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#31 ONLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 11:58 PM

I see the VW K70 mentioned. I bought one in 87 after first owner. About 40,000 miles. A very odd car - super smooth engine - nice but bland cabin...but very odd to drive with strange seats which felt like sitting on a spacehopper. Sold it after a year. Can see why it was not a success

 

You might remember there was no space beside the clutch pedal to rest your left foot.

 

Definitely not a sales success in Britain - only 800 RHD cars ever built. I had a '73 90hp "L" between 1989 and 1992. The only other one I saw at that time was a blue 1971 LHD car brought in from Sweden and re-registered on a "K" plate.

 

I had an RO80 too. Again a bit bland - had a Ford V4. Not a car I fell in love with either

 

Shame you didn't get to try one with a proper rotary in it! Better with a Mazda.


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#32 OFFLINE   lesapandre

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 01:00 PM

My K70 was white. Don't remember the pedals. Styling was crisp and not too dated. The RO80 just felt a bit flimsy and a bit too big. Just didn't like it much. Moved on to Mercs of that era and the later ones. I have a 28 year old W124 which is a fantastic design.  In my top 5 cars.






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