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Chris1992
04-08-15, 12:22
Hi guys! im Chris from Essex (UK)

I have just recently graduated from studying Automotive Design at Coventry University, and am getting to grips with being a responsible working adult for the first time (mostly)

while i am completely new to the world of Supras, in fact anything Japanese for that matter, im well experienced with working on cars; ive been building a classic mini for about 5 years which has been sucking all my money. however, now thats nearing its end, i want to try and save for something more fun to drive daily, since the mini will be a show/weekend car, so here i am!

as i mention, i dont own a supra, but i hope one day that will change! im just here to mingle and learn some stuff really, while in the meantime my any penny i find will go into my piggie bank. itll probably take a while considering the prices Supras go for these days, but im in no rush :cool:

anyway, nice to meet you all!

MRX
04-08-15, 12:30
Welcome to the forum mate!

Jord
04-08-15, 12:42
Welcome to the forum Chris.

There's no better place to mingle and learn about supras :)

JasonR24
04-08-15, 12:42
Welcome to the forum! Best forum around.

If you're looking for a supra as a daily and have a tight budget it's not a great idea. I used my NA supra as a daily and was spending a lot of money just on fuel each month!

JackyBoi
04-08-15, 12:57
Welcome :)

MATT RR
04-08-15, 13:22
:welcome: you are in the best place there is a wealth of knowledge on here :)

Chris1992
04-08-15, 13:33
thanks for the warm welcome guys! i like it here already ;)


Welcome to the forum! Best forum around.

If you're looking for a supra as a daily and have a tight budget it's not a great idea. I used my NA supra as a daily and was spending a lot of money just on fuel each month!

yeah i guessed they would be pretty thirsty, but im willing to sacrifice fuel economy for the driving pleasure, cool factor, and the fact its one of my lifelong dream cars lol. plus my mini (when it was on the road for a bit last year) drinks fuel like a train so im used to having to top up quite often :d

my heart is set on a TT 6 speed of some sort. not too fussed on whether its a jap or uk model, since both have their perks. i know the autos are great cars but i enjoy shifting way too much haha. i know theyre getting scarce now so it will take time, im just slightly worried about how quickly the prices will go up before i can even afford one!

Mike2JZ
04-08-15, 13:40
Welcome! I'm about the same age as you and picked up my supra as well, so it's not impossible. Hopefully see you around in a supra soon!

mellonman
04-08-15, 14:15
welcome chris
If you think a classic mini drinks like a train your in for a shock :D .
its a great place to mingle and get knowledge of the mkivsupra . the club spirit and community as a hole is a lot of helpfull nice people , you should get your self down to a blue water meet to see a few and maybe get a chance for a passenger ride

Chris1992
04-08-15, 14:22
Welcome! I'm about the same age as you and picked up my supra as well, so it's not impossible. Hopefully see you around in a supra soon!

there is hope for me then!!!!! hopefully mate!


welcome chris
If you think a classic mini drinks like a train your in for a shock :D .
its a great place to mingle and get knowledge of the mkivsupra . the club spirit and community as a hole is a lot of helpfull nice people , you should get your self down to a blue water meet to see a few and maybe get a chance for a passenger ride

haha it wasnt set up right so was running pretty rich, but yeah if i wanted fuel economy then id be saving my pennies for a prius haha. never been down to blue water before so may have to check it out when i next get the chance!

binfieldx
04-08-15, 14:37
Just got mine this year and realised what a rinse of money it is! Worth it though cause it's freaking badass

There's no way in hell i'd use it as a daily though

Chris1992
04-08-15, 15:26
as long as its worth its own weight in badass then thats all that matters!

binfieldx
04-08-15, 15:31
I also tend to find people think my parents are rich and bought me the car, being 22. Even though that is completely not the case

Chris1992
04-08-15, 16:00
yeah i know what you mean. hate people that run their mouth before getting their facts straight! im worried about the same thing too, although i have my heart set on a TT 6 speed so ive got a hell of a lot of saving to do! ill probably be middle aged by the time i actually have one!

Hitbox Junkie
04-08-15, 16:29
Welcome to the forum

James
04-08-15, 16:36
Hi Chris and welcome along - you'll find great info on here. :thumbs:

crock
04-08-15, 17:54
hello and welcome to the forum,

as others have said i'm also your age (22 i'm guessing by your name?) and purchased mine last august, and cost me a small fortune since but i wouldnt change it

I daily mine over the summer months and plan to garage it come october so its not impossible but i will admit i spend half my monthly wage on petrol, but i like the loud pedal :)

good luck with your hunt

Dim Sum
04-08-15, 17:59
Welcome to the club Chirs

This is the perfect place to begin with. I was on here for a while gathering information before I made my purchase and good luck with your search.

So where in Essex you from? there's a few of us around the area.

The Raven
04-08-15, 18:17
Hi dude welcome along.


Bluewater meet isnt to far from you is it? pop on down one month

dodec "j"
04-08-15, 19:51
Welcome to the best car club going and enjoy [emoji41]

Chris1992
04-08-15, 23:11
thanks for the welcome guys! this is definitely the friendliest forum ive been on!


hello and welcome to the forum,

as others have said i'm also your age (22 i'm guessing by your name?) and purchased mine last august, and cost me a small fortune since but i wouldnt change it

I daily mine over the summer months and plan to garage it come october so its not impossible but i will admit i spend half my monthly wage on petrol, but i like the loud pedal :)

good luck with your hunt

thanks mate! yeah im 22.


Welcome to the club Chirs

This is the perfect place to begin with. I was on here for a while gathering information before I made my purchase and good luck with your search.

So where in Essex you from? there's a few of us around the area.

im from Radwinter, which is near Saffron Walden, which is also a pretty vague landmark to go by haha


Hi dude welcome along.


Bluewater meet isnt to far from you is it? pop on down one month

yeah not far at all really! whens the next one? ill see if i can make a cheeky appearance

Nezz92
05-08-15, 20:30
Im 22 also! Dont let age stop you getting a supra, its cringey but you do only live once! I got my TT 6speed 4 month ago now! Absolutely love it!

Dnk
05-08-15, 21:03
:welcome: to the forum Chris

The Raven
06-08-15, 18:11
Next one is tomorrow mate have a look in the South east section

masterfett
06-08-15, 22:03
Welcome! only thing i have to say is if you get a TT even if you are conservative with the loud pedal don't expect decent mpg. I use mine as a daily during the summer on a 24 mile a day round trip and apart from once or twice a week giving it a blip im very conservative .. still costs me 200 - 250 a month in fuel. a badly set up mini is going to be non comparable in my oppinion! just a heads up!

Dnk
07-08-15, 07:52
I was always happy with how good my UK bpu car was on fuel, i'd get 340 miles out of a tank full easily, (20mpg) using 95ron
cost just under 90, if I was more sensible i'd get over 400 out the 80 litre tank (25mpg) and if driven very sensibly on a long
run I had 500 miles from 80 litres (30mpg)

Dnk
07-08-15, 08:37
Welcome! only thing i have to say is if you get a TT even if you are conservative with the loud pedal don't expect decent mpg. I use mine as a daily during the summer on a 24 mile a day round trip and apart from once or twice a week giving it a blip im very conservative .. still costs me 200 - 250 a month in fuel. a badly set up mini is going to be non comparable in my oppinion! just a heads up!

How many miles are you getting to 250 of fuel ?

mellonman
07-08-15, 08:44
I was always happy with how good my UK bpu car was on fuel, i'd get 340 miles out of a tank full easily, (20mpg) using 95ron
cost just under 90, if I was more sensible i'd get over 400 out the 80 litre tank (25mpg) and if driven very sensibly on a long
run I had 500 miles from 80 litres (30mpg)

Showing your age getting 500 miles out of 1 tank ;)

I get about 150 miles out of a tank ? maybe not even that I just dont look at how many miles I do, just where the needle points

Dnk
07-08-15, 08:49
Showing your age getting 500 miles out of 1 tank ;)

I get about 150 miles out of a tank ? maybe not even that I just dont look at how many miles I do, just where the needle points

I was doing a long trip over in Europe and was in no rush so thought i'd see what it would do.

The second tankful disappeared much quicker ;)