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emo Am I mad, thinking of acquiring a Matiz !

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25 Jun 2011 18:59 #10170

OK call me barking mad, but thinking of a stupid project to use some of the goodies I have lying around. :wacko:


Perfect sleeper project if fed with my goodies from the Wizzard of Nos. :ninja:


R2 is too rare in the UK to play with, the WRX is just the WRX -can't disguise the burble.bonnet scoop etc  so thinking what would people not expect as a donor car. A shopping trolley  :P




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26 Jun 2011 00:02 #10171

You'd have to do something with the suspension - first corner I ever went into in one (hire car) I nearly totalled it!!!

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26 Jun 2011 18:48 #10172

You'd have to do something with the suspension - first corner I ever went into in one (hire car) I nearly totalled it!!!
Thanks for that comment Don, might have to go the little italian buzz box route then - Seicento or Cinquicento.
Had them in my pre Japanese car life. :ohmy:  Have had someone I know suggest an Axiom/other Microcar .
All 500 cc of them. :unsure:


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26 Jun 2011 21:18 #10174

Or you could stick with Japanese and do something different with a Suzuki Wagon R or Honda Jazz?

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27 Jun 2011 17:50 #10182

I was thinking suzuki wagon r but cant find a manual jap spec one, and not overly keen on the uk shape ones ::)

But defo would be intrested in seeing a big project on something small and diffrent :thumb:

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27 Jun 2011 18:19 #10186

Love the idea... the Matiz however! They're horrendous little things hehe

As standard - My mom had one, and when they went on holiday, they got to a hill and started up it... it just got slower and slower until they had to give up and turn around haha

Jay's boss has a green Matiz which everyone calls the 'pea'. The brakes are appalling, but he said if you need to suddenly brake, just slam on the A/C you'll stop dead hahahaha

Obviously wouldn't apply to a project car, but that's why I'm not that keen on the Matiz! hehe


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27 Jun 2011 20:16 #10190

Thoughts at present depend on whether I need another set of tyres on the WRX,  :ohmy: want to stay jap but finding something at the right price and under 1000cc  not easy.
Don't want Move,Wagon R,  will need something a tad more aerodynamic. and easy to get spares for. :o


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28 Jul 2011 23:23 #10558

Matiz plus hyabusa engine :) just a thought


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08 Nov 2011 12:42 #11797

if you decide to go italian, i can help, i was planning an uno turbo conversion in my cinquecento a while back and have a lot of pics for what needs doing, i did loads to mine before it went to scrappers, 15" alloys, lowered - 40mm, braided brake hoses and uprated discs n pads, stripped the whole thing inside apart from dash and even with the 900cc engine it hadled ace and was still quite nippy


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