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Oggie
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:17 pm    Post subject: Anyone still using their 33 as a daily driver? Reply with quote

As per title and if so how many miles per day?.
No reason just curious. Question
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only need to use my car once a week and do about 90 miles, prefer it to the 159
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My son uses his everyday when home from uni and I use it once a fortnight to keep it ticking over.

So it averages about 3500 - 4000 per year. Max
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Normally only done about 400 miles a year in the last 10 years, but actually managed to put 996 miles between the last two MOTs Oct-Oct.

Not too precious about it though, it lives outside and still gets used as a work horse because of it's superb boot- Christmas trees, bags of cement and plaster, runs to the tip etc etc.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't stand the thought of buying a new car and giving it to a garage to service its secret inner workings Sad

So the 33 is used on a daily basis. It only averages about 4000km a year these days, so the recent work I have done should keep it on the road a long time, as it has only done 105,000km (65,000 miles) from new.

We mainly use the VW for long trips, to have the option of sleeping in it, and you can see more from a van, but even so it only covered about 7000km last year.

The little Fiat is going soon, my wife has a bad shoulder and finds the steering too heavy, and it has only done 360km since we bought it.

I sold the NSU Ro80. It's now on its way to a collector in Japan.

Looking for a buyer for the Sprint who wants to do some restoration work. Mechanicals are great but lots of small tinworm attacks.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame about the Sprint. Same model and colour as mine sold 20 years ago, and I still miss it.

Purely out of interest, are you willing to disclose what the collector paid for the NSU?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was using mine daily up until it's demise Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

john 33_16v wrote:

Purely out of interest, are you willing to disclose what the collector paid for the NSU?


I accepted 7,600€ (about £5,500).

I had hardly spent anything on it since I finished installing a tuned Mazda 13B engine in 2002, this rebuild having cost around €6,000, so reckoned I should sell it while it was still running reliably and well.

After the rebuild we made a trip to Bavaria, and a couple of longish trips to Spain, but it isn't a car for doing the shopping in, especially with a fuel consumption of around 20 mpg, so it was never a daily driver except when another car wasn't available.

Since then it only went for occasional runs of up to a couple of hundred miles or so, on anniversaries etc., when the weather was nice.

Farewell photo Nov 30th.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Impressive stuff, nice looking car.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We did about 35k in about four years in the series 3 before it was sold. This included trips to the NE and Scotland from Hampshire.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talking about 33 as everyday car I'd like to share with you some pics I took during a trip from Rome to Milan I did few days ago for
work reasons.
Due to a certain time availability, I preferred to drive instead to take the high speed train as usual.
And to go even more slowly and to enjoy more the trip I decided to avoid the highway following the old national roads.
It took to me 11 hours instead of the 2:45 that the train takes. But it's sometime worth spending a little more time if you like driving
on the old and lonely roads many people don't know anymore.
This is a picture taken at 'Passo della Cisa', a mountain road that overtakes the Appennino mountains, near where Enzo Ferrari took part to its first
race when he was young and he still didn't build cars.

https://goo.gl/photos/yFPVGEpHZwouom886

And how to give up taking some souvenir photos at the entrance of the Monza Circuit?

https://goo.gl/photos/kuG3EVoXBHDKbPNDA
https://goo.gl/photos/kyiao4M7Kk3YbPFn9

Getting into by car is forbidden if you don't have a permit, but the entrance is free if you walk or ride your bicycle.
You can watch for free a lot of minor but interesting races there, you have to pay only for Formula 1, GP, Superbike and other important races.

In addition the 'curva parabolica' bend is now dismissed and you can walk along it or enjoy yourself there with a bicycle or a skateboard Wink

https://goo.gl/photos/SrLF3z55RipDTSz2A

But for the back to home trip I preferred the highway.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought my 33 16v S Quadrifoglio 1992 in October 2014 and I use it as a daily driver after a tune up and regular maintenance.
The car had 164,000 kms on the clock and now it has 186,000 kms on it.
I'm very careful, let it warm up before driving it and it runs ok up to the moment.
I enjoy it a lot! In Buenos Aires, Argentina.
It's very difficult to spot one of these on the streets, they were never popular here and almost all are parts cars now ... Sad
And I don't want to to forget Gritsop's precious advices !
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used my old white 33 as a daily driver from 2004 till 2014, running up 230,000km, till northern salted roads killed it.
Now my grey series 2 is used at least twice a month, but not much more.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paulhide wrote:
I used my old white 33 as a daily driver from 2004 till 2014, running up 230,000km, till northern salted roads killed it.
Now my grey series 2 is used at least twice a month, but not much more.


So do you still have the white 33 or is it a doner car?.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stripped and scrapped. The worst problem was the panhard rod mount, which also holds the brake compensator, coming away from the floor - a really hard thing to fix reliably. So now I have a 56,000 mile series two in the same gunmetal grey (not brown, Ian - bet you saw that internet dress in black and blue) as my first ever 33.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know brown is the new grey Heidi Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So whats the state of uk based 33's looking like Mr.H?.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

293 registrations held by the DVLA with 44 taxed at the moment (27 of which are series 3 cars). I only know of one Amica, but there should be another one somewhere. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:26 am    Post subject: 33 gunmetal Reply with quote

Paul,

Here's your (and Ian's former) 33 in 2009.

It was on the market a couple of times before Ian bought it and my brother was thinking about it. I think we were set to go and have a look but the vendor changed his mind Rolling Eyes

Anyway I still have a few pics either from the advert, or what the bloke sent.
Note the 'wet car' photo trick!




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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:32 am    Post subject: Re: 33 gunmetal Reply with quote

john 33_16v wrote:
Paul,

Here's your (and Ian's former) 33 in 2009.

It was on the market a couple of times before Ian bought it and my brother was thinking about it. I think we were set to go and have a look but the vendor changed his mind Rolling Eyes

Anyway I still have a few pics either from the advert, or what the bloke sent.
Note the 'wet car' photo trick!




John


That's definitely brown
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I said Ian, I bet you saw that internet dress as black and blue.

I originally came across this car in about 2007/8 ? when Chris Kennaird brought the car over to mine, for me to supply an interior for the car. Chris had bought it for £500 from two lads who had stripped the interior to use it as a track day car for one day. He offered it to me for £500 in Spring 2009. I really wanted it, but knew that I would be moving up north and was already in the process of getting rid of six 33s.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's TAUPE, although I have heard other terms for it Twisted Evil

THE fashionable colour in France for bathrooms, I'm told.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paulhide wrote:
As I said Ian, I bet you saw that internet dress as black and blue.

I originally came across this car in about 2007/8 ? when Chris Kennaird brought the car over to mine, for me to supply an interior for the car. Chris had bought it for £500 from two lads who had stripped the interior to use it as a track day car for one day. He offered it to me for £500 in Spring 2009. I really wanted it, but knew that I would be moving up north and was already in the process of getting rid of six 33s.


Black and blue? You'll be black and blue if you don't start making more sense Heidi.

I purchased it from Chris in the end for around £500.
Prior to the lads who done a track day with it, it was owned by the same person for the previous 18ish years covering very few miles as it was an elderly gent (like the current owner) and it came to me still wearing it's original Michelin tires.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RFlower wrote:
It's TAUPE, although I have heard other terms for it Twisted Evil

THE fashionable colour in France for bathrooms, I'm told.


So glad I don't live in France and Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, he's ruined a perfectly good argument hasn't he.
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