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So, my last car was an Escort Mk6, with a pretty good spec I think.
Specs include 2.0 engine, Cosworth wide arches, big brakes up front, disc conversion at the rear, 18" wheels, Morette lights, half leather seats, Magnex exhaust, Koni suspension, nice ICE, etc. About 140bhp on the pedal which was pretty good for what it was. I absolutely loved the car.
Unfortunately some ****** from the Carphonewarehouse crashed into it And wrote it off as it was very beyond economical repair - the insurance claim is still going on!!
So time for a new motor!
My criteria at that time were:
- 200bhp or so
- Coupe shape
- Not a Jap (nothing wrong with them just not interested)
And the cars that match the criteria were:
- 3-Series Coupe
I don't like most of the BMW drivers
- 406 Coupe
Nice looking car but too expensive to run... but definitely a second choice.
Out of budget
- Astra Coupe
That leads us onto the Astra Coupe Turbo!
A very short time of searching, I found a Europa Blue ACT down south. It wasn't ideal - I originally wanted a Black one with Leather, but later I found out that the black on Astra Coupes isn't metallic And this one didn't have leather, but the condition was good and the price was right, so I went for it.