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Thinking of doing something stupid. My neighbour and I were down the local Motor Factors and he saw the Tuscan in the dealers across the road. He said he was going to take a look at the Tuscan and I followed as I've loved them since I was a kid. I was expecting the price to be something stupidly out of my budget but was shocked to find it was £16,490. It's a 51 plate with 30k miles on the clock. The nicest car I've ever sat in, really spectacular and the engine/exhaust sounded amazing. Incredibly claustrophobic inside but I quite liked that. 4.0 Litre 390 bhp, 1 owner from new and within my buying budget. Road Tax is half price compared to my R32 (saving £270) and Insurance is cheaper!?!?!... (£576 for the TVR compared with my R32 at £800). It was my 26th Birthday yesterday and I really am tempted to get one while I'm young. I only cover 5,000 miles a year or less.

Has anyone owned one or know anyone who's owned one. Anyone have any idea about the running costs (Service and Repairs). Insurance and Tax will be cheaper than my R32 and Fuel doesn't bother me. The car has been looked after by a true enthusiast with a fully documented history and no expense spared. It definitely won't be a practical or sensible change but you only live once and I'm not sure I'd get in and out of it if I was older or heavier...

Honest answers please, if it's a really bad idea and you have to shoot it down then please do so.

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L_O_Z

P.S car hasn't been cleaned as they've only just had it delivered
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They are nice looking cars, always sound amazing when they drive past, but you'd be looking at using either a specialist for servicing etc, or just a general garage you trust. Doubt there is many TVR specialists left and if there are they would be quite hard to come by.

My only fear with a TVR would be the reliability, and if you ended up spending loads on maintaining it.

Have you checked reviews online etc of people who have owned them?

What colour is it btw, flip?

Insurance is a strange thing, I am 20 and got a quote for my Mrs Parents Range Rover Sport, and its cheaper than the R32 also. I know its not as powerful, but its worth alot more. Also having cheaper quotes on BMW 330 Convertibles than the R32!
 

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They are nice looking cars, always sound amazing when they drive past, but you'd be looking at using either a specialist for servicing etc, or just a general garage you trust. Doubt there is many TVR specialists left and if there are they would be quite hard to come by.

My only fear with a TVR would be the reliability, and if you ended up spending loads on maintaining it.

Have you checked reviews online etc of people who have owned them?

What colour is it btw, flip?
This is my worry.

It's one of those pearlescent flip colours.
 

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I was a big fan of TVRs...

...But after watching this episode of Wheeler Dealers:

http://www.streetfir...t-1_2422731.htm

I would never touch a TVR.

I know it's a different model to the one you are looking at, but it's not as if they are renowned for making quality robust cars that are known to last!

I know these types of cars are usually an emotional purchase, but I think a TVR would rip a hole in my heart and my wallet - abit like a gold digging hottie.
 

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Do it but make sure you have breakdown cover, as they are not famed for their reliability.
 

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How long would you intend on keeping it? If its something you've always wanted, maybe get it for 6/12 months, enjoy it while you have it, then move and you can say, I owned one of them.
 

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I was a big fan of TVRs...

...But after watching this episode of Wheeler Dealers:

http://www.streetfir...t-1_2422731.htm

I would never touch a TVR.

I know it's a different model to the one you are looking at, but it's not as if they are renowned for making quality robust cars that are known last!

I know these types of cars are usually an emotional purchase, but I think a TVR would rip a hole in my heart and my wallet - abit like a gold digging hottie.
So you have the time of your life with her but ultimately she's there to drain your wallet


I'm going to watch that episode of wheeler dealers now
 

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Ive always loved the Griffith.

Do it L_O_Z
Haha, I was hoping for some sensible advice either way rather than chanting "fight fight fight" like a school kid
 
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So you have the time of your life with her but ultimately she's there to drain your wallet


I'm going to watch that episode of wheeler dealers now
In a nutshell buddy... that's my €0.02
 
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You might struggle living with the build quality after being used to a german car.These types of cars become a labour of love.
 
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If you feel you can afford it and have a desire or lust for one then I say buy it, have some fun then flip it in time for next summer. You are young and seem to cover low mileage so why not.... You are a long time dead and a whole life ahead of you to be sensible.

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My old man loves his TVR's.............

He's currently got:

+Tasmin 450 SE really rare compared to the 400SE, less than 200 still on the road !
+Tamora (which he is currently rebuilding from the chassis up


His after a Griff also now to add to the collection!

My advice would be to do it and dont look back the TVR was british design at its best! Then the Russians ruined it


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Do it but make sure you have breakdown cover, as they are not famed for their reliability.
I've heard they're bad but I don't know anyone who's lived with one. If it's a case of it will probably breakdown at some point and costs a fortune to fix then I'm not interested. I can't afford thousands of pounds worth of repairs and if that's what it will be then it's a no go.
 

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After seeing it in the film 'sword fish' I've loved them
That's where I first saw it, loved the car and the film.
 

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If you feel you can afford it and have a desire or lust for one then I say buy it, have some fun then flip it in time for next summer. You are young and seem to cover low mileage so why not.... You are a long time dead and a whole life ahead of you to be sensible.

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If it's going to cost a fortune to repair and service then I don't think I can. The money I will save on insurance and tax will no doubt be eaten up in fuel (I can't believe the insurance and tax are less than the R32, it's just ridiculous.
 

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If it's going to cost a fortune to repair and service then I don't think I can. The money I will save on insurance and tax will no doubt be eaten up in fuel (I can't believe the insurance and tax are less than the R32, it's just ridiculous.
Monaro!
 

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Forgot to say it's had 1 owner from new
 
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