Which 'budget' Bond car would you choose from?

DB6DB6 EnglandPosts: 1,081MI6 Agent
Whilst an Aston Martin would be nice, it's still a way off for many of us I imagine.

So to keep a Bond theme until that day, which of the 'budget' cars that have been driven in the films would you choose and why?

As a prompt, we've seen Craig's Bond in the likes of a Ford Mondeo, Ka and Kuga, a Volvo S40 and chased by an Alfa Romeo 159 to name just a few.
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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,514Chief of Staff
    It's a Mondeo I have, since a DB5 is slightly outside my price range.

    Edit: A recent pic of it in this thread https://www.ajb007.co.uk/topic/43943/the-silencer-and-bra-strap/page/274/ - two, to be exact. Rather covered by snow, but you know what one looks like.
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,436MI6 Agent
    Alfa gtv6 from octopussy or the Alfa 159 Ti from quantum of Solace, I'm currently looking for a 159. Other than those two from my favourite car manufacturer, the bmws must be the best value bond cars.
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    I have a Nissan Micra ( one can be seen crossing the
    Bridge in SF, before M's office explodes ) :D so it has
    "Been" in a Bond, if not a Bond in it ;)
    Although I too would go for a Mondeo. The Classic
    Stag ( DAF) seems to be a reasonable buy for an
    Older classic sports car.
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  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,436MI6 Agent
    The triumph stag was featured on some car programme recently as "the most affordable bond car" they sound great too with v8.
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  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,314Chief of Staff
    Chriscoop wrote:
    The triumph stag was featured on some car programme recently as "the most affordable bond car" they sound great too with v8.

    Then they are talking utter bollocks :))

    They cost a bloody fortune to repair and maintain...they are awesome though -{
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  • DB6DB6 EnglandPosts: 1,081MI6 Agent
    I do love the 159 too - still looking good although with the potential for a lot bills I would think (fewer than a Stag though!)
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  • nobodynobody Posts: 106MI6 Agent
    Saab 9-3 in silver. Too bad they went out of business!
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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,407MI6 Agent
    Just was about to mention Saab.

    @nobody, is yours the 150 hp Saab Soft Turbo?
    I‘ve had a 2005 9-3 for more than 10years and still regret selling it.
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  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 1,989MI6 Agent
    Would be the Saab 900 Turbo or Alfa Romeo GTV6 for me. Two seriously cool cars :007)
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  • Dirty PunkerDirty Punker ...Your Eyes Only, darling."Posts: 2,586MI6 Agent
    Well, it depends on your definition of budget.
    You can get a rough example Mach 1 from 1971 for about 12k (or hunt in every American junkyard like a hawk, like the roadkill one) and have it as a project car but you could also get a S40 for about the same money.

    That said, I'd choose a Mach 1 as a project car, maybe a Bug (Blue OHMSS version) for extra hipster points as it is basically a 911 (kidding) or a Mini (stock car racing, OHMSS), the BMW 740iL (it was rebadged as a 750iL) if we're talking about sedans (on the topic of Bimmers, the Z3 was a joke. He might as well had a M3 Convertible) though the right S40 would also be nice.

    How about the Fiat 500 that was seen in SPECTRE?
    No takers? :D

    TP, we used to have a Micra, damned thing was in the shop every other day.
    It was a England-made one {:) as opposed to the Japanese made ones on higher trim levels. I guess my dad's '92 E36 Sedan kind of counts as a Bond car as it was seen in the parking lot and during Bond's escape from the print works in TND.
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  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,436MI6 Agent
    Dufus wrote:
    I do love the 159 too - still looking good although with the potential for a lot bills I would think (fewer than a Stag though!)
    The 159 wouldn't bring many bills, they are in reality very reliable and well built.
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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,407MI6 Agent
    edited March 2018
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    Just pulling your leg, CC ;)
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  • nobodynobody Posts: 106MI6 Agent
    Higgins wrote:
    Just was about to mention Saab.

    @nobody, is yours the 150 hp Saab Soft Turbo?
    I‘ve had a 2005 9-3 for more than 10years and still regret selling it.
    It is a 2008 2.0 Turbo. has great punch, and the turbo seals it. Also handles great in the snow. Alas, I am no longer driving it- I passed it along to the kids. Now driving a very similar 2010 9-3 in black.
  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,223MI6 Agent
    I had two Saab 900 Turbos (proper 80s/early 90s ones; nothing GM) and they were great- loved those things.
    I guess if you want a real bona fide Bond car a BMW Z3 or late 90s 7 Series will cost you almost nothing now. You could go for an Audi 200 from Living Daylights, but I think they're rather tricky to find now. Maybe a Jaguar XKR from Die Another Day? The Volvo S40 Dufus mentioned is pretty cool, I think.
  • Dirty PunkerDirty Punker ...Your Eyes Only, darling."Posts: 2,586MI6 Agent
    Higgins wrote:
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  • DB6DB6 EnglandPosts: 1,081MI6 Agent
    No mention of Roger Moore’s 2CV so far.........
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  • Dirty PunkerDirty Punker ...Your Eyes Only, darling."Posts: 2,586MI6 Agent
    edited March 2018
    Dufus wrote:
    No mention of Roger Moore’s 2CV so far.........
    It was his favourite Bond car after all... :))

    Quite sure a Vespa makes more power than a 2CV and doesn't make you look like a complete, utter bonehead madman for spending money... on a 2CV.

    A thought: it's never appeared in a Bond film as far as I'm concerned but a grey/white Nissan S30 240Z would make for a decent DB5/2000GT alternative. It's an attractive (though that's completely subjective), classic sports car at a comparatively low price.
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  • DB6DB6 EnglandPosts: 1,081MI6 Agent
    The 240Z is indeed a classic - haven’t seen one about for years.

    The Jag XJR is also anlovley looking car (subjective I know).

    I think the good old Mondeo may serve well (a Bond car for a family of five - rules out so many others!))
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  • Dirty PunkerDirty Punker ...Your Eyes Only, darling."Posts: 2,586MI6 Agent
    I have a Nissan Micra ( one can be seen crossing the
    Bridge in SF, before M's office explodes ) :D
    Spot the Micra, TP.
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,106MI6 Agent
    I would chose the SAAB 900 Turbo.
  • DB6DB6 EnglandPosts: 1,081MI6 Agent
    Yup, love a Saab; has one as a company car ages ago and it was a blast. Saab’s demise was a sad day.
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,106MI6 Agent
    :007) :)
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    :)) So the Micra has been in TWO Bonds !!!! DP {[]

    My older Brother had a Saab 900 Turbo, which I occasionally got to drive.
    Brilliant car
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  • DB6DB6 EnglandPosts: 1,081MI6 Agent
    Henceforth known as an Aston Micra’

    Love it!
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    :)) :)) :)) I'll start calling it that {[] "Aston Micra "
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  • Dirty PunkerDirty Punker ...Your Eyes Only, darling."Posts: 2,586MI6 Agent
    edited March 2018
    :)) :)) :)) I'll start calling it that {[] "Aston Micra "
    'twas nothing, 'twas nothing, TP {[]

    Bond commandeered ( ;) ) a Bronco II in QoS.
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    I guess that sort of counts.

    Oddly enough an 8 Series appeared in TND, which makes for 2 BMW V12s in the same movie.
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    Considering how bankrupt you can become from owning one of these, I'd veer away from it, no matter how sweet owning a V12 for at most 10k must feel like.
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  • DB6DB6 EnglandPosts: 1,081MI6 Agent
    Bronco 2 - nice one!

    I guess you could also include older Range Rovers as he's driven about in a few.

    It may just be me but I've never really been a BMW fan and I didn't like that particular product placement.
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  • Westward_DriftWestward_Drift Posts: 2,555MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    I would chose the SAAB 900 Turbo.

    I have to agree. I loved the Saab 900s back in the 80s.
  • jan old skooljan old skool The NetherlandsPosts: 68MI6 Agent
    For sure Saab 900 Classic. Here is a picture of mine. I went for the convertible. So not quite the silver arrow....

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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 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
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