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I got my new car! 2021 Plus Four #650950
16/07/20 08:36 PM
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Hi everyone!

So I got my new car this week and I thought I would share my impressions with you guys. :-) This is my short, subjective review.

First, the bad...

1. The seats could be better. They are not bad, they are actually nicer than in the Plus Six, but they offer less support than the seats in my previous 2017 4/4. The padding is not optimal as it feels as if there is more padding in the middle of the seat than on the sides. As a result you sit on the seat rather than in it.
2. The breaks, although very effective, squeal like a pig in heat and feel like stepping into a quag mire.
3. The seatbelt warning chime is loud, and it insists that there is an unbuckled passenger in the passenger seat even if it is empty (a slight fault certainly).
4. The steering is nicely weighted, but could offer more feedback.
5. The «stereo system» is truly the worst, most tinny sounding system I have ever heard. Utterly useless!

Now the fantastic...
1. She is drop dead gorgous!
2. The feels just as much like Morgan as any Morgan I have been in.
3. The chassis feels like it has been carved out of billet aluminium. It is super solid with not a single squeak or rattle. Traversing sleeping policemen and pot holes is a joy and she takes them in her stride without protest. I would even go as far as saying she feels more substantial than my 2000 Bentley Arnage, and that is really saying something for a 1000kg car (or even a tank). :-)
4. She is seriously QUICK and the automatic transmission (as most of you guys told me) works really sell.
5. The ride quality is sublime for a sports car! She is not at all crashy over bumps etc. and rides like cars used to ride before they were all spoiled by Nurnberger ring lap times. Firm, taut suspension with tall «high» profile tires. Love it!
6. The sound with standard exhaust is really deep and purposeful sounding. Much nicer than I had expected.

In short I could not really be any happier, I love the car to bits, and think we will get along famously for a long time!

Bonnet strap, luggage rack and b/w Union Jack emblems are on order, AND Moto-Lita is working with Morgan on a new boss that will allow the car to be fitted with a much nicer steering wheel quite soon. :-)

If I can manage it I will include some pictures, but I have as of yet not ficured out how I can post pictures of acceptable quality. Can anyone provide any insight?

Re: I got my new car! 2021 Plus Four [Re: Moogie] #650951
16/07/20 08:38 PM
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thumbsnap for pics

Re: I got my new car! 2021 Plus Four [Re: Moogie] #650954
16/07/20 08:58 PM
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Moogie, thanks for sharing your first impressions. It sounds wonderful, in every aspect. And the cons are some which could be sorted, even the seats. Perhaps this link may help to post photos.

http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthread...uide-to-sharing-photos-online#Post461692


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Re: I got my new car! 2021 Plus Four [Re: Moogie] #650959
16/07/20 09:11 PM
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Moogie. Congratulations you have a very nice car. It’s interesting to see you likes and dislikes. They align almost exactly with my impression on a test drive. The seat backs did not feel quite right and the brakes squeeled just the same. I also had to plug in the seat belt to stop the alarm. Why did Morgan decide to fit one at all? I think if I had one it would be disconnected.

On the positives just the same, a massive leap forward from my GDI plus 4.

Good to see a mota lita is on the way.

Re: I got my new car! 2021 Plus Four [Re: Moogie] #650965
16/07/20 09:20 PM
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Thanks for your report Moogie very positive, of course the seats and brakes seem to be an issue to all test drivers so hopefully these will be addressed by MMC in the time honoured fashion.

Glad you are enjoying the cars performance and handling I find that encouraging particularly the confirmation that the autobox is the way to go.


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green prev
1994 Connaught Green +8 prev





Re: I got my new car! 2021 Plus Four [Re: Moogie] #650972
16/07/20 09:29 PM
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Thanks for the help guys!

Hopefully this will work:

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Re: I got my new car! 2021 Plus Four [Re: Moogie] #650973
16/07/20 09:36 PM
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Luton, Bedfordshire
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Great photos. You guys look understandably happy! One quick question: how is the ground clearance compared with the "old" Plus 4?


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Re: I got my new car! 2021 Plus Four [Re: Moogie] #650975
16/07/20 09:45 PM
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Thank you guys! :-)

I would say the ground clerance is a bit better. At least I transversed an unexpected speed bump today with no problems. The same speed bump (at the same speed) would have bottomed out my previous 4/4.

Now some pictures by night.:-)

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Re: I got my new car! 2021 Plus Four [Re: Moogie] #650977
16/07/20 09:53 PM
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Great set of images, can I detect a little bit of affection for your car in them...? smile

Thanks for posting and of course....ENJOY... thumbs

Re: I got my new car! 2021 Plus Four [Re: Moogie] #650980
16/07/20 09:59 PM
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Köln Germany
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These are gorgeous pictures. What a beautiful car in a wonderful landscape! And how happy are you looking,


'14 4/4 graphite grey
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