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A rare thing !!

Postby simonbuk » Sun 29.10.2017, 16:48

Just stumbled on this -

https://www.essexclassiccarauctions.co. ... -new-1997/

Those rear lights are f*ckin disgusting !!
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Re: A rare thing !!

Postby Saltire » Sun 29.10.2017, 18:18

simonbuk wrote:Just stumbled on this -

https://www.essexclassiccarauctions.co. ... -new-1997/

Those rear lights are f*ckin disgusting !!


:agree: but “They all do that, sir”
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Re: A rare thing !!

Postby clemo » Sun 29.10.2017, 18:31

Well , i would say thats not the best angle to show them off , but myself and others were running them and i actually quite like them , and think they are a an improvement on the dated alpines that we al currently run .

But that price for a Kia is top heavy and i don't think the quoted Kia price is very accurate .
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Re: A rare thing !!

Postby Rambo » Sun 29.10.2017, 21:21

9 miles in 3 years ? I wouldn't touch it with Geoff Smith's bargepole

And where's the turbo :twisted:

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Re: A rare thing !!

Postby theelanman » Sun 29.10.2017, 22:24

And apparently more powerful with a 150bhp 1.8 engine......
I thought a stock se was 165bhp......tweeked to about 200+ with a chip and an exhaust.......
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Re: A rare thing !!

Postby simonbuk » Sun 29.10.2017, 22:28

And why would it sit in a Kia garage knowing they stopped making them years ago ?!
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Re: A rare thing !!

Postby rip » Mon 30.10.2017, 10:06

theelanman wrote:And apparently more powerful with a 150bhp 1.8 engine......
I thought a stock se was 165bhp......tweeked to about 200+ with a chip and an exhaust.......


It seems that 150bhp is more than 165bhp!
Once the turbo cuts in, torque is a lot less peaky than an NA too & this is true of most charged engines so a 165bhp turbo is more powerful in real terms & not just on paper.
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Re: A rare thing !!

Postby Fredjohn » Mon 30.10.2017, 12:58

simonbuk wrote:And why would it sit in a Kia garage knowing they stopped making them years ago ?!



Marketing ploy called "halo effect". Ford used it with great success with various products in '60s and '70s: viz rally/racing wins with fast Escorts (Twincam BDA GT etc etc), but sold loads of 1300L to blokes who thought and wanted to give the impression they were driving the fast version.

Still used today as a psychological puller into the showroom by every car manufacturer though.

Just take a look around Mercedes main showroom at Brooklands: full of old discountinued models, F1 stuff as well as current models.
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Re: A rare thing !!

Postby simonbuk » Fri 01.12.2017, 21:45

So anybody know if it sold ? Can't find results on their website ?
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Re: A rare thing !!

Postby Dave Eds » Sat 02.12.2017, 01:20

Why the interest given your previous comments?
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Re: A rare thing !!

Postby simonbuk » Sat 02.12.2017, 08:23

Curiosity !!
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