Talking of Hondas rmad recently turned me on to the whole Honda IMA range of hybrids. Didn't know they did one of their nondescript Civics in hybrid form and you can now pick them up for about a grand.
Yep, this shape:
Seem to like to rust thought, there is one for sale local that looks really tidy with 44k on the clock for £495 but it needs a new alternator (they don't have them ) so possible failed IMA system
Mazda MX 3 Coupe / either the 1.6 16v dohc i have got or the more desirable V6 version. In six months have yet to see another one but read only 400 still exist out of that number many are on sorn so that explains that but most parts are still available
I saw a modern jazz in Birmingham a while back. Nothing unusual, except it was being mercilessly flogged. Weaving traffic, speeding, general tomfoolery. The Jazz driving community would have been appalled.
On a seperate note, I used to see a little car. I'm sure it was an alfa. Probably mid 90's. Had no real features except a rubber bump strip that went all the way around the car. Anyone know what it might have been?
I also saw a honda the other day, probably late 80's that looked like the johnny cabs in total recal. Not seen one of those before either. Any ideas?
I've got a 2013 jazz as a commuter car. I don't get why they have such an oap reputation! The little 1.3 vtec lump loves to rev and they handle bloody well- they're only just over a ton. It's quicker down a B road than my BMW 530i as you can just chuck it onto corners at any speed and it grips. Shame they never did a type R would have been brilliant. Oh and you can get 6x2 sheets of plywood in one easy too
This guy was certainly proving their ability. Ive always assumed Honda dealers just did a good over 60's deal on them or something because every other jazz ive ever seen has been doing 10mph under the speed limit at all times.
The Astra reminds me of an old advert/video I saw on Youtube of a sort of 5th wheel conversion wherein you mounted the 'tractor unit' bit on the roof of your car and then the caravan trailer to that. The car they used was an old Beetle (old video) but it seemed to have been designed for it as they had the car driving round in cirles in a fashion that looked like its axis was the trailer unit (might have explained that last bit badly)