Hi again... Original poster here.
Car is written off due to someone hitting her from behind...
Thing is she drove the journey back and to the garage and back home etc just fine...
Started her up months after the crash and after 5 minutes on the Jump leads she was roaring again... Miss that rev-happy drive!
Still, she's driveway-bound at the moment and will be sold on for spares... Would never find an eGT I like more than mine so moving on to RWD... E30 318is should do it.
Big props to you man! P10eGT army all the way! I'm on my 2nd eGT, due to receive a Pulsar GTi-R engine sometime in the near future. It's such a shame that there's nothing remotely close to an eGT these days, but I hope you're enjoying the BMW!
Original Poster again!
Thanks for the comment.
Yep the eGT was something else.
Mine was bought and is back on the road now. The guy who took it got a bargain and as no-one on the purep10 forums snapped it up, he's got a lovely car with a black diamond clutch, leather seats and brand new v spec tyres!
It is okay as he has the garage to do his own repairs; would have cost me an arm and a leg.
The E30 is great, but no longer a 1.8 iS... I have had a 2.5 litre engine transplant done to it (fully converted with a transplanted engine, clutch, gearbox, exhaust etc)
The E30 is always a great car, but today I have been missing the eGT somewhat and still have a pic up by my desk ;)
Original poster here again.
E30 compared to Primera?
Wow is the E30 fun to drive, but it's gone into the garage again... It's not reliable as such but my enjoying it probably doesn't help :)
I have no money and for what I'm spending I'm missing the eGT more... I'm even looking at P11 GTs as the P10s seem rarer by the minute!
Yes, it's got to the stage where the E30 is noisy, small and annoying... It's creakier inside, it's noisier outside... It struggles to be the car I need it to be for practicality. Sure, it has a large boot and it's ridiculously fun, but the Primera had a large boot and was one of the best FWD cars I've driven.
The Primera far outshines the Peugeot 206 (1999), Ford Focus (2000) and Vauxhall Astra (2006) we've had in our house of recent years...
The Astra isn't as sharp as the Focus, the 206 was a joke but all were nothing compared to the Primera eGT imho...
The RWD E30 still has something quite special over the Primera, but is a lot scarier in wet/icy conditions... It must be respected!
But having looked a lot online at cars of late I can safely say there is no better value saloon of its size than a Primera eGT or GT. You get a good hit of power in a lovely rev-happy engine, great handling, lots of room and most of the time this can be for less than £1k... Perfect.
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