R8 feature in Retro Car Sept/Oct '19

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R8 feature in Retro Car Sept/Oct '19

#1 Post by GTiJohn » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:20 pm

The R8 gets a 7-page review in this month's Retro Car mag.

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The article ends
"One to enjoy and preserve at the same time, the R8's day will come. For now, just enjoy it..."
And most of it is correct - the Cabby came before the Coupe, not the other way 'round, as written in the article :wink3

Lots of other interesting stuff too :D
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Re: R8 feature in Retro Car Sept/Oct '19

#2 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:53 pm

This is a cracking magazine: I bought the first issue and will be heading off to the newsagents for the latest one. :clapping

I guess the winner of the front cover 'shoot out' would have to be the 75/ZT, as it will always be easier to fix a cooked engine than it will be to replace rotten metalwork :sad

But I would still take the X-Type :cool
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Re: R8 feature in Retro Car Sept/Oct '19

#3 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:02 pm

220 GSi turbo wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:53 pm
I guess the winner of the front cover 'shoot out' would have to be the 75/ZT, as it will always be easier to fix a cooked engine than it will be to replace rotten metalwork :sad
From what I've heard, the X-Type rust proofing is pretty poor - esp. around the sills. But then these days, even Mercs have a very bad reputation with those that work in the repair industry...
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Re: R8 feature in Retro Car Sept/Oct '19

#4 Post by marshall1 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:31 pm

Daughters x type (an offer they couldn't refuse) has plastic covers over sills (they go brittle so removing can be an issue), on removal found sills rusting away happily with nearly all the paint bubbled and a couple of small holes already.

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Re: R8 feature in Retro Car Sept/Oct '19

#5 Post by 961tat » Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:14 pm

We have a 05 x type estate and I've welded new sills on 3 years ago , there is a middle section that rusts out , it's build in in the design in my opinion , other wise a good car .

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