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Can you buy an everyday car that will increase in value ?

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Old Dec 6th, 2017, 09:25   #31
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Here's a few cars that I have owned or had as company cars that appear enjoy quite a following and high(ish) prices today, although prices may have already hardened/topped out for many, but they may not actually depreciate -

Ford Capri Injection Special
Ford Capri 280
Ford Escort Turbo
Ford Sierra XR4x4
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth (3 dr)
Ford Granada Ghia 4x4
Audi UR Quattro
Audi 100 Sport
Audi 90 Quattro
Volkswagen Jetta GTI 16v
Volvo 744 Turbo
Saab 900 Turbo (original)
Saab 900 Aero (original).

Not an exhaustive list, and it is quite old as most of these cars were new or quite new at the time I had them.

More up to date, I recently sold my Saab 9-5 Vector wagon and after 3 yrs use sold it for slightly more than I paid for it.

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Here's a few cars that I have owned or had as company cars that appear enjoy quite a following and high(ish) prices today, although prices may have already hardened/topped out for many, but they may not actually depreciate -

Ford Capri Injection Special
Ford Capri 280
Ford Escort Turbo
Ford Sierra XR4x4
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth (3 dr)
Ford Granada Ghia 4x4
Audi UR Quattro
Audi 100 Sport
Audi 90 Quattro
Volkswagen Jetta GTI 16v
Volvo 744 Turbo
Saab 900 Turbo (original)
Saab 900 Aero (original).

Not an exhaustive list, and it is quite old as most of these cars were new or quite new at the time I had them.

More up to date, I recently sold my Saab 9-5 Vector wagon and after 3 yrs use sold it for slightly more than I paid for it.

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Not a Ford fan, yet loved my 2.8i Capri and 2.8 ghia X Granada estate, carb version in white! Was underwhelmed by xr3s in comparison to contemporary golfs, have owned several gti over the years including g an 8v jetta gti engineering Richard Lloyd car, hoot!! Nice to see another Saab fan, I have owned almost every variation of c900, used to run Saab or Volvo exclusively as my own car for years, 900 Aero fpt felt like an absolute rocket back in the day..

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Not a Ford fan, yet loved my 2.8i Capri and 2.8 ghia X Granada estate, carb version in white!
Drove the Fords (all new) because I was given them as company cars, I've also had -

Ford Bronco
Ford F150/F350
Ford Crown Victoria
Ford Mondeo ST24
Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1 1.8
Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk2 1.8
Volkswagen Golf GTI Supercharged
Vauxhall Senator 3.0
Vauxhall Carlton GSi.

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Drove the Fords (all new) because I was given them as company cars, I've also had -

Ford Bronco
Ford F150/F350
Ford Crown Victoria
Ford Mondeo ST24
Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk1 1.8
Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk2 1.8
Volkswagen Golf GTI Supercharged
Vauxhall Senator 3.0
Vauxhall Carlton GSi.

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Now your talking with the big Vauxhalls. I had a 3.0 senator, a v6 calibra, a brace of Carlton cdxi, a brace of omega v6 and a glorious 1966 3.3 viscount, plus many of the smaller models. How did you find the golfs. I maintain the mk2 big bumper 16v gti is the best of the older breed, although I owned two with vr6 conversions. Properly quick!!
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I'm hoping that my Peugeot 407 coupe will start to increase in value, it has less than 23k on the clock at the moment, I only do about 1k a year with it now.
I'm led to believe that only 52 of my particular car were imported into the country.
Probably won't be going up much in my lifetime.
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Now your talking with the big Vauxhalls. I had a 3.0 senator, a v6 calibra, a brace of Carlton cdxi, a brace of omega v6 and a glorious 1966 3.3 viscount, plus many of the smaller models. How did you find the golfs. I maintain the mk2 big bumper 16v gti is the best of the older breed, although I owned two with vr6 conversions. Properly quick!!
My favourite Golf had to be my supercharged Mk2 in Tornado Red, huge (s) spec, built by Mike Spence Motorsport in Berkshire. The 16v (my Jetta 16v was Helios Blue) was ok, but you had to be revving it for any advantage over the 8v.

Although I did enjoy my MK1 1.8 in Mars Red, bit of a roller skate - my 205GTI 1.9 was pretty good though, probably one of the best was my Citroen BX16v in white - a very rare sight today.

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My favourite Golf had to be my supercharged Mk2 in Tornado Red, huge (s) spec, built by Mike Spence Motorsport in Berkshire. The 16v (my Jetta 16v was Helios Blue) was ok, but you had to be revving it for any advantage over the 8v.

Although I did enjoy my MK1 1.8 in Mars Red, bit of a roller skate - my 205GTI 1.9 was pretty good though, probably one of the best was my Citroen BX16v in white - a very rare sight today.

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Owned a brace of bx tzd estates, a zx vokcane tdi, xm 2.5tdi estate, a dyane, an ax diesel and a series one cx2400 gti. Would have loved a bx 16v gti, drove a 405 mi16 and it handled wonderfully. Someone mentioned 407 coupe...criminally undervalued and probably my next car....
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My favourite Golf had to be my supercharged Mk2 in Tornado Red, huge (s) spec, built by Mike Spence Motorsport in Berkshire. The 16v (my Jetta 16v was Helios Blue) was ok, but you had to be revving it for any advantage over the 8v.

Although I did enjoy my MK1 1.8 in Mars Red, bit of a roller skate - my 205GTI 1.9 was pretty good though, probably one of the best was my Citroen BX16v in white - a very rare sight today.

Jon.
i agree in re 16v being pretty indiscernible from 8v in normal use, but wen they were on cam they flew, had many flat out in fifth when i was young and daft. the supercharged one sounds fantastic, i think you did get a lhd golf rallye with the g60 supercharged engine? mate had a corrado g60 with tweaked blower and it was quick.

i owned e36 m3 evo, porsche 928 s4, fiat coupe 20v turbo and various quick saabs and volvos but i always remember my second vr6 engined mk2 golf being the quickest, most useable fast car i owned in feel anyway. it had a slightly tuned corrado 2.9 vr6, full mk3 front clip with big brakes , 5 stud wheels etc, it was a proper expensive conversion and just looked like a standard 16v down to the badges. if i recall, it put out abour 220hp and a load of torque, but that is PLENTY in a golf!!

i have always fancied finding a clean mk3 golf vr6 for a daily smoker, i think they were only around 180hp but big engine, small car is always a nice, relaxed feeling of power...
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i agree in re 16v being pretty indiscernible from 8v in normal use, but wen they were on cam they flew, had many flat out in fifth when i was young and daft. the supercharged one sounds fantastic, i think you did get a lhd golf rallye with the g60 supercharged engine?
My Golf wasn't a Rallye, it was a custom build with a B & M Supercharger and a host of other mods that doubled the price of the car ! I have to make do these days with my Porsche built 500E with just over 300bhp, and of course my 300CE.

I was a member of the team that launched the Coupe Fiat in the UK, was very familiar with all the derivatives.

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