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Topic: Which 'budget' Bond car would you choose from?

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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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/th … /page/274/ - two, to be exact. Rather covered by snow, but you know what one looks like.

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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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I have a Nissan Micra ( one can be seen crossing the
Bridge in SF, before M's office explodes )  ajb007/biggrin  so it has
"Been" in a Bond, if not a Bond in it  ajb007/wink
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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‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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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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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  ajb007/lol

They cost a bloody fortune to repair and maintain...they are awesome though  ajb007/martini

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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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Saab 9-3 in silver. Too bad they went out of business!
https://s17.postimg.cc/xppfwv54b/silver_bullet.jpg

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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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Would be the Saab 900 Turbo or Alfa Romeo GTV6 for me. Two seriously cool cars ajb007/bond

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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? ajb007/biggrin

TP, we used to have a Micra, damned thing was in the shop every other day.
It was a England-made one ajb007/takecover 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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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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Just pulling your leg, CC  ajb007/wink

Last edited by Higgins (24th Mar 2018 20:39)

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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.

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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.

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Higgins wrote:

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Just pulling your leg, CC  ajb007/wink

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No mention of Roger Moore’s 2CV so far.........

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Dufus wrote:

No mention of Roger Moore’s 2CV so far.........

It was his favourite Bond car after all... ajb007/lol

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.

Last edited by Dirty Punker (25th Mar 2018 00:20)

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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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Thunderpussy wrote:

I have a Nissan Micra ( one can be seen crossing the
Bridge in SF, before M's office explodes )  ajb007/biggrin

Spot the Micra, TP.
https://preview.ibb.co/dumHQS/Screen_Shot_2018_03_25_at_18_13_29.png

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I would chose the SAAB 900 Turbo.

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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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ajb007/bond  ajb007/smile

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ajb007/lol  So the Micra has been in TWO Bonds !!!! DP  ajb007/cheers

My older Brother had a Saab 900 Turbo, which I occasionally got to drive.
Brilliant car

“I remember the last thing my Nan said to me before she died.
‘What are you doing here with that hammer?’”..... Lee Mack.

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Henceforth known as an Aston Micra’

Love it!

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