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The Official AVForums Car Showroom Thread Pt3

Leo31291

Well-known Member
I'd take the Polo over the Golf. Great choice!
 

rjnicko

Standard Member
I'd take the Polo over the Golf. Great choice!
Yeah it’s also 10 grand cheaper than the Golf GTI, which is going to be outdated within the next few months as the MK8 GTI comes out. The Polo also has the same 2.0 Litre Turbo Engine has the Golf GTI. Just detuned so it’s around 30BHP less.
 
I'd take the Polo over the Golf. Great choice!
It is what I thought based on looks. I just don't think the Polo can handle the power as well as the Golf does. When I drove it I was having the spinning front wheels a lot. Plus a fair bit of torque steer.
 

Leo31291

Well-known Member
It is what I thought based on looks. I just don't think the Polo can handle the power as well as the Golf does. When I drove it I was having the spinning front wheels a lot. Plus a fair bit of torque steer.
Wait.... Maybe I'm confused with the Polo R. Still, I find the Polo in general a more fun car to drive to the limit in.
 
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Wait.... Maybe I'm confused with the Polo R. Still, I find the Polo in general a more fun car to drive to the limit in.
Totally agree when driving to the limit. And on a track it will be great. Not so sure as a daily on normal roads.
 

Jules Winfield

Well-known Member
Is the number plate on that Polo GTI real or fake? If it's real, I for one cannot figure out what the letters and numbers are supposed to be for it to be a legal plate.

If it is a real plate, then it really does spoil what is otherwise a lovely car.
 

IronGiant

Moderator
It's fake, in the final photo you can see the genuine plate on the back and although you can't make out what it is, it's clearly not the RY4N one.
 

rjnicko

Standard Member
Is the number plate on that Polo GTI real or fake? If it's real, I for one cannot figure out what the letters and numbers are supposed to be for it to be a legal plate.

If it is a real plate, then it really does spoil what is otherwise a lovely car.

its not real thats just a template I use on all photos of my own cars online. I dont want my real number plate to be visible as it makes it easy pickings for cloning, thieves and such.
 

rjnicko

Standard Member
Wait.... Maybe I'm confused with the Polo R. Still, I find the Polo in general a more fun car to drive to the limit in.
the only R Polo is a Polo R-Line. The R-line is just a sportier body kit, but you can still get it with a super slow 1.0 litre 3 cylinder Engine if you wanted. I belive they did make a prototype Polo R of the previous shape, but it never saw production it was just a concept car for showing off rallying I think.

The Polo GTI is a 2.0 litre Turbo 200BHP engine from the Golf GTI. Just detuned by 30bhp.
 

Dony

Distinguished Member
the only R Polo is a Polo R-Line. The R-line is just a sportier body kit, but you can still get it with a super slow 1.0 litre 3 cylinder Engine if you wanted. I belive they did make a prototype Polo R of the previous shape, but it never saw production it was just a concept car for showing off rallying I think.

The Polo GTI is a 2.0 litre Turbo 200BHP engine from the Golf GTI. Just detuned by 30bhp.
We have a lowly Polo Beats in our family and it's great fun to drive. I can only imagine what it must be like with twice the power!
 

MrNismo

Active Member
I've never had a proper 'performance car' before - just a couple of quick-ish cars in my youth (Renault 5 GT Turbo, and Dutton Phaeton kit car)..... I do very few miles, so having another diesel doesn't make sense, and our next main car (for my wife) will most likely be an EV of some sort. So before that happens, it's time to have one last 'hurrah'! Sticking two fingers up to the environmentalists before we all get assimilated...... ;)

So, a new, to me, toy. It has obviously been someone else's weekend fun machine, as despite being 8 years old, it has less than 20,000 miles on the clock. Just two owners, a pair of brothers, (so just a one family car).....

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3.7 litre NA V6 - it's no slouch. Sure, there are faster cars out there - but this is back to basics, hair on your chest, hang on for dear life sort of stuff! Immense fun to be had on the twisty turnies up here in the North Pennines! :D

Oh, and I have a few mods waiting in the wings to make her sing a little more - I've informed the insurance company already, and they're not interested in anything that produces less than a 10% power gain - so I have a spare 32 horses to find before that becomes bothersome! ;)

HFC's should be here tomorrow! :smashin:
Nice one family owned Zed you've found there.
A history like that is hard to find.
Nissan really did a good job on the zed design.
Even the 370z OEM wheels look amazing and stand out from the crowd.
 

IronGiant

Moderator
its not real thats just a template I use on all photos of my own cars online. I don't want my real number plate to be visible as it makes it easy pickings for cloning, thieves and such.
This used to be a major concern on here, and we used to recommend people disguise them. But given you can now pop on Thames Valley Trader (for example) and see this:
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and 99 other 2019 cars it's probably less of an issue. But do disguise yours if you want to :thumbsup:
 
We have a lowly Polo Beats in our family and it's great fun to drive. I can only imagine what it must be like with twice the power!
I actually thought the 1.0 115Bhp drove better for everyday usage. I certainly wasn’t expecting that.
 

jaguar180180

Well-known Member
ive been after one of these for a while and just before Christmas I decided why not.ive had 2 v60s in the past with no probs and so far this has been great.comfort wise its lovely.
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Leo31291

Well-known Member
Duuuuude, Nice!

Gonna see if I can test drive one in the next two weeks. As well as a S2000.
 

KyleS1

Distinguished Member
If I didn't need to drive as much as I do, I would no doubt have an old skool performance car. I#m still hankering after another EP3 Type R or S2000, as well as a Mk2 Golf GTI 16v... :D
 

Leo31291

Well-known Member
Cant remember the last time I saw one either. Wasnt a fan of the orange but my god it looks incredible in that lighting above.
 

gfroman

Active Member
I installed these GT2RS intake scoops and side skirts on my Porsche TTS!!
Also just had this steering wheel built to my specs and will be receiving it shortly.
I'm getting pretty good switching out steering wheels - LOL....








 

Foster

Distinguished Member
I installed these GT2RS intake scoops and side skirts on my Porsche TTS!!
Also just had this steering wheel built to my specs and will be receiving it shortly.
I'm getting pretty good switching out steering wheels - LOL....








Looks a pretty comfortable steering wheel!
 

Boomy

Member
A couple of the current toys. A Nissan/Datsun B11 coupe with a Saab turbo engine fitted (not by me) and a PAO that is currently up on my lift waiting for the engine to come out so we can stick in a relatively straight swap 1.2 Micra engine.

Daily is a Cupra 290, but I have no pics because, well, it looks like everything else lol.

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KyleS1

Distinguished Member
Love an old skool ride. Wish I had more mechanical know how to run something like this.
 

andybond

Active Member
I have a Lotus exige s2 with various modifications including supercharger.

It looks a lot like this :

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It drives so well. You can drive it like a regular car ( its a 1.8l from a Celica ) and it will return decent MPG and it perfect around town or you can hoon it and its a riot
 

Ormy

Member
New to the forum, this is my MG ZR160.

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