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Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Driven -

In MkII form, the hottest su­per­mini from Ford was a huge seller. And yet, very few sur­vivors re­main, which means – al­lied with huge nos­tal­gia – these cars are now very costly to buy if you’re af­ter a good one. Fun to drive – a nice roller­skate, and easy to run. Watch for rust!

FORD FI­ESTA XR2

Even rarer than the Fi­esta, thanks to the le­gions of Mini own­ers who can­ni­balised rusty Tur­bos to make their cars go faster. Great to drive, es­pe­cially fun with the gear­box whine, com­bined with tur­bocharger whine for a mag­i­cal sound­track. Bois­ter­ous, rau­cous, but a laugh on B-roads.

MG METRO TURBO

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