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Its your car dad

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Gordon_McGeachie, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. TheFatControlleR

    TheFatControlleR :Devil's Advocaat: Forum Admin

    My grandfather had an NSU Prinz in the late 60s. :cool:
     
  2. Lounge Lizard

    Lounge Lizard Well-Known Member

    Cross that car with a Ford Galaxy and you'll have a Dixons-supplied telephoto lens. :D
     
  3. Burgy

    Burgy In the Stop Bath

    The height of their automotive engineering was, not very high

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  4. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    You should not underestimate Skoda, they now make a very fine car indeed, I have a 16V outside my house at the moment and it is actually fun and well equipped. The fact that Skoda is now part of VW doing no harm at all.
     
  5. welshwizard645

    welshwizard645 Well-Known Member

    Bought out by GM I think, factory makes Astras....
    When I was at college 20 years ago my landlady thought FSO's were wonderful, she was Polish :)

    I think the Polski-Fiat was based on the 125, just slightly larger than the 124.
     
  6. TH-Photos

    TH-Photos Well-Known Member

    They fit a proper radio in a Skoda?
     
  7. Lounge Lizard

    Lounge Lizard Well-Known Member

    Yep - just stroke that crystal with your cats whisker! :D
     
  8. TH-Photos

    TH-Photos Well-Known Member

    Make the most of it now before digital is the only option. :( :(
     
  9. Burgy

    Burgy In the Stop Bath

    A friend of mine has a VRS (i think) 200bhp capable of 140 mph and quick to 60 in 7 seconds, it handles well and drives nicely, thanks to a lot of input from VW/Audi.

    My local plod also have a number of them as unmarked traffic cars
     
  10. Mibron

    Mibron Well-Known Member

    The Wankel might have been a failure at it's inception but not today. The design was brilliant and the only company to keep faith was Mazda. Today the car is brilliant and still is much cheaper than it's rivals.
    Mibron.
     
  11. ChrisBrookes

    ChrisBrookes Well-Known Member


    Brings the memories of my Wednesbury childhood flooding back !! AAhhhhhhhhh (I wish I could get amnesia!!)
     
  12. Lounge Lizard

    Lounge Lizard Well-Known Member

    ..but still drinks fuel like a fish. :(
     
  13. PentaxManiac

    PentaxManiac Well-Known Member

    Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury and West Bromwich - the six towns of Sandwell, no less.
     
  14. RonM

    RonM Alpha Napper

    Sounds like the Octavia Vrs, Strathclyde Traffic also have a few unmarked units stooging about. There are also a few bits and bobs from Porsche (another VW/Audi group company) on them.

    Unfortunately I don't have an Octavia Vrs, I've only got a Fabia Vrs :D, as standard will still do 130mph, 0-60 in quick and has delivered upto 60 MPG, If I were to get it re-mapped it would be as fast as the Octavia Vrs (i.e. 0 - no licence in under 11 secs)
     
  15. Rhys

    Rhys Sasquatch

    ..and you get to say 'Wankel'

    The Norton F1 and Commander had rotary engines as well.
     
  16. Hotblack

    Hotblack Dead Horse Flogger

    I admit to owning a Skoda. An Octavia 1.9 Diesel Estate. Don't laugh. It's reasonably quick, pretty fuel efficient (50+ mpg without trying), air con, 6 CD autochanger etc and loads of room to take all our diving and camping equipment at the same time. It's not the most exciting car in the world but it's really practical and sticks to the road really well.
     
  17. Lounge Lizard

    Lounge Lizard Well-Known Member

    I've got a diesel too but it pushes out 207 bhp.
     
  18. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    The Trabbi probably by quite a margin is the worst of the bunch, due to it's anti-enviroment 'Credentials' of a resin, strengthened by wool bodywork which is almost impossible to dispose of safely (and it's 2-stroke engine designed to run on a mixture of heating-oil and parrafin!

    In second place, should be the utterly revolting Invacar, (or Blue Spazmobile) cited by Sir Stirling Moss as 'probably the most lethal device I have ever had the misfortune to encounter'. The fact that AC, of Cobra fame, manufactured a version, beggars belief!

    In third place is probably the Reliant Robin, but I'm pretty sure that there must be a number of other 'contenders' from outside the Uk.

    Regarding Skoda, this is a company which has an enviable reputation in the heavy engineering world, and I wouldn't like to be on the receiving end in a 'Shoot-out' with a Skoda owner, using their WW1 product, a 30.5cm mortar! ...
     
  19. Nod

    Nod Well-Known Member

    A pal of mine used to be a mechanic who worked on the blue ACs. He also had a Kawasaki Z1300 engine lying around in his garage. Fortunately we managed to talk him out of the unholy hybrid he was planning by telling him that even HE wasn't crazy enough to mate the two!
     
  20. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Maybe he was inspired by this lunatic? ....

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    Of course it was doomed to failure ....
     

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