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  1. GTs are so rare on the roads these days -...

    GTs are so rare on the roads these days - probably even more so now a further 2.5 years later!

    Literally 15 minutes from me in that video. Did you go over Rivington and out over the tops?
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    A shame when cars that are looked after seem to...

    A shame when cars that are looked after seem to be completely neglected when sold on. My GT3 lasted until 2008 iirc when it was scrapped. I'd had it for 6.5 years up to the end of 2004 when I bought...
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    Cheers beau. I think I'd go for a Mk.1 tbh,...

    Cheers beau. I think I'd go for a Mk.1 tbh, unless I could get a decent Mk.2 cheap enough. Sounds positive that you say the engines are rock solid!

    What kind of mileage do you get out of yours to...
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    Punto diesels - any good as a 2nd car?

    Just wondered if anyone had experience of the Punto diesel range?

    I'm looking at selling the 182 at some point in favour of an Evo 6. However, doing 40 miles a day on the commute, means that the 6...
  5. S-reg, red GT at Stretton Fox pub (Warrington) last night

    .... parked up in the car park. Looked really tidy - well looked after with some nice 'Turbo i.e' stickers, dotted about the place :)

    Made me miss mine! :)

    D.
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    I remember my m8 going on about FF7 on the PS1...

    I remember my m8 going on about FF7 on the PS1 and I bought it for mine a few months later.

    I just couldn't see the appeal in it - and I really wish I could. I forced myself to do a 3-hour stint...
  7. Thread: 106 gti

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    Got battered on the M66 by one of these when I...

    Got battered on the M66 by one of these when I had my GT - he was two-up as well. Came up close behind and then pulled to the left and accelerated up the slip road like I was stuck in 3rd. Had my...
  8. Thread: clio v6

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    Good response there, m8. I still miss my GT -...

    Good response there, m8.

    I still miss my GT - warts and all. One of my favourite memories of it was coming back from Majorca on a two week holiday back in '98. A relative had allowed me to leave...
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    500 in total, but there was work done on the...

    500 in total, but there was work done on the front valance too - which is specialist job being made out of fibre-glass.

    I'm hoping to take my car there soo for a full-blown exterior polish. Even...
  10. Thread: maestro turbo

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    I've just read every response on this thread with...

    I've just read every response on this thread with a grin on my face - what a car to pick!

    It's like every bit of sense and reason is screaming "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING BUYING THIS?!" and yet...
  11. Thread: clio 172

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    LOL Gaz. Looks like you've done the same as me...

    LOL Gaz. Looks like you've done the same as me and taken a breather from ClioSport, eh? Well, for an hour or two.... :lol:

    For a 172 (regardless of mileage) it sounds fairly expensive. There...
  12. Thread: punto gt care

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    Feck Baz! That's impressive! :angel: I was...

    Feck Baz! That's impressive! :angel:

    I was worried about the future life of mine at 76k when I sold it. Looks like I needn't have bothered!

    Tbh, I always followed the 'warm-up/cool-down' rule....
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    Hi Ash, There's a place in Bury that did a...

    Hi Ash,

    There's a place in Bury that did a 110% job on the V6 when some fecker keyed it on one side....

    Before......

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v601/Unzen74/26102006003.jpg

    and...
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    ^^^^ - reminds me of mine, when I had it. Any...

    ^^^^ - reminds me of mine, when I had it.

    Any idea how many GTs were made in that colour?

    D.
  15. Thread: clio v6

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    PMSL! Let myself fall for that one! :) D.

    PMSL!

    Let myself fall for that one! :)

    D.
  16. Thread: clio v6

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    I think what they were trying with the V6 was to...

    I think what they were trying with the V6 was to get a car that harked-back to the days of the old R5 Turbo-2, etc.

    I think in many subtle ways, they've managed it. Apart from being a whopping...
  17. Thread: clio v6

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    Yep - sure does. The cup suspension (which came...

    Yep - sure does. The cup suspension (which came on cars with the anthracite alloys as standard) was something daft like a 150 option when I ordered the car.

    No brainer really. The non-cup'd...
  18. Thread: clio v6

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    Hehehe! Cheers, ste. As much as I love the 182,...

    Hehehe! Cheers, ste. As much as I love the 182, there are times where I miss the GT so much.

    The 182 is simply so chuckable, so immune to stupid driving inputs that it makes any B-road a reward...
  19. Thread: clio v6

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    LOL! :) Some blatant piccies to show the...

    LOL! :)

    Some blatant piccies to show the difference between the two.

    My 'boring-ish' 182.....

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v601/Unzen74/DSCN2331.jpg
  20. Thread: clio v6

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    Was it definitely a V6? You can't really miss...

    Was it definitely a V6? You can't really miss them with the looks, but unless your GT3 was seriously, seriously modified, you wouldn't have a chance to catch it.

    I'd say my GT3 was under (but not...
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    Makes me want my Snotmobile back.... :) D.

    Makes me want my Snotmobile back.... :)

    D.
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    How the feck did you get out of one of those in a...

    How the feck did you get out of one of those in a front-on smash? Not that you'd live anyway if you were travelling more than 2mph when it hit something...

    D.
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    Cool. Another one never to darken our roads...

    Cool. Another one never to darken our roads again?. Good work! ;)

    My m8 at uni had one of these. Fecking engine looked like two Pepsi cans bolted together with a few cogs in the middle. His had...
  24. Thread: Mint green gt

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    Not my old car is it? Reg ended in KTD? ;) D.

    Not my old car is it? Reg ended in KTD? ;)

    D.
  25. Thread: new golf gti

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    Amen to that..... D.

    Amen to that.....

    D.
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