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The New Viva

Postby sheff » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:54 pm

The New Viva.......... Nothing like the old Viva, completely different. Now I feel sorry for any owner of the original Viva :( Well a little bit :lol: :lol: :lol:

http://www.vauxhall.co.uk/vehicles/vauxhall-range/cars/viva/overview.html

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Re: The New Viva

Postby andyd » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:03 pm

Bloody awful.......All cars look the same now.
I remember when the Sierra came out in 1982 and everyone said it looked like a Jelly Mould :lol: 30 years on and pre '82 cars look
so outdated....... but still far superior IMO :D

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Re: The New Viva

Postby pbar » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:10 pm

Is that another Ford Focus.

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Re: The New Viva

Postby Big Mike » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:27 pm

:lol:

Fair play though, (and car design politics aside) those adverts are well thought out and funny! I loved the 'lane discipline one' ha ha!

My Uncle Pete had a canary yellow Viva in the early 80's, and I remember being amazed at the flat speedo 'bar' on the dash!

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Re: The New Viva

Postby andyd » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:37 pm

How long before we get "Just like the old Capri, but completely different".......?

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Re: The New Viva

Postby sheff » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:40 pm

andyd wrote:How long before we get "Just like the old Capri, but completely different".......?



Never :x .......... Please!

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Re: The New Viva

Postby Big Mike » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:18 pm

andyd wrote:How long before we get "Just like the old Capri, but completely different".......?


The Probe almost went off down that path didn't it..... until popular opinion deemed otherwise!

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Re: The New Viva

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:30 pm

Hi All,
I like the way that the photos on Vauxhall's website show a Viva with "New Viva" on the registration plate. Just in case somebody confuses it with the old car! :)

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Re: The New Viva

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:36 pm

Big Mike wrote: I remember being amazed at the flat speedo 'bar' on the dash!


Mike,
I loved that! Here's one for old times sake.
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Re: The New Viva

Postby stevemarl » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:42 pm

That brings back very fond memories Andrew...

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Re: The New Viva

Postby pbar » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:13 pm

The Rover 3500 had one like that. My Dad always wanted one of those ('but with the money to go with it'). I always head for those at car shows.

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Re: The New Viva

Postby pbar » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:13 pm

sheff wrote:
andyd wrote:How long before we get "Just like the old Capri, but completely different".......?



Never :x .......... Please!


Seconded. Never.

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Re: The New Viva

Postby pbar » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:14 pm

Big Mike wrote:
andyd wrote:How long before we get "Just like the old Capri, but completely different".......?


The Probe almost went off down that path didn't it..... until popular opinion deemed otherwise!


The Cougar was closer, wasn't it?

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Re: The New Viva

Postby Big Mike » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:53 pm

pbar wrote:
Big Mike wrote:
andyd wrote:How long before we get "Just like the old Capri, but completely different".......?


The Probe almost went off down that path didn't it..... until popular opinion deemed otherwise!


The Cougar was closer, wasn't it?


Absolutely it was - a mate of mine had a V6 Cougar and I always thought it was a lovely car, but I'm almost sure that the whole 'new Capri' headline went to Probe at its launch and yet wasn't mentioned with Cougar - which you rightly say would be a bit more like it at least!

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Big Mike wrote: I remember being amazed at the flat speedo 'bar' on the dash!



Mike,
I loved that! Here's one for old times sake.
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Ha ha yes! That's the one Andrew, brilliant stuff mate thanks for that!

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Re: The New Viva

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:11 pm

stevemarl wrote:That brings back very fond memories Andrew...

Big Mike wrote:Ha ha yes! That's the one Andrew, brilliant stuff mate thanks for that!


Hi Gents,
Pleasure is all mine. From what I remember, it was a tad optimistic to have the speedo calibrated to 120MPH! :)

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Re: The New Viva

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:16 pm

Big Mike wrote: I'm almost sure that the whole 'new Capri' headline went to Probe at its launch and yet wasn't mentioned with Cougar - which you rightly say would be a bit more like it at least!


Hi Mike,
One major flaw with either of those cars being hailed as a successor to our beloved Capri. Wrong driven wheels.
The public would have saw through Ford's claim of the Probe being the "new Capri", and probably didn't want to risk the are of the purists a second time.

Personally, I think that the Cougar is quite a pleasant looking car, nothing brilliant though, but perhaps it will be appreciated more in future years?

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Re: The New Viva

Postby stevemarl » Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:18 pm

"From what I remember, it was a tad optimistic to have the speedo calibrated to 120MPH!"

Ah - but don`t forget they did do a 2300 engined version - with twin Strombergs! I`d imagine that could`ve topped 110?

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Re: The New Viva

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:30 pm

stevemarl wrote:Ah - but don`t forget they did do a 2300 engined version - with twin Strombergs! I`d imagine that could`ve topped 110?


Steve,
The Firenza/ Magnum 2300 supposedly topped 120MPH. Maybe it had a different speedo fitted, calibrated to a higher amount.

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Re: The New Viva

Postby Peter-S » Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:14 pm

I learnt to drive in a Viva HB, can't imagine I'll be rushing to drive the new one though
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