RE: Morgan Aero 8

RE: Morgan Aero 8

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PetrolTed

34,441 posts

306 months

Friday 13th July 2001
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Well I've just been out in Guildford for a few Guinesses and I saw it too! It looks good, the headlights aren't an issue unless you get to look at it straight on in daylight. It sounded fruity, but didn't have the presence of certain V8's!

wain

25 posts

285 months

Saturday 14th July 2001
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Modern for a Morgan - quite nice, but I would'nt buy one.

PetrolTed

34,441 posts

306 months

Saturday 14th July 2001
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maybe there is also a clutch problem, 'cause it always "cheeps" its tyres when moving off...
It's got a very sharp clutch apparently.

Mogger

276 months

Tuesday 17th July 2001
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Well! Now that I've seen at least 3 reviews which temper rampant enthusiasm with severe criticism(!) I pronounce this new offering A TRUE MORGAN! Well done Charles, Chris & the Lads! Now, how to flog the wife and kids into abject slavery in order to come up with a holding deposit!

murphmuppet

275 months

Saturday 1st September 2001
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Well, its a great looking beefy classic car shape... pity about the step inbetween the headlights... also that its the 21st century and not the 1930's.... no comparison to TVR really, is there!!!

r-bin

135 posts

279 months

Monday 22nd October 2001
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Speed and classic design are going together in this baby... I like it!

olly2000

291 posts

278 months

Thursday 29th November 2001
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Well, My dream was shattered this weekend. My dad used to race Morgans, so I jumped at the chance of owning the New Morgan Aero 8. Deposit down 1.5 years ago, merrily biding my time in a Lotus Elise S2. I am a big guy - 6ft1 and overweight, but the Elise fits me like a glove. The Morgan is very cramped - but hell, I could have lived with that. But the pedal layout - designed for Russian Balletdancers only (Ok, I have size 12s, but the Elise is fine...)! So I have to cancel my order as the cabin / footwell is just too damned cramped. So how good are TVRs for bigger people

JonRB

75,343 posts

275 months

Thursday 29th November 2001
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With the length of time you waited, it might have been worth taking delivery and instantly selling it for profit. Many people are willing to pay a handsome premium to "jump the queue".

Or are you contractually forbidden to do this? (I know this is sometimes the case on cars with long waiting lists in order to deter speculators).

Marshy

2,748 posts

287 months

Thursday 29th November 2001
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TVRs are, IMHO, fine for big people. I'm 6'4", and, umm, not slim, and my Chimaera's just fine. Loads of headroom, and the pedals are just right for my size 12s.

olly2000

291 posts

278 months

Thursday 29th November 2001
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Im currently trying to sell my place to a friend. Am getting more and more interested in a Tuscan S now...

marki

15,763 posts

273 months

Thursday 29th November 2001
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Olly , let me know if you r friend is not interested in in the Aero 8 as i could be ...

olly2000

291 posts

278 months

Thursday 29th November 2001
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Marki,

I certainly will do. Like I mentioned, I placed the order in July 2000 and the estimate is therefore summer 2002. I won't be looking to make a profit from it - just the grand back that I paid...

Cheers,

Richard

marki

15,763 posts

273 months

Friday 30th November 2001
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Olly that sounds more than fair , im sure we can work something out between us .

olly2000

291 posts

278 months

Monday 3rd December 2001
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...and a ride in the passenger seat

I will have an answer for you later this week. If you would prefer to email me direct im on

oliverr@uk.$tigplc.$com

Remove the silly $ signs - stops me getting spammed

marki

15,763 posts

273 months

Tuesday 4th December 2001
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Hi Olly

your mail adress keeps getting rejected
you can mail me through my profile page


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Roadrunner

2,690 posts

270 months

Tuesday 19th March 2002
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Ok, so they use the veedub lights to save money, but why position them cross eyed? Those lights look fine when mounted normally on the beetle, but look utter shit at that angle! Sort it out. Just move the sodding lights you blind muppets!

kevinday

11,748 posts

283 months

Tuesday 19th March 2002
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Ok, so they use the veedub lights to save money, but why position them cross eyed? Those lights look fine when mounted normally on the beetle, but look utter shit at that angle! Sort it out. Just move the sodding lights you blind muppets!



Perhaps Zertec can sort out something with the lights?

nubbin

6,809 posts

281 months

Thursday 21st March 2002
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The Aero8 looks like a poorly thought out kit car, but has a good engine and apparently handles well. But it's styling is retrospective, and a real demonstration of designer afterthoughts. I'm sure it will have real road presence, but it is simply too ugly. Not too well built either, I'm told. Thankyou!

gnomesmith

2,458 posts

279 months

Friday 22nd March 2002
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Being ugly and poorly built hasn't affected Morgan in the past (nor TVR ?), judging by their order books it hasn't now..it's all about knowing your potential market.

I can't think of any other company that has lasted as long as Morgan without serial ownership changes. Can anybody else?

jayne_taylor@RAC

1 posts

260 months

Tuesday 26th November 2002
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Hello everyone! I am interested in your views on electronic parts catalogues for any car - are they a good source of spare parts information and if so who do you feel offers the best format and value for money? I look forward to your answers - thank you