new Big C on the way?

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Paul-R wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 16:27
Bick wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 15:27
Yes they were a really good car and because of the auto press bad mouthing them, for no good reason...
No good reason? It was the badly designed "facelift" with the monstrously ugly squashed frog headlamps that did for it. Way to kill off a car, Ford.


There are people who think the SM is pretty. I'm not one of them. It takes all sorts. Apart from the weird front end the Scorpio was a really good car.

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Michel wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 18:10
There are people who think the SM is pretty.


The SM is one of those cars that photograph very poorly and always looks awful in any picture, however skilfully taken...

In the metal though, they do have a certain charm and look an great deal better...

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CitroJim wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 18:31
Michel wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 18:10
There are people who think the SM is pretty.


The SM is one of those cars that photograph very poorly and always looks awful in any picture, however skilfully taken...

In the metal though, they do have a certain charm and look an great deal better...


Last time I was up at my local French car specialist, they had an SM there. I think I posted a pic of Sam next to it on the other place... I think they look ill-proportioned, the front end is a thing of horror and the rear looks like an airfix afterthought! The CX is a thing of beauty though..

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No arguments about the CX being a thing of beauty Mike :D

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Michel wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 10:17
Bick wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 09:34
I actually like it! its very distinctive, but then again i liked the ford granada that most people hated LOL


I liked that Grandad if it's the one with the fish eyes! I had a 2.3 Scorpio with all the toys and leather for a while, it was brilliant!


I quite liked them as well, mine was a manual Ultima estate that would have been a keeper if it weren't for the fact that for some strange reason, the original buyer specced this top-of-the-line load-lugger with the 2.0 engine... :twisted: :roll: I mean, why would they have spent all that money on every single option possible and then NOT opted for the Cosworth V6? It's like ordering champagne and caviar only to consume them with a plastic spork and a disposable cup. :rofl2: Not even sure the fuel consumption would've been that much worse, given that the 2.0 was operating so much closer to it's limits.

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ekjdm14 wrote:
19 Jan 2018, 20:15
I mean, why would they have spent all that money on every single option possible and then NOT opted for the Cosworth V6? It's like ordering champagne and caviar only to consume them with a plastic spork and a disposable cup. :rofl2:



:rofl2: Love it!

Ford have always been good at that in the past.. The Capri could be specified with a 1300cc Kent and indeed the Cortina too...

For those who wanted a the swank of a sports car (Capri) or a luxury barge but couldn't really afford it... All looks and no substance... :lol:

Then they went really silly and put the same engine in the Ka... A tiny, light car and possibly ridiculously over-engined! Makes it go well and makes it a lot of fun though!

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Imagine a Ka with a 1.8 Zetec, now that'd be interesting! :D

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There are a couple of c2's out there with ESJ9's in them. Am interested to see one and what that's like. (I do think it may well be a case of too big and heavy an engine for the car though, tbh)

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Ignoring reliability, the 200hp Prince engine as fitted to the 207 GTI would be a much better candidate for transplant into a small car.

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ekjdm14 wrote:
20 Jan 2018, 22:25
Imagine a Ka with a 1.8 Zetec, now that'd be interesting! :D


I'd imagine the 1.6 "Sportka" based on the original Ka with big wheels and no roof is a lot of fun!

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As the Ford Puma is quite a hoot I would imagine the Ford Cosworth Puma is huge fun!

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ekjdm14 wrote:
20 Jan 2018, 22:25
Imagine a Ka with a 1.8 Zetec, now that'd be interesting! :D


It would be :D It has the handling to cope with it ;)

I believe the Puma engine has been put in a Ka...Not hard allegedly as they are built on the same Fiesta-based platform...
Michel wrote:
21 Jan 2018, 01:06
I'd imagine the 1.6 "Sportka" based on the original Ka with big wheels and no roof is a lot of fun!
Never realised the SportKa was a 1.6... I thought it was all looks and no substance... Now that sounds like a fun car to aspire to... I may look out for one if/when Jodie ends up BER...