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#511873 - 05/05/18 08:26 PM Hello all
Chilliblu Offline
Just Getting Started

Registered: 28/07/17
Posts: 46
Loc: Cheshire
Hi all, new member just started investigations on buying a Morgan. Most likely a plus 4, I tried a 1.6 4/4 for a weekend but it felt a little underpowered. Just thought I would join up and learn as much as I can before taking the plunge. Hopefully there will be lots of knowledgeable people on here that can point me in the right direction.
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Land Rover Disco sport MY18
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#511876 - 05/05/18 08:48 PM Re: Hello all [Re: Chilliblu]
MOG 615 Offline
Has a lot to Say!

Registered: 24/09/14
Posts: 1280
Loc: London
Welcome to the forum.

The Sigma engine in the 4/4 is a a free -revving delight , but to get the best of it you do need to rev it heartily. If you are not used to that treatment, then an engine that produces more torque may suit you better, but it will be different, not so free revving, and that is important in a sports car , and especially a Morgan. The 4/4 is also more nimble, and easier to handle , so don't get concern yourself overmuch with the engine power/torque figures.

The Duratec and GDI engined +4s are both great to drive and will give more torque than the Sigma BUT neither can match the torque figures of a turbo-diesel so try both.

If you really want lazy torque and very long legs then a Roadster or an older +8 may suit. It is important that you try each one over a varied route , and make your own mind up . These are physically bigger and heavier cars so the extra torque does come at a price, the handling is less nimble and you have more weight transfer in corners.

As others have said before , the right car will choose you.
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#511877 - 05/05/18 08:48 PM Re: Hello all [Re: Chilliblu]
Paul F Offline

Talk Morgan Expert

Registered: 20/08/10
Posts: 2210
Loc: Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
Welcome to TM.

Your ideal Morgan will find you. You have some good dealers within easy reach. Good luck with your quest.
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Costock, UK
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#511880 - 05/05/18 08:54 PM Re: Hello all [Re: Chilliblu]
NeilL Offline

Talk Morgan Sage

Registered: 16/10/12
Posts: 6496
Loc: Warks
Welcome Chilli.

Enjoy your Morgan search.

I have had two 4/4s and a Roadster ( oh and a three wheeler !).

As said the 4/4 is a great classic - I am loving mine.

Drive as many as you can would be my advice.

You are indeed fortunate to have some good dealers within easy reach.

Do keep us posted - and do ask questions!

Cheers. cheers
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#511884 - 05/05/18 09:07 PM Re: Hello all [Re: Chilliblu]
Chilliblu Offline
Just Getting Started

Registered: 28/07/17
Posts: 46
Loc: Cheshire
Christopher Neil is the nearest dealer in Northwich, which are the other good ones around Cheshire? Thanks for the comments by the way. I will try a +4 soon. The 4/4 I rented I drove down to the factory and had a great couple of days so I think another rental is due soon
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#511886 - 05/05/18 09:15 PM Re: Hello all [Re: Chilliblu]
Graham, G4FUJ Offline
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Registered: 03/07/07
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Loc: Cheltenham, Glos. UK
Welcome to TM.
Lots of answers here.
As others have said, try as many as possible smile
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#511891 - 05/05/18 09:38 PM Re: Hello all [Re: Chilliblu]
+8Rich Offline

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Registered: 15/12/09
Posts: 18882
Loc: Devonshire

Welcome Chilli - try as many different types as you can and you will gravitate to the right one.

Enjoy the process that's the important thing thumbs .
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1999 Indigo +8






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#511915 - 06/05/18 05:47 AM Re: Hello all [Re: Chilliblu]
OZ 4/4 Offline

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Registered: 25/11/11
Posts: 2482
Loc: Australia - NSW Mid North Coas...
A warm welcome Chilliblu, from sunny Sydney Australia.
I'm sure the right car will find you. drive
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#511951 - 06/05/18 11:44 AM Re: Hello all [Re: +8Rich]
A11OGE Offline

Part of the Furniture

Registered: 14/05/07
Posts: 4093
Loc: Reading
+1

may you have many (s)miles ahead.


Originally Posted By +8Rich

Welcome Chilli - try as many different types as you can and you will gravitate to the right one.

Enjoy the process that's the important thing thumbs .
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#511952 - 06/05/18 12:23 PM Re: Hello all [Re: Chilliblu]
DaveW Offline
Roadster Guru
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Registered: 11/12/08
Posts: 16981
Loc: South Yorkshire
Welcome.

There's a useful book available about buying your first Morgan. innocent
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