A coworker of mine had one of these, and I believe he autocrossed it(he had it after an Opel Manta, which he definitely autocrossed a LOT). He said it was a great car, but it was the only car he's ever had to have the clutch replaced in. I forwarded him the article and he said "woah! Flashback! Looks just like mine. Then again, that was the only way they came..."
2005 Subaru Forester X/2017 Ford Fiesta ST /1987 Porsche 944S
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This was my first car! Mine had a pop out sunroof that was stowed in a little vinyl baggy in trunk.
I remember that the combination of 1st gear + power gear was a great way to burn off that tiny 185/80R13 rubber.
I also remember that groovy gray checked seating pattern.
Twin stick? That effectively makes this car twice as manly as the next BMW M5.
"We're society's crowbar. They hate us, they never want to acknowledge the dirty jobs they give us to do, but when the job is done they never throw us away - they just slip us back in the toolbox until they need us the next time. And there will always be a next time."-Jim Hooper. Beneath the Visiting Moon: Images of Combat in Southern Africa
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