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Now before we start I'm not going all limp ****ed and getting rid of my
Civic for something slower and dull, however if you had to get any car
1.4 or below, what would you get? And no it can't be an RX7 or
RX8 [;)]

I'd have to say I'd either have one of these:

Daihatsu Copen - 10k brand new!

http://pictures.autotrader.co.uk/ATD_web/servlet/media?id=173103417

Ford Fiesta

http://pictures.autotrader.co.uk/ATD_web/servlet/media?id=189477418

Honda Jazz

http://pictures.autotrader.co.uk/ATD_web/servlet/media?id=192445958

Have to say i do love the look of the new polo but i bet it'll be seriously over priced.

So they are mine, what are yours?

David
 

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if you had to get any car
1.4 or below, what would you get?
[:D]

However I resent this statement:

getting rid of my
Civic for something slower and dull
Bear in mind there are more than a few members of this forum with 'dull' 1.4s [6]
You know what i meant. And i'm comparing to my Civic. No
offence intended, my sweet. You know i think your is the nuts [:D]
 

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Would you like a spade? Or... next time you're in Scotland bring your Civic instead [;)]

If I had to go for less than a 1.4 I'd definitely go for something
lighter, so a Smart roadster brabus coupe in champagne remix please [:D]

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Fiat Panda 750cc? [:|] Probably keep up with a golf 1.4 too [:D]

Disclaimer
My above statement was very tounge in cheek, no offence to anyone with a 1.4!! I have had 1.1 and 1.4 fiestas before now! So tounge in cheek, see [:p][:p]
 

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You'll probably think I'm mad but I'd have something like a 1275 MG Midget - no grip, but very progressive handling which gives loads of laughs and for a ?10k budget you could have a K series conversion 5-speed box and an LSD! 
 

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The Brabus smart coupe is great (apart from the gearbox)

Also I had an Ibiza with the 3 cylinder 1.2 engine and it was brilliant - really revvy
 

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Agree with CAT, Smart Roadster.

They have something silly like a 700cc engine, but do fly considering and are that bit different.
 

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I used to have a Suzuki Swift 1.3 GTi and it was a rapid wee car that revved forever. Had a really nice throaty note to it as well. It was so rapid I killed it by running into the back of someone[:$]
 

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Now before we start I'm not going all limp ****ed and getting rid of my Civic for something slower and dull, however if you had to get any car 1.4 or below, what would you get? And no it can't be an RX7 or RX8 [;)]

David
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The RX8 is also classed as a 2600cc vehicle for tax, and insurance and on the V5 document. Although it only has a 1300cc capacity made of 2x 650cc units. Go figure???!!! Noone I've asked has been able to give me an answer as to why, not even the Dealer.
 

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The RX8 is also classed as a 2600cc vehicle for
tax, and insurance and on the V5 document. Although it only
has a 1300cc capacity made of 2x 650cc units. Go figure???!!! Noone
I've asked has been able to give me an answer as to why, not even the
Dealer.
The CC issue works for all other cars as a (general) across the board measure of power everyone can understand.
The rotary works in a different way so the fact its a 1.3 is a
irrelevent and just one of those general knowledge facts for the pub;
its like measuring the capacity of an electric cars batteries. Insurers
have obviously decided the rotary and 230BHP ish is equivelant to a
2300cc conventional engine? After all its fast!

I think it should be BHP / Torque based ...current system is daft.
Insurers like Liverpool Victoria will tell me Im too young for a stock
2.8, but a 1.8T with chip is fine! Idiots. But I guess Joe Public would
get very confused.
 
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