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