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Posted By: Chilliblu

Hello all - 05/05/18 07:26 PM

Hi all, new member just started investigations on buying a Morgan. Most likely a plus 4, I tried a 1.6 4/4 for a weekend but it felt a little underpowered. Just thought I would join up and learn as much as I can before taking the plunge. Hopefully there will be lots of knowledgeable people on here that can point me in the right direction.
Posted By: MOG 615

Re: Hello all - 05/05/18 07:48 PM

Welcome to the forum.

The Sigma engine in the 4/4 is a a free -revving delight , but to get the best of it you do need to rev it heartily. If you are not used to that treatment, then an engine that produces more torque may suit you better, but it will be different, not so free revving, and that is important in a sports car , and especially a Morgan. The 4/4 is also more nimble, and easier to handle , so don't get concern yourself overmuch with the engine power/torque figures.

The Duratec and GDI engined +4s are both great to drive and will give more torque than the Sigma BUT neither can match the torque figures of a turbo-diesel so try both.

If you really want lazy torque and very long legs then a Roadster or an older +8 may suit. It is important that you try each one over a varied route , and make your own mind up . These are physically bigger and heavier cars so the extra torque does come at a price, the handling is less nimble and you have more weight transfer in corners.

As others have said before , the right car will choose you.
Posted By: Paul F

Re: Hello all - 05/05/18 07:48 PM

Welcome to TM.

Your ideal Morgan will find you. You have some good dealers within easy reach. Good luck with your quest.
Posted By: NeilL

Re: Hello all - 05/05/18 07:54 PM

Welcome Chilli.

Enjoy your Morgan search.

I have had two 4/4s and a Roadster ( oh and a three wheeler !).

As said the 4/4 is a great classic - I am loving mine.

Drive as many as you can would be my advice.

You are indeed fortunate to have some good dealers within easy reach.

Do keep us posted - and do ask questions!

Cheers. cheers
Posted By: Chilliblu

Re: Hello all - 05/05/18 08:07 PM

Christopher Neil is the nearest dealer in Northwich, which are the other good ones around Cheshire? Thanks for the comments by the way. I will try a +4 soon. The 4/4 I rented I drove down to the factory and had a great couple of days so I think another rental is due soon
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ

Re: Hello all - 05/05/18 08:15 PM

Welcome to TM.
Lots of answers here.
As others have said, try as many as possible smile
Posted By: +8Rich

Re: Hello all - 05/05/18 08:38 PM


Welcome Chilli - try as many different types as you can and you will gravitate to the right one.

Enjoy the process that's the important thing thumbs .
Posted By: OZ 4/4

Re: Hello all - 06/05/18 04:47 AM

A warm welcome Chilliblu, from sunny Sydney Australia.
I'm sure the right car will find you. drive
Posted By: A11OGE

Re: Hello all - 06/05/18 10:44 AM

+1

may you have many (s)miles ahead.


Originally Posted By +8Rich

Welcome Chilli - try as many different types as you can and you will gravitate to the right one.

Enjoy the process that's the important thing thumbs .
Posted By: DaveW

Re: Hello all - 06/05/18 11:23 AM

Welcome.

There's a useful book available about buying your first Morgan. innocent
Posted By: A11OGE

Re: Hello all - 06/05/18 12:23 PM

this book can be recommended by many on TalkMorgan.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Buying-Maintaining-Modern-Traditional-Morgan-ebook/dp/B078HVSQ4Q

Originally Posted By DaveW
Welcome.

There's a useful book available about buying your first Morgan. innocent
Posted By: Chilliblu

Re: Hello all - 06/05/18 04:01 PM

Hi Thanks all I have already bought the book just reading through it sat enjoying the sunshine.
Posted By: DaveW

Re: Hello all - 06/05/18 04:05 PM

thumbs thumbs
Posted By: stefan s

Re: Hello all - 08/05/18 05:55 AM

Welcome from Belgium 😁
Indeed a good book.

Stefan
Posted By: Richard - Aus

Re: Hello all - 10/05/18 01:43 AM

Welcome from down-under.
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