Best say hello really, given that I'm new round here.
Member of various other single marque forums, but find myself attracted to the diverse shite on here.
Long time VAG botherer, but can't stand the scene people with their pineappled nonsense, or even worse the merchant bankers who buy splitscreens for a millionty pounds and think they are cool hippies.
Shite to date includes the following gems*:
1982 Mk1 Golf Auto - a lacquer peeling vision in silver. Repeated HGF due to me an my dad not fully appreciating stretch bolts, and the reuse thereof.
1969 Beetle - brassic student motoring, with my very own structural* fiberglass floor. Sold on to a dreamer when one year the MOT man cottoned on that the patch repairs to the floor weren't actually metal...
1990 Mk2 Golf Driver 1.6 - suffered repeated FTP. Not as quick as I thought it should be, given that the twin headlight grill added 45 BHP at least. Sold to a neighbor who promptly scrapped muttering something about it being to dangerous.
1995 Omega 2.0l Poverty Spec - Bought from a dealer who cloned my card. Lovely, arrived in a waft of armchairy comfort wherever I went. Never seen so many blanking plates on dashboard before or since. Developed a great quirk of engaging limp mode at random intervals, normally at speed. No codes, nothing. Scrapped after one too many sudden loss of speed on motorway.
2006 Mk5 Golf 1.9TD - Company car interlude. Blew a turbo every 10,000 miles and ate rear tyres. Awful, but didn't care as not really mine. Clocked up 50k miles in 18 months, then moved company and had to give it back.
1999 Mk4 Golf Estate - given to me free by mate of a mate of a mate. Full of bits of cornish pasty and vomit when I picked it up. FTP at least once a month. Replaced everything on the engine, still FTP. Tried to weigh it in, but they made me pay to leave it there.
1985 T25 1.9 petrol - bought using the proceeds of a bucket for donations at my wedding. Bought it, changed the oil and later that week drove it 3,000 miles to Norway on honeymoon. Had it 5 years, but it rusted away. Sold for more than I paid for it with a week left on the MOT. Bonus.
2002 Astra Club estate 1.6 8V - mistake. Daily commuter vehicle, 60 miles per day. Thermostat failed routinely, but it was behind the cam belt. Ended up with a renault 5 thermostat zip tied in the top hose. Went for scrap as it need new tyres but it wasn't worth it.
1970 Beetle - came from Blackpool, had that rust that only salt air can produce. Wifes daily until arrival of third child. Constant source of dismay to the world that we would put our children in it. Somehow got a clean sheet MOT on it, flogged it to a man who didn't look underneath. Result.
1973 T2 Westfalia conversion - in original condition. Slow, cold and constant FTP. As a family we now don't even like camping. 6 year old genuinely believed you could only come home from holidays on a big yellow taxi. Currently being sold, but having to deal with eBay test pilots and other general low life.
Now down to one single piece of modern shite, where I believe I have excelled myself - a 2017 Citroen C3 Picasso in Metallic Purple. It looks dire, but the only car that met the company car allowance scheme, number of sprog seats, wifes wish to drive something small and my overwhelming wish to pilot something that looks like a massive quality street.
I'm after my next project now though, so am looking at petrol vans under £2k which have no or limited scene tax. Very tempted by a 3.2l V6 chevy that apparently only needs minor* welding for MOT...... Limited wish list, needs to have heating, 5+ seats and do at least 70mph if anyone has any suggestions....