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Apologies to all 260 owners in advance.

I say a 260 on the motorway this morning, and without the proper wing they look completely pants! Very Vectra-esq.

I realise they are still fat, but they have killed the visual appeal. Then again I bet that appeals to some.....

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scoop said:
I'll give you a clue ....:

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Great clue!

I really thought I knew who all the idiots on this board are, but you seem to have slipped through the net!

I can only imagine the type of person that has a Yahoo Instant Messenger ID of "madmuddafecker".

I'll try again, so what Evo do you have then?
 

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Depends what you want out of it Ben. I know people who championed the design change of the 7 and 8 (and 9) as "more refined and understated" than the Max Power 6s :D

A smaller spoiler is the natural evolution for a more refined and understated look. A 260bhp Vectra will catch a lot of people out, and the "sleeper" concept appeals to a few people :cool:
 

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Depends what you want out of it Ben. I know people who championed the design change of the 7 and 8 (and 9) as "more refined and understated" than the Max Power 6s :D

A smaller spoiler is the natural evolution for a more refined and understated look. A 260bhp Vectra will catch a lot of people out, and the "sleeper" concept appeals to a few people :cool:
Totally agree with you.

I had a 6 and thought it was a fantastic looking car, my Mum hated it! ;)

I am not that keen on the 7 or 8, although the 8MR is better with the dark coloured lamp units.

I think the 9 is alot better, but I am still not convinced that it is better looking than a 6.

I can also see the point of the 260's understated look, some people just want a fast "quiet" car. My Dad had an Escort Cossie with the "delete wing option". It looked very strange without the "whale tail".

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Although I'm biased (260 owner), personally I don't think it makes a whole lot of difference. None of the current generations can match what I think of an Evo, the 4's, 5's and 6's. I think MMC peaked with those.

Sure the bigger wings have an edge but ultimately the body on the 7/8/9's are still more Vectra than rally car? And when it comes down to it I'm not really bothered what people's opinions are when I'm driving, it's not a style statement...all about the driving. If I wanted style then I suppose it would have to be a TT/350z, but I've not ambitions to be a hairdresser :D

But then again I kinda am happy with a smaller wing, I wanted something a little more subtle and not draw as much attention, if I wanted something a bit more I would have gone for a current Scooby STI (sorry but I reckon they have the edge on aggresive styling on any of the Evo 8 line-ups - or IX for that matter).

But we've not had a posting to slate te 260 for a day or so so it's a good start to the weekend.

Did anyone mention depreciation? :angel:
 

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Lucky_Strike said:
Although I'm biased (260 owner), personally I don't think it makes a whole lot of difference. None of the current generations can match what I think of an Evo, the 4's, 5's and 6's. I think MMC peaked with those.

Sure the bigger wings have an edge but ultimately the body on the 7/8/9's are still more Vectra than rally car? And when it comes down to it I'm not really bothered what people's opinions are when I'm driving, it's not a style statement...all about the driving. If I wanted style then I suppose it would have to be a TT/350z, but I've not ambitions to be a hairdresser :D

But then again I kinda am happy with a smaller wing, I wanted something a little more subtle and not draw as much attention, if I wanted something a bit more I would have gone for a current Scooby STI (sorry but I reckon they have the edge on aggresive styling on any of the Evo 8 line-ups - or IX for that matter).

But we've not had a posting to slate te 260 for a day or so so it's a good start to the weekend.

Did anyone mention depreciation? :angel:
LOL, depreciation discussion! ;)

I think I probably agree with everything you have said, apart from the TT thing. I just wouldn't want to own a road going woodlouse!
 

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Ben_Scammell said:
Great clue!

I really thought I knew who all the idiots on this board are, but you seem to have slipped through the net!

I can only imagine the type of person that has a Yahoo Instant Messenger ID of "madmuddafecker".

I'll try again, so what Evo do you have then?
Dear oh Dear ... :rolleyes:

easy tiger (and get the spelling right, you don't like it when people spell your name wrong do you B-E-N S-C-A-M-M-E-L-L ).

I would have thought it ws obvious Ben. A) becauseI replied to this thread and B) because I replied to this post but to clarify incase your too busy looking for things to ctitisise than look at some posts, it's a 260 Ben.

You post to slate a car for no reason other than because you can and then get offended when someone comes back at you...

Blimey webstuff person, tuck your head in.
"Slipped throught the net" ffs.
 

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Dear oh Dear ... :rolleyes:

easy tiger (and get the spelling right, you don't like it when people spell your name wrong do you B-E-N S-C-A-M-M-E-L-L ).

I would have thought it ws obvious Ben. A) becauseI replied to this thread and B) because I replied to this post but to clarify incase your too busy looking for things to ctitisise than look at some posts, it's a 260 Ben.

You post to slate a car for no reason other than because you can and then get offended when someone comes back at you...

Blimey webstuff person, tuck your head in.
"Slipped throught the net" ffs.
The more you write the more of a "idiot" you appear to be.

Don't know why you feel the need to spell my name out, it's in my username for all to see. Glad to see you can copy text, a good skills! :crackup:

Well done you have a 260, obviously my personal observation has damaged your fragile little ego, for which I apologise.

Just remind me the point in getting a 260, and then modding it so you have no warranty?

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Aidy - I went for the 'new' Evo I wanted to afford, if I'd have gone for something above I'm afraid I'd have gone for a new STI with the DCCD (and a big wing! :coolsm: )

But at least the car creates a nice bit of banter which is entertaining, especially on a Friday afternoon.

Maybe I should go for one of the spoilers on offer to make it look proper (non-carbon but big at least...), I have thought about it 'cos this place gives me an inferiority complex but then that goes against my decision for something a bit less obvious, although french blue does make it stand out (and I've not seen a Vectra in that colour - which is why I didn't go for silver... v. bland imho).
 
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