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Post by Hilly10 » Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:18 am

Leslie wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:29 pm
Hilly10 wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:16 pm It’s just to trigger happy at the rear when that straight 6 kicks in, in short it’s a bit of a handful when it’s wet :rofl:
no driver aids maybe not even a seatbelt :D
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It has seatbelts
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Post by X5Sport » Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:20 am

……and no computers! Something that can be fixed with a socket set, hammer, screwdrivers and cups of tea. No degrees in computer science :D
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Post by StuBeeDoo » Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:35 am

TR6 is one of the few cars I've ever lusted after. :driving:
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Post by Hilly10 » Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:00 am

StuBeeDoo wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:35 am TR6 is one of the few cars I've ever lusted after. :driving:
It does bring a smile to my face when I take it for a spin. It’s not fast by todays stds but it sounds fantastic and the dash is beautiful
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Post by sapphireblack » Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:40 am

Thats truly lovely 👍

Sadly my low down two seater days are over. If i was mobile enough i'd have one of these. Put a deposit on a modified one years ago then discovered original is best, it usually is i suppose. Never found another at anything like sensible money. Now with the passage of time..........

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Post by Hilly10 » Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:59 am

sapphireblack wrote: Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:40 am Thats truly lovely 👍

Sadly my low down two seater days are over. If i was mobile enough i'd have one of these. Put a deposit on a modified one years ago then discovered original is best, it usually is i suppose. Never found another at anything like sensible money. Now with the passage of time..........

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Pondered for a long time on one of those, to long in fact, when I decided to buy one there were only two available and prices were sky high. They are absolutely a stunning individual Classic
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Post by sapphireblack » Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:24 pm

I'l Mostro, its ugliness is its beauty 😎

The one i put a depo on was £24k iirc, no idea of values now, but academic as i couldn't easily get into one.

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Post by Hilly10 » Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:33 pm

Looking north of 45k now :o

PS After checking Pistonheads Car Sales £54k and POA
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Post by sapphireblack » Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:44 pm

Ouch 😮 but not really surprised.

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Post by Leslie » Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:31 am

sapphireblack wrote: Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:24 pm I'l Mostro, its ugliness is its beauty 😎
They did look the part for sure always liked them 8)

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Post by Felix190 » Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:02 pm

Winter tyres are horrible ! Noisy to drive on expensive and short lifespan. Here on the edge of Exemoor people are paranoid (for no good reason) about the weather, and I hear lots of vehicles go past with audibly clear winter tyres but weather in the last few years has in no way warranted them really. If you are in the far-North or Scotland maybe but otherwise dont worry ...

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Post by Hilly10 » Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:38 pm

Felix190 wrote: Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:02 pm Winter tyres are horrible ! Noisy to drive on expensive and short lifespan. Here on the edge of Exemoor people are paranoid (for no good reason) about the weather, and I hear lots of vehicles go past with audibly clear winter tyres but weather in the last few years has in no way warranted them really. If you are in the far-North or Scotland maybe but otherwise dont worry ...
I don’t worry Felix I only do 5k miles a year so if the weather is to bad I stop at home :thumbsup:
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Post by X5Sport » Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:13 pm

I’m the same now. The last three seasons have not warranted them (so far) but several before then absolutely required them as our roads did not get treated. This year we’ll still have to see, though being now able to work ‘flexibly’ gives another option as well.
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Post by Graeme » Sat Jan 22, 2022 9:30 pm

Well, for 10 years I ran my E70 on winter tyres from November to March - Vredestein Wintrac Extreme non runflat 19" offset wheels. They were quieter than the Continental, Bridgestone and Goodyear run flat summer tyres I used over that time, and they returned about 2mpg better, when remember, diesel engines often are more thirsty during the colder weather. I needed the car for my job and having winter tyres on for travelling all over the north east of England gave a sense of reassurance. Most of the time there was no snow - but the tyres are designed to suit colder roads so gave good cornering and braking. I recommend them. Just need a set of 19" wheels and tyres for my F15!!!! Graeme

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Post by Leslie » Sun Jan 23, 2022 1:01 pm

You can sure the year you don't have them they will be needed .........sods law lol :driving: but the trend now is milder winters so there will be less and less need for them in the uk as time goes on.

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