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Howdy girls and girls!

Nemmy popping in for a quick hello...and you thought I'd died in a bank holiday pile up of caravans.

The caravan is no more, the RAV 4 is no more, but I'm still with Toyota. No choice really, they were the only ones who would give me a sensible price for a nearly new RAV and deal on something quicker, which is a Corolla T Sport.

Don't puke, it's OK...visually it isn't in the same league as the 147 internally or externally, but handling is almost as good, ride is better and so is the build/reliability and performance wise, leagues apart. Compared with that new 147 GTA thingy, well it's not that league, but Top Gears official roadtest recorded an official 0-60mph as 7.3 seconds (in the wet!), 30-70mph as 6.9sec and 0-100mph as 18.6sec, which is just about identical to the 156 V6. You have to give the engine a good caning to exploit it's potential, 6000-8000 rpm is where it sings. Had a couple of good tussles (shut yer faces self appointed road angels!). Sounds quite good when it's being spanked too! Not quite Alfa rorty, but a bit of a scream/growl with a Jap accent!

Needs a little sorting though...rides a bit soft so it's being lowered 30mm on stiffer springs. Wheel tyre combo looks a bit weedy in the arches so when the tyres need replacing (soon), I'm having a set of 17" Oz Racing Superturismo's wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza 215/45's to replace the current 16" in 195/55's. That should sort the handling.

Needs a little kick up the bum to get it pulling lower down...not sure what yet. Probably induction, exhaust and re-map.

It's black by the way!

I'm not going to pop in several times a day as previous, but once a week or so I shall be checking in just to keep you Alfisti in line.

I see Hugo's English hasn't improved much!

"Don't be fooled by the Toyota that I got, I'm still, I'm still Nemmy from the block!"

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NEMMY!!!!!!!!!!! YOU'RE BACK!!!!!!!!!!! YOU'RE ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Now that I'm off you are back :rolleyes:

Welcome back Nemmy!!! oh, my English is much better btw :D wink

It's called Hugoish now :D

Btw, thanks for remembering me! wink
 

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Hi Nem.

Where the f... have you been hiding, this place aint the same without you.

Congratulations on the new car, what's the story about the Toyroader and the caravan ?

I'm looking forward to a weakly dose of Nemmy style humor laughing

Cheers

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Nemesis,

Welcome back. :D

You don't know me, but I know your posts. I lurked on here for a long time before I became part of the flock. Your name is one of the first that I came to recognize and I always looked forward to reading your posts. You (and a couple of the other infamous MIAs) are the reason that I'm here now.

Personally I don't care what car you drive, and I really don't think you should apologize for/justify your purchase. It's not like you're diluting the purity of this board any by adding one little Corolla. If that was the case, my Z24 would cancel out my Spider and invalidate all my posts (well, maybe it does wink ).

Your presence is what people actually care about, not your wheels. Besides, we're all waiting to see what you can do to that Toyota, so you'd better post pictures after all the mods are done (and the car has been thoroughly riced wink ).

Nice to hear from you again,
Toronto
 

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Welcome back Nemesis (aka Simons147 wink )!!!!

Damn man since you left i've been totally normal.... i.e not sat in the living room computer giggling to my self at the bullish you wrote!!!! :D :D

WE need entertainment!!!! laughing
 

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hey Nem welcome back!!!

PS: i would like to see a modified toyota, LoL! :D laughing
 

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Nemmy my matey..How much i've missed you


i had given up all hope on ever seeing you around again..Now stay :D
 

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Nemmyyyyyyyyy!!!!! Hey!! It's really nice to have you back here, honest! I don't care if you check in once a week only, as long as you do.

Welcome back mate, you're the one that gave me the melon affiliation here. :D

And now I'm the cheesemaster!! :D :D :D

BTW, how do you like our newest graemlin addition?? --> laughing

Cheese Nemmy,

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Welcome back Nem. I'm another, like Toronto, who was first attracted to this forum in part by your posting style. So everyone, you know who to blame. :D
Glad you're back, but I'll be very impressed with your willpower if you manage to cope with only once a week. I would have thought it's either cold turkey, or 24 hours a day on AO.
[whisper](BTW, I personally quite like the Corolla T sport, but don't tell anyone on this forum, I'm trying to cultivate an Alfa-fanatic persona)[/whisper]
 

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Hi Nem

Ee by gum lad.Where you been,by eck?
Anyway welcome back.What happened to the Gayroader and the joys of Caravanning?

Regards Pete (Pre Spiderman log in!)
 
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'lo Nem! Welcome back. Sheesh - and how they laughed when I bought a reno, and you went out and got a Toyota! Oh man, this is going to be fun. Race ya! :D

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Nem, As you can see g has been missing you as he was the only one left to take the p*ss from! So you traded the Alfa for a gay 4x4, bought a caravan, moved to the wilds of t'moors, sold the gay 4x4, bought some sort of "rice boy" Jap effort, abandoned our little community for 3 months and thought you could walk back into to welcoming arms? Well as messrs Bush and Rumsfeld have found some people don't want liberating from their tyrannical addictions so we're still quite happy here putting up with our rattles and creaks and dodgy dealers. Welcome back to the fundamenatlist people's republic of Alfaowner. All gypsies, Jap freaks and assorted loonies welcomed and tolerated (well nearly)
By the way as you can't seem to hang on to a car for more than 6 months at a time, what's next? My money's on a Perodua Nippy! :D
 

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Nem,

Welcome back man! :cool:

I guess you're about 20 days late with that "true" Toyato story of you :D

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Anyway, how's your photographing innocent women in white bizzz doing ??? :cool:
 

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Welcome back Nem.
Someone else to keep the Yorkshire end up.
If you'l pardon the expression.
So what happened to the Van then?.
 

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Great to see ya, Missed your humour massively laughing
 

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Nemesis in a Toyota !!!! what is happening to the world ....

Welcome back .... but please no Jap stories
or we (the Fundamentalist Alfa Owners) have to bomb you with a smart 'fatman'

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I thought we were the Alfa Owners Fundamentalist Front laughing
 
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