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#1351 OFFLINE   Milford Cubicle

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 06:42 PM

Does the Vivio engine really have four cylinders as I've read on the internet? It seems far too small.

#1352 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 06:51 PM

http://i11.ebayimg.com/04/i/000/bd/ff/22...
"Re-listed due to time-waster"
Tut, tut, tut. :wink:

Actually I'm not technically a time waster on this one. My tat_buyer account got suspended (due to non-payment of fees :roll: ) and the chap got an email from eBay advising him to relist it. He emailed me last night and was actually quite apologetic about it. I'm a little cheesed off as I've gone and bid on a Transit van for the specific purpose of towing the Commer home (don't think the Carlton would have been up to it somehow). I might still bid on it with my new account if I get the Transit sorted before the listing ends. Or if it doesn't sell I'll maybe email him and buy it outside of eBay.

#1353 OFFLINE   Milford Cubicle

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 07:14 PM

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 07:55 PM

Does the Vivio engine really have four cylinders as I've read on the internet? It seems far too small.

Yep! So does my Avanzato R4.

#1355 OFFLINE   Mr_Bo11ox

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 08:32 PM

http://i3.ebayimg.com/08/i/000/c2/15/2d8...

http://cgi.ebay.co.u... ... 0189533382

'Can be towed', fuggin hell I bet that tows a treat, looks well stable.

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 08:37 PM

Unusual to see a RHD one of these. Looks tidy too although the seller clearly has difficulty with three letter words... such as the model. :roll:

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 08:50 PM

Ace photo skills!

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#1358 OFFLINE   Ratdat

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 09:03 PM

SL will like this I expect. £700 and an hour to go with no bids...

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 10:21 PM

Err, "Skyline edition of 100 NX / 200 SX"? One's fwd, the other rwd...

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 10:35 PM

http://i11.ebayimg.com/04/i/000/bd/ff/22...
"Re-listed due to time-waster"
Tut, tut, tut. :wink:

Actually I'm not technically a time waster on this one. My tat_buyer account got suspended (due to non-payment of fees :roll: ) and the chap got an email from eBay advising him to relist it. He emailed me last night and was actually quite apologetic about it. I'm a little cheesed off as I've gone and bid on a Transit van for the specific purpose of towing the Commer home (don't think the Carlton would have been up to it somehow). I might still bid on it with my new account if I get the Transit sorted before the listing ends. Or if it doesn't sell I'll maybe email him and buy it outside of eBay.
not the first time you've been called a timewaster is it .seems to be a habit :roll:

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 11:31 PM

By crikey!!

Even this beauty looks like it's suffering around those rear three-quarters though. Still - a lovely old 5!
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Posted 10 November 2007 - 11:41 PM

not the first time you've been called a timewaster is it .seems to be a habit :roll:

True, but most of the people who've called me a timewaster have brought it on themselves, either by changing the terms of sale after the end of the auction (e.g. by suddenly deciding that the car has to be collected from the other side of the country within two days, completely ignoring the factthat some of us have to work for a living) or tried to flog me a hopelessly mis-described pile of crap, and suddenly "remembered" a whole list of faults with the vehicle that weren't mentioned in the listing (one of the people who recently left me a negative when I failed to purchase his Lancia Beta then managed to rack up three further negative feedbacks on the same car and has now been thrown off eBay). And the odd jobsworth who's refused to let me drive a perfectly roadworthy vehicle home because it's run out of MoT. There have been a very few occasions when I haven't been able to complete a genuine transaction with a genuine seller (e.g. my tow car going bang, as happened a few months back with the Trooper), but as a rule when I've not completed a transaction it's been because something's gone awry either with the seller or with the vehicle and I've had more than enough of being taken for a ride by dodgy eBay sellers and the huge waste of time and money that this invariably entails. [edit] Not quite sure why I feel I have to defend myself to you - my eBaying habits are really nobody's business but my own. Could be because I've been fighting a losing battle with an immobiliser most of the day and it hasn't put me in the best of moods.

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 11:46 PM

By crikey!!

Even this beauty looks like it's suffering around those rear three-quarters though. Still - a lovely old 5!
http://carad.ebayimg.com/i24/04/a/000/77...

Cripes that's beautiful! Ain't gonna be cheap though - I've just slung £450 on it and the reserve hasn't been met. Looks like it's been off the road for a while too - the DVLA website is down at the moment but that tax disc looks like it's getting on in years. Can someone with a better monitor than me tell me whether it's a floor shift or an umbrella handle shift? If it's the latter I might have to increase my bid. 8)

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:12 AM

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Quartic steering wheel!!! :shock: 8)

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 09:58 AM

No rot, just needs a little tlc.

so what is that around the rear arches and in the boot then??

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 10:23 AM

gotta be honest, i'm not seeing much rot on there.1972/3/4 examples of these still turn up on garlic bay for a few hundred euros, very tempting. Such neat styling! Even I could be tempted by one and I am not really a renner lover.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 10:39 AM

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1988 Mazda 626 TWR GLX

186K on the clock! Must have been the quickest minicab in town.

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1989 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0 GTi 4WD 4WS

Best rear badging ever?! The 4WD and 4WS badges even have stickers underneath explaining what they stand for.....

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 11:38 AM

gotta be honest, i'm not seeing much rot on there.1972/3/4 examples of these still turn up on garlic bay for a few hundred euros, very tempting. Such neat styling! Even I could be tempted by one and I am not really a renner lover.

I think retrogeezer was referring to the Allegro advert, I actually contemplated bidding for about 10 nano seconds, Aggros are like some disease that once you have had it once it lingers and sometimes flares up again :lol: If I were to buy another it would have to be a brown estate though.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 11:47 AM

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It may have 4WD and 4WS but it does not appear to have 4WALB like SL's Accord :D Unless they ran out of space to put that on :lol:

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Has anyone on here driven one of these, RWD and coil springs all round according to Carfolio. The white below did not meet reserve at £185, I very nearly had a punt on it.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 11:59 AM

Those Colts are FWD, I'm pretty sure.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:05 PM

Yep they're FWD, Carfolio has buggered up there. Mad cars, particularly in turbo flavour:
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Some have a mad gearbox too:
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Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:10 PM

Those Colts are FWD, I'm pretty sure.

http://www.carfolio.... ... 93#chassisJust going by the page above, Carfolio is always pretty accurate, pity there are no engine bay shots in those adverts to see if the engine is mounted longitudinal or transverse.Doh, just checked a 1978 Autocar mag that has a feature on the Mirage and you are right, they are FWD :( Also that carfolio page says the engines are transverse!Good thing I didn't buy it then, no wonder there was no frantic drift fuelled bidding taking place.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:24 PM

I can confrim their FWD-ness as I have one. Complete with wacky 8 speed gearbox. Under the bonnet..

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Nice to drive and suprisingly nippy with the box in low range.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:34 PM

Doh, just checked a 1978 Autocar mag that has a feature on the Mirage and you are right, they are FWD :(

Tragedy. :roll: :P

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:39 PM

I'm feeling the groove of those Colts, yeah baby!

Is this one being advertised by that bint who used to do 'songs of praise'?

Yep they're FWD, Carfolio has buggered up there. Mad cars, particularly in turbo flavour:
http://www.oldjapanesecar.com/database/m...

I saw her setting off the security alarms in Asda recently, which amused me greatly.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:40 PM

Doh, just checked a 1978 Autocar mag that has a feature on the Mirage and you are right, they are FWD :(

Tragedy. :roll: :P

It sure is :D I must admit I am a bit of a RWD snob, though the Acclaim I had a few months back was quite good. What can I say, I just don't like understeer or torque steer.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:50 PM

I'm not convinced by any advantage of RWD, especially in relatively low-powered small cars. See thirty-odd years of wheezy underpowered base model BMWs for proof.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 01:11 PM

gotta be honest, i'm not seeing much rot on there.1972/3/4 examples of these still turn up on garlic bay for a few hundred euros, very tempting. Such neat styling! Even I could be tempted by one and I am not really a renner lover.

I was referring to the Allegro....

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 01:29 PM

I prefer RWD but am warming to FWD, especially because of cars like the early Datsun Stanza (FWD) which has the worst of both worlds! Understeer AND oversteer. Fantastic!

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 02:14 PM

Can someone with a better monitor than me tell me whether it's a floor shift or an umbrella handle shift? If it's the latter I might have to increase my bid. 8)from what i can see its a floor shifter
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