VX220 Lightning

VX220 Lightning

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andycanam

Original Poster:

1,225 posts

225 months

Friday 9th April 2004
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Well I'm no longer thinking, but now have a VX220..... I bought the yellow Lightning version, mainly because I liked the colour but also because it came up at the right time. The hard top is a bonus that I wasn't looking for but no really like the look it gives the car.

Andy

turboman

370 posts

212 months

Saturday 10th April 2004
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Welcome to the mad mad mad mad world of VX220 ownership andy, oh and welcome to the VX220.org website aswell.

Wayne

gtrclive

4,149 posts

244 months

Sunday 11th April 2004
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turboman said:
Welcome to the mad mad mad mad world of VX220 ownership andy, oh and welcome to the VX220.org website aswell.

Wayne


Why is it so Mad.......?

DanL

3,751 posts

226 months

Sunday 11th April 2004
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gtrclive said:

Why is it so Mad.......?
We're all crazy, us.

Erm.

Dunno - possibly you have to be slightly mad to pick a Vauxhall over the Lotus?

Dan

turboman

370 posts

212 months

Monday 12th April 2004
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Are you kidding, wake up in the morning log onto the VX220 internet site, stay online all day talking about VX220's, go out at lunch time just for a drive in your VX220, get home and just log on quickly to see what youve missed, weekend comes, you go on a VX220 club meet at the other end of the country, just to drive in a convoy and then park somewhere nice and take pictures and then drive all the way home.

Mad? me? na, just need to get out more, still there will be another VX220 meet somewhere in the country next weekend I guess.

andycanam

Original Poster:

1,225 posts

225 months

Monday 12th April 2004
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Clives on the wind up..... both me and him have just sold our Ultima's so we are used to something with VERY similar handling but with over 500 & 400BHP respectivelly......

So, I bought a VX and what is clive getting.... a mini!
(Ok it will be 300bhp+ and 200kgs lighter than the VX with that Busa engine)

Andy

>> Edited by andycanam on Monday 12th April 10:26

cheeky_chops

1,141 posts

212 months

Monday 12th April 2004
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turboman said:
Are you kidding, wake up in the morning log onto the VX220 internet site, stay online all day talking about VX220's, go out at lunch time just for a drive in your VX220, get home and just log on quickly to see what youve missed, weekend comes, you go on a VX220 club meet at the other end of the country, just to drive in a convoy and then park somewhere nice and take pictures and then drive all the way home.

Mad? me? na, just need to get out more, still there will be another VX220 meet somewhere in the country next weekend I guess.


With the advent of street language (eg "that is one bad set of wheels yo mo-fo pimpin' bitch!"), it is easy for us oldies are getting confused between the meanings of words....

I would take a guess at "mad" meaning ""sad"??

turboman

370 posts

212 months

Monday 12th April 2004
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Cheeky.

Your sooo wack,

and your mota is bling.

gerrym

187 posts

211 months

Monday 12th April 2004
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Where the bloody hell is VX220.org.uk today?

turboman

370 posts

212 months

Tuesday 13th April 2004
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Know what you mean Gerry, its been down all weekend, as a sponsor I'm getting a little bit pissed off now that the site never appears to be there, and when is the last time you saw my banner advert?

gerrym

187 posts

211 months

Tuesday 13th April 2004
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Wayne, to be fair, I did see your banner around Christmas time !!


Jim_Cross

63 posts

219 months

Tuesday 13th April 2004
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Yeah, site's been down since Saturday evening. Looks like an internal database error - there's very little info available on the error code. I'm not sure who manages the database - whether it's our own database server, or hosted by another company. Still bloody annoying...I want to bitch about my clutch return spring going
Can't wait to see if my local dealer says they can't order the spring without checking the problem first. 5 in petrol for a 50p spring?

Wayne - you should talk to Thorney about how the ad banners are rotated. I have seen your one quite a bit recently, but I'm not sure quite how it works. It seems to me that when I open the site, I see the same banners for pretty much the whole session, so sometimes I don't see your one for days, other times it's just about the only one I do see. Ideally, each topic I go to should re-request the ad banner...so if they're rotated, or randomly selected, I shouldn't keep seeing the same one.

DanL

3,751 posts

226 months

Tuesday 13th April 2004
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I usually see a good selection of banners, to be honest. I assume that they're presented randomly, rather than in rotation - it's certainly be easiest from a coding point of view.

Also - I'm missing the site!

Dan

gtrclive

4,149 posts

244 months

Tuesday 13th April 2004
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turboman said:
Cheeky.

Your sooo wack,

and your mota is bling.



Now at last someone with a sense of humor..... Sadly missing on other forums these days.....To dam serious...

PS Andy's seen my "Bling Bling" wheels for the wifes ( Sorry the B***hes )Vette....

ultimarobert

110 posts

212 months

Wednesday 14th April 2004
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Congrats Andy on the Lightning and a fun car. I went the other way, from VX N/A with track exhaust and air-injection to the GTR, albeit factory built.

I had a lot of fun with the VX and wish it was still around. It is a much better machine to drive more often. I also really like the optical throttle and wish the Ultima had this.

I had my VX repainted from silver (including hardtop) to pearlecent dark-green/yellow and darkened the windows slightly. Since I drove it a lot to Prague, I put Skoda badges front and back over the Vaxhaull badges. I started so many neat little discussions on the way, but sadly the Picador team was unimpressed at each service.

By the way, I recommend the Picador garage near Southampton -- albeit not knowing where you are located.

Weather is getting right for road trips and you will definitely do financially better in the petrol department, although with the smaller tank you will still be stopping along side your Ultima friends!

I found my VX backend skipping during highspeed cornering, which was OK once you knew what it was doing.

The Lightning has the dark plastic around the front windscreen, which I like. I replaced my silver for the black at a cost, I think, of around 300, which included a new windscreen. I looked better like the Lightning though.

Have fun, Robert