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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:10 am 
Just read a review of new cars due out in 2012 and those that I'll go out of my way to see are (in reverse order):

1. Fisker Surf
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2. Jag C-X75:
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3. Mclaren MP4-12C convertible
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4. Alfa 4C
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5. Porsche 918 Spyder
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The Porsche is just stunning. Shame about the anticipated sticker price but I guess it won't be long before a body kit for a MR2 or Celica is along :crazy:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:12 am 
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Alfa 4C for me, I am really tempted, might wait a bit to see if they are reliable first ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:56 am 
Ade - yep that will be the car to get me into an Alfa dealership for the 1st time ever!

Given the gestation period of this car I would hope the extended development time would mean all the issues have been ironed out, however, perceived Alfa reliability issues still dog the brand.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:13 pm 
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Yes, I agree, the Alfa is the star of the pack, simply gorgeous - and set to be sensibly priced as a serious alternative to something like an Exige. I'm sure that any Alfa will be just as reliable as any Lotus, i.e. look after them and they will not let you down.

That said, it seems the door is about to fall off my 146 Pom car...... Rather than the hinge pin give up the ghost the weld on the bracket to door frame is falling apart!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:09 pm 
so the hinge pin is too strong then? ;)


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None of the above but I hope my new shocks will cause my S1 to exige me....


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:31 am 
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[quote=stevegreen]so the hinge pin is too strong then? ;) [/quote]

Must be. My man tells me that it is a common fault on these cars. Actually, it is probably easier to re-weld the bracket to the door frame than to change the hinge pin, so maybe the Italians are more clever than we thought..........

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:04 pm 
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[quote=The83man]

That said, it seems the door is about to fall off my 146 Pom car...... Rather than the hinge pin give up the ghost the weld on the bracket to door frame is falling apart![/quote]

Has The Majorette been using the car "Terry Grant" stylee, whilst razzing around Waitrose's car park? :grin:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/213520/te ... el_change/


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:44 pm 
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Probably more to do with the grandchildren I suspect...........

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[quote=The83man]Probably more to do with the grandchildren I suspect...........[/quote]

She should put them in the boot like you do! :D


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