Who here has a weekend toy?

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    As ever, I spend hours wondering about what to buy next when in actual fact I have pretty much everything I need in a car apart from a roaring V8 of course. My mind then started drifting towards an entirely self-indulgent weekend toy in the shape of a two seater of some kind, most likely a Boxster as I've had one before. Given that I'm only getting home for six weeks a year at the moment it's a bit of a stupid idea and yet.. Scarily enough, Mrs CO has given approval for said toy which actually takes the fun out of it somewhat but I'm not complaining. Anyway, I've been scouting around and I can't find a Boxster that I actually want for under £30k which is rather a lot of money for a weekend toy. Anyone else run a weekender?
     
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    Spooky @The CO .Mrs Pinewood and I were sitting chatting one evening, and somehow we got onto having a small cheap 2 door convertible as neither have owned or driven one,but always fancied something for the summer. Showed her a few for sale around the £5-6k mark, and she is more than interested.
    BMW Z4 and Mercedes SLK are getting lots of appreiciative nods on autotrader at present.
     
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    One of the best toys I ever had was a Mk1 MX5 (inevitably), it was an absolute hoot. Cost me the princely sum of £950!
     
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    I keep tormenting myself with a Phoenix Yellow M3, have done for a number of years!
    However my annual mileage doesn’t justify what I have, let alone something else!
    Besides theres just as much fun to be had in the looking
     
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    The only weekend toy I've got is the motorcycle, and it's wrapped up nice and cosy in the garage until the weather warms up. :)
     
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    MG B, sunny weekends only.
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    Same here.

    One subtle difference: my cycle has no motor... :D
     
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    Only difference is you need to pedal to stay warm. Where as I've got a plug-in electric vest. :D
     
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    i dont have on eknow, but we had a 2006 mx5 for many years....
    its absolutely the best thing ever for the cash.... and it doesn't break down, or fail to start at the most in opportune times...
    i would definitely recommend one to anyone...
    no its not mega fast, but even in winter on a nice day , its warm and cosy and totally usable with the roof down......unless its actually lashing it down...
     
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    mine used to be a 650bhp nitros injected pontiac firebird, drive hard on the weekend, blow up the engine and rebuild for the next weekend, ( cost over £18,000 over 5 years ) but soooooo much fun, now its a E66 760L
     
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    I ve always fancied either building a Kit Car or renovating one using a BMW engine , or , having a nice 8 Series to tinker with and take to the Shows in summer . I would nt say a Weekend Toy is about Budget to buy though , but more about how much fun you can get from it ,it s all dependent on what you class as fun I suppose . I have a friend who has very nice BMW, but he just drives it , he just uses it . His real passion and Weekend Toy is an old Ferguson Tractor , he simply dotes on it , it comes first . Horses for Courses .
     
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    My car is effectively the weekend toy :) Use public transport for work so car is only used weekends and occasionally during the week if going out in the evenings.

    Kev
     
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    I did think about getting another bike but to be honest I got a bit bored doing it on my own. I'm also not one of those bikers who has a forensic knowledge of bike stuff so when I used to go Boxhill I would avoid talking to people for fear of getting wrapped up in a technical conversation! I quite like the RnineT mind.
     
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    I must admit that I rarely use the motorcycle at the weekend (too many Numptys on the roads), but I'm one of a group of mainly retired bikers that meet up midweek twice a month. There are around 20 of us, and once a month will meet at a lunch venue - a nice pub somewhere in the country , and then a couple of weeks later someone volunteers to lead a rideout for maybe up to 150 miles. Obviously not everyone turns up on all occasions - sometimes it's only half a dozen of us. The good thing is we are all seasoned and experienced bikers, which inspires confidence. Two or three of them are regular volunteers that ride for the 'Blood Bike' charity that transport essential supplies to save peoples lives. I've known most of them for 20 years or so - a great bunch of like minded guys. :)
     
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    One reason I went for the M140i was to be able to use it for fun as well as a daily.
     
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    The Mazda MX5 comes up time and time again. Certainly can't argue with the fun for buck equation
     
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    I have the Porsche for weekend fun in the summer or 'the ornament' as the wife calls it. I used to have a 964 Carrera 2 as a daily but two kids forced a change to the 944 S2 and a Passat :(. I have now owned the 944 for 20 years and it has still only done 72K miles and is an appreciating asset. It brings a smile to my face every time I drive it and is so much more of an event than anything new although still not as exciting as my old 911. The 640d is way faster but feels too easy and sterile compared to the Porsche. Now one son is at Uni and the other is probably heading there next year I keep thinking of changing both my cars to a 991 Carrera and changing the wife's 1 series to an X1 for luggage and shopping duties but I may get overruled :rolleyes:
    A couple of pictures of the 944; InkedP1030066_LI.jpg P1030069.JPG
     
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    Love it, love it!
     
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    If it's cold enough to need an electric vest I don't get the bike out. Similarly if it's wet.

    Current toy is an R6, and I gave serious thought to changing to a S1000rr, but it was vetoed.

    I'd like to build a quick kit car, something along the lines of a Westfield/S2000/Ohlins/AP conglomeration. It's unlikely to happen, mainly because type approval is probably impossible in France. And there's not much else that I fancy with a reasonable price tag.
     
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