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#550184 - 26/12/18 12:14 PM Re: 1.6 ltr to weedy ? [Re: Deejay]
Graham, G4FUJ Offline
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Originally Posted By Deejay
Looks as if it’s lived abroad...was that in a nice dry climate or parked beside the salty sea?

What gives that impression? Just curious smile
I've seen the actual car in MMC showroom. Looks good.
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#550193 - 26/12/18 12:57 PM Re: 1.6 ltr to weedy ? [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted By Deejay
Looks as if it’s lived abroad...was that in a nice dry climate or parked beside the salty sea?

What gives that impression? Just curious smile
I've seen the actual car in MMC showroom. Looks good.
[quote=Graham, G4FUJ][quote=Deejay]
Sorry, Graham, putting my hands up! I only quickly looked at the write up and jumped to wrong conclusion when I saw reference to it being refitted with a standard 2010 plate prior to sale. Looking at pic, it already has a Brit reg. of course, albeit from the dark & distant past.

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#550201 - 26/12/18 01:29 PM Re: 1.6 ltr to weedy ? [Re: Chester.G]
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Originally Posted By Chester.G
Nice car, the engine is quite small but he will for sure do the job, the dark point of this car is the black wheels and no external handle door, if you arrive to convince them to give you at this price with this missing option and maybe sun visor, after a test drive you are for sure good to go.


That's one point of view. Personally I think the black wheels and lack of exterior door handles are major plus points. And sun visors are also completely unnecessary, a peaked cap is all that's needed.

The 4/4 is a great car, perfectly able to do anything you want of a Morgan.
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#550204 - 26/12/18 01:47 PM Re: 1.6 ltr to weedy ? [Re: Bonesie]
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Not in anyway weedy! The 1600 engine ( Sigma) is a delight - it loves to rev and therefore is great fun to use. Add in the MX5 gearbox and you have a perfect combo. Even better with a very cost effective re-map from Wolf performance that'll make it even better.


I sometimes drive a 184bhp twin scroll turbo Mini Cooper S and in no way does the 4/4 feel weedy or underpowered by comparison - its much more fun to drive as well.

The grey car in the link looks great I think - love the colour scheme.




Edited by andymot (26/12/18 01:48 PM)
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#550210 - 26/12/18 02:06 PM Re: 1.6 ltr to weedy ? [Re: Bonesie]
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The Mazda gear box was launched around 2012? I never drove a 4/4 Sport with the Ford gearbox, but if the car is in a good condition and regarding the price point, why not. Especially the very car looks great in the pics.
On the other hand, if you can find a 4/4 with the Mazda box, the internal ratios offer a better match to the weight figure of the 4/4. I have such a one since 4,5 years and I am still very happy. The best overall drive for me even in comparison with a 3.0 Roadser which has more power and easyness of acceleration but less nimble qualities. The latter is the key to have so much fun on B roads.

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#550211 - 26/12/18 02:11 PM Re: 1.6 ltr to weedy ? [Re: Deejay]
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Originally Posted By Deejay

Sorry, Graham, putting my hands up! I only quickly looked at the write up and jumped to wrong conclusion when I saw reference to it being refitted with a standard 2010 plate prior to sale. Looking at pic, it already has a Brit reg. of course, albeit from the dark & distant past.

No worries. It made go back and carefully check the advert before I actually posted my query. Thought I'd missed something grin2
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#550216 - 26/12/18 02:21 PM Re: 1.6 ltr to weedy ? [Re: Bonesie]
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I love my 1600 4/4 sport - the engine has plenty of power for my needs - but could have it tweaked if I wanted. Also 45+ mpg and very cheap tax and insurance.
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#550227 - 26/12/18 03:21 PM Re: 1.6 ltr to weedy ? [Re: Bonesie]
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Looks nice and yes the 4/4 is great for a newbie to get a feel for Morgans

One question though, is an 8yr old 4/4 really still worth £30k ???
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#550232 - 26/12/18 04:23 PM Re: 1.6 ltr to weedy ? [Re: CooperMan]
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Originally Posted By CooperMan
Looks nice and yes the 4/4 is great for a newbie to get a feel for Morgans

One question though, is an 8yr old 4/4 really still worth £30k ???


Judging by the asking prices of other 4/4s, and the fact that a new one is over £45k it seems reasonable.
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#550234 - 26/12/18 04:25 PM Re: 1.6 ltr to weedy ? [Re: Bonesie]
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Registered: 18/03/13
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My 100bhp plus Mild tune 1.6 is plenty powerful enough in the Welsh A and B roads.
Nothing wrong with 1.6 at all.
However I've moved onto 2.7 boxer engined sports car.
it's an age thing gloomy
my moggy is still for sale innocent


Edited by stevemag (26/12/18 04:27 PM)
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