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#550838 - 30/12/18 11:08 AM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: pete757]
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Registered: 10/04/16
Posts: 1005
Loc: NE Scotland
Originally Posted By pete757
Originally Posted By ewn
Don’t worry, you won’t lose any value with anything you buy, you arrived in the world with nothing and you’ll leave with nothing. laugh2


Ha! I am not worried about that... as my ex-wife has most of it now!


Now you’re just showing off, I could never afford an ex-wife no matter how hard I saved, that’s why I just spend it all now!

Disclaimer:
I love my wife dearly, this was just for comic effect.
I don’t really like 70’s style chauvinistic jokes. Pity really, I’m quite good at them.

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#550891 - 30/12/18 04:59 PM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: pete757]
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Ewn..you might have just got away with that..you know she reads your posts !!!!
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#550926 - 30/12/18 07:21 PM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: pandy]
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Registered: 16/10/13
Posts: 6223
Loc: Northamptonshire UK
Originally Posted By pandy
A great line from seasick Steve, slightly puts me in mind of one of the many excellent anecdotes Billy Connolly came out with in Part 1 of the documentary about him the other night.

"When I was nominated for a knighthood, the woman interviewing me said, very nicely, ‘It’ll be strange for you, having a knighthood, coming from nothing.’ And I said, I don’t come from nothing. I come from something.”

For those who didn't see it (I think it was called Made in Scotland) on BBC2, I highly recommend you watch it on the iPlayer.


I picked up on that one too.. A very inspirational man & I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of them.
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#550944 - 30/12/18 09:31 PM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: pete757]
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LOL guys!!!

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#550947 - 30/12/18 10:03 PM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: KEVFITZ]
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Originally Posted By KEVFITZ
Ewn..you might have just got away with that..you know she reads your posts !!!!


Nah, I’m safe enough, I’ve posted so much drivel, if she started looking, she’d give up or fall asleep long before she finds this post😀 laugh2

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#550971 - 31/12/18 08:26 AM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: pete757]
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Hi PETE, I own a 2010 roadster just coming up to 30000km, i absolutely love it, ive driven the 3.7 roadster but i prefer mine for 2 simple reasons, im 6 ft 3 and the transmission tunnel in mine is "slimmer" than the 3.7 hence more comfortable to drive and secondly unless your an out and out boy racer the 220+ HP is more than enough useable power for both long distance cruising a bit of hooligan stuff if your that way inclined, and lets face it we are all occasional hooligans its just so much fun to blast past tin tops in 3rd gear and watch the look on their faces as you smile and wave going past them
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#550974 - 31/12/18 09:14 AM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: pete757]
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The Series 1 Roadster is the best resolved of the Roadsters with a well designed ecu with no rev hang.

I wouldn't change mine for any of the other Roadsters or a classic Plus 8.

The rear end is hard with six leaves. I don't mind this but you can soften it if necessary.

But the S1 is rare. 2004 to 2006.
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#550978 - 31/12/18 09:34 AM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: pete757]
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Registered: 21/07/07
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Pete,
the tunnel on the 3.7 I found a pain when I drove one. More power than my S1 but as Dave says I wouldn't change.
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#550982 - 31/12/18 10:42 AM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: pete757]
Peter J Offline
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Registered: 13/08/13
Posts: 10765
Loc: Salisbury, UK
Pete,
I'm far more suspicious of low mileage cars than a well serviced and looked after high milage car:

My Roadster had covered about 28,000 miles when I sold it, age 5 years old.
My Plus 8 is rising 5 years old and has covered 38,000 miles.

Both cars have been mechanically totally trouble free. My view is that they thrive on regular use, neither were SORNED and are used through the winter.

Depreciation on a Morgan is, compared with any other car, trivial. Indeed, once the VAT has been "lost" they maintain value and can increase. But that isn't the point.

So, is it worth going for a 110 edition? In my view, If you can afford it, yes... because of the "extras" offered. There is "something" about picking up a brand new car....!!

Peter
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#551095 - 31/12/18 07:43 PM Re: Newbie from Hertfordshire! [Re: Peter J]
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Registered: 27/08/08
Posts: 1856
Loc: Powick
Originally Posted By Peter J
Pete,
I'm far more suspicious of low mileage cars than a well serviced and looked after high milage car:

My Roadster had covered about 28,000 miles when I sold it, age 5 years old.
My Plus 8 is rising 5 years old and has covered 38,000 miles.

Both cars have been mechanically totally trouble free. My view is that they thrive on regular use, neither were SORNED and are used through the winter.

Depreciation on a Morgan is, compared with any other car, trivial. Indeed, once the VAT has been "lost" they maintain value and can increase. But that isn't the point.

So, is it worth going for a 110 edition? In my view, If you can afford it, yes... because of the "extras" offered. There is "something" about picking up a brand new car....!!

Peter

28,000 miles in 5 years is a low mileage car in my book.
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