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#1 OFFLINE   pandamonium

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 04:55 PM

Perfect shite and a modern classic IMO
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#2 OFFLINE   Mr Lobster

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 05:11 PM

I suppose it might be a modern classic but I have to be honest, it holds no appeal to me whatsoever.

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 05:45 PM

when they're good they're very, very good....

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 05:54 PM

Mine was a goodun too, I seem to recall you asked about it over on Lada when I was selling it!! Proves I've been an autoshite fan fo longer than I've known this site!!!

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 05:56 PM

I covet a diesel one.

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 06:04 PM

Look tidy that. I reckon it's a good buy if the rear arches are solid. Nice colour too considering it's a base spec model.I'm almost convincing myself to buy it!
I dont no wot there worth tbh mate only wont it for pre 68 obvserly lol hav u got any pics plz mate

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 06:16 PM

Think I'd only fancy an early VDP with the electro-woman stuck somewhere behind the ashtray..

I always imagine her to look like this..

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 07:01 PM

I've got to say, aesthetically, they do nothing at all for me, and I have absolutely no desire to own one. But, a mate of mine used to have one, and it was surprisingly quick.

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 07:58 PM

I actually quite like the styling of Maestros. Quite distinctive despite the usual Austin Rover parts bin raiding in places. I've only ever driven an MG flavoured one which was very suprisingly fast and a van derivative which was just dire. I don't think I'd have a great desire to own one unless it was a MG version.

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 08:38 PM

My bro had a D plate MG which he and I "tinkered" with, until it became possibly the scariest thing I had ever driven (at that point). Bigger injectors, Janspeed, K & N etc etc. No work on the brakes tho', thats for girls!It was white too, so looked not unlike a large suppository. :shock:

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 08:43 AM

My mate had one which kept getting nicked, eventually the thieves popped the engine so we fitted a 2.0 16v from a Rover 820, never ran quite right after that, although it was pretty fast in a straight line.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 11:55 AM

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Just what I need :DI had a white (and rust) 1.3 pov job on a J. I got it for 50pounds with 5 months T+T and a full tank! I bought it from my boss whose wife would no longer be seen in it. I ran it for 18 months and spent nothing on it at all. Good value motor.I pulled out the rear seats and it made a great van: I once got 30 folding chairs and six trestle tables in the back!!!Four-on-the-floor FTW :D

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 03:24 PM

I covet a diesel one.

Ultimate everyday BLshite - though the 1300 A+ series can be fairly frugal - lots of room under the bonnet too.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 04:51 PM

I had a pov spec 1.3 with a 5-speed box. I love how this car always causes a good discussion. Is it good or bad.... you decide!

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 04:59 PM

Is it good or bad.... you decide!

Build quality was variable - from utter shite grot boxes to acceptable

Mechanical reliability was also variable from crap to brilliant

Looks was a personal choice, personally I loved my beige one, but would have prefered one in Nightfire red

However you look at it though, they did the job they were designed to do, transport people & things and tow well and with the minimum of fuss (except breaking down, or bits dropping off, or people pointing and laughing at you)

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:01 PM

I wouldnt mind a van, but i don't find the hatch very apealing at all. Although i did spot a dark blue early mg version the other day with the sripey alloys which look pretty nice.
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Posted 19 December 2007 - 09:22 PM

I wouldnt mind a van, but i don't find the hatch very apealing at all. Although i did spot a dark blue early mg version the other day with the sripey alloys which look pretty nice.

The MG was at it's best with the 2.0 as the 1.6,although looked good, was pathetic as a Hot Hatch. Two of my friends had them and the bodywork area that hold the rear suspension in dissolved on both of them :shock: (thankfully spotted by MOT inspector rather than the Police officer who would have otherwise scraped them up off the carriageway). Roomy motor, not bad to drive but tin-worm paradise unfortunatelyWhy was the 1.3 always slated as being unreliable? It contained the A-series 1275 unit from the mini IIRC and these were usually very tough and quite economical...

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 09:50 PM

spot on sir, the a-series in the one I had was brilliant!

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