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Its British....ooooooh I want :)

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Reminds me of "Stan" our old "Y-reg" Metro City 1.0L, commuted me for around 100,000 miles before rust got the better of it.

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I have a soft spot for the metro, but I have to say that a base spec pre-facelift one does absolutely nothing for me.

Facelift MG in metallic blue is where it's at!

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wurlycorner wrote:I have a soft spot for the metro, but I have to say that a base spec pre-facelift one does absolutely nothing for me.

Facelift MG in metallic blue is where it's at!
Ooh yes. I had a G-reg facelift MG Metro in silver with red trim, with a 4 branch exhaust, rejected carb and horny cam in it all from Minisport. It was a wonderful thing! 110mph at 6700rpm all the way down a rest track modelled on the M40 with my gran in the back :) Good job she was already deaf.

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I like that, the colour suits it. Are you bidding?
I had an early 1.0L in maroon & a facelift MG in metallic blue. In retrospect (metrospect?) I prefer the early front end.

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I am keeping an eye on it :)

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wurlycorner wrote: Facelift MG in metallic blue is where it's at!
Sort of like this? Was sold on ebay for £3,000 January 2015.

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Way way to obvious for me :)

Nice however

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Yes please...Have to confess that the Metro is a car that I have a massive soft spot for. Especially in my case the pre-facelift cars, I love the honesty of them.

Really miss my (violently yellow) W plate MiniMetro HLE. One of the cars I seriously regret selling the most. One thing which really sticks with me is the gearbox whine in 1st through 3rd, especially when driving it in a spirited fashion...which on twisty country roads with good visibility with a car that handles as well as a well sorted Metro, I tended to a lot. Remember really surprising a driver of a relatively recent Golf GTi one day when he was struggling to keep up with me in the twisties.

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Will probably never have another one sadly, but I'd dearly love to own one again. Don't ever remember it being that bad a car to work on either, save for lacerating my knuckles on the radiator fins when I changed the distributor cap the first time anyway, and getting a fantastic belt off one of the HT leads the day I discovered they needed to be changed.

Mate of mine had a first gen Turbo version as well - that thing was utterly hilarious. It went like a rocket ship, but the turbo lag was downright comical. You planted the right foot, waited about a second then held on for dear life. Sadly that one met its end when it got rear ended by a foreign tour coach when stationary at a set of traffic lights in Aberdeen. We were both gutted when that happened as I'd seriously been considering buying it off him.

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Yep, I borrowed a mint, black Mayfair from someone for a couple of days. I had it on a good run back on country roads from Norfolk to Suffolk... And it was an absolute hoot to drive.

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I've owned both the Mk I and II cars, and always found that the Mk I car was more fun. It just felt lighter and more nimble, always felt with the facelift car that they had softened things up a bit.

Granted, having things like lighting on the heater controls was maybe a bonus...

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I have a massive soft spot for the Metro too... Had enough of them...

Two MG Metros, an MG Metro Turbo and a Vanden Plas Metro...

And finally a late K-series Metro in the Rover 100 style...

The Turbo I wish I never parted with, along with my 205 GTi.

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me to ;) I borrowed a red MG for a few months, really enjoyed it! no idea whether it was a mark 1 or 2 but think it was a 1300.. maybe they all were?

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I tried to learn to drive in a Metro. It wasn't great. You try learning to drive with your knees on either side of the steering wheel, and the driving seat IS full back!

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I learned to drive in a Marina... Put me off the hideous bloody things for life...