I (or rather my missus) had a Suzuki SJ410. Never went above 55mph even downhill. Even 55mph is a bit of guess because the speedo needle wobbled by 20mph so it might have been 65 but more likely 45.
What's been your slowest car?
SJ410- when we were younger my mate fancied himself as a 'Rally Driver' - on the back roads over Huddersfield at silly speeds it bounced MORE (and alot) than it actually moved!!
My Fiat Panda 4X4 is ridiculously slow! But it absolutely loves the snow! Gets up anything, including our very twisty, steep and icy drive! Beats the Discovery 3 easily!
The best fast, slow car I have ever owned. It was limited to 83 mph, but felt much faster than that, and drove better than just about every other sports car I have driven to date.
when pretty much every other car on the market has a gear stick that works one way
But what I'm saying is that it works the same way as any gearstick, it's just in a different place. I can't really see what's so bad about it.
39hp in 1985.
Probably somewhat less in 2001.
Also frequently went 0mph as it wouldn't start.
Talking to a lad in Mythlroyd today and he has a 4x4 Citreon Dyane. Same engine but with a diff etc to the rear wheels
Another ex-Dyane owner here.
My first car and I really loved it.
Comfy, handled very well (YES THEY DO!) cheap to run and repair, and IMHO very, very cool.
Mine had a mix of red and blue panels and smelled strongly of mildew, but the 'Vote for Commissioner Gordon' sticker on the rear bumper and the ability to four wheel drift round steep downhill corners made up for that (it helped if you had a large friend stand in the passenger footwell, grab each of the windscreen pillars and exaggerate the lean angle).
God, I miss that car and would love another, but can't justify the money for a restored one.
1980 Fiesta 1.3S (first car)
1990 Metro 1.0 bought for £300 quid from mate- lasted a year
A Talbot Avenger that, as a callow youth, I inherited from the previous LG when he, sadly, went to meet his maker. I sent a letter to make an appointment for the damn thing to do 0 - 60mph but, 30yrs later, I'm still waiting for a reply.
Reliant Supervan same colour as Delboys.
had it cos you could drive them on a motorcycle licence
we managed to get a whole football team in it and drive 2 miles to the pub.
it was supprisingly nippy and ace in the snow
Easy an extended luton transit. it was a company van and we used to drag from London to Weston on Mud to visit the mother in law. Top speed 55mpg down hill with the wind behind us.
If we overtook anything then there were celebrations for the next 10 miles...
It was sooo wide that it was a nightmare to drive around London.
Another Land Rover here.
I used to have a Series 2 with a Perkins 4.203 as well.
Range Rover diffs, overdrive and 7.50R16 tyres meant it would do 55mph flat out.
If we include vintage trucks...
1943 AEC Matador. 33mph top speed.
1970 AEC Militant Medium Recovery Vehicle. 22 tons unladen. Towing a Samson CVRT on a trailer up Birdlip hill out of Gloucester, 36tons @ 204 bhp = 7mph.
I've also driven a friends Scammell Constructor. Originally fitted witha Meadows petrol engine, this one had a slower revving Gardner diesel. Top speed = 24mph.
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