Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Wakefield, England
Re: Ready to dip into 'emotional' motoring...
I finally found a 147. Unfortunately it doesn't have the Bose system, but you can't always get what you want (As The Rolling Stones once said). I have a good Alpine HU anyway. It's a good job, the standard one's rubbish!
It's a bit older than I wanted (a 51 plate), but it's in excellent condition and only 2 owners (and they were in the same family). It had it's timing belt done about 20,000 miles ago, so it'll be fine for a while yet. It had a sticky gearbox (the reason why it was so cheap, I don't think the dealer knew it was such an easy thing to fix!) which is why I it was so cheap. It's all sorted now.
I'm very happy with it. Much more fun to drive than the Celica and a LOT more torque. But the gearbox and the suspension don't have the same quality. I'm looking into changing the dampers to sort the ride out (Koni FSDs I think, I've found some at £352, unless anyone has any better/cheaper suggestions), I'll get used to the european gearbox again (I had a Bravo..)!
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