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Show Us Your Motors!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Lopéz, Oct 18, 2002.

  1. Begbie


    Joined: Oct 20, 2004

    Posts: 23,771

    Location: .....

    They look like they came off a SAAB.

    Otherwise great looking car, on my list of cars to consider when I move back to the UK.
  2. Howard


    Joined: Jul 12, 2007

    Posts: 15,941

    Location: South East

    I think the wheels look good, and suit it better than some blingy thinner-spoked black and diamond cut style, or something similar which might otherwise look more at home on a hot hatch than a more grown-up estate.
  3. Cleisthenes


    Joined: Jul 29, 2013

    Posts: 7,600

    Location: TN1

    In the rain :(
  4. [SKR]Phoenix

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 12, 2003

    Posts: 2,441


    She's back!

    Had the MPS for a year now. It was a low mileage car, great service history, great inside, but... Paintwork wasn't that great. On the other hand, the price reflected this. Patched up what I could in the mean time, knowing I had a Coventry to Thurso trip in mind. That added over 1450 miles in less than a week! Then we went to Minehed with the kids. So I left any paintwork till this month.

    The car was quite a mismatch of colour. Mainly bumpers to panels. Front end was chipped to hell. So, using a body shop I trust, They've sprayed the bonnet, front bumper, rear bumper and boot. Of course this all need blending too, which they have done a superb job of. Also, sprayed my wing mirrors and inside of the scoop a new colour.

    This colour car is a nightmare to work on. This place has done it proud! It honestly looks like a new car.
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2017
  5. Jumper118


    Joined: Oct 17, 2012

    Posts: 4,893

    Location: Leeds

    Smiling as ever too :)
  6. Appelhanns


    Joined: Jul 21, 2007

    Posts: 763

    Location: Cheshire

    Looks great.

    Do you mind me asking where you had the work done and how much it was roughly? I need similar and am just down the road from Cov.
  7. [SKR]Phoenix

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 12, 2003

    Posts: 2,441

    Manhattan Motors in Earlsdon, Coventry. Speak to Andy. He really knows his stuff. It was £1100 all in.

    Edit: Some might gasp at that, but remember this was a multi coloured car with one of those really difficult colours to work with. Plies the other extras I wanted doing. One of which was the inside of the scoop, which doesn't come apart. So had to be sprayed via the opening.

    Will post up some more pics tomorrow.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2017
  8. dacads


    Joined: Sep 3, 2012

    Posts: 10,440

    Location: Space

    Don't see many MPS MK2 about!

    How's it in terms of handling and steering?
  9. tatts

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 8, 2005

    Posts: 1,704

    Location: Cumbria

    The A5 got a new friend today :)


    Last edited: Aug 4, 2017
  10. davy89


    Joined: Jul 17, 2010

    Posts: 407


    Brought new in April this year, Abarth 595 Competizone in yellow, wanted something a bit different, definitely has character. :)
  11. nas

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 2, 2009

    Posts: 1,019

    nice,but S3 with an rs3 front bumper?
    I'm sure the RS has twin tail pipes.

    edit: completely forgot about the prefacelift, they look remarkably similar to the s3 sportback.
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2017
  12. tatts

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 8, 2005

    Posts: 1,704

    Location: Cumbria

    It definitely has the 5 pot engine :)
  13. sigma


    Joined: Nov 13, 2006

    Posts: 17,971

    The E30 and Corrola.
  14. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 155,705


  15. rare


    Joined: Nov 1, 2002

    Posts: 6,758

    I just purchased a 2.6 Sportline manual 190E...

  16. MichaelAwkward


    Joined: Jul 22, 2014

    Posts: 3,298

    Location: Oxon

  17. Acme


    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 32,299

    Location: Acme's chair

    Nice purchase! :cool:
  18. Dis86


    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 24,254

    Location: Northern England

    Top car!
  19. NooBish AbbZ


    Joined: Mar 21, 2013

    Posts: 2,794

    Location: Fareham, Portsmouth

    Mine and my parent's cars parked up in my great aunt/uncles orchard yesterday afternoon :) Mine is in dire need of a wash :(

  20. Captain


    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 18,366


    Daddy's bm needs a clean :p