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    Quote Originally Posted by DLowe View Post
    The father in laws best mate owns DB replicas, they were the biggest replica Cobra builders in Europe a few years back.

    He worked there for a while and they pumped out some very very nice examples.... unfortunately I do not fit at all comfortably in the pilots seat and very comical in the passenger side, so only with an unlimited pot where I could make one with a 10% scale up all round would it be a viable option for me, being a fat shit wipes a few options out... stratos/R8/Westfield/rs200 are some I know I don't fit in at all, having tried

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    Same issue here, can’t fit in many things including mx5’s which is a shame as they look like fun on track
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    lotus Carlton pish though init?

    I mean it was a ledged in its day but point it ant owt resembling a corner or ask it to stop is... well not good. Besides its not that bloody quick anyway.
    Personally not my cup of tea these old things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chriscooke View Post
    Same issue here, can’t fit in many things including mx5’s which is a shame as they look like fun on track
    Have you really tried a new one?
    I am 6 foot plus, built like a minibus and like to were boots.
    I fit fine in my mk4, heck i have the seat 2 click forward... YES FORWARD!!!! ok i like to be close to the wheel for some of that special slidage but heck even with it at that setting i have plenty of room
    The Mk4 mx4 has loads of room for the driver..



    Now the passenger side... thats a different story, the cars with the upgraded subwoofer in the passenger footwell do take up a bit of space and is a bit tighter but i plan and fitting 2 8s in the space behind the excellent seats cos.. gota have da boom.

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    Not tried a new one tbh, well out of my price range for a budget track toy unfortunately. I’m 6’3ish and 17-18 stone so no featherweight.

    A lot of what I like about the Carlton is the looks, if you have a big collection then it almost doesn’t matter how some of them drive imo
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    I was very surprised how well I fit in our r56 mini cooper s.....

    I have to go 2 or 3 clicks forward on that, may have to try an mx5

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    6.3 your will be fine in the mk4 5
    But that weight will piss off the PWR, loose some you chunky fat bastard (looks at self at same weight...!!! cough cough)

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    I recently lowered the mk4 5 and set some specific alignment's on it.

    I can tell you now there if not a chance in fking hell my s14a would keep up with it on the bendy bits - and i had like 4 different suspension setups in my time.

    Its absolutely mental, go into a corner at just about any speed and ... nope no problem ... laughs it off.
    Ok its not mega fast but fk me it take corners like they aint there.

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    It’s covid weight

    Would love to try one on track for sure.
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    I wouldn’t mind adding one of these to the collection


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    RX7 FD
    Silvia S13
    180sx S13
    Silvia S15
    350Z
    Skyline C10
    240Z
    AE86
    RA28 Mk1 Escort
    Jag XJC (old one)
    944

    And a Nisan Cube as a daily. Big list I know

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    In no particular order...

    Vauxhall Firenza
    BMW M1
    BMW CSi635M
    Lister C-Type nobblybody
    GD T70 Spyder
    Alfa Romeo 8C
    Corvette C3 with the vertical rear window
    Ferrari California

    and for a practical dog wagon a Volvo V60 T8 Polestar or a Jaguar XF Sportbrake (just because they are not German).

    That should leave loads of room in the garage for a lot of bikes

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    Audi RS5 for the daily driver.

    R34 GTR
    My old TT 350Z back
    S15
    22B
    Evo 6 TME
    R32 GTR
    R33 GTR
    FD RX7 (And the weight loss surgery to be able to fit into it )
    911 Turbo
    Supra TT6
    Audi R8

    And a Mitsubishi Warrior for the wife

    TBH if i had endless sums of money, I'd have more cars than I knew what to do with

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    RS5 evant for daily

    -gtr for alone time
    - my s15 for fun times

    2000 Nissan Silvia S15 Spec R

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    Alfa guilia qv as a daily - driven the e63, my and rs5 and the qv trounces them all.
    Konie 1/one
    My s14
    Lwb double cab sprinter van
    Evoque for the missus

    ...and then about 100 ridiculous projects, from bike engined fiat 126s to 4wd mx5s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docwra View Post
    You couldnt be more wrong, but what do I know?

    As with Actual Ben, Im very pleased with my current lineup, despite many hours pondering I cant see where I could do much better without spending loads of money:

    F355
    V10 Phaeton
    Sorted 135i trackcar
    Mk3 2ZZ MR2 trackcar
    Mk 7.5 Golf GTI

    Im leaning more and more to getting a 200 as a driftcar as I miss them days and maybe a crazy classic like a Citroen SM, the dream (and the reality) is actually having more space to put them all in
    Correction. They aren't so great below 70 mph, when you have experienced them above 70 ( They come alive)

    No disrespect
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asht_200 View Post
    Correction. They aren't so great below 70 mph, when you have experienced them above 70 ( They come alive)

    No disrespect
    Still totally, totally wrong. One of the best bits about it is you dont need to go fast to enjoy it (unlike my BMW for instance).

    Also spot the diehard Nissan fans buying S13/14/15 and R32/33/34 despite all being nearly the same car
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    If money was no object my garage would be absurd

    I also think I'd never have owned an S14

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    Quote Originally Posted by docwra View Post
    Still totally, totally wrong. One of the best bits about it is you dont need to go fast to enjoy it (unlike my BMW for instance).

    Also spot the diehard Nissan fans buying S13/14/15 and R32/33/34 despite all being nearly the same car
    Lets agree to disagree on the first point. When I drove a 355, It was exhilerating above 70 mph and that kinda spolied the experience driving it below the speed limit. Can't fault it for looks though. Probably the last "Pretty" Ferrari to have been made

    That's why I quite enjoy Chris Harris take and why he loves his 205 Rallye

    Agree on the S Body and Skyline GTR comments though - however you may notice variances. For example, I had a Golf Gti, Seat Leon Cupra and a Skoda Oktavia vRS as company cars - all 3 were basically the same car underneath, but interestingly the Skoda was the most enjoyable to drive - perhaps due to it having a 5 speed gearbox, whereas the others were 6 speed -(have heard similar thoughts on past Mistubishi EVO's)

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    I'd also like to build my own kit track car based around a mid-mounted Jaguar 5.0 V8 with supercharger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asht_200 View Post
    Lets agree to disagree on the first point. When I drove a 355, It was exhilerating above 70 mph and that kinda spolied the experience driving it below the speed limit. Can't fault it for looks though. Probably the last "Pretty" Ferrari to have been made
    It's obviously not the car for you, I think you just need to get over it

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