I’m thinking of buying a second car as a bit of a Sunday weapon (I’m not allowed another Motorbike) and have been hanging my nose over S1 Elise’s.
A friend of mine has thrown a spanner in the works, he rallies a Vauxhall (but drives a TVR) and he is trying to persuade me that a VX220 is the way to go. Maybe the VX220 doesn’t quite have the fine handling of the Elise but when you compare the costs (and the fact that the VX220 doesn’t have a Rover engine based head gasket problem) the VX220 is the way to go. A 1998 S1 with about 40k miles is around £10-11k and a 2001 VX220 (normally aspirated 2.2) with about 50k miles and a full service history is around £7-7.5k. Is the 4k premium and the higher running costs worth it? Anyone driven both of these or any opinions appreciated!