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by CHR15E
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts For Sale!
Topic: 96 Vitesse Fastback Nightfire Red
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: 96 Vitesse Fastback Nightfire Red

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by CHR15E
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 32
Views: 1397

Re: Another car on the drive

Erm, so we seem to have agreed to buy this. It's a 2008 2l petrol turbo. It's done 37k and only one owner from new. We've got to wait for the MOT, cambelt and 2 tyres being done before we can have it. Should be a week or so we hope. https://i.postimg.cc/T5nYwk5w/IMG-20190827-190811.jpg https://i.pos...
by CHR15E
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 32
Views: 1397

Re: Another car on the drive

We looked at Cascadas but they're based on a MK6 Astra which neither of us like. We looked at 3 cars yesterday, a MK4 which wasnt as clean as the owner made out and felt very old to drive. So they're out. We then looked at 2 MK5s. One which was in very poor condition for the money and the other whic...
by CHR15E
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 32
Views: 1397

Re: Another car on the drive

Fair enough.

I'm still looking at convertibles, going to look at an old Astra on Saturday all being well.
by CHR15E
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic
Replies: 218
Views: 32772

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Possibly, it went through several hands in a short space.

Alex had it before me, the Steven in Scotland after. Then Fraser? I forget now.

It caused a bit of trouble in the past.

Here's a random pic from when I had it

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by CHR15E
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic
Replies: 218
Views: 32772

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

I owned that car for about 6 months.
by CHR15E
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 32
Views: 1397

Re: Another car on the drive

It's doing 13 average, it doesn't seem to improve much/if any on a run either. My 6.2L V8 Ford F150 Raptor (400+bhp) does at least that much :) I'll get round to a thread on it some time..... http://i.postimg.cc/bJdjF7cb/20190811-122535.jpg Seems I need to move? How is it the yanks and whoever else...
by CHR15E
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic
Replies: 218
Views: 32772

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Going on personal experience from many repeated attempts in several cars a manual 827 (driven properly) is quicker than an auto off the line, especially as it gets to the end of second gear into third. Not lots, a car length or two maybe but definitely quicker in my opinion. Granted there's opportun...
by CHR15E
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 32
Views: 1397

Re: Another car on the drive

I've just been in contact with the dealer in the US that I had the rear ARB from. He's suggesting I upgrade the shocks before the ARB. I'm with you, there's published figures that say there's not much in it for the standard front bars. One hollow, one solid. The uprated one does make a difference bu...
by CHR15E
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 32
Views: 1397

Re: Another car on the drive

The rear ARB I've fitted has definitely helped but not enough. I've been told the front ARB is hollow so that can't be helping? I don't have the inclination to do it myself. I'd want an underslung tank ideally, assuming that's doable on a WJ. My mate had an XJ like that with a smaller petrol tank. W...
by CHR15E
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic
Replies: 218
Views: 32772

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

He can't be an expert on everything I guess, know what you mean though. Off the top of my head he mentioned a 60/40 rear seat in the 800. Which at that age it wouldn't be. I'm sure something else stood out as well but can't remember now. Not sure why you'd compare a manual with an auto? My dad had a...
by CHR15E
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic
Replies: 218
Views: 32772

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

Hard for me to say as I've never driven an SD1. He has his tastes as do we all? For me I would need to test comparable cars. So probably a twin plenum Vitesse SD1 and a MK1 827 Vitesse? Both with manual boxes for me. My dad always told me I wouldn't like an SD1 as they felt old compared to an 800.
by CHR15E
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 32
Views: 1397

Re: Another car on the drive

It's too jiggly, not sure springs can help that? It's coils all round, it's just old school tech and will never be like anything modern. I think driving our Astra has distorted my view of it as well. Spoilt by having a new car makes a 17 year old car feel very old. Even worse with the Jeep being old...
by CHR15E
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Your Cars - Rover 800
Topic: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic
Replies: 218
Views: 32772

Re: 1989 Rover 827 Vitesse automatic

I watched it earlier, pros and cons of both cars it has to be said.
by CHR15E
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Rover
Topic: Another car on the drive
Replies: 32
Views: 1397

Re: Another car on the drive

Interesting, I may take another look at a front one then.

Aside fuel consumption, the ride is the one thing that really let's it down day to day.