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Old 02-20-2003, 12:19 PM
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The car I won - finally got it

So, after much malarky, today I picked up the SEAT Ibiza I won (see I won a new car!!! And am 'Young Driver of the year' thread) from the dealer. I've driven it around 25 miles, can't do too many as I'm hoping to sell it and buy that 500E

It's a pretty neat car, nippy with its 1.4-16v 100bhp engine and light weight, and is top of the line spec too. Oh and SEATs are simply rebadged Volkswagens, built by VW, and often using newer technology than their VW cousins as something of a 'testbed' before they are used in VWs core models (Golf/Jetta/Passat etc). This is based on the very latest Polo platform.

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Old 02-20-2003, 12:23 PM
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Sport spec. includes: Rear Spoiler, Sports seats, Sports leather steering wheel/gearlever/handbrake lever



Climate Control, Electric windows/mirrors (heated), Twin Airbags with passenger side de-activation, Side Airbags


9 Miles on the clock


Traction Control, ABS (Anti-lock braking) & EBA (Electronic Brake Assist)


Front Foglamps, CD Player & 8 speakers, Trip Computer



16" Alloys, 4 wheel disc brakes, Remote Central Locking, Alarm, Immobilizer
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Old 02-20-2003, 12:29 PM
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None of the 190E's multi-link independant rear suspension here!




To help me sell it, I've put all these on a web site..:

http://www.maylane.demon.co.uk/russ/seat/
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Old 02-20-2003, 12:32 PM
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Neat little car!

Good for the daily grind while you tinker on the others!

Easy on the (rising cost of) gas too!

Do you pay taxes on winnings like we do here in the US?
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Old 02-20-2003, 12:32 PM
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That's kinda slick looking! Congrats!
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Old 02-20-2003, 12:39 PM
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Neat little car!
Do you pay taxes on winnings like we do here in the US?
Thanks, No we don't pay any taxes at all

I forgot to mention my driving impressions: on the sports suspension it's a little firm riding as you'd expect, and a little thumpy with those wide low-profile tyres, but it does have good damping (far better than the usual VW/Audi fare) and little body roll, and inspires huge confidence going quickly through bends. A lot of fun on the open road actually, less fun in town because of the lack of torque (needs variable valve timing!). Steering is quite direct and not bad for feel either, which helps. Far more fun than any recent Volkswagen I've driven, (which is most of them). It's a change, despite the 190E's excellent handling, to have a lighter, more stiffly sprung car.

High revving on the motorway though, and not even attempting to be close to '80s Mercedes interior quality, even if it's not bad for a small car, and far better than Ford's.
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Old 02-20-2003, 12:59 PM
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cool little car.

now hurry up and sell it so you can enjoy spending the money it on something you really want!

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Old 02-20-2003, 01:45 PM
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I wouldn't mind if the VW Group brought Seat over here to compete against the Koreans. Hell, that car is very stylish compared to anything that comes out of Korea, and I like the interior.

Do they offer the 1.8 T engine in there, or the TDi, in Britain?

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Old 02-20-2003, 01:50 PM
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Hey Russ!

Congrats! Sweet win! You should sell it as a "lucky winners car" or something...probably squeeze some extra cash for it from superstitous types.

How'd you win it? Racing?

Good luck on the hunt for the 500E...
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Old 02-20-2003, 05:49 PM
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The undercarrige is just so clean
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Old 02-20-2003, 07:35 PM
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Do they offer the 1.8 T engine in there, or the TDi, in Britain?

-Sam
Quite - how does a 130bhp/229 lbft 1.9 Diesel take you? No?
What if they bludgeoned in the 210bhp version of the 1.8 Turbo in the Audi TT/S3..
Bear in mind, the version I have weighs 1049 Kg (2300 lb)... that will make a very fast car.

These fast versions are called 'Cupra' and 'Cupra R'

And yes, you do sadly miss them in the USA, perhaps they are a little too 'hardcore' though?
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Old 02-20-2003, 07:45 PM
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I think it's kinda cool. I wish I could win something like that
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Old 02-21-2003, 12:04 AM
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Wow not a bad looking little ride....Especially for a freebie
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Old 02-21-2003, 03:45 PM
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What kind of milage does that thing get, I bet it get at least 20 mpg.
You're kidding, right? Official average is 42.2 mpg.

The 130bhp diesel does 55.4 mpg
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Old 02-21-2003, 05:48 PM
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Too bad the diesel is now considered the 'Evil Engine' by our EPA(s).

Happy Motoring, Mark

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