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3 pot turbo?
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The CB70/80 engine is 993cc, 3 cylinder, Twin cam, 12 valves, Turbocharged, Intercooled and has electronic fuel injection.


105bhp as standard.


Lightweight car, short ratios - sub 8 sec 0-60
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i'm might go cool on this one. I seem to recall they were quite popular in the late 80s (?) then they all seemed to disappear. Yeah, calling it cool
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A quick little thing, but it just looks like a typical Japanese tin box.

Seriously Uncool.
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Alfa Romeo South Africa found in the early 1980's that their model line-up lacked variety and started local assembly of the Daihatsu Charade (2nd generation). It was also introduced to Alfa Romeo show rooms. The range included a hot turbo-charged version - but only a small number of the latter were sold. A friend of mine drove one for many years and it served his family well. The naturally aspirated versions impressed by their excellent fuel economy. My wife described the super mini as car as one without a front or rear end. I remember once overtaking one (enthusiastically driven by a young lady) while on holiday in my Alfa33. Going uphill it fell behind, but it made up for the lack of power on the straights and downhill sections. I was impressed by its stability at speed - taking into account its small wheels and narrow tyres. I still regret never owning one.
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Alfa Romeo South Africa found in the early 1980's that their model line-up lacked variety and started local assembly of the Daihatsu Charade (2nd generation). It was also introduced to Alfa Romeo show rooms. The range included a hot turbo-charged version - but only a small number of the latter were sold. A friend of mine drove one for many years and it served his family well. The naturally aspirated versions impressed by their excellent fuel economy. My wife described the super mini as car as one without a front or rear end. I remember once overtaking one (enthusiastically driven by a young lady) while on holiday in my Alfa33. Going uphill it fell behind, but it made up for the lack of power on the straights and downhill sections. I was impressed by its stability at speed - taking into account its small wheels and narrow tyres. I still regret never owning one.
Good story. Not cool by any metric though.
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Had one of these turbo charged skateboards about 15 years ago. Loads of torque steer, but loads of fun. A guy knocked on my door after a year and asked if I wanted to sell it, so I did.
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Good. So we have decided it is cool then Job jobbed
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Not remotely cool for many reasons. I wouldn't mind a go in one though
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Not remotely cool for many reasons. I wouldn't mind a go in one though
Ooops! Gaz is having some problems with his keyboard. He meant to type:

"Really cool for many reasons. I wouldn't mind a go in one though"

No, no - no need to thank me
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List of cool cars made by Dihatsu:


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disagree, but giggled anyway
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No, not interested and its not going to be looked upon as cool.
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Small-turbo-engined Kei Cars. Cool in their own way.
But not globally cool.

Used to hanker after one when I past my test just
because it was turboed.
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Not remotely cool for many reasons. I wouldn't mind a go in one though
I think that sums up my feelings too.

As a 45yo man I'd feel nearly as silly turning up anywhere in that as I would in a supercar.
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Uncool.

Don't mind a little buzz box and it may be a bunch of fun but it is not cool.
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I think that sums up my feelings too.

As a 45yo man I'd feel nearly as silly turning up anywhere in that as I would in a supercar.

I actually think that turning up in an unmodified little hot kei car would look good.

It's the stigma attached to fast little cars like this or a Uno Turbo that are modified to within an inch of their lives, with wings and stickers and fat exhausts that is the problem, not the cars themselves.
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Found a picture of my old GTTi outside my Mum's house.
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