
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Post by Argyll Andy » Fri May 26, 2023 9:16 am

Boys toy, under 2 yrs old, haven’t driven it at all for 5+ weeks (more I just can’t remember :lol:) but just about 17k

Only used for forum runs and trips away so sorry Tom, I don’t agree that Boys Toys = low mileage :rofl:

I agree with TOMGREEN413, that irrespective of type of ownership they should be driven :driving:

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    Post by Rldee007 » Fri May 26, 2023 9:19 am

    I try to split the driving between my cars.
    I have a Fiat Panda 100HP on 101k and the E85 is on 118k.
    I just drive what I feel or need to on the day. Both cars are fun and the driving dynamic is different and entertaining.

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    Post by tomoz4white » Fri May 26, 2023 10:56 am

    Interesting results so far.... After 100 votes in, my guess is 'daily' at 55%, 'boys toys' at 45%🤔
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    Post by tomoz4white » Fri May 26, 2023 10:59 am

    Would everyone agree that E89 and G29 cars are most likely to have more daily's? I should have included that in the poll....

    Regardless, it will be interesting to see the results across the 3 versions.
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    Post by SqerrNipz » Fri May 26, 2023 11:12 am

    I’ve gone with ‘toy’ as generally I use the X1 for my daily, if the weather’s s**t or for family trips etc. However if the sun’s out then I’ll take any opportunity to drive the Z4. Makes for a much more enjoyable drive to work and gives me something to look forward to if I have a bad day!
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    Post by Pondrew » Fri May 26, 2023 11:14 am

    tomoz4white wrote: Fri May 26, 2023 8:23 am Or Girls Toy...
    That generally has nothing to do with cars, IME. :lol:
    All good things come to those who wait. I'm really impatient which explains a lot.

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    Post by Pondrew » Fri May 26, 2023 11:20 am

    tomoz4white wrote: Fri May 26, 2023 10:59 am Would everyone agree that E89 and G29 cars are most likely to have more daily's?
    G29 yes maybe. Only because they are that much more expensive and newer. Not many people IMO will spend £40-50k on a Sunday car and if they do, would guess more likely to be something a little more exotic.
    All good things come to those who wait. I'm really impatient which explains a lot.

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    Post by Argyll Andy » Fri May 26, 2023 11:22 am

    Pondrew wrote: Fri May 26, 2023 11:20 am
    tomoz4white wrote: Fri May 26, 2023 10:59 am Would everyone agree that E89 and G29 cars are most likely to have more daily's?
    G29 yes maybe. Only because they are that much more expensive and newer. Not many people IMO will spend £40-50k on a Sunday car and if they do, would guess more likely to be something a little more exotic.
    I like to be different :D

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      Post by True-Blue » Fri May 26, 2023 11:25 am

      All my Z’s have been weekend cars, apart from the Mrs project shoestring which she used as a daily while she had it.

      Now looking to cut the fleet to two, so whatever replaces the E89 will effectively be a daily, although won’t be used every day as the Mrs can only drive 50% of the time.
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      Post by Pondrew » Fri May 26, 2023 11:32 am

      Argyll Andy wrote: Fri May 26, 2023 11:22 am I like to be different
      You and Paul (PVR) are the rich kids! There's always a couple on every forum! :D :poke:
      All good things come to those who wait. I'm really impatient which explains a lot.

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      Post by tomoz4white » Fri May 26, 2023 12:15 pm

      Pondrew wrote: Fri May 26, 2023 11:20 am
      tomoz4white wrote: Fri May 26, 2023 10:59 am Would everyone agree that E89 and G29 cars are most likely to have more daily's?
      G29 yes maybe. Only because they are that much more expensive and newer. Not many people IMO will spend £40-50k on a Sunday car and if they do, would guess more likely to be something a little more exotic.
      I agree, the daily's percentage will be driven upwards in view of that... After all the collective results are in, I will kick off the same poll in a few weeks for just E85/E86 owners 👍
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      Post by tomoz4white » Fri May 26, 2023 12:18 pm

      Pondrew wrote: Fri May 26, 2023 11:14 am
      tomoz4white wrote: Fri May 26, 2023 8:23 am Or Girls Toy...
      That generally has nothing to do with cars, IME. :lol:
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      Post by Zedebee » Fri May 26, 2023 12:48 pm

      Now I have an electric car, I have promoted the e85 from “boy’s toy” to “resilience” for when my primary means of transport runs out of batteries or won’t go the distance. :rofl:
      I would be happy to run my 20 year old roadster as a daily, much happier in fact than running the 10 year old TR7 convertible (same colour, fancy that) which was my actual daily back in the day.
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