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Re: Four or Six [Re: Paul F] #743707
05/06/22 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul F
Originally Posted by DaveW
Classic sports cars have wires.

That's all.


[Linked Image]


Imitation wires?


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Re: Four or Six [Re: Peter J] #743708
05/06/22 08:58 PM
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You'll all be wanting autos next..... grin2


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Re: Four or Six [Re: Peter J] #743711
05/06/22 09:43 PM
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My stainless steel wires are quicker to clean than alloys on the Land Rover or Merc.


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Re: Four or Six [Re: Peter J] #743719
06/06/22 07:33 AM
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Automatic plus Four on alloys. It is narrower and you might just keep your license. My preference is for the far less sophisticated trad, Belle works for me.


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Re: Four or Six [Re: Peter J] #743721
06/06/22 08:01 AM
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I would go for the Plus Six Peter to maintain the V8 grunt you are used to and with alloy wheels. Then customise and modify over a period of time to make it a safer and an even more comfortable car in keeping with the Morgan ethos of old. I'm thinking along the lines of SSL makeover then incorporating present and future factory changes.


Richard

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Re: Four or Six [Re: Peter J] #743723
06/06/22 08:25 AM
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The power to weight ratio of the +4 isn't much less than the Tesla, which is absolutely fast enough.
The Blue Plus 4 is wonderful, but I'm no big fan of spokes.
The AeroMax wheels on Tarka will fit on a Plus Six, but not a Plus Four.
Decisions..Decisions...


Peter,
66, my 2016 Porsche Boxster S
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Re: Four or Six [Re: Peter J] #743725
06/06/22 08:37 AM
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As you appear to be looking for a second hand Morgan and not specifying your own build, I would keep an open mind and go with the car that most appeals to you aesthetically and has the right level of specification that will facilitate your driving pleasure and style. Both models are fast enough to get you into trouble, as well as create those magical halcyon moments when necessary. If you rarely drive in the wet (not something I do by design or choice in a Morgan) then the Plus six with care I'm sure is addictive coupled with an auto box to take the strain out of congestion traffic.

The car has to physically appeal to me in the first place, like one of those moments when you eg come across a bevy of Morgans, you may find you naturally gravitate to one or 2 cars whose colour and spec makes you slightly envious and you linger longer around those cars...those are usually the ones for me. The model specific idiosyncratic features hopefully you can iron out over time.

I never keep a car that I start to lose confidence in and cannot rely upon, life's too short to spend it in garages resolving the same or similar problems. Wires are a great static display attribute sparling in the sun, but maybe not as much fun going down an undulating rough road, compared to alloys


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Re: Four or Six [Re: Peter J] #743742
06/06/22 11:22 AM
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A longer test drive of both including in the wet given you do use your P&J ?


Just time to rent a thimble more petrol before dinner.
Re: Four or Six [Re: Peter J] #743746
06/06/22 11:43 AM
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Peter - definitely a Plus Four- I find it has plenty of power, even with 2 e-bikes and luggage on the back. It is nimble- even on Irish back roads. I had a test drive in a plus six and reckon it is just too powerful to be a relaxing drive unlike the plus four. Best of luck with your decision - do call and show us when on your next trip to the Emerald Isle

Cheers!!


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Re: Four or Six [Re: Peter J] #743761
06/06/22 03:41 PM
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It was suggested by my dealer principle that the Plus 6 was too powerful; not that I am unused to HP and I had just sold my Ferrari. My Plus Four is more than quick enough.

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