Right Car, Wrong Car - Alfafan {P}
Not a burning issue, but which did he choose. My video cut the programme just before the end. My guess would be the TVR. I'd have gone for the Boxster or the Honda myself.
Right Car, Wrong Car - Tony44
TVR - mainly for the noise, I think! Personally I would have put a noisy exhaust on the Lotus...............

Tony
Right Car, Wrong Car - Alfafan {P}
Dunno, my son put a sports exhaust on his VX220. Didn't sound much better to me.
Right Car, Wrong Car - Steve S
Wrong exhaust then.
Right Car, Wrong Car - Alfafan {P}
Maybe, anyway doesn't matter now as he's a new dad and the VX had to go...Shame, I enjoyed looking after it for him when he went abroad.
Right Car, Wrong Car - joe
I got the impression from his TVR test drive that it will not be too long before he stuffs it. He was really taken with the Subaru, perhaps his other half would have been less anti if the safety advantages of the 4x4 had been better explained?

I can only dream of having that sort of wonga to spend on a 2 seater, but it was rather nice to see a bloke who plainly enjoyed his cars and was not afraid to admit that things like looks/noise/feel are important.

Was anxious to find out from the bald bloke why he is so violently opposed to the Lotus after having owned one, they could have taken that a bit further.
Right Car, Wrong Car - Steve S
Agreed Tony. For about £150 he could fit a decent sports exhaust to the Lotus.

I also found his comment interesting that: - "the Elise I could handle with a bit of practice, but I don't think I'll ever master the TVR" - which he had demonstrated with a bit of unexpected snap oversteer on his test run.

Still whatever he decided out of those two should be fun, lucky chap.
Right Car, Wrong Car - teabelly
I'm with his choice of the tvr, more fun than you can shake a stick at, but I think I would have to have another car in reserve for when it broke down! I'm surprised they didn't choose a secondhand mitsubishi evo as one of the possibles.
teabelly
Right Car, Wrong Car - Steve S
Teabelly,

If the girlfriend had already rejected the scooby on grounds of it's hideous looks (compared to the others) what chance would the Evo have stood?

I was interested that he found the BMW lacking, I thought I was alone in thinking that a much over-rated car. As for the Boxster he tried - it couldn't have been an S. I'm sure he would have found that a serious contender.
Right Car, Wrong Car - teabelly
I meant I was surprised that Dominic hadn't chosen an evo as one of his three cars rather than the couple would have chosen an evo had they been offered one. I think she might have gone for an evo more than a scooby as it does have at least a prettier face, imho.
teabelly
Right Car, Wrong Car - Maz
I don't think there's any chance his girlf would have gone for the evo. IMO the line men draw is whether the spoilers and add-ons work. For most women, they just look like boy racer's cars whether they're on the 1.3 Escort or the fabulous Evo.

I'm always a bit surprised by the lack of advice that the 2 experts give. It seems they are happy with sticking three cars each in the punter's faces and letting them get on with it. Why don't they ever mention the reliability of the cars, for example? This week TVR, the other a Landie. I think they should be warned...

It always gets me shouting at the TV though. The sports exhaust is the most popular add on to the Lotus and I'm amazed it wasn't suggested.
Right Car, Wrong Car - bazza
>>>>>>I can only dream of having that sort of wonga to spend on a 2 seater, but it was rather nice to see a bloke who plainly enjoyed his cars and was not afraid to admit that things like looks/noise/feel are important.>>>>>

Quite agree, isn't it fascinating how different folks' values are? £30K would keep me in cars for life plus a holiday home in France and nicely stocked cellar! I think his oulay was £650 a month - double my mortgage!!
Baz

Right Car, Wrong Car - Cambsfarmer
Well said Baz, it seemed to me that he was buying with a trade in Audi (also bought on finance) then financing the balance, so he clearly DID NOT have that kind of wonga to spend. He could have got something S/H with a bit of sparkle for £10k and not had the repayments to worry about. Still thinking again, guess its only a while untill he'll be looking at prams so he may as well have a bit of fun while he can.
Right Car, Wrong Car - Micky
£30 000? Performance? Handling? .............. R500

 

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