- Mar 19, 2013
- Near the forest
- S212 E250 CDI; Mini Cooper R50
What about the Starion, or 3000 GTO. Cool old Jap tin. First time my ol’ boy took me for a blast in the 3000 GTO as a young lad, I loved it, like a poor mans supercar!
Dont forget about the FTO either.What about the Starion, or 3000 GTO. Cool old Jap tin. First time my ol’ boy took me for a blast in the 3000 GTO as a young lad, I loved it, like a poor mans supercar!
Lancers are just a tad dull in standard guise to me. Perfectly adequate and capable for what they did, just dull and typical natty 90’s platsicy jap interior. For me it’s was all about the Galant, the pre-cursor to the Lancer and the early gen VR4 spawning the Evo in Lancer guise. Best Lancers for me we’re the Evo 4-6 with the 6 Tommy Mak GSR a particular fave. Most practical tho was my 8th gen Legnum VR4: 2.5L, V6, 24v, quad cam, Twin Turbo, 4wd, Active Yaw Control (electronic rear diff), Invecs 2 Tiptronic ‘box (Porsche’s Tip ‘box), about 280bhp. Went like a scolded cat and handles so well for a long roof. Really reliable too. Great for spirited driving, holiday wagon, and can fit a bathroom in the back! Had that car for ten years. Only moved it on when I got the E class.
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Never really seen or heard any love for the FTO. Mrs D wanted one back in the 1990s but I managed to talk her in to an MX-5 instead.
They never appealed to me but my work colleague sold them as fast as he could import them. He drove one himself and regularly had people asking what it was and where they could get one, which is what gave him the idea.Never really seen or heard any love for the FTO.