16th Oct 2005, 08:08
Quote "The local garage girl always used to put her phone number on the back of my premier points card too!"
Yes because you can pull all the girls in a knackard old vauxhall LOL!!!
4th Nov 2005, 08:20
Ur sum mug aren't you, the handling is terrible because it rwd, 1.1 fiesta are pathetically slow. o-60 inabout 2yrs.
29th Nov 2005, 07:07
The Carlton is one of the very last properly built cars, its 1.8i OHC engine is now outlawed because of emissions.
The power it had would embarrass modern pretenders like Subaru and Mitsubishi EVOs, and the build quality is still up there with the very best Aston Martin and Bentley models.
Seek one out and discover what a real car can do, from an era of decadence and space travel, a car that had it all!
11th Jan 2007, 10:14
Superb review, are there awards for the best reviews on here, this is amongst the best I've read. They really don't build cars like they used to.
15th Jan 2008, 07:49
This is the finest review ever, you should be the next Topgear presenter instead of that meedget Hammond!
22nd Feb 2008, 16:10
What to do with a Carlton 1.8 estate that just won't die? 140K, only change the oil, nothing ever goes wrong. Got a Vectra 2.2 estate too, but the Carlton is twice the car, cept for bump thud through the suspension, and the slowness.
26th Oct 2008, 14:38
"7 Gigawatt Pye stereo", the start of all the lies!
No Carlton in the world is faster than a Cosworth or corners like an f1.
I have a hdi 406 estate and I even show Carltons up, so my car must be awesome.
So basically if you want to beat Cosworths and corner like an F1 car, then buy a 406 diesel estate and you'll still get 45mpg, BARGAIN!!!
27th Oct 2008, 18:48
Lotus Carlton will give a Sierra Cosworth a good run for its money. But I do agree with you with 1800 Carlton is bit under powered; it's because of weight.
And no car will corner like an F1.