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    They were side draft. You could buy a special...

    They were side draft. You could buy a special manifold to do it that gave just enough clearance but you had to run a foam filter which was pretty loud (good loud, but tiring over any distance). The...
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    Yep, The 130 Abarth, was the Strada 130 TC....

    Yep, The 130 Abarth, was the Strada 130 TC. Pretty fantastic little car with plenty of grunt, and very little weight. Had awesome factory recaros which locked you in place, totally indestructible...
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    Since this has become the fiat thread...

    In alphabetical order:

    - Alfa Berlina 2000 '73
    - Alfa Giulia Super '65
    - Citroen ID 19 '6?
    - Citroen BX 16 Valve '90
    - Fiat 124 BC x 2, '71, '72
    - Fiat 130 Arbarth '86
    - Fiat 131 R, '81
    -...
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    Of all the cars I've had: Fiat 124 coupe 1600 x...

    Of all the cars I've had:
    Fiat 124 coupe 1600 x 2
    Fiat 131 Miafiori Racing
    Fiat 130 Strada Abarth
    Fiat Uno Turbo series 2
    Alfa Romeo Giulia Super
    Lancia Fulvia Coupe
    Citroen ID 19
    Citroen BX...
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    You will have lots of fun over there. I have been...

    You will have lots of fun over there. I have been living here for a few years but get back on a very regular basis. The driving can be superb, especially the south island but be very weary of...
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    Go and test drive a Golf R32. I've had mine since...

    Go and test drive a Golf R32. I've had mine since June, every trip is an event and puts a smile on your face. They are enormous fun to drive and feel unlike any other VW product in terms of handling,...
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    Please paint the DS a suitably elegant colour...

    Please paint the DS a suitably elegant colour such as black, on no account will yellow do it any favours especially with a red velour interior...

    Paint it black and then save up for a black...
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    Wow, That would be the best $45K anyone spent...

    Wow,

    That would be the best $45K anyone spent on a fun car. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend an R32, and at that price it's extrodinary value.

    Sorry for turning the Renault forum into the R32...
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    Saw the BBC topgear review. It was a bit so-so...

    Saw the BBC topgear review. It was a bit so-so until they timed around the race track. When it came in some 3 seconds ahead of the WRX, and less than a second behind the Focus RS Jeremey decided that...
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    182 & Megane RS launch august 25th

    In New Zealand....

    IN NEW ZEALAND

    I was over in NZ in the weekend and popped by a renault dealer who said the first shipment of 182's and Megane RS's lands in the country on the 20th. They were...
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    Brendan, The ride height was/is correct. There...

    Brendan,

    The ride height was/is correct. There was a very noticeable deterioration in the handling (and to a small extent the ride) when the suspension was set slightly higher, that was why I had...
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    Brendan, A couple of things that may shed some...

    Brendan,

    A couple of things that may shed some light on matters. When I took the car to Tom Dolan to get the rear bearings done he said that the rear spheres were the wrong size (from a CX) but...
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    Just back from NZ. Ended up so tied up with work...

    Just back from NZ. Ended up so tied up with work I didn't get a chance to get near a renault dealership..I'll try again in a few weeks when I am next there.
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    The Golf costs $1300 to insure, full comp. The...

    The Golf costs $1300 to insure, full comp. The quote for the renault from memory was $1400. both from AAMI
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    The price/preformance ratio of the clio is...

    The price/preformance ratio of the clio is unbeatable. It is the classic case of diminshing returns as you spend more on a car. The same thing happens when you compare the R32 to a BMW M3. The R32...
  16. Thread: Clio 182

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    OK, here goes.... I love the clio 172, but...

    OK, here goes....
    I love the clio 172, but having read everything I had about the 182 wasn't going to buy a 172. If someone at Renault had said the 182 will be here on such and such a date, would...
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    Here's a crap picture of it taken the day we...

    Here's a crap picture of it taken the day we picked it up
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    Hi macquered, How is the BX going? Hopefully...

    Hi macquered,

    How is the BX going? Hopefully very well. Did you get the uneven idle sorted out? I saw the pictures you posted, looked very sharp.

    Chris
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    I got sick of trying to find out when the 182 is...

    I got sick of trying to find out when the 182 is finally due here, estimataes from dealers range from July through to next year. Renault australia couldn't shed any light on things either.....so I...
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    Surely someone out there needs some roof racks...

    Surely someone out there needs some roof racks for their BX, make me an offer...

    Chris

    0408 978 072
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    BX Roof Racks For Sale

    Sold the car and forgot I had some roof racks...

    They are THULE brand locking racks. See www.thule.com

    Virtually brand new, I have all the locks, keys, and key blanks, I even have the boxes it...
  22. Thread: Clio 182

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    Clio 182

    The new Clio 182 goes on sale next month in NZ at the same price as the outgoing 172 model, price is NZ$37,990.00 + $650.00 dealer charges.

    So hopefully we won't see a price increase here as the...
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    My wife likes the car. It's just time for a new...

    My wife likes the car. It's just time for a new car and I don't want to spend 12 months selling it, which is about how long Continentals and the Oldtimer Centre took with their ones. I think the one...
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    Going, Going...

    3 people are coming to look tomorrow, and an offer has been made....
    better get in quick.

    Chris
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    Why I'm selling

    It's a great car, but it has let me down a couple of times, once when the clutch cable snapped, once when the plastic thermostat housing disintigrated. I run my own business so will purchase a new...
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