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Re: 3 Write-Offs? [Re: Alistair] #618946
25/02/20 11:27 AM
25/02/20 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Alistair
..................... a bit like AMG does for the first owner of one of it's nutter-wagons.


Gosh, we have a Morgan Plus 8 and 2 nutter wagons...

Does that mean I'm completely nuts? somestick


Hope so... hide


Peter,
66, 2016 Porsche Boxster S
No longer driving Tarka, the 2014 Plus 8...

Re: 3 Write-Offs? [Re: MOG 615] #618947
25/02/20 11:31 AM
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I have always found that my short legs provided a higher degree of protection compared with electronic aids - especially when combined with a long travel throttle pedal.

Re: 3 Write-Offs? [Re: MOG 615] #618982
25/02/20 03:30 PM
25/02/20 03:30 PM
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Hampshire
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Smile, it confuses them
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Not saying anything - just leaving this here.....

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Everyone loves a Morgan. Even me, unless it's broken again.
Re: 3 Write-Offs? [Re: Alistair] #619042
25/02/20 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Alistair
Not saying anything - just leaving this here.....

[Linked Image]

Yummm!

Though could you post one with dark chocolate next time wink


Peter

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Re: 3 Write-Offs? [Re: madmax] #619048
25/02/20 11:25 PM
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No I don’t own one but have spent a couple of weeks driving some of the early factory cars. I’m more of an aero kind of guy and an NA addict but I do respect the plus 6 a bit more each time I drive one. It’s an absolute rocket ship. That said, it only goes as fast as you ask it and will happily tootle along in a big gear at sensible speeds also. Just be very ready if you poke it. Someone else mentions the fact most of us are used to driver aids now and modern cars are inherently easy to drive but the tech underneath is doing all the work to keep you in a straight line. What I love about my Morgan’s Ian it’s just you doing that job. I am sure it’s a car you will learn to trust and get lots of performance out of.


2012 M3W
2011 Aero Coupe
2018 Aero GT 8/8

Jon
Re: 3 Write-Offs? [Re: MOG 615] #619482
28/02/20 10:10 AM
28/02/20 10:10 AM
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The biggest “danger” is the driver. As I posted elsewhere, who the **** jumps into a previously untried car , especially one with power, and drives it “like you stole it” from the word go? Pistonheads driving gods would.
Surely you treat it with respect and build up confidence?
I changed from a 1993 4/4 to a 2002 Plus8. The test drive started gently and gradually, as the feel increased, it was tested. BUT, not to the extreme. Gears moved through, revs explored, response on leaving bends tested. After buying it it took a while to get out of the torque experience and driving in an “auto mode “ manner to one where it was DRIVEN . When testing a car you get a feel for it and stops short of buttock clenching moments realising there is more to come with EXPERIENCE.
So, the Plus6 has had crashes on test drives? I blame the driver and salesman. Unfortunately ability often fails to match reality. A driver who can’t empathise with a car should consider staying away. Perhaps the Plus4 would be a better option for many but still need care?
I am itching to try a Plus6.
£££££££ is the pre test barrier though. If the Plus4 £ falls within sensible( !!!) man maths territory then a test would possibly clinch it depending on how it compares to my Plus8.


Red Plus8
Re: 3 Write-Offs? [Re: MOG 615] #620397
03/03/20 08:24 PM
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Does anyone have any information on the insurance ratings of the new CX cars? It seems to me that while the Trads can often be cobbled back together after an accident, the likelihood of a write-off is substantially greater with the new chassis.

Re: 3 Write-Offs? [Re: MOG 615] #620682
04/03/20 10:00 PM
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Devonshire
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Tricky Dicky
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Give Hiscox a call they'll know.


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green prev
1993 Connaught Green +8 prev





Re: 3 Write-Offs? [Re: MOG 615] #622217
11/03/20 10:05 PM
11/03/20 10:05 PM
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Devon, UK
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Learner Plates Off!
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Devon, UK
Met a very pleasant gent today, having some minor tweaks to his gleaming new Plus 6 at Berrybrook. Asked him how he liked it - whereupon he remarked that it was "his second Plus 6". I said "Oh, you had a Roadster previously you mean?" Whereupon he confided that he wrote the first +6 off. Apparently it happened on a straight road in the wet: he reckons he accelerated to join a dual carriageway from the slip road (as I understand it), in the wet, and the 'box jumped down 2 gears and that was the end of that!

"Gobsmacked" hardly covers my surprise! Think his must be the silver write-off pictured on another thread here. Poor chap!

I wouldn't be looking forward to my next insurance renewal much if it was me!


Nick
Connaught Green Roadster S3 V6
Re: 3 Write-Offs? [Re: MOG 615] #638927
20/05/20 09:05 PM
20/05/20 09:05 PM
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auckland new zealand
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No mention of any real problems with the CX cars yet , some of them must be clicking up the miles (k's) by now so it appears that the factory has done a good development job on them. Or are the owners not TM types ?


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