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sloany

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R5 Rivalry
« 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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« Reply #1 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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« Reply #2 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


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« Reply #3 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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« Reply #4 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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« Reply #5 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


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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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« Reply #6 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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« Reply #7 on: 23:15, Tue 01 July 2008 »
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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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« Reply #8 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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« Reply #9 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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« Reply #10 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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« Reply #11 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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« Reply #12 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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« Reply #13 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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« Reply #14 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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