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Old Mar 21st 2016, 10:52 pm
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Originally Posted by FlaviusAetius
the carburetor would freeze open and the car would idle at 70 - 75 mph, rather unsettling to say the least
My Triumph Bonneville used to do that.
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Old Mar 22nd 2016, 12:12 am
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Originally Posted by Steerpike
My experience is, you can't determine what cars will be best for someone 'tall' without sitting in one. .....
I agree, somewhat, as he could read reviews of other tall drivers. I am 6'5", but then you probably already know that Jeremy Clarkson is 6'5"

It is fairly random as to which cars are driveable for me, though smaller cars are generally less roomy, unsurprisingly. My father had a proper Mini, a van actually, and that was perfectly OK for me, despite being much smaller than a MINI. I learnt to drive in a Mini Metro, which was a small ugly eggbox of a car, but which had adequate leg room and generous head room. ..... My Mustang fits like a glove, and only someone with no legs at all could sit behind me in that.
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Old Mar 22nd 2016, 1:07 am
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Originally Posted by Bob
They are quite nice though ...
Maybe. I'm not a hairdresser though, so I wouldn't know.

Small is one thing. Small enough to be able to park in your own arse is another. At least it was a free rental, if I had to have paid money for that, words would have been had.
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Old Mar 22nd 2016, 3:00 am
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Fiat are about to reintroduce a modern version of the 124 spider. It looks quite good.
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Old Mar 22nd 2016, 3:06 am
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Originally Posted by sir_eccles
Fiat are about to reintroduce a modern version of the 124 spider. It looks quite good.
It's not bad looking, but it's no Miata*. Any idea on pricing?

Mini have a new ragtop coming out in 2017/8 that I have my eye on as well.


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Originally Posted by Nutek
It's not bad looking, but it's no Miata*. Any idea on pricing?

Mini have a new ragtop coming out in 2017/8 that I have my eye on as well.


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Probably not that much.
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Old Mar 22nd 2016, 5:13 am
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Probably not that much.
It's not ugly, is it?

I have a bit of a soft spot for cars like that.
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Old Mar 22nd 2016, 5:18 am
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Originally Posted by Nutek
It's not ugly, is it?

I have a bit of a soft spot for cars like that.
Brought to you by the manufacturer of Jeeps and Dodges, so more of a driveway ornament than an actual car, and being a FIAT probably not one that should be left out in the rain.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Brought to you by the manufacturer of Jeeps and Dodges, so more of a driveway ornament than an actual car, and being a FIAT probably not one that should be left out in the rain.
Technically, some of it is brought to you by the manufacturer of the MX5/Miata. Except the engine that's from Fiat.
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Old Mar 22nd 2016, 12:53 pm
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Land Rovers for Sale

For the Defender fans, this place had some nice ones for sale. Drove by them today.
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Old Mar 22nd 2016, 1:15 pm
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For the Defender fans, this place had some nice ones for sale. Drove by them today.
The D110 I bought a decade back came from Mass.
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Old Mar 22nd 2016, 1:58 pm
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The D110 I bought a decade back came from Mass.
I've not forgotten about the classic, just not had the chance to get across to that part of town. I might get down there later in the week.

It's been a hectic few days in town.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
I agree, somewhat, as he could read reviews of other tall drivers. I am 6'5", but then you probably already know that Jeremy Clarkson is 6'5"
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My dog is 5' 10" standing up.
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Saw a brand new Bentley today at the gas station. Not a car that's seen usually in my neck of the woods
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Old Mar 23rd 2016, 12:05 am
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Originally Posted by Boiler
My dog is 5' 10" standing up.
Can he drive?
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