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:lol:

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justsuds wrote:
Mon Feb 20, 2023 10:43 am
Does it speak English ?
:lol: It did come with a checklist for the Thema, which is allin Italian so not a lot of use to me! :D
Didn't help that I only got a quick chance to try it, not that it looks a quick process, but the ECU for the ABS isn't under the back seat as suggested. Can only be behind the dash or on the central tunnel, I've had the rest of the car apart! :roll:
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Another new arrival...a track day or two planned then we'll see. Like the look of the 197 with the flared rear arches and front wing vents, has the look of a race car for the road!
Actually drives very nice, not harsh at all despite the lowered suspension, has a 6 speed gearbox and brembo 4 pot brakes as standard, nice grippy seats, and a revvy 197bhp engine of course! Slightly tempered by the lardy weight compared to the earlier versions, this car actually showed 1522kg in the brake rollers with me sat in and half a tank of fuel, that's still around 1400kg so hardly a lightweight car lie the 172/182 cars which is why these are actually a tad slower.
But I love the looks of it so we'll see.
Booked in for a track day at Cadwell at the end of the month so I'll see how it compares to Rob in his stripped out 182.
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Giulietta JTD 170
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Lancia Dedra turbo
Renault Clio 197 RS

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Looks good Kev
Enjoy. You will have earned it

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Been out for a little ride around the local area this afternoon, it's like a grown up 145! Drives great, decent amount of go but the gearbox and brakes for me are the highlight, aside from the pin sharp handling.

Local big draw a handful of miles from my door is the East Kirkby Aviation Centre, home of "Just Jane" the Lancaster bomber that still does taxi runs and has featured in many a TV show including Guy Martin recently.

A pair of flying machines!
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Lancia Dedra turbo
Renault Clio 197 RS

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Very nice Kev. I’m thinking we should arrange a forum trackday this year
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