- Show and Tell…Your Car that you bought for fun.
Well done for resurrecting this Righog – great thread.
Here’s mine, not bought, but inherited from my Gran who bought it when it was a year old.
Full body restoration about 3 years ago, everything else original. Still smells the same inside as it did when we were kids!
Not fast, not loud, no good for transporting bikes, but it makes people smile & my kids love it!Posted 4 years agoThe Flying OxMember
Oh, the memories:
380bhp monster, 0-60 in 4 seconds flat (probably a bit under if I’m honest – it was ludicrously quick), properly setup for the track and fast road use. Nice and stealthy exhaust for pottering about town, with an external wastegate & screamer pipe opening at 0.9 bar for when lunacy was required. Turned heads in carparks, on the road, and whenever it was tracked. A real, honest-to-goodness classic mental sports car, and I miss it every day.
I was going to keep it forever, and then two gang murders outside our flat in the space of 5 weeks happened. Working away and leaving wife & newborn son in that environment was not an option, so the car was sold to a racing driver over in Denmark to fund a house move to a quiet little village in Fife, and I’m left driving a Lexus IS200. It’s the Japanese Mercedes, don’t you know.Posted 4 years agogazcMember
had a mare fitting a 2.0L subaru engine in it a few years ago but now it runs sweet and loads more reliable. had plenty of good times in him so far though. next project is building a kids bed for the little un for when she gets a bit bigger but for now she’s in the moses basket on the passenger seat… 🙂 looking forward to taking it to europe for a month in summer 🙂Posted 4 years agoscudMember
I used to live in the south of Spain and take people on 5 week trips round Morocco for a living, so fuel costs were never a concer.
Ex-Californian Postal Service Jeep with 4.2 V8 and custom airbrush paint job (done before I bought it), picture quality is rubbish due to it being a scanned copy of a photo. Was right hand drive so postie was next to kerb.
Land Rover 101 Forward Control, originally with 3.5 V8 then swapped out for a Perkins Diesel, great fun messing about North Africa with mates.
Posted 4 years agorichmtbSubscriber
Loving Flying Ox’s RX8, That’s an absolute beauty
Here’s my fun car
Around 400bhp, loads of mods (turbo, induction, exhaust, stand alone engine management)
I’ve never driven anything that covers the ground so fast and effectively. It eats hot hatches for breakfast and makes Porsches look stupid on twisty roads.
However its a nervous jiggly heavy bag of shite at normal road speeds and the clutch is ridiculously heavy in traffic.
Also it only manages about 8 MPG!
Consequently its currently for salePosted 4 years ago
daniebike – Member
You guys sure have a lot of money to buy a car for fun, lol
That is very true Danie, But what has been great from the contributors to this thread is that they have all been about adding a bit of fun to life rather than any willy waving “look how much my car cost”
Peterfile…350z is serious contender for me as well, they go great will be comfortable and reliable, have nice V6 engine, only thing perhaps they lack a little spirit ??….Maybe a good place to start from though.Posted 4 years ago
jekkyl – Member
buy a car purely for fun!? some people have too much money sitting around.
jekkyl – Member
I was bored one day at work so here’s my bucket list, for your admiration and/or derision.
1. Get and maintain independence- Achieved 1999
2. Fall in love – Achieved 2004
3. Get married and be happy- Achieved 2007
4. Have at least one child – Achieved 2011
5. Get proficient at a sport (Golf: 25%, Swimming: strong but never competed, Mountain Biking/Cycling: 70%?)
6. Compete in a XC mountain bike race and not come last. Achieved 2013
7. Complete an olympic distance triathlon and not come last
8. Scuba dive somewhere tropical.
9. Get proficient at a musical instrument.
10. Have a ride on a helicopter
11. Parachute jump, incl freefall
12. Visit Thailand
13. Visit Rome, incl The Colisseum & St Peters Basilica – Achieved 2008
14. Visit New York
15. Visit Paris and climb the Effiel Tower, see the Mona Lisa @ the lourve and visit Notre Dame Catherdral – Achieved 2007
16. Cycle coast to coast UK – Achieved Sept 2011
17. Cycle coast to coast Italy
18. Cycle coast to coast USA.
19. Cycle John O’Groats to Lands End
20. Ski down a mountain.
21. Ride a gondola in Venice – Achieved 2007
22. See a wild snake – Achieved 2011
23. See a wild badger – Achieved 2013
24. See a wild bird of prey – Achieved
25. See a london show- Achieved X 3
26. Hike up the highest mountain in England – Achieved 2011
27. Hike up the highest mountain in Scotland
28. Hike up the highest mountain in Wales – Achieved 2013
29. Live long enough to see a grandchild (hopefully many)
30. Ride on a horse at a gallop
31. Swim across a lake (& back again) – Achieved, Coniston 1994
32. Shoot a magnum – Achieved 2007
33. Shoot a shotgun – Achieved 2007
34. See an opera – Achieved 2007, in Verona – La Boheme.
35. Visit Pompei – Achieved 2008
36. Visit the houses of Parliament, London – Achieved 2009
37. Go to Oktoberfest, Germany
38. Go to a music Festival
39. Go to all-night ‘Rave’ – Achieved several times ;o)
40. Compete in a Poker Tournament – Achieved 2010
41. Create a sculpture
or it might just depend what you choose to spend said money on 😉Posted 4 years agoTheOtherJamieMember
Where is this deal. Just about to buy a fiesta st and would look at this instead
They ended a couple of weeks ago when BMW stopped the subsidy.
Gateway2Lease and Central Vehicle Leasing were the main suppliers. You might get lucky with a cancelled order or alternatively Golf R’s are £300ish on a 6+23.Posted 4 years ago
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