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#31 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 11:05 AM

...spend £400 on rectification - on a £295 car, whut?

 

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 11:06 AM

Blimey, will they still be open? I can swing a late one at work but need to clear it with Mrs W, will let you know by PM


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 11:24 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.

 

 

Looking for the joy within, they do have 2834 positives.


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 11:27 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.

 

 

It was about this time that CAR apologised in print for once liking the XJ40! -  The horror!! -  I still haven't forgiven them.


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 11:30 AM

I like these Rovers - they're well styled and I find their approach to the world agreeable. The little V6 will really suit it.


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 11:51 AM

Looking for the joy within, they do have 2834 positives.

 

They have changed their Ebay ID, they used to be "carswithnoreserve" and had 8,790 feedback.

Most of their listings are with pictures of the car taken outside the BCA auction hall or similar. I get the impression that it's like buying from auction but after winning you can have an entire day to test the car and reject it if you don't want it. Having said that, I have seen some cars being re-listed over and over again as they plainly didn't reach the amount that they wanted for it.


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 12:01 PM

Lemonade motoring for jazz mag money.


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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 12:05 PM

The AA were CONFUSED by the 45 V6 in 1999.

 

 
The most interesting news here is the
fitment of the sweet-running 2.0 V6 (first
seen in the 75) under the 45’s bonnet,
accompanied by a Japanese-sourced
(conventional) stepped-automatic gearbox.
This produces an impressively refined car
mechanically, but the effect was spoilt for us by
Rover’s obsession to tilt all the new cars’
suspensions towards taut handling, at the
expense of ride comfort. Surely, this is
completely out of character with a V6 flagship

like this

 

 

I thought it'd be a properly soft-riding machine, maybe later ones are. 45 V6 is a car I've seen a lot of shite written about so it'd be good to read the bo11ox road test.



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 12:41 PM

^^ That would put me off but every magazine seems to have a different perception of ride comfort and it's a combination of things anyway - tyres, shocks, springs, seats.

 

Tis amazing what a set of all weather tyres can do to.



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 12:53 PM

At least the AA aren't criticising it for not being optimised for the 'ring
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Posted 19 January 2016 - 01:09 PM

Aye, the first thing I did with my mate's Rover 214 was to enter it into a sports saloon race at Oulton Park. 
I was devastated by the lack of kettle jokes, indifferent performance compared to the rest of the grid and a total lack of suitable safety equipment. 
I went home and wrote a scathing review on tripadvisor - the boot was full of stars, man.

 

I don't mind track japery in print so long as it's obviously done in jest. 
We're going to do some sprint stupidity later next year - one of our classic mags versus a performance title. They can worry about the results; we'll take the piss all the way round. VHPD engines are easy to disguise. 

This will probably earn me a bumload of derision from the AS 75 Mafia, but I'd have a high spec 45 saloon over the bigger Rover. I never really liked the 75's interior; it's a bit 'Trafford Centre' for me and the switchgear jars horribly with the wood and leather (turned up to 12). A shame, because they're capable cars and ride very well indeed. 


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 03:14 PM

Do these have the VIS guff in the intake manifold? I thought it might be just the 180 and 190 2.5 engines.

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 03:47 PM

My friend had this ZS 180 which I borrowed a few times and was surprised how much I enjoyed it.

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 04:09 PM

A quick google shows the 2.0 to have the plastic butterfly valves too.  My old 2.5 V6 was a bit rattly on start up but settled down once warm, I put it down to those but it never got any worse.

 

Working on this one will be fun as I bet the engine bay is very tight.  Hope the plastic 'stat housing isn't kippered!


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 04:12 PM

Funny to think of this as basically a V6 Honda Civic...


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 04:14 PM

Funny to think of this as basically a V6 Honda Civic...

Well, Domani, really. 


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 04:52 PM

^^^^^^ Channelling 'VIP' off the blue


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 04:53 PM

^^^^^^ Chanelling 'VIP' off the blue

HARSH


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 05:06 PM

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100% non-functional straight out of the box. I suppose I ought to go to Staples or whatever and see if I can get a refill thingy for it now I have the car to go with it!!!! Even the right colour.
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"I had no doubt it would pass, but unbelievably, to mine and the MoT tester's amazement, it passed"


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 05:09 PM

Funny to think of this as basically a V6 Honda Civic...


Funny to think a Honda Civic as basically a Rover 45 with less class ;)
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Posted 19 January 2016 - 05:10 PM

http://i.imgur.com/QCNCB1B.jpg...
100% non-functional straight out of the box. I suppose I ought to go to Staples or whatever and see if I can get a refill thingy for it now I have the car to go with it!!!! Even the right colour.


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 05:14 PM

CLASS.

 

"Taut handling" is not a phrase I'd associate with a Rover 45, unless mine was knackered in some way.



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 05:20 PM

Well, Domani, really. 

 

Poor man's Isuzu Gemini.

 

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 05:22 PM

I bought a bunch of those from POL a couple of years back for 50p each. None work...

Still, at least they don't write for a bit, get warm and then piss ink everywhere which is what I was expecting...
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Posted 19 January 2016 - 05:39 PM

I bought a bunch of those from POL a couple of years back for 50p each. None work...
Still, at least they don't write for a bit, get warm and then piss ink everywhere which is what I was expecting...


Erm, have you still got any?

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 05:40 PM

It's taken around thirty years, but I think you've just shown something which is even fitter than a Blankety Blank chequebook and pen.

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100% non-functional straight out of the box. I suppose I ought to go to Staples or whatever and see if I can get a refill thingy for it now I have the car to go with it!!!! Even the right colour.

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 06:23 PM

Looking forward to hearing Bollox's rating on this one.


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 06:41 PM

Can we have a video of you filling in a giffer stylee "Mileage Log" in your new Rover using your pen?



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 07:07 PM

Expansion bottle caps always fail, ejecting coolant making hgf type symptoms.

This.  The later plastic Rover expansion caps were utter shit.  If you can get one of the earlier type with the brass valve to fit, that should help - it's worked for my MGF anyway.



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 07:56 PM

More RoveRage.

 

If I were you, I'd delete the picture of that cunt* in your sig and insert one of JOHN TOWERS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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