TVR CHIMAERA Convertible 1993 Owner Review – Car Reviews – Auto Trader

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How many stars is your car Tell us what you think, an owner review .

Reassess expectations and be realistic.

TVR CHIMAERA 5.0 2dr date: 15th February )


Do not expect modern German your research, understand the faults. Expect to spend money to sort out a few problems. a well-known motoring forum and ask for and guidance.This way, you will not be and will approach a prospective car your eyes open.Looked properly, it will be reliable.

Practicality:It has a very large and deep boot and offers legroom for both the passenger and targa roof is quick to and disassemble, plus it fits in the leaving plenty of room for shopping.

Reliability:Unfortunately,TVR received a bad name. It did some build quality was a very small company squeezed in a big market.Go into with your eyes be aware of the common faults of model.Things to look for:

Lots of history and an example has been driven regularly

Service every 6k miles by a specialist

– Check for rust on the chassis and outriggers

– Hot problems and overheating when Should run around 70 degrees

Oil leaks (back of sump/bell of engine)

– Oil pressure:Idle and between 45 60lbs driving

Working and non-leaking PAS

– electrics,alarm, immobiliser,electric mirrors,windows and

– Crazing and cracks on the

– Delaminating windscreen

Wet Floors (leaking roof,door window etc.)

– together receipts and maintenance

Running Costs:Don’t expect to run the car on the budget as a Nissan Note that is unrealistic.A service set you back £600,plus any repairs or £800-£1000 a year.A lot of jobs you easily be able to do yourself and a lot of money.Lots of guides and help on lot of parts are fully compatible Landrover parts.Fuel isn’t too only Super petrol RON.Spirited driving uses fuel, no matter what car in. Top up with oil every month.

Driveability:Fast,raw,loud.The 500 has loads of torque and of power.The V8 sounds incredible and the pop and bang beautifully on the overrun. No driver aides, no ABS or traction restraint in the wet,but eats in the dry.

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