- Really un-cool car's you secretly want?
Nasty little chav car that I was given while mine got fixed. 60 felt like 100 and it could turn through 90 degree bends without any braking. If I didn’t have to drive lots on the motorway I would def get one. If you let it get over 4000 rpm it was like the jump to light speed in a 1.4 petrol.Posted 5 years agocoolhandlukeSubscriber
I wanted one of these so I got one!
Before the 4×4 hating brigade string me up, it goes off road on a regular basis due to my job but also makes a pretty good motorway car which is also a requirement for my job. Clarkson slated the X3 but I like mine and think its pretty good. Not cool though, being male and driving a “womans” 4×4 school run car.Posted 5 years agoskiMember
E30 BMW 325i sport
In that colour too.
I drove one many many years ago, when I was still in a rusty Mini and the BMW blew me away, it felt so solid on the road, sounded amazing and the power delivery back then was enough to make you smile, I am sure there are loads of modern cars that are better, but for me, it was one hell of an eye opener back then.Posted 5 years agomboySubscriber
E30 BMW 325i sport
The OP requested UNCOOL cars… An E30 325i Sport is/was the epitome of cool… At least for me growing up anyway!
As for uncool cars that were actually quite good… I had a Citroen Xantia Active 2 litre turbo at one point. Seriously torquey engine, decently quick, cornered like it was on bloody rails due to the ridiculously clever suspension setup. By flipping a lever on the centre console you could either slam the car on the floor (for showing up the chavs with their cars with “only a 50mm drop” in the carparks on a friday night), or raise it up so it had almost 12 inches of ground clearance! It had a huge boot too, was massively comfortable.
In fact it had everything going for it, except… Well, it was a Citroen! Which meant it was bloody unreliable, and it was designed with a ruler and a set square. Cool, it was not! Oh, and it drank petrol too…
As for other old cars I’d secretly like… Well, a Volvo 240 Estate is so uncool it’s actually cool. They were built like tanks too, it would be the prime candidate for creating a monster street sleeper with a heavily turbocharged engine! That or a Volvo 360… A decently quick hatchback with rear wheel drive, and massive reliability, if not any cool factor at all.Posted 5 years agojambalayaSubscriber
@thisisaspoon – well that Mini certainly is uncool, all new mini’s are uncool. Surely if you wanted a convertible and had that much to spend you could find a nice Alpha Romeo with a budget for maintainence.
I have plenty of car’s I’d like all of them cool in my eyes, probably the top of the list would be a 2CV corrugated van like this
Posted 5 years ago
I don’t think any retro van could be considdered un-cool? It’s like VW campers are cool, but almost not as the owners are trying to hard, therefore anythign else is as cool + a bit more for nto trying to be cool.
Ditto any old-skool fast BMW, or any old fast car for that matter?Posted 5 years agotrail_ratMember
i want a c1 / aygo/ smart coupe.
Shopping trolly on wheels – i have no where to go in it as id hate to drive it on the dualer and i cycle most other places.
But i think they are cool as **** for what they are designed to do.
My mate had a 107 as a coutesy car and it was an ace little thing – wheel on each corner revvy wee 900cc engine and it returned good fuel economy according to him (who is as anal as peterpoddy when it comes to fuel spreadsheets)Posted 5 years agobristolbikerMember
Good frined of mine has recently sunk ~£4k on a fully restored Mk3(IIRC) Escort RS1600i, just because he always wanted one as now has space in the garage. Proper 80’s chav chic.
The conversation with his wife went something like ‘..if I won something on Ebay and I had to head off to pick it up before the kids are up and won’t get back until after they’ve gone to bed, which day this week would be best for you?…’ I think the swearing started from there….. 😉Posted 5 years ago
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