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Old 01-04-2007
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Default Surprising D4 price ?

Models in Motion are listing a price for the D4, £286.

http://www.modelsinmotion.co.uk/prod...roductid=22698

I wonder if this it the "you'll be surprised" price that people were talking about, or whether it's just made up. Surprising in as much as, you'll be surprised that it's about the same as the others!!!
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Old 01-04-2007
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i would say it's actually a lot less than a BX, BJ4 WE, 501X and X10/11.
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Old 02-04-2007
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Thats very reasonable, £100 cheaper than the bj4 and x10.
Still a touch more than the Lazer and xx4 but a good deal for what looks like a very nicely made buggy.
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From what Adam was hinting at thought it was going to be closer or less than ZX5 or XX4 money, i guess it depends on what tune up parts are included one way etc?.
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Old 02-04-2007
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Sure, it's cheaper than the boutique cars (bj4, pred). And I suppose it is cheaper than the 501, BX.

Basically, I was just dreaming that it would be really cheap so that I could afford one
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£286 Seems pretty good value for money to me.
Considering how much other cars cost (genuine UK ones of course) not imported without duty from some far off land!

As far as I know there's not much out there that's cheaper with performance to boot.
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Not a dig Adam, i just think from what you said in the other thread people were thinking it was going to be ZX5 / XX4 (£250) money or less.
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sounds a good price to me, although i couldnt wait any longer and have now ordered a bj4we. now just waiting for that to come.
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I know it's not a dig.....

The cost of the car is usually the cheap bit... I'd be more worried about cost of the tyres and cells!!!
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I'd be more worried about cost of the tyres and cells!!!
This is not a dig, but, cost of tyres and cells is the same - any car at this level.

Havent looked at the D4 closely yet, but we added carbon fiber, alloy brace & screws to our ZX-5 which lifted the inital price, still cheaper to run than the yoke special we ran the year before, spares are cheap. Lets see how it goes over the next couple of months, only way to tell if its worth the money.
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I think price has got to reflect what is in the kit in the end, materials too, £286 isn't bad as long as the kit is good right out the box. Just don't use the same plastics that is used in the Cyclone 'S' chassis.....
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cyclone s is a good car aimed at a beginner, this is not looking like an entry level beginers car to me!
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when everyone see's one in the flesh they'll think its well worth the price.
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cyclone s is a good car aimed at a beginner, this is not looking like an entry level beginers car to me!
I was just commenting on the chassis and the material it is/was made from....
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This is not a dig, but, cost of tyres and cells is the same - any car at this level.

Havent looked at the D4 closely yet, but we added carbon fiber, alloy brace & screws to our ZX-5 which lifted the inital price, still cheaper to run than the yoke special we ran the year before, spares are cheap. Lets see how it goes over the next couple of months, only way to tell if its worth the money.
Correct. My point exactly.
People complain out price of kits. Yet the amount of money people spend on running / racing the car through a season far outweighs the initial cost of a car...
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To be honest when i saw the car at batley it looked very similar to the BJ4 WE, its probably not as pretty to look at as its black and not blue but im sure hotbodies will have a "skelding edition" out soon

Coming in at under the £300 barrier is good value for money
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you didnt get that close to one then because the D4 is covered in purple
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you didnt get that close to one then because the D4 is covered in purple
motor mount is black alloy aint it? http://www.oople.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2226 biut i do see purple
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Thats what i meant mark, the bits that are blue on the bj4 and the yoke etc are black on the d4
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Default HPI Japan site listing the D4

Hi

I like the colour - understated black with a touch of purple.

http://hpiracing.co.jp/contents/hotb..._d4/index.html

and the manual
http://hpiracing.co.jp/contents/hotb...clone%20D4.pdf

now where can I buy one quickly?

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