1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Good weekend car?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Crizzy, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. Nasher

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 15,707

    Nothing is wrong with the engines. You won't find something that durable in a German car.
     
  2. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 31,252

    Location: Acme's chair

    And they get good fuel economy, better than most hot hatches. Lol
     
  3. Nasher

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 15,707

    Yep, over 40mpg without much trouble. In normal driving it's a very light car with a pretty normal 4cyl Toyota engine, so it's frugal AF.
     
  4. Doobedoo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 24, 2016

    Posts: 2,144

    Location: South West

    Ah sorry must have mistook your post :).

    The problem I find with most modern cars is they are so sterile and largely boring. Live a little and take a gamble or an educated one and have some fun ;).
     
  5. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 31,252

    Location: Acme's chair

    A 111R is a bucket list car for me. I love the 2ZZ engine, I'd love to experience it in a proper lightweight RWD sports car chassis.
     
  6. Nasher

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 15,707

    Many say the 1zz cars are nicer to use on the road as you aren't constantly chasing the 2nd cam. They have loads of low down torque with a nice power curve.
     
  7. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 31,252

    Location: Acme's chair

    I'm used to chasing the second cam though, and the cam changeover is lower than I'm used to with the Lotus ECU :) Who knows, few years and we'll see if I can afford one or t'other.
     
  8. FishLicker

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 17, 2015

    Posts: 1,295

    The irony being, everyone slags off the 1zz in the MR2 Roadster, and they always say a 2zz is a no brainer. While I appreciate the MR2 was no rocketship, I didn’t find the 1zz that bad in it at all to be honest especially with a decent free flowing exhaust, even sounded reasonably good!

    OP, what about an MX5 NC BBR Turbo? I’ve had two NA MX5s but the NC seems different enough to warrant a look? Albeit I’m going for it as a sort of daily drive as well. I saw one on ebay last week for £5.5K
     
  9. Crizzy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 31, 2007

    Posts: 2,135

    Location: Bristol

    We've decided that it might be better to have more than 2 seats to give us a bit more flexibility.

    This has changed the game somewhat and I am now considering an EP3 type R, Focus ST and maybe a VW Rocco...
     
  10. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 31, 2007

    Posts: 17,999

    Those 3 cars aren't weekend cars at all; they're just cars. Scirocco is just a golf in a frock. Why not just get a Golf GTI?
     
  11. AiiR

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 19, 2009

    Posts: 3,042

    Weekend cars aren't supposed to be practical or flexible! Theyre for one thing - blasting b roads on a Saturday morning. :D
     
  12. Crizzy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 31, 2007

    Posts: 2,135

    Location: Bristol

    Ok, I'm all ears, 182?
     
  13. HoneyBadger

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 2, 2016

    Posts: 2,662

    Location: Kent

    Can you get a Jenson Interceptor for £5k?

    How cool does that sound - "I took the interceptor out today" ...
     
  14. Crizzy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 31, 2007

    Posts: 2,135

    Location: Bristol

    Uhhh no, not quite unfortunately :p:p
     
  15. Darkpassenger

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 22, 2018

    Posts: 224

    Mercedes SL55 or 65 is a great weekend car
     
  16. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 31,252

    Location: Acme's chair

    No for 5k.
     
  17. Nasher

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 15,707

    Those are still just normal cars too. Same as the other Mercs, just a bigger engine.

    An old Westfield is a weekend car for 5k.

    Weekend cars tend to go wrong more often due to lack of use, you really dont want the kind of bills that fixing an AMG produces.
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2020
  18. ci_newman

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 24, 2004

    Posts: 9,039

    Location: Hook, Hants

  19. Darkpassenger

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 22, 2018

    Posts: 224

    Sorry I didn't read that lol
     
  20. cokecan

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 4, 2004

    Posts: 7,625

    Location: Nottingham

    Might not be your thing but considered a classic car of some flavour? Potentially more work to maintain and not sure what you’d get for £5K but arguably more rewarding if your into that.