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arry
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Friend of mine has one. The only reason he still has it is the hassle of buying and selling cars; he tends to keep cars for a long time.

Other than that, he's had:
Radiator / expansion tank issues
Knackered wheel bearings
Popped engine mounts
Clutch issues (springs in the plate failed)
Calipers needing rebuild
All sorts of brace pad warning lights despite new sensors etc

It's been far from reliable and it was a good, low mileage one when he bought it.

Drive wise, when he first got it he was keen, but the novelty wore off.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the record, our 2013 R56 has been pretty much faultless: the sole issue has been a binding rear caliper which needed a rebuild in November 2015. The car has been run as a daily, and more recently it has been substantially modified for hill climbs and track days (which of course have eaten a good few tyres, brake pads, and the original clutch at 42k km).

It has a better record than the 2006 R53 which has needed a new power steering pump, a new coolant thermostat, new boot gas struts and had some water ingress through a dodgy seal in the boot handle.

We still love driving them, and it is always fun to overtake 911s, Maseratis, Jaguar F types and the like at track days... usually under braking into the corners.



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks for the feedback chaps,it’s much appreciated. thumbsup
We had to cancel the viewing on Sunday but we are going tomorrow for a look.

I see from the blurb that there is a sport button on the centre console, is that an engine or suspension thing? Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kas750 wrote:


I see from the blurb that there is a sport button on the centre console, is that an engine or suspension thing? Question


If it's like the F series it should tighten up the steering, better throttle response and pop/bangs from the exhaust. I don't think adaptive dampers were available on R series as on the F it also stiffens the suspension if sport is selected.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
kas750 wrote:


I see from the blurb that there is a sport button on the centre console, is that an engine or suspension thing? Question


If it's like the F series it should tighten up the steering, better throttle response and pop/bangs from the exhaust. I don't think adaptive dampers were available on R series as on the F it also stiffens the suspension if sport is selected.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dog 5hit cars and they always go wrong. not even that quick. they are cheap for a reason!

my brother had one and it was a nightmare from day one. not even highly tuned. piece of junk.

and the interior. jesus what a mess. the dash looks like it was designed by a blind guy on LSD via google earth. total mess and none of it makes sense!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:10 pm    Post subject: Mini Reply with quote

I have to say my mate who has the village garage also says they are absolute crap and hates the things. He see's quite a lot of them aswell!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Indy has a side line in repairing insurance write offs to Cat D (as was) status. They know them inside out and don't class them as turds.

I must admit I like them in the F series and might be tempted for a new JCW when it gets the DST box what

Despite mine being a diesel given the business miles I do it manages to pump out 230bhp Whistling Sticks to the road like shoite to a blanket Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bit like a fat bird....great fun ride for a short period of time...but don't tell your mates you been out in it
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Floor . For me the dash looks like someone couldn't work their Spirograph and just drew circles everywhere. Surprised
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well we placed a deposit down on the grey Cooper S.The condition is exceptional and it has a great spec including the pano roof.

The drive was impressive and it had bags of grunt.The steering was probably less communicative that I remembered but in the context of it being a shopping trolley its all good.

To be honest the only reason I haven't owned one myself up till now is that I still have a minds eye image of Colin and Justin mincing around in a brace of red coopers back in the noughties
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very happy lady today. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well played. Hope it goes well for you both.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cracking looking bit of kit. Perfect condition. Just the kind of thing for an easy going time during the week, before spending the weekend raising your heat beat and having a right old bit of fun. All ‘sweet on the outside’ but happy to let you get up to some seriously naughty stuff when no one’s looking. Great find thumbsup

Oh and the car looks okay too Wink Grin thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Delighted for you Adrian, seriously thumbsup
 
  
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Delighted for you Adrian, seriously thumbsup

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