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    Question Ford Puma or a Calibra?

    I'm probaly going to get another car soon, and i'm considering getting either another Ford Puma 1.7 or a Vauxhall Calibra (unsure what engine size) ... just wondered what you guys would choose?
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    Oooh get the Puma Racing...its gorg

    I want one but cant afford it at the mo

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    out of those 2 - Id pick the puma.......
    Unlike some ppl on here who would automatically go for the Griffin - I know the Puma is a fantastic handling little car and the Cally in my eyes has had its day. At the end of the day they both have other cars underpinnings (Puma/Fiesta - Cally/Cavalier) but my vote is for the blue oval.

    Lets just hope this thread doesnt attract those small minded ppl slating anything that adorns a blue oval!

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    I would love a Racing Puma, but i can't afford one of 'em... i might do a replica though...
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    I think there is a 1.4 replica on sale in auto trader. I seen it last week advertised tho it might not still be there tho.

    There is also a 1.7 puma racing replica but its in red, still cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBandit
    out of those 2 - Id pick the puma.......
    Unlike some ppl on here who would automatically go for the Griffin - I know the Puma is a fantastic handling little car and the Cally in my eyes has had its day. At the end of the day they both have other cars underpinnings (Puma/Fiesta - Cally/Cavalier) but my vote is for the blue oval.

    Lets just hope this thread doesnt attract those small minded ppl slating anything that adorns a blue oval!

    Pretty much as above, the Puma is superb to drive - generally considered to be one of the best handling FWD small coupes there are. Getting pretty cheap nowadays too. Obviously a bit of a girly image but capable all the same.

    Can't really be compared to a calibra imo, the newest calibra is still older than the oldest Puma... if you know what I mean. Calibra is a cavalier in a track suit - good looking car in it's day... but that was 15 years ago imo. Rust is becoming a big issue with them for a start.
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    My local ford dealer weren't impressed with the build quality of the racing puma

    As Sten says though you can't really compare the 2 as the puma will be more up against the tigra
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    Got to be the Puma, looks pretty neat, Silver ones with tinted lights look smart. Calibra's have had their day and think they look very dated now.
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    Puma has gotta win hands down... my cousin sister has one and its one of the best handling cars that i have driven... so much grip and little body roll. oh, and how many cars do you know that have had an engine especiall built for it - the 1.7 was specifically designed for the puma....

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    It was also Top Gear car of the year back in 1997 (i think it was that year)

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