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Sheriff

Member Since 17 Feb 2014
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#410394 New Car Shocker

Posted by Sheriff on 16 September 2014 - 07:09 PM

No offence taken mate. My clubsport is exactly the same as the 'burg edition with the added benefit of a Remus stainless system (which the burg did not have). Apart from that it is identical in every way apart from badging.

The 'burg was supposed to be a limited run of 500, which turned out to be more like a thousand in the end. The clubsport is the outgoing extreme corsa vxr.

Like the burg, the added extras over standard vxr are:
Lowered Bilstein shocks/dampers
Drexler mechanical LSD
Brembo's front and back
Remus twin exit exhaust system (clubsport)
Front splitter
Different 18" wheels (huge improvement and look mean as fook)
Steering re-callibrated
Different map to 205ps

And it did the ring quicker than the Astra VXR...


#410206 New Car Shocker

Posted by Sheriff on 16 September 2014 - 09:29 AM

I was waiting for the "HA Suckeerrrrssss" and sadly it doesnt appear to be coming! :P
 
Must admit, I am disappointed that it has a more firm feeling than the Fez ST though, that is a shame!
 
I think the only thing that is your saving grace is that it is a VXR, at least it wasnt just the base model! :P


It is deffo firmer than the Fiesta. The suspension on the Clubsport/Nurburg edition are Bilstein units with inverted dampers, with are 20f/15r mm lower than standard vxr. It also has a mechanical LSD which makes a huge difference to handling. Where the Fiesta wants to push wide the Corsa grips and tightens it's line. It is truly amazing how much grip it actually has on offer. The Remus system doesn't sound special, just looks nice. But as a package it's great. The Fiesta has a better interior for sure but I like the Recaros in the Corsa better also. It's just my personal preference on the way it drives, just a shame VX don't have an approved tuning package, but 205ps is fine by me anyway for the road.


The thing is Martin you drove both and you spent your money on what you preferred and that's the main thing.  Anyone who buys a car based only on getting brownie points from a car forum has not made the right choice.   And you had the ba11s to come on here and tell us.  Good luck to you :)


Thanks mate.


#408218 New Car Shocker

Posted by Sheriff on 10 September 2014 - 05:41 PM

Well I picked up my new car last week. No, it's not a ford but I'm happy with it. I test drove the majority of hot hatches and it came down to this and the Fiesta ST. This just felt a bit firmer and raw than the ST, and it takes off like a scalded cat. Yes the Fez has great things going for it, but this takes me back to basics and really does feel raw.

Managed a cracking deal through partners scheme also and got a massive discount.

Anyway......enjoy (or hate)

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Yes I know I'll be the new anti-Christ...


#403004 Question For Our Police Friends I Suppose!

Posted by Sheriff on 29 August 2014 - 01:02 PM

Implied public access is the key. A closed factory car park has no implied public access and is NOT classed as a highway.


#401799 Video: Police In Unmarked Car With Speed Camera.....caught!

Posted by Sheriff on 26 August 2014 - 04:04 PM

The criminal justice system sucks mate, that's for sure. It's not the po po's fault trust me.

But in your case, and your experience with the five 'o, I'll take your word for it cos I wasn't there ;)


#401772 Video: Police In Unmarked Car With Speed Camera.....caught!

Posted by Sheriff on 26 August 2014 - 01:41 PM

Err no. the po po were in uniform lol.


#401529 Video: Police In Unmarked Car With Speed Camera.....caught!

Posted by Sheriff on 25 August 2014 - 03:55 PM

think its to do with the law that cameras in general must warn people who its filming not sure tho 


There is no such law. They are guidelines. There does not have to be signage for fixed cameras either. However, if signs are displayed and cameras painted yellow and visible, the area force claim claim back a percentage of revenue, which is very low.

Unmarked cars with uniformed officers and recording equipment is commonplace anyway. The only reason they are in uniform anyway is that the law states that an officer in uniform may stop a vehicle. Plain clothes should not, for road traffic matters. If, however, a vehicle is to be stopped for a criminal offence, plain clothes officers can be used if no alternative.


#370657 Pcp

Posted by Sheriff on 02 June 2014 - 10:15 PM

Nah I'll keep hold of it lol.

I'm going back to a z1000 I think. Great fun. Don't get me wrong the KTM is awesome but I fancy going naked again.


#370213 Pcp

Posted by Sheriff on 01 June 2014 - 02:28 PM

I have a very nice RC8 if you fancy it it Kris ;)


#366464 Youtube Funnies

Posted by Sheriff on 21 May 2014 - 10:24 AM

Thought I'd start a little light hearted thread for YouTube crackers...

Probably not work safe though...

Anyway, this had me in stitches recently so enjoy...

http://m.youtube.com...h?v=vskHXtPuvBk


#366403 Members Mug Shots....

Posted by Sheriff on 21 May 2014 - 08:06 AM

Lil old me...

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#366159 Car Short List

Posted by Sheriff on 20 May 2014 - 03:12 PM

I'm terrible with cars, and have had the ZS since January only, but it's leaving me wanting still. Love the looks and handling, but need more excitement (on 4 wheels).

As some of you know I've been looking at the Clio RS 200 edc, the Megane RS 250, ST Fiesta and now I fell in love the weekend when I accidentally went car shopping in Cambridge...

The new Focus ST. I've never really even entertained the idea, but the 4 door actually makes sense with me although I would prefer a 2 door. It would have to be the deep blue st3 version. I am going to make a point of test driving all the cars on my list but I really did fall in love with the Focus. Although I told the better half that I'd be keeping is one at least a year, I think I might have bent the truth a tad.

As of next week, my test drives commence ;)

I'll report my progress back and write up each one, according to me :)


#366107 8 Legged Freaks!

Posted by Sheriff on 20 May 2014 - 12:12 PM

Just for you Martin:
 

 


Your a sick man ;)

Yuk! Goosebumps watching those!


#364790 8 Legged Freaks!

Posted by Sheriff on 16 May 2014 - 10:57 AM

Washed the car yesterday and check fluid levels etc...

Noticed that the back of my engine bay is now home to several large spiders...just behind my expansion tank. Cobwebs everywhere!

Never had this before, will have to 'move' them out, as I don't want the little critters setting up a permanent base in the vents etc.

I !Removed! hate spiders!

I suppose they have good taste in cars though...


#356226 Hid's

Posted by Sheriff on 23 April 2014 - 12:14 PM

Sorry, I meant to say projector, not reflector for the ZS/ST