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The mediocre golf mk4 has been a very steady and reliable old tub. The only niggle it has is it seems easy to stall/cut out for 5 minutes after a cold start; easy enough to drive around that. By new car standards it's 175/80 r14 tyres are comically small and high profiled, but that does help it to ride nicely no doubt. What's the obsession with ultra low profile tyres on family hatches these days? Genuinely puzzled.

 

Back to the mediocre golf. It's tyres were a mixed budget set that had seen better days. I may take the family to Germany in this in January, so in compliance with German winter driving laws I've got a set of new tyres. Rather than go for winter tyres and face messing about getting another set of wheels and summer tyres, I went for a set of all season kumho covers all round. They carry the appropriate markings and approval for winter use if we do venture back to the country of its birth in the new year.

 

I disgraced the local MB dealers with it today collecting a few bits for the w202 c class. Parking next to a demonstrator that the golf is worth 0.4% of seemed to cause a few of the car sales people a bit of worry. Maybe they thought I was responsible for the golf's crunched bumper and front wings?

 

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legendary stuff

 

My Aunt owned one in the early 1980s, for some reason it ended up on my parents driveway for quite some time. Dad was amused by it, the neighbours didnt warm to its cold start charms. regularly smoked the entire street out.

 

Went well though.

 

Only issue Fatha thestag seems to recall was the bizarre freewheel mechanism, you had to accelerate before braking if you wanted engine braking. And you would want engine braking.

 

Sold it to a Wartburg fanatic. must have some photos of it around someplace. will try dig them out

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I really wish I could get on with the shape of these, as all models seem to be insanely cheap. They don't have a particularly good rep but I'm sure a well looked after example is as good as any other car of the era. It may have already been suggested but cleaning the throttle body can cure many poor running issues.

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Semi tempted by a local Mazda rx8 here- it's cheap and hot start issue reported. Avoid like the plague or worth a punt? I've no illusions of commuting in it or using it as actual transport itwill be a toy and nothing more.

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Semi tempted by a local Mazda rx8 here- it's cheap and hot start issue reported. Avoid like the plague or worth a punt? I've no illusions of commuting in it or using it as actual transport itwill be a toy and nothing more.

I am currently in negotiations to swap the BINI for an RX8, so I'm pretty sure you won't hear any words of discouragement from me!!

 

Always wanted one, realise they're a bit of a time bomb. Don't care.

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£395.             Bloody £395!!!       Car is in Fleet, Hampshire.

 

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/108299252527040/search?query=RX8

 

£395

Mazda RX8 47k Japanese import 2004,

service history and invoices.

Starts and drives when hot.

MOT to June 18.

Small oil leak, no rust, drives,

 

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