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Timmy C

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Hi im looking to get an si in a few months,

 

After 1996 were many 3drs made in ash black or panther black because iv not seen any about really.

 

Also why is the GTi in such a higher IG when all it appears to have is skirts and leather interior.

 

Are the 1.8 zetech lumps in the si's very reliable after 70,000 miles. How long do they usually last??

 

Thx

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Zetec engines last forever, even abused..... as long as you don't neglect them, if it's got oil and water then it's fine :roll:

 

Loads of ash and panther black cars around, but far less 3drs than 5drs. Ash black was replaced by panther around 1997.

 

GTi insurance - the badge is the likely explaination.

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my N reg is Ash black but yeah they turn Panther Black on the later ones, keep your eyes peeled as i'm sure you'll find a nice 3 dr model :thumb:

 

Here's one i found

 

http://atsearch.autotrader.co.uk/WWW/CARS_...200506182322801

 

Zetecs are rock solid, my old Mondeo engine was built to last! was on 120,000 miles when i sold it and it was an ex-rep mobile before i had it.

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Ross, nice find that!!

 

Thx for the replies, definatly gona get one now.

 

My dads been tryin to convince me not to sayin that the TDi is more reliable and has better fuel efficiency blah blah....

 

But theres noting in the fuel efficiency to be honest the tdi is 44 and the si is 34 and petrols cheaper. Besides i want to go faster!!! :devil:

 

Thing is i want to buy the si, transfer the mods over then sell mine but i sont have two grand liying about so ive got to convince my dad to lend me the money :( , That ull be a challenge seen as he loves the Tdi so much!

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Ross, nice find that!!

 

 

that weren't the only one!!! Go on Autotrader n type in black as a keyword n Si in the model search :thumb:

 

Seems there's a few 3drs about, ya just gotta have a search about, try all the websites you can think of, Fish4, Findit, Exchange n Mart, Loot etc etc etc

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Look everyday on A/trader and give it a couple of months. Took me 3months to find a late one with good spec and condition :O  :)

 

Then when You found one the right spec/condition you promptly bodykitted it resprayed most of the panels and stripped out all the interior

 

to be honest Ralph a bettered shell with a good engine and any spec interior would have satisfied your needs :roll:

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