Hi I've just added my new owner post here:
Having pored through old posts on this forum before buying my car, I have a few questions.
As a lot of threads are from 10+ years' ago I want to check whether information is still current.
Eg. for a supercharger conversion, is the Eaton & parts from the US Cobalt still the best bang for buck? or is there for example a Sprintex conversion. Is Courtneys the best, nearest place to Essex for conversions?
What are downsides of the supercharger conversion?
Is PSR still recommended for general looking after? Again, Essex based if there's a recommendation for someone else closer. Someone I know with an Elise recommended PSR a few years ago but recent threads suggest they've moved/become overwhelmed with work.
Is there a better way to fit & silence all the loose noisy bits of trim that are held on with velcro or double-sided tape? eg a particular make of sticky pads or velcro? Do people just remove things like the plastic trim around the radio and heater controls?
Has anyone replaced the switches , lights etc with more solid-feeling reliable ones?
Is there an age limit for using these cars? Some of the historical 'cars for sale threads' imply moving to something more accessible or practical. Does the imaginary 'age of owner graph' suddenly drop to zero at 30, 40, 50? I'm 52 i wonder if I'll still be able to get out of my VX at 60 but am I pushing my luck?
Finally for now, I've found that my existing Cybex child car seat is a perfect fit. I can dig out the exact model and pictures if thats of use to anyone. I did look through old car seat posts, I don't think the Cybexes were about back then.