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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:41 pm 
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Scimitar GTE. Goes ok, better than the 3 litre Crapi IMO. It has overdrive on the manual gearbox, you could sleep in it with a squeeze if things were that desperate. It does what it says on the tin GTE - Grand Touring Estate.

(Obviously not a modern).

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:37 pm 
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There's always the Audi A5 Quattro 5 door. I think most people on here will be cursing that suggestion because it is an Audi.

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Another car comes to mind but getting harder to find now Rover SD1 loads of room in the back

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:38 pm 
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Another car comes to mind but getting harder to find now Rover SD1 loads of room in the back

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That's right, I remember a 2.6SE I had for a short time. Very comfortable, smooth and reasonably powered by the straight six engine. Unfortunately a weak oil pump caused oil starvation to the head, camshaft siezed and tore the cambelt off. Apart from that the car was lovely.

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Another car comes to mind but getting harder to find now Rover SD1 loads of room in the back

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That's right, I remember a 2.6SE I had for a short time. Very comfortable, smooth and reasonably powered by the straight six engine. Unfortunately a weak oil pump caused oil starvation to the head, camshaft siezed and tore the cambelt off. Apart from that the car was lovely.
I know that was a problem with them,i had two both 2600s,one auto one manual,but never had any engine trouble,always wanted the 3500 vitesse but never had enough money :D


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Got myself a MG ZTT tourer. So far a good car with a bit a poke from the 2.5 V6 with the LPG boosting the MPG!

BAD points I should have thought about, even if at A bargain at £950 - £500 a year road tax, and it is still only does about 20mpg with my heavy foot!

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