looking to get 3 litre GTV during summer and have come across above in some ads.
Assuming this means they are imports, could those in the know provide pointers I should consider
eg - how do you identify an import and just how important is it? - Ie Do insurers load premium noticeably? - What other relevance is there?
I seem to remember a Cambridge dealer mentioning something about VIn No position on windows - I do remember him offering similar cars, the import being cheaper
I have been told that there is a huge difference in road tax if you go for late 2001 onward, however it would appear to be c 60p per week different?
Do Classic policies only kick in at 15 yrs or are all GTVs eligible
Talking of eccentricities in costs, the 2003 big mouth model is v cheap in 2 litre form and v expensive in V6 form (when both compared like for like with Ph2)
I thoroughly quizzed half a dozen V6 owners at Boughton House this last weekend. - Approaching the owners of highest spec and condition cars (30-60k miles, mint / re-sprayed, with Q2, polybushing and some with uprated clutch, large brakes + quad exhaust on most) - I tried to ascertain the current market value (selling price rather than asking prices) - the feedback was broadly £2.2 - 3.5k for fully sorted cars (the higher end reflecting mint resprayed cars with extensive expensive upgrades, the lower end, still mint but with less mods ) - A huge premium over TS model of similar vintage (£300 upward!), however still good value if no hidden rust problems
The Q2 + GTA f wheel / clutch being highly regarded - I was also surprised to hear most owners use the cars only at weekends as they didnt consider them to be very practical - I find my ride a little choppy and the turn rate + door length a little inconvenient, otherwise I find it a good every day car. Whilst the mpg on the V6 is not likely to better 25 on local drives I suspect, I shall still use it daily