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 Post subject: Re: 106 Gti
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:27 pm 
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I've took mother shopping many a time in the 106, including the big christmas shop, no problems there. :?

Why would you also buy a car and give a damn about what people might feel like if they are in the back? :? Unless you have kids of course.

..then, if all some on here want to do is bum light weight and handling...
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Why be stuck by the handling limitations of a hatchback



Don't bother me. I'm happy with what I drive, each to there own. Hell, we're only young and foolish once :thumbsup:

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 Post subject: Re: 106 Gti
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:28 pm 
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i'm not sure on where this is heading this time woods :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:32 pm 
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i'm not sure on where this is heading this time woods :lol:

I do :halo:

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Im pretty sure dooner doesn't give a rats arse if he can't fit lots of shopping in the back, he wants a car thats quick a to b and that doesn't make him look like a grandad.

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 Post subject: Re: 106 Gti
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:33 pm 
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yeah i know you do :rolleyes: :P

surely if the 106 is being labelled as to small, fiestas saxos etc are in the same bracket?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:36 pm 
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the 106 is directly comparable to the Ka/Lupo/and whatever sub-corsa sh!tbox vauxhall pass as a car these days

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ah ok, so the 106 is classed as smaller then fiestas etc so can't be directly compared? :)

btw i'm just trying to work out where he is going, not my opinion :lolz:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:55 pm 
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btw i'm just trying to work out where he is going, not my opinion :lolz:
That's ok, but it'd appear you're not the only one!!

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ah ok, so the 106 is classed as smaller then fiestas etc so can't be directly compared? :)
What stigma is attached to those who drivers of cars like the ka, matiz, agila, seicento, jazz, arosa, rover 100, yaris, and to a lesser extent with the 106 and lupo were it's more of, say, Nova reputation

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chav? :lol:

kirsty would be upset, she loves her ka :P

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When I see most of the really small cars I think of school runs and going to the bingo.

The normal hatchbacks (106,Saxo,Fiesta,Clio etc) all have there own standings.

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Why would you also buy a car and give a damn about what people might feel like if they are in the back? :? Unless you have kids of course.


not a problem. it wont have back seats, i love the whole '2 buckets and thats it' thing, it just seems pointless in my current car.

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Why be stuck by the handling limitations of a hatchback that's to small.


handling limitations? as far as everyone says, or from what i have seen, the 106 gti will stick with a lot of cars that it shouldnt do.

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d00ner wrote:
woodsy_mv6 wrote:

Why be stuck by the handling limitations of a hatchback that's to small.


handling limitations? as far as everyone says, or from what i have seen, the 106 gti will stick with a lot of cars that it shouldnt do.


From many forums I vacate out of interest, many trackday goers have been annoyed/impressed with the 106's they've seen, and they will keep up with things like EP3's and DC2's, Clio 172/182's, quite a few Skylines and heavy machinery of that ilk etc etc etc.

I'd love to go for something like this > http://www.306gti6.com/forum/showthread ... 426&page=1 but then all the fun has been had with modifying it :hsugh:

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Doesn't look quick from the outside :lol:

Get one mate, don't expect refinement or amazing build quality but there a cracking drive mate.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:22 pm 
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From many forums I vacate out of interest, many trackday goers have been annoyed/impressed with the 106's they've seen, and they will keep up with things like EP3's and DC2's, Clio 172/182's, quite a few Skylines and heavy machinery of that ilk etc etc etc.

I'd love to go for something like this > http://www.306gti6.com/forum/showthread ... 426&page=1 but then all the fun has been had with modifying it :hsugh:


thats the exact look i want, but i think a boot spoiler (stadard gti one). bit out of my range though tbh.

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handling limitations? as far as everyone says, or from what i have seen, the 106 gti will stick with a lot of cars that it shouldnt do.
I'm not denying that.

Just don't think it's not comprimised by the fact it was designed for your Grandmother.

Because it's lightweight certainly gives it an advantage when you give it some steriods, but there's lighter stuff out there, that'll be just as reliable, and with little or no other design features other than to give "big 'frills"

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like what? only things that come into my head are caterhams etc which are a whole different ball game.

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I'd Hardly say a 106 Gti/Rallye was designed for Grandmothers :rolleyes:

I don't ever remember Omega's being used in Rallying?!?!

Also Woodsy, I'm failing to see how your posts are positively helping with D00ner's original post, all you seem to be doing is fishing for trouble, if you've got nothing to say to help him please don't post.

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Because it's lightweight certainly gives it an advantage when you give it some steriods, but there's lighter stuff out there, that'll be just as reliable, and with little or no other design features other than to give "big 'frills"


Why post such a sentence and not give examples? As someone is bound to ask.

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handling limitations? as far as everyone says, or from what i have seen, the 106 gti will stick with a lot of cars that it shouldnt do.


I'm not denying that.

Just don't think it's not comprimised by the fact it was designed for your Grandmother.


arent all cars comprimised in some way, shape or form? its easy to drive, easy to park, fairly good on fuel, insurance friendly (a massive factor for me) and can also make you grin when you want it to. i know everyone goes off topic now and again (this isnt aimed at anybody in particular) but i know im not going to get the perfect tourer, track car, and day to day driver in one. i just want to know the pro's and cons, and if people would recomend it.

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Just buy one, you sure the VTS's aren't cheaper, been a while since I looked and they where. You might be talking lower mileage for similar prices etc.

Not saying you have to get a Saxo, just keep and eye on both.

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either or dooner, i have noticed that there wasn't to much difference between saxo and 106, its upto you

i'm not sure where this was heading :lol:

but i think we have established:

if you want good build quality and refinement/comfort, get another car

if you want fun, buy one

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