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#1 ONLINE   Mr_Bo11ox

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 01:10 AM

Exciting times!!!! Just booked a train ticket to go and pick this up!!!

 

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Train ticket from Derby to Reading: £70

5 individual tickets for each leg of the same journey on the same flipping train: £36.

 

I can't wait to see what a 2.0 KV6 is like, must be supa silky smooth, I am well excited even if CAR magazine voted this one of their 4 biggest lemons of the year in 2001 due to its badly-matched engine and box combo. What do they know?


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 01:16 AM

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 01:16 AM

wow, didn't know those came with a KV6 in them.


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 01:21 AM

Looks nice.

Get underneath and check the front footwells - they seem to suffer a bit on these.

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 01:27 AM

On your journey marvel* at this feat of Victorian engineering, 5 minutes before you reach Reading.

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 01:39 AM

Sweet purchase there McBollox. Shame it doesn't have leather for that ultra luxurious junior-Rover 75 feel, but I guess that's down to, personal taste.

I've seen and heard a few 2.0 V6 75s passing by me, they honestly sound glorious and I'm wondering if these sounds similar?
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Posted 19 January 2016 - 02:50 AM

wow, didn't know those came with a KV6 in them.

oh do keep up, that man


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 03:24 AM

I imagine it's all about long legged relaxed cruising, instead of firecracking forward thrustisation, or let's say that's what I hope these are like.

Having them on my radar myself, I'm really looking forward to tomorrow's first hand report - if it makes the trip without grenaderising.


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 03:43 AM

Shame about the cracked bumper, but the rest looks flipping mint for £295+P+P.

 

Does anyone have a scan of that shitty 'Car' review, or a link?

(Google shows naff all.)



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 06:30 AM

We should starve CAR the oxygen of publicity over that review.


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 06:31 AM

my old man had an x reg 25 is brand new. a lad at the dealer had a late 200 with a 2.5 kv6 conversion. apparently it was a bit spicy. 

 

 

oh and i drove an mg zs one of these last year. very nice car. 


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 06:32 AM

Incidentally, I've got 2 brand new ABS reluctor rings in stock for 45/ZS.  And 70 boxed gift pen sets created for prospective 45 test drivers, from back in the day.


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 06:43 AM

how much for a gift pen laird swaird?


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I believe the car to have been previously owned by Paulo Nutini' Grandmother

 

yorkshireman stuck living 1976 hull in modern day australian setting.  8) 


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 06:44 AM

I've got a pair of Rover 25/45 pens! Predictably neither of them work though.
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Posted 19 January 2016 - 06:56 AM

I can't wait to see what the KV6 is like, too.

 

 

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 07:20 AM

Wow! A sale with "carsofnoreservereading" that seems to have completed!

It's a fair trek from the station (2 or 3 miles) so I can give you a lift if you want.
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Posted 19 January 2016 - 07:28 AM

Wow thanks L_Werfare!!!! I was going to get a taxi but wouldnt object to a lift of course due to being a mega skinflint. Train gets in at 7.10 (tomorrow evening). Is that much of a bind for you?


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 07:31 AM

I imagine it's all about long legged relaxed cruising, instead of firecracking forward thrustisation, or let's say that's what I hope these are like.

Having them on my radar myself, I'm really looking forward to tomorrow's first hand report - if it makes the trip without grenaderising.

 

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The KV6 2.0 manual I drove was stupidly low geared . It wouldnt be able to get out of its own way otherwise


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 07:44 AM

Double the Capers fun today then. May our journeys go well! I think you probably win though.
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Posted 19 January 2016 - 08:03 AM

It will be interesting to see how you get on at that place. A couple of threads on another forum I read a while back suggested they were a bunch of cunts, but I suspect they were written by people expecting main dealer style facilities including designer coffee.



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 08:07 AM

And 70 boxed gift pen sets created for prospective 45 test drivers, from back in the day.

Parker Jotters? Sell me one if they are?

 

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 08:46 AM

Pretty car.  I think that'll bring an outrageous amount of pleasure for £295.

 

I very much liked the 2.0 KV6 in my old 75.  The acceleration wasn't rapid, but that just meant you could enjoy the lovely woofly noise for longer before you got up to speed.  There was more power lurking somewhere up the rev band, but it felt undignified to go up there looking for it.

 

 

By 2001, CAR was all about lap times and schoolboy humour.  I'm not surprised they didn't like it.  With gearboxes, as with life, the trick is to find the joy within it, not dogmatically to impose your own demands:  Phil Llewellin understood this and would have written a different (and entirely better) story.


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 09:03 AM

Parker Jotters? Sell me one if they are?

 

 

The early ones probably were, but by 2005 they'll be like the ones you get in Argos


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 09:07 AM

Good luck with it Bollox, should be a winner as the guys only had 31 negs in the past year...

 

tbf he's turned over some motors though in that time.


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 09:17 AM

Nice. As i have ocd i would need to get the pdr chap out for the small ding in the top of the wing.



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 09:27 AM

Hey, nice buy there! Interesting to see that the dealer is located a couple of miles from where I live! Some odd feedback on their ebay account, one of the negatives was for an A3 which apparently had a failed MOT, yet has a clean sheet of passes on the MOT site?! 

To be fair, I think they probably get people expecting a mint car who get all funny with niggles. 

 

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 09:33 AM

With gearboxes, as with life, the trick is to find the joy within it, not dogmatically to impose your own demands: Phil Llewellin understood this and would have written a different (and entirely better) story.


So true!!!! I enjoy cooperating with the 'box in my 760, getting all shirty with it gains you NOWT.
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Posted 19 January 2016 - 10:35 AM

You've done good once again, I didn't know there even was a 2.0 KV6, will be interesting to see how it compares to the 2.0 T-Series - it probably doesn't spray quite so much oil around the engine bay.


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 10:49 AM

Wow thanks L_Werfare!!!! I was going to get a taxi but wouldnt object to a lift of course due to being a mega skinflint. Train gets in at 7.10 (tomorrow evening). Is that much of a bind for you?


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 10:54 AM

The terms and conditions from that place seem proper shirty at first glance, but when you read into it they are pretty fair. Bid on a car, rock up, test drive it all day, if you don't like it walk away.

They probably know their cars aren't as good as they look in pictures, they even go as far to say you'll need to spend £400 on rectification - on a £295 car, whut? 






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