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Show Us Your Motors!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Lop├ęz, 18 Oct 2002.

  1. Frozennova

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    Pearl white is infinitely better than just a flat gloss white too
     
  2. paradigm

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    That's true, at least pearl whites have a bit of fleck going for them and they pick up sunlight nicely.

    Flat white is just... meh.
     
  3. sigma

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    White is either for a Transit van or a Countach.
     
  4. Kaeo

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  5. Stephen B

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  6. Acme

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    Think its a tad too high at the front to carry off those awesome wheels.

    What say you @grudas? :p
     
  7. Nevakonaza

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    These little fiestas are nice,But they're soo bloody common now..a few years back it was ford KAs,Now its Fiestas. :D
     
  8. Acme

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    The critical difference is that Ford KA's were hateful outdated turds when they were new. :p
     
  9. [TW]Fox

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    Absolutely rubbish, the original Ka was a groundbreaking design when new and it's 2008 replacement was hardly outdated.
     
  10. Acme

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    Did it not have the Endura engine which had its roots in the late 1950's (Kent engine)? It was meant to be cheaper Fiesta was it not? It may have had a quirky design which helped sales but thats about it, and it didn't age well at all. I find it baffling that people still bought them towards the end!
     
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  11. Joe T

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    Indeed, it's a derivative of the Ford Kent engine which first appeared in the 1959 Anglia.
     
  12. Conscript

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    Really? Cheap to buy, run and maintain. Easy to drive, and park. The sort of people who buy cars in this sector aren't really going to be bothered about the engine heritage. They were popular for good reason - I still see a fair few around myself.
     
  13. Acme

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    Why on earth would you buy one in say 2007? Were Ford practically giving them away? Surely they could have got something, anything, better? :p
     
  14. [TW]Fox

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    They were very cheap, the basic ones were as low as 4995 at one point.
     
  15. radar19

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    New job, being given this. [​IMG]
     
  16. shauncr91

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    Same unit I drive on a daily basis, they don't look much from the outside but the engine/gearbox is fantastic :)
     
  17. radar19

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    The 460 is a bit weak at 44ton but it quite happy on the flat. Cruises along at 57 no problem. I went from driving crappy Scanias G series so the Volvo feels much nicer to live in. Those 3 pedal Opticruises are crap.

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  18. shauncr91

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    Mine is the 480 but not much between the two, rare I actually run that heavy with it in all honesty. Most of our fleet consists of DAF XF's and while they are nicer places to be the gearboxes are horrendous compared to the Volvo, I had one out a few weeks ago when mine was VOR'd for a fault and it drove me up the wall with the gears.
     
  19. radar19

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    We run half and half with 2 Daf XF's thrown in. The 11 plate Volvo's like mine are standard 460 Globetrotters, the 12 plated are Globetrotters with 480's. There is a few 13/63 plates that run 480's with the XL cab. There is 4-5 Mrk 4 FH's that all run 500's with an extra fuel tank. The boss gets trucks from failed orders from other companies. The oldest motors we have are 07 plates but they are only used as night trunkers. The oldest stuff going down the road is the 10 plate Scanias. He's just got 4 new R series Scanias on the road and they are nice inside. Scania have finally joined the rest by having a decent sized bed inside instead of that bench bench they had before.
    My previous job at DFDS we had two CF's and I've never driven anything with such heavy steering. The rest were those billy bob basic G series that were crippled by all the forced eco nonsense. The clutch pedal helped on the reverse but they were horrible to use going forward.
     
  20. acemastr

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    You guys don't know anything... you've not been passed at 80mph by one of these like over here :p