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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 24-04-2017, 14:49 Thread Starter
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According to who?

I know it's his car & he can do whatever he wants to it, but 'tastefully' maybe to a barrow bot or the apprentice at Halfrauds

MG TF 135 TASTEFULLY MODIFIED NTDWM if you hadn't guessed.
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I know it's his car & he can do whatever he wants to it, but 'tastefully' maybe to a barrow bot or the apprentice at Halfrauds

MG TF 135 TASTEFULLY MODIFIED NTDWM if you hadn't guessed.
I have seen alot worse on this Board!
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Looks ok to me, the boot spoiler is a bit different and the stripes maybe better if they were centralised and maybe blue.


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Single wiper reminds me of my old Citroen BX 19gti 16v .......it was a very long badge on the back
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Citroen BX 19gti 16v
I wish I could get my hands on one of them now
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Personally, I do not like it at all. Don't like the centre console mod taking it up over the dash, don't like the spoiler one bit, too much carbon wrap all over the place, not fussed on one wiper blade either. Stripes and such are not my cup of tea although I appreciate some like them. LED tastic on the door sills - yuck. Looks like some chav has had his way with it, pimped it up as much as possible and now wants to sell. Tasteful is a stretch way too far IMHO..........

Oh, the only things I like are the boot tonneau and the red mats and chrome handles. Whilst it looks well cared for, it will only appeal to a few enthusiasts I would imagine.
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Personally, I do not like it at all. Don't like the centre console mod taking it up over the dash, don't like the spoiler one bit, too much carbon wrap all over the place, not fussed on one wiper blade either. Stripes and such are not my cup of tea although I appreciate some like them. LED tastic on the door sills - yuck. Looks like some chav has had his way with it, pimped it up as much as possible and now wants to sell. Tasteful is a stretch way too far IMHO..........

Oh, the only things I like are the boot tonneau and the red mats and chrome handles. Whilst it looks well cared for, it will only appeal to a few enthusiasts I would imagine.
Obviously not worried about offending the seller!
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Sad to see both that car listed for sale and some of the comments. I know its a forum and all and that memories are short, the seller is a long standing member here and I hope he doesn't see this thread as hes one of the nicest, helpful, enthusiasts you could hope to find and I'm sure parting with the car isn't easy.

Its been somewhat returned nearer to standard for the reasons given in the description and it certainly isn't looking as it once did.



Be dull if we all liked the same thing.
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OMFG that's even worse, that's horrendous, but each to their own, it's his car, his money
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Come on guys.

Be nice.

Too much MG testosterone around.
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The wheels look nice in black
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I don't have anything against the owner, no matter how nice they are, nor weather he/she is or if they are a long standing member of any community. It'd be dull if we all said "hell yeah, love that car and what he's done to it.....". If someone can't read comments without getting upset, they shouldn't be on a public forum that opens them up to such. I couldn't be less bothered if someone loathed my car or loved it - I love it and that's all that matters to me. I appreciate the owner didn't start the thread, so any negative comments might be hurtful in some way if he did read them. I did say that the owner had obviously cherished the car, but not in the way I would.

Good job we aren't all the same is the bottom line here - that and the fact that we all have differing tastes. There is no right nor wrong, just opinion.....be boring if none of us had the gumption to break from the politically correct "smile and say you like it" kind of routine.

Just my 2c anyway.
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To be absolutely honest i do not know what all the fuss is about!

Apart from the center console mod, and the carbon fiber dipping, I really like it.

Reading through the listing, apart from the wiper mod (which I do like), it is just a cherished and looked after car. Nothing more than I would do to mine if i had the time, money or enthusiasm

I admit the glitterball, and exterior "mood" lighting was over the top, but I bet it turned heads at many car meets

It is a shame it sounds like the body has deteriorated.

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As it happens I've been looking for a car, and saw this advertised.
This car has been well looked after mechanically, which counts for more than the stripes in my mind. Have a browse on ebay and gumtree- plenty of cars for sale with short or no MOTs.
"Needs trailered away", but all just need 'a little TLC'. Yes, I bet.
Did I buy this one? No, because I found a low-mile 135 with years test on it and long history of straight advisory-free passes. It also comes with some scuffs and scars, which doesn't trouble me.

The seller of the car in the original post clearly loved tinkering with it, and I think it a bit sad he now needs to part with it. It would be nice to see it go to a good home.
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I love the glitter ball too!

But I think the bywords for forums should be and, as my Granny always said,

"If you can't say nuffin' nice, don't say nuffin' at all!".
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Love it when old posh people say everything is "chav" Cant see what fuzz is about either cant be too bad has bids
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I really despise these type of threads, if an owner posts up pics for a genuine
opinion then its fair game on the replies and the ribbing they get, but posting
it to slag it off should be left to the members of Barry Boys, it is each to there
own, this guy has spent a fair whack on this car, yeah, not to every ones
taste but no need to go on about it, as I said, if he posted up the pics on here
then he will expect these kind of replies but I HATE these threads, just delete
it as its disrespectful.
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How has he done that under bonnet illumination?
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How has he done that under bonnet illumination?
Looks like neon wire to me, James.
Might just have to invest in some for next years FRL!

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I really despise these type of threads, if an owner posts up pics for a genuine
opinion then its fair game on the replies and the ribbing they get, but posting
it to slag it off should be left to the members of Barry Boys, it is each to there
own, this guy has spent a fair whack on this car, yeah, not to every ones
taste but no need to go on about it, as I said, if he posted up the pics on here
then he will expect these kind of replies but I HATE these threads, just delete
it as its disrespectful.
Well said....I know the owner and have to say Paul is one of the nicest MG'ers I know....he's been a loyal supporter of FRL and managed to attend this year despite failing health. The OP of this post should hang his head in shame....what he should understand is MG is the marque of friendship....maybe he'd be more at home on Slamber
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