Top Gear Monday evening: the guys had £6,995 to spend on the UK’s cheapest car, a Nissan Pixo or something. They said, hang on, what’s available second hand for the same money?
Answer? A Mercedes CL600 V12 2 door coupe:
and a BMW 850 Ci V8 2 door coupe:
For less than £7,000 or $12,000 ! I’ve never been aware of the BMW 850 before, but I fell instantly in love. I want one.
But another web site showed close ups of the chosen car – bit tatty. Broken grille, paint damage, deteriorating rubbers, oily engine etc. But I’m sure if you paid a bit more you’d get a good one. The Merc? Looked good, but all Mercs look the same and they’re common around here. No thanks.
I wonder if you could go to the UK, buy a car, tour around in it for two or three months, put it into storage with a friend, go home, go back after the required 12 months of ownership and bring it home tax free? I can dream.
A V12 version is available too.
Expensive to service and fix though.
Btw, that was Series 17, episode 3 which went to air in Britain in 2011. We only get it at the end of 2013.