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Apologies if there is already a thread about this*, but I thought it might be interesting to see what people drive when it's not the Lotus (although as a rule that should be in very limited circumstances... 😉).

Here's our MX5, I was fortunate enough to be able to keep this alongside the 'proper' car, as it's also immense fun.  It's also wearing the correct livery, so I couldn't let it go...

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It's soon getting some BBR treatment to make it go & sound like it should 😁

 

*the nearest I could see was the car history one.

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Currently this (on a lease running out later this year)

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Have reserved (refundable) one of these to replace it

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@Bravo73 Correct - INEOS Grenadier

I'm currently planning a long leisurely African Safari (Cape Town to East Africa) in 3 or so years time. Have been advised to buy a pre 1996 Defender - which when prepared would probably end up costing £30k+ - and still end up with a 30 year old vehicle, which is slow & uncomfortable - but will go anywhere. I've also looked at a Discover 3/4 - would be speedy & comfortable, but maybe too many issues, and a classic Range Rover (my favourite),  but again looking at £30k plus price to prepare.

When I discovered the Ineos, it went to the top of the list, and the deposit is refundable - so nothing to lose (I hope)

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A proper four seasons here so the other car has to be prepared-  my Snowrx.

Studded Hakkapelitta's and a bunch of STi bits make for a decent snow car. Two decades from new means lots of brakes and suspension sacrificed to the salt gremlins though.

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Another entry for the RR Evoque forum.... wife's Evoque P200. Don't like it....

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And otherwise....

 

The odd MG. - one owned from when I use to go to work...

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My sensible daily; a GR Yaris 

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2021 Lotus Elise Sport 240 FE in Solid Red, Red Interior Colour Pack, AirCon, Floor Mats, Cruise Control, Stereo, Satin Anthracite 10-spoke forged wheels.

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Nothing terribly exciting here.

For the daily commute, an Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.4MA Veloce - owned from new (now on 115k miles) and see no reason to change it so long as it keeps working.

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and a SAAB 9-3 2.0T Aero as the dogwagon.

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11 hours ago, Escape said:

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The Jaguar, Suzanna, is a recent addition to the fleet and was thoroughly enjoyed last summer.

Hi Filip,

love that XJS.  Is it a 3.6?  I’ve been thinking of buying one for 30 years but never got around to it.  The V12 looks like expensive maintenance though.

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It's a V12 Mark, it just had to be a V12. 😉
Though I'm sure the 3.6 will be a lot of fun as well, and it's available as a manual so might even be more engaging (I have a thing for manuals). Maintenance of the V12 isn't too bad, especially as I do all the work myself. Should something go wrong, it could get complicated and expensive pretty fast I fear... And to make matters worse access isn't great, it's a big bonnet but not much space unused!
 

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I have made many mistakes in my life. Buying a multiple Lotus is not one of them.

 

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Can't argue with that, the XK engine is at least as famous as the Jag V12!

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I have made many mistakes in my life. Buying a multiple Lotus is not one of them.

 

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On 14/01/2022 at 18:44, ChrisJ said:

@Bravo73 Correct - INEOS Grenadier

I'm currently planning a long leisurely African Safari (Cape Town to East Africa) in 3 or so years time. Have been advised to buy a pre 1996 Defender - which when prepared would probably end up costing £30k+ - and still end up with a 30 year old vehicle, which is slow & uncomfortable - but will go anywhere.

I wouldn't rule out the later TD5 Defenders at least if you don't get the Grenadier. I ran a 2003 110 TD5 SW my main car for nearly 10 years, and that engine was brilliant. So much more pleasant and refined to drive on longer journeys than the previous 200/300 TDI's, no issues on motorways at all, and super reliable (other than the very early 1999-ish engines which had plastic head locating studs). Was very sad to let it go, but that was a condition of marriage to swap it for a Range Rover!

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