Spiritual successor (not a BMW!)..

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timmy201
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Re: Spiritual successor (not a BMW!)..

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The strange thing I’ve noticed here in Australia is that since the latest generation Yaris was released there’s been more GR models driving around than the base models

The GR is a bargain for a small performance hatch
The base models are about 50% more expensive than the old ones and haven’t really taken off yet
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Re: Spiritual successor (not a BMW!)..

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Good luck, that would be some deal.

I enquired about the possibility of getting one whilst getting the family bus serviced a few months back - and they said they might have a cancelled order. Before I could get my wallet out, they explained they would be buying it themselves and selling it on…

And the previous one they did that with they sold for 41k!
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I think I should say that if I am lucky enough to get the car it was never supposed to be for speculation, just to make a small dream come true, thrash the nuts off a poor small car as it demands and get as many miles as possible before the petrol runs out!
I had and disliked a lotus exige simply because it was too wide to throw around the lanes nearby, every time a car came towards you you’d have to breathe in and pray!
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And the previous one they did that with they sold for 41k!
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Jees, makes my deal sound a bit pie in the sky! I didn't know they were going for that much!
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Well finally got it and it is quite a thing.
First move is to swop the alloys off as they are £1600 each!!
Put on a set of oz rally’s in white, a set of four for less than one original.
But sad to say it is no mini, it’s just too big! And the springs aren’t lumps of rubber!
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