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Saxon V6 VS Sebring SBC MX

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Post by ArthurBNH Thu Jan 27, 2022 9:15 pm

Thank everyone for all your help in my quest,

I am in discussions with my wife (of 50 years) about our probably be our last "sports" car.  She loves to drive as much as me; she drives a Mini S turbo by choice.   So far I have found a couple pf candidates and we are torn between a very well done Saxon and an MX.  We both share an aesthetic preference for the lines of the Saxon but I am very pulled to the "hotrod" qualities of the MX.

Supply of either is limited but so far I have found 1 of each that interests me.   The MX has a SBC 350 5 speed and the Saxon has a carbureted  V6 4 speed with some performance upgrades.

I have never driven a Saxon V6.  Can anyone who has please pass on your opinions of the differences?   I know that the V6 will not perform like a SBC but how far off is it if  you know?

Drowning in research here LOL

Arthur


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Post by Jerry & Lisa Mills Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:59 am

It's all kinda subjective, but i'll chime in and give an opinion.
I've owned 2 Alpines, a '67 289 Tiger, '69 XKE automatic, (yeah, i know but it was cheap) MGC (6 cyld) Spitfire and TR3.
NONE hold a candle to our Sebring. We've been driving it for almost 20 years. You might think the Tiger would, but it was not even close.
With 51/49 weight distribution and better brakes, it's does pretty well. Nothing like a modern car by any means, but still, lots of fun with its wide track. The MX is even better with its 4-link rear suspension.
The Saxon could well be a pleasure, i just don't know.
Yes, lighter cars can be fun on curvy roads and are normally easier to toss around, but once you get use to the torque of a V8, you won't go back.

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