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Fordagon or Volksword?

Postby silverbullet » 21 Jun 2018, 06:03

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Re: Fordagon or Volksword?

Postby Mr Bean » 21 Jun 2018, 08:13

Well Being a Brigot I wouldn't normally entertain a foreign vehicle which includes Ford and Volkswagon.
My lifetime history of Ford ownership and the strangely obsessive care which I give to my T25 being the exceptions which clearly disprove the rule. :roll:

However applying the Plasticine rule I don't think it makes any difference these days. With a few chance exceptions vehicles seem to finish up looking and being more or less as good or bad as each other these days.

(Plasticine rule: Make enough models from the same box of Plasticine and they all finish up duck poo green/grey through cross contamination.) :rofl
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Re: Fordagon or Volksword?

Postby silverbullet » 21 Jun 2018, 14:53

We had a VW Sharan Mk1 (aka F0rd Galaxy), it was a good car/mpv, did all we asked of it.
Light to drive, economical, reliable (slightly weepy VW 2.0 engine, needed a new coil every 5-6 years) quiet, comfortable and not slow. All that let it down was the brittle plastic trim and the paint laquer delaminating in sheets.
If the vans will be at least as good as that, they could be onto a winner.

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Re: Fordagon or Volksword?

Postby nesty » 23 Jun 2018, 22:02

In my early driving days I was a Fordy had an XR3i.
Though once sat in a Mk2 VW Golf GTI, I loved the VW, then went down the classic route with a 1970 Beetle, Type 3 fastback, then bay camper to reach the land of the Bricky from 2006 onwards and here I stay!
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Re: Fordagon or Volksword?

Postby Mr Bean » 24 Jun 2018, 07:27

Talking of XR3i's:
when I went into business many years ago the three of us partners leased Ford Escorts. But one of the partners insisted on an XR3i.
He used driving gloves and set out on journeys with a clipboard like he was a rally driver. This obviously was resulted in a bit of banter. :rofl
He couldn't understand how I could beat him hands down in a sprint start and never twigged that I would simply pull away in second while he faffed around with first.
I have a bit more respect for engineering these days :oops:
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Re: Fordagon or Volksword?

Postby Sir Brixalot » 24 Jun 2018, 12:06

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