RE: PGO Cevennes | Spotted

RE: PGO Cevennes | Spotted

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Vee12V

1,007 posts

124 months

Wednesday 7th April
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How they've ever sold one example, I'll never know. They're badly proportioned, ugly, have panel gaps that would make a Tesla perfectly executed and are expensive as well. Kill it with fire.

Cakey Pig

285 posts

27 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Merde.

Rushjob

787 posts

222 months

Wednesday 7th April
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This is an earlier PGO from 1969 - much nicer - it's currently up for sale in Toulouse!

Flanners

139 posts

94 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Maccmike8 said:
Thats a factory built race car you noob.

Flanners said:
Yeh, crap aern't they just like this Peugeot Sport one


Indeed that's my point sparky; and the PGO Cevennes is not a Peugeot kit car either......you Deek (following your odd type of synonym/use of allegro speech)

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Caterhamfan

254 posts

134 months

Wednesday 7th April
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alpha channel said:
It put me in mind of the Copen more than anything else... I like it though.
Yes, it looks like the illegitimate offspring of a Copen and a Porsche 356 and is oddly appealing, but not at that price!

Gio G

2,672 posts

173 months

Wednesday 7th April
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I remember seeing a few of these cars on what was the old TVR Arkley site.. remember they were expensive!

G

Jon_S_Rally

961 posts

52 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Hilarious that people are slating this, then extolling the virtues of a British-built, re-bodied VW Beetle, which is easily one of the most crude, antiquated stboxes ever built.

While I have no desire to own this, it's hardly deserving of some of the comments. We should be happy that such things exist, not slating every niche vehicle maker out there that doesn't produce the exact car that we would want to buy.

jbforce10 said:
All that effort to make it look retro-chic... and they ruin it with gash wheels.
Even a simple set of Beetle-style wheels would make it look so much better.
You do realise that wheels can be changed, don't you? Hardly a deal-breaker.

Doofus

15,154 posts

137 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Jon_S_Rally said:
Hilarious that people are slating this, then extolling the virtues of a British-built, re-bodied VW Beetle, which is easily one of the most crude, antiquated stboxes ever built.

While I have no desire to own this, it's hardly deserving of some of the comments. We should be happy that such things exist, not slating every niche vehicle maker out there that doesn't produce the exact car that we would want to buy.
A little hypocritical, no?

SeekerOfTruthAndPies

4 posts

1 month

Wednesday 7th April
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Who am I, f*king Noddy?!?!

Drakey52

81 posts

105 months

Wednesday 7th April
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It put me in mind of the Copen more than anything else... I like it though.
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Front angle, yes. Rear angle, an overstretched 356. I think it's gawky, would take a Venturi far more than this in a similar vein.

Doofus

15,154 posts

137 months

Wednesday 7th April
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Drakey52 said:
Front angle, yes. Rear angle, an overstretched 356. I think it's gawky, would take a Venturi far more than this in a similar vein.
"In a similar vein"? I don't follow.

PartsMonkey

212 posts

101 months

Thursday 8th April
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For some reason in the late noughties, the Dealer Principle for the Land Rover dealership that I worked in thought it would be a good idea to start selling PGO's in the showroom. As you can imagine, a two seat mid engined unknown French sports car garnered much interest from the customers who turned up to buy a Discovery.

Answers on a postcard if you can guess how many were sold.

Jon_S_Rally

961 posts

52 months

Thursday 8th April
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Doofus said:
A little hypocritical, no?
Not really, the Beetle is a car from the 1930s, with technology from the same era. Obviously it has its place in the motoring world, but for people to suggest that such a thing is better than this is slightly ridiculous in reality. They're different cars, most likely bought by different people; one by people that want a 356 but can't afford one, the other by people that want something a bit quirky and different. Neither are wrong, they're just different.

What increasingly disappoints me about this forum is that it's supposed to be a place for car enthusiasts to come together but, instead, every thread is filled with people saying something is st, just because it's not their preference. It's turning into a long-form version of Twitter.

Doofus

15,154 posts

137 months

Thursday 8th April
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Jon_S_Rally said:
What increasingly disappoints me about this forum is that it's supposed to be a place for car enthusiasts to come together but, instead, every thread is filled with people saying something is st, just because it's not their preference. It's turning into a long-form version of Twitter.
But that's what you did when you referred to the Chesil. And the fact that the Chesil is old technoilogy doesn't necessarily make it a stbox because you don't like it. You may not appreciate classic cars for what they represent, and that's fineIt's also fine for people to not like the Cevennes for what it represents. You can't call a Chesil a stbox and then chastise people for slagging off this PGO.


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Ferruccio Fan

147 posts

4 months

Thursday 8th April
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Jon_S_Rally said:
What increasingly disappoints me about this forum is that it's supposed to be a place for car enthusiasts to come together but, instead, every thread is filled with people saying something is st, just because it's not their preference. It's turning into a long-form version of Twitter.
Are we supposed to like thumbup everything ?

Do you like the Ssangyong Rodius or the BMW X6 ?

Have you seen some of the stuff in the badly modified cars thread ?......some of those are just weird ,are we supposed to thumbup like

all those too ?

PartsMonkey

212 posts

101 months

Thursday 8th April
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Ferruccio Fan said:
Jon_S_Rally said:
What increasingly disappoints me about this forum is that it's supposed to be a place for car enthusiasts to come together but, instead, every thread is filled with people saying something is st, just because it's not their preference. It's turning into a long-form version of Twitter.
Are we supposed to like thumbup everything ?

Do you like the Ssangyong Rodius or the BMW X6 ?

Have you seen some of the stuff in the badly modified cars thread ?......some of those are just weird ,are we supposed to thumbup like

all those too ?
Rodius yes, X6 no.

DWDarkWheels

469 posts

87 months

Thursday 8th April
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Granted the wheels don't suit that car, but can anyone ID them, please? I found an 18" set of them for a cheap project car, badged as Matrix brand from Italy, and wanted to know more.