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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

There can be only one folks.

Zastava Koral Yugo 45A.



4 seats, 2 doors, 903cc and 45 horse power, From optional equipment it included automatic door lights, removalable ashtray, heated back window (for those cold mornings when you need to push-start it), owners manual (which included the city map of all public transport buses timetable), you would double its value at any given time once you fill up the fuel tank, it had a compact design to fit 5 people, one to drive it and 4 to push it. The great thing about Yugo drivers - they all will go to heaven one day. Because they've already been to hell.
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My current:2009 Maserati Granturismo S
Daft question, but how is it on fuel in the real world? From what I have heard you need to "budget" on 17-18l/100km - which, even though I spend too much money on cars is a figure that makes me shudder.

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1962 Chevy Bel Air 2 door. My 1st car. Went everywhere in all weather. Always started, no matter how cold. No power anything. Had the big block 6 cylinder engine with 3 speed manual transmission. Could change all the spark plugs with an open end wrench (spanner). Huge engine compartment with nothing in it but the engine.

Turquoise Blue. Looked either blue or green depending on the light. Very cool for the day!

More actual metal in her than the last 4 cars I've owned combined. A real beast. Here's to her!
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Daft question, but how is it on fuel in the real world? From what I have heard you need to "budget" on 17-18l/100km - which, even though I spend too much money on cars is a figure that makes me shudder.

I take it your neighbours are tolerant of early morning "throat clearing"
hahaha....

yes, fuel is in the 16-18l/100 easily if you drive it the way it was meant to be driven and around 12-14L on Autobahn (up to certain speed )

thank God this is not my daily driver....it is a longer trip/weekend ride rather than car I use to commute. The daily driver is a Mazda CX5 2.2d which is quite some car for the money.

Fuel figures dont bother me....sounds makes up for it as well as for the crappy stereo. On top of it I get a comforable car for the better half and my daughter...throat clearing has so far only made neighbours smile and admire...but....i have pretty cool neighbours
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I love my little mini cooper sport-it's fun, easy to get around in, love the gas milage and easy to park. I also own a Mercedes and for a night ride it takes the cake for me.
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Fully agree. I've driven that car for about 3 years in my early 20'ies. Good old years...




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Re: What is the best car you have ever driven?

My favourite was the blue one I had about 20 years ago.

Have also tried green and white units.

Never yet had a red so that's an exciting new experience awaiting
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Cute little car to drive around in summer!
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Fully agree. I've driven that car for about 3 years in my early 20'ies. Good old years...
That was an amazing engine. My ex-Police Cavalier 4x4 had that motor (C20 LET red top motor, Cosast head), special ECU, Cosworth designed the head, and manufactured a few (Coscast versions) with revised ports that could take >1 bar boost without going porous. Was my daily driver for 5 years. Wanted to bring it here, but everyone told me it would never pass an MFK, 170k miles, UK headlights, oil leaks, RHD, Police speedo, konis, big bore scorpion exhaust, etc. Sold it on ebay. Got £1050 for it, with a brand new Astra spec later head gasket ready to be fitted, and a used transfer box (it had reverted its self to 2wd). Think the buyer scrapped it for parts despite me telling him it was a keeper and fixer.

What could I get for that money these days??? Oh err.... Maybe a bit of change this one!

http://www.autoscout24.ch/de/d/opel-...1866&vehtyp=10

Nearly 40mpg and cheap Opel parts.... Hmmmm.

http://www.autoscout24.ch/de/d/opel-...7607&vehtyp=10

The blue one looks so so much better than my beat up old white Cavalier did. MMMmmm. Those must be the boy racer bargains of the decade right now. Is there anything else I should be looking at in the Sub 2K chf, best car of all time category?

Maybe a black Cabrio version with Navi and leather, but that is pushing 3K chf...

http://www.autoscout24.ch/de/d/opel-...6357&vehtyp=10

Plus SBD motorsports seem to be even better now looking at ther range of parts for that motor...

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Old 24.04.2015, 13:16
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That was an amazing engine. My ex-Police Cavalier 4x4 had that motor (C20 LET red top motor, Cosast head), special ECU, Cosworth designed the head, and manufactured a few (Coscast versions) with revised ports that could take >1 bar boost without going porous. Was my daily driver for 5 years. Wanted to bring it here, but everyone told me it would never pass an MFK, 170k miles, UK headlights, oil leaks, RHD, Police speedo, konis, big bore scorpion exhaust, etc. Sold it on ebay. Got £1050 for it, with a brand new Astra spec later head gasket ready to be fitted, and a used transfer box (it had reverted its self to 2wd). Think the buyer scrapped it for parts despite me telling him it was a keeper and fixer.

What could I get for that money these days??? Oh err....

http://www.autoscout24.ch/de/d/opel-...7607&vehtyp=10
I thought they ate heads??

A former colleague had one and for 2 years it demonstated Fiat/Citroen/Rover levels of reliability.
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hahaha....

yes, fuel is in the 16-18l/100 easily if you drive it the way it was meant to be driven and around 12-14L on Autobahn (up to certain speed )

thank God this is not my daily driver....it is a longer trip/weekend ride rather than car I use to commute. The daily driver is a Mazda CX5 2.2d which is quite some car for the money.

Fuel figures dont bother me....sounds makes up for it as well as for the crappy stereo. On top of it I get a comforable car for the better half and my daughter...throat clearing has so far only made neighbours smile and admire...but....i have pretty cool neighbours



One of the most beautiful cars today even though it's on the market for so many years!
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One of the most beautiful cars today even though it's on the market for so many years!
I've always thought of it as a bit of a Nigella Lawson. Beautiful but a bit lardy

(>2000kg kerbweight!!)
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(>2000kg kerbweight!!)
Its all engine and brakes
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One of the most beautiful cars today even though it's on the market for so many years!
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I've always thought of it as a bit of a Nigella Lawson. Beautiful but a bit lardy

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Its all engine and brakes
It's very pretty, but 0-100 km/h in 5.0 seconds is not too clever. I propose:



It's ginormous -- also over 2,000 kg -- but carries five in exceptional luxury and easily smashes 5.0 sec for 0-100! (2010+ Jaguar XJL 5.0 V8 Supersport -- 510 HP -- one reviewer clocked 4.0 sec flat for the sprint to 100 km/h)
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I've yet to meet a woman who is impressed by a man driving any ferrari, that look is usually a look of disdain, followed by a comment about manhood
you spelled hummer wrong
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german cars are the best. from every point of view. unless you have a lot of money to spend on overprices italian cars and their service... even if I won the lottery I would still buy me a german car and an italian motorcycle
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It's very pretty, but 0-100 km/h in 5.0 seconds is not too clever. I propose:



It's ginormous -- also over 2,000 kg -- but carries five in exceptional luxury and easily smashes 5.0 sec for 0-100! (2010+ Jaguar XJL 5.0 V8 Supersport -- 510 HP -- one reviewer clocked 4.0 sec flat for the sprint to 100 km/h)
oo yes!!! Maserati and jaguars = overpriced luxury Fords
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oo yes!!! Maserati and jaguars = overpriced luxury Fords
Lol -- keep up, the Maserati is a Fiat and the Jag is a Tata!
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