Originally Posted by jimbob02111980
They had 2 of them identical... one was a Goodwood Green and the other was Nightfire Red. I originally was going to look at the green but up close it looked a little pipe n slippers... So i plumped for the Nightfire Red. Still not sure tho if i picked the right colour, any opinions ?
I had the choice between Goodwood Green and XPower Grey. I went with the "Pipe & Slippers" Green
Nightfire Red is a really nice colour, I had a 214SEi in it, one of my fave ever colours. Damn fine choice and probably the one i'd have made if I had the choice you had
£9500? damn.... I paid 14k all in for mine new (with few odds and sods here and there). Yours is a bargain mate!!
Down to niggles, yeah, rattles, things falling off and squeaking. Seats squeak a little every now and again (I've tried dieting but it makes no difference
)Door casing came lose on mine, and my rear "door" panel has come loose again even after being "persuaded" back into place about 3 or 4 months ago.
As you're buying new from a dealer, I'd double check that your speed locking is turned on when you take delivery. My dealer had turned it off. When I asked for it to be turned on my passenger door started making strange grinding noises when locking. Basically the central locking motor was shafted. It was replaced under warranty.
Other gripe I had was that only one of the remote plips had a boot release. I got them to change mine so that both remotes had boot release buttons, otherwise if you lost your main set you won't be able to get in your boot!
I saw your other post about the replacement Momo gearknob. The factory fit standard ones are potentially a nasty surprise as I found that the gear knob on the facelift models can actually pull off mid gear change, normally when you're doing a nice quick change from 1st to 2nd. If you're not careful you'll realise too late and think you've caught the gear and crunch, or miss it totally and over-rev in neutral... So, just make sure the gear knob stays firmly in place
Anyway, all said and done, I'd still have another one, I love mine to bits, still brings a grin to my face on the way to work (and yes, its gone by about 9:15).
Break the engine in nicely, its worth knowing that you've done everything to keep it sweet for years to come. I'm not worrying about the HGF issues that you've raised, sure, as nOw2 mentioned, its the same engine but I don't think its as common in the ZR due to the differences in cooling/engine placement (or so my mate tells me)