well retakes are hitting me hard at the moment so wont be able to reply until tomorrow evening cos my last one is tomorrow. also put some new stickers on my landy this weekend... going shooting next weekend in her, so very ezxcited!!
omg, that is cool. i want one!!
Found some bits as to why my big-end went; yay!
It could be several factors, but we need to diagnose 100% the right one.
Pug are going to defend by saying I was negligent through my driving, I know it. Not that that matters of course, as I wasn't.
Anyway - made a decision to get a new car this year (hopefully in July), and am looking at cars within the £15,000 price range. So far:
- Alfa 147 GTA
- Lotus Elise
- BMW 325 Compact
- S3 (02 Reg)
- Audi 3.2 V6
Okay, I'm still unsure. I really want a roadster, especially since my buddy has one, and I'm in love with ones that just have power with it. But at the same time, they're quite impractical.
I like the GTA, I'll openly admit, but I'm so unsure as to even go there due to it being linked with Fiat. I nearly bought a 147 yonks ago instead of my Corsa but they wouldn't budge on price. The Fiat thing really bugs me, and if anyone knows about this engine and Alfa as a whole, I'll appreciate a repsonse. I need to otherwsie visit the relevant forums.
Honda 2000 may be a bit girly, but still like it. But I do want heated seats and a decent interior which the Elise & VX220 doesn't match, although the power is better in those two.
Audi S3/3.2 V6 & BMW 325 - all cars I've always admired. It's just that I think I want something slightly flashy now lol.
I think I'm going through stages. I need to make my mind up, as its vital I understand the car I'm buying before I do so. I'm in love with the GTA at the moment, but really I've always longed for an Elise. Its just comfort and interior has always been a pivotal factor - I can always bring my ICE over, its just the rest of it.
^ They are 2nd hand cars. I just don't want 5 year old + cars. Not interested in an XK as I think Jaguar has an old man's image (my dad for instance).
I've never been a snooty person - if the ride is perfect, I'll buy it. It's just Pug no longer fill the reliable bracket, nor do Fiat, Citreon or most other French cars. I also quite like the Celica although that will be replaced soon. I'd only get the T-Sport (190). RS Focus being chucked because of its brand really, and Honda Type R due to its ubiquity. I like rare.
Elise...do it, they are fantastic!
Reliability is not too bad now either with the new Toyota engine.
Depends what you choose. Austin Allegro Anyone?
alegro's got the a series and the B series engines. Moss and Hi-flow do supercharger kits for both engines. A fast allegro wouldn't be too hard to build up.
Grasshopper, if you had watched the BBC for a few moments longer you would have heard there will be another series in the summer.
Okay, remarkably I have been quoted £2300 insurance for the Lotus Elise 111S, which is one I'm strongly looking at. However, CAT 5 (OMG) is required. I never knew they went up so high!
Other point I don't think I can stomach is no electric windows on the majority of models let alone aircon and manual hood. Talk about the minimalist approach. I couldn't care a hoot if the car weighs some 60kg more, I want my goodies damn it. So I reluctantly look at the VX Turbo, which only offers token features. So Lotus vs VX = Lotus for me. I like the S2000 but it's just not as vigorous and stealth looking as the other two, with the additional fact performace is down and the car is yonks old.
So I've got a dilemma! Oh - and I've fallen in love with the Black 111R with beige leather and gorgeous rear diffusers ;w00t;
haha. thats terrible. just.. why? I love how they go on to discuss the "rain damage"
show him where the caps key is. seriously. would put people off.