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Sagaris or Noble?

TVR Sagaris
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Noble M12 GTO-R
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Postby The Swede » Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:57 am

Simple question: you got 35K to spend.

The extreme Sagaris or more 'sensible', but less good looking M12 GTO-R?
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Postby CAVEMAN » Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:06 am

Sagaris for sure...looks and noise, pure TVR.

Looks like it has been attacked with an axe, but with the updated Speed 6 engine and the fantastic interior...no question for me.

Sure I might be backwards in a hedge after a few miles, but what a few miles it would of been!!

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Postby The Swede » Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:10 pm

You gotta die somehow ! :lol:

The only worry with a TVR to own one, would be that TVR does not exist as a company anymore, so spare parts might be an issue. It does look sensational though.
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Postby CAVEMAN » Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:22 pm

yep, was going to go for the Tuscan R before buying the WR1 but servicing the thing up here put me off buying one.

would be a DIY thing for sure everytime.

too many trees to hit up here and in the snow it would be a death trap...plus the GRP body work would probably be too brittle at silly temperatures.
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Postby danr55 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:33 pm

have you ever looked at how much TVRs cost to maintain? :shock:
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Postby The Swede » Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:02 pm

CAVEMAN wrote:yep, was going to go for the Tuscan R before buying the WR1 but servicing the thing up here put me off buying one.

would be a DIY thing for sure everytime.

too many trees to hit up here and in the snow it would be a death trap...plus the GRP body work would probably be too brittle at silly temperatures.


True. It would never be something you'd consider in Finland.

Even a Porsche or so is hugely impractical. That's why i always ran a scoob or an Evo there.
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Postby The Swede » Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:02 pm

danr55 wrote:have you ever looked at how much TVRs cost to maintain? :shock:


Fill us in :?
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Postby CAVEMAN » Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:22 pm

if it goes bang yeah...which it probably will eventually with the Tuscan I was looking at...but if any engine goes bang it is pretty expensive.

but the later models with updated Speed 6 specs were pretty good. Well by TVR standards anyway.

I think the Tuscan was the attempt TVR had at their first engine...maybe Cerbera but I am sure they had Rovers V8 too

The guy in Coventry has a great place and has picked up a lot of the stuff from TVR factory including a special paint booth for GRP...prices are pretty good too.

I wouldn't say there are over expensive for the car it is, but out here you are on your own if anything does happen. At least with a Subaru/Evo you have a lot of expert 'farmers' to help out.
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Postby WR 1mposter » Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:00 pm

Don't forget you need a 24/7 assistance with tvr, probably the most unreliable car out there..... :lol: :lol: :lol:


But having said that looks sound 8) 8)
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Postby The Swede » Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:03 pm

WR 1mpostor (aka number 1 moderator) wrote:Don't forget you need a 24/7 assistance with tvr, probably the most unreliable car out there..... :lol: :lol: :lol:


But having said that looks sound 8) 8)


That would be a consideration.

Assuming a Noble should be way more reliable being half a Mondeo.

Did Spikey not always want one of those ? :mrgreen:
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Postby WR1 Owner! » Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:10 pm

never been a TVR fan.. EVER.. Noble without a doubt
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Postby WR 1mposter » Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:17 pm

The Swede wrote:
WR 1mpostor (aka number 1 moderator) wrote:Don't forget you need a 24/7 assistance with tvr, probably the most unreliable car out there..... :lol: :lol: :lol:


But having said that looks sound 8) 8)


That would be a consideration.

Assuming a Noble should be way more reliable being half a Mondeo.

Did Spikey not always want one of those ? :mrgreen:


yes he did ! :lol:
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Postby danr55 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:05 pm

The Swede wrote:
danr55 wrote:have you ever looked at how much TVRs cost to maintain? :shock:


Fill us in :?


All I know is they are EXPENSIVE. I have seen more broken down on the side of the road than I have moving on the road. seriously. also looked at some for sale ads. When i see 30k on the clock, just had a service and some work done at a cost of £8k, I move swiftly on!
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Postby SPIKE LIKE MIKE » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:41 pm

danr55 wrote:have you ever looked at how much TVRs cost to maintain? :shock:


Spend 7-8k on a 6.0l chevvy crate engine, new gearbox and away you go 8)
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Postby SPIKE LIKE MIKE » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:45 pm

Darth Vader............ 8) asfook!!

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Nobles are also still being made in the USA hence the un-registered ones above!(About 12 months ago)
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Postby The Swede » Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:05 pm

Those Nobles look intriguing.

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Postby RobinSherwood » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:23 pm

Out of the two I would go for a Noble for handling but I would always doubt my choice when I heard the TVR go by......

Mind you Noble are not exactly a stable company, there seems to be a lot of doubts whether or not they will actually make real numbers of the M600. Lee Noble himself has quite literally vanished without trace as far as I have heard leaving allegedly substantial debts in his wake......
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Postby WR 1mposter » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:33 pm

Spike "THE LEGEND" Mike XXX wrote:Darth Vader............ 8) asfook!!

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Nobles are also still being made in the USA hence the un-registered ones above!(About 12 months ago)


Darth Vader indeed ...



















they disappear when the going gets tough :lol:
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