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thinking of getting rid of the v6 and getting a rallye, been offered a good whack for mine(workmate wanted the car from day i owned it). I need to start saving a deposit for a house

Anyone got any thoughts on the rallye.
 

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They're wicked fun, but you do get the hassles of an older car, remember they're 15 years old now ! Things will go wrong, original parts ? forget it ! lol. IMO unless you do less than 30 miles a day they're not a practical daily driver (mine is only used for weekends and shows).. and don't forget they're insurance group 17 ! Charger rebuilds every 60,000 miles on standard pulley, half that on a smaller pulley are costly.

There's a lot of down-sides, but the smile on your face when you drive it makes it all worthwhile. I'll sell my liver before I sell my Rallye !

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thanks tophuh, what should i look for if buying, i only do around 25miles a day and insurance is the same price as the v6. most seem to have had a charger rebuild/replaced. any pics of yours?
 

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The most important thing to look for is history, and lots of it. They're collectors cars (cost nearly 18k new in 1990) so if they haven't got extensive history then walk away. Dont be concerned about buying an import, you'd be very lucky to get hold of a UK model anyway (they're all LHD). Just check over all the usual 2nd hand car things, make sure all the switches do what they're supposed to do, and make sure you drive it and that it goes/stops in a straight line. Have a good look underneath, surface rust is common but anything more is a worry.

I'll take some pics of mine tomorrow as I'm putting it back on the summer wheels, i'll also be taking it to Dubfreeze next Sunday in Stafford which isn't a million miles away from you if you want to have a look ( www.dubfreeze.co.uk ). My mate will be there in his Rallye too. www.dubforce.net is a good place to look for info.

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i very very nearly bought one last week!

Still having a mooch about for one? Seen a RHD conversion one for sale at present, but cannot help thinkig it should be the original LHD.

Or maybe look out for a 18T converted one?
 

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Quote: posted by tophuh on 11/02/2005 18:44:52

They're wicked fun, but you do get the hassles of an older car, remember they're 15 years old now ! Things will go wrong, original parts ? forget it ! lol. IMO unless you do less than 30 miles a day they're not a practical daily driver (mine is only used for weekends and shows).. and don't forget they're insurance group 17 ! Charger rebuilds every 60,000 miles on standard pulley, half that on a smaller pulley are costly.

There's a lot of down-sides, but the smile on your face when you drive it makes it all worthwhile. I'll sell my liver before I sell my Rallye !

toph.

how much do you want for your liver[:D]
 

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One meeeeelion dollars ! [:D]

simch: that RHD converted one was sold a few days ago, besides being LHD is half the fun !
 

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Was the RHD one a nice car? Was it as reknowned as they suggested??

A mint original one made just over 4k on ebay last week, 90k miles. The ones for sale in the mags seem a bit overpriced by comparison, at 5k plus? I agree the LHD ones are the better buy for originality.

Are the mechanicals the same as your g60 synchro, Roy, part from the intercooler?
 

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I was born wanting one of these wide-arch barnstormers.....

As has been said, be prepared to give it lots of TLC....we take our modern daily drivers for granted these days.

I'd sell my children for one.....(not saying much there, granted)
 

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daniel99weed,

Here's a couple of pic's of mine - 2 owners, 26k Miles from new[:D]. Done less than 100 miles in the last 3 years as I can't really afford to run it along with the 1.8T[:(]

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As tophuh said, don't be put off buying an import - mine came from Germany. I believe there were less than 70 sold through UK VW dealers when they were new. The MPG isn't the best but coming from a v6 you'd probably find it quite frugal[^].

Cheers

Joe
 

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When you say the bore size is different, Roy, you mean pistons...?? How are they different, stil a 1.8 aint it?

Red rallye looks sweet, never seen a red one close up!
 

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Quote: posted by simch on 12/02/2005 09:29:21

When you say the bore size is different, Roy, you mean pistons...?? How are they different, stil a 1.8 aint it?

My G60 syncro = 1781cc

Rallye syncro = 1763cc iirc(rally homologation rules)
 

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Never knew that! So yours should be quicker then Roy! 0.003hp more perhaps!

I do like that red one v much, although the pearl green is top too!
 

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Quote: posted by tophuh on 11/02/2005 19:37:14

One meeeeelion dollars ! [:D]

simch: that RHD converted one was sold a few days ago, besides being LHD is half the fun !

Hi, Do you know the reg as I used to own a Dark Blue RHD Rallye SE 3 years ago and sold it to a guy from Wales and have never seen it again at any of the shows. My reg was G250 VDV
 
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