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    Posted: 10 Oct 2017 at 12:35pm
Hi folks.

When I was younger I owned several convertibles including a Triumph Spitfire, so now I was thinking of buying a proper sports car.

I had a test drive two tears ago in a GT and the another two weeks ago, but still not sure, if it had been a hatch back then I would have bought it.  Strange that with the rear seats down the boot space is huge but it is difficult to get at the extended space.
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You have to ask yourself if you can live with the car as it is, if you continually need a lot of space it may not be for you.
Could try the old pros/cons list trick, be brutally honest with yourself though.
I have a history of MR2s, 2 roadsters and a Mrk1, when I bought my 86 in February I really did not consider any other car.
54 and no kids, car is mainly used as a daily driver on an 82 return trip motorway/dual carriageway commute. 
Many people think the car lacks power and needs a turbo, Toyota designed it to be exactly what it is though. Personally the power does not bother me, but I've ridden bikes all my life and currently have a VFR800 which is my go to vehicle for fun.
Let us know how you get on.
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Agree with Nelix, list all the things you can't live without in a car and then see if it tallys with what the GT offers.
Had mine for 2 yrs as a daily and its done me well, it doesn't lack for fun while driving around town or on a motorway.
I used to own an Elan SE turbo and this is more fun...
Pearly White 62plate GT86, Valenti lights, Mudflaps! and Removed noise induction. | Previous cars include a 92 Lotus Elan SE turbo
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You need them to build this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6E_5_Ati48

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>so now I was thinking of buying a proper sports car.<

So a Cayman, 370Z, or M4 would all be candidates...

But seriously, you'd be surprised what will fit...



I had a 200sx for years and regularly had to remove the passenger seat when moving stuff. Not had to with the GT86. Yet.


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