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LOOKING FOR A bUGGY!

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this user is offline Surferjon

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on: June 12, 2018, 12:35:56 PM
So, I’ve recently joined the forum after a chance meeting with Snoopy (Keith) at “Dubs in the Middle” His knowledge and enthusiasm turbocharged my interest in buying my first buggy, a burning desire I’ve had since the mid 80’s
At Snoopy’s invitation I rocked up at the recent Midland Buggy Meeting and was treated to a ride in Snoopy’s LWB and Hazel’s SWB.
I thought I knew what I wanted but the more I read and the more links I open the more questions I have!
So, this is what I think I want and why (My budget is 5-7K for the right buggy)
1. A LWB buggy    (mainly because I am advised they are a smother more forgiving drive but I haven’t actually driven any so not from experience) I haven’t ruled out a SWB
2. Historic vehicle with no tax and cheap insurance.
3. 1641cc engine with twin carbs (seems to be the popular choice for reliability)
4. Full wet weather gear preferred.
5. Single roll bar as opposed to a full cage
6. Inertia belts as opposed to a harness
7. Towable with a T5 and an A frame (is it easier to tow a LWB or SWB?)
From my initial research I like the Doons, the Prowler and the Manx styles but willing to compromise!
As my key desire is to have a reliable buggy due to my lack of mechanical knowledge I haven’t ruled out having a turnkey buggy built but understand I wouldn’t see much change from 10k!  Pros and Cons?
Any advice, details of suitable bugs for consideration, or test rides gratefully received!  As snoopy said “when you find the right bug you will know”
Finally I’m based in Worcester if anyone is local?


this user is offline Dave DND

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Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 12:43:22 PM
Welcome aboard - Good to see you on here  ;-)up

I thought I knew what I wanted but the more I read and the more links I open the more questions I have!

Thats what we are here for - ask away with the questions  ;-)up

You have a good and realistic budget to get exactly what you are after, but remember that these are not like ordinary cars and the spec and even driveability from two similar models side by side just cannot be compared - find something you like and then tailor it to your own needs.

Each one is as individual as the owner  ;-)up
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Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 12:54:46 PM
Hi bud and welcome,

I'm only in Kempsey if you want to come and have a chat and a ride in my Doon.

In addition I also designed the Doon too  ;-)up

More than welcome to pop over for tea and biscuits.

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this user is offline Surferjon

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Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 07:45:38 PM
Thanks Dave and Chad for your comments

 I will give you a shout next week Chad if that's ok as I'm away this weekend. It would be great to get your take on things and see your Doon! Kempsey is just up the road from me and I know it well!


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Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 08:52:19 PM
take care Jon having a place down by St Ives you may find an invasion force coming down for a visit.


this user is offline Surferjon

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Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 09:03:25 PM
Apparently the most scenic drive in the UK is the winding coastal road from St Ives to Lands End via Zennor!


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Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 10:10:25 PM
Thanks Dave and Chad for your comments

 I will give you a shout next week Chad if that's ok as I'm away this weekend. It would be great to get your take on things and see your Doon! Kempsey is just up the road from me and I know it well!

Ok no problems. Let me know and pop around any time. Chad
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Reply #7 on: June 12, 2018, 10:29:57 PM
welcome buddy
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Reply #8 on: June 13, 2018, 05:20:00 PM
It`s a hi from me    ;-)up


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Reply #9 on: June 13, 2018, 08:48:20 PM

Welcome onboard  ;-)up

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Reply #10 on: June 15, 2018, 10:18:13 AM
Apparently the most scenic drive in the UK is the winding coastal road from St Ives to Lands End via Zennor!
can second that, the zennor road is real untouched cornwall and ony thirty miles from me , take my z4m coupe down there occasionally, tho i must say the road is more suited to buggies than m cars, stunning costal views and rocky granite tors and bracken covered slopes inland. 👍


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Reply #11 on: June 23, 2018, 01:51:48 AM
Apparently the most scenic drive in the UK is the winding coastal road from St Ives to Lands End via Zennor!
Yeah a really nice drive, that coast is amazing  :)
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