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  • Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Its a thinking mans coupe.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    They all like it.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yeah i would buy one again. Its a great car.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Honestly no idea.

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Didn't buy from a dealer

    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    September 2008

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    The car had been almost unused for a year, the person selling it needed the money to buy parts for an E-Type jag restoration he was doing. After viewing the car i snappd it up of Ebay for £1900.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    I had always wanted one

    What was the dealer like?

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Its very quick as you would expect from a 2.3 5 cylinder 240 BHP turbo. Only criticism is the ultra low profile tyres and firm suspension, make it slightly hard over bumpy roads.

    What's it like to park?

    When parking, you have to guess where the rear bumper is.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    The engine management light came on after a week. Had it checked, it showed the car had run lean on hard acceleration. It will need a mass air flow meter at some stage, a cost of £85. I had to replace the front tyres as i had a blow out at motorway speeds. The tyres where perished, due to it being stood for about a year, not a fault with the car.

    What's most practical about your car?

    I didnt buy it for practicallity. Its a big car with 4 seats and 2 doors. And its a saloon. The boot is very big.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    The dolby surround sound 9 disc stereo.