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Best Courtesy Shite You've Driven

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#61 OFFLINE   Cleon-Fonte


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 04:12 PM

My only courtesy car dalliance thus far was disappointing. My Sirion needed recall work doing, and with the local Daihatsu franchise now mostly involved with selling Subarus I was promised a Subaru courtesy car. Sadly my expectations of doing Colin McCrae impressions in a WRX or being mistaken for a landed old money type in a Forester or Legacy were ruined when I was shown this:




It's a Subaru Justy, essentially a second generation Daihatsu Sirion with some Subaru badges stuck on. A very decent car in its own way but hardly Subaru's most exciting output, lacking as it did a meaty turbocharged boxer engine or even four-wheel drive.


Still, better than nothing. Most garages leave me to walk home.

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 04:38 PM

When I was 17 or 18 I had a knackered series 3 Land rover and no real idea of what I was doing with it so for the first MoT I threw it at the local independant specialist. He gave me the choice of two courtesy cars, a Kia Pride or a 3.5 V8 Range Rover. I took the RR (obviously) and spent nearly £200 on petrol over the course of four days, we took it everywhere. 

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#63 OFFLINE   HillmanImp


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 04:51 PM

It's my old one. It's not a 1.8 any more last I knew. I sold it to chompy snake who bought a silver spares car and shoved in the 2.0 engine but kept manual box. There will be pics on here when I had it. Exclusive trim level 1.8 when I bought it, ropey as hell.


As soon as I saw the 'colour scheme' I thought it was that one.

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#64 OFFLINE   bub2006


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 04:57 PM

Apparently it can shift a bit when given some throttle.

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 04:59 PM

Yeah, it isn't slow.  When I find a way of stitching together some videos I've taken on my mobile I'll upload a hubnut-style 'review'.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 12:26 PM

It wasn't too bad with the 1.8 in it but the 2.0 is a good few bhp more.

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 05:00 PM

When I was 6 mom and dad bought a brand new AX. A proper one with the Ch offset on the bonnet.

It arrived. Then it disappeared. Apparently they had ordered 5speed and got a 4speed? Something like that anyway.

The first I knew of this was coming home from school to find a beautiful gold v-reg GS on the drive.

I was fascinated by it. Sat in it once. Mom hated it.

The end.

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 05:40 PM

I was rear ended in a Passant estate about 18 years ago, and lent a K10 Micra 1.3 auto. Loved it, I've always enjoyed nippy small cars and it suited me well. Did seem to be smoking slightly when I handed it back...

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