AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
These are great photos. The colours, especially that dark green, really compliment it. The idea is cool. Who doesn't love a sporty estate?
Unfortunately, they are cheap because they are crap. They have all the ingredients, if you can accept the blue collar running gear, and the looks but it was thrown together in typical Reliant fashion. It stunk of pee like most period fibreglass tat. It carried the further stigma of being a supposedly sporty stablemate to the three-wheeled cheapskate Regal van.
It wasn't quite right.
And why are they so cheap now? Probably why almost every one you ever see is a shed. They are unloved bstds. Therefore uncool, very nearly seriously uncool but I feel sorry for the poor bstd.
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
Jan 2019 New Giulia Veloce Misano Blue
2008-15 New 159Ti experience: overwhelmingly positive. Reliable and fun over nearly 100k.
2015-18 147 1.6TS runaround
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