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2 hours ago, sierraman said:

First time I saw a picture of one of those I thought I was having a stroke. Why’s it so bloody ugly? 

The "oval grill" era for ford. It worked for some cars

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Didn't work for others

 

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With the Mk3 Fiesta Si and the 1992 facelift of the Escort it really did look like an afterthought.

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5 hours ago, sierraman said:

First time I saw a picture of one of those I thought I was having a stroke. Why’s it so bloody ugly? 

Cheap and Lazy. You can tell it was discussed for 30 seconds at best in a boardroom. There's still a ghost of the Prides sheet metal in the Nova like flare in the wheel arches. 

I only know about them as a friend is SC bought this one after they were inspired by my Panda. The cheek. 

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16 hours ago, bunglebus said:

Off topic but I really like the 110, but the rear wheels are in the wrong place. Needs a bigger arch 6" further forward1200px-Skoda_110R_in_central_Germany.jpg

In fact now I look again, the whole body is 6" too far forward compared to the "chassis"

This is the (only - ?) problem with rear-engine cars, and why rear-engine sportscars are often four seaters.

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The rear seats are just there to use up the wheelbase.

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If the wheelbase is made as short as it could be, you get a car like  proportioned like a Smart.

 

 

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7 hours ago, dozeydustman said:

The "oval grill" era for ford. It worked for some cars

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Didn't work for others

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With the Mk3 Fiesta Si and the 1992 facelift of the Escort it really did look like an afterthought.

I prefer the mk5 over the 6 personally.

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1 minute ago, bunglebus said:

A bit like preferring syphilis to herpes if you ask me 

There is that as well, It was extremely out of date car by the introduction of the oval grill. 

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Escort Mk5 facelift. Another car I had for a while!

It's was my dad's cast-off, though. I wouldn't have chosen it I don't think, but it served me well.

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https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/202002077048627

BMW 114i. Before they got buzzy 1.5 three-pots...this is detuned 1.6 16v with a smidge over 100hp.

I do not necessarily take umbridge with the targeting of the yoof market with insurance-friendly asthmatic models with wowzer colours and dark wheels. 

What I do distinctly take umbridge with is the fact it's available in Sport trim level.

Just...no.

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