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Pete R
10-01-2009, 11:16 PM
What cars do you like but keep quiet about for fear of ridicule?

For me it's

Metro gti - had one, loved it, peruse ebay for them every now and again
Nova - I fancy a 2 litre one for poops and giggles. It does scream council estate and fake burberry though
Smart roadster - I have no idea why, I think they look quite nice
Fiesta RS1800 - I'm not sure why
MK3 Astra GSI - See the nova comment
MR2 turbo - Metrosexual hedgehunter but rwd and big power

I'm sure there's more but that's all I will divulge for now :D

Dave G
10-01-2009, 11:19 PM
Astra GSi - Cool. Still like Cav Turbos. I loved my old Volvo T5. There's more, I'll be back!

Russ_F
11-01-2009, 12:49 AM
Citroen bx 16v for my sins :whistle:

BCA
11-01-2009, 12:58 AM
Originally posted by Russ_bmworx@Jan 11 2009, 01:49 AM
Citroen bx 16v for my sins :whistle:
We had a 19RD, I really wish I could have driven it for some bizarre reason. I like 'em.

Err.. Smarts arent really much of a secret with me are they? :lol:

pye21
11-01-2009, 01:04 AM
Originally posted by Russ_bmworx@Jan 11 2009, 01:49 AM
Citroen bx 16v for my sins :whistle:
You don't keep quite about that though!!!

pye21
11-01-2009, 01:12 AM
Metro Turbo :lol:
Fiesta RS Turbo - Or as i call them 'Grenade', designed to blow up.
Mk2 Capri :fish:
105e Anglia :o
SportKA :wave:
Fiat 500 (oldschool)

Probably loads more, i will have a think when im more sober :drink:

Jim Cameron
11-01-2009, 01:26 AM
SportKa? :blink:

:lol: :lol: :lol:



I have a hankering for big old Mercs :huh:

pye21
11-01-2009, 01:31 AM
Originally posted by Jim Cameron@Jan 11 2009, 02:26 AM
SportKa? :blink:

:lol: :lol: :lol:



I have a hankering for big old Mercs :huh:
1.6 Crossflow with a decent handling chassism its better than owning a smrt car!!! :thumb:

Did you not post that you fancied an ST170 Focus once :thumb:

Jim Cameron
11-01-2009, 02:19 AM
Yes... still sort of do. I reckon you could scare some expensive stuff in one, and they wouldn't see you coming :thumb:

Tony
11-01-2009, 02:47 AM
Particularly if you were wearing the matching Burberry :lol:

What are you doing up at this hour Cameron?

Floyd
11-01-2009, 07:29 AM
Originally posted by Tony@Jan 11 2009, 03:47 AM
What are you doing up at this hour Cameron?
Its a down under thing IIRC.

For me I share the Metro GTI fetish as well as:
Metro Turbo
Rover SDI 3.5
Escort RS Turbo
Vectra GSI Mk1
Cavalier GSI Turbo
Escort Cosworth
Maestro Turbo

Chris D
11-01-2009, 08:14 AM
Mk5/6 Escort RS 2000
TVR cerbera

Jim Cameron
11-01-2009, 08:15 AM
Originally posted by Tony@Jan 11 2009, 03:47 AM
Particularly if you were wearing the matching Burberry :lol:

What are you doing up at this hour Cameron?
It's mid afternoon here. Just off to watch Australia v South Africa at cricket.

Dan Lord
11-01-2009, 09:48 AM
Whats wrong with a Astra Gsi,mine only had a Koni kit on back in the day and was easily able to do sub 9s.
Fantastic little all weather trackday tool. :thumb:

EmmaW
11-01-2009, 10:31 AM
LOVE Astra GSi's :thumb:

pye21
11-01-2009, 10:32 AM
Originally posted by Floyd@Jan 11 2009, 08:29 AM
Rover SDI 3.5
Cavalier GSI Turbo

Good shouts :thumb:

pye21
11-01-2009, 10:56 AM
Originally posted by Andrew Thompson@Jan 11 2009, 11:35 AM
de tomaso pantera
Agree, but doens't really fit as a dirty secret!!

Pete R
11-01-2009, 11:05 AM
Originally posted by Andrew Thompson@Jan 11 2009, 11:35 AM
de tomaso pantera
I had a corgi one when I was a nipper, always liked them and saw one at autosport, I have a couple of very poor quality pictures I'll upload when I find my card reader.

I thought the mk3 gsi handled like a bag of poo? Brilliant engine that deserved a better chassis

Some more of mine below;

Cav GSI - Been mentioned but I do like them, they have a hint of touring car about them
Glanza - I have a small fetish for low displacement turbos
Almera gti - Not popular by any means and ugly as sin but would make a great drt I reckon
Civic vti - A bit fast and furious, most have been ruined, it seems you have to wear a cap to be able to drive one. I like vtec though
Rover 200 coupe turbo - A posher calibra, likely to torque steer into a ball of flames
Maestro turbo - Also been mentioned before, my parents had a 1.6 that smelt funny, tickford built engine though. Yes please

slidersguesthouse
11-01-2009, 11:44 AM
Skkoda Rapid 130rs rallycar used to have one. :shame: kick the arse of any of your xr family of the day ;)

jjturner
11-01-2009, 11:56 AM
I was looking for a car to do long distance with decent mpg, and got looking at Volvos S60 diesels, then found this and cant stop looking at them :shame:
Volvo S60 2.5R AWD (http://www.carpages.co.uk/volvo/volvo-s60r-review-part-2-19-01-05.asp)

Gary Kinghorn
11-01-2009, 12:50 PM
Capri

Dave G
11-01-2009, 02:07 PM
Rover 200 = Posh Calibra........How?!

Jag XJ6 for me too.

Senator 24v.

Carlton GSI 24v.

Granada Scorpio Cossie.

BMW 850i.

Merc 560SEC.

Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo Manual.

Toyota Supra Twin Turbo (Not the big wing shape, the one before).

Mk I Astra GTE.

Metro GTI/GTa - Wanted one when I was 15!

Beetle (Yes, the old one!)

Like Gary, I'd like a Capri! Even a 2.0 Laser! :lol:

Triumph TR6 FI.

Loads more, but those spring to mind. :shame:

Floyd
11-01-2009, 03:10 PM
R5GTT, I had one for a while :thumb:

Pete R
11-01-2009, 03:23 PM
Originally posted by Floyd@Jan 11 2009, 04:10 PM
R5GTT, I had one for a while :thumb:
I'd have one but only with a 172 or 1.8 16v engine, at a push the 1.7 turbo from the volvo.

Floyd
11-01-2009, 03:25 PM
Mine was totally original and very low mileage. I should have kept it. Bugger :(