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Post by Will Anderson » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:30 pm

Jim you mentioned seeing a Calibra a short while ago. A really good looking "P" plate example passed me in Elgin this morning. Hadn't seen one for a long time and it made me check out some of the Classic ads! :oops:


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Post by scimjim » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:56 pm

I looked at a new 4WD Calibra in 1995 (and the V6 but I think that was a lot more money at the time?) - went with a diesel Cavalier in the end as it was one of the last, so they threw in every possible option. I soon wished I’d swapped the ZX TD for a Xantia Activa rather than the cav though :D


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Post by Will Anderson » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:58 pm

Yep, it might have had every extra but that engine was a bit of a slug IIRC!


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Post by scimjim » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:57 am

The Isuzu 1.7TD wasn’t too bad - not a patch on the pug diesels though. The activa was only available with the 2 litre petrol or the rarer 3 litre V6 IIRC?


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Post by Will Anderson » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:27 am

Yep, the Pug diesels were brilliant. One of our contractors ran Pugeot 305 vans (when did you last see one of those! :) ) and the engines were doing 200-300k miles with minimal maintenance. The vans were usually crashed or had fallen apart with abuse before the engines were half worn! :lol:


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Post by cannonball » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:18 am

Ah, the Pug diesel, a fantastic little engine and I took mine up to just over 330000 miles, yes three hundred and thirty thousand miles before I flogged for five hundred quid, never had anything done to it apart from oil and filter every ten thousand, just a pity everything else fell off or wore out.



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Post by scimjim » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:06 pm

I had a 305 (petrol) saloon but funnily enough I saw a 504 pickup the other day, in orange just like the one my dad had :D


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Post by philhoward » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:07 pm

Xantia Activa was the 2.0 turbo for UK at least.


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Post by scimjim » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:08 pm

I’m sure I looked at a V6 version (limited edition)?

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Okay - apparently beset with problems making it RHD, so we never got the Activa with V6 - must have been wishful thinking (or it wasn’t an Activa), or my memory is confusing it with the ZF auto adaptive gearbox it came with?


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Post by philhoward » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:16 pm

V6 came with hydractive 2 or 3 suspension (as per VSX/Exclusive) - 3rd sphere fitted. Activa was the only one with active anti roll.


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Post by Scimher » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:54 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:
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I'd go for a frogeye with a different front too - the windscreen shape looks pretty distinctive? The film was made in Brighton, apparently, and this website "Films Made in Brighton" (scroll about halfway down the page) lists it, along with a photo of the car emerging from a familiar location in Hove. :)

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Front looks a bit Turner-like but the rear is Frogeye by the look of it....(More comprehensive clip on youTube...)



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Post by PeteMac » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:51 pm

Lovely old Bentley about to be treated to some TLC, at Alyth Classic Restorations.
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Post by Scimher » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:54 pm

Will Anderson wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:27 am
Yep, the Pug diesels were brilliant. One of our contractors ran Pugeot 305 vans (when did you last see one of those! :) ) and the engines were doing 200-300k miles with minimal maintenance. The vans were usually crashed or had fallen apart with abuse before the engines were half worn! :lol:
Many years ago a neighbour had the early diesel Peugeot 205; she was some sort of social worker....one of her cases was the 15yr. old boy who set fire to a department store in Chesterfield over 25yrs.ago. She would find herself driving down to the West Country, calling somewhere else & then ending up in Chesterfield - she traded the car in at 2yrs. old & the dealer could not believe the mileage of 170,000... :shock:



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Post by Scimher » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:03 pm

Doing a 6mile round trip into town on Friday, I waved at a powder-blue Morris 1000, saw a local burgundy chrome B Roadster with the hood down, the driver of whom studiously ignored me & then coming out, a chap waved who was driving something old & quite exotic.......but I've forgotten what the hell it was! :roll:



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Post by Will Anderson » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:52 pm

12 of these on the A96 and in Elgin. On a round Britain coastal drive apparently. :D
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