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Post by TitanTim » Fri Feb 23, 2024 1:54 pm

https://www.evo.co.uk/hyundai/206546/hy ... WbVzSNAEe4

Depending on which side of the fence you sit but another nail in the coffin for the traditional hot hatch :cry:

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Post by 1536Z4 » Fri Feb 23, 2024 4:42 pm

:cry: :thumbsdown:
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Post by buzyg » Fri Feb 23, 2024 4:51 pm

Sad indeed. :( Just so grateful to have been a driver during the petrol head years. :thumbsup:

Didn't realise Evo still either existed to be honest. Stopped my subscription a few years back. It was all down hill, after Harry sold up.
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Post by TitanTim » Fri Feb 23, 2024 5:08 pm

Yes Evo are still around. Used to love going to the newsagents back in the 80s to pick the latest mag up :)

And this is the future and what the replacement N cars will sound like :headbang:

https://youtube.com/shorts/KtgjXIxGbIs? ... mdDga8PlRn

What can you say :cry:

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Post by Abbas » Fri Feb 23, 2024 5:53 pm

Feels like they don't want us to have any fun anymore :cry: I feel like I got into cars right at the tail end of the best years. Yet to buy a car for fun newer than 2007, and will probably continue for a while . I feel like it's mainly Japanese brands, especially Toyota, that are the ones still flying the flag for drivers cars with a manual gearbox and proper engine
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Post by Pondrew » Fri Feb 23, 2024 6:01 pm

TitanTim wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 1:54 pm https://www.evo.co.uk/hyundai/206546/hy ... WbVzSNAEe4

Depending on which side of the fence you sit but another nail in the coffin for the traditional hot hatch :cry:

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Notice it says for 'Europe'. So many parts of the world will still get decent ICE cars and pollute as much as they like, but we are being forced more into EV shiteboxes because clueless politicians think it's a good idea? :x
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Post by TitanTim » Fri Feb 23, 2024 6:52 pm

Pondrew wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 6:01 pm
TitanTim wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 1:54 pm https://www.evo.co.uk/hyundai/206546/hy ... WbVzSNAEe4

Depending on which side of the fence you sit but another nail in the coffin for the traditional hot hatch :cry:

Tim.
Notice it says for 'Europe'. So many parts of the world will still get decent ICE cars and pollute as much as they like, but we are being forced more into EV shiteboxes because clueless politicians think it's a good idea? :x
Just think it's a hidden agenda and another money making opportunity for Government to push and force electric cars on us.

Hopefully fuel will be available for years to come :)

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Post by enuff_zed » Fri Feb 23, 2024 7:10 pm

Looks like the FWD fanatics are being left Hy'n'drai. :roll:
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Post by TitanTim » Fri Feb 23, 2024 7:53 pm

enuff_zed wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 7:10 pm Looks like the FWD fanatics are being left Hy'n'drai. :roll:
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Post by Pondrew » Fri Feb 23, 2024 8:36 pm

enuff_zed wrote: Fri Feb 23, 2024 7:10 pm Looks like the FWD fanatics are being left Hy'n'drai.
Have you got a book you go to for reference....."a pun for every occasion"? :P
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Post by Dark Diggler » Mon Feb 26, 2024 8:39 am

Chris Harris reckons the EV N ioniq5 is as good as an RS6
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Post by Ed Doe » Mon Feb 26, 2024 9:03 am

yeah but let's be honest, the traditional hot hatch has been dead years....

YES the Honda Civic Type R was on ECOTY this year, but when a hot hatch is £50k to buy new, is is not just missing the point (Simple decent chassis, big engine, cheap fun)?

I dunno, call me old and grumpy, but the Hot hatch died a long time ago - a casualty of the human necessity for 'more'; more power, more speed, better laptimes. The fun of spanking a relatively light, relatively soft NA hot hatch down the backroads has been drowned out in the marketing department demands for 'ring laptimes.

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Post by buzyg » Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:30 am

Get your self a last gen Fiesta and remember the days, while you still can. :driving: :thumbsup:
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Post by MikeyH » Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:52 am

I must be on my own here, I’ve never been a fan of the shopping trolleys with big engine era.
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Post by buzyg » Mon Feb 26, 2024 11:58 am

MikeyH wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:52 am I must be on my own here, I’ve never been a fan of the shopping trolleys with big engine era.
:o :? They are just so fast and fun, in the real world, for the money. :driving: The Fiat Coupe 20vt, was basically a hot hatch, with no hatch. I think it started as a Tipo in a dress. It could live with TVRs and embarrass E36 M3 Evo's. (When it was working) You have missed out Mike. :wink:
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