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    Did you ever drive one? They were truly terrible. I launched one off of a roundabout in Southend once and scrabbled it up so badly I moved across 2 lanes whilst the dashboard shuddered around against the bulkhead Had to wind the steering off otherwise the back end was coming around faster than the front washed out.

    My XR2 would have shown it a clean pair of heels on anything other than a motorway.
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    Saying an 80s FWD hot hatch was scrabbly is like complaining that RWD turbos can fishtail in the wet.

    Haters gonna hate lol

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    Yeah but the ashtray was particularly bad wasnt it.
    Years later Alfa decided to take up the ultrascrabbler crown from the GTE..

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    Never drove one myself, wasn't important or possible at 18 lol

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    Astra GTEs were shocking They were so bad a mate wanted to swap his for my Escort 1.6L I was smoking round in at the time. Drove the Astra and told him to FRO Hateful cars
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Astra GTEs were shocking They were so bad a mate wanted to swap his for my Escort 1.6L I was smoking round in at the time. Drove the Astra and told him to FRO Hateful cars
    Its always good to have unbiased opinion from someone independent like you, Mark. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny Wilkinson View Post
    Its always good to have unbiased opinion from someone independent like you, Mark. lol
    I actually like older Vauxhalls/Opels, 2 of my first cars were Cavaliers and i loved GSi3000 Carltons. Astray GTEs though were shite The fact someone would want to swap one for a boggo Escort goes to prove that
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    Is it a shed? Is it not?

    https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-fiesta...&ul_noapp=true

    Call for further details!
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    sad fact is in its original trim it'd be worth a lot more than 600 quid

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    Annoying lack of details, seems to be mk1 Mr2 4age in the back,i like the arches and side skirts not so the 90's cossie rep ironing board
    not shed status imo,some questionable styling,,,like why is the wiper motor in the roof? side vents make sense if you know the hot bits in the back
    it has 5 stud hubs, mk2 Mr2 running gear? or convert spacers for the Carlos Fandango 'Be the King of the road' wheels,
    engines fetch a few quid alone with AE86 tax

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANDY black s13 View Post
    Annoying lack of details, seems to be mk1 Mr2 4age in the back,
    it has 5 stud hubs, mk2 Mr2 running gear?
    Toyota interior as well, it's a MR2 with the Fiesta body plonked on top???

    Given the hideous exterior I can only imagine the quality of engineering thats been employed to make this utter heap.

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    Mk2 MR2 engine / chassis with Fiesta body.

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    I liked the way he managed to make the back of the Fiesta look like a Fiat 500 lol

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    Its.. er.. i dont know. but what i do know is i would kill it with fire if i had half a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Actual_Ben_Taylor View Post
    Mk2 MR2 engine / chassis with Fiesta body.
    correct I missed the engine size marked as just 2 , (this dude is not giving much away with the details is he)
    it has the far less valuable mk2 NA 2.0
    could be a unique and semi-cool thing (with questionable styling) or it drives like cr@p and tries to kill you ?

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    hasnt had an mot in 3 yrs and is registered as a fiesta

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    Quote Originally Posted by sxbaz View Post
    hasnt had an mot in 3 yrs and is registered as a fiesta
    could explain lack of details,if it's never passed an mot with that Mr2 swap and prior SVA relevant tests or whatever needs doing to be legal?

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    Everyone loves a good Pugrari...

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    that is as appealing as a rusty bucket full of cold cat vomit, based on a car that was just terrible in every way possible
    engine turned round the wrong way and connected to the wrong end of the car,,,but that's just minor technical details no one will notice

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    Looks ok in the pictures, bet its been touched up more than a cheep hooker.

    All 190 odd bhp of it

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