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Author:  happypaul [ Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:35 am ]
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M20FES, a polished turd.

Author:  Mole259 [ Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:03 pm ]
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A Cheap Fiesta SI 1.6 thinking it was gonna be great but finding the electrics were bodged and 2 weeks later find the head gasket on its way out!

Author:  meilack [ Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:16 am ]
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was a beast with the 2.0 in it though mole!

Author:  MurphyRS [ Mon May 27, 2013 11:35 am ]
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I've not regret any of the cars I've bought but I regret getting into the finance trap. I have owed some large finances on cars in the past and were a pain in the arse to get out of it. I for one won't be financing a car again.

Author:  fezzy-si [ Mon May 27, 2013 5:23 pm ]
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MurphyRS wrote:
I've not regret any of the cars I've bought but I regret getting into the finance trap. I have owed some large finances on cars in the past and were a pain in the arse to get out of it. I for one won't be financing a car again.


I agree mate, will be saving the pennies and buying with cash for a long time to come lol :thumbsup:

Author:  95 Fiesta Si [ Mon May 27, 2013 6:28 pm ]
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Astra GTE 8v

Author:  fezzy-si [ Mon May 27, 2013 8:04 pm ]
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95 Fiesta Si wrote:
Astra GTE 8v

Bad car?

Author:  Chris [ Mon May 27, 2013 8:08 pm ]
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It's a Vauxhall, who wouldn't regret that shit. :lol:

Author:  95 Fiesta Si [ Mon May 27, 2013 8:10 pm ]
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fezzy-si wrote:
95 Fiesta Si wrote:
Astra GTE 8v

Bad car?

Quick in a straight line, but steering and handling was poor to say the least, and suffered from rust badly and this was years and years ago, digital dash used to play up too

Author:  MurphyRS [ Mon May 27, 2013 8:19 pm ]
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95 Fiesta Si wrote:
fezzy-si wrote:
95 Fiesta Si wrote:
Astra GTE 8v

Bad car?

Quick in a straight line, but steering and handling was poor to say the least, and suffered from rust badly and this was years and years ago, digital dash used to play up too


Would never of thought the GTE to be a bad handling motor. Always wanted one when I was younger but never got round to getting one.

I remember the comparison on Fifth Gear with the Series 2 Rs Turbo

Author:  95 Fiesta Si [ Mon May 27, 2013 8:30 pm ]
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Was completely standard and couldnt guarantee what condition tyres shocks and springs where like but it was horrid

Author:  happypaul [ Tue May 28, 2013 6:54 am ]
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Chris wrote:
It's a Vauxhall, who wouldn't regret that shit. :lol:


I got given my current car (Vauxhall Tigra 1.6) for free in October.
Welded the sill up. MOT'd and Tax'd it.

Been driving it constantly since then, and its been more reliable than any Ford I have owned.

And with 105bhp it's probably better than most little fords you can buy (apart from the newer stuff)

And if I wanted to beat most of the Fords (obv. not the cossies) on here I could just fit a 2.0ltr engine straight in.

Author:  woodsy_mv6 [ Tue May 28, 2013 10:36 am ]
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happypaul wrote:
Chris wrote:
It's a Vauxhall, who wouldn't regret that shit. :lol:


I got given my current car (Vauxhall Tigra 1.6) for free in October.
Welded the sill up. MOT'd and Tax'd it.

Been driving it constantly since then, and its been more reliable than any Ford I have owned.

And with 105bhp it's probably better than most little fords you can buy (apart from the newer stuff)

And if I wanted to beat most of the Fords (obv. not the cossies) on here I could just fit a 2.0ltr engine straight in.
Shhhhhhhhh

Author:  95 Fiesta Si [ Tue May 28, 2013 1:10 pm ]
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iam my run to London last week i counted 9 break downs, 7 where Vauxhall and they weren't old models either

Author:  happypaul [ Tue May 28, 2013 1:20 pm ]
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Yet most of the time in summer I see old Dubs or Fords :lol:

Author:  The Loumiester [ Tue May 28, 2013 2:18 pm ]
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Vauxhalls are boring, vectra is especialy. My dad had a vectra and I would say it was a very solid car, interior was well made too, but it was lifeless. Family hack yes but an exciting drive know.

Same could be said about the corsa we had, never let us down (although I had to replace a few maintenance on it including exhaust and rear shocks) it was poo to drive in an entertaining fashion.

Iv been in the newer astras (not the current shape, the one before) and im amazed they have a vauxhall badge on them because they are a complete turn around, despite the understeer they are great fun and look the part.

Thats my opinion on vauxhall.

Author:  MurphyRS [ Tue May 28, 2013 2:59 pm ]
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I think it depends on what you take from the car. in my early days of driving I was quite into Vauxhall Nova's and Corsa Gsi's. Admittedly not the most glamorous of cars but in my opinion both fun little cars to drive. and with a nice C20XE conversion they are great fun to drive.

Had a Nova SR with an XE in it and it was a hoot to drive. unfortunately it was a shitheap and came to an end due to rust. Had quite a few Corsa Gsi's aswell and used to love em. Then I grew up :lol:

I cant comment on the newer Vauxhalls though as I've not experienced any of em

Author:  The Loumiester [ Tue May 28, 2013 6:08 pm ]
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I have been in a few corsa 2.0 turbos, quite a beast but hardly a standard example lol.
Dont see many Novas anymore, there used to be loads on the seen.

Id a rate a saxo vts/106 gti over most small hatches for fun to drive, you wouldnt have one for innovative interior design as I found them abit minimal, especialy the saxo but easily the best fun in the bends.

Author:  - Danny Boy - [ Wed May 29, 2013 12:29 pm ]
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That's because they are made of coke cans, so they are really light, but when you crash you will die instantly even if its into a bush lol

Author:  Percy [ Wed May 29, 2013 12:44 pm ]
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I do remember always thinking that when driving the Saxo, it really was epic to drive, but I was aware a crash over 5mph could be deadly.

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