Happy Birthday S1 Exige

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robbo
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It's been a while since I posted but as it is 'sort of' my cars 20th Birthday today I thought it deserved a mention :clap:

17 years of ownership now... and still 100% original, still even has the original wiper, shocks and YIP and just like the first time I drove it I still love everything about it.

Makes me smile every time I drive it and will never get bored of the noise and smell.... :thumbup:
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andybond
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What a superb looking example of a s1.

20 years old but it certainly doesnt look it!
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Great post, beautiful car. “Happy Birthday” to the Exige..
robbo
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Thank you both :thumbup: I do try my best to look after it but always feel there are bits I can improve!

And well done Andy on everything you've done with the site :clap:
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robbo wrote: Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:59 am Thank you both :thumbup: I do try my best to look after it but always feel there are bits I can improve!

And well done Andy on everything you've done with the site :clap:
Appreciate the kind words but it would be futile without posts like yours.
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Fonzey
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Happy Birthday indeed, that does look a stunning example :thumbup:
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deggles
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Looks superb, but then I'm biased!

Nice to see one so original. How's the suspension holding up? Mine's still on original shocks, bushes, etc and feels a bit clunky. Planning on a refresh soon hoping to get back some of the magic :D
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Cheers :thumbup:

Yes I am a little biased too, my Elise was New Aluminium beforehand as well, although I do love the yellow and orange varieties too!

The suspension is pretty much the same as you describe, it is a bit clunky but I think it always has a little from what I remember :lol:

Yes I was thinking of doing the same refresh, I was actually talking to Dan at HPE about it the other day so definitely something I'm planning like you. I believe Koni will also service the shocks but not had any experience yet, but if I have it done soon I will let you know...
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Thanks, would be interested - I wasn't sure if the Konis could be even be rebuilt/serviced. I have some shiny Nitrons waiting to go on but will certainly be hanging on to the Konis for future 'originality'. I'm hoping new bushes and balljoints will help as much, if not more than shocks for ride quality. :thumbup:
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That is a fine looking Exige sir (also biased as another New Aluminium owner) but they do look great in this colour as much as I love the bold colours the silver and black combo works a treat. Still original shocks on mine too which look to be in a great nick - how much of a workout can they get on such a light car and 20k miles?!
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