I've got a Mitsubishi Colt 1.5 DI-D. 0-60 in under ten seconds and can do close enough to 600 miles on one 48 litre tank.
To put it into perspective I can drive to Aberdeen from Cardiff for about £50. And that's cruising at 80mph the whole way, too.
Isn't it great?
I'm contemplating a conversion job and running it on vegetable oil. I could pick it up for 70-odd pence a litre in Tesco.
30-33mph?? Stuff me..I mean, I know it's an Alfa and all, but...:P
Still impressed that I get at least 400 miles out of a 1.6 petrol auto..
ah, but how big's the tank?
A Very old worn out Audi 80 1.9 tdi.
Sunroof does not work.
driver seat squeaks if you turn a corner to quickly.
Suspension has it own magical ballad of sounds.
But I still love it!
I looove my GTI, doing decent miles not pootling to and from my current office, I can get 55mpg if not more (nearly put mph there, but we know that she can do the 100mph+) The joys of GTI ownership, nice fuel economy, speed, comfort and german engineering in the same box Can't beat it
Currently got a MK5 Golf GTi which I've had for a couple of years. Averaging about 30mpg at the moment even with town driving so pretty happy with that. MPG isn't too big a deal for me at the moment as I only do about 4000 miles a year. Probably just aswell seeing as that only works out at just over 300 miles to a £65 tank of super unleaded!
Used to have a Civic Type-R but sold it as I found that it did my back in due to the seats and driving position in it being rubbish. Loved the gearbox and still miss that rev happy VTEC engine though! The chassis, steering feedback of the GTi are miles better than the CTRs though.
@ TeddyKGB - thought I unrecognised the name from uk-mkivs.net. The Internet's a small place!
Last edited by flyinghaggis; 23rd April 2008 at 12:19 AM.
One of Jems colleagues has an Alfa..newish one. Parked on a hill, handrake failed and it enthusiastically tried to mount a new escort at the bottom of the hill. Messy..the Alfa's been in the shop for a week now..
I drive a 2003 Focus RS (only 4500 made). Nice handling car, with amazing brakes! MPG not so good though, 24mpg usually, 28mpg when it's mostly motorway. Oh, and it needs new front tyres every 8 months or so, rear ones replaced after around 18 months.
Took it for an MOT recently to my usual garage, had it back and within 2 days coolant tank was empty due to a leak, horn had changed it's tone, and the alarm keeps going off every couple of hours :-( Needless to say, won't be taking it there again.
If I had loads of money, would love to swap it for the new 2008 Nissan Skyline GT-R :-) Price: GB = ~£60,000, Japan = ~£30,000!!! Because of tax! 0-60=~4s, Top Speed=~205mph. Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my shirt!
heh I know the internets a small place, UKMKIVs is the place to be
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