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#1 OFFLINE   pandamonium

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 04:46 PM

I've decided to do one of these threads.. problem is, I keep seeing stuff while I'm driving or when I don't have a camera.

To start it off, this is the carpark at work. Note the Honda Concerto parked beside its evil twin, the Rover 214i !!
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Posted 25 November 2007 - 06:01 PM

know what you mean about those unsnappable spots while driving. Driving back from Chunnel to P'boro last week I saw a pristine Bluebird saloon on a Y plate in beige. Absolutely stunning - just before the M11 junction on the 25. Just as I managed to get the phone to snap mode, it turned off and appeared to be heading into Essex. Keep an eye out for it
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Posted 25 November 2007 - 09:51 PM

To think the Rover and the Honda were probably made by the same people.I'd take the Rover myself, the suspension was alot better sorted.
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Posted 25 November 2007 - 09:57 PM

Apparently its for sale! MOT and tax, Good car, I've driven it so I know.

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 10:01 PM

214/216 or 218?Early pre facelift 214's are the best for reliability, the 216 of that age uses the Honda engine and is good as well while the non turbo Pug diesel will last forever but be painfully slow. Could be a 220, but these are very scarce now.In my humble opinion they were the best Rover since the P6.
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Posted 25 November 2007 - 10:08 PM

214 on a J or KI'll get a better pic 2moro

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 04:27 PM

Heres them pics!


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Posted 27 November 2007 - 12:29 AM

Noice, I'd like to own a pre-facelift Rover R8 one day.

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 01:09 PM

Seen this today, very tempted.

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Not so much tempted with this.
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Posted 01 December 2007 - 03:43 PM

Out of focus ( was in iceland shopping wiv my wife!) Sylvia. It was C reg.

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I'm sure the figaro counts as shite?!

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 04:59 PM

That 323 looks cheap, T&T?Figaros are shite yet desirable (to some)... Or does one cancel the other out?

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 05:20 PM

That-shape 323s rock. See me, Torsten or Mr_Bo11ox for more details :lol:

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 05:22 PM

I'm not sure if 323 has T&T, I suspect it was a trade in.

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 07:08 PM

£145 quid for the 323! I never see anything that cheap parked at the side of the road... :(

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 08:21 PM

323's rule if you want reliable transport. Not particularly thrilling to own or drive but not much opening of the bonnet required and pretty decent on fuel too. I prefer the 1.3 over the 1.5 as the larger engined varient doesn't really seem to be any faster.. so not much point having it!

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 09:23 PM

My 1.3 was nippy up to about 40mph but decent propulsion of the forward kind dissipated thereafter...

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 10:25 PM

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 05:38 PM

My 323 is great, not the most exiting thing in the world but it serves me well, mines pretty nippy up to motorway speeds and on several occasions I have found my self cruising in the bmw/audi/volvo lane on the motorway quite comfitably. Its not as chuckable as my k10 micra was and not got the caracter of the triumph but i would recomend one to anyone needing dependable transport.
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 04:00 PM

Went out today, found some awesome futureshite Jap-style. Had to ask the owner of the showroom if I could take pics, he glady obliged.
This is the place...
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What is this???
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This one is Yaris based I think.
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I spotted this SJ on the way home.
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 04:03 PM

the nissan van is an es-cargo.....a tribute to the 'tin snail' 2cv.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 04:03 PM

This one is Yaris based I think.
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That's a WiLL Vi, it is indeed based on the Yaris. I knew a girl who really desperately wanted one, shame as she was nice apart from that.

Also check out this horrorbox, the WiLL Cypha:
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 04:06 PM

Aaaah, I seem to remember the Will on Gran Turismo 4!

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 04:16 PM

This one is Yaris based I think.
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That's a WiLL Vi, it is indeed based on the Yaris. I knew a girl who really desperately wanted one, shame as she was nice apart from that.

LOL.

Surely a suave and debonair ladies man such as yourself could have put her on the path to righteousness?
A lady like that would surely be unable to resist a man who treats her to a ride in a Charmant and a tea of scotch eggs and shandy bass.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 08:15 PM

I've always seen it as S-Cargo but it amounts to the same thing. Noddy's in business! Any obligatory Figaros or PAOs?

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 08:18 PM

yup, figaros aplenty!!!

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 08:41 PM

Lovely colour scheme on the S-nail!

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Surely a suave and debonair ladies man such as yourself could have put her on the path to righteousness? A lady like that would surely be unable to resist a man who treats her to a ride in a Charmant and a tea of scotch eggs and shandy bass.

Sadly these were pre-Charmant Uni days and my offer of a Morrisons sausage roll and a can of Tizer were not wholly sufficient to meet her demands. But luckily, all I had to do in the end was help her set up the channels properly on her new JVC video recorder, securing both her and my otherwise wasted 98p, as months later it turned out she wasn't worth the effort.A year later I got the same video recorder, but three specifications up, so I had the last laugh.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 09:44 PM

These comedy Japs which are well over 15 yrs old seem to be well expensive! :roll:

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 09:49 PM

It never ceases to amaze me how Figaros in particular hold their money. The equivelent age Micra upon which they're based isn't worth sod all now.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 09:51 PM

I saw a forecourt with a load of Nissan Cubes on it in Norfolk the other day. Presumably they're selling OK, can't recall what sort of prices.

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