End of an era

Gout Man

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I wanted a Ford Escort Xr3i when I was a teenager, I could just about scrape together the money to buy one, but then the insurance cost would have been nearly the value of the car

So ended up getting a Mini Metro and paying about 10% of the insurance of the Ford I wanted
 
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Mk 1 VW Golf GTi... The father of all hot hatchbacks.

Although the BMW 2002 turbo is also a beautiful car!
 
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I don't think that the revived 'beetle' had much at all to do with the original marque. The one they're knocking on the head now was an unsuccessful attempt at capturing the nostalgia market but it had been redesigned from the ground upwards. It was a marketing man's idea of a Beetle. In any event, nobody was really interested.

BMW did the same with the Mini - albeit that one sells.

The last real Beetles came off the Mexican VW production line in 2003.
 
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Either the Hillman Imp, or the Ford Escort Mexico had both in my yoof brilliant for tinkering and learning about engines.
 
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Now , if the Germans had produced a modern but classic version of these
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I might have been interested ….
Or even better , one of these , for wildfowling and general mud plugging round a shoot
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Gout Man

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Mk 1 VW Golf GTi... The father of all hot hatchbacks.

Although the BMW 2002 turbo is also a beautiful car!
The 1.9 Peugeot gave it a run for its money.
Those two cars and the XR3i were always getting nicked. I remember you could get into a Ford with your front door key.
 
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Now , if the Germans had produced a modern but classic version of these
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I might have been interested ….
Or even better , one of these , for wildfowling and general mud plugging round a shoot
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Guy I worked with had what they called a Volkswagen Thing. Just like the top one but in olive drab, made I think in the 60s or 70s.

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I had one of these in my mid-late 20's...



Totally impracticable as a family car but I loved it...
 
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Sierra RS Cosworth was the hot thing when I was a teenager. Also very easy to steal, apparently. Ugly as hell to the modern eye but the bees knees in the early 90's.
 
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Sierra RS Cosworth was the hot thing when I was a teenager. Also very easy to steal, apparently. Ugly as hell to the modern eye but the bees knees in the early 90's.
Arghh... Do you remember the old urban ledgend about the Cosworth? That they stopped making 'em 'cos Police cars couldn't keep up!
 
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Granada 2.8i.


My dad taught me to drive in it.

He then, in a display of astonishing naivety, let me take it away for weekends on L plates with my callow 17 year old mates who'd passed their test sitting in...



2.8i rear wheel drive on a provisional.
 

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