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Old 26 Aug 2004, 15:48 (Ref:1078204)   #1
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Ariel Atom Mk1

I am trying to find out what the Mk1 version of the Ariel atom is like. I am looking to buy a used atom, which is a nightmare in itself but does anyone know anything about the first version. The reason i ask is that i know how much change was added to make the Mk2 version. Is it worth me waiting until i can get a Mk2?
Also any ideas on where i can find second hand atoms (excluding the makers)?
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Old 27 Aug 2004, 13:55 (Ref:1079177)   #2
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No idea where you'll track one down - specialist motoring or motorsport press I suppose.

I do remember reading Top Gear and Evo articles on it, both of which suggested the Mk 1 was somewhat fundamentally flawed handling-wise. I always think that kind of thing is rather subjective though, and surely with such a car you can tweak the set up yourself.

I think they're a great looking thing - a real fresh approach to the road legal trackday car.

Good luck, and let us know how you get on!
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Old 27 Aug 2004, 17:42 (Ref:1079382)   #3
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Will do. Just need to find one?
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Old 28 Aug 2004, 14:06 (Ref:1079939)   #4
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atom- yuky yuky yuky puh...sick... ah ha
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Old 28 Aug 2004, 17:50 (Ref:1080067)   #5
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Old 29 Aug 2004, 10:02 (Ref:1080459)   #6
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Whats wrong with the Atom then, Do much air con?
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Old 30 Aug 2004, 16:00 (Ref:1081648)   #7
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(no i can not spell)Anyway has anyone heard of an Ariel Atom club?

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I had a quick look on 'Google' t'other day but couldn't find one. Anyone else know?
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(no i can not spell)Anyway has anyone heard of an Ariel Atom club?
Was it a limited edition model?


I saw one on the road on saturday, it looked wonderful and the driver was clearly having a blast. I've read the Autocar/Evo articles and as garcon say's they felt there were some issue's handling wise that were fixed in the Mk2 but I guess you really need to drive one to see if it suits or not.
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i haven't got a email address or anything but Mark Hoskins form milton keanes... was meant to be endurance racing one this year... maybe you could get in touch with him he might know more about it!! he raced in the formula jedi last year in my car.....
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There is an Atom forum on the Pistonheads.com forums, which seems fairly busy. That might be a good place to ask similar questions.
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