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      07-29-2011, 07:23 AM   #1
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How would you look at this ?

so just looking around at cars and came across this interesting ad ?

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2927106.htm

how would you look at it ?
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      07-29-2011, 07:34 AM   #2
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In my rear view mirror, whilst I was nailing it in the other direction.
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I'd probably not be interested in buying a car which had been on fire.
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I'd probably not be interested in buying a car which had been on fire.
if it is what it says in the ad its only the dash etc... engine has only done 23k but obv you always have to be carful.... on the other hand just don't even go there lol
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For the price of the car and the momey you'd spend sorting it.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...03uj?logcode=p
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For the price of the car and the momey you'd spend sorting it.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...03uj?logcode=p
Very true.... tvr is a car that i want to own and in my eyes the tamora is a good looking one and even better in the flesh, its the the insurance costs and the realiabilty of them that also gets me second thinking
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Very true.... tvr is a car that i want to own and in my eyes the tamora is a good looking one and even better in the flesh, its the the insurance costs and the realiabilty of them that also gets me second thinking
If you do go for one with the six pot engine make sure it has had the cams and rockers updated/replaced, the original ones failed, big time.
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Very true.... tvr is a car that i want to own and in my eyes the tamora is a good looking one and even better in the flesh, its the the insurance costs and the realiabilty of them that also gets me second thinking
The other thing to consider is what parts fall off every time you pull away, and the cost of replacing them.

Ignore the above and after three weeks you'll be driving a open topped chassis around
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The other thing to consider is what parts fall off every time you pull away, and the cost of replacing them.

Ignore the above and after three weeks you'll be driving a open topped chassis around
BMW owners wave to one another;
TVR owners wave bits of errant trim at one another!
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I like TVRs but Tamora's look like bath tubs.
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BMW owners wave to one another;
TVR owners wave bits of errant trim at one another!


Trying to put the flames out
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I loved my TVR (Chimaera) and loved the sound it made even more. It was 100% reliable in 2 years of ownership, however I would never have one as a daily driver...

As far as that one goes, I think not.....unless you enjoy tinkering...the vast majority of TVR faults (aside from the speed 6 engine) tend to be either electrical, or originate in the electrics....

All petrolheads should tick the TVR box once imo...!!
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the impression I'm getting is TVR's are a nightmare to own and you should stay away from them lol
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the impression I'm getting is TVR's are a nightmare to own and you should stay away from them lol
If you expect them to work reliably like a BMW/Audi then yeah, stay away..if you are an enthusiast and want to have a very different driving experience in a car that looks and sounds like no other and are prepared to live with faults/foibles....go for it!

Just go in with your eyes open!!
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A plastic car that's been on fire once, stay well away
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>>A REAL CREDIT TO ITS OWNER

I suppose it was only a small fire. Could have been much worse if he had been reckless owner.
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Yeah, he could have used the wrong sort of fire extinguisher or something.
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And how long has it been lying in the rain, open to the elements?
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