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#1628260 - 31/12/2018 22:43 Practical classics - current issue
Gripped Offline
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I need some sleep

Registered: 20/12/2005
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Loc: S. Wales. Way beyond my means
Titled "Super Coupes" with budget of £3k.

And the Fiat Coupe isn't listed.... yet the contemporary Pug 406 coupe is.

Yeah, I know PC has run articles on the FC before, but I'm still a little outraged.

confused

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#1628261 - 01/01/2019 09:29 Re: Practical classics - current issue [Re: Gripped]
barnacle Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2005
Posts: 31982
Loc: Hemel in the Hempstead
Isn't the 406 the Pininfarina design that was up against Bangle's design for the coupe?
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#1628267 - 01/01/2019 12:40 Re: Practical classics - current issue [Re: Gripped]
Lee_k Offline
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Registered: 01/09/2017
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Loc: Staffordshire
Maybe the 3k is the issue if that was the target.

9 currently on autotrader - only one under 3k (non turbo)

11 found on ebay - 3 under 3k (1 and salvage and 2 non turbo)

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#1628278 - 01/01/2019 19:29 Re: Practical classics - current issue [Re: Gripped]
Brilly1uk Offline
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Registered: 20/04/2012
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Stay calm Toby - it just means your Coupe is worth £4k plus?!?! laugh

(The 406 Coupe was pretty good looking back in the day - but rather spoilt by just having a standard 406 dash?)
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#1628279 - 01/01/2019 19:32 Re: Practical classics - current issue [Re: Gripped]
Richie007 Offline
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Plus the 406 looks rather dated today, especially the interior, not inviting at all
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#1628280 - 01/01/2019 19:58 Re: Practical classics - current issue [Re: Richie007]
Brilly1uk Offline
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Originally Posted By Richie007
Plus the 406 looks rather dated today, especially the interior, not inviting at all

I certainly would not choose it over the Coupe!
My boss at the time had a 3.0 auto in light blue, but I was always underwhelmed whenever in it.
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#1628282 - 02/01/2019 09:10 Re: Practical classics - current issue [Re: Gripped]
Submariner Offline
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Inside story on the 406 Coupe, apparently
https://www.autocar.co.uk/opinion/motor-...-ferrari-design

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#1628283 - 02/01/2019 09:10 Re: Practical classics - current issue [Re: Gripped]
DaveG Offline
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I test drove a 406 Coupe in late '96/ early '97 before buying my first (Fiat) Coupe, and was similarly underwhelmed. It didn't look too bad from the outside, but it was just not interesting enough to sit in or drive, IMHO.
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#1628294 - 02/01/2019 15:03 Re: Practical classics - current issue [Re: Lee_k]
Gripped Offline
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Registered: 20/12/2005
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Loc: S. Wales. Way beyond my means
Originally Posted By Lee_k
Maybe the 3k is the issue if that was the target.

9 currently on autotrader - only one under 3k (non turbo)

11 found on ebay - 3 under 3k (1 and salvage and 2 non turbo)


Point taken. If you're after a 20VT, then £3k may be a bit optimistic for a good one, although I think it is possible to find something reasonable for that kind of money if you look carefully. Certainly an NA can be had for under £1000.

But you might argue that an NA isn't a "super coupe" but then, I'm not sure a 406 is either.

Anyway, I'll go back to complaining about the usual things now like litter and dog fouling. wink
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#1628303 - 02/01/2019 18:01 Re: Practical classics - current issue [Re: Gripped]
DaveG Offline
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Ha, not a mention of the Fiat Coupe but a nice final quote in that little article wink
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