I'm just starting rather a busy period in my life - just starting a dream housebuild in Kent, so am gonna be cash rich for about a year, so am able to buy pretty much any car I want at the moment. Start on return from Oz in Jan, and hope to finish Sept/October.
I don't want to buy a car and sell it in a year's time and lose a load of cash in depreciation. I may end up having to sell it next year (end of summar/Autumn) anyway to finance the completion of the house, but if poss I'll try and keep the car, whatever it is. So while I have the cash, I want something special as I may not be able to afford it after that! Wedding to follow housebuild!
Thanks alot for all your pearls of wisdom. Like most S/RS cars, I know I'll love it as soon as I get in it. I earn a tad more than BigMan, and get fuel paid for with work so the finances of purchasing and fueling not an issue. It's merely the large bills arriving out of the blue. Not sure what my reaction would be taking it in for a service to see a bill well into 4 digits.
However if I'm careful and keep the car only for a year I may not get any of them!! Although I hear you say, I wont want to sell it then...
I agree about the ownership issue. Been in a lot of cars for tests, but you always go mental dont you? Not your usual day-to-day driving. A friend had a RS6 new in 2003 and thought it awesome. He sold it for a 997 C4, and has now sold that for a RR Supercharged Sport. He still hankers after the audi though due to build quality and semi-practicality. He only keeps his cars for one year.
As before will have a long think whilst supping my beers on the beach on Xmas Day ! Will also consider how to broach the subject with the missus - she thinks I'm spending abt £20k on a B6 S4 or B5 RS4 at the moment.
All the best...