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£4750 off a Fiat Spider.

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Rodrat, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    That's a shame but they are extremely expensive. I know that they were never cheap cars but they are looking poor value for money. Part of this is that with the advent of modern turbos the hot hatch has become an extremely potent machine in a way that it it never used to be. A Clio 172/182 was a serious performance machine, then someone came along with the Golf R, the Mazda 3 MPS, and so on, and 250-300 bhp was yours out of the box.
  2. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    I see a lot more Loti on the road than MR-2s!

    I once say 25 Elises driving down the A11 at @50mph.

  3. kennyh

    kennyh pfm Member

    I think between 7/800 cars world wide per year.
  4. richardg

    richardg Admonishtrator

    Yes, good point, what happened to those MR2s? They were everywhere and are excellent value now, for the mk3.
  5. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    You would do - Hethel is about 2 miles off it. ;)
  6. kennyh

    kennyh pfm Member

    Rot I'd guess sadly. You don't even see many at the local meetings any more.........although a lovely mk1 turned up last month which I really liked.
  7. richardg

    richardg Admonishtrator

    mk1 needs to be the supercharged one. Or a mk3, but not silver as so many were.
  8. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    They didn't sell many—hence they stopped making them.

    Sad really.

    My mint, 60K, mid-engined 1.8l, 140bhp, 980kg Roadster is worth £2K. And being Toyotas they are cheap to run and insure. If they'd developed them with more power and new materials they'd be up there with 4Cs and Elise by now. Then I couldn't afford one!

  9. kennyh

    kennyh pfm Member

    I'm guessing your car is mint Stephen, it won't be long before it's rising dramatically in price. I always thought your car was so similar in appearance to the VX220 too.
  10. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    It is indeed—I would have thought so, but it's stubbornly declining in value. I thought £3K would be the nadir, but no. Mk II and 1s are silly money now.

    You still have the VX220? I drove one of those too and loved it, but it had too many issues.

  11. kennyh

    kennyh pfm Member

    I let the VX go last year Stephen. Someone saw it and made an offer so thought I'd let them have it. I never got to use it much so best it went really.

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