Turbo went on my mondeo whilst overtaking someone. They must have thought they were passed by 007 as I literally disappeared in a cloud of smoke, oil, and bits of metal!
'Everyday' cars you miss.
Lancia Delta HF Turbo
Fiat Supermirafura 2lts turbo twin OHC
They were fast but not fast enough coz the rust always caught up with them.....rust in peace..
1700 Puma. Mine was an early one , P-reg. Had it for 5 years and got rid via the scrappage scheme. It was shagged
This.. 2CV. My first company car. It was the best car I think I have ever owned (and I've owned many nice cars) I could take the rear seats out, open the roof and get my windsurfing stuff in it, I could also get my Klein Attitude in it wheels on. I adored this car. My mates hated it with a passion until it came to driving them/picking them up from somewhere. I once pulled up to Boardwise in Cannock where my mates had asked to be dropped off at the end of the road so they could not be seen in it, to be confronted at the door by the owner (rob??) at the time come out and proclaim it the coolest car he'd ever seen at his shop. Funny, my mates rather liked it from then on.
It was a hoot.
Nothing like as exotic as some on here, but I really liked the first decent car I bought. Was a 1994 Vauxhall Cavalier. Took us all over the place, and I sold it when I got a company Saab - just as the rust was starting to appear at 2 years old I think the Cavalier is still the quietest car on the motorway I've had (much quieter than the Saab I replaced it with). Just like this one.
Also miss my Saab 95 estate. I always wanted one, and for two years I had the car I wanted. Then it started to go wrong and I sold it for something soulless. Not my car, but this is the exact model. fast and comfy with a big boot.
kristoff - love that MK2. Was always a fan of the Rallye headlights, a proper "90s" mod.
I've had every version of the GTI apart from a MK2 - one day I will get an Oak Green 16v!
I still miss my MK1 with its 1800 16v conversion.
My dad was a car mechanic. At the time I dont think he owned a car, he just used to use whatever was available at the garage he worked at, so I got to see a fair few classics!
My first and much loved car was a 1979 1.6GL Capri in diamond white with black vinyl roof. I have many fond memories of this car. My GF at the time worked for a PR firm that had the Boddington's account. She got all sorts of freebies; cans of ale, beer garden brollies, towels etc. One day she came home with some self adhesive stickers of the Boddies logo. They were about A2 size so I stuck one on the passenger and driver door of the Capri. We had a chortle driving around in the beermobile with Love Shack blasting out of the Pioneer speakers. One day we were driving back from Liverpool when the open sunroof came off its hinges and flew off behind us on the M62! I shat myself. Shame it turned to brown powder after about 2 years (EDIT: the car not my poo). My next car was a green Astra which I later found out was a rebuilt crash and burn write off. Thought I could smell burning.
slackalice - Member
Even though I say so myself, it was consistently the fastest hillclimb and sprint fwd modified production car in the South and South West. When tested at TRL, it was the quickest 0 - 60 fwd car they had run at that time (4.3secs). The 1/4 mile wasn't as good as it hit the rev limiter at 6700, or 108mph.
Yeah, you know, I think some people's definition of "everyday" is different to others That's damn nearly as fast as my everyday bike!
My Renault Clio 16V in dark blue was great to chuck around, a bit of handful in the wet as well. How I never wrapped it round a lampost or got pulled by the old bill, in 7 years I'll never know.
On the other hand I had so many things that went wrong, and was over the moon to get a grand part exchange, I just wanted shot of it.
Now on my 2nd Golf GTI.
Biscuit Powered - Member
Let me just stop you there.
1 - They never made one with a turbo
2 - The air scoop is not underneath, it's on the airbox mounted high up in the engine bay, just like virtually every other car.
You sure about that?
I think he might have fancifully put a picture of a 16v petrol R19 but my guess he had a diesel?
We had 4 reps lunch their 19 1.9 DT's while driving through deep standing water.
The most impressive punched a dent up in the bonnet as the head separated due to static lock
Seeing as they're amazingly popular with people on here, I contributed to one less cavalier on the road.
Bought for £350, driven to Le mans, written off by a friend in the night. Tried driving it but it crabbed so badly it was at 30° to the road to drive straight down it! Sold to some french gypsies for 20Euro to buy us breakfast, hitched a lift back with mates.
Legend of a car, pretty sad it went actually! The only turbo car there, gutless 1.7 diesel which was so slow!!!
What did 'friend' do to it?
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