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Carlos Sainz lives on

Thanks to mook over at skewer.co.uk, my GT-Four now looks much, much nicer: Okay, okay. So, technically Carlos Sainz was most famous for driving the ST185. Come to think of it, I’m not even sure he competitively drove the ST205. I’d like to think he would have done though, had Toyota not been unceremoniously ejected […]

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A new arrival!

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve become bored of the Celica T-Sport, 190bhp is nice but the constant need to work the engine to get it soon gets old. So, I’ve swapped it for this! A 1995 Toyota Celica GT-Four (ST205) – 255bhp as standard, and I don’t know whether to keep it […]

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Repaired and good to go!

It’s taken a while to scrape together the money for it, but I’ve finally managed to save enough to get the damage to the T-Sport repaired. The work has been carried out by Steve at SHC Autobodies in Shrewsbury, and he’s done a great job, so thanks to him for that. The problem now is, […]

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Bugger.

First, the good news. The Celica T-Sport hasn’t fallen apart on me yet. Now for the bad news. I got back to the car park after work today to see this waiting for me: What in the name of Shakin’ Stevens happened there, then? Looks like someone’s clipped the wing when pulling into or out […]

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Toyota Celica 1.8 VVTLi (T-Sport)

Toyota have confirmed that the oil consumption is definitely abnormal, but “can’t do anything under warranty” as it’s passed the threshold for both mileage and the extended warranty period for this issue. So, I’ve got shot of the damn thing and replaced it with it’s bigger brother, the Celica T-Sport: With an extra 50bhp over […]

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Seat Ibiza 1.4 SE

Whilst technically this wasn’t my first car (that honour belongs to a 1991 Ford Fiesta Popular Plus) this Seat Ibiza 1.4 SE was the first car that I paid for with my own money. It was actually a surprisingly good little car, even if I did thrash it to death – the idea of mechanical […]

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