What Car? magazine announces the best second-hand cars you should spend your money on
Morgan Roadster 3.7
Morgan Roadster 3.7
We’ll hand this one over to Steve, who says that despite a new 3.7-litre Ford V6 for 2012 and 0-60mph in 5.5 seconds, the staunchly retro Morgan Roadster can’t overcome its crashy suspension, strangely weighted steering and poor ergonomics. Unforgivable when it costs £45k.
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What a completely useless article.
Of course the Morgan is crashy with odd steering, it always has been!
The Lexus LS looks more like the GS, which would make sense given the comment re the F sport spec
The rest are bog standard family run arounds, and so why would anyone expect to get a fantastic drive from any of them? The writers are pr*ts
This article is rather opinionated and the writer needs to understand that no two new car buyers are alike and each will have their own criteria for buying one make/model car over another. I personally would love to own the Morgan but as a day-to-day commute/ family run-around it is quite useless. Likewise, the new Toyota Auris may not be of interest to someone who likes to wear corduroy trousers and who has their own pewter jug behind the bar at their local pub - but will be an ideal car for a multiple of other road users, who want a well put together car to drop the kids off at school and then drive to the shops (providing they don't feel the need to go off-road in order to get there!). And i'm sure that someone who sells their £1.2m house to buy a Bugatti Veyron may be very 'disappointed' that there is nowhere to put the Wedgwood and that their comfy duck & down pillows now rest on a V12 engine block - but it's still a great car. What I'm trying to say here is that when it comes to buying a new car it's a matter of 'horses for courses' and no one car in that respect, can be described as 'disappointing'. It's purely a matter of individual requirement and taste.
Most of the cars in this article are aimed at the female market, and if they want men to buy them they must have a touch of the fannie magnet about them. I would rather that the journalist had said why these cars were not up to expectations rather than simply saying that they were disappointing. As the driver of an elderly estate I demand practicality over sex appeal. If some woman wanted me because I had a flash car I would have nothing but contempt for her. Let's get cars back on the roads that haven't been designed by sixth form to55 pots on a CAD course.
Re Lexus LS
I doubt the reporters/writer of this blog have every stepped into a Lexus and nor ever driven one!!
Lexus LS and GS outdrive any German car hands down and best of all everything works even after 100,000 mile+ and 10 years of real life driving.
The cars are beautifully refined and comfortable and well built.
Quentin wilson was given one to test drive that had over 100,000 miles and a few years old and wa so impressed that he actually bought one.
Check all the which car reviews and you'll find years of top reliability and owner satisfaction!!
Check all the Warranty reviews and you find that they spend alot less time in the garage than most luxury cars!!
You must find life dissapointing if you're not happy with the new Lexus range.
Sadly current road tax and fuel costs have put a stop to me buying one again.
In 1996 We had a J reg 1992 LS400 and ran it until 2003 and the only thing that we have replaced was pads,disks and tyres. The rest was just routine service costs.
Drive one for a week and then review it !!!
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