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GENERAL => General Chat => Topic started by: sloany on 17:40, Mon 30 June 2008

Title: R5 Rivalry
Post by: sloany on 17:40, Mon 30 June 2008
Is there much rivalry between the R5 GTT & a Punto GTT

dunno if i have crossed a line asking this, only coz they both have same capacity engine with turbos

just wanted some light shed on it thats all

you will all get to know me soon enough lol i havent got a clue so plenty of questions will be coming from me in the near future lol
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Post by: 5teve L on 18:00, Mon 30 June 2008
Punto is as or more fragile than a GTT if you turn the boost up, pistons made of chocolate i hear :)
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Post by: Lambrettaobsession on 19:28, Mon 30 June 2008
I know what you mean, would you consider the RS turbo escort a better car.

I know it's not like for like but I think they are pretty smart in that grey blue colour


 :D
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Post by: scratcher on 20:18, Mon 30 June 2008
there's a few punto gt's round my way, i've only spoke to one of the guys and that was for him to tell me he was fed up of the fiat and wanted to buy mine in a petrol shop. nobody ever seems to want rid of a 5.
and out of the fords i'd prefer a fiesta turbo. i like the look of little cars more, and a mate has one that makes me crap myself, 0-62 was timed at 5.64!!
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Post by: philGTT on 22:57, Mon 30 June 2008
my mate had a punto turbo, although it was nippy it broke every week! engine and interior. built like s**t.
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Post by: 5teve L on 23:02, Mon 30 June 2008
Quote from: "Lambrettaobsession"
I know what you mean, would you consider the RS turbo escort a better car.

I know it's not like for like but I think they are pretty smart in that grey blue colour


 :D


I love the look of the RST, especially in the dolphin grey or whatever it's called, drove 3 of them & absoloutly hated them, i'd rather have a cossy.
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Post by: Lambrettaobsession on 19:25, Tue 01 July 2008
Now your talking. a cossy...moonstone blue RS 500 2 Door hatch.

these must be about a  fiver to buy now
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Post by: scratcher on 23:15, Tue 01 July 2008
Quote from: "Lambrettaobsession"
Now your talking. a cossy...moonstone blue RS 500 2 Door hatch.

these must be about a  fiver to buy now


haha, if only. i'd have loads. they're selling for 20 odd grand for good ones. i'm well into me fords and i've always wanted one. my dad used to have a saff cossie when they came out and i remember that shifting.
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Post by: vulpyfox on 09:09, Wed 02 July 2008
lets not forget the fiat uno turbo lol hmm my friend had one and i lost count of how many engines and engine rebuilds he had done on it. though it was a fun little thing

R5 turbo has always been my fave thats why i got one [when i was old enough to enjoy it without the insurance sting that is]
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Post by: scratcher on 18:59, Wed 02 July 2008
same, i wanted one since i was 10, haha. only took 12 years to get one.
my mate was taking the piss sayin the 5's the most unreliable turbo car going, guess who's got their rs turbo in the garrage takin the engine out!
just gotta look after them and they're great.
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Post by: sloany on 22:51, Wed 02 July 2008
yeh thats the thing now Im so determined to look after it and try to make sure it doesnt blow etc, I'll just keep the boost down and take my time with the subtle but needed engine mods uprated gaskets etc
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Post by: james70 on 18:38, Thu 03 July 2008
theres a punto gt that comes into my work, drove that before, it goes ok, but feels and boosts nothing like the 5 :lol:
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Post by: dgdogz on 09:37, Fri 04 July 2008
ahh th old punto/5 debate
i had it going on in my head for bout 2 months b4 i finally bawt my car.
i just wasnt sure at all
coz i ddnt kno anyone tht hd owned either
hahaha
ive spent sooo much dough on my 5 in the last while and theres stil more  to go
but 1 thing...the looks u get is unbeleivable
and surprisingly my insurance is not so bad
fully comp and im 21
800 quid


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Post by: philGTT on 19:30, Fri 04 July 2008
lets not get into insurance, ive jus turned 19 and im about 1200 3rd party, ha!

i wana know what R5's are like against Polo G40's.

im into my Dubs and all my m8s r too!
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Post by: Lambrettaobsession on 19:45, Fri 04 July 2008
I agree that the five turbo gets loads of looks.

I think it's because you don't see any Renault 5's in general. They are all scrapped. I take mine to school, I'm a teacher and the kids think it's mint, they say "love that Ali G car Sir,  does it really do a 140"


 

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of course it does !!!!!
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Post by: bernard on 22:20, Fri 04 July 2008
what do the r5 do top speed? to scared to try it now im older and so many bloody cops! :lol:
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Post by: James5 on 22:30, Fri 04 July 2008
I have had 132mph in mine according to my GPS I didn't want to go any faster felt like the car was shaking to bits still had a few 1000 revs to go aswell so I think i could have had more. :D
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Post by: big dave on 18:04, Sat 05 July 2008
my mate has a punto gt i posted pics up of it in the gallery
i think they are ugly lol
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Post by: chrisb on 05:51, Sun 06 July 2008
When mine was new i had 130 on the speedo as you come off the M27 onto the M3 on the concrete dual carriageway bit a few miles up on the way to London , flat straight and level but you have to allow for inaccuracy so it was probably just over 120.
Been round Millbrook hillclimb and banked circuit at 155 in a big Vauxall Senator barge, that was fun.
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 16:16, Sun 06 July 2008
There is a fair bit of innaccuracy, even on my standard wheel + tyre size combo the GPS said i was doing 92 and the speedo was just over 100.  :shock:
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Post by: philGTT on 16:31, Sun 06 July 2008
on my gps i got 125
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Post by: big dave on 17:13, Sun 06 July 2008
i got 103 out of my 5 but it was running rough and turbo boost kept goin flat if you no what i mean. the gt punto we got 117 with a bit moe to go in the wet on the wat to bolton. the punto handels like the titanic compared t my 5 so the R5 is the better car in my opnion.
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Post by: james70 on 14:08, Tue 08 July 2008
When i first got my 5, was standard. Was behind a s2000 at the lights, he was amazed to see me on his bumper all the way upto a 120, before we both had to slow. Good job to as dont think id have wanted to go any quicker in it, had alot more left in it though.

120 in a 5 feels alot faster than in any other car lol!
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Post by: scratcher on 15:39, Tue 08 July 2008
i done 85 in mine once.  :oops:
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Post by: 5teve L on 15:48, Tue 08 July 2008
I won't say what speed i've had out of mine, but i cross the line at pod @ 6k rpms @ 109 mph in 4th gear ;)