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Parptoot

Last chance saloon

My S2 Avant is in with MRC today for a remap in a last attempt to bond with the car.

If this doesn't make the car much more appealing to me then it going up for sale.
dest

It makes a huge difference!
Parptoot

It may go better but the interior will still be old and very dated.

We'll see but I don't hold much hope for it. I can see the vultures hovering.
mikeyquattro

I don't think you will ever bond with a car Mike. The amount of cars you have had shows this.....
Graham

Last chance avant...

I like the style of the interior as I do may performance cars of an era or so back. But I understand living with an older car everyday is different.

If you wanted modern the The S2 wasn't really a great pick IMO if I am honest, but I think the remap will certainly give it an edge it didn't have before.

Perhaps the performance and discreteness of it will win you over.
Parptoot

mikeyquattro wrote:
I don't think you will ever bond with a car Mike. The amount of cars you have had shows this.....



As odd as it may sound to the majority of you I have had the Midget for over a year now and I still smile every time I drive it.

Quote:
If you wanted modern the The S2 wasn't really a great pick IMO if I am honest


You are probably right but I had to have one to find out.
dest

Parptoot wrote:
It may go better but the interior will still be old and very dated.

We'll see but I don't hold much hope for it. I can see the vultures hovering.


It sounds like you have already made your mind up TBH, but, like you said, atleast you have tried one to find out
Adam

So how was the drive back? Are you now in love?
5potmad

Get it tuned and they come alive.  
Parptoot

Adam wrote:
So how was the drive back? Are you now in love?

It couldn't be done unfortunately so...........

Quote:
Get it tuned and they come alive.


Not this one it seems.
dest

What was the problem?
Personally Id get it homefried, they have been proven time and time again to be one of the best maps on rolling road days
Parptoot

dest wrote:
What was the problem?
Personally Id get it homefried, they have been proven time and time again to be one of the best maps on rolling road days


It was possibly a MAF problem and maybe also the wastegate.

As for a homefry, I would rather pass the entire car to an expert than send the ECU away to have problems later. Good they may be but I'd like to put my trust in a known face.
5potmad

Ive run a homefrie for 6months and had no probs.

the only prob is not wanting to floor it every time.


Stick with it mate!! the 5pot is worth it once sorted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ask Doug for a go in his  
Parptoot

Sold!
5potmad

SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!      
Parptoot

It was inevitable, I just didn't think it would be as quick as that.
mikeyquattro

Jesus feckin H christ Mike!!

What's next?
dest

B5 S4 Im going to guess!
Parptoot

dest wrote:
B5 S4 Im going to guess!


Nope, after having a go in TDIquattros S4 after he'd done the mods, it was the reminder I needed that I don't have the correct brain filters to drive normally.

Part of the S2 sale meant that I took his car on as a run around until I am ready to get something else.

For the first time ever and after 35 car changes I have no plans or desires and I really don't know what to replace it with.
lynchy

Have you ever considered an S3 Mike ? great cars and cheap to run..
Parptoot

lynchy wrote:
Have you ever considered an S3 Mike ? great cars and cheap to run..


True but these are still quick cars and I either have to retrain my brain (not likely after all these years) or just get something that makes me happy but doesn't have the poke of an S car.

Come January/ March next year I'll have a proper think about it. Until then I'm stuck with this MkIII golf CL.
mikeyquattro

You're having a mid-life crisis but going the wrong way!

Pipe and flat cap for you mate!
audimad100

mikeyquattro wrote:
You're having a mid-life crisis but going the wrong way!

Pipe and flat cap for you mate!


that will mean buying a Rover 75 then    
Jamo

If you've had that many cars you'll never settle for just one IMO

Accept it and just Keep trying out different cars
dest

I remember when I first got my Cosworth, I used to hammer it everywhere.
Then one day thought hang on a minute, if I carry on like this Im either going to kill myself, wreck the car, or loose my licence.
Can you really not have an S4 or similar and be sensible, or do you just not trust yourself atall?!
Parptoot

dest wrote:
I remember when I first got my Cosworth, I used to hammer it everywhere.
Then one day thought hang on a minute, if I carry on like this Im either going to kill myself, wreck the car, or loose my licence.
Can you really not have an S4 or similar and be sensible, or do you just not trust yourself atall?!


I can't, no. Having a go in TDI Quattros car affirmed that for me. Two bikes came past and even with Nige in the car I went for it and scared myself stupid!
I have no restraint so the best option is to get a car that is not capable of that kind of thrust.

I'm a serial car swapper like Trevithick, but with less money  .
lynchy

Parptoot wrote:
dest wrote:
I remember when I first got my Cosworth, I used to hammer it everywhere.
Then one day thought hang on a minute, if I carry on like this Im either going to kill myself, wreck the car, or loose my licence.
Can you really not have an S4 or similar and be sensible, or do you just not trust yourself atall?!


I can't, no. Having a go in TDI Quattros car affirmed that for me. Two bikes came past and even with Nige in the car I went for it and scared myself stupid!
I have no restraint so the best option is to get a car that is not capable of that kind of thrust.

I'm a serial car swapper like Trevithick, but with less money .
Nigel took me for a passenger ride around castle combe track.. Hes car does go well  
S2 coupe perhaps..?  
Parptoot

lynchy wrote:
Parptoot wrote:
dest wrote:
I remember when I first got my Cosworth, I used to hammer it everywhere.
Then one day thought hang on a minute, if I carry on like this Im either going to kill myself, wreck the car, or loose my licence.
Can you really not have an S4 or similar and be sensible, or do you just not trust yourself atall?!


I can't, no. Having a go in TDI Quattros car affirmed that for me. Two bikes came past and even with Nige in the car I went for it and scared myself stupid!
I have no restraint so the best option is to get a car that is not capable of that kind of thrust.

I'm a serial car swapper like Trevithick, but with less money .
Nigel took me for a passenger ride around castle combe track.. Hes car does go well
S2 coupe perhaps..?


No thank you, not really my kind of car now, having had the Avant.
Until March time when I will have some money freed up I can't really do anything anyway so I'll have to settle with this old Golf for a few months. After that? who knows. If I really had the money I would probably have a 3.0 Tdi A5, or maybe, maybe an B5 RS4 but I think it's time to be realistic.
trevithick

I'm a serial car swapper like Trevithick, but with less money .[/quote]

I hope you realise you could be on a higher figure than me now (I'll have to count the vans in that'll straighten it up).
Let us know what comes next.
My present fight is that the bloke with the TVR 3000M sent me a text a couple of days ago and he has decided to sell (its the Boots competition car from 1977), running lots of Hp and weighing not a lot I may take a punt on it (although I sort of fancy a 1980s Scoda).
See, everybody, what a messed up world Mike and myself have to suffer.
Good luck
T
A20 LEE

I'd recommend an S3 8L, there very quick and sprinty but don't pile on massive numbers like RS4 B5's as the gears are short. With H&R springs/Bilstein B8 dampers and uprated ARB's they alot of fun for everyday driving. More so than my RS4! An S3 8L with a TTRS engine would be the bomb IMO.
Parptoot

trevithick wrote:
I'm a serial car swapper like Trevithick, but with less money .


I hope you realise you could be on a higher figure than me now (I'll have to count the vans in that'll straighten it up).
Let us know what comes next.
My present fight is that the bloke with the TVR 3000M sent me a text a couple of days ago and he has decided to sell (its the Boots competition car from 1977), running lots of Hp and weighing not a lot I may take a punt on it (although I sort of fancy a 1980s Scoda).
See, everybody, what a messed up world Mike and myself have to suffer.
Good luck
T [/quote]

I thought you were on 60 something cars in total, that is nearly double what I've had at 34.
I just get so bored very quickly or I see something that I fancy having a go in so I'll just get one (finanaces allowing).
I've always found the A3 shape a bit 'girlie' although a very capable car, they're just not for me.
trevithick

Opps I thought it was more (its me age you know) I think the RS2 is number 60.
I'm still on the look out for cheap character, but I have to be careful because the RS2 doesn't get out much and it may just not get used (mores the pity).
Well good luck with the search.
Tempting http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1899108.htm
Cheers
T
Parptoot

trevithick wrote:
Opps I thought it was more (its me age you know) I think the RS2 is number 60.
I'm still on the look out for cheap character, but I have to be careful because the RS2 doesn't get out much and it may just not get used (mores the pity).
Well good luck with the search.
Tempting http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1899108.htm
Cheers
T


Nice, I like the look of those but have never driven one, I would imagine it would be a lot like my Midget.

If I could combine a few desireable traits -
4x4
practicality of a van or pick up
tax free
character


I think I could pin it down to something like this Marmite car
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1679170.htm

I know these are not to every-ones taste but it makes perfect sense, it fills every criteria and I have a local expert who has all the knowledge I would need to hand.
trevithick

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1679170.htm
Nice  
My first Landy was a 1964 series 2 and it was knackered (as 100 landy would be) but it never failed to go.
Not a rehearsal you know !
T
Parptoot

They do sort of tick all the right boxes but not having driven one for 20 years I think I should try one first.
trevithick

Oh they're horrible (I drove one a month ago) but thats part of the charm !
T
Parptoot

horrible = character?
trevithick

Lots of "character".
Parptoot

Nice, just what I'm after.
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