Which 'budget' Bond car would you choose from?

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  • JoshuaJoshua Posts: 1,003MI6 Agent
    I am saving for to buy a car. I have not got yet the monies i need to buy the car. I have looked on the internet before at James Bond cars. I saw this for sale but I think I will need to save more monies to buy it!

    https://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/aston+martin/db5/257441
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  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,435MI6 Agent
    I remember once my Brother's Saab 900 rolled down the small hill outside our house. It hit a perimeter wall !
    The wall fell down, ...... The Saab was unscathed ! :D
    I always coveted the saab 900 Turbo as a boy, my favourite was the carlsson limited edition, fantastic, unfortunately my experience with the marque was not good, I had a saab 93 2.0t convertible aero, I loved the car but I had to replace the engine twice, first time it went was just 23 miles after collecting it from the dealer, it never felt right after the first engine swaps.
    Mine was the same as the pic below but in blue with a blue soft top
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    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • jamesm123jamesm123 LondonPosts: 182MI6 Agent
    I had a BMW Z3 last year. A 2.8 litre straight 6 engine it went like sheeite off a shovel! Such a great car. I bought it for a road trip holiday that involved driving from London to Troyes, then to Lake Annecy, up over the Alps and down to the Italian & French Riviera before sticking it on the car train back to Paris. Unfortunately it wasn't metallic blue, rather a dark green. Gutted I sold it! It only cost me £2500, I may have to get another :)
  • DB6DB6 EnglandPosts: 1,081MI6 Agent
    jamesm123 wrote:
    I had a BMW Z3 last year. A 2.8 litre straight 6 engine it went like sheeite off a shovel! Such a great car. I bought it for a road trip holiday that involved driving from London to Troyes, then to Lake Annecy, up over the Alps and down to the Italian & French Riviera before sticking it on the car train back to Paris. Unfortunately it wasn't metallic blue, rather a dark green. Gutted I sold it! It only cost me £2500, I may have to get another :)

    Sounds like fun! Thats a bargain Bond car by the sound of it :)
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  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,151MI6 Agent
    I'd like a Z3, but not so much because of the Bond connections; more because you can make it into one of these:

    http://www.grassbank.co.uk/urban

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  • DB6DB6 EnglandPosts: 1,081MI6 Agent
    Nice, thanks for sharing that looks amazing - although I suspect the conversion may be a little over a 'budget car'!!
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  • Dirty PunkerDirty Punker ...Your Eyes Only, darling."Posts: 2,586MI6 Agent
    edited April 2018
    Well, curiously a Miata can be made into a car with a Bond connection...
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    Even a 240Z has been made into one
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    Is that one of those little red Italian things? :D
    a reasonable rate of return
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,435MI6 Agent
    Not particularly interesting but bond related and relevant to this thread, I'm currently negotiating to buy a qos limited edition Alfa Romeo 159, all being well I should be collecting it a week on Saturday.
    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • DB6DB6 EnglandPosts: 1,081MI6 Agent
    Chriscoop wrote:
    Not particularly interesting but bond related and relevant to this thread, I'm currently negotiating to buy a qos limited edition Alfa Romeo 159, all being well I should be collecting it a week on Saturday.

    I look forward to pictures! Fingers crossed for you as those are absolute beauties (and indeed beasts!)
    My name has changed! I’m no longer dufus......now I’m DB6
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 1,817MI6 Agent
    Chriscoop wrote:
    Not particularly interesting but bond related and relevant to this thread, I'm currently negotiating to buy a qos limited edition Alfa Romeo 159, all being well I should be collecting it a week on Saturday.

    Hope you got the deal done Chris. Great choice. Look forward to seeing the pics soon.
    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • zaphod99zaphod99 Posts: 1,405MI6 Agent
    Well, curiously a Miata can be made into a car with a Bond connection...
    Carscoop_2000GT_MX5_000.jpg
    Even a 240Z has been made into one
    130_0905_01_z%2bdatsun_240z_coupe%2bfront_view.jpg

    Is that one of those little red Italian things? :D

    That is a gorgeous looking Car. # well gel.
    Of that of which we cannot speak we must pass over in silence- Ludwig Wittgenstein.
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,766MI6 Agent
    Beautiful car :007)
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,435MI6 Agent
    Chriscoop wrote:
    Not particularly interesting but bond related and relevant to this thread, I'm currently negotiating to buy a qos limited edition Alfa Romeo 159, all being well I should be collecting it a week on Saturday.

    Hope you got the deal done Chris. Great choice. Look forward to seeing the pics soon.

    Yep deal done, It is getting prepared this week(service, mot, full valet and machine Polish) for me to collect on Saturday, I can't wait.
    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • 00730073 COPPosts: 855MI6 Agent
    Higgins wrote:
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    Just pulling your leg, CC ;)

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    "I mean, she almost kills bond...with her ass."
    -Mr Arlington Beech
  • 00730073 COPPosts: 855MI6 Agent
    Dufus wrote:
    Yup, love a Saab; has one as a company car ages ago and it was a blast. Saab’s demise was a sad day.

    Although Saab was loved by many, here in Finland, for being a robust an dependable winter car (no car ever warmed up faster than Saab). It was usually still mentioned that " Saabismi on sairautta" or "Saabism is a sickness".
    "I mean, she almost kills bond...with her ass."
    -Mr Arlington Beech
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,435MI6 Agent
    0073 wrote:
    Higgins wrote:
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    Just pulling your leg, CC ;)

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    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • Dirty PunkerDirty Punker ...Your Eyes Only, darling."Posts: 2,586MI6 Agent
    Chriscoop wrote:
    0073 wrote:
    Higgins wrote:
    member of the Fiat group

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    Well, that's self explanatory.
    :D
    a reasonable rate of return
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,435MI6 Agent
    Chriscoop wrote:
    Not particularly interesting but bond related and relevant to this thread, I'm currently negotiating to buy a qos limited edition Alfa Romeo 159, all being well I should be collecting it a week on Saturday.

    Hope you got the deal done Chris. Great choice. Look forward to seeing the pics soon.

    All ready now for me to collect on Saturday, just got this pic from this evening, will have as many as you like on Saturday afternoon.

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    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,151MI6 Agent
    Nice: I didn't realise they did a QoS tie-in. Does it have some graphics on it or something?
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,435MI6 Agent
    emtiem wrote:
    Nice: I didn't realise they did a QoS tie-in. Does it have some graphics on it or something?
    No there's no special graphics, but it's a unique variant of the 159, and there are only 235 of them in the world, 250 were made. It's visually the same as the qos Alfas but with a different engine and came with £3000 worth of interior gadgets, the list of stuff is staggering.
    The picture is one of the original promos
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    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 1,817MI6 Agent
    Congrats! Sounds like a really cool car Chris and is a proper piece of Bond memorabilia! Looking forward to seeing some more pics. Hope you accidentally (or not :v end up following a DBS at some point {[]
    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,435MI6 Agent
    Congrats! Sounds like a really cool car Chris and is a proper piece of Bond memorabilia! Looking forward to seeing some more pics. Hope you accidentally (or not :v end up following a DBS at some point {[]
    I see a couple of dbs's regularly, one of my neighbours has one. I'm collecting the car on Saturday so will post up some pics at the weekend as I've been asked by the alfa owners club for some too.
    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,435MI6 Agent
    The qos alfa 159 is home. Fantastic drive home absolutely faultless.
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Looks beautiful -{ good health to enjoy it {[]
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,151MI6 Agent
    Nice; I hope you don't have (too many!) problems with it. I had an Alfa of a similar vintage: they handled brilliantly and the interiors are wonderful. Never quite powerful enough but lovely cars to be in.
  • Dirty PunkerDirty Punker ...Your Eyes Only, darling."Posts: 2,586MI6 Agent
    A thing of beauty.
    Drive her well.
    a reasonable rate of return
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,435MI6 Agent
    emtiem wrote:
    Nice; I hope you don't have (too many!) problems with it. I had an Alfa of a similar vintage: they handled brilliantly and the interiors are wonderful. Never quite powerful enough but lovely cars to be in.
    This is my 9th alfa (3 on the drive now) and in all honesty they have been the most reliable cars I've ever had, if properly maintained they give little trouble, I've had Jags, audi, BMW, range rover, Saab this reputation they have was not really deserved in the first place and has just perpetuated, I'm fact Alfa are ranked 5 in the reliability table. The big German marque's enjoy an almost legendary reputation which is not practically deserved but won by a fantastic marketing campaign that they do really well. Any one remember the " if only everything in life was as reliable as a volkswagon"?
    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,435MI6 Agent
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Also I don't think Alfa lied about Emissions tests. :D
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
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