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Author Should i sell my car? (now with pics)
BabyBlade
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24th Jul 03 at 17:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

been offered a 205 and a grand for my car.

the 205 is a 1.9 in a 1.6, with straight through exhaust, rally cams, a few other tuned bits n a immobiliser.

its real fast, only thing i've witnessed him race was a 2.0 206gti (think theyre 2.0?) and it kicked its ass easy

where as i bought my car for 2100, and with the mods ive done its about 800, so basically i'm doing a straight swap for the cars.

the 205 is so fast and has the 1.9alloys (lush), but its old and doesnt tick over. whereas my car is clean but slow

any suggestions?

ps, if i bought the 205 i could pay off most of my car loan

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[Edited on 24-07-2003 by Sethion33]
the_legend_of_yrag
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24th Jul 03 at 17:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Im definetly getting one when i can afford to insure one! I love em, great little motors!!
vibrio
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24th Jul 03 at 18:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

it has wild cams then the idle would be not very good
MarkM
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24th Jul 03 at 18:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have drive the GTI 1.9...there one of the old school true hot hatches...none of this 1.4 SRI crap....
Adam-D
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24th Jul 03 at 18:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

only if u could insure it m8
and afford the running costs
as the 205 may go wrong my mates needed new rear suspension and now hiz driveshafts have gone!
MarkM
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24th Jul 03 at 18:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Adam-D
only if u could insure it m8
and afford the running costs
as the 205 may go wrong my mates needed new rear suspension and now hiz driveshafts have gone!


Its like that with most older cars though...the risk u take unfortunatley...

I would go with the 205 if I had a 1.4 or below...as the performace gain would be worth the risk of breakdown..if I had a 1.6 though i wouldnt bother...

In your situation I would sell your car yourself and buy the 205 off him cash...
Tommy
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24th Jul 03 at 19:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thats a shite example of a GTI
darryl
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24th Jul 03 at 19:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

dont do it dont do it old cars more hassle then they are worth it mate stick with ur one?!?!? much nicer and will last longer and hold the value of the car more mate
BabyBlade
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25th Jul 03 at 12:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by LoudandLow
Thats a shite example of a GTI


KMA & GTF. Its an amazing GTi. Not to everyones tastes, but its old skool and thats what i like
BabyBlade
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25th Jul 03 at 12:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I decided not to do it as i would be losing out, hes keeping it for a couple of months so i might buy it later, i love the looks of a corsa but they're so slow compared to rival hatches dont know what to do
BabyBlade
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25th Jul 03 at 12:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by vibrio
it has wild cams then the idle would be not very good


Yes you are right. It does not idle without prompt of the acceleration pedal.
Gambit
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25th Jul 03 at 12:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

that 205 doesnt look anything special
Robbo
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25th Jul 03 at 12:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Get summat faster
drunkenfool
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25th Jul 03 at 12:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

don't sell it you fanny, you wouldn't be corsa steve any more, and we wont be able to get our double feature!
BabyBlade
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25th Jul 03 at 12:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the pics dont do it justice, the dash is shit, but the bodyworks ok, its real clean at the mo and the alloys are well nice. its alright for an old car imo
BabyBlade
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25th Jul 03 at 12:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by drunkenfool
don't sell it you fanny, you wouldn't be corsa steve any more, and we wont be able to get our double feature!


i aint kittin my car might drop a 1.6 16v engine in it and tune it after seeing Andy's footage. I need to do something - i need speed!!!

Ps get your door sorted - fanny
3CorsaMeal
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25th Jul 03 at 12:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

could do with a polish, i think it alright, can make em look real smooth, did u see the green one in Redline with chrome wheels?
Just gotta make sure, that it ain't all gonna go wrong a few months down the line......
BabyBlade
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25th Jul 03 at 12:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

exactly! my mates done loads of work and uprated loads of parts but its a big gamble
drunkenfool
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25th Jul 03 at 12:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i got paid today, so im gonna take the car to the garage sometime in the next coupla a weeks. Dunno what im gonna do without it! Why not go for a 1.8 or 2.0 if you are gonna go for a conversion anyway? I know insurance will be more, but it might work out cheaper and more fun in the long term. I've definately got a 2.0 16v in mind in a year or 2.
kerzo
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25th Jul 03 at 13:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

what happens to all these engines after transplants!!
BabyBlade
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25th Jul 03 at 13:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by kerzo
what happens to all these engines after transplants!!

exactly! anyone got a gsi engine they dont want anymore
stuyw
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25th Jul 03 at 13:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

gsi engine's are in demand as a lot of peeps put them in novas - i sold mine for 400 quid with box
BabyBlade
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