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#341 Mangham54

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 01:13 PM

Don't quite understand this polarised viewpoints of track vs road, or those that seem to have to justify their jump from one camp to the other.   Just do both, when you feel like it and when  it suits you.   I enjoyed a blast around the peaks the other week with other VX's but it can't scratch the itch of pushing the car to the limits on a track. Go to a track in Europe and you can do both the long road trip and the track.   You can have your cake and eat it guys :rolleyes:

I think that is what the exige V6 is most capable of. With the Vx you need relatively stiff suspenders to exploit it on track. What I have read of the V6 is that had the usually great Lotus road manners, but is setup in a way that is thoroughly enjoyable on track. Plus that V6 lump sounds far better than a Pauxhall 4pot

#342 Andrew aka Stuwy

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 12:34 PM

Well. It has been a long time coming. 7 years, 3 houses, 3 engines, 4 sets of suspension, 2 vx220, 2 sets of wheels ect ect ect ect Sad day for me. When I first bought the black VX it was tight and I could not really afford it, it was my only car and it was a bit of a turd. I drove that thought 3 winters and both of the summers it was off the road! A garage fcuked the engine and .org come to the rescue, amazing community that helped me get the car back on the road for basic cost of parts (plus beer + KFC). It was amazing, circumstances changed and with the acquisition of a 2nd car the VX was about on the peek of its game... Until I blew up the engine on my first ever track day and national. Undeterred and with the .org massive doing its `ting a brand new z22se was found and installed with a wining new mod (because I needed more things to brake and not afford... That didn't last long until I smashed the vx into a BMW. While in bed (in some serious pain) feeling sorry for myself and like a massive dickhead I pondered how to move on, another vx220 was the answer and the search was on. YET again .org internet research team found a white vx220 with a fcuked engine and after some salvage agreements a transplant was made! This vx was MUCH better, didn't even breakdown! Trackdays and roadtrips, circumstances changed as they always do and the car was running spot on! A catalogue of modifications and all good in the hood! This was the status for the last 2 years. Alas, the never ending twist of life. After we stretched ourselves to fund a new house, car and a bathroom. To the point of affordability, 2 job changes in 3 months meant to keep the house the VX must go. (someone tell me that's the right way round :lol: ) So with the balance sheets now level again, its time to move on. As the cost of VX220s keep rising I don't suspect I will be able to get another but by fcuk I had a great time. Thanks to .org it was prolonged as long as it has and I am humbled by the generosity and kindness of this forum. So long and thanks for all the fish

#343 Andrew aka Stuwy

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 12:34 PM

p.s. The new owner has allowed me to car share at the National this year so you have only one more time to put up with this silly peasant child!

#344 ChrisS1

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 12:37 PM

Are you going to stick around Stuwy?

 

Hope it's a lovely bathroom you now have!



#345 Pidgeon

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 12:49 PM

Won't miss you too much as you'll be replaced by another owner.  The good wife however............ :ninja:

 

Best wishes, Stuwey



#346 Harry Hornet

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 01:08 PM

..we wont miss you Stuewey...now p*ss off..

 

HH

 

..oh and take your cheese with you



#347 Crazyfrog (Fab)

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 01:11 PM

..we wont miss you Stuewey...now p*ss off..

 

HH

 

..oh and take your cheese with you

 

 

hope you dont act this way when i decide to sell  :poke:  :D



#348 siztenboots

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 01:44 PM

 

..we wont miss you Stuewey...now p*ss off..

 

HH

 

..oh and take your cheese with you

 

 

hope you dont act this way when i decide to sell  :poke:  :D

 

 

no , we eat your cheese board and all the profits



#349 Harry Hornet

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 02:51 PM

 

..we wont miss you Stuewey...now p*ss off..

 

HH

 

..oh and take your cheese with you

 

 

hope you dont act this way when i decide to sell  :poke:  :D

 

 

..I will not let you sell Fab..we bananas stick together

 

Stuewey..humble appolgies for trashing you thread...you should have come and asked me for advice...answer would have been the same..p*ss off..but it  would have been nice to have been asked  



#350 hairy

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 05:01 PM

Alas, the never ending twist of life. After we stretched ourselves to fund a new house, car and a bathroom. To the point of affordability, 2 job changes in 3 months meant to keep the house the VX must go. (someone tell me that's the right way round :lol: )

 

You can sleep in a car, but you can't track a house! All the best Stuwy chinky chinky



#351 Barton

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 10:33 PM

End of an era, truly loved that bloody silly little plastic car

Prep'd and awaiting collection by it's new owner

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#352 MartinS

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 10:43 AM

Its odd when theyre gone. Mine got replaced by an Exige but its not the same, not as agile and so far not as quick round a track, theres something about a vx that gets under your skin.

 

Nice looking car, hope its gone to a good home.

 

Martin S

 

 



#353 g1977

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 04:18 PM

Well the new owner picks up this weekend so that will be the end of an era for me. I have loved the VX220 ever since I saw them and it is going to be a timeless design I think. To me the badge has never mattered to me and why should it I have managed to meet a few really good people on .org and I have to say some of the most helpful. The car has been great and I have loved owning it, just time to move on I think. Thanks to anyone has helped with any of my questions over the years and also the early days with people offering pax rides before I bought and also advice when looking for the car. Thanks once again and Merry Christmas!



#354 mbes2

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 04:26 PM

Well the new owner picks up this weekend so that will be the end of an era for me. I have loved the VX220 ever since I saw them and it is going to be a timeless design I think. To me the badge has never mattered to me and why should it I have managed to meet a few really good people on .org and I have to say some of the most helpful. The car has been great and I have loved owning it, just time to move on I think. Thanks to anyone has helped with any of my questions over the years and also the early days with people offering pax rides before I bought and also advice when looking for the car. Thanks once again and Merry Christmas!

 

See you in a few years time when you collect your new VX.... as you will miss it 






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