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« on: 07 May 2018, 22:19:51 »

As we seem to be on memory lane, talking about Carlton and senators, Vauxhall has revived the GSi badge on the new insignia and Iíve already seen my first and like the Carlton they look really smart in grey !
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Re: GSi
« Reply #1 on: 08 May 2018, 07:19:58 »

As we seem to be on memory lane, talking about Carlton and senators, Peugeot has revived the GSi badge on the new insignia and Iíve already seen my first and like the Carlton they look really smart in grey !
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Re: GSi
« Reply #2 on: 08 May 2018, 07:47:57 »

To be hoped that it doesn't turn out like the SRi badge where just about every Vauxhall you saw was wearing one.
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Re: GSi
« Reply #3 on: 08 May 2018, 09:20:11 »

As we seem to be on memory lane, talking about Carlton and senators, Peugeot has revived the GSi badge on the new insignia and Iíve already seen my first and like the Carlton they look really smart in grey !
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Changed for correctness. :D

 ;D  ;D

the end of the brand is nigh  :'(

though , let's face it , the cars we all love ,carlton, senator and omega B are all re-badged   opel cars built in Russelsheim Germany anyway  :P
ok the v6 got cobbled together down elsmere port etc

ooops ! did I just say that  ;D
I'm in a bad mood , my bacon sandwich has fake sauce on  :(

I see Vauxhall tv adds are promoting the "British company since" 1903 ?

If anybody wants to buy GSi badges , for their 1 ltr Corsa etc , they sell on Ebay  :y
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Re: GSi
« Reply #4 on: 08 May 2018, 09:24:52 »



I see Vauxhall tv adds are promoting the "British company since" 1903 ?



That's because it sounds better than "A British company between 1903 and 1925 when it was sold to General Motors, an American company"
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Re: GSi
« Reply #5 on: 08 May 2018, 10:15:52 »

The family Corsa wears an SXI badge.
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Re: GSi
« Reply #6 on: 08 May 2018, 10:29:14 »

They can paint it gunmetal grey and stick a GSi badge on it, but it doesn't have rwd, 6 cylinders or 24 valves so it aint a real GSi.  :)
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Re: GSi
« Reply #7 on: 08 May 2018, 11:20:41 »

They can paint it gunmetal grey and stick a GSi badge on it, but it doesn't have rwd, 6 cylinders or 24 valves so it aint a real GSi.  :)

er .... blast from the past ,set the vauxhall forums alight back in the day
this one clicky
No SXi (adds 49 bhp) or GSi(adds 63 BHP)  badge  though , so it can't be very fast  :y

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Re: GSi
« Reply #8 on: 08 May 2018, 15:58:55 »

As we seem to be on memory lane, talking about Carlton and senators, Peugeot has revived the GSi badge on the new insignia and Iíve already seen my first and like the Carlton they look really smart in grey !
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Changed for correctness. :D

 ;D  ;D

the end of the brand is nigh  :'(

though , let's face it , the cars we all love ,carlton, senator and omega B are all re-badged   opel cars built in Russelsheim Germany anyway  :P
ok the v6 got cobbled together down elsmere port etc

ooops ! did I just say that  ;D
I'm in a bad mood , my bacon sandwich has fake sauce on  :(

I see Vauxhall tv adds are promoting the "British company since" 1903 ?

If anybody wants to buy GSi badges , for their 1 ltr Corsa etc , they sell on Ebay  :y

 ;D ;D
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Re: GSi
« Reply #9 on: 08 May 2018, 17:39:16 »

To be hoped that it doesn't turn out like the SRi badge where just about every Vauxhall you saw was wearing one.
Didn't really matter, as in the targeted market, the badge meant more than the performance/handling.

Hence, it stood for State Registered idiot.
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Re: GSi
« Reply #10 on: 08 May 2018, 18:18:05 »

I never had a problem with rebadged Opels. Rebranded French Pugeots though !!  :o :( :o >:(............NEVER.
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Re: GSi
« Reply #11 on: 08 May 2018, 18:25:06 »

My astra wears an 'elite' badge, but it hasn't even got Bluetooth, or sat nav. Badges mean eff all. Used to, though.
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Re: GSi
« Reply #12 on: 08 May 2018, 18:33:53 »

My astra wears an 'elite' badge, but it hasn't even got Bluetooth, or sat nav. Badges mean eff all. Used to, though.

The mighty Signum is badged 'Elite' and comes with Satnav. :P :P :P

Mind you, it's   far more of a luxury product that an Astra derv. :P 
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Re: GSi
« Reply #13 on: 08 May 2018, 18:35:45 »

My astra wears an 'elite' badge, but it hasn't even got Bluetooth, or sat nav. Badges mean eff all. Used to, though.

The mighty Signum is badged 'Elite' and comes with Satnav. :P :P :P

Mind you, it's   far more of a luxury product that an Astra derv. :P
Of course it is, old fella  ;D
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Re: GSi
« Reply #14 on: 08 May 2018, 19:03:25 »

I had a Carlton Gsi 24v, fantastic car :y
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Re: GSi
« Reply #15 on: 08 May 2018, 19:06:33 »

I had a Carlton Gsi 24v, fantastic car :y
I had a Rover 600 GSi, fantastic car too.
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Re: GSi
« Reply #16 on: 08 May 2018, 19:15:21 »

I had a Carlton Gsi 24v, fantastic car :y
I had a Over 600 GSi, fantastic car too.

Splitter  ;D

 
To be hoped that it doesn't turn out like the SRi badge where just about every Vauxhall you saw was wearing one.
I think BazaJT was implying that many NON GSI cars had badges put on "aftermarket " by owners  :-\

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Re: GSi
« Reply #17 on: 08 May 2018, 19:20:57 »

I had a Carlton Gsi 24v, fantastic car :y
I had a Over 600 GSi, fantastic car too.

Splitter  ;D

 
To be hoped that it doesn't turn out like the SRi badge where just about every Vauxhall you saw was wearing one.
I think BazaJT was implying that many NON GSI cars had badges put on "aftermarket " by owners  :-\
No, he meant what he said literally. Baza doesn't do 'implied'.
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Re: GSi
« Reply #18 on: 09 May 2018, 07:58:47 »

Wot duz "implied" mean? ;D The GSi badge to me meant you had something a bit "special"[for want of a better word]where the SRi was a "go faster" model that wasn't and everyone and their grandmother had one.
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« Reply #19 on: 09 May 2018, 10:22:53 »

Wot duz "implied" mean? ;D The GSi badge to me meant you had something a bit "special"[for want of a better word]where the SRi was a "go faster" model that wasn't and everyone and their grandmother had one.
OK , sorry  :-[

Implied :
hinted, insinuated, suggested

so , I ( just me , no one else  ;D) am  implying  that many NON GSI cars had badges put on "aftermarket " by owners
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« Reply #20 on: 09 May 2018, 17:33:22 »

I had a Carlton Gsi 24v, fantastic car :y
I had a Rover 600 GSi, fantastic car too.
2l turbo one?  Properly quick in its time, and handled not too bad once you finished sucking your smalls up your arse when it did one of its understeer moments.  Apparently. I wouldn't know personally. Move along now.
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« Reply #21 on: 09 May 2018, 18:00:10 »

I had a Carlton Gsi 24v, fantastic car :y
I had a Rover 600 GSi, fantastic car too.
2l turbo one?  Properly quick in its time, and handled not too bad once you finished sucking your smalls up your arse when it did one of its understeer moments.  Apparently. I wouldn't know personally. Move along now.


Can't have been as bad as a Montego turbo with utterly shagged front suspension. That needed to be in the middle lane of an empty motorway if you used more than half throttle.


Although the VVC Metro doesn't need much steering input to move into the right-hand lane
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« Reply #22 on: 09 May 2018, 18:08:27 »

I had a Carlton Gsi 24v, fantastic car :y
I had a Rover 600 GSi, fantastic car too.
2l turbo one?  Properly quick in its time, and handled not too bad once you finished sucking your smalls up your arse when it did one of its understeer moments.  Apparently. I wouldn't know personally. Move along now.


Can't have been as bad as a Montego turbo with utterly shagged front suspension. That needed to be in the middle lane of an empty motorway if you used more than half throttle.


Although the VVC Metro doesn't need much steering input to move into the right-hand lane
No, the 600 had proper suspension, so was reasonably well behaved :y
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« Reply #23 on: 09 May 2018, 18:24:05 »

I had a Carlton Gsi 24v, fantastic car :y
I had a Rover 600 GSi, fantastic car too.
2l turbo one?  Properly quick in its time, and handled not too bad once you finished sucking your smalls up your arse when it did one of its understeer moments.  Apparently. I wouldn't know personally. Move along now.


Can't have been as bad as a Montego turbo with utterly shagged front suspension. That needed to be in the middle lane of an empty motorway if you used more than half throttle.


Although the VVC Metro doesn't need much steering input to move into the right-hand lane
No, the 600 had proper suspension, so was reasonably well behaved :y
Mine was actually a 623 with the Honda engine. Proper engine, that was. It would pull from about 1200 revs in top gear, no need to change down.
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« Reply #24 on: 10 May 2018, 08:16:09 »

I had a Carlton Gsi 24v, fantastic car :y
I had a Rover 600 GSi, fantastic car too.
2l turbo one?  Properly quick in its time, and handled not too bad once you finished sucking your smalls up your arse when it did one of its understeer moments.  Apparently. I wouldn't know personally. Move along now.

I had a 620ti which was chipped and was properly quick,good for 150mph on a test track
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« Reply #25 on: 10 May 2018, 18:31:48 »

I had a Carlton Gsi 24v, fantastic car :y
I had a Rover 600 GSi, fantastic car too.
2l turbo one?  Properly quick in its time, and handled not too bad once you finished sucking your smalls up your arse when it did one of its understeer moments.  Apparently. I wouldn't know personally. Move along now.

I had a 620ti which was chipped and was properly quick,good for 150mph on a test track
Even in std form, a proper quick car in its day :y
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« Reply #26 on: 10 May 2018, 19:33:33 »

I had a Carlton Gsi 24v, fantastic car :y
I had a Rover 600 GSi, fantastic car too.
2l turbo one?  Properly quick in its time, and handled not too bad once you finished sucking your smalls up your arse when it did one of its understeer moments.  Apparently. I wouldn't know personally. Move along now.

I had a 620ti which was chipped and was properly quick,good for 150mph on a test track
Even in std form, a proper quick car in its day :y

I know it was totally outperformed by later Rovers and I know that plenty slate every aspect of it, but I still think the SD1 Vitesse was one of the best looking cars Rover ever produced (well threw together with the minimal of quality control and care). I guess my retro garage would have a Granada Consul, Rover SD1 Twin Plenum Vitesse, Senator 24v and maybe the odd Omega!
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« Reply #27 on: 10 May 2018, 19:54:42 »

Saw a Granada Scorpio, (not the fugly Ultima) in Bury today. Looked superb. Was on my bike when he pulled up beside me. He looked well chuffed when i complimented him on it. Took me back to my Granny days. Ah, nostalgia.  8)
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« Reply #28 on: 11 May 2018, 09:39:35 »

I had a Carlton Gsi 24v, fantastic car :y
I had a Rover 600 GSi, fantastic car too.
2l turbo one?  Properly quick in its time, and handled not too bad once you finished sucking your smalls up your arse when it did one of its understeer moments.  Apparently. I wouldn't know personally. Move along now.

I had a 620ti which was chipped and was properly quick,good for 150mph on a test track
Even in std form, a proper quick car in its day :y

I know it was totally outperformed by later Rovers and I know that plenty slate every aspect of it, but I still think the SD1 Vitesse was one of the best looking cars Rover ever produced (well threw together with the minimal of quality control and care). I guess my retro garage would have a Granada Consul, Rover SD1 Twin Plenum Vitesse, Senator 24v and maybe the odd Omega!

They were nice, but the P6 is the one I would have, I think. That was a rare (unique?) departure from British car industry "styling by bean-counter" to produce a car with a lot of innovative features that looked "right" from every angle IMHO.

To each his own, though. :y
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« Reply #29 on: 11 May 2018, 11:31:29 »

Weren't both Pininfarina designed :-\
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« Reply #30 on: 11 May 2018, 12:59:58 »

Weren't both Pininfarina designed :-\

Possibly, but the designer usually got told that he'd be designing a completely new model from a clean sheet.. "But we've got all these old landcrab doors in stores, you see, and it'd be a shame to waste them...."
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« Reply #31 on: 11 May 2018, 19:16:55 »

P6 was a lovely car to drive and imo a good looker too[I had one]but strictly a 4 seater really.Front suspension used springs mounted horizontally to the bulkhead[they say it was done this way as they were toying with the idea of slotting a turbine engine into it]don't know who designed it though.SD1 was again a lovely car to drive and looked well[let down of course by BL's legendary build quality and the fact that in the paint plant where they were painted-with a then new fangled paint type-had the extractor fans fitted wrong way round so they pushed air into the place rather than pulling the air out!] I had 2 of those though sadly not a Vitesse version.Designed by David Bache I believe? Who they say took frontal styling cues from the Ferrari Daytona.
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