I’m from the wet and windy UK and I’m asking many questions and seeking much advice before purchasing a motor car.
My existing fleet consists of a '72 VW 1303, a '79 VW T2, an '87 944S, an '02 Rover 75 and an '87 VW T53b.
I’ve just sold my '99 XJ-8 and an '03, 270,000 mile Renault Vel Satis.
I fancy a Sirion to replace the Scirocco, but there’s not as much information, certainly not clear info readily available on the web.
I’ve read that there are; ‘1950s industrial Japanese design cues all around the car’. Sorry to be thick, but what am I looking at here?
I’m after a 1300 with air conditioning and a Bader box. I much prefer the look of the very early Sirion, the one with the oval grille, but am I correct in thinking that the early versions had only the 80 odd bhp motor and the 101bhp version only came along with the facelift?
Similarly, the dash. Did the white faced instruments and the gear selector indicator thing on the right as opposed to black & on the bottom, come along with the later cars?
How noisy is the car?
Is it OK just to potter about in, or does it always like/need to be driven hard?
What is the ride quality like?
And where do I look for rust first?
I’ll post up some pictures just as soon as I buy something.
Many thanks in anticipation.