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A Daley

And get one in red so you can look like Postman Pat. Read more

Warren Home

A Daley is a bone-head who wouldn't know a classic if it hit him in the face, so stick with the Jag that the World and his wife has.
I have owned a Cube for 7 years and there is no signof changing it any time soon, as apart from being significantly different from the usual suspects, it is economical, reliable, extremely well-equipped and mine is liveried up as people still stare at it, so it's ideal for promoting my business.
As a daily runner, it is superb, comfy, economical on fuel, mega cheap to insure, it has an equipment level that is off the scale.
All the negative comments come from people who drive mass produced rubbish that everyone else drives and they have probably never tried a Cube.

beershark

I've decided against joining the Triumph car club since they don't have a section near me ( Milton Keynes ) and aren't prepared to let me start one.
It's a shame because they would probably have the answer to my question. Does anyone know how many 13/60 estates were built in RHD ?

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steve00136

There's a website called "how many left" - if you google it you will find it. Has the info you are looking for.

Les Wilson

The only "meticulous" maintenance an RX7 requires is maintaining the oil level by adding about one quart per thousand miles. I never heard of the early engine failures you refer to. My 1985 RX7 GSL-SE has 170,000 miles on it. Read more

Ramart

The rotary is the only engine designed to burn oil via injection into the combustion chamber, to lube the rotors' apex seals (which is why only conventional oil is specified, because synthetics contain anti-burn additives that can pollute a rotary's internals). Oil injection/consumption is regulated by the CPU, which was reprogrammed via recall in the mid-'90s to increase lube rate because of failures in the '04-'05 model years, mostly in automatic transmission RX-8s. (Simple rule of thumb for RX-8 owners: Check oil level every other fuel fill-up; most burn about 1 quart every 1,000 miles, a modest necessity that rewards rotary lovers mightily).

With the '06 model year, a second oil cooler was added to automatics, just like manuals had/have, and ATs' engines got two more fuel intake ports, again, like the manuals had/have. Also in '06, the paddle-shifting, manual-option ATs went from 4-speed to 6-speed, and both manual and AT got hotter-firing, iridium-tipped spark plugs and bigger starter motors to mostly cure the cold-shutdown flooding problems of '04-'05 models....

John Doneghan

Absolutely spot on. I watch Wheeler Dealers for the mechanics,not Mike. If Velocity want to reduce the time showing the mechanics of the cars then I truly believe that this is the beginning of the end for Wheeler Dealers. People are'nt going to want to sit and watch Mike Brewer for the majority of the show. Hopefully when viewing figures start to drop,this is just to save money remember, maybe Velocity might change their minds,I doubt it.
Changing a winning formula usually means its not a good thing to do,but.......

John D. Read more

I agree the part with Edd was the most enjoyable, interesting and inspiring section of the show......but..... I've just watched my first episode of the new version. I guess the fact it was an Escort RS avoids the issues a lot of the previous comments about American cars not being as identifiable with UK viewers but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Ant's breakdown and explanation of the turbo rebuild was very informative. Also the addition of the third whale tail wing was brilliant....

NEIL SCARLETT

Having watched Wheeler Dealers, from the beginning up to the current season 16, I too felt a little trepidation when Edd left / was replaced. However I decided to give Edd's replacement, Ant, a fair hearing and I must say that in my view he has proven himself. Whilst I have thoroughly enjoyed wheeler dealers down the years, I do feel that the interaction between Edd & Mike was becoming increasingly Laurel & Hardy esque and the show was being increasingly hammed up. When Ant joined the show I noticed that the so called comedic routines, such as Mike pretending to crack the whip, were toned down to a large degree. In summary Mike is a bit of a knob but what do you expect from a salesman? Edd's a great mechanic and so is Ant. Wheeler dealers is not perfect but in my opinion still the best car show on TV. However for the ultimate in understated no nonsense car shows, albeit without any workshop content, I believe that Victory by design, presented by Alain de Cadenet, is unbeatable. In the interest of balance maybe someone should commision a car show featuring Mark Evans along with Mike Brewer, and Tim Shaw. It would make an excellent addition to the range of programs broadcast via CBeebies.

Redwald

Put a switch in the fuel pump supply if your car has an electric pump. This has the added benefit that the car will start and drive for a few yards and then stop. This happened to me and I found the car in the middle of the street with cops all round it looking for the owner who had parked it blocking the traffic. The thieves won't stop to suss out the apparent fault. Read more

Thomas Williams

TOMCAT
Add a switch to the low tension side of the ignition circuit. Wire as discretely as possible and place either an ordinary or key switch in an accessible but hidden place or in plain sight looking like an accessory. The engine can be turned over as if starting but will not fire.

alfasudti76

I remember a test with the Toyota Landcruiser and others in its heyday where it was the only one that could traverse up a sand dune. It won hands down and was very much underrated compared to the Landcruiser and others. Read more

Howard Buchanan

It makes you wonder what is going on here. Was there a long-term plan to preserve this MGB for investment purposes, or was the car's ownership in some way dysfunctional right from the start?

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Peter McGuire

Other cars would have done way better when you factor in inflation (400%).

Peter McGuire

Employees will have to learn to gesticulate as they hand build the cars. Read more

Howard Buchanan

Another cryogenic car resurrected. Wonder what's the story behind this one? Read more

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