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About NiallOswald’s Garage


About me and my passion for cars

Been interested for a while - must dig out the photos of me looking very young at some classic car show a while ago.

Properly interested since learning to drive however.

My first car

VW Polo Mk3, 1.3 CL, White, breadvan. Put about 26k on its clock before trading it in against my Focus. Still on the road by the looks of things...

I was quite attached to it, but a drive in my sister's KA showed me how much I was missing in terms of driving experience.

Car I wish I still had

Only on my 2nd car and can't really say I miss the 1st.

Suspect I'll have something to put here in a month or so...

My dream car

Ok, how about 'cars I'd like to own and might stand some chance of actually doing so'

Volvo 242, with a stupidly powerful turbo'd Volvo red-block engine :-)

Saab 900 Turbo - black, 3-spoke wheels, factory lowered+bodykit

Saab 9000 Aero. Plus a visit to someone like Abbott or Maptun.

Volvo T5 (850R, saloon, Red, manual)

(spot a theme ;-) )

Audi S2 coupe or RS2 Avant

VW Corrado VR6

BMW M3 (E36 EVO perhaps)

Alfa GTV 3.0 V6

BMW M535i

A Focus with a decent amount of power!

Car clubs I’m in



  • Car book: Something trashy by Clarkson.
  • Car magazine: Evo, Autocar, Topgear (in that order)
  • Car game: Midtown Madness

— Profile last updated: Sep 22, 2007

Date Joined Jan 15, 2007
Trophies Trophies: 8
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we run very cheap motorsport, mainly for students at bristol university. we enjoy 12 car rallies, autotests, off-roading, karting and ofcourse curry socials.

Avon, United Kingdom


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Oct 28, 2007 Autotest
Oct 19, 2007 12-Car Rally
Oct 9, 2007 Social - free Pizza!

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Feb 21, 2007 at 12:36 pm
Loving how i'm not your friend on here! tongue image
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Jan 25, 2007 at 4:03 pm
not by choice either haha. Im hoping drop spindles with stiff springs or drop springs will do the trick when I get the time and money to resto mod it

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End of the line...

Filed under: 1988 Saab 9000 Turbo 16 (The Scaab)

Seems like the Scaab made it to Barca, but no further. Poor thing. It went in style though:

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1700 miles in a £200 car in 3 weeks

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Can be done quite happily. Didn't miss a beat other than losing the wastegate actuator rod a couple of times, started every time, comfortable, quick, reasonably economical....

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Slow-cus vs. Scaab. Some thoughts...

Filed under: 2001 Ford Focus (Slow-cus)

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My experience in such matters is fairly limited as yet, but I'm still amazed at how much of a difference it makes driving a different car for a while. When I first got my Focus,...

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