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6 minutes ago, Farmboy91 said:

Im getting around that with the mx5 and it's only a 1600 4 pot. 

To be honest with the roof down and when your enjoying yourself 30 is a push lol

I've been trying to lighten my normally very heavy right foot. Plus I haven't really had the opportunity to give it a thrash.

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My best mate bought an XKR in 2006 and I bought a Chimaera 500. We both still have them although they don't get much use now. The Chimaera is a real handful. 

Interesting to see so much love for the MX5. I bought a MK2 with the intention of fitting a turbo and having some fun, but it turned out to be a rust bucket and I had to sell it for parts. A rust free Mk1 would be a good find.

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On 18/11/2019 at 18:14, Gordon R said:

If I couldn't afford to buy it, I wouldn't get any sort of loan. I can afford to do what you want to do, but don't have the inclination. You can't properly use a quick car on the road and track days do nothing for me. 

 

SNAP   !

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2 hours ago, scobydog said:

Wifey has an 1927 Austin seven saloon, @740cc of raw power, good for 35 with a stiff breeze behind it. Tried to put a pic on but says too big. 

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Very nice! Many years ago I went to buy a seven when they were a £200 car, (for a good one). I couldn't get in it

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3 hours ago, scobydog said:

Wifey has an 1927 Austin seven saloon, @740cc of raw power, good for 35 with a stiff breeze behind it. Tried to put a pic on but says too big. 

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My mum had a 1931 Austin7 saloon when I was a teenager. The suicide clutch, cable brakes and the back-to-front 3 speed gearchange were an education to a learner driver, but, once I had passed my test, it was an absolute babe magnet compared to the Anglias and Minis that my contemporaries drove.

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14 hours ago, Mickeydredd said:

I really fancy an XKR - anything I should look out for when buying?

My dad keeps thinking of selling his XKR as he doesn’t use it much 2009 supercharged 4.2 V8. It’s done about 70k but you wouldn’t think it. 

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16 hours ago, Mickeydredd said:

I really fancy an XKR - anything I should look out for when buying?

I think most important is to check the body carefully for signs of corrosion. Other than collisions its rust that will end these cars, long before the engine and drive trains wear out. 

They are somewhat un-loved and hence under priced for what they are. Find one owned by a good owner and I think they are a great choice. 

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I don't understand why I can buy a new Ford Mustang 5.0 in America for around the equivilent of £24,000 yet in this country its £38,000

However a Honda CRV costs exactly the same on both sides of the Atlantic 

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