Monthly Archives: September 2012

Brief Drive: VW up!

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about an ‘open drive’ event at my local VW dealer where I had a quick go in a wonderful MK5 Golf GTI but on the same trip I had the opportunity to try … Continue reading

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Britcar 24

Ordinarily the prospect of camping doesn’t really appeal to me, especially camping in the UK in the Autumn!  However, camping is exactly what I found myself doing last weekend but it was for a good reason – to attend my … Continue reading

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Miniature Hero: Daihatsu Charade GTI

For about six months in 2005/6 I had the pleasure of owning a 1998 Daihatsu Charade GTI, mine was a pretty ropey example but it was a very entertaining 6 months! Daihatsu has a bit of a history with slightly … Continue reading

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Brief Drive: MK5 Golf GTI

When I arrived home from work last Friday I was greeted by a card from my local VW dealer inviting me to drive any car from the range at an ‘Open Drive’ event over the weekend.  Not one to pass … Continue reading

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In the beginning there was the Golf

Welcome to my first post on liftoffoversteer, I thought it might be a good idea to start with where the hot hatch fascination began back in 2004.  Being brought up in a VW loving family, it was somewhat inevitable that … Continue reading

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