A chap on the tumbleweed-infested Jago OC forum is trying to get a fully built but not registered in period one through an IVA and has been for several years now. He's spent thousands and even by his own admission isn't even close to getting a pass. Its a huge shame, but getting one of these things to pass a modern IVA test is all but impossible. As I understand it, the majority of the issues are on safety grounds - sharp edges, angle iron chassis, no airbags, no doors, etc etc.
its a terrible state of affairs IMHO but how many kit cars have you ever seen on the actual road? There just isn't the weight of numbers of owners/builders to force a rethink by the DVSA. Lets face it, even Caterham often have to take the cars back from IVA tests multiple times before they get a pass, and they have a 'pet' local assessment centre and churn out hundreds of the things every year. The average bloke in a shed has very little hope.
Having driven this on private roads, its a brilliant little thing - super light, handles really well, very rapid with the 1600 x-flow engine in. The front brakes were totally overhauled, its had new pads with real asbestos in them, the rear brakes were a bit imbalanced but could be fixed with some new cylinders I suspect. As Red5 has sorted the starting, which was always a bastard while I had it its a great little car and deserves to be used.
2004 Daewoo Lacetti
2004 SAAB 9-3
2003 Toyota Yaris (Currently a member of the Jim Bell automotive group)
1998 Toyota Celica ST (moved to Scotland with the Hawkeyethenoo's)
1996 Nissan Almera GX (departed)
198? Jago Geep (Now resideing chez red5)
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