Looking to get an RX7 or Nissan 200SX 1.8T, both long time wants of mine, mostly for fun and doin stuff on as i'm using public transport 99% of the time now. Almost bought a Saab 95 but it looked too 'old geezer car' for me lol.
not when its got 400bhp on the standard internals, saab and volvo engines are bullet proof lol
ive not got 130,000 miles and stuffs starting to go wrong regularly so the 2 options ive got is spend a lot replacing every part that needs done or buy a new car, insurance is killing me for anything faster tho so not sure
I do like the new shape Saab 9-3, looked at one the other day but it was the TiD. 125bhp in a big-ish car does not make for very good performance.
As you say, Justin, the old 9-5 looks a bit old man now, and the new shape just looks plain awful - what have they done to the front? It looks like it's wearing gold-rimmed glasses like Dame Edna Everage.
I'm looking around at the moment, have my heart set on an Audi S3 but don't think I can quite afford one unless it's very high mileage. Otherwise I quite like the Fiat Coupe 20v turbo, they give the same performance for less money but don't look quite as nice IMO.
Martin, I guess it depends how much you are having to spend on your Clio. There is the old saying 'better the devil you know' - if you change your car you could still buy a load more trouble - at least you know all your Clio's rattles and quirks. My friend bought a Passat last year and the cambelt snapped a month after he bought it! I think the garage told him it'd been changed when it actually hadn't.
well he went back to the garage where he bought it, and they had vanished into thin air!
So he called the RAC (who the warranty was with) and gave them the reference number, and they said that was an old, expired warranty and there was nothing they could do. So by all accounts, he was royally shafted! Not sure what the bill was but you can be certain it was four figures.
So you're after some Jap RWD action Justin? Go for the RX7, looks much nicer than the 200SX, IMO. As long as you can stomach those fuel bills
What car do you have Danny? I seem to remember it being an Alfa?
The Coupe is the most well known of the Rover Turbo's but they also released the 220 GTi/GSi Turbo in 3 door hatch form (like my old one) and the 420 GSi Turbo, of which only 250 were produced.
Being the lesser known Rover Turbo, it makes for some interesting expressions from people in other cars who think they can "have you", lol.
Only paid £500 for the car and I don't have any intentions to sell it (no point really, I want to mod it and won't get the money back from my mods) so will keep it for a few years by which time it should be pushing out around 280bhp. I'll then either keep it as it is, or strip it and turn it into a track car.
The only thing that gives the car away is a tiny little 'Turbo' badge on the bootlid. I'm still in two mines whether to rip this off.