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Old 03-07-2004   #16
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Not many who could afford to drive a Porsche would drive around in a metro...(excluding retired people)

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fun car?.. try ragging a panda 4x4 round an army vehicle training ground then you will know what fun is ;p



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Apparently that is lots of fun. My mate was doing that in a Panda 4x4, until they hit a concrete obstruction and popped the propshaft out of the diff!! That stopped their fun a bit quickly, permagrins stay though:D

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Where should I start? You saying that when you have the finances later in life, you will always go for a small engineed car and not something more powerful - hmmm, lol.
Plenty of people spend their retirement lump sums on small cars - and the rest on holidays and the children. Sensible people go for a car that matches their lifestyle - even if you have the money for a saloon, it doesn't follow that you buy one.
Fair enough, but I am not talking about old biddies using retirement money to buy Rover metros.

From age of 17, I had a 954cc Pug 205, great fun - but I didn't think "wow, this is great, my aspirations will stop now". Your next car generally tends to be bigger and better as you get more money, or a job - I migrated to a 1.4 Clio, then onto my 2.0Mondeo, together with a 2.2JTD Ulysse. I never dream of going back to my youth in a 954cc Pug [hunk of junk].

I was lucky coz I came into money at a relatively young age, plus on a modest salary now - I chose to have faster, powerful cars because that is my lifestyle :)

I think the Panda 4x4 is a great car; but personally I have the means to chose otherwise.

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I own a 300ZX twin turbo and a Opel Calibra 2.0turbo 4x4(AWD) along with 2 pandas and i still think the pandas have their share of fun:), just look at their mileage now if only i could get that in the Nissan[}:)].
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Going back to the gearing, I find unless I'm on a hill 1st gear is almost useless because it is real short and I get to 30 real quick on the flat thrashing through the gears. I certainly keep up with people away from the lights as a young lad in a MK III Fiesta in Southend found out the other day. In fact I find it too easy to do a wheelspin in it, the torque is a little high in the lower gears, and then beyond third the torque drops off. I've gone for some slightly wider wheels so hopefully I can reduce wheelspins on roundabouts and other pull aways.

Or I could just be a bit more gentle on the gas.
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Max tourque is around 5500 RPM, so with clutchless gearchanges to maintain high revs anything is possible.

Ok, maybe not then.

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