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Show Us Your Motors!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Lopéz, 18 Oct 2002.

  1. Chrisc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Jun 2016

    Posts: 1,848

    Location: Up Norf

    I was the same when it first came out, it grew on me very quickly though.
     
  2. Chrisc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Jun 2016

    Posts: 1,848

    Location: Up Norf

    mate i 100% agree, they're a cool looking motor. Does it have overdrive? :rolleyes:
     
  3. loltim

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 14,595

    Location: Wellington, NZ

    Yeah DreederUK iirc
     
  4. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 68,752

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    I'd love a Kei Car as well.
     
  5. Orangeade

    Gangster

    Joined: 15 Nov 2020

    Posts: 165

    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.

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  6. GinG

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 22 Jul 2006

    Posts: 7,639

    Gave the car its first wash since we got it. We love the colour glad we didn't spec a cost option.

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  7. Andybtsn

    Don

    Joined: 23 Oct 2005

    Posts: 42,346

    Location: North Yorkshire

    I'm sure I saw that driving around town the other day @GinG, looked good :cool:
     
  8. Martynt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: 20 Feb 2004

    Posts: 18,055

    Location: Higher Walton

    I feel you're winning at life when you consider that a "run around" :p
     
  9. grudas

    Capodecina

    Joined: 12 Mar 2008

    Posts: 21,787

    Location: West sussex

    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 :D 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.
     
  10. rG-tom

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Nov 2004

    Posts: 10,020

    Location: North Beds

    nice! Which engine?
     
  11. -Ad-

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Nov 2004

    Posts: 13,910

    Location: Aberdeen

    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 :p

    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.
     
  12. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Aug 2007

    Posts: 19,295

    BuT iT’s OnLy A fOuR cYlInDeR
     
  13. Orangeade

    Gangster

    Joined: 15 Nov 2020

    Posts: 165

    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.
     
  14. thewanted

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Jul 2007

    Posts: 5,515

    It’s not a 4 cylinder though?
     
  15. Orangeade

    Gangster

    Joined: 15 Nov 2020

    Posts: 165

    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
     
  16. Orangeade

    Gangster

    Joined: 15 Nov 2020

    Posts: 165

    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.
     
  17. Martynt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: 20 Feb 2004

    Posts: 18,055

    Location: Higher Walton

    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 :)
     
  18. Dis86

    Suspended

    Joined: 23 Dec 2011

    Posts: 28,576

    Location: Northern England

    That's a flat six.
     
  19. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Aug 2007

    Posts: 19,295

    Fair enough then :cry::o

    It looks like a 718.. Guess it's a 981 then. All looks the same to me :(
     
  20. MrMagoo

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Oct 2004

    Posts: 394

    My eldest daughter bought me some cleaning products for my Birthday last week and with the sun due out I gave it a clean :D, 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 :mad: 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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