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#1 Post by metroid » Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:28 am

Hi guys!

Signed up to the forums yesterday, following the revelation that I need a Rover in my life.

I've always had older cars, including a few Longbridge cars over the years. I learned to drive in a Rover Metro and my first car was a very tired Austin Metro. Later I had a couple of Minis and an 1100.

At some point I gravitated towards old German metal and forgot all about British cars.

Recently I bought an MGF (1.8 VVC) basically because it turned up cheap. I love it! The K-Series is such a sweet engine, and generally there's something special about the feel of the car which is indescribably British and very comfortable as such.

So I'm thinking about letting go of one of my more practical fleet members and replacing it with one of Longbridge's finest. I really want something with a K-series engine, and I'm drawn to the styling of the R8 (and have fond memories of their introduction) but I'm somewhat open minded and although I barely noticed them when new these days I quite like the look of the 45.

Anyway, I'm not in any hurry as I currently already have more cars than I need but I thought I'd say hello!

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#2 Post by Topcat Tomcat » Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:29 am

Hello and welcome to the club.

I wouldn't mind a MGF, but I have too many cars and not enough room. I love my 1.8VVC Coupe and yes, a lovely sweet and reliable engine if maintained properly. And it averages 42 - 45 mpg if driven sensibly.

Any photos of your fleet?
Topcat Tomcat (aka Conductorwomble)

1990 216 GSi Auto 5 Door
1995 214 iS 3 Door
2001 1.8 Connie 45 4 Door - Wedgewood Blue
2005 1.6 GSi 45 5 Door - Firefrost

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Re: Hey!

#3 Post by GTiJohn » Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:35 am

:welcome

I knew you could be tempted :wink3
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#4 Post by metroid » Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:14 pm

Best fleet shot I could find!

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#5 Post by Topcat Tomcat » Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:25 pm

Nice.
Topcat Tomcat (aka Conductorwomble)

1990 216 GSi Auto 5 Door
1995 214 iS 3 Door
2001 1.8 Connie 45 4 Door - Wedgewood Blue
2005 1.6 GSi 45 5 Door - Firefrost

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