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Any Three-Wheeler owners in Houston, TX? #668465
22/10/20 07:52 PM
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Howdy folks,

Are there any Morgan Three Wheeler owners in the Houston Texas area? I've always wanted to buy one, but I've never even ridden in one, let alone driven one. I would love to get some perspective from a local owner (and maybe even some time behind the wheel) before trying to buy one at an auction sight-unseen.

Thanks!

Re: Any Three-Wheeler owners in Houston, TX? [Re: sss6000] #668468
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I hope you can find someone close to you to get the perspective you seek and take a look at the thing yourself. I never saw one in my 25 years in DFW.
I and I imagine many others have purchased their Morgan 3 Wheeler's sight unseen.
You are in the right place to ask questions ... in my experience, this forum is full of very very helpful members.

If you want to make a trip to Colorado, I'd be more than happy to help smile

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Re: Any Three-Wheeler owners in Houston, TX? [Re: sss6000] #668470
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Re: Any Three-Wheeler owners in Houston, TX? [Re: m3w_golden_co] #668471
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Thanks @m3w_golden_co! What's driving it really like? Is there anything you could compare it to? I actually travel to CO a lot for work so I may have to take you up on that offer post-Covid.

Re: Any Three-Wheeler owners in Houston, TX? [Re: sss6000] #668472
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Originally Posted by sss6000
What's driving it really like?

It's analog. You hear all sorts of noises coming from the chassis, body, engine, exhaust. You sit very low and snug. You feel everything.
It's an involving and rewarding driving experience.

Originally Posted by sss6000
Is there anything you could compare it to?

I've owned more than my fair share of cars but I can't compare it to anything else. It is quite unique not only in terms of looks and design but in its spirit.

Originally Posted by sss6000
I actually travel to CO a lot for work so I may have to take you up on that offer post-Covid.

You are more than welcome.

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Re: Any Three-Wheeler owners in Houston, TX? [Re: sss6000] #668600
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Put me in the camp of (happy) 'site-unseen' purchasers. But that wasn't necessarily so. There are plenty of M3W reviews on-line and it isn't hard to internalize the common denominators. The more comparative experience one has driving motorcycles, sportscars, small airplanes, sailboats, a wood vs. composite racing scull, bicycles, etc., the more intuitive the 'ahh hahh!' epiphany that the M3W is unlike anything else. Note the 'WTF...this is unique!!' happy faces smeared all over countless automotive reviewers the first time they get rolling and find the limits. There are faster things to drive but that's exactly the point of this thing - it's just as erotic at 20mph.

If someone were to ask me to describe it in three words, I'd say: visceral, vibration and authentic.
It rides like a car, powers like a motorcycle and handles like, well nothing else.


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Re: Any Three-Wheeler owners in Houston, TX? [Re: sss6000] #668603
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If you happen to travel to El Paso, I will be happy to oblige. The 3W is the most unique, engaging, iconic, inimitable, awe-inspiring, gossip-generating, eccentric, fun, outrageous, and seductive machine I've ever owned.
Imagine finding a woman with such attributes...

Re: Any Three-Wheeler owners in Houston, TX? [Re: 06032] #668647
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Thanks @06032! What is it like driving it on crappy streets full of potholes? The roads around where I live are decidedly not-great.

Re: Any Three-Wheeler owners in Houston, TX? [Re: sss6000] #668656
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Originally Posted by sss6000
Thanks @06032! What is it like driving it on crappy streets full of potholes? The roads around where I live are decidedly not-great.


I live on 2 miles of steep dirt road and frequently drive on rough mountain roads here in the Rockies, the M3W does a great job the driver needs to be resilient and not concerned about a dirty vehicle. I will say that all my Morgans cope extremely well better than some modern vehicles, but the driver and passengers do need to be of an adventurous nature and not a concourse type of individual.


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Re: Any Three-Wheeler owners in Houston, TX? [Re: sss6000] #668672
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I'd say the ride is remarkably forgiving of poor roads, especially once you finally learn that straddling a pothole between the front wheels doesn't end well. It surprised me sometimes how much I can see the front wheels bouncing up and down without it bothering the car much.

Similar to the other offers, if you're ever in Vegas happy to show off to you and share the experience!


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