Discussion in 'Motors' started by Lopéz, 18 Oct 2002.
I was the same when it first came out, it grew on me very quickly though.
mate i 100% agree, they're a cool looking motor. Does it have overdrive?
Yeah DreederUK iirc
I'd love a Kei Car as well.
Friend was looking at them and decided to treat myself to a run around for the summer. Makes no sense having another car in the city but will be nice for longer trips over the mountains etc. Not a fan of the 20" wheels but new tyres all round, but the sports exhaust sounds great and it's nifty enough that I don't need much more. Especially in a country where fines are based on income........
Prices seem pretty strong on them as well. Audio is excellent and modern enough with digital display with maps etc. Quick trip to Germany to test out full range and it did the trick nicely.
Gave the car its first wash since we got it. We love the colour glad we didn't spec a cost option.
I'm sure I saw that driving around town the other day @GinG, looked good
I feel you're winning at life when you consider that a "run around"
Elgrands are proper cool! Think if I needed a space and seats I'd get one over an SUV!
They're k12 Micra underneath so yea, plastic on plastic as you'd expect from a Micra. Some rattles etc but it's basically a cheap runaround in Japan. Has got a million cupholders and storage spaces everywhere think if I counted right it has 8 cupholders, 4 in the front.
This one we have is a 1.5 CVT so no overdrive just a "sports" mode which keeps the revs higher.
nice! Which engine?
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but they forgot to put paint over the primer, you should drop it back to get the topcoat applied
Looking really good, seen a few of these zipping about when over in Norway.
I approve of this, very very nice. Glad it has the PSE also for the great soundtrack.
Was at a JayEmm on cars shoot recently and he was reviewing one of these and it sounded ace even cruising by the cafe where we were located.
BuT iT’s OnLy A fOuR cYlInDeR
A debate I've been having with myself recently. I've been very lucky with my job which makes it possible to buy anything without noticing impact...
The downside is that I work with very high levels of stress, long hours with a lot of responsibility and my hair is turning grey! My time driving this will be minimal.
So not exactly winning...
Saying that, I did manage to take out for a night cruise and it was a great break away from the tesla. Yeah it's not as fast with the acceleration but the sounds etc make it a hoot. Be sad when petrol goes.
It’s not a 4 cylinder though?
2.7, briefly considered the 3.4 but really it's just not necessary. A friend at a rival IB got caught in her very swanky car and the fine was just insane. Also the gearing quite long so it already puts you into higher speeds rather than being able to push through the rev range.
Oh and I bought on impulse. Hah
Yeah it sounds very nice. Sometimes a bit OTT when going down the gears and in normal area even in the land where everyone drives hypercars haha.
Yeah, i guess that's the trade off. I hope for you it gives you an early retirement and plenty time to enjoy the fruits of your hard work
That's a flat six.
Fair enough then
It looks like a 718.. Guess it's a 981 then. All looks the same to me
My eldest daughter bought me some cleaning products for my Birthday last week and with the sun due out I gave it a clean , then on Sat my youngest daughter tested positive for Covid so have been isolating since (then tested positive myself) so haven't actually driven it anywhere since and it's now covered in pollen and will be back to dodgy weather when I am allowed back out again!
I am still pondering getting the wheels done in Ferric grey but will possibly wait until they get chipped, or damaged or I run out of the matt wheel shampoo + matt detailer for them.
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