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Old 19th September 2019, 15:18   #1
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Anyone know if GMC has stopped trading? Iíve tried to go onto the website but comes up with error.<br><br><br>Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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Old 20th September 2019, 16:41   #3
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Blimey!! just spent 30 mins on the phone with John from GMC regarding some engine mods including supercharging the engine, I also found out that he is still trading although he is selling his garage and everything in it.

A great guy and full to the brim of TU knowledge and other very useful information and it sound like there's not much he hasn't done over the years.
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He is also doesnít like it when you question him. Also likes to provide parts that ďwork well togetherĒ even though he has no knowledge of them working. His knowledge is old and has no room for the new school way of doing things. Be cautious of what he tells you as most things now can be done cheaper with better results.
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Old 21st September 2019, 22:03   #5
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Duly noted sir<br><br><br>Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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He is also doesnít like it when you question him. Also likes to provide parts that ďwork well togetherĒ even though he has no knowledge of them working. His knowledge is old and has no room for the new school way of doing things. Be cautious of what he tells you as most things now can be done cheaper with better results.
A bit off topic, but I was having a conversation with someone the other day who wants to fit carbs to an old VW, using silicone joiners - rather than buying a proper manifold for the purpose and using the standard injectors with a remap. bizarre.

But he's older and has no time for us generation Y folks.

Some people are just set in their ways
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Old 22nd September 2019, 19:58   #7
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A bit off topic, but I was having a conversation with someone the other day who wants to fit carbs to an old VW, using silicone joiners - rather than buying a proper manifold for the purpose and using the standard injectors with a remap. bizarre.

But he's older and has no time for us generation Y folks.

Some people are just set in their ways
I wonder whether our generation will be like that in 10-15 years. When the new set of enthusiasts come along, wanting to do something new/better, and whether weíll revert back to suggest the sorts of things we do now, and the way we do them.
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I wonder whether our generation will be like that in 10-15 years. When the new set of enthusiasts come along, wanting to do something new/better, and whether weíll revert back to suggest the sorts of things we do now, and the way we do them.
Well I still tell people the Saxo/106 is the best thing since sliced bread, but secretly my 2016 Alto Works is a far better car, so much more advanced and nicer to drive.

Ahh well

106 is still better with it's really slow Bosch ECU.
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Well I still tell people the Saxo/106 is the best thing since sliced bread, but secretly my 2016 Alto Works is a far better car, so much more advanced and nicer to drive.

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106 is still better with it's really slow Bosch ECU.
100%. I think there are a couple of things that come in to play with the Saxo / 106. The first is the nostalgia. I will always have a soft spot for the car because it reminds me of being 17/18. Driving around with my mates, fitting a few modifications, listening to music, racing other shit hatchbacks, going to Tesco at 11pm on a Wednesday to buy something to eat and a couple of beers Ė just because we could. I look back on those times with very fond memories. The second is the experience you get driving the car. I still have both a VTS and 106 Rallye, whenever I take the Saxo out Iím never really sure whether Iím going to make it home again. The car is so basic and poorly built compared to modern cars, the brakes are soft, the gears are loose, the stock steering doesnít build much confidence and anything over 60 feels like the car is going to rattle itself apart, but at the same time, all of those things make the car excellent fun to drive. Itís a great car.
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100%. I think there are a couple of things that come in to play with the Saxo / 106. The first is the nostalgia. I will always have a soft spot for the car because it reminds me of being 17/18. Driving around with my mates, fitting a few modifications, listening to music, racing other shit hatchbacks, going to Tesco at 11pm on a Wednesday to buy something to eat and a couple of beers Ė just because we could. I look back on those times with very fond memories. The second is the experience you get driving the car. I still have both a VTS and 106 Rallye, whenever I take the Saxo out Iím never really sure whether Iím going to make it home again. The car is so basic and poorly built compared to modern cars, the brakes are soft, the gears are loose, the stock steering doesnít build much confidence and anything over 60 feels like the car is going to rattle itself apart, but at the same time, all of those things make the car excellent fun to drive. Itís a great car.
Absolutely, it winds the clock back 10 years every time I get in it

mmmm might want to look into your steering, mine is dead sharp hahahaha

The brakes however, yes for sure!
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Absolutely, it winds the clock back 10 years every time I get in it

mmmm might want to look into your steering, mine is dead sharp hahahaha

The brakes however, yes for sure!
My handling is as wallowy as anything. But the car is completely standard, on the original suspension. So it feels very loose compared to modern cars.
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Its funny because my 106 has invsted a feeling of reliability in me that Ive not had in a long time. Nothing will go wrong, itll go on forever, return monster mpg. Admittedly its not as good a drive as modern cars, but! Is it unpleasant to drive? Not at all, its surprisingly quiet and comfy. I was going to get something more modern but for the driving I do, I dont really see the point
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Modern mainstream cars have no soul.
There isn't one that I'd own being completely honest. They do a job, nothing more.
The only thing that I can imagine putting a smile on my face would be an MX5 or maybe that little Alpine thing.
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Old 27th November 2019, 17:13   #15
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lol, recently smoked some dude ragging an MX5, without even trying.


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You should try a comfy/quiet car

Nostalgia, saw a saxo last week and had a smirk about how I don't miss it, and the 106 before that. I must have gone old or something.
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My old saxo literally fell to pieces.
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There isn't one that I'd own being completely honest. They do a job, nothing more.
The only thing that I can imagine putting a smile on my face would be an MX5 or maybe that little Alpine thing.
My 2016 Alto is mainstream, but only in Japan.

Ability to turn off ALL driver aids, comes with Recaros, turbo, short ratio manual and it's 4WD. what's not to like
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My 2016 Alto is mainstream, but only in Japan.

Ability to turn off ALL driver aids, comes with Recaros, turbo, short ratio manual and it's 4WD. what's not to like
Things are very different in Japan
I really want to go one day when I can afford it
Might bring an R32 GTR and an NSX back with me, both are 'bucket list' cars for me.
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