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.

 

The return of an old challenge

About 18 months ago I tried to replace a briefcase full of kit with a tablet device. You can read more that here.http://www.courtguinness.co.uk/a-bank-holiday-weekend-challenge/. Well I am going to try and repeat the challenge in a weeks time. The one thing I am lacking is a decent video editing app for Android. Anyone got any bright ideas. I’m taking a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and a Samsung Galaxy S4 mobile phone. The only kit I will be carrying is 2 memory sticks a notepad and my wallet and passport. The idea is to ditch the briefcase. On another note has anyone sucesfully rooted a Galaxy Tab 3 with Cyanogen yet?

A Bank Holiday Weekend Challenge

So i’m off to Luxembourg on business trip on behalf of SystemNet Data, a Court Capital Partners business next week. Normally I travel on business with tons of kit in my briefcase notably, a laptop, tablet device, kindle, iPod, external hard drives, camera, memory stick, backup mobile and more. In order to get the weight down and get it all in one bag i’m considering travelling with just an Android tablet. Ok its a Motorola Xoom 32GB with a 32 GB MicroSD card on board. So how do we do this? What Apps are essential on an Android device for a jaunt such as this? What should be junked? Am I crazy? Can it be done? Will be good enough for business? Let me know your thoughts? On the subject of Luxembourg wheres a good hotel and places to eat and drink?