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 Post subject: My mate's car history...
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:25 pm 
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Post here how bad a mate's, some you know's (or your own but you are embarassed to say) car history is...

One mate I only knew through the MGZR website. He went through around 4 MGZR's and the last one I knew he had was an immaculate model. A ZR 120 - special edition red, with white powdercoated wheels... subtle yet beautiful.
He was meant to trade for a Clio 172 Cup but instead traded down for an old box-shape clio Arbath. That was badly modified and covered in scratches, it had a huge drilled hole in the airbox too for a "sporty sound".
He just sold THAT and got a saxo VTR (yes that is VTS only spelled wrong and slow!). bad enough on its own as I HATE Saxos and the people that drive them, but it's got black powdercoated wheels with silver centre caps (plastic so can't be powdercoated, and not bothered to spray them), entire back of the car stripped out including all carpet, 2 "Cobra" fixed bucket seats in and (worst of all) a "show cage" in the back! Also the MASSIVE stainless exhaust sounds ridiculous!

Why do some people have such passionate cars then get worse and worse???

Does anyone know a mate with a terrible car history?



(P.S. NO MG/ROVER BASHING!!)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:03 pm 
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mate of mine had a 'show' 1.4 206. it had a massive bodykit on it, 16" wheels, stapled white lether install in the boot. the bodywork was well done, but didn't look good. he then went on to buy a silver BMW 318i with beige interior.

Another mate had an AX which ended up with 'dodge' sytle stripes. then a Rover 214 which he wrote of into the back of Greg Rudzeski(don't know his surname properly, the tennis player) on the M1, then got a mazda 626 2.0 the cam blet snapped, got another rover 214 and blew the headgasket, he now has a black KA :lol


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Another mate had an AX which ended up with 'dodge' sytle stripes. then a Rover 214 which he wrote of into the back of Greg Rudzeski(don't know his surname properly, the tennis player) on the M1, then got a mazda 626 2.0 the cam blet snapped, got another rover 214 and blew the headgasket, he now has a black KA :lol



Painful! Lol.


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oh yes, but it is very funny to see a heavily pierced and tattoo'd metal head gettin out of a pathetic little KA :lol


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He just sold THAT and got a saxo VTR (yes that is VTS only spelled wrong and slow!). bad enough on its own as I HATE Saxos and the people that drive them, )


Fortunately the Mrs has just traded in her VTR for a 206, but i agree with ya, i hated the saxo!


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trismotteram wrote:
He was meant to trade for a Clio 172 Cup but instead traded down for an old box-shape clio Arbath. That was badly modified and covered in scratches, it had a huge drilled hole in the airbox too for a "sporty sound".



what the hell is a cilo arbath, Cilo is Renault, and Arbath is Fiat's tuning and stylying division.


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:yeahthat didn;t say anythin incase i missed something lol


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trismotteram wrote:
He was meant to trade for a Clio 172 Cup but instead traded down for an old box-shape clio Arbath. That was badly modified and covered in scratches, it had a huge drilled hole in the airbox too for a "sporty sound".



what the hell is a cilo arbath, Cilo is Renault, and Arbath is Fiat's tuning and stylying division.



I don't know, I never even saw it myself, I didn't have a clue what he was going on about. Apparently it was similar to the Williams model, but the way he was describing it made me feel a bit ill haha.
He had an aftermarket alarm fitted on the cheap but was only wired to the passenger side or something, only one side of the car indicators flashed when he alarmed it and it would sometimes go off at random times in the night for no reason and when someone came to buy it not only did the alarm stop working but the bonnet refused to close haha.


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So someone made a proper mess of the electrics, and tryed to fit a bonnet sensor....which went wrong :P


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So someone made a proper mess of the electrics, and tryed to fit a bonnet sensor....which went wrong :P



No idea mate, he's just gotten into his chav'd cars of late lol. The saxo is a real mess, I thought the idea of a show cage was to make it look like you had a roll cage fitted, but with everything stripped bare its clear that its just 2 pieces inside the rear quarters with a joining bar at the top. Even has a fake angle joint that has a massive gap to the rear quarter lol.


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a well done saxo, despite the press about them are actually really good cars. One of my best mates had a lovely one, with uprated cams, standalone, exhaust (couldnt tell from looking behind) the lot. got written off by a crazy polish lady who flew into him when he was parked up..

But, ive never had so much confidence in a car as i did with that


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a well done saxo, despite the press about them are actually really good cars. One of my best mates had a lovely one, with uprated cams, standalone, exhaust (couldnt tell from looking behind) the lot. got written off by a crazy polish lady who flew into him when he was parked up..

But, ive never had so much confidence in a car as i did with that



Confidence? In a Saxo? Are you insane??
I've been in one a couple times and every time I couldn't help but feel "If we hit a fly in this thing we're all dead!" Lol.

I've always said though that a tuned Saxo VTS would make a brilliant base for a track-day car. I just hate all other Saxo's, especially the VTR, as the people that drive them seem to think they are some sort of Formula One car in a hatchback body. The VTR is about as quick as a family saloon, yet given a MASSIVE catback and a K&N filter the "kids" that drive them think they're the fastest car on the road.
A VTS is relatively quick, a good off-the-line match for a V6 Coupé, but all other Saxos are just plain slow! Lol.


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:lol yes i agree there (he previously had a 1.1, then a vtr) but not a roode boy, just a car enthusiast but that thing was good

12" disks 270's standalone etc etc - and my god that thing was like a go-kart.

Yes, if you hit anything above 5pmh youre dead :lol but hey, it was thrilling. Lightweight, pointy and most of all a real screamer - theyre dangerously eager to be pushed - maybe again down to the weight, i dunno.... but not 'alf bad for a 1.6.

And he had the supersprint exhaust :lol so a 2" exit pipe was all that could be seen :lol


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