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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    I bet the first owner was a JLR employee! Nice car, though the 90 bobs a bit vs the 110.
    No it was a private buyer who bought as investment then needed the funds for another purchase . I consider myself lucky . Yes it does as you say "bob" but I have grown to enjoy this ride and the practicalities of the shorter chassis .



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    Quote Originally Posted by Norbert View Post
    Thank you , I'm very pleased with her .
    She has all the bells and whistles that you can expect including the upgraded leather seats and roof lining .
    Believe it or not I'm the second owner it had 65 miles on her when I collected her last November.
    She is being loved and nurtured .... sad ol git aren't I !
    But you are only here once and there are no pockets on a shroud !!


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    Fantastic, I hadn't spotted it was such a late model. Mine was an old by comparison, but loved all the same. I'm sure I have a photo somewhere.. Hopefully we'll be adding a Defender next year. I always enjoyed the 90, super easy to park in town and easy to turn in green lanes! My friend meanwhile had to wrestle his 110 in tight spots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmoris View Post
    Waiting for my Alhambra to get fresh oil and looking at this collection, which belongs to the owner of the buildings and Seat dealership here.. pretty sick. Wouldnt be surprised if these were worth north of 100M



    Oh my god!!! They are truly wonderful!!!



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    Oh how I miss cars, family man now with 20 month old and trying to build a property pension so became Mr Sensible :-)

    Previously:

    Saxo VTS (I know)
    Seat Ibiza Cupra (1.8T remapped)
    Audi S3 (remapped w/modified quattro ECU and brembo large brakes kit)
    Fiat Coupe 20VT+ (big turbo upgrade)
    VX220 Turbo (stage 2 courtenay kit)
    Boxster
    Boxster S

    ..now a slightly tired 09 plate X3 and 56 plate VW camper :-)

    Fave car of the lot? Tie between the VX and the Coupe - both immense fun! I remember fondly planting my right foot driving away from courtenay after the S2 in the VX and laughing out loud - it was insanely fast!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AMB View Post
    Update;



    Here it is with it's best friend...

    Can we have more pics of the Aston, please ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny View Post
    Can we have more pics of the Aston, please ?
    I don't have that many, and they don't do it justice! Nor does the driveway, most of these pictures were from before it was sorted out as per first picture I posted.









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    I collected this today:






    A day later than intended, because I asked for a full suspension geometry check, then asked the dealer to actually adjust the settings to the manufacturer's specifications - three quarters of the wheels had camber out of spec.

    It's astonishingly capable, and a real advance over previous GTI's that I've owned, and I've had a few.

    The photos were taken at Beaulieu Garage, which wasn't where I bought the car from, but if anybody has £250k or so to drop on a restored E-Type, that's the place to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMB View Post
    I don't have that many, and they don't do it justice! Nor does the driveway, most of these pictures were from before it was sorted out as per first picture I posted.








    Nice car! My neighbour over the road has one.

    I do hope BodgerUK and ChavChav et al aren't too upset by the engineer's name on the final inspection.

    I visited the HQ on business a few times a few years back. Nice folk there. We saw a few "disguised" cars that had odd duck-taped appendages on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Traveller View Post
    Congrats, they are a brilliant car to drive. I got rid of mine in favour of a Porsche 911 and regretted it constantly. The M3 was a better car in just about every way possible. I'd never have another Porsche.
    While i realise it might be putting you in the firing line a little I'd love to know what you disliked about the 911 and loved about the M3. I miss my 911 like crazy since I moved to the US and will eventually get another one - but I might go play with an M2 or M3 in the meantime, I guess ;p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Traveller View Post
    Congrats, they are a brilliant car to drive. I got rid of mine in favour of a Porsche 911 and regretted it constantly. The M3 was a better car in just about every way possible. I'd never have another Porsche.
    While i realise it might be putting you in the firing line a little I'd love to know what you disliked about the 911 and loved about the M3. I miss my 911 like crazy since I moved to the US and will eventually get another one - but I might go play with an M2 or M3 in the meantime, I guess ;p

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    Tomorrow....a bit different.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    Tomorrow....a bit different.
    Lovely patina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FK77 View Post
    Lovely patina.
    Indeed. The paintwork and the rust are as one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMB View Post
    I don't have that many, and they don't do it justice! Nor does the driveway, most of these pictures were from before it was sorted out as per first picture I posted.
    Beautiful car - but if I may be slightly critical........


    The wheels are too large diameter............

    Al

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    Last edited by Optimum; 23rd August 2017 at 12:05.

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    Hopefully picking this up on Friday!! :)

    Love the Astons by the way...

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    Just collected a new one today, an S63 Coupe.
    Only a quick photo as it's better driving it than taking pictures of it!


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    Well I am not driving it but I did order it this morning.Did it through the company salary exchange scheme.As Eddie would say "It seemed like a good idea at the time"


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    Quote Originally Posted by PDE View Post
    Just collected a new one today, an S63 Coupe.
    Only a quick photo as it's better driving it than taking pictures of it!

    I bet that sounds bloody awesome!! Very nice indeed

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    I must be getting old as I'm seeing the lovely Aston Martin's for example - but more interested in the garden/driveways!

    We still have the mk7 Golf GTD which we've had from new (first and probably only new car we will have), and I have an Audi TT Quattro Sport 240 as my impractical, can't take the family in it, car*.

    * That doesn't stop my 5 year old wanting me to take him to football in it rather than in "Mummy's boring car", and amusingly, the kids all seem to be drawn to it.

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    New cosy garage...new MOT...happy Lotus!



    (It'll be even happier once we unpack the rest of the garage!)

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    When I was working and had cash sloshing around my ankles, I always drove a Jaguar.

    Since retirement I have become dull and boring and drive a 1.6 Diesel Honda Civic when in the UK and a Hyundai IX20 1.6 Diesel when in Spain.

    The Honda is by far the better car.

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    318ci E46 on 2000 plate.
    Owned the car since 2003.
    Does serve its purpose and keeps going and going.

    I do want to buy an a 3 or 4 series 'vert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    New cosy garage...new MOT...happy Lotus!



    (It'll be even happier once we unpack the rest of the garage!)
    Very nice, Kirk. I almost looked at one of these near to me but when I researched them they seemed like nothing but trouble. What's your experience?

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    The Aston's on this thread are just beautiful - my dream car!

    I picked this up last Friday...







    So far the best things are the heated massage seats and the virtual cockpit (not to mention the performance!). Not so good are the frequent trips to the petrol station...
    Last edited by tredders; 15th September 2017 at 11:02.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimum View Post
    Very nice, Kirk. I almost looked at one of these near to me but when I researched them they seemed like nothing but trouble. What's your experience?
    It's been pretty robust, but they are not without their niggles. The overall build quality is pretty rubbish; the drivers seat constantly breaks, the roof leaks, the gearbox is a bit fragile, and recently a pop up headlight was being lazy. However they are made of non-exotic parts so repairs are cheap - for instance when the gearbox once got stuck in 3rd gear it was a clip that had failed, as found on Renault Master vans!

    Part of the problem we've had is that is was in a lock up away from our house so it was neglected by us for a while (last year it did 60 miles!); the new house has a garage so we can use it more. Once you drive it the niggles become part of the character (seriously!).

    The engine is robust, and with a few slight mods they can be turned into very capable cars (engine chip, uprated brakes etc). To be honest it's just a great fun little car to drive - they go around corners as if on rails!

    Edit: I think Carryondentist has one too, and his has been tweaked - I imagine it is awesome fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tredders View Post
    The Aston's on this thread are just beautiful - my dream car!

    I picked this up last Friday...







    So far the best things are the heated massage seats and the virtual cockpit (not to mention the performance!). Not so good are the frequent trips to the petrol station...
    Love the new S5, great choice!

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    Thanks for posting pictures of the S5. Proper lovely motor!!
    The RSQ3 likes the petrol station too, but the benefits outweigh that so far...

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    Quote Originally Posted by westy View Post
    Thanks for posting pictures of the S5. Proper lovely motor!!
    The RSQ3 likes the petrol station too, but the benefits outweigh that so far...
    We've just ordered a new RS3 to replace the other half's C63. She decided she wanted an Audi Exclusive colour (Porsche Riviera Blue) so won't be arriving until March/April

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex L View Post
    We've just ordered a new RS3 to replace the other half's C63. She decided she wanted an Audi Exclusive colour (Porsche Riviera Blue) so won't be arriving until March/April
    Nice
    Only blue for RS3 is Nogaro Blue though.
    Ordering soon
    Had the pre FL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hood View Post
    Nice
    Only blue for RS3 is Nogaro Blue though.
    Ordering soon
    Had the pre FL
    One of my friends has a pre FL in Sepang blue. I like Nogaro but wanted something a little more individual. Either way it should be a good car if anything like its predecessor.

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    My latest. Picked up on Friday, and filthy from a long motorway drive home. Too embarrassing to show it all in such a dirty state. For now this pic will do until I've got time to get it cleaned.


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    You are true Alfisti. You should change your user name!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimum View Post
    Nice. What’s the build number?

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    159Ti? We have a 2.4 JTDM, its been a good second car and utterly reliable too.

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanST150 View Post
    My latest. Picked up on Friday, and filthy from a long motorway drive home. Too embarrassing to show it all in such a dirty state. For now this pic will do until I've got time to get it cleaned.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanST150 View Post
    My latest. Picked up on Friday, and filthy from a long motorway drive home. Too embarrassing to show it all in such a dirty state. For now this pic will do until I've got time to get it cleaned.

    Driveway could do with some attention, too,............... :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mondie View Post
    159Ti? We have a 2.4 JTDM, its been a good second car and utterly reliable too.
    Correct. 159 Ti Sportwagon TBI. Let's hope it's as reliable as yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    Driveway could do with some attention, too,............... :)
    Tell me about it! I've just over things I'd rather spend my money on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by


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    Nice. I've always fancied a Trophy.

    The Golf's not bad either

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahiti View Post
    Nice. I've always fancied a Trophy.

    The Golf's not bad either
    Thanks! It's a great little car though I think it's time to sell when I get round to it.
    I just don't have the time / enthusiasm for a second car anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westy View Post






    Hopefully picking this up on Friday!! :)

    Love the Astons by the way...
    Great car this and a bit of a sleeper too, enjoy!

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    Collected a Golf R Estate 3 weeks ago, it's got to be one of the best "sleepers" out there, it looks like it should have a Labrador in the back but goes a bit!

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    Here's my 2012 Boss 302 Mustang, and my new E63s AMG E Class Mercedes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim W View Post
    Here's my 2012 Boss 302 Mustang, and my new E63s AMG E Class Mercedes.

    Well a third of it anyway!

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    Well a third of it anyway!
    OK, here's the rest of it:


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    A few more pictures of the newest arrival.






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    What do you drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim W View Post
    OK, here's the rest of it:


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    You might want to block out your number plate there!
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