WikiWirral 13yrs online 24/7 365 days a year.
Forum Stats
12136 Members
65 Forums
72383 Topics
976042 Posts
14 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
46 registered (66quinny66, 7 invisible), 812 Guests and 147 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Wirral Globe 553
Pensby Hotel 521
Raspberry Pi in the classroom! 430
HMT Lancastria 398
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool. 379
Name help 354
54 plate renault clio 3rd brake light 181
A job. Company not named. 141
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe 122
crop loss & water rationing in Dominican Republic 99
New General Forums
Lib/dems rule the day
by JimmyG
2nd Dec 2016 10:59pm
Daft funny joke
by venice
2nd Dec 2016 5:54pm
We dont learn much.
by venice
1st Dec 2016 9:22pm
Freegle
by venice
1st Dec 2016 6:36pm
New Wirral History
Name help
by Paternoster21
3rd Dec 2016 8:03am
HMT Lancastria
by granny
2nd Dec 2016 11:38pm
Cubitts Holland and Hannen
by fish5133
27th Nov 2016 5:38pm
Fire station
by chris7777
22nd Nov 2016 12:24pm
Buy a house in Greasby for 12s a week - in 1935
by yoller
6th Oct 2016 6:56pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Another tree down on Arrowe park Road?
by diggingdeeper
11:53 AM
That was kept a bit quiet?
by venice
11:25 AM
anything with castors
by dustymclean
10:53 AM
Pot Holes--How Long To Repair
by keef666
10:34 AM
Blank Page : Offline
by Mark
09:53 AM
Bunchems Xmas present warning
by venice
09:28 AM
MIG welder
by anniebo28
01:34 AM
What song are you listening to?
by starakita
06:23 PM
Game shocking prices!!!
by eddtheduck
04:55 PM
December
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:16pm
World Aids Day Event 2016. Liverpool
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:05pm
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#232499 - 29th May 2008 11:18am Replacing the 180?
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
Still got the 180, but when it sells, what do I replace it with think

Had a few ideas running through my head, and Ive got the "wind in your hair" thoughs again. So ideally, It needs to be a 2 seater drop top, something thats designed to be a convertable, not a convertable version of a hard top car as they never handle as well....

Needs to be RWD, and N/A - no turbos!

Initially I thought about an MX-5 that had been played with, found this one on Throttle bodies, but now Im not sure it has enough power for me....







My next port of call was something right at the other end of the scale, a BMW Z3M...





320bhp, loads of torque, but the thing that put me off was running / servicing costs, also, I dont think they look too pretty with the roof up.... think

So, we get to the hot favorite....

A Honda S2000....







Tbh I think Ive already made my mind up with the S2k - Top gears sports car of the year for a few years running IIRC.

Any comments welcomed though grin


_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
AutoWirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * Dentwiz : Paintless Dent Repair * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#232503 - 29th May 2008 11:21am Re: Replacing the 180? [Re: StuyMac]
exploding_penguin Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 11th Nov 2003
Posts: 1943
Loc: sitting at a desk
S2000! nuf said
_________________________

Top
#232505 - 29th May 2008 11:22am Re: Replacing the 180? [Re: StuyMac]
Davey_Martin Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 17th Jul 2007
Posts: 2888
Loc: New Ferry
comments?

nice! lol

always liked the s2000 and looks wise i would choose it over the other 2 any day - but i aint got a clue when it comes to performance etc tho

Top
#232507 - 29th May 2008 11:25am Re: Replacing the 180? [Re: Davey_Martin]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
I've driven the MX5 & S2000 on track & they both handle beautifully.
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#232508 - 29th May 2008 11:29am Re: Replacing the 180? [Re: StuyMac]
exploding_penguin Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 11th Nov 2003
Posts: 1943
Loc: sitting at a desk
Originally Posted By: StuyMac


and Ive got the "wind in your hair" thoughs again.


Stu......... WHAT HAIR!!!!!!! raftl
_________________________

Top
#232509 - 29th May 2008 11:32am Re: Replacing the 180? [Re: chriskay]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Why sell the 180, if you want to replace it with something that has power in the 300bhp range lol? I get the feeling you may sell the 180 and regret it because you may get something else and just simply miss the power from it.

Out of them though, it would have to be a 2000 no question about it mate.

smile

Top
#232510 - 29th May 2008 11:38am Re: Replacing the 180? [Re: MattLFC]
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
I want to replace the 180 with something thats more usable.

True, the 180 is awsome to drive - on an open road. Round town its a bit of a pain, snatchy clutch, lumpy at low revs due to the injectors and cams.

So, I want something non turbo'd that is more driver friendly and with a soft top, sure, Ill miss the 180s power, but I wont miss driving it in town, the constant threat of losing your license every time you push the throttle, and the temptation to put your foot down in the wet / damp....
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
#232515 - 29th May 2008 11:44am Re: Replacing the 180? [Re: StuyMac]
Peachy Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 12th Mar 2008
Posts: 1588
Loc: Wallasey
HONDA HONDA HONDA HONDA!!

Top
#232518 - 29th May 2008 11:50am Re: Replacing the 180? [Re: StuyMac]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Originally Posted By: StuyMac
I want to replace the 180 with something thats more usable.

True, the 180 is awsome to drive - on an open road. Round town its a bit of a pain, snatchy clutch, lumpy at low revs due to the injectors and cams.

So, I want something non turbo'd that is more driver friendly and with a soft top, sure, Ill miss the 180s power, but I wont miss driving it in town, the constant threat of losing your license every time you push the throttle, and the temptation to put your foot down in the wet / damp....

I thought that was what the beemer would be for haha... I get what ye mean though matey!

smile

Top
#232519 - 29th May 2008 11:56am Re: Replacing the 180? [Re: MattLFC]
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
The beemer is for Towing and generally being practical - ie carrying shopping or more than 2 people lol
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
#232532 - 29th May 2008 12:42pm Re: Replacing the 180? [Re: StuyMac]
BMW Joe Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 30th Apr 2006
Posts: 12369
Loc: Birkenhead
s2k easy.
_________________________
Autowirral.co.uk - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Motoring Enthusiasts.
Cruisewirral.com - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Modified Car Enthusiasts.

Top
#232533 - 29th May 2008 12:44pm Re: Replacing the 180? [Re: BMW Joe]
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
The only thing I dont like on the Honda is the dash! I hate digital dash's - Id much rather have a nice analogue clock set.... frown

However, a lot of the reviews Ive read say the same, and its personal preference if you like it or not, though the reviews do say it well worth putting up with smile
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
#232536 - 29th May 2008 12:53pm Re: Replacing the 180? [Re: StuyMac]
BMW Joe Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 30th Apr 2006
Posts: 12369
Loc: Birkenhead
is there no way of converting it?
_________________________
Autowirral.co.uk - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Motoring Enthusiasts.
Cruisewirral.com - The Northwest's Biggest forum of Modified Car Enthusiasts.

Top
#232540 - 29th May 2008 1:00pm Re: Replacing the 180? [Re: BMW Joe]
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
If you could be bothered you could fit an aftermarket unit like a "Stack" system, but I dont think an other Honda clocks will go in there...

This is the clock set..

_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
#232558 - 29th May 2008 1:28pm Re: Replacing the 180? [Re: StuyMac]
chris bmw M3 Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 8th Mar 2005
Posts: 410
Loc: Bidston
Honda is great car but gutless under 5k revs...so not a barrel of laughs round town unless you cane it everywhere. What about a Z4??

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >

Moderator:  StuyMac 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Another tree down on Arrowe park Road?
by Davefabo
11:08 AM
Game shocking prices!!!
by eddtheduck
04:55 PM
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool.
by Wally1
4th Dec 2016 10:24am
Gymnastics coaches needed.
by margy
3rd Dec 2016 9:28pm
Name help
by Paternoster21
3rd Dec 2016 8:03am
For Sale & Free
MIG welder
by anniebo28
01:34 AM
IPhone 4s 16gb 35
by anniebo28
4th Dec 2016 12:45pm
Steam Train Money Box/Ornaments
by Tranquil
1st Dec 2016 11:32am
Childs LFC Bike 5 - 8 Yr old
by Pete_M
1st Dec 2016 1:10am
Cat related Collectables
by Tranquil
29th Nov 2016 4:48pm
Featured Member
Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 4945
Newest Members
BarbaraL, SherryLover, missyb, DavidSharpe, Grayo123456
12136 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Gymnastics coaches needed.
by margy
3rd Dec 2016 9:28pm
Wirral Globe
by locomotive
1st Dec 2016 6:25pm
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:16pm
World Aids Day Event 2016. Liverpool
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:05pm
A job. Company not named.
by venice
30th Nov 2016 6:30pm
News : New Topics
That was kept a bit quiet?
by venice
11:25 AM
Another tree down on Arrowe park Road?
by Davefabo
11:08 AM
Bunchems Xmas present warning
by venice
09:28 AM
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool.
by Wally1
4th Dec 2016 10:24am
Pensby Hotel
by granny
29th Nov 2016 6:39pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Game shocking prices!!!
by eddtheduck
04:55 PM
54 plate renault clio 3rd brake light
by Mike72
1st Dec 2016 12:52pm
Raspberry Pi in the classroom!
by FelixCowden
30th Nov 2016 9:27pm
crop loss & water rationing in Dominican Republic
by FelixCowden
30th Nov 2016 8:46pm
PC Repair needed
by TudorBlue
29th Nov 2016 2:54pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Game shocking prices!!! 64
MIG welder 35
Another tree down on Arrowe park Road? 21
Bunchems Xmas present warning 17
That was kept a bit quiet? 12
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Tue 8:13am
Sunset Tue 3:53pm
Local Time Tue 3:53pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .