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1991 Golf MK2 ... and why we should all be driving old cars.

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posted on Oct, 21 2015 @ 10:03 PM
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a reply to: jtrenthacker

Too bad those Gen 1 Cameros got to be so ridiculous in $$. They are pretty. I always have wanted a 64-65 Nova, but it's another car that saw a massive uptick in collectibility & worth. Spending 30-40k for one that has been restored is just beyond my means. I love working on old cars, but buying one cheaper and taking on a long restoration… not sure if I have time (& space) for that either. Eh well, dreams.




posted on Oct, 22 2015 @ 12:49 AM
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a reply to: LightAssassin

One of my fav cars I've ever had was a Nissan Skyline BNR32 GTR as well.
Actually used to be a testing/track car for Aqua Tuning and a friend of mine imported it out of Kobe, Japan while he was living there.
Landed it here in NZ, all complied and on the road for not much more than most R32 GTS-4s were going for at the time.
This one however came with a ton of aftermarket goodies, HKS suspension, Bride seats, GReddy i/c and piping kit, big Trust turbo (singled), Aqua plenum, Apexi EMS, OS Giken clutch and gearset etc etc...and a friggin Nismo N1 2.7 engine!

Tuned it on our crap fuel once we got it sorted - and even on our rubbish 98octane it pounded out 527kw or just over 700bhp...yet was sedate enough to comfortably drive through stop-start city traffic every day. Limited the boost to 22-24lb as our fuel isn't always that accurate in octane depending where you get it...and airports that are happy to sell the real good stuff are few and far between...


Twas BEAST!


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posted on Oct, 22 2015 @ 03:54 AM
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originally posted by: Zarniwoop
a reply to: nonjudgementalist


Now that is a beautiful car. American muscle cars have what I would call old money aerodynamics


hmm.... you seem to like muscle cars and "old money aerodynamics"

1970



2015



What the heck is your problem with Mopars?


Spot the difference:


P.S. Which one look more "Real" ?


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posted on Oct, 22 2015 @ 10:33 PM
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a reply to: nonjudgementalist

Yes....um......ok.......curious what you would have said in that board meeting, please....this is a fun thread.

Here:

Stock Suzuki Swift GTi


Slightly Modded


Engine (G13B)



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posted on Oct, 22 2015 @ 10:49 PM
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a reply to: alien

Ya, it was, and is, my dream car. Once I have big money, like a 6 figure income, I'll own one again.

Until then my Swift GTi will be my street sleeper. My last GTi embarrassed some V8's in its time....with claims of 'it's a turbo dude, don't lie, it's gotta be a turbo'.

Nope, 1.3L of NA raw japanese power and 800kgs curb weight.



posted on Oct, 23 2015 @ 10:55 AM
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a reply to: LightAssassin
I would have said you're all fired.



posted on Oct, 23 2015 @ 11:56 AM
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a reply to: nonjudgementalist

You can't fire me, I quit!!



posted on Oct, 23 2015 @ 12:25 PM
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posted on Oct, 23 2015 @ 01:47 PM
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a reply to: Zarniwoop

Courtesy of Dodge Viper?



posted on Oct, 23 2015 @ 10:58 PM
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a reply to: LightAssassin

Swift GTis...had one as a track-car/club-racer...nothing quite like a well-sorted small capacity, lightweight, with a ballistic reving NA engine to put the wind up much larger and more powerful cars.
Same thing with the (albeit turbocharged of course) Charade GT-Ti track-car I had...regularly showed a clean pair of heels to the likes of Lancer GSRs/EVOs and Impreza WRXs especially if it was a tight track with few lengthy straights that they could really utilise their top-end speed...


Had a few racecars over the years - though at the moment any extra coin I have has higher priorities like raising kids etc...
But - grew up racing and modifying cars. Spent much time competing in the amateur Rally Comps pedalling such rides as a MK2 Escort with 2.1lt SOHC Pinto (modified it up myself after reading and applying David Vizards book on Ford SOHC engines), numerous Toyota Starlets with mainly 4age engines, one with a 4agze...then went 4wd and turbo entering a very nice Mazda 323 BFMR GT-Ae, then a Mitsi e38 Galant VR4-RS. Had a wee stint with a BC5 Legacy RS but was never a fan of Subbies despite having a WRX STi Coupe as a trackcar for a while.


These days I'm old. Married. Have 3 kids - well 5 - we foster 2 young kids as well...so don't have time for tracks these days...


Still...haven't totally forgone my toys...


This is my daily-driver:


Mitsi Lancer EVO-8 MR with a 2.3lt custom engine with 327kws or around 440bhp. Nasty wee thing.


...and because I'm also a big fan of American muscle...being raised as a Rodder...this wee Camaro with a very worked 472ci BB Chev as a slow project...



Currently stuffing this on it...



Was planning on supercharging it but the engine is grumpy enough as an NA...




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posted on Mar, 15 2016 @ 06:57 AM
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We should all be keeping or otherwise not crushing old cars, certainly.

My car is a 1992. I'd have so many more if I had the money, especially the likes of the GT-R and Mopars mentioned here, oh yes. That new Hellcat.

I'm on an automotive course and the workshops got in one of those older Suzuki Swifts. I hope it hasn't been scrapped. It has a great looking body and this one had a very unusual metallic salmon paintjob. R reg UK plates era. I wish we could get cars in and then fix them, instead of them getting cars in and wrecking them even more (more applies to the bodyshop). It'd be better to get real world experience fixing actual faults.

Re. the VW origins post - over this way it's fairly common to see BMWs with the 'Reich' eagle holding up the badge, they're always in black and white instead of in blue and white. Kings of the Ring. If you like driving why wouldn't you want to go to the ring. It's cool how you can see the same lines (and eyes) from the original Beetle to the Porsches.

But yeah, I'll always like those hot hatchies like the old Golf.



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 12:55 PM
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Car made of scrap!




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