deviant wrote:Yep there is a series / class dedicated to them. There is also the Excel Cup circuit series.
A chap I work with bought one of those bubble shaped Excels brand new when they first came it. The odo has ticked over to zero once and is half way there again. It starts on the button no matter how hot or cold it is, doesnt use any oil and the only thing that ever let him down is the clock which was replaced under warrenty.
I bought my '98 Hyundai Excel Twin Cam brand new when I got my P's in High School and almost 14 years later I still use it as my daily. Even though mine has 'only' done 240,000kms, it is only the last few years that the paint on the spoiler, bumper and wheel covers that are starting to fade and there is a crack that is starting to show on the dash. Not bad for a car that's red and out in the sun all the time!
I regularly get 8.2L/100Km and the only thing that has gone wrong in the past were plug leads which were replaced under warranty, the power steering pump and the radiator fan which stopped working the other day. It uses no oil and is still smooth to this day.
I even tried to kill it by changing lanes into a concrete truck. They are stronger than you think...