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Old 03 February 2014, 16:47   #11
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Ah..the mg classic !

Anyone admit to a mg metro? A mate had a white one...I wired a new radio into it in my lunch hour one day..he was so chuffed...but it was still a white metro..
Yep, had 2 x MG metros

My favourite hot hatches was the MK1 Golf GTI in black and a gunmetal grey Pug 205 1.9 GTI- Both were very quick but had sad endings as the Golf ended up on its roof and the Pug's gearbox exploded into a million pieces after I booted it.

All my other friends had Vauxhall Nova SRs and they all ended up rolling them just as Hammond pointed out
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Old 03 February 2014, 16:50   #12
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Wonder who had an xr3???? Oh whisper......where are you?

Escort rs turbo? Joy rider classic. I used to live in Horfield in Bristol...Friday night entertainment after the pub and club was watching stuff go up the road followed by the forces finest...
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MG Maestro turbo quicker than a Ferrari mondial.... 0-60 6.5 secs.Fastest front wheel drive car in the UK in 1989.Torque steer would put you in the ditch though.
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Not quite a hot hatch but had a Celica GT-4; it had been fiddled with and the boost turned up so the turbo boost gauge went off the right hand end of the scale when you floored it

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Old 03 February 2014, 17:00   #15
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Not quite a hot hatch but had a Celica GT-4; it had been fiddled with and the boost turned up so the turbo boost gauge went off the right hand end of the scale when you floored it
That's proper car territory Chris..wrc winning!...I've got a tamiya rc one..Carlos sainz era...
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Old 03 February 2014, 17:06   #16
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Fiesta Supersport in the eighties (the XR2 hadn't been invented!)

205 1.9Gti in the nineties.

Corrado VR6 in the noughties.

Estates from there on!
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Old 03 February 2014, 17:06   #17
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Erm... Does the ex CID manual V8 SD1 I had at age 18 count...? It was a hatch after all.
The Opel Manta Coupé doesn't as it was a saloon.

Had an XR3 briefly, but it was a parts bin special that lasted about a week.
Nothing was a patch on either the SD1 or Manta.
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Micks winning with the manta gte..

Only an rs turbo or sierra cosworth will top it...only then outdone by a lotus Carlton :-)
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Mine was a ren 19 16v 'chamade'...more upmarket than the 5 turbo and still 138 horses :-)
Peter, if it was G,H or J reg, there's a good chance I ragged it up and down Southampton docks well before you got your hands on it....lol
I used to run a gang of car valeters in "CAT GB" just about every Renault that came into the country went through there...


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Micks winning with the manta gte..

Only an rs turbo or sierra cosworth will top it...only then outdone by a lotus Carlton :-)
What about My old Opal Monza 3.0L GSE That was a hatch
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