My 1983 Xr4i which i sold in September 2005 , i had owned this for roughly four and ahalf years. I kept it totally standard, the only thing i changed was the pepper pot wheels. In my opinion the 14" alloys made the car handle like a pig, I bought some 16" TSW alpines which made the car handle like it was on rails, with 45x205 on the front and 50x205 on the rear it made all the difference. While i had owned it i had done roughly 13.000 miles. I had replaced things like plugs,waterpump,leads,front discs,battery,front gas struts and a full exhaust. The day came when she had to go, i bought her for £795 from a garage which was adveristed at £1500 but due to the car being one those types of car where you either know the car or you are looking for an Xr4i only, the garage was unable to sell it.
When i rang up enquiring about it the chap at the garage said, "you can have it for £795" with a fresh M.O.T if you like it. The following weekend i set of to go and pick her up, and i raced all the way home with a big smile on my face.The reason my i wanted this car was because back 1983 i watched an advert on the Tv showing the XR4i racing around some country lanes, maybe Scotland and thought "Cor i want one of those" so in 1994 i owned one very simular to this one, i was over the moon with it, but i lent it to a friend and thinking he could handle it, kindly put it in a hedge which then followed by a ditch. He paid to have it repaired but after that it just wasn,t the same again, i lost interest in her. I sold it to a guy in Stafford for £1200. which is what i had bought it for. Simon.
This Xr4i is one i had back in 1994.