So i thought I better introduce you to the new project!
I have spent the last 5 years in diesel company cars (120d's etc) and frankly it was sapping my enthusiasm for all things petrol related regardless of how competent they may have been. SO, i got a half decent bonus from work and i've had a spring in my step since i bought my new toy!
SO I set out to buy a Clio 172, but was drawn to 205's and 306's courtesy of my dads 3 year fling with a 1.6 GTI 205 back when i was 10... I have bought a car that has clearly been around the 306gti6 forum for a while (it had stickers for the forum on it dating back to 2006 or so...), it went against everything i normally adhere to when buying a car, not to mention its done 160k miles and i am amazingly, the 10th owner....
Its had a hard life, the paintwork is frankly woeful (someone has blown over it with pearlescent white and its a crap job at best (paint flaking on the bumpers etc, however it had some very cool bits (I was sold at the sight of the Speedline wheels) i was smitten....
So i drove down to Reading and paid £1100 quid (possibly a bit much for what it is but i dont care right now...) for what i hope will be my project for many many years to come, the spec is as follows:
It is by far the best handling car i've ever driven, its electric to drive, i love the rattling solidity of the engine mounts, its relentless when you change gear, the oil is golden, its just bloody awesome.
It is a bit 'tappy' top end wise, so i suspect its tired and will pop on my first track day, but lets hope not...
I've already bought:
(I found the lack of steering wheel adjustment too much to bare and have plumped for a non-airbag wheel on a boss to bring it closer to me, i really hope it helps as i'm a lanky git and my knees hit the wheel at the moment...)
Then i smashed the wheel into a storm drain whilst avoiding a dog, hence the white wheel, bare with on that one, they will all be white eventually....
As it is today post polish:
Long terms plans include rebuild, jenvey's and a cage, oh and a few trackdays!
Long live the NA Hot Hatch, its given me a real spring in my step and not cost that much either, bloody marvellous