Monthly Archives: April 2014

The £100k dream garage

The Pistonheads website has a new feature called the £100k garage. I decided to have a go but then realised I probably wouldn’t get it published so for a bit of fun decided to write it up here. The aim is to spend a mythical £100k on cars! easy! Or is it?

I would love to hear your thoughts so please drop me a line here.

Start £100K

Type of car / Reason for buying: Executive express capable of taking clients and kit with me.

Chosen Vehicle: AUDI RS4 4.2 FSI Quattro 5dr S Tronic (2013) Link. Price: £49, 950.

Balance: £50,050.

I really do believe this car ticks all the boxes the reason for purchase and the estate should swallow all my kit and stuff for work. I also have a soft spot for Audi’s. It would not look too out of place in any clients car park either.

Type of car / Reason for buying: Lets do the South of France and back in a long weekend.

Chosen Vehicle: Mercedes CL500, 2003. Link. Price:£7995.
Balance: £42,055

I have always had a soft spot for these and in my opinion these do make the best grand tourers and I really cannot object at this price.

Type of car / Reason for buying: Shopping trolley.

Chosen Vehicle: Volkswagen GOLF (MK5) R32 2006. Link. Price: £7995.
Balance: £34,060.

Even with my love of online shopping there are times that even I have to nip to Sainburys/B&Q/The local retail park so I might as well have some fun driving there and back to ease the pain of being the dreaded stores in the first place!

Type of car / Reason for buying: London Commuter

Chosen Vehicle: HONDA CBR 900RR-2 954 (2002). Link. Price £3550.

Balance: £30,510.

There is no way I would drive a car into Central London for any reason and I do hate South West Trains with a passion, so this is a perfect bet of kit to get me in and out sharpish 🙂

Type of car / Reason for buying: Fun car.

Chosen Vehicle: PORSCHE 987C CAYMAN S 3.4 24V. Link. Price £13,900

Balance: £16,610

I was considering a Porsche Boxster when I came across this Cayman its probably an early one but still represents an awful lot of car and fun for the price!

Type of car / Reason for buying: Mucking about with boats and hunting shooting and fishing.

Chosen Vehicle: LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER 3.0 Td6 VOGUE Auto 2003 (2003)
. Link. Price £12,995

Balance: £3615

Well I went straight out to do the good thing and find the most competent 4×4 there is from in my opinion the best makers of these vehicles in the world. Land Rover. I also wanted something a bit unusual if I could find it. The problem was finding one that looked like it hadn’t been pimped in a drug dealer stylee.

With a balance of £3615 I could have added a people carrier to the stable for when my 7 year old daughter and her mates needed ferrying around but my real regret is not having enough left for this bad boy.

 

April 2014 update

So what has been happening recently? Well, quite a few good things actually! I have finally managed to get rid of the bane of my life and cause of a few health issues that is known as incessant international travel. I do not want to see the inside of an airport or aircraft every Monday morning or Friday night ever again and so far its all looking good. 🙂 I am still doing some IT consultancy from time to time, while I build up The Investment Network. This business is doing well so far with over 100 business and investment oppportunities available along with over 50 blogs and advice papers with more coming soon. If I can be of any help on either front please do let me know. The website is going from strength to strength in terms of new visitors and hit rate. I have also restarted a project I started last year to write a book but I had to abandon this owing to various issues. I am hoping to get this published beforre the end of the year. It will be available in all electronic formats and in paper copy as well. The paper version looks like it might have to be highly priced but I know the electronic versions will be as cheap as chips. There are few other projects in the pipeline which I hope to be able to write more about soon. Some more exciting news will be announced shortly as well 🙂    

I do find the national curriculum interesting

971215_10152253033370795_1361658270_nThis little nugget was sent out by Ewell Grove School, a school in Surrey which my daughter attends. I have always had my doubts about the standards of both teaching and management at this school and today when this dropped into my inbox my suspicions were confirmed. What have they been teaching my daughter??? Now all I have to do is convince my ex-wife that my daughter should be removed from this school! Easier said than done!