Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:28 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 88 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 9  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Fun Car. Talk to me!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:38 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:55 am
Posts: 7058
Location: The land of Lea & Perrins
OK, so we've got a sensible car for getting to/from work and for travelling to see family etc.

Now I'm on the lookout for something relatively cheap and lots of fun to drive at weekends and on sunny days off!

Fuel economy isn't really a concern (to a point - no 75 litre American V8 nonsense with 3bhp thanks). Something small, light, and agile would be nice seeing as I've got the AMAZING heads of the valleys road not too far away from me. Age isn't important either. Some of my favourite cars of all time are creeping up on the 20yr old mark now ;)

This thread could be entirely pointless if I can find a nice R32 Skyline ;)

Oh, and my theoretical budget is below £3k, preferably taxed and insured although that's not set in stone (especially where Skylines are concerned).

Suggestions, GO! :D


Last edited by Barneyballbags on Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:42 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Fun Car. Talk to me!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:40 am 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:26 pm
Posts: 16938
Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
Budget?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Fun Car. Talk to me!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:43 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:55 am
Posts: 7058
Location: The land of Lea & Perrins
Barneyballbags wrote:
Oh, and my theoretical budget is below £3k, preferably taxed and insured although that's not set in stone (especially where Skylines are concerned).


Added ;)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Fun Car. Talk to me!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:44 am 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:26 pm
Posts: 16938
Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
You could do a lot worse than and early MX5 if you could live with the hairdresser image thing. Like a reliable MG!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Fun Car. Talk to me!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:44 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:57 pm
Posts: 4074
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Miata. There is nothing like it, especially in that price range.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Fun Car. Talk to me!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:48 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:55 am
Posts: 7058
Location: The land of Lea & Perrins
The History Man wrote:
You could do a lot worse than and early MX5 if you could live with the hairdresser image thing. Like a reliable MG!


The MX5 is well and truly on the list in my head ;)

I didn't realise how cheap RX8s had become either, although that may be for a reason :?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Fun Car. Talk to me!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:48 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:55 am
Posts: 7058
Location: The land of Lea & Perrins
Raging_Bulls wrote:
Miata. There is nothing like it, especially in that price range.


I can't say I've ever heard of a Miata?

*goes off to Google*

;)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Fun Car. Talk to me!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:49 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:57 pm
Posts: 4074
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
:lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Fun Car. Talk to me!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:50 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:55 am
Posts: 7058
Location: The land of Lea & Perrins
Ah ok, so a Miata was another name given to the MX5/Eunos :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Fun Car. Talk to me!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:52 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:57 pm
Posts: 4074
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
My dad used to own a black first generation MX-5. We always referred to it as "the Miata" (or "Mia" in short) because of the Miata badge next to the MX-5 one. I guess it kinda stuck with me.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 88 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 9  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Joe_Rides, The History Man and 66 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group