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Re: Show us yer Pimping Ride 2011
Reply #45 on: August 10, 2013, 22:33:42 PM
Looks a real beauty, I love the imperial red colour. What was the main reason for the sidestep into another similar FTO, was it just all the sporty extras that were fitted?

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Reply #46 on: August 10, 2013, 23:50:08 PM
I wanted a manual and one with less miles as the black one was getting a bit shabby.

Plus this one is in much better condition underneath.  Considerably less rust.

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Reply #47 on: August 11, 2013, 11:34:05 AM
i hate to be a **** and i know im only looking at pics on a forum, but there isn't a single panel gap thats the same front to back on that car. i hope its got good history. or that they're just bad shadows making it look like bad gaps.

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Reply #48 on: August 11, 2013, 11:46:03 AM
Manual FTO's are like rocking horse sh**, a future classic for sure. Nice car mate.

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Reply #49 on: August 11, 2013, 15:52:11 PM
i hate to be a **** and i know im only looking at pics on a forum, but there isn't a single panel gap thats the same front to back on that car. i hope its got good history. or that they're just bad shadows making it look like bad gaps.

I think you're just looking at the front bumper.  The rest of the car is fine.  The front bumper came off another car that had a little front bump, that's why it's not so great fitment.

Edit:  just noticed the gap between the drivers side light and the bonnet.  The bonnet is a carbon fibre one I salvaged from a scrap yard.  I had to drill out two hinge bolts, one either side, and now only one side has two bolts in, the other only has 1 bolt in.  This makes the bonnet sit a little funny.  Which reminds me i need to source a bigger bolt for it.  Hopefully that'll pull it into place and even things up.
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Re: Show us yer Pimping Ride 2011
Reply #50 on: August 11, 2013, 19:12:28 PM
i had spotted that bonnet to wing gap, but if its a carbon bonnet fair play to you, thats a good gap!!!

i always wondered if fto's were as much fun as they looked. sometimes regret not getting out of my vw shaped comfort zone earlier.

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Reply #51 on: July 25, 2022, 21:28:56 PM

My awesome Cooper that I'm selling at the end of the month because I just got one with a red S on the badge -



Well this brings a tear to the eye of future Pete :-\

I know sh*ts bad right now with all that starving bullsh*t and the dust storms and we are running out of french fries and burrito coverings.

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Re: Show us yer Pimping Ride 2011
Reply #52 on: July 26, 2022, 08:59:31 AM
What are you driving now, Pete?

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Reply #53 on: July 27, 2022, 12:50:28 PM
Ah, got a Jag XE.... It's an overpriced Rover 75 :/ feels like a right downgrade from the merc I had anyway.

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I know sh*ts bad right now with all that starving bullsh*t and the dust storms and we are running out of french fries and burrito coverings.

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Re: Show us yer Pimping Ride 2011
Reply #54 on: July 27, 2022, 16:53:16 PM
Driving an 2007 Toyota Auris 2.0 liter diesel 300NM torque. :)

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Re: Show us yer Pimping Ride 2011
Reply #55 on: July 28, 2022, 07:17:21 AM
I got no car at the moment.

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Reply #56 on: July 29, 2022, 00:10:00 AM
Ah, got a Jag XE.... It's an overpriced Rover 75 :/ feels like a right downgrade from the merc I had anyway.

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LOVED the XJR I had... really sad to see it go

had an S type before that, it was pretty naff

had an XJ6 before that (had to google, it was at least 1984) and it was awesome in an old kind of way... the build quality was really impressive, enough that people who got in constantly complimented it

not at all impressed by the new jags

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Re: Show us yer Pimping Ride 2011
Reply #57 on: July 29, 2022, 16:38:05 PM
Ah, got a Jag XE.... It's an overpriced Rover 75 :/ feels like a right downgrade from the merc I had anyway.

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Nissan Leaf, which also feels like somewhat of a downgrade from the 735 I was driving before, despite it being almost 20 years newer. Solid car though, the Leaf. Can't fault it on its own terms. Costs me peanuts too.

Re: Show us yer Pimping Ride 2011
Reply #58 on: September 28, 2022, 10:21:26 AM
All mine are disappointing, apart from the one that's off the road.

Nissan Elgrand, this is a lot of fun.  240bhp, no driver aids in an 8 seater people carrier.  RWD with an LSD.  Unfortunately off the road as we were supposed to be using the camper as a daily. Until I threw my toys out of the pram.

I'd just like to point out that I actively hate VAG cars, I find them boring and uninspiring to drive.  A "Default Settings" kind of car.  I would never choose one for myself.
With that said.

VW T5 Camper.
VW Up!
VW Caddy (Work van, so not mine)

Vauxhall Astra 1.4T Estate

And now the fun begins.
Triumph Sprint RS Motorbike
Husqvarna TE410E Motorbike.

It has been said, that I have too many vehicles.

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