Originally Posted by hard1
Oooo touchy touchy. Bad day at scho..sorry the office? Nobba is a term of respect and affection my boy!!!!!! And try not to use too many punctuations marks!!!!!
Well, how do I start. Right, I have out the back of my house a Rover 400 1998. The body and suspension components are designed by Honda who use the same (or very similar)body and comes directly from when they owned the marque (or part of it). the engine is most definitely a Peugot. Please prove otherwise conclusively. Discuss.
And now you have lost the right to be called Nobba by using too many punctuation marks in one paragraph I shall have to call you a Mush. Now a Mush is also sort of a compliment as it signifies a native of Southampton. Now clearly you claim to come from some place called Wales and so are not entitled to be called a straight Mush so we would have to grant you the honourable title of Mush preceeded by your area of origin. Because you claim to be Welsh presumably you're therefore a Taff so, you would be a TaffMush or TaffyMush.
Ok you are forgiven.....
If the Rover is a 1.8 diesel it IS a Pug engine. Ours were the newer 2L diesels which are 105bhp as standard - not bad for 1998 - the engine is known as the L series and was all Rover's own work.
Yes the bodywork and other components were based on a Honda design but there was a lot of 2 way talk and various improvements/changes were made.
The fact that the cars haven't rusted or fallen apart is down to the build team more than anything else. and they WERE built by Rover.
As to calling me Mush that is very interesting.
In Swansea it is used extensively - I am really suprised to know it is also used in Southampton. In fact it is specific to certain areas of Swansea - the roughest parts of all. Blaenymais - Townhill - Penlan - the car crime capital of the whole world!!!
The contrast in certain areas of swansea is incredible - some areas are incredibly upmarket with £1 million houses - others are like the Wild West!!!
There was actually a fantastic song done which sums up the people who call each other Mush - it was called townhill rap or "Oi Mush" - REALLY funny.
In Cardiff they tend to call each other "Butt" - short for "Butty" and in Newport/Bristol it is "flo" short for "flower"!!!