Article on the Wedgie in C&C "magazine"

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Article on the Wedgie in C&C "magazine"

Post by MisterH » Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:13 am

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/magazin ... st-seller/

Very positive, if a bit gushing I must say, but nice to see it represented fairly and not derided (though that is a rare occurrence these days I feel)

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Re: Article on the Wedgie in C&C "magazine"

Post by dcwalker » Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:27 pm

Thanks for flagging this Ben - I just found it myself and logged on here to tell the world, only to find you'd beaten me to it!

Yes, it is a bit gushing, but very positive. I think (or at least I hope) the days when every motoring magazine article about the 480 is derogatory; there have been several recently and all good, as if people are finally discovering what good little cars a properly sorted and cared for 480 can be.

Don't know about anyone else, but I have definitely been getting a lot more interest in mine over the last, say 6-12 months when out and about. From people looking and smiling/nodding etc as they drive by to people coming over to speak to me, ask about the car, and always very enthusiastic about what they see...

Long may it continue!

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Re: Article on the Wedgie in C&C "magazine"

Post by Martin Mc » Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:29 pm

And this evening's bombshell? I log on to my favourite source of all news wedgie, only to find I'm officially a member of a Cult! :)

Ah well.. I can think of worse things that have been levelled at me for the obsession with the extra marital car..
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Re: Article on the Wedgie in C&C "magazine"

Post by dcwalker » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:40 pm

C'mon Martin, you've been on meets with some of us; of course we're a cult!! :rofl:

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Re: Article on the Wedgie in C&C "magazine"

Post by MisterH » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:03 pm

dcwalker wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:40 pm
C'mon Martin, you've been on meets with some of us; of course we're a cult!! :rofl:

David
Well the Volvo does seem to Sell Sanctuary to many a lover of strange cars, myself included so it seems to be true

I hope some people appreciate the play on words...
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Re: Article on the Wedgie in C&C "magazine"

Post by Alan 480 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:04 pm

too late prices were so low that the bulk have been trashed :-(

nice article though
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Re: Article on the Wedgie in C&C "magazine"

Post by MisterH » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:33 pm

Alan 480 wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:04 pm
too late prices were so low that the bulk have been trashed :-(

nice article though
I wouldn't be so sure, the modding lot seem to have, in general, left many alone, as FWD means it can't really be drifted, which is what most want. Rarity doesn't stop them though unfortunately, the amount of poor little Isuzu Piazza's i've seen ravaged :cryhard:
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Re: Article on the Wedgie in C&C "magazine"

Post by Norm57 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:51 pm

Was so pleased and surprised about seeing a positive review I sent a email thanking the editor. As others have said it’s a rarity to see a positive review of these little gems.

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