Guessing that was a little while ago. Nowadays that hill always seems to be monitored by speed camera vans.View attachment 9711The 1st car I owned was one similar to this back in 1998... an old 1989 Ford Fiesta 1.8 Diesel. It had a top speed of 92mph and I blew it up going up the High Wycombe Hill on the M40! Was doing 89mph in the fast lane with no issues, but got closed down by a BMW and a Jag having a race. Couldn't pull in due to other traffic, so put my foot down flat... I got it up to 98mph, then they (and everyone else) backed off. I was spewing diesel everywhere!!! It then began to lose power and eventually came to a smokey, smelly stop and was dead. lol!!!
Getting flashbacks to when I used to have to do those photoshoots. The back seat photo should have been rejected! Nice looking car though.Got it yesterday, still trying to get used to it, feels too sophisticated and quiet and lacks that "Grrr" I used to get from my old girl .
On paper it is supposed to be better, performance wise 7.3s 0-60mph top 146mph compared to 8.0s 0-60mph and 130mph.
The old girl had 10 switchable maps
1-4 (detune) you could let your granny drive it.
5 - Standard car specs
6 - Slight performance boost + fuel economy
7 - All round sweet spot good performance + 20% fuel saving
8 - If you wanted to race
9 - Loony mode, felt like it wants to pick a fight with everyone (clutch/gearbox wrecker)
10 - Unusable, mad but used to trip limp mode after a minute or two.
But its gone
Grow up you old BoyRacer and get used to it .
Looked all round and could not find a single mark on the new one, inside and out, immaculate.
Here's a couple of pics
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it's the DOHC VTI, completely clear down-pipe, no cat. sounded amazing, that metallic rattling... but it would need a few more stuff, it's not that powerful once you get used to it... it had around 170hpThat's beautiful I always wanted one!