Very much the same boat as a classic Roller really. They're pretty well put together, but you have to go in eyes open with regards to the price of bits if something does go awry.
Yes but luckily you can still get new parts for a lot less, that are the same as OEM but with the name ground off. A large proportion of the parts and most of the suspension parts are shared with the 996 911.
Glad to hear you're not just throwing in the towel with the MG, though should you decide to shift it even though I really shouldn't, I'm definitely on the list of folks who would be interested.
...As it is, it's a moot point for me as I've already got one car too many. I've been trying to find somewhere to store the Lada for a while, but so far the only place who have said they have room want a three figure per month rental cost...That's not happening!
Have you tried your local social housing authority? I'm renting off the private entity around here, they don't list about it online but an email to them is all it took to sign up.
Very much with you on knowing how much difference where you are can make to how stressful or not driving an unproven car is. MK where I live is similarly an aggressively unfriendly place to break down unless you're lucky enough to be in an entirely residential area - every road outside the housing estates pretty much is 60/70mph road with nowhere to pull off. This has been significantly slowing down the testing of the Invacar.
Funnily enough I was watching your Invacar video and I was envying the wide roads you have that pushing a car up to the side if things go wrong! Roads around here are very narrow and stopping at the wrong point will cause gridlock.
Biggest thing is the lack of room to work at home if things break.
One thing I don't really remember about the Boxster (partly because my back wasn't stuffed back then) was what's the ride like? I know a lot of German cars especially recently are downright uncomfortable as the ride is so harsh (2016 Golf R Estate has the record so far), but I don't picture this as being too bad.
I waited on this one until I got new tyres on. The old tyres made the right way harder than it should have been. With the new tyres the ride is a lot more compliant. It's not a soft ride but then you need a certain amount of hardness otherwise you won't get the feel through the wheel.
But then take that as a pinch of salt as our daily driver is a A4 S-Line with 180k on the suspension. So I'm used to rather rock solid ride!
Can we have an engine sound vid? Love the sound of them going past, with a Subaru flat 4 a close second.
I tried taking some videos today but traffic was too heavy to make a decent one.
I'll try again sometime soon.
I think your going to have the same issue I had with the z4. Once I got it was so much fun I had zero interest in driving the cortina. In your case mgb.
Maybe. But then they're so very different drive, hopefully they'll just be different experiences.
Oldies: 1972 Austin 1100 2dr - Project Rust bucket, 1974 MGB GT - A stereotypical classic car.
Moderns: 2000 Boxster - New enough to drive sublimely but old enough to nearly feel like a classic, 2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying.