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Do you really use your Elan?

PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:45 pm

Old English White wrote: you often have kilometers to do before reach the circuit or the event ... So no less than 4500-5000Km/year .
See you at Le Mans Classic 2010 , Doug .
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Thank you all for the continued replies, it's nice to know some of us are using our cars regularly and also that perhaps this is making people think that they should make more effort to use their cars.

BTW Doug is that an invite?
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PostPost by: JJDraper » Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:48 pm

When I first got my +2, it was on a limited (5,000) miles policy, but I found myself exceeding this way too easily so had to change to another insurer to get an unlimited mileage policy. Over 7 years Up to 31st December 2008 I was averaging around 6-8,000 miles pa, but none since then...... I am forgetting what it feels like to drive it!

Give it another month.

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:54 pm

Jeremy,

I take it that you have a major rebuild or some other item thats stoppng you at the moment? Post some pictures if you are rebuilding and I hope you are driving 6 - 8k miles per annum again soon

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PostPost by: rocket » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:06 pm

8000 miles in my plus 2 since i brought it 2 years ago..


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PostPost by: david.g.chapman » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:48 pm

Hmmmm..

I've had my +2 since 2001 and have driven 35000 miles since then. I have never broken down, except when the fuel line blocked up. I was carrying a bicycle pump at the time as the fuel tank was dirty and it was starting to give trouble, so I pumped some air back up the fuel line to clear it. On my way again! 8)

Mind you I have replaced every rotating bearing in the car! One can't be too careful :D

And I have enjoyed every minute. :D

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PostPost by: Old English White » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:20 pm

Spyder fan wrote:
Old English White wrote: you often have kilometers to do before reach the circuit or the event ... So no less than 4500-5000Km/year .
See you at Le Mans Classic 2010 , Doug .
Christian.[/b][/i][/color]


Thank you all for the continued replies, it's nice to know some of us are using our cars regularly and also that perhaps this is making people think that they should make more effort to use their cars.

BTW Doug is that an invite?



Spyder fan ,
You seems a bit jaleous ...
But ...
First meeting ; 2006 :D
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Second meeting ; 2008 :(
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Just hoping the two Elan's will have a clear way for 2010 ... Who is going to join !?!
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PostPost by: JJDraper » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:30 pm

Alan, yes it is in a major rebuild at the moment - see' Progress & Setbacks' and 'Trials and Smiles' in the Gallery section..

As I said, give it a month.

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PostPost by: JJDraper » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:46 pm

OEW, I just realised I have a picture of your car hidden amongst these ones from CLM 2006...

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PostPost by: mopho » Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:15 am

I was using my Elan a lot up until about a year ago. Every Sunday was a 100+ mile drive
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PostPost by: jimj » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:56 am

Just short of 30,000 miles in 5 years, about 4-5,000 miles a year on classic rallies and the rest here and there. Shame on anyone who does less than, say, 1500 miles a year.
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PostPost by: dougweall » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:13 pm

Christian / Spyderfan

I am hoping I can sort my shifts out to get to CLM 2010. :D
I know I will be disappointed if I do not make it. :cry:

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