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Re: What Car do you drive??

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 5:24 am
by Markornot
mik wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 9:22 am
Markornot - Wow - that is marvellous 😎

A mate inherited a Sud last year, but it isn’t pristine. He has a number of cars (inc E36 M3 and an E30 M3) but he loves the little Sud.
Those “Sud’s” are really interesting and super rare over here in the states. I’ve never seen one in person, in fact. Pretty cool.😎

Re: What Car do you drive??

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 10:02 am
by what-time-is-it
Arrived in March. :crazy:

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Re: What Car do you drive??

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 10:40 am
by Thermexman
Markornot wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 5:20 am
Good eye, Guy...it’s a ‘71. It’s in unrestored original condition with the exception of some motor, exhaust and extensive suspension mods. It’s a kick to drive and there’s nothing quite like that Alfa twin cam song!
Here’s what an unrestored 70’s Alfa would look like in the UK. Our climate and salted winter roads are classic car killers!


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Re: What Car do you drive??

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 10:41 am
by Thermexman
what-time-is-it wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 10:02 am
Arrived in March. :crazy:

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Oooh! Just a tad special, I’d say?

Re: What Car do you drive??

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 10:44 am
by mik
Thermexman wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 10:40 am
Markornot wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 5:20 am
Good eye, Guy...it’s a ‘71. It’s in unrestored original condition with the exception of some motor, exhaust and extensive suspension mods. It’s a kick to drive and there’s nothing quite like that Alfa twin cam song!
Here’s what an unrestored 70’s Alfa would look like in the UK. Our climate and salted winter roads are classic car killers!



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That’s Fiat/Alfa shared part number FE2O3.

Re: What Car do you drive??

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 10:46 am
by what-time-is-it
Thermexman wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 10:41 am
Oooh! Just a tad special, I’d say?
Yes, now run in and raring to go.
Very mechanical feeling, low gearing, pretty much always on boost and drives in the wet like the roads are dry.

I've never driven something with so much grip. :shock:

Re: What Car do you drive??

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 10:48 am
by Bahnstormer_vRS
mik wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 10:44 am
That’s Fiat/Alfa shared part number FE2O3.
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You're forgetting Lancia, mik. :wink: :wink:

Guy

Re: What Car do you drive??

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 10:57 am
by mik
what-time-is-it wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 10:02 am
Arrived in March. :crazy:

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Nice - very much the car of the moment.

Mine turned 7 this weekend so a gratuitous photo. Now have Michelin Pilot Sport 4S on all round which seem to be as good as the previous Supersports in the wet and warm dry days, but 3 million times the grip when temps get low. Which is awesome. 😎

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Re: What Car do you drive??

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 11:11 am
by what-time-is-it
Thanks @mik

Yes, something about it felt right when I ordered it in November - unlikely we'll see too many cars like this in the future without electrification, although a GR Corolla is likely to appear late next year with the same running gear. That it's had almost unanimous press coverage since and that they continue to sell for 'overs' is crazy.

Appreciate it's not for everyone, but I'm happy to have snagged one when I did - and soon to have a 10 year warranty. :thumbup:

Re: What Car do you drive??

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 1:02 pm
by what-time-is-it
jtc wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 11:28 pm
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Mk4 Focus ST with the Mountune M330 software. It's superb.
Have you kept the Mountune Fiesta Jon for SWMBO, or is this an upgrade?
Is the TC constantly flashing with 330bhp? I'm sure it's a hoot in the right conditions. :thumbup:

Re: What Car do you drive??

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 3:41 pm
by jtc
what-time-is-it wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 1:02 pm
jtc wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 11:28 pm
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Mk4 Focus ST with the Mountune M330 software. It's superb.
Have you kept the Mountune Fiesta Jon for SWMBO, or is this an upgrade?
Is the TC constantly flashing with 330bhp? I'm sure it's a hoot in the right conditions. :thumbup:
We traded her Fiesta for the Focus - the former just wasn't practical for the occasions the baby car seat needs to go in! Plus the Focus also has the benefit of adaptive cruise control and a heads up display to make the more mundane journeys easier.

The Focus is surprisingly well behaved with full throttle. If anything, the Fiesta had more torque steer - maybe due to the smaller chassis? Third gear is now another dimension though - I think the software just has the air and fuel taps wide open. If you lift off from full throttle it sounds like an old Cosworth on overrun. A hoot indeed!

Re: What Car do you drive??

Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 8:02 am
by Markornot
Thermexman wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 10:40 am
Markornot wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 5:20 am
Good eye, Guy...it’s a ‘71. It’s in unrestored original condition with the exception of some motor, exhaust and extensive suspension mods. It’s a kick to drive and there’s nothing quite like that Alfa twin cam song!
Here’s what an unrestored 70’s Alfa would look like in the UK. Our climate and salted winter roads are classic car killers!



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:shock: :lol:

That is the fate of many an Alfa over here as well. Not sure how this one survived so well. It spent most of it’s time in southern Italy and a couple years in The Netherlands before being imported to the states in 2017. We don’t salt our roads here in Oregon and it’s garaged so hopefully it’ll be good for another fifty!

Re: What Car do you drive??

Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 3:02 pm
by ludovic791
Peugeot 208 GT line. I'm french so trying to participate to the french industry... Wait it is not made in France ? Ah forgot somthing...

Re: What Car do you drive??

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 12:45 am
by Deks
I drive a crappy 11 reg Golf 1.6 blumotion.

In fairness its served me well and I cant afford another car due to about to spend my life savings on my double back fusion in June.

Re: What Car do you drive??

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 1:09 am
by biglove
Was a Nissan Maxima until last year when bought a new Ford Ranger Lariat. Couldn’t pass up 0% interest.