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thats a b**ch, had the limiter kick in on me a few times, only cos im still gettin used to it. I go to overtake something in 2nd or 3rd dependent on speed and it pulls like a steam train and im half expectin that ive got a few more revs to go but lo and behold im already flying and then the limiter kicks in. I dont expect it to get that fast so soon but it does - very impressive car but if you look after it itll serve you well mate.
hold out for what you want mate, really worth waiting and gettin the one. I waited 6 months till i saw the one i wanted, people said i was being stubborn but sod em ive got what i wanted in the end. TRUST ME MATE< HOLD ON AND GET THE ONE YOU WANT - youll be happier!! Oh and i made a pretty boy in a Z3 the other day think twioce bout messin with me!
oh well yeah if u can then wait but you should just look out and get one that is in best condition mechanically and bodywork wise
ive had my valver for 2 years and although at times ive wanted to sell up, when i go for a blast in my valver i know ill be mad to sell up, soo much fun and look the b****cks,to be honest i would only swap my car for a willy 3 but there bit too prciey for the good ones and there still so damn hard to insure, valver is def a worthy hot hatch
one last thing, 16v will seem like a flying machine to a escort mate, but learn how to drive one properely and little will touch u,
When you first get into the drivers seat in a Valver and take it for a spin youll think "wow - thats fast in every gear". But after a while youll come to realise that although it will have more pull in any gear than any Escort bar a Cossie, it pulls much, much harder after 4500rpm.
Thats the way to drive one too if you want to go after the 328is and so on. Because if you get caught at low revs, then youll find yourself really fighting to shake off Turbo-Diesel rep-mobiles and "lesser" hot hatches. Thats all there is too it really - rev them like hell. Problem with that is that you have to drive them sensibly at other times, or youll rag the sh!t out of your 16v!
Thats the real advantage of a Williams - it has torque at the lower revs, so it has Valver performance at lower revs. Youll notice that if you chase a Willy say out of a slip road in 2nd and youre at 3000rpm (but changing down to 1st would create too much wheelspin), then the Willy will get ahead. But off the mark and at high revs, theres very little difference apart from gear ratios.
Lovely looking car mate at a decent price, probably due to the miles. Dont be put off by 90k miles as the cars take it, but only if its had all the work done to it.
By this mileage Id want a new alternator, starter, cambelts, auxillary belt and possibly the water pump. If not, then prepare for big bills - as I had to endure. Also look to see if it has new steering rack, heater matrix, rear callipers, diffs, CVs, wheel bearings and top strut mount bearings at the front. These will go in the next 10-20k miles if not already done.
Also see if theres been any work done to the gbox. Thats another expensive engine out job.
A lot will depend on what the previous owner(s) were like - as a rule of thumb, the less of them the better as they will have endured the big bills. Lots of owners means that theyre bailed out either before or after a big bill.
I picked up my blue 92 k plate for £1700. 64k & all the old mots. Ive had to have a new clutch & its going in for an engine mount & driveshaft roll pin this week, but id rather spend that purchase cash & put some little niggles right than fork out a fortune both ways!