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Four or Six #743689
05/06/22 04:56 PM
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Peter J Offline OP
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As many have realised I've been mulling over changing my now 9 year old Plus 8 for something younger.
I've not reached a decision, much will depend on what the cause of the electronic/electrical failures is.
Wasting this afternoon looking at cars on the MMC used car search it became clear that nearly new 2022 Plus Fours and low milage 2020 Plus Sixes can be had for much the same money, £79,995.

Two examples....
A Plus Four... https://www.morgan-motor.com/williams-morgan/used-car/2021-plus-four-in-porsche-marine-blue-8887/. New Today £79955. A 2020 Plus Four would be about £73,000 so £7,000 depreciation in 2 years or 11%
A Plus Six.... https://www.morgan-motor.com/williams-morgan/used-car/2020-plus-six-in-ice-blue-9165/. New today £95,000 so only £15,000 depreciation or 6% ...that it is less than the PlusFour surprised me.

Which direction would you go?

The Plus Four with wire wheels or a Plus Six with more modern wheels, possibly my AeroMax wheels from the Plus 8?


Peter,
66, my 2016 Porsche Boxster S
Tarka 2014 Plus 8....Off the road, since March!


Re: Four or Six [Re: Peter J] #743691
05/06/22 05:14 PM
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Peter, go with the model that best suits your driving style or expectation the Plus Four auto I think is a favourite.

Depreciation is for bankers, life is far too short spend it and enjoy it smile

Just make sure you buy one of these though - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9XAC-BvUyo




Regards Richard

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





Re: Four or Six [Re: Peter J] #743692
05/06/22 05:16 PM
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Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
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Plus Four with alloy wheels.

1) Its got enough power
2) Life is too short to spend time cleaning spokes
3) Alloy wheels are lighter than wire wheels
4) Life is too short to spend time cleaning spokes
5) The newer car includes more of the fixes resolved by the MMC development team (AKA customers)
6) Life is too short to spend time cleaning spokes


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Re: Four or Six [Re: Paul F] #743695
05/06/22 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul F
Plus Four with alloy wheels.

1) Its got enough power
2) Life is too short to spend time cleaning spokes
3) Alloy wheels are lighter than wire wheels
4) Life is too short to spend time cleaning spokes
5) The newer car includes more of the fixes resolved by the MMC development team (AKA customers)
6) Life is too short to spend time cleaning spokes


Absolutely this - although personally at 255bhp/tonne I'd say it has more than enough power smile


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Re: Four or Six [Re: Peter J] #743698
05/06/22 07:28 PM
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Classic sports cars have wires.

That's all.


DaveW
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'16 Yellow (Not the only) Narrow AR GDI Plus 4
Re: Four or Six [Re: DaveW] #743699
05/06/22 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveW
Classic sports cars have wires.

That's all.


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Re: Four or Six [Re: Peter J] #743701
05/06/22 08:23 PM
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I accept accusations of bias, however….
Plus Four with wire wheels is the answer.
Tbh I only end up wiping the outside of the wire wheels when polishing with the detailer (although admit I have just bought some Meguilars Stainless Steel cleaner to have some fun (!), so they really aren’t any hassle… and you get plenty of wheel spin from the power if you needed (plus pops in S or S+ mode) with the auto box….On the driving day at Bicester this was even with the 3rd Gear with the flappy paddles on track (may have been 4th but I was too busy giggling as I drifted to see…).
Defo Plus Four imho
Good luck driving both to confirm this 😇
HB


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Re: Four or Six [Re: DaveW] #743702
05/06/22 08:26 PM
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Steve +8 Offline
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Originally Posted by DaveW
Classic sports cars have wires.

That's all.


Isn’t the original Plus 8 a classic sports car then Dave? It was only available with alloys originally.


Steve L.

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Re: Four or Six [Re: Peter J] #743703
05/06/22 08:32 PM
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France, Dunkerque
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I will choose the Plus Four for several reasons.
1 - The Plus Six is ​​a starter series with some lack of development.
2 - The seats on MY 22 are much more comfortable.
3 - I think thePlus Four n is more than powerful enough.
4 - I'm afraid of the ecological madness of governments. CO2 taxes are likely to be expensive in the future.
5 -The Plus Four in blue with those wire wheels is devilishly beautiful.
This is only my opinion and engages only me.

Re: Four or Six [Re: Steve +8] #743706
05/06/22 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve +8
Originally Posted by DaveW
Classic sports cars have wires.

That's all.


Isn’t the original Plus 8 a classic sports car then Dave? It was only available with alloys originally.


At the time, it was thought that wires couldn't take the torque from the V8.

There may have also been a desire by MMC to make the Plus 8 distinctive. So its a mark of that era.
Those early Plus 8 alloys are certainly rough cast, and although I like that look, wires look way better.


DaveW
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