Some words - cars

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by ttwiggy @ Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:50 am

Despite the blurry nature of the shot he does have the face and demeanor of a man for whom the immediate future looks 'complicated'.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by minimoog @ Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:56 am

ttwiggy wrote:They probably also forgot to drive an Elise.


:hehe:

I too have been kicking the tyres of Boxsters, but I'm kinda hooked on the idea of a decent 987. Although it's all a bit academic at the moment.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by ttwiggy @ Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:00 pm

minimoog wrote:
ttwiggy wrote:They probably also forgot to drive an Elise.


:hehe:

I too have been kicking the tyres of Boxsters, but I'm kinda hooked on the idea of a decent 987. Although it's all a bit academic at the moment.


I never really liked the 987. When I bought my Boxster S I could have just about stretched to a 987 but I just think the 986 looks better. Much better interior on the 987 of course.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by minimoog @ Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:07 pm

ttwiggy wrote:Much better interior on the 987 of course.


Very much so. And usefully more legroom too.

Saying that, a decent 986 can be had for 6K or (much) less.

I was rather taken by this the other day

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Seemed alright value for a 2008 Sport Edition with sensible miles at £13,750
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by ttwiggy @ Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:21 pm

I like the subtle additions that has. Very nice. Is it the 3.4 version with the 'safe' engine?
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by minimoog @ Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:16 pm

Not an S, so just the 2.7.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Dirk @ Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:34 pm

Baby Huey wrote:

As I once read somewhere, the MR2 is eight tenths of an Elise, for a third of the price.

They forgot to mention Toyota reliability.

A lot of what you have written in this thread reminds me of someone I once knew who was convinced his mx-5 would be quicker 0-60 than my Tuscan.

Baby Huey. It is possible to be a petrol-head without owning a Lotus, Maserati, TVR, Alfa or any other marque. But its a good idea not to talk bollocks about them unless you have actually driven one.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by manfromdelmonte @ Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:42 pm

Dirk wrote:
Baby Huey wrote:

As I once read somewhere, the MR2 is eight tenths of an Elise, for a third of the price.

They forgot to mention Toyota reliability.

A lot of what you have written in this thread reminds me of someone I once knew who was convinced his mx-5 would be quicker 0-60 than my Tuscan.

Baby Huey. It is possible to be a petrol-head without owning a Lotus, Maserati, TVR, Alfa or any other marque. But its a good idea not to talk bollocks about them unless you have actually driven one.


Did they remember to mention Mazda reliability?
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Careless Whisperer @ Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:09 pm

Baby Huey wrote:
Careless Whisperer wrote:
Baby Huey wrote:
Careless Whisperer wrote:
Greg66 wrote:...getting in and out of it was, well, a younger man's game to be honest.

I recall seeing the Elise for the first time at the Motor Show (Think it was Earls Court in '96... not sure), and banging my knee on the roof trying to get in. Even as a skinny, supple 18 year old, it was a younger mansboys game - probably about right for a 12 year old...


I like the MK3 MR2. We’re on second one. Nice and easy to get in and out and a reasonable amount of space inside. Not super fast but 0-60 of just over 7 seconds is good enough for me. No rock hard ride, 35ish to the gallon. The hood is a doddle to operate.

We had a Mk2 MR2 which was a brilliant every day sport(y) car. Fun, fast enough and enough luggage space to go away for a weekend and you could even do the funky thing of putting a holdall in the front just because. We nearly bought a Mk3 but couldn't get past the fact that you can't carry more than a lunchbox with you. Madness.


A couple of reasonable size storage boxes behind the seats and room in the front if you remove the spare wheel.

When those boxes are the entirety of the storage capacity for the whole car, they are far, far from reasonable. Why on earth would you want to remove the spare wheel so you can fit an overnight bag, then not dare travel far enough to need to stay overnight?

Unfortunately, that latter issue is one that most manufacturers, even mainstream ones try to force upon us these days, despite the pot-holed roads becoming far more likely to cause punctures...
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Baby Huey @ Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:29 pm

It's not a car for going on holiday in. And it's not our only car.

Would you not buy a motorbike because of the poor storage?

A quick look on-line shows around half of new cars on sale today have no spare. So, we were ahead of our time.

Ever heard of a luggage rack?

Would you not buy a Ferrari because poor storage?

Etc...
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Dirk @ Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:35 pm

But if you buy a motorbike or Ferrari you get the advantages of those. Whereas the mr2 is just a car with poor boot space
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Baby Huey @ Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:53 pm

Look, it's a rather compact mid-engined sports car.

How much boot space would you expect? In the Doug DeMuro vid he said with a bit of fiddling you'd be able to get a set of golf clubs in the storage boxes. They aren't exactly tiny and no reason you couldn't get a reasonable sized weekly shop in them.

It would appear to weigh around 350kg less than the original Boxster.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Baby Huey @ Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:05 pm

And unlike many Japanese cars of a certain vintage, they don't appear to suffer from rust.

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Just like ours.

Ours has hardtop, black leather, aircon.

60k miles.

We paid £2750 a few months back.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Dirk @ Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:43 pm

I had more space in esprit, and loads in the Tuscan. So more than that
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Baby Huey @ Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:05 am

Neither exactly small cars.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by S1K @ Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:25 am

I don't think the MR2 is a terrible car. Let's not all pile on the car because of its association with BH.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by manfromdelmonte @ Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:29 am

I just think they look hellish. But I'm glad you're happy with yours BH. 8/10 of an Elise to drive is laughable though. No 'normal' cars get close.

In other news, charging points are going to be mandatory in new build homes and also lamp posts where there is on-street parking.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by thekungfury @ Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:41 pm

So my neighbour’s son is home for the week and he’s come in his Lamborghini Huracan.

Lovely car, sounds great etc. But get this, right. The son wears driving gloves every time he leaves the house in it.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by manfromdelmonte @ Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:00 pm

The string back just gives you a bit of extra purchase.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Careless Whisperer @ Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:44 pm

thekungfury wrote:So my neighbour’s son is home for the week and he’s come in his Lamborghini Huracan.

Lovely car, sounds great etc. But get this, right. The son wears driving gloves every time he leaves the house in it.

I presume he also has an overly large watch... probably on his rightwrong wrist...
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Disastrous @ Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:03 am

thekungfury wrote:So my neighbour’s son is home for the week and he’s come in his Lamborghini Huracan.

Lovely car, sounds great etc. But get this, right. The son wears driving gloves every time he leaves the house in it.



I was about to mock and then thought “what gloves do I wear in my Huracan...oh” so I’m going to reserve judgement.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by deev @ Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:08 am

When I buy my GT3RS (it'll happen one day) I often wonder if I'd have to wear driving gloves because my hands sweat and that suede steering wheel would be manky in no time at all. Not an issue I have with my Kia funnily enough.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by S1K @ Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:10 am

I saw a bloke in his twenties/thirties wearing string-backed driving gloves in a Mk1 MR2 just the other day. Alan Partridge sprung to mind straight away.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Damien Thorn @ Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:33 am

Has anybody else noticed more car accidents happening than usual? I've seen several this week alone - not seen them occur, but seen the immediate aftermath. What is it, the hot weather?
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Damien Thorn @ Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:34 am

Also, whytf don't people indicate any more? I've lost count of the number of times I wait to enter a roundabout and then the car on the roundabout I'm waiting because of turns obliviously off. Wanker.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Aesgarth @ Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:38 am

Damien Thorn wrote:Also, whytf don't people indicate any more? I've lost count of the number of times I wait to enter a roundabout and then the car on the roundabout I'm waiting because of turns obliviously off. Wanker.

That and people failing to thank/acknowledge my existence when I've done something to make their life easier (like let them out at a junction, xxxx) has been really pissing me off. Everyone seems so much ruder and less considerate than they used to.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Baby Huey @ Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:31 pm

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Upcoming Mazda 3.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by deev @ Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:53 pm

Why dont they photoshop on some rusty arches to give an accurate impression of it in a year and a halfs time?
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Freddie @ Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:10 am

Baby Huey wrote:Image

Upcoming Mazda 3.


Funky. And as it's a Mazda totally reliable
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by S1K @ Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:16 am

I initially thought that was a Volvo C30.
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