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Came across a pop-up stand for Genesis on my walk in the city today. Not sure if Genesis has been introduced to the UK market, but it appears to be Hyundai's up-market sub-brand. Nothing spectacular, but interesting regardless.

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If I have had to choose one out of the lineup on display, I'd go for a G70.

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28 minutes ago, Austat said:

Came across a pop-up stand for Genesis on my walk in the city today. Not sure if Genesis has been introduced to the UK market, but it appears to be Hyundai's up-market sub-brand. Nothing spectacular, but interesting regardless.

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If I have had to choose one out of the lineup on display, I'd go for a G70.

Only ever seen one Genesis here in that London. 

For me, Genesis will always be the brand that Tiger Woods had a bit of a crash in. 

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On 6/14/2021 at 11:25 PM, HarmonicCheeseburger said:

Used Nissan Micra 1.3 litre for Sale - RAC Cars

Google image for reference, but i think so, will have a word with them tomorrow,  I believe from the number plate shape it would be a JDM import. 

There is an even better/worse version of these that has the Mitsuoka mock Jaguar front added

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2 hours ago, Austat said:

Came across a pop-up stand for Genesis on my walk in the city today. Not sure if Genesis has been introduced to the UK market, but it appears to be Hyundai's up-market sub-brand. Nothing spectacular, but interesting regardless.

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If I have had to choose one out of the lineup on display, I'd go for a G70.

Genesis even do a G70 estate with a big V6 and a manual box!

Definitely intriguing.

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11 minutes ago, Austat said:

That's funny, the salesman I spoke to said there wasn't a manual transmission option. Could be for a different market.

Genesis made it moderately well here and seen to be socially ranked somewhere between Kia and Acura.

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Just come back from a friend's house to see this. 

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The sickening thing, for me at least, is it was free. His daughter had seen it languishing in a garden and put a note on it asking if they'd like to sell it. They phoned back and said come and take it away, you'd be doing us a favour! It's going to my friends granddaughter, the neice of the daughter who found it, who has just passed her test. Apparently she loves it which is good. Nice to see not all youngsters want some sort trendy (I know using that word makes me sound old, I make no apology) Apple connected thing. Hopefully Wilf will make sure she does look after it. He wants her to be there when he services it and hopefully she'll learn how it works. She will have access to a very well equipped garage. 

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New pressed steel number plates are on their way. It's not mint but very tidy. There's a few marks but nothing that shows from a few feet away. Perfect first car really, looks good but not too good to use. 

Interior really is mint. It's an N reg so has the early trim which I prefer. They only did it for about a year, N/P reg. It's a bit subdued, the later ones had a jazzy pattern but these look better quality, almost tweedy. 

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And the door trims have a small weave pattern too, probably too small to see here. Mine are plain grey. 

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It needs a new windscreen, which is on its way and some new tyres but that looks to be it. 

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Not sure what the Plus denotes, it looks the same as my old LXi.

I am quite jealous. 

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16 minutes ago, Split_Pin said:

I'm not sure,  if I'm honest I didn't check to see if one was there! I kind of assumed there was one.

The Astra used to have a badge like this one. I'm not sure if the facelift ones all had intercoolers.

I can't remember were I put my shoes 10 minutes ago but I remember this obscure detail from 25 years ago.

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6 hours ago, Austat said:

Came across a pop-up stand for Genesis on my walk in the city today. Not sure if Genesis has been introduced to the UK market, but it appears to be Hyundai's up-market sub-brand. Nothing spectacular, but interesting regardless.

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If I have had to choose one out of the lineup on display, I'd go for a G70.

What is it with MASSIVE GOPPING GRILLES these days?  😜

(said the man with the Lexarse...)

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1 hour ago, trigger said:

For anyone local and interested we are restarting our car meets at Shotley again! Obviously Covid is making it a nightmare but the Pub will be locking it doors as they still need to provide table service  but instead are doing a BBQ on the field and soft drinks.

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I'm planning on trundling down in the Škoda - should be a good test of whether or not the head gasket is fixed, ahead of the run up to Lincs next month for FOTU.

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1 hour ago, cort16 said:

Is the diesel one intercooled? I seem to remember that made a big different to these back in the day.

My mate parents had a early mk3 Astra 1.7 TD intercooled  and it could really shift.

Pretty much all remaining Cav diesels have the (intercooled) Isuzu engine.  There was an n/a diesel, badged 1.7D early on but it was dropped before the facelift I think - and was utterly miserable!  Many were taxis back in their day actually.

The 1.7TD Isuzu in the Cavalier was a brilliant engine; I wish I still had mine.  I can understand why you'd keep it over the 1.8 Pez, Split_Pin!

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2 hours ago, cort16 said:

The Astra used to have a badge like this one. I'm not sure if the facelift ones all had intercoolers.

I can't remember were I put my shoes 10 minutes ago but I remember this obscure detail from 25 years ago.

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I hear ya!

I was out at the shops in it tonight cruised along great.

There's a few things I want to sort:

Temperature needle is sticky, you need to give it a tap like a barometer. Forecast: 85bhp.

Gearstick sometimes fails to comply. A lube of the linkage and a gear oil change will hopefully sort this.

Weld a 5p sized hole in the sill.

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1 hour ago, Rusty_Rocket said:

The 1.7TD Isuzu in the Cavalier was a brilliant engine;

That's true, especially comparing it with the engine in its main competitor, first the Peugeot 2.3D in the Sierra, which was durable but archaic, and later the Ford 1.8TD in the Sierra and Mondeo, which was still fairly rough, and not especially long lasting.

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