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Modern day classics?

Discussion in 'General Automotive Chat' started by _G_, Aug 8, 2012.

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    If you had a couple of grand knocking about.. what would you consider buying?

    My neigbour has just brought something similar to this:

    alltypecarz : FORD CAPRI 2.8I SPECIAL TURBO TECHNICS

    All I can say is the drive is amazing. The dipstick left it parked on his drive though. I told him to take the battery out and block it behind some of his other cars. It's getting lots of attention recently. Made me look back twice that's for sure.
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    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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    yes and no, yer sure its a cool car, but no as it's a ford and TBH i was not a fan of the old type fords, some people are and fair play to them,

    I still say the Mk2 Golf GTi 16v is the one to go for, here is my one that i restored,
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    I love capris, had several in my youth.Never did manage to get a tickford though.Now they were the ********.
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    Thats beautiful.I also like the mk 1 1800.Has to mars red though.
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    Mk2 Golf GTi 16v is such a great car. Most of the handling attributes of the Mk1 with more refinement all round. I adore the Mk1, but the Mk2 just feels a bit more complete.

    Always been a fan of the G60 version too. The Rallye is OK, but a bit boxy compared to the wide arch G60 model.

    My folks had Fords when I was a kid (Capri 3.0 / 2.8, Sierra XR4 and 4x4 / Cortina 1600E). OK in their day, and and proved you could get good performance for not much money. Not sure how I feel about them now....
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    I love this game, give yourself a £2k budget, then go into Pistonheads Classifieds to see what you can buy!

    My money would personally be on a Mk2 16v... I have one of those already! :)

    Others in the price range are Mk2 Honda CRX, Alfa 155 widebody V6, Mk1 Maxda MX5, BMW E30 of some sort, Pug 205GTI... the list is endless. :)
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    Stunning cars. Ive currently got a Brooklands being stored in my unit and a Tickford coming to join him at the end of the month!
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    :anbet: Git !!!!
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    True, the brakes on the mk1 left a lot to be desired though.I just like the sharp lines and rawness of the mk1.I couldnt afford to buy/insure one at the time so had to settle for a mk1 xr2.Not in the same league though.
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    The brakes were frightening at best! I range black diamond discs, pagid pads, goodrich hoses, dot 5.1 fluid and a Mk2 brake master cylinder and it still wasn't great! I owned my Mk1 back in 1992 when it was 11 years old and had nearly as many owners. It was a shed, but I loved that car!!
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    Only £5.5k over budget! lol
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    haha oops yeh there were a few but you can get a decent non-m from 2k
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    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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    thats mint,
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    i know its over the price range but its mint....

    mk1 VW Caddy
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    im thinking of another mk2 gti from my next car. tho i said id never have another fwd car ever. after this 100 c4 quattro i might have another urge for silly childish wheelspin.
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    need a good winter of snow first to enjoy the 2.8 v6 and do some dohnuts. then i'll think about it.
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    I would get something like Merc 560SEC or a BMW 6 (shark) series.
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    ...and 99% of old BMW's ( any many new for that matter ) are a bit 'council' Essex & thugish
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    so your saying essex is one massive council estate riddled with thugs??
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