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Post by jeffreyt » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:26 pm

Finally made up my mind about whether the next soft top is going to be a Boxster or a Z4 and the beemer won.
Its going to replace a Lotus Elan M100 which I was going to advertise this weekend but this arctic weather has kiboshed that idea, will leave it for a couple of weeks I think.
Not sure whether it's going to be a 2.5 or a 3.0 ,either one is OK so will probably take the best car regardless.
I imagine the 3.0 is heavy on juice but as it's a Sunday afternoon car it's not that important.
All I know is that it's not going to be a silver one.
Will post up some pics and my first impressions when the new car arrives.

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Post by metal licker » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:32 pm

Hi and welcome aboard :thumbsup:
We love pics of Lotus's too :wink:
Take a look at AlanJ thread it might be of help - https://z4-forum.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 81#p300458
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Post by firebobby » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:40 pm

Welcome to the forum, where about's are you in Berks.
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Post by RustyZ4 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:08 pm

Hi & welcome :thumbsup:
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Post by Mr Tidy » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:15 pm

Welcome to the forum from another Berkshire member. :thumbsup:

You won't regret getting a Z4 - I certainly haven't. :)

I'd look for the best one you can find as the running costs are pretty much the same for a 2.5 or a 3 litre - they're basically the same engine but with different internal dimensions. So there's no reason not to get a 3 litre - you know it makes sense! :wink:

Good luck with the sale of the Lotus. :thumbsup: Then you can get busy Z4 hunting. :)
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Post by jabber » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:36 pm

Hi and welcome :thumbsup: found my old e85 3.0 fairly good on fuel generally around 30 mpg unless I gave it too much right foot
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Post by buzyg » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:47 pm

Welcome on board. :D
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Post by rally-chris » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:56 pm

Welcome aboard, where abouts in the 'shire are you located?

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Post by paddy wright » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:19 am

Welcome- think buying on condition not engine is a good strategy.
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Post by jeffreyt » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:09 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome.
I am sitting here in Twyford watching the snow come down and thinking the top down days are a long way off.
The sooner I can get the Elan passed on and start looking for a car the better.
The Boss has laid down the law very firmly that one car has to go before I can get another one or else I am sleeping in the garage !

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