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Thanks, Chris - I love the little X1/9 - if only they weren't made of Alka-Seltzer !!!


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Thank you, Chris. It was all so familiar.
Of course I agree with what Kev. said.
My FIAT X1/9 had body-piercing rust at less than 12 months old.
For a change, Hubnut is right, the car was fabulous to drive fast because its road holding was so high. It also transitioned to four-wheel drift... if you were feeling very brave. 😊
I once drove home on a flat tyre because I did not know one of my rear tyres was completely flat! 🙄 There was no difference in handling or road noise. Of course the Michelin XZX it was wearing was absolutely 'cactus'! (As Australians would say.)
 

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Thank you, Chris. It was all so familiar.
Of course I agree with what Kev. said.
My FIAT X1/9 had body-piercing rust at less than 12 months old.
I had a similar experience back in the 1970s with Alfa Suds. Initially I bought a cheap second hand basic Alfa Sud as a stop gap car, loved it so much that I bought a new Alfa Sud Sprint Veloce !
Fantastic to drive but rusted despite being Ziebarted from new. Also had repeated head gasket problems on No 4 cylinder which filled with coolant if stopped on induction stroke.
 

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A lovely video, thank you, Chris 😃
 
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Thank you, Chris, that was the best video by Hubnut I have ever seen!
From the moment I saw one of these in Doctor No in 1962, I have loved them. Later I found it was better to appreciate them at a distance, none the less, lovely.
 

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Thanks Chris ! Not sure I agree with his comments about the crashy uncomfortable ride as even my wife likes driving the Puma. Perhaps the demonstrator has had the suspension poly-bushed or tweaked.

Rather like the MX5, the Puma gained an unfair "hairdresser's car" reputation despite it's excellent handling and performance from the 123bhp Yamaha tuned engine. We are currently on our second Puma as they are loved and driven by all the family members.

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A Renault 4!!....

 
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Thanks Chris ! Not sure I agree with his comments about the crashy uncomfortable ride as even my wife likes driving the Puma. Perhaps the demonstrator has had the suspension poly-bushed or tweaked.

Rather like the MX5, the Puma gained an unfair "hairdresser's car" reputation despite it's excellent handling and performance from the 123bhp Yamaha tuned engine. We are currently on our second Puma as they are loved and driven by all the family members.

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Thank you, Jono.
This is a good clip because he is discovering the car as he shows us to it.
I have some interest in this clip as a student, I owned a Renault of the same period.
Unfortunate, as a Renault Dauphine Gordini owner, I feel entirely left out of this story. Mind you, pretty as the Dauphine was, it really was made out of aspirin!
 

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Hub Nut does posh Porsche!...😉

 
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Hubnut does 'Modern' ......

 
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Thanks for another HubNut, Chris (y)

I always look forward to his road tests (as opposed to his ape-man spannering sessions!!)

I don't think I'll be buying a FIAT Panda though...
 
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That little Honda looks like a lorra lorra fun!! 😃
 

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That little Honda looks like a lorra lorra fun!! 😃
Yes, it looks almost 'Dinky' proportions with Ian stood at the side of it, and he's not a big chap!
 
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Ian 'waxes lyrical' about his Ford Fairmont.....Fast Forward to 1:10 to avoid Ian flogging calendars and mugs! :oops:

 
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