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Old 02-07-2007   #1
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hmmm, what runabout to get

well, my GTT van is going this month and i could do with another car to get me about in. really dunno what ot go for tho!

gonna be buying either a escort cosworth or building a cossie powered Dax Rush this winter, but could do with having someting to potter about it!

but really really dont know what i fancy lol!

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Re: hmmm, what runabout to get

vw golf mk2 Driver with mk3 head/Mk3 VR6 80mm lowering kit/GTi 16v exhaust/15" BBS RAs.

Sounds perfect for a runaround to me.. hey! i have one i might be selling! lol
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Re: hmmm, what runabout to get

Like the way you use the term runabout unlike anyone else i know, pretty sure thats what you said the van was gonna be when you got it, not sure many people would call a R5GTT Van a runabout lol...

So.. how about Pug205 Mi16 to be made in 'rally slag' runabout

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Re: hmmm, what runabout to get

the faux dimma looks nice, although it could do with that kit been refitted and something done wtih the rear arch vents/wheel arch, doesn't look right to me. but then for 1200 (at a guess) the 1.9 16v is a stonker and won't throw up many problems (unless its mega hot, then the prehistoric injection will throw in the towel, or is it on carbs on the mi16?)

something a bit odd, citroen bX gti 16 (if you can get the 16, now rarer than most an original t16), big, custy, quick, sleeper, does corners too


can't really say anything bad about a mk2 golf. even the lower powered ones still handle the same and don't cost much (mate bought a minty driver/ryder? 1.6 mk2 for a shade under 300 taxed and tested for ~4month and its fantastic only a few bubbles of rust and needed some solid brake lines made up for rear again ~20-30 to fix ).

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Re: hmmm, what runabout to get

hmmm, a few goolf suggestions.

really thinking something that wont rust tho, talbot will lol

850 T5 has crossed my mind lol

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Re: hmmm, what runabout to get

get an RX7 and make it all nice and sell it to me after
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don't be a *****, t5R estate, then some IPD sway bars to make it handle, big manifold + straight exhaust so you can hear that 5pot howl, then maybe more boost?
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Re: hmmm, what runabout to get

Guess it depend on how much you want to spend? But, as its a run about, you want it to work, not rust, and not take valuable pennies away from your other projects...

I know everyone will laugh, but i rekon a Skoda Felicia would fit the bill. Get a higher spec one, and its got a 1.6 mpi engine, and it weighs a bit less than 900kg. I loved mine - could be the ultimate sleeper... mine was droped about 45mm on 15's and looked awesome. They go for hardly anything now aswell...

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Re: hmmm, what runabout to get

something diesel and big. to transport parts etc.
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Re: hmmm, what runabout to get

Toyota Celica GT4, you know you want that turbo power and AWD fun
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did you buy that gt4 t'other day Mr Rampage?
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Re: hmmm, what runabout to get

sitting in my garage at the moment. i need to rebuild the distrib the seals went bad.. so i have no spark due to oil in the cap.
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