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Post by TomDeas » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:41 am

Hi all

New owner - midlands based, 54 plate 2.5 SE. I suspect the former owner may have been on these forums as it’s well cared for...!

Car history -
2001 MR2 mk3 1.8 VVTI (did a lot of work to it)
Jago Jeep (google it!)
1997 SLK 230K
2008 Civic Type-S GT 2.2d
2010,Mercedes C220d
2013 Renault Megane Coupe
2015 Volvo XC60
2009 MINI John Cooper Works convertible
2016 BMW X1

First impressions - drives great, sounds great, very good condition and a full service book. Have already changed wipers and bulbs for 5000K, avoided LED after search on here RE compatibility issues

Only minors - think its got sticking brakes, thought at first may have been as sat on forecourt a month but getting steadily worse so worth a look. Understand not a major job to de-crud them, got a decent double garage and used to do a fair bit of work on my cars (rebuilt the Jago engine to main bearings, was a mk2 escort engine) it came from Evans Halshaw though and only a few days out so might get them to take a look under the warranty for what it’s worth.

Cheers
T
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Post by BeeEmm » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:35 am

Welcome to the forum. Very tidy looking car.
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Post by Kevoz4 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:29 pm

Welcome Tom, nice car :thumbsup:
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Cheers Kev.

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Post by TomDeas » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:07 pm

Yeap it’s tidy indeed, just the brake binding is only complaint but getting it seen to and otherwise seems it has decent money spent on it

Oh and needs alloy refurb - peeling lacquer so pretty standard

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Post by Mr Tidy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:09 pm

Hi and welcome Tom. :thumbsup:

Looks like you've found a clean Z4 - lovely!
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Post by montymog » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:36 pm

hi tom from another midland based roadster not far from rugby :thumbsup:
e85 3.0si monaco metallic extended oregon cream leather.m seats all electric with heating and extensions.m multifunction s/wheel reverse sensors.light maple wood trim m suspension ect.ect. running on eagle f1 assy 3s

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Post by buzyg » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:30 am

Nice example you found there Tom. :thumbsup: Welcome on board. :)
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Post by firebobby » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:27 pm

Welcome to the forum, my brother had a Jago jeep back in the 80s, bloody noisy thing with a Ford V6 fitted. Another MR2 owner :wink:
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Post by paddy wright » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:55 am

Lovely car- welcome along.
Z4 2.2 sterling grey,Msport seats,retrofit cupholders,cruise,footwell lights,sound gen and mfsw,18"ellipsoids,xenons+light washers,ZHPknob,folding mirrors,3"stubby,update wheel caps,gateway300 ipod, wind deflector to keep the wife happy!

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Post by road warrior » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:59 am

Welcome to the club and the Midlands posse :thumbsup:
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Post by Jollyjoiner » Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:39 am

hello and welcome
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Post by Dave 2 dogs » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:18 pm

Hi tom
Welcome from Essex
That’s a lovely car mate , well done
Hope you enjoy it as much as we all do :driving:

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Post by Mikeyay » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:21 pm

Hi and welcome! I’m Warwickshire/Midlands also, :thumbsup:
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Post by jabber » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:10 pm

Hi and welcome :thumbsup:
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Post by spreadsheet monkey » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:40 am

Nice car!

Like the alloys - think they might be from the newer E89 model.

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