Purchased second hand.
Only 35k on the clock. Few bits of trim missing but otherwise clean and straight. Worlds worst tyres fitted. Hard and slimmy in the wet. Will add brand when I think of them.
Added 18″ Orsche wheels to accommodate Nokian winter tyres at 255. Extra inch definitely degraded ride compliance but less understear. Think I would prefer the comfort but understear would have been even worse on 17″ x 235.
Have put 45,000 km on in 9 months and all OK except for gearbox changing down too soon on hill climb and then holding gear too long once over summit. Have been told its an adjustment to FPS ??? Forward position switch. Will know after service.
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Purchased second hand.
Bought whilst traveling. Surprisingly big inside. Easily accommodated my 6″ frame. Don’t remember the year. Round headlights and rust everywhere. On trips to Oxford needed to stop and hop over garden walls occasionally to borrow a watering can of water to fill radiator. Temp was fine on motorway but would climb rapidly with no moisture in radiator. Fond memories of this vehicle and teaching girlfriend to drive. Bought it from a lovely lady that I worked with and sold it to my hairdresser. (think it was a 1971, will investigate further)
Filler car that accelerated like a bat out of hell. 13B rotary motor had a unique rough idle when cold but when warm was spectacular. It need TLC and I had no cash-flow so neglect led to non-starting car. Sold when leaving for interstate. Fun while it lasted.
First car. Asked Dad for a motorbike so he bought me this one instead. Black, leather seats. Noisy, went well, terrific wide rims and a starter motor that kept coming loose. Got it in final 3 months of high school and lasted me a year at university before being sold for me for capital injection required to continue overseas travel.
Bought in Warburton. Body in good condition. Carburetor
unoriginal. Used for carting hay and carrying equipment around for
fencing etc. Had PTO and hand throttle. Doors came off which was
handy in summer. Could Carry a lot of wood. Brakes never really
worked but it looked great!
Silver with PDK, fast, furious and special. Felt that it was straining at the leash, ready to let go. It did not need to be manhandled but definitely needs a driver that has self control. More thoroughbred than warmblood. Was caught in Burnley street tunnel traffic for the first 30 minutes of the overnight test-drive. Felt like a caged cat, prowly the perimeter, searching for a way out of the snarl. When the road finally cleared, easily found ways of filling relatively small gaps in traffic and then created gaps for others to fill when accelerating away via paddle tweaks. Porsche PDK (or DSG in VW speak) was amazingly quick when changing up or down. In auto mode there was a hesitation between foot and wheels. I got better at managing the delay and felt that I would master it, given more time.
Daughter loved it and did not seem to care that there was no third nor fourth seats.
Handed it back understanding why someone would buy one but knowing that it was no for me as an every day driver.
New, to replace Red one. Had seat moved back by engineer
via ULR but could not get comfortable driving position.