Re: Ah Memories @Chris W
Yours is the most stupid post, the trouble is you drive on country roads and so do I.
Can you see round corners? and stop in the distance you can see?
You must be a school run mum to that posh school in the country. I have a video camera on my bicycle for posthumous evidence against road twats like you .
"Never had an accident in the country side", then you are not driving fast. Up banks, through saplings, in off backwards because you don't know the road but it is night so you see headlights.
The 205 1.9 was a nervous over-steerer, but I got thumbs up from bikers in Normandy over 20 miles.
A Focus estate is faster than the 1.9, same corner but probably resurfaced in 25 years.
The Sirocco GTi was impressive in the braking dept from 110.
The MkII 8 valve was a beautiful cross country car better than the 16V (overtaken less than 5 times in 12 years on small A roads) Oh and Scooby drivers don't like being overtaken by a SMART so they force you out.
The point is - nobody can drive fast on country corners unless you are young, immortal and selfish.
If you want real driving then fold the windscreen flat and creak the wire wheels round corners on skinny tyres while having to come down the crash G/B at above max, rpm. If you drive then you will know the omitted details and perhaps keep the boy racer to your urban life.