Hi there Guest - Welcome to the New BCF!! This has been a long process and I'm sure there will be some kinks to work out, but as of today, Feb 22nd, the British Car Forum has been migrated to this new forum platform! There is much that is similar to the old BCF but also much that is different.
Please give it a chance as with all things new and shiny it will take a little getting used to. However, I'm coinfident that, once you get used to it, you will find it a much more user friendly platform than the previous, outdated software.
I know these would never really fly here…but it’s too bad. Really nice car!
With the Toyota direct-injection, there’s probably very little “smelly-diesel” effect and CO2 emissions should be nice and low. Turbo and intercooler with 6 speed make for decent “umph” (0-62mph in 13.8 seconds…much faster than my old Mini 850).
With 58.9 MPG, I wish more commuters would pick cars like this….it would make much more sense than what I see on nearby Rt. 80.
How many ftlbs are 180 nm? Sounds like a peppy little guy! Maybe if the VW TDI catches on... But diesels got a bad rap in the 80s when Detroit used them as a poorly executed quick fix for better mileage. Personally, I've banished my 300SD to the curb because I got tired of the soot in the garage, so, having run out of sides of my mouth to talk out of...