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#31 OFFLINE   alcyonecorporation

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:23 PM

These cars are well worth persisting with. I wish I'd persisted with mine, rather than selling it to buy something else like a fickle twat.


Yours was cheaper too!

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 01:54 PM

My mate's mum had one of these, so I never really thought they were that rare.... After all, there was one on his driveway whenever I went round. She swapped it for one of them 1.8 V6 jobbers... Was that the MX3?

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 02:20 PM

My mate's mum had one of these, so I never really thought they were that rare.... After all, there was one on his driveway whenever I went round. She swapped it for one of them 1.8 V6 jobbers... Was that the MX3?


They were so smooth at the time; I never understood why these had a 1.8 and the 323f was a 2.0

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 02:52 PM

There's a Subaru SVX at Windley's in Tattershall if you're after interior bits. It has no engine or gearbox, and has been there for a while, but still has the whole interior, cloth IIRC.
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Posted 06 January 2018 - 09:48 PM

Always liked these, drove one when they were 2-3 years old. Was lovely, a metallic black one. Well done for persevering with this one's trials and tribulations.

 

My mate showed me pics of this Lotus concept car which reminded me of the SVX, especially it's rear flanks.

 

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 10:09 PM

SERVICE COMPLETE!!!!!! (do you want car wash 20 cr?) 

 

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That brought back memories :) Shamefully I'd never heard of these until I saw yours.

They're certainly a looker, and those mats are something else (in a good way). They've overtaken the JDM items I had in my MR2 as my new favourite mats:

 

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 08:33 AM

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KO URABUS (feat moss).
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 10:39 AM

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 03:52 PM

Yeah - so long as you charge your phone up :)
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Posted 07 January 2018 - 04:38 PM

There's a Subaru SVX at Windley's in Tattershall if you're after interior bits. It has no engine or gearbox, and has been there for a while, but still has the whole interior, cloth IIRC.


Way ahead of you.

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Someone put all the windows through so the interior is marmalised.

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Pearl White but no VIN. What's left of the rear bench is in leather.
I rescued a few switches from it.

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I bagged the boot struts as well.


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 04:40 PM

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GIVE ME DOUBLE VENTAGE AND PWOOD
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 09:47 AM

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 01:24 PM

Great looks, boxer engine, unreliable by design... Are you sure it's not an Alfa ?


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 02:10 PM

Way ahead of you.

https://i.imgur.com/MDN0DXK.jpg...

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Someone put all the windows through so the interior is marmalised.

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Pearl White but not VIN. What's left of the rear bench is in leather.
I rescued a few switches from it.

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I bagged the boot struts as well.


Shame, the windows where whole the last time I looked.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 08:13 PM

Utter magnificence, Jon. Owning the two most strikingly styled coupes ever to issue from Japan, neither of which work properly, is winning (?).

 

My otherwise impressive JDM brochure archive is sorely lacking any Alcyone content. Unfortunately, such matter is worth actual money, so that situation is unlikely to change any time soon.


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 10:57 PM

This is exactly why we need more than a "like" button.

 

Something like a "for fuck's sake" button, or a "I'd have given up by now" button.

 

That shape is fucking great though.

 

Am I the only one that thinks the mats are gopping? (soz Jon lad)


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 12:11 AM

I properly love those mats


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:11 AM

Am I the only one that thinks the mats are gopping? (soz Jon lad)


Yes, they are.

But that's also the point :)
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:51 AM

I just got back from Switzerland and there was a primo example in the hotel car park as we got back one day...... It was gorgeous. Sadly it was heading off up the road after I dived out and tried to get my mobile out of my pocket.

Sounded EPIC!

 

GF of course couldn't understand completely - but did laugh at me emergency parking and chasing it around the corner trying to get a photo.......

 

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 11:08 AM

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 11:46 AM

Perseverance fella - no-one can say you haven't got that attribute!


My bank manager calls it 'insanity'.

An exhaust is next on the list.
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 11:50 AM

Just had to log in and say thanks, very interesting, great perseverance and a  great looking car


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 03:10 PM

Way ahead of you.

https://i.imgur.com/MDN0DXK.jpg...

https://i.imgur.com/0AfvX6Y.jpg...

Someone put all the windows through so the interior is marmalised.

https://i.imgur.com/hOl6YlW.jpg...

Pearl White but no VIN. What's left of the rear bench is in leather.
I rescued a few switches from it.

https://i.imgur.com/CBsPdjh.jpg...

I bagged the boot struts as well.

Saw this and thought result a set of the MATS but then i saw it was moss.


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 03:33 PM

Saw this and thought result a set of the MATS but then i saw it was moss.


Moss = important for ecosystem

Mats= important for SVX and Mission of Burma fans
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 03:59 PM

There a mega design, I would deffo purchase one, I see one in Willington, Derbyshire that has a SVX private plate a lot. 

 

What they like to drive? That youtube channel Hoovies garage had one on recently.



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Posted 09 January 2018 - 04:44 PM

Is it white, by any chance? Bumped into the owner at the last Beaulieu Autojumble; he was thinking of having some work done on the gearbox at his local specialist and was 'reassured that they had another one in [which turned out to be mine]'.

Unlike the warbling twat chariots that Legacys and Imprezas get turned into, SVXs are quietly competent rather than lairy. For one thing, they're not that quick.

They drive solidly; they never feel anything other than large but they control their weight really well. The slim pillars help with this.

The steering's dead but accurate and quick; they ride on the firm side of supple over 30 mph. Below that they're a bit bobbly. It's firmer than an XJS but rolls less as a result. It feels about what a base model Porsche 928 would be like with a detuned engine and four wheel drive - at least in terms of dimensions and intent.

You could make a decent sports car out of one with a manual gearbox. It's closer to a sports car than a GT - it's got a low centre of gravity, rearward biased four wheel drive and a very tuneable engine. Having driven a 5 speed SVX, they're a laugh (and a fair bit quicker), but you'd end up spending more money to go slower than on a similarly sorted Legacy or Impreza. The internet likes to tell people how cars 'should' be modified - and if going quickly is the aim, an SVX is just too big and heavy to cut it. More to the point, I don't want my car to be a manual. I may end up changing my mind if the car sticks around - given how long I've wanted one, it's got a good chance of becoming a permanent fixture - but for the moment, I want to keep it as an auto. Keep the boxes cool and they behave; several SVX NATION members have done well over 200,000 miles on the original 4EAT with a separate cooler.

It's definitely a Fuji Heavy Industries car, though - mainly because Subaru didn't seem to understand tyre noise in relation to refinement. The Falken ZIEX 914s on mine are among the quietest in their class but they still clang like kettle drums over concrete roads. The wiper motor is weirdly vocal in comparison to everything else electrical and the headlights - like the Calibra's - are crap.

A decent turbodiesel will dust you from the lights but you can hammer across country in the rain (and snow) at the same speed as you can in the dry. It's also quicker on the motorway really because you're in the power band.
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 05:10 PM

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 05:23 PM

......off to check internet for Legacy 3.0specB / 6 speed prices. Yet again.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:40 PM

Your driving impressions write-up is spot on.  I found it worryingly easy to go very sideways in the snow - which requires a degree of circumspection with a car that size on narrow residential streets.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 10:37 AM

They were so smooth at the time; I never understood why these had a 1.8 and the 323f was a 2.0


Ah, jesus, the MX-3. I've had one of those, too. I believe the 1.8 litre was a tax break compromise for small coupes in Japan (it certainly was for the Eunos 500 AKA Xedos 6; in Japan you could get a 1.8 litre V6 model) - and the MX-3 programme chief said he preferred the smaller engine.

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