What a Xantia Coupe could of looked like for £900

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What a Xantia Coupe could of looked like for £900

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Like a Rover? No thanks..

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I said change it into a Xantia not like it :)

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On could make a Xantia Coupe quite easily with a welder and some filler...

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Whats wrong with Rover? the 2 and 4 series were awesome, the Tomcat excellent, i had a mild love affair with the bubble 2 series and especially the K series engine, especially the BRM version.
£900? bargain.

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I had a 420 DT Tourer from new and put on 140k in less than 3 years as a company car. It was nice enough, nothing special, but it was just a Honda with a Citroen diesel motor. The MK1 Berlingo we had at work at the time often got used in preference to the bubble - shaped 214, as it was much comfier. My boss had a Tomcat. It was amusing when I was 25, but thinking how it used to drive and handle now, it was pretty terrible really!

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I had a 216 gti of 1993 vintage in British racing green, I bought it brand new, I think it was about 11&1/2 grand, and still the most expensive car I have bought to this day. It was a really nice car, well finished, fast and uber reliable for the 3 years I had it. I changed it for a 94 astra 1.7d estate when we needed more room when shaun came on the go and it was the biggest mistake ever! Went from a really nippy 16v revvy petrol to 0 to 60 never!

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daviemck2006 wrote:I had a 216 gti of 1993 vintage in British racing green, I bought it brand new, I think it was about 11&1/2 grand, and still the most expensive car I have bought to this day. It was a really nice car, well finished, fast and uber reliable for the 3 years I had it
Well, it would be, being a Honda...



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Yep, my first Japanese car! I've had 3 japs since, a Nissan Serena minibus for a boats crew bus which was thrashed, abused, never washed or cleaned, only serviced when I could be arsed etc and never complained, and 2 x pug 107. That's my total of japs [emoji4]

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BenC5HDi wrote:
daviemck2006 wrote:I had a 216 gti of 1993 vintage in British racing green, I bought it brand new, I think it was about 11&1/2 grand, and still the most expensive car I have bought to this day. It was a really nice car, well finished, fast and uber reliable for the 3 years I had it
Well, it would be, being a Honda...



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A bit of a surprising comment considering that although a collaboration with Honda on design both the Honda and the Rover versions were built on the same assembly line at the Rover Longbridge factory.

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Yes, they were. That means nothing though. The first and 2nd gen 200/400 were a Honda Ballade and Honda Concerto respectively. Much like my C1 is actually a Toyota.. Sticking a bit of wood and a nicer interior in a car, as Rover did with the 200/400 doesn't make it a Rover or a British car any more than a Sunderland built Primera or a Swindon built Civic.

I'm not slating the 400 series. I had a K-reg 416GSi auto for 5 years, it was a very good car. It would be, as it was all Honda apart from the interior!

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Your c1 is a Toyota with a diahatsu engine and built in, I can't remember where but it's not Japan lol

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It's built in the Czech Republic and the body was designed by an Italian! It's as French as I am..

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A real multi national then[emoji4]

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daviemck2006 wrote:A real multi national then[emoji4]
And none the worse for it..

Ben, welcome to the C1 Adoration Club :D