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Yeah I as lucky enough to qualify for the National Finals in my first year and when I turned up with my home built well bashed Class 1 and then parked up next to brand new cars with £1500 blueprinted engines !!

Suffice to say I didn't get past the heats !!!




 

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Love the roof number plate!

Funnily enough I had the exact same oil warning light in mine!

I had nothing else at all in there though. Seat was from a mk2 golf as it was all foam so there was no risk of getting rear ended with a spring, and poached a Willans harness from my father's trials landrover.

Think we had about £400 in it and the majority of that was tyres, fire extinguisher, and CDS to build the cage with.

Class 1 was fantastic racing when you weren't getting turned round on the way into corners by people with faster cars but less corner speed.

Edit - Haha. The tyre marks up the doors say it all. After two rounds, the only straight panel mine had was the roof
 

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Loved heading into a corner with somebody on the outside of you....lean lean lean !! :p

Gives you great appreciation of exactly how close you can run too another car without actually touching it. Really good for the road as well !! :D
 

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I remember watching club races and seeing Mini's tear around corners on full throttle with the inside rear wheel a foot up in the air..
 

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My last four cars have been Alfa Romeo's, 156 pre facelift (1.8 TS, 2.0TS), 147 2.0TS and a 156 facelift 2.0JTS which i pxed for a very japanese Accord. :) .

Don't believe the negativity surrounding Alfa Romeo 156/147, they are excellent cars in my experience and reliable as long as you look after them, just like any other make of car.

Love the Honda Accord!
 

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First car was a vectra gls 1.8
Then a corsa i brought cheap and sold on,in 3 or so months
Then replaced the vectra with a 2.5 v6 sri vectra B saloon,then replaced with a 2.2 vectra B.when i was 17 i was a vectra B fan boy.loved the looks of the saloons.i thought they were great cars until i brought a 18 month old alfa 156 jts will 11k miles for £7600.i thought i got a bargain.the alfa really should up how bad the vectra was in every way.the first good handling car i had.then a newer shape saab 93 aero.in black tinted window and powder coated oem wheels black,looked very gangster, nice car,went very well but didnt handle very well.sold for ep3 that i had for only a mater of weeks.as i couldn't really afford to own it at the time,sold it.then brought a corsa for 200£ saved for a few months and brought a 99 saab 93 viggen.and put on most of the parts available for it from abbott racing.had 320 lbft from 2000 rpm and was pushing 2 bar of boost.was quick but poor handling and big repair bill made me sell it.next up integra dc5.nice fun car,amazing handling.sold it for cl9 as baby on the way.spent a lot on the cl9 in mods. But always wanted a cl7 euro r.even when i had my dc5.i think i love 4 door saloons.
So thats 11 cars in 12 years,i get bored of cars very quick and chance.but now ive got my supercharged cl7 euro r.its a keeper.had it 2,5 years which is the longest ive owned a car by about a year.and no plans on selling it.i also dont miss any of my old cars.non have but a smile on my face like my cl7 does
Practical,fast,great handling,looks cool,reliable,rare,sound good.etc etc
 

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Daewoo Nexia saloon (first car, the girls loved it)
Pug 106 (crashed whilst bridge jumping)
01 Ford Focus (massive car crash)
E36 M3 (couldn't afford to run it)
Vauxhall Frontera (used as work car)
Mitsubishi Shogun (bought to pull horse box)
2.0 6th gen Accord (first Honda, loved it)
Vauxhall ***tra (had for 1 week)
Accord Type R (freaking loved that thing)
Classic Subaru 555 Impreza with a massive build (current toy)
7th gen Accord tourer (bought to carry me and my mountain bike across country and Europe)
Vauxhall Combo van (using for work)

That's it for now....
 

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Learned in my Mum's 1988 Mini. That car was a lot of fun and brilliant to learn in. I then shared her 2003 Skoda Fabia for a time.

My first car that I owned myself was a 1993 Golf CL Estate in red. The panels were all in differing stages of fade. It was a 2.0 turbo diesel, huge boot I moved loads in it. It one day went into third gear and didn't come out again...

I then bought the Accord, love it, want it to work forever, and it will work for ever. It will, I tell you!!! :blink:
 

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Andyjdmteg said:
Lol you fitted that clutch and coilovers yet Steve?
Coil overs are due to arrive on Monday, but as I have self levelling headlamps, I'm going to wait until after my MOT at the end of March to get them fitted as I'll have to meddle with the self levelling system ;). Clutch hasn't gone yet but I'm confident it's not got long left so will be likely be replacing it later in the year. In the mean time I have the pressing issue of the split intake pipe (replacement on its way) and what I think is a worn rear bearing, but I need to jack up the car and spin the wheels to be sure. Other than that, just some blown interior bulbs and shoddy paintwork :lol: .
 

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On the noisy rear bearing topic, I replaced both of mine and the drone persisted. Doing 100+ miles a day on the motorway it was driving me mad.

In the end I rectified it by backing the handbrake off more than usual even though there was no apparent drag in the drums. Got me back to silent running again, although I get told every year at mot time that the handbrake lever's a little high.

The lesser of two evils in my opinion.
 

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Goodluckmonkey said:
In the end I rectified it by backing the handbrake off more than usual even though there was no apparent drag in the drums. Got me back to silent running again, although I get told every year at mot time that the handbrake lever's a little high.
How many clicks until tight?
 

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Couldn't tell you off the top of my head. Probably 6 of 7 till its at the point where the wife wouldn't be able to borrow my car.
 

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Looks like a busy year then hopefully you've just got a deformed tyre on the back rather than worn bearing.
 

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No pictures (well not yet anyway), and I've had far too many to list fully, but the ones to remember have been
Morris 7CWT van
Accord Mk 1 sedan (Hong Kong import)
Scirocco Storm (Mk1)
Cortina Mk 4 and Mk 5
Scirocco Mk 2
Passat Estate 1800
Saab 99T
Lancia Gamma 2.5 Sedan
Citroen CX (2l estate and 2.4 C-matic)
Lotus Esprit 2.2 non turbo
Citroen BXs galore,, petrol, diesel, non turbo and turbo, hatches and estates, 1.4, 1.7. 1.9
And not forgetting a kitcar which is 'slowly' coming together, based on a VW floorplan but is moving towards mid-engined.

http://www.sterlingsportscars.com/

One day it might look like this.........................
 

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We are a 2 Honda driveway,

The 7th Gen Accord Touring
The S2000 AP1

They are both grey, so when the wife asks me which car to use, I have to say "Big Honda", or "Little Honda"

Also a kitcar man myself (the Accord is the tow / support vehicle), I have an ex race Locost as a track only car, currently 530kgs, and 150hp.
 

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Fandango said:
Also a kitcar man myself (the Accord is the tow / support vehicle), I have an ex race Locost as a track only car, currently 530kgs, and 150hp.
I can't get anywhere near that. Last time I weight up the items it came to 830kgs +/- 10%, though I do have some original Wolfrace slots with Grabbers on them for the rear..

I do have a very nice exhaust system from a motorbike though that should take off about 25kgs if I can get the manifold to line up. And the BX seats will lop off another 20 (it came with rather clean Recaro fishnet/halos that I sold off last year)

http://static1.squarespace.com/static/56e8421ac2ea5108b73fe126/5788e53e2994ca7e84a1bfda/5788e5402e69cfb39cd30830/1468589376642/Capri-6.JPG?format=750w

Some enterprising young bugger has got the halos - only - up for grabs at 1650.....
 

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Insane! You can get recaros out of an ignis sport with those headrests. Usually about 150 for a pair of seats.
 

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Is your kitcar for just road use? I guess then weight is not quite such an issue. You will want a bit of comfort. My car has the most rudimentary fibreglass seats available, no real comfort, but they weigh next to nowt. Weight has become quite an obsession, already quite a slim guy, I have given up junk food, and lost 3 kgs in 3 weeks!
 

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I'm hoping it will be road legal, I've kept receipts for the new fuel tank and other essentials, plus it did conform to the 'points' system for the original vehicle, but whether it does when the new rear end is transplanted is a big question mark. Don't want a 'Q' plate since I have a rather nice registration alrady for her from the Scirocco (which reminds me I also had a 1600 jektronic (GTI) which also rusted away ).
 

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Had well over 50 cars but favourite was my trueno sprinter ae111, not as good as my jdm dc2 in anyway but never saw another one so the rarity was my favourite, only met one person that knew what it was. Not sure how to post pics yet though
 

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I love those trueno's, they go for silly money these days probably as you say down to the rarity.
 

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for me........without going back too much

2001 mondeo

zzzz



K24 Accord


IS250


CL55 AMG





Subaru 3.0R Spec.B (current), awesome car btw.




 

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Look at that engine...AMG baby :)

Ps.
How did you like the Lexus? Experience?
I'm considering to buy one for the next car
 

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Jan Accord said:
Look at that engine...AMG baby :)

Ps.
How did you like the Lexus? Experience?
I'm considering to buy one for the next car
AMG indeed, shame about the rest, in fact the engine itself is the highlight of the CL55. The suspension and electronics, well if they go wrong kiss your bank balance good bye

Lexus IS250 is very good, its a step up from the Accord but its not very involving to drive and its pretty slow..

which is why I have a Subaru now which is much faster and far more exciting to drive what with a LSD, AWD and 245hp on tap, plus a very naughty Sport# mode.

 

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Still regret selling my spec B wagon.
Loved that motor. So thrashable with the 6-speed as it loved to rev.
Brembo conversion and braided lines really made it.
 

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It's an AMG in all meaning huh? ;-)

I readed a lot about Lexus and all seems that they are very realible cars.
I'm considering to get ( if all goes like it should ) an ISF. In my opinion is one of the most sexiest sport saloons ever created
 

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Jan Accord said:
It's an AMG in all meaning huh? ;-)

I readed a lot about Lexus and all seems that they are very realible cars.
I'm considering to get ( if all goes like it should ) an ISF. In my opinion is one of the most sexiest sport saloons ever created
Apples and oranges here, if you want a ISF go for it but for the love of god dont go comparing to an IS250.

Both are equally as reliable as one another but they are polar opposites.
 

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15 Years driving and I've been pretty boring:

1988 Ford Escort 1.4LX
1995 Ford Fiesta 1.1LX
2000 Ford Fiesta 1.2zetec
2002 Ford Focus 1.6 Ghia
1985 Ford Capri 1.6 Laser (still got)
1992 Volvo 460SXI 1.8
1997 Ford Fiesta 1.4 Ghia
1980 Honda Accord 1.6STD
1999 Nissan Primera 1.6
2004 Nissan Primera 2.2SE
2002 Honda Accord Type'R
2005 Jaguar X-Type 2.0 SE
2008 Honda CR-V 2.0 EX (still got)
2017 Renault Clio 1.2 Play
 

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toffee_pie said:
Apples and oranges here, if you want a ISF go for it but for the love of god dont go comparing to an IS250.

Both are equally as reliable as one another but they are polar opposites.
My mistake...I'm sory
I told it wrong.

I just wanted know the experience with Lexus like manufaturer/built quality not exactly this model.
Of course they are two different worlds, and they can't be compared.
 
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