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corb
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Always wanted a Dax, almost took the plunge years ago. What engine was in that? I wanted one with a Hayabusa turbo lump
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I went out in Duncan Calpers Hayabusa Turbo Dax after he took me out in a 8.0 Cobra and the Dax was just the most amazing experience of my life and i dreamed of one, however 90% sure i would be dead in a week if i bought one. Mine was just a ZX12r Kawsaki Ninja 190bhp, approx 380bhp a tonne and that was fun enough for little old me.
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Jm

Looks flash that merc Agree that it seems a bit odd that they delete all the chrome but the badge stays the same.
Didnt realise it was an option though. Thought everyone that owned one just sprayed the badges


Drives supercharged Tec with torque
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I have spent the last few months thinking about chopping in the GT86 for something else. However I was lucky enough to have been given a free trackday at Brands Hatch the other week and have been reminded how much fun the car is. That combined with the current market uncertainties I might keep it until things settle down a bit. Selling a car currently will be a pig even if it did mean I could pick up a bargin.




It is more of less the complete package for my needs now, never going to set any lap records but the power vs grip it has now and the balance is more of less spot on for having alot of fun.

Might chuck on some slightly stiffer rear springs or a thicker rear antiroll bar to make it a tad more pointy but other then that I am happy with it.



[Edited on 04-07-2020 by gavin18787]


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We're down to one car, the idea is to wait for the market to settle then grab a bargain but having one car is proving to be a logistical complication so in a brief moment of pure insanity I bought the gayest car ever for £400:



And there is the proof that you CAN in fact polish a turd.
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Photoshop imo
gavin18787
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Not bad for £400. Drop to summer car and all be sure to shout abuse back at any given

Are they just a golf underneath?


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quote:
Originally posted by gavin18787
Not bad for £400. Drop to summer car and all be sure to shout abuse back at any given

Are they just a golf underneath?


A Mk4 golf in a badly fitting frock
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fuck me I literally could not be seen in public in that, I expect builders would throw turds out of their transits at me

However for £400 its an interesting purchase!
kz
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Just sold my R53 after 5 years - Will definitely miss that thing.

Bought an Astra VXR for what I think is cheap, £2,900 for a 2010 - Does have 115k on the clock though. Just so hard to find a standard example.

Just bought a house as well though which is closer to work so am probably going to be walking in. So the Astra might not last long! Managed to convince the missus a Mk7 GTI is a decent family car, so will probably end up with just that end of this year/beginning of next.

Really want an e-scooter too lol, hopefully they'll legalise them soon.
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Long time since I've posted..

Currently own an 8v S3 and a VW Caddy

Astra VXR killed Vauxhalls for me, owned mine 3 weeks and had EVERY common problem with it, never again...
Jake
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Gavin do you have the civic aswell as a gt86?
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Gavin do you have the civic aswell as a gt86?


No that was sold a good few years back to someone on the isle of mann. It now resides as a hillclimb/sprint car

Miss that car


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Me too. I remember driving it at trax :O:O
Nic Barnes
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Golf R
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Col004
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Wow… Some familiar names on this post… I haven’t logged on to here in a very long time!!!

I do still have the old Corsa but it is going very soon to its new owner.

I’ll join in… Current motors for me.

Hope everyone is doing ok






[Edited on 22-07-2020 by Col004]
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Some great cars on here and nice to see all of the old names cropping up. I forgot to have a look here for months. After logging in every day to hardly anything. Hope you are all doing well

I have a diesel Audi A3 S Line with roof rails (great for putting things on) and we also have an Eclipse Grey Mini Cooper S which is bloody brilliant car. Not a bad little family fleet. I want a Hyundai i30 N Performance quite a lot though.......

[Edited on 30-07-2020 by VegasPhil]


Corsa 2.0 16v Vegas - Sold
Tiger
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Got myself a 2007, 1 owner Astra VXR
AlunJ
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Naff all exciting. 2019 Fiesta ST-Line Ecoboost and a 2018 Yamaha MT-09SP. Wife has a CX-3.





[Edited on 05-08-2020 by AlunJ]
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quote:
Originally posted by Tiger
Got myself a 2007, 1 owner Astra VXR


Any plans?

Going to book in for exhaust and remap next month... my current exhaust is terrible; so boomy!
Ian
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Naff all exciting. 2019 Fiesta ST-Line Ecoboost


I just had one of them as a rental on holiday, nice little thing I got on quite well with it.

Just wish Carplay worked over Bluetooth, bit of a pain in the ass plugging it in each time. That and losing network means you also lose nav. Would be nice if it degraded to offline maps somehow.
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The thing i don't like about 3cylinder engines is the reviews all seem to mention the word "thrum" of the engine. Which loosely translates as shit rev
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Yes nothing nice or sporty about that engine, you could tell you were in the shit one tarted up as soon as you revved it. 140 brake although it must be heavy because it was nowhere near as perky as the older ones which are less powerful.

6 speed box felt like it was geared for a million miles an hour as well.

Sounding like I didn't like it here just would have 4 cylinders and 5 speeds although I recognise that would make it a worse car on paper.

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