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Slightly off topic for a Mk1 owners club but i thought i would ask for some advice here. In May or July next year a friend and myself are driving from Scotland to Rome in 10 days as part of a trip and then back again via a shorter route.

The car has to be less than £500 and we have added a few requirements of our own; Rwd and Manual.

Now we have had a few ideas and some we have ruled out:

-IS200 High contender and if you get the sport model it comes with an LSD but a bit gutless for my liking.
-Mazda Mx5 Small nippy and lightweight but far to cramped for 14 days worth of camping gear and clothing and im well over 6 foot so cant imagine it would be  nice place to be.
-X type Jag (AWD admittedly) but would be very comfortable and the v6 seem pretty quick but maybe a bit boring
-Struggling to find any of the 6 cylinder 3 series for less than 500 and the 4 pots are gutless (Having owned a compact for a short while)

So now i roll it out to all of you for some suggestions what would you buy for £500 or less thats RWD Manual and fairly fun
 

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Volvo.

May be hard to find one for under 500 though

Ian

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Volvo 480ES 1992 Scandinavian wedge shaped classic | eBay   dont think matches youre requirements of rwd…but deffo big enough and odd enough

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80s Jag or Merc and hope for the best (although might struggle with the manual bit)

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borednow said

Volvo.

May be hard to find one for under 500 though

Ian



borednow said

Volvo.

May be hard to find one for under 500 though

Ian

Some good volvos out there but there hard to come by for less than 500 there was a 940 we missed out on which would of been perfect.

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Kenneth Cartwright said

Volvo 480ES 1992 Scandinavian wedge shaped classic | eBay   dont think matches youre requirements of rwd…but deffo big enough and odd enough


I dont even know what this is but i want one anyway

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Early-1800 said

80s Jag or Merc and hope for the best (although might struggle with the manual bit)

Unfortunately the manual bit is non negotiable after to many debates over what car to get we agreed it had to be manual and rwd and we cant steer from that

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1988 Mk1 Golf GTi Cabriolet 1.8cc DX, K-jet. Daily drive. 290,000 miles and counting
1978 Mk1 Scirocco GLS 1.6cc FR, Webber carb. Weekend toy.

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mark1gls said


Not a bad shout car looks comfy i think there supercharged aswell that particular one is actually an auto but ill do some shopping for a manual now.

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I thought it's listed as a manual?

As with most Mercs of that age rust is a problem, the front wings all seem to rust very well…  :lol:
 

1988 Mk1 Golf GTi Cabriolet 1.8cc DX, K-jet. Daily drive. 290,000 miles and counting
1978 Mk1 Scirocco GLS 1.6cc FR, Webber carb. Weekend toy.

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mark1gls said

I thought it's listed as a manual?

As with most Mercs of that age rust is a problem, the front wings all seem to rust very well…  :lol:
 

Yeah it is listed as a manual but one of the photos shows the gearknob and its an automatic.

Rust issues are fine this is a banger really ducktape and stickers will cover them.

Possibly looking at a a4 quattro although its awd looks like a good car.

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RWD and Manual for less than 500 with space for 2 weeks of stuff = ford transit

Current rides:
1985 GTI cabriolet
2005 BMW 535d (420bhp) sold
2004 Mk1 Octavia VRS (250bhp)
2002 Yamaha R1 track bike (crashed)

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