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  1. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Dec 10, 2018

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    I did some consulting work for Kia in the Nineties - the products were awful. The quality issues on the Sportage then were astonishing in their range, variety and number. I see that since then they have established a much more technologically/stylistically-managed brand, and, superficially at least, the vehicles are looking and behaving better. But, like most Far-East production, the range is mainly selling on undercutting price-points, and the aesthetics and driving experience are soulless - fine if you want an inexpensive means of A to B transport, but not the stuff of Petrol Heads!

    Now, for something with soul, come West:
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  2. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Dec 10, 2018

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    So you can say that about Kia, but when I see Alpha, I think reliability issues hah.
     
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  3. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Dec 10, 2018

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    Complains about quality, like Alfa? Umm
     
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  4. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Dec 10, 2018

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    Now, if you know your porn, you'll no doubt be appreciative of a Colour Climax:
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  5. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Dec 11, 2018

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    Apologies gents - I meant to post those 914s on the Automotive Pornography thread. ::shy::
     
  6. pascs

    pascs Dec 11, 2018

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    Our current Kia is a 3.3ltr 290bhp Sorento, 3 years of ownership and no issues, the engine isnt the greatest sounding but its pretty smooth and definitely powerful, certainly gave my 2.5ltr V6 Alfa 156 a run for its money :thumbsup: But for sound that Alfa V6 is just the greatest.
    Have recently sold the Alfa and bought a Nissan Patrol........4.8ltr SWB makes for some entertainment :D
     
  7. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Dec 14, 2018

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  8. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Dec 21, 2018

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    A 33 entirely suitable for the public roads and thus named Stradale.
     
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  9. albertob

    albertob Dec 21, 2018

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    Probably the old Alfa’s.
    I owned some of them and I had some minor problems (water pump and alternator). Never had big issues though.
    I heard new models (Giulia, Stelvio, etc) are very reliable and the quality bar was set much higher.

    Alberto
     
  10. 1972Steve

    1972Steve Dec 21, 2018

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    My old sled. Have owned it since I was 14. 571 horse/484 torque. 2900 lbs on the scales. Set up to go around a track. My partner in crime next to me F28AE0B6-FE59-4872-B89A-D296303E7CCD.png 77079ADD-FC63-47B3-9FD0-5C87B5E46E54.jpeg
     
  11. hugo2703

    hugo2703 Dec 21, 2018

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  12. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Dec 21, 2018

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    Wow that looks like a very nice build!
    Very nice!
     
  13. albertob

    albertob Dec 21, 2018

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  14. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Dec 21, 2018

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    Engine shot please. :)
     
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  15. Caserya

    Caserya Dec 21, 2018

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    'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - get it out with Optrex.' - Spike Milligan.
     
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  16. Steve88M3

    Steve88M3 Dec 22, 2018

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    Legend.
     
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  17. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Dec 22, 2018

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  18. rob#1

    rob#1 Dec 22, 2018

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    So is this the Grandfather of the Legend?
    Or the original Legend?
    My fave car when I was growing up, this example of the 3.0 CSL lightweight E9 is currently for sale at 150,000 Euro. If only...
     
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  19. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Dec 22, 2018

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    I started working for BMW in 1971. It's difficult today to adequately express how exciting cars like the CSL, 2002tii and 3.0Si were to drive, both in the context of the times and also in absolute terms. I've driven quite a few BMWs since I moved on to Alfa Romeo in '79, and, generally, I've respected them for their quality and capabilities, but they have not thrilled me and they have none of the road presence that 'your' CSL displays, so resplendent in Taiga, despite its wonky bumper! (A CSL looks rather fine in Inka too . . . and Golf, and Polaris and Chamonix and . . .)
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  20. Hijak

    Hijak Dec 22, 2018

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    Damn, That’s a nice Mustang!!! I second the request for an engine shot.::love::