What's been your slowest car?
I had a Series IIA Land Rover, to which I had retrofitted a Perkins 4203 tractor engine. It only revved to 1500 rpm. With standard diffs it would barely reach 40mph. With Range Rover diffs it got close to 45mph. I only once overtook something. A bus…….which I later realised was pulling into a bus stop.Posted 8 years agotrail_ratMember
on paper my 59bhp mk3 fiesta diesel
0-60 in three weeks or so but lots of torques so did the same tme loaded or not
but actual slowest is my current 1600 hyundai with 120bhp cause its always loaded up and is lacking in torques so takes about 8 weeks to get going and have to rev tits offPosted 8 years agoRustyNissanPrairieMember
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I have a Landrover defender TUM FFR, 2.5D,permentant 4 x 4, purchased from HM armed forces in 2004, it does 65 flat out in 5th, on the tank so to speak.
but when it snows it comes into its own !!!
Same here but Winterised spec. Again 65-70mph flat out-will go faster but mechanical sympathay wont allow it.Posted 8 years ago0303062650Member
Vauxhall Omega 2.0 16v Automatic "slushbox" model. Rob calls it the 'belmont' but they were half-alright astra's with a boot, however, this Omega's got over 155k on the clock, a worn 'box and struggles to accelerate, the ecu light is on, so won't rev over 4500rpm, and it's got velour. that in itself makes it slow.
effing junk it is.Posted 8 years agob rMember
Triumph 2500 SC; 55mph was its limit before the knackered propshaft made itself 'known'. Apart from that a top car; red leather, thick carpets and lots of wood – along with a white Dulux paintjob and about 10mpg…
You could though slip it into 4th with the O/D on from about 15mph – so very torquey.Posted 8 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
A Sierra 2.3 Oil Burner. It had the old Peugot engine in complete with pushrods & normally aspirated. Flat As A Fart. I remember dragging a caravan to Glenluce from Durham, took 5 hours, never got into 5th gear & held every JCB in the North up.Posted 8 years ago
On the other hand it was our 'Team bus' for years. I once got 6 bikes, me & a passenger & everyone's gear IN it on a trip to Ft Billy & did about 45 mpg. As far as breakdowns went I had to get a new cylinder head for it. Cost me about £250 for that cos I did it myself.samuriMember
MK4 (I think) 1.4 Astra Merit, it had balloons on the side. Bought it when things were a bit tight and then couldn't justify selling it again when things got better. Horrible little car. Things would go wrong with it on a weekly basis. It's favourite trick was stalling. I could be doing 70, and then engine would just die. Then a bit later it would start running again and work for three weeks before doing it again.
It once did this on a french petrol station forecourt. I believe a telegram was sent to every Frenchman in a 5 mile radius to come and laugh at the crap british car.
Anyway, it wasn't hugely slow when it was working but it was my slowest.Posted 8 years agolovewookieMember
I've not had that many cars.
1990 Nissan Bluebird
1989 VW Polo 1.3
2004 Renault Kangoo van.
driven a few more, but not owned (well I don't own the van…but still)
The bluebird was probably the slowest, but was comfy and would top out at 120 on the speedo. Head gasket was shot, got it sorted, but it was never teh same, plus a rubbish auto choke caused problems.
The VW was probably the fastest, but that weighed the same as a bathtub and had a 1300 engine and a 4 speed box. Wouldn't do more than 75, thankfully.
The kangoo is ace. 100k and not a hiccup.Posted 8 years agoadam_hMember
Not mine, but work gave me a Peugeot Partner 1.7 diesel van for a few weeks. My god that was the slowest, most uncomfortable piece of rubbish I've ever had to drive. If it even got near a tiny slope on the motorway it'd be down to 3rd gear revving the nuts off it to keep it moving.Posted 8 years ago
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