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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by anotherguy, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    CD3DDBE8-0594-4CA1-B0D9-896CECC19C9C.jpeg 2152A5C7-438C-4639-8E1E-B2A8CF806E4F.jpeg 6A6C2B25-8E3C-44FC-BE21-73AF673B4134.jpeg These showed up today. Haven’t driven one yet.
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  2. nbsdave

    nbsdave Been here awhile Supporter

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    Let us know how the front wheel drive handles/feels on a trike.
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  3. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Is there some extra appeal to these trikes that a traditional sports car doesnt give you...?

    I've never driven one of these so it's hard to be critical but I don't see the upsides to losing a tire in the rear

    The interior of these looks beautiful - thats for sure

    [​IMG]
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  4. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Just " DON'T LEAN ON THE WINDSHIELD!!!"
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  5. Dogscout

    Dogscout Wow why and adventure

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    Know I know what ugly really looks like. With its mouth wide open.
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  6. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    I think they look good. Not to throw shit at the OP but his pictures don’t really don’t display the cars? very well.
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  7. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    Yeah they're shitty pictures. IPhone and on the clock,they keep a keen eye on that. I'll get some better ones with a real camera soon.
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  8. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    That car needs to be shot from particular angles mostly.
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  9. NorthIdaho800gsa

    NorthIdaho800gsa Bad influence

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    I've always wanted a Morgan. never seen yours, pretty cool.
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  10. leavundst

    leavundst Been here awhile Supporter

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    All their models are auto and fwd? We are very close to pulling the trigger on a Morgan 3 despite all the terrible things we read because no one seems to build anything else like them, mainly rwd and stick.
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  11. draco_1967

    draco_1967 Spoon!

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  12. NorthIdaho800gsa

    NorthIdaho800gsa Bad influence

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    We both understand that. I've never seen this brand before. So we were comparing to what we knew, which is Morgan. I like the way the Morgan looks better with the exposed engine up front. Looks very steam punkish.
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  13. leavundst

    leavundst Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yeah the Vanderhauls look interesting but my understanding is they are all fwd and all Auto so I never researched them further. It’s a shame because I think some start at like $30k vs $45/50k for the Morgan. Also I feel like the Morgan is more of a mad max experience and that’s a good thing for me but please share your experience with these! Options are good.

    Buying a Morgan is a bitch. Hard to finance and a long lead time. Used ones are hard to find and they don’t seem to depreciate much.
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  14. leavundst

    leavundst Been here awhile Supporter

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    Have you shopped around for a Morgan at all? We have a dealer nearby but they have exactly zero in stock. One should arrive by thanksgiving but I don’t think it’s a color we want. Saw one not sell a few days ago on bring a trailer ( https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2018-morgan-three-wheeler/ )but we haven’t even taken one for a ride yet. I just know that I like everything about it except the price. Saw a few on eBay but they are all 2012/2013 and those are the years to stay away from unless you want to deal with the recalls and other issues. Dealer also claims 2020’s will go up by $2500.
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  15. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    another option would be to buy an NA Miata that someone has dumped some money into for $6k in the meantime and have a blast...

    :dunno
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  16. leavundst

    leavundst Been here awhile Supporter

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    1) Way too easy, I like to have a bdsm type of a relationship with my vehicles
    2) it’s not the quite the same
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  17. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    1) Then get an MGB, Triumph, or Jaguar :whip (my grandfather raced these - he DNF'ed many times :lol3 )

    2) well, no of course its not the same but an NA will put a smile on your face faster than almost any car ever made :thumb
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  18. NorthIdaho800gsa

    NorthIdaho800gsa Bad influence

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    Yeah, they are a bitch to deal with. However, I don't think they have anything comparable.
    For God's sake don't buy a fucking miata. That is a horrible idea. So many better options out there the a fucking Mazda miata.
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  19. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    yeah, it's terrible that they handle well and reliable.

    What pieces of crap

    :lol3

    interested to hear what all of these better options are, for about 5 grand as thats what you can get a used NA for
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  20. UncleJ

    UncleJ It's Happy Hour Somewhere

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    Saw 2 of these rolling around the past 2 weeks, looked like fun. One on the freeway (?!) ... dunno about what happens if you get rear-ended by a poorly maintained Ford Explorer :hmmmmm.
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