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post #1 of 6 Old 06-29-2004, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have any ownership experience with a TVR ? Which are the preferred models and what should you look out for when buying ?
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-29-2004, 10:30 PM
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I'm meeting a guy this weekend that has a Cerbera (sp?) I'll try to get as much first hand info from the guy.

BTW, you're a Brit whereas I'm just a colonial so shouldnt you know about this car? :wink:
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That would be very helpful. Thanks. Have heard lots of horror stories about bits always falling off, especially on the older models.
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Hi Boxer,

Not owned one myself, but have known a few people over the years that have - and I have a TVR dealer about 3 miles from my home!!

They're all fabulously fast - but they're dreadfully poorly built, and anything with the speed six engine is probably best avoided. They have a habit of going BANG for no reason. Not good. The V8s are all seriously powerful and very reliable, if you don't mind the car disintegrating before your eyes around them!!

Having said that - if you're willing to take the risk, you'll get a hell of a lot of car and performance for your money.
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they are about the fastest things you can get at a relativly low price, and they are amazingly cool, i just love those cars
unfortunually we only have around 120-130 TVR's in belgium and about 5 running around my area.
reliability has repordetly improved on the models in the lrecent years.

is it was me, i would defenitly buy one for the kicks of it, after i bought my first ferrari ofcourse :wink: :nuts:
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All, Thanks for the advice. I have very consistently heard that they are fast, fun to drive, and poorly built. Boxer42
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