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Post by Calfskin » Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:24 pm

As mentioned somewhere else before, my missus wanted to get a real Mini. Well, after a couple of weeks of intense negotiation, Kenny has gone to my brother who I hope will look after him and I am going to pick up a lovely '99V Mini Cooper in Yukon Grey tomorrow evening. This also means that I can also find an excuse to add another 'fun' car as my 100 has gone, especially as the missus technically owns the Mini (in other words I'm not allowed to drive it as much... LOL).

So what should I get? My budget doesn't extend to a new/nearly new motor now as the Mini was quite an extravagance. I'm open to suggestions as long as its not a Skoda Estelle...

I quite fancy a GTi 16v but I'm not sure as I already have Rene.

On that note, has anyone read this week's Autocar? On the back in the 'High Mileage Heroes' bit is the BX GTi! 'Bout time it was recognised!

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Post by Vanny » Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:11 pm

Dont just laugh at my suggestion, go and test drive one first then tell me its a crap idea, very simply go and get a C1!

If you want something stupidly zippy, REALLY fun to drive and enough leg room to get four people in and still be able to fit in tiny gaps then the C1 is a brilliant car! Really pushing the GF to go get one as there sooooo muc fun!

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Post by cavmad » Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:27 pm

Cavalier GSi 2wd `red top`. You won`t regret it and you`ll never be able to get out of it as it`s like an addiction. Subaru performance for under a grand.
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Post by Calfskin » Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:14 pm

Unfortunately I can't afford a C1 but I think I'll still visit the dealer anyways... I also fancy a test drive of a C5 and I wonder if I can wangle a test drive of a 350Z from the Nissan side...

Oooo, never thought of a Cav, was thinking about a Cali 2.0i 16v as I've seen a couple about. I'll keep an eye out for GSi...

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Post by cavmad » Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:31 pm

Don`t get a 4wd one though unless you`re incredibly rich!
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Post by Jayboy » Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:43 am

that goes for BX 4x4's too!! :cry:
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Post by Kitch » Sat Oct 08, 2005 7:27 pm

cavmad wrote:Cavalier GSi 2wd `red top`. You won`t regret it and you`ll never be able to get out of it as it`s like an addiction. Subaru performance for under a grand.
BX 16v has better than Subaru performance then?

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Post by Cornishbx16v » Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:17 pm

bx16v has 10 (gsi150bhp?) brake more than the cav!!!! and they dont have the vauxhall chav owners appeal either! and most 16vbx's havent been stolen either! :)
if you want a good reliable quick motor then look for a nissan primera gt, similar 150bhp lump but jap reliablity!
The 350z is worthy of a test drive! I used to be the only valeter at the garage that could drive it (age, height - the only other guy over 25 was 4ft tall - and because i was the boss of the valeting bay reasons!) and they are fantasic to drive! although if its wet keep the traction control on! :shock: 8)
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