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#1 MikelM

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 10:16 PM

Hi all, just joined as can see this is a very informative and friendly site. I am looking to buy a low mileage sub 20/25k non molested VX, partly as investment (well don't want it to devalue) but mainly for some non track motoring fun! Just not sure which is the best option to go for. Would appreciate your opinions,
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 10:25 PM

Here is the low miler specialist.
https://www.jonseals...m/cars-for-sale

 

 



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 10:29 PM

Drive both and decide :)

 

The problem is most aren't standard any more, you're close to me and a few others so i'm sure we can organise a get together



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 12:02 AM

The eternal VX question. What are you driving now?


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 06:02 AM

Thanks Thetan, I am watching his website although not yet planned a visit (closer to you than Wakefield).
I have tried out NA not yet turbo.
What am I driving now. Daily, Macan Turbo. Classic fun MG RV8, sometimes Golf GTI. Understand a VX is a totally different concept but I like a variety and any car that's unique/different.

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 08:57 AM

an NA is best for wringing out on the country lanes

 

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anyone else got an opinion?   :lol:



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 09:19 AM

http://www.vx220.org...for-when-buying
http://www.vx220.org...154-na-vs-turbo
http://www.vx220.org...nce-na-vs-turbo
http://www.vx220.org...677-turbo-vs-na
http://www.vx220.org...220-na-vs-turbo
http://www.vx220.org...o-your-feedback



#8 MikelM

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 09:27 AM

Thank you "smiley"

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 09:31 AM

Turbo simply because the cambelt is much easier to maintain than having to do the chains on the 2.2

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 09:53 AM

Which characteristics being so different, i do not see why a maintenance thing done maybe once or twice in it's lifetime should be the key decission factor.



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 10:04 AM

Turbo simply because the cambelt is much easier to maintain than having to do the chains on the 2.2


How often do you have to do the belt and how often do you have to do the chain?

Edited by fiveoclock, 13 September 2018 - 10:04 AM.


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 10:06 AM

Which characteristics being so different, i do not see why a maintenance thing done maybe once or twice in it's lifetime should be the key decission factor.


If it is then get a bicycle. You can change the chain in two minutes

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 07:59 PM

Turbo bring more money than an NA as more desirable.

You wont be dissapointed with either.

Ive had both, NA first and thought it was fast then got use to it.

Then got turbo thought it was fast then got use to it

Increased power of Turbo thought it was fast then got use to it!

So... Get an NA but dont drive a turbo!

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 08:51 AM

I've had both , currently have a turbo, all I'd say is if your used to fast cars you may find a n/a a little lacking at overtaking speeds, on paper the figures are good but real world you'll get left behind by turbo diesels, although you can s/c a n/a when you get bored

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 10:20 AM

There's a small chance I might be selling my own 2.2 Road car (13k dry weather car probably the best one there is in terms of condition) Contemplating purchasing a unit. Undecided at the moment but an easy sale might just sway me :( 



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Posted 16 September 2018 - 10:32 AM

 

Turbo simply because the cambelt is much easier to maintain than having to do the chains on the 2.2


How often do you have to do the belt and how often do you have to do the chain?

 

 

vxT belt and water pump = every four years

 

2.2 chain = every ten years, but many vx220s have done fifteen years or more !

 

Amount of hassle is the same for both jobs



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Posted 16 September 2018 - 04:38 PM

There's a small chance I might be selling my own 2.2 Road car (13k dry weather car probably the best one there is in terms of condition) Contemplating purchasing a unit. Undecided at the moment but an easy sale might just sway me :(

 

Too nice to sell Jon, keep it :-)

 

How's the 911 project going?



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Posted 16 September 2018 - 06:07 PM

Glacial mate won't be fully ready until about the end of January. I'm supposed to be selling that when its done but will have to see.

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 05:43 PM

Iv bought a 2001 VX220 (non turbo) 3 months ago and am now totally in love with it. i bought it as an origanal car and as an investment. I wanted simplicity so therfore didn't go for the turbo. If you fit a surpercharger to my car you can get up to 260bhp, I thinks that's far more than anybody wants for a road car

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 07:04 PM

I've had both variants, I've previously owned an N/A and I currently own a Turbo, "which is the best option" To be honest there's nowt much wrong with an N/A but to put it simply the Turbo is without a doubt miles better.






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