RedFrog Posted 2, February 2020 Report Share Posted 2, February 2020 Hi fellow owners of Rat Shit frog cars. Many years ago I had the pleasure of having the use of "mums car" - a Renault 12. This introduced me to the joys of French engineering and front wheel drive car handling. It was most fun when I had the handbrake on - because then on a wet road, or downhill in any conditions the direction that the body of the car was facing in didn't really matter - point front wheels where you want to go and (hopefully) the rest of the car will follow. So when I saved up enough pennies I bought myself an Alfa Romeo with 50:50 weight distribution and RWD... It was a Superleggera - but only because it had been lightened through quite a bit of oxidation... But it did (after emptying my pockets and filling my mechanics) go really well. Anyway, since then I've tended to stick with vehicles driven and steered from different ends (and I don't have a forklift licence) with a few AWDs thrown in. It was with much joy that the significant other and I set out to buy a "newish not another Alfa" (if anyone wants one I have a few spare) that befitted our relatively new freedom from the need to transport offspring and was a bit of fun. Unfortunately all the driven from the correct end 2 door "sports cars" remotely in the price range were incapable of fitting a 6'4" driver (a regression from Alfetta GTs...) so it was onto "hot hatches". If Honda hadn't had the Civic type R's styling designed by or for a 13 year old boy I'd have bought one. If Volkswagen could somehow stop a Golf R from being boring I'd have bought one. If it were possible to find a used BMW 140i with decent suspension, an LSD ideally not an auto for sane $ I'd have bought one. If an i30N Hyundai that was so simple that it reminded me of those older things wasn't hard to get a discount on as it is (apparently) clearly "the cheapest, best value, hot hatch" I might have bought one. And so I bought an RS 280 Cup, manual, in Flame Red... 1 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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