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Subject: Re: REAL NICE TR7
From: (Richard Feibusch)
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 07:54:39 -0800 (PST)
TR7 Comments
>Yup.  Our dealer did a survey at the time, and over 80% of the folks
>surveyed said they would NEVER own/buy one again.  They had some problems
>that I have never seen in Britcars before or since!!
>My personal fav was the front suspension, which usually collapsed around
>20000 miles, and the flat rate for a rebuild was truly phenomenal!
>We could have sold more B's at the time, as people actually came in asking
>for them, then turned away when they were offered the flying doorstop.
>The only car that came close, and not very close, was the early Jensen
>Healey.  They drank oil like a Venezuelan supporter.  JH said that, if I
>remember correctly, that 300 to 400 miles per pint of oil usage was normal!!
"Ray" <>


Ray and Listers,

I worked for a Toyota dealership in San Bruno, CA at the time and remember
that we had 8 very low milage TR7 coupes and one roadster that had been
traded in on Celicas - The boss said no more!!!!  Took us over a year to
sell those off and they were perfect, low mile, late model cars. No one
ever traded in Bs!

On the other hand, this might be a great weekend and show/tour/meet car if
you didn't have to depend on it daily and wear it out commuting.


Rick Feibusch
Venice, CA

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