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goron59
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Simples fun

Post by goron59 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:44 am

Just spent a week on a very small island, driving around in a 2-year old Hyundai i10. 1.2L petrol manual, and about the only advanced feature was electric windows (not a fancy European spec model).

85 ish HP, very long gearing, comical flywheel, go-kart handling. Brilliant fun. Struggles to get up some hills (need first gear) but still jolly.

Felt bloody fast at 70km/h and barely paved roads :-)


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Re: Simples fun

Post by Nuclear Nick » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:57 am

Back to basics can be fun sometimes!

My wife's Fabia was fun to drive, believe it or not. It had one of the slickest gear changes I've used.
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Re: Simples fun

Post by Miopyk » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:54 am

A Suzuki Jimny is our regular transport in Barbados, not as much fun as a hatchback but pretty good on unmade and poorly maintained roads. Maybe I should get one for over here as well :-)
If I'm not on here I'm out in my Bright Red GTS having fun


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Re: Simples fun

Post by Col Lamb » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:36 am

Driving something different from ones normal drive can certainly be at best fun, at worst terrifying.

Once had a beat up cr4p Honda Civic as a loaner whilst my car was in for service. Never went back to that garage again.

BTW
What are you driving now Adrian?
Col
Macan Turbo, Met Blk, Spyders, Air, ACC, Pano, Garnet, SurCam, 14w, LEDs, PS+, Int Light Pack, Heated seats and Steering, SC, Privacy glass, PDK gear, SD mirrors, Spare Wheel plus a few other goodies.
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Re: Simples fun

Post by happy days » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:24 am

I had a 2CV once. One of the best cars I have ever owned.
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Tim92gts
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Re: Simples fun

Post by Tim92gts » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:51 pm

goron59 wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:44 am
Just spent a week on a very small island, driving around in a 2-year old Hyundai i10. 1.2L petrol manual, and about the only advanced feature was electric windows (not a fancy European spec model).

85 ish HP, very long gearing, comical flywheel, go-kart handling. Brilliant fun. Struggles to get up some hills (need first gear) but still jolly.

Felt bloody fast at 70km/h and barely paved roads :-)
Had a car like that in Tobago last time. The secret to getting up hills was to turn off the AC.

On hot days that clapped out little car was the most comfortable place to be on the island.
Tim
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Re: Simples fun

Post by Paul » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:00 pm

Contrast all the above with the Nissan Armada V8 4wd I was driving last week from Vegas to the grand canyon via monent valley. Big, wallowy, horrible auto box, steering wheel vaguely connected to the front wheels!
Great on the straight bits but cr@p everywhere else!
Then into a 7 sear Dodge grand caravan in Tampa...all the above but without the V8.

Glad to be home and in the Macan again😁
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Re: Simples fun

Post by B737NGWS » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:14 pm

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Go 'BIG V8' in Florida or go home!!!?? :D


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Re: Simples fun

Post by ScotMac » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:17 pm

Had a similar / identical hire car here recently. Good wee car :D :D :D


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Re: Simples fun

Post by Paul » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:53 pm

I wish....we were 4 up with all the cases around Vegas and to the Canyon and 6 up with luggage around Tampa☹️

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