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#1 ONLINE   vulgalour

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 07:14 PM

I have been watching this thread http://autoshite.com...orsa-b-£180/  and it interested me.
 
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Train ticket and day insurance are sorted, road tax still to do, and it's cash on collection.
 
Last time I drove a Corsa B was a fairly new one.  It wasn't dream transport, that's for sure, but it was a basic, reliable and tough little thing that could put up with the punishment of a learner driver.  I want to try more cars this year too, this will nicely sort that out.
 
The Corsa is a car I said I'd never own, but they're more comfortable than a late model Maestro and just as peppy as a 1043 Polo and I've owned both of those so I needed to stop being such a fanny about it.  This one looks like it has the potential to be a little gem and should be used.
 
I am taking a bit of a gamble on it, I have no real need for it at the moment but I have this gut feeling that it'll be a good idea and I've hoarded a bit of pocket money to pay for it so I'm going to take a chance.  I'll decide what's happening when I get it back to base, I can only tell so much from pictures and I've not asked many questions because why would you at £180?**  
 
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I nicked your photo, RobT, but I'll be sure to take a petrol station shot on the way back as tradition dictates.
 
 
 
**shut up, that's why.


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#2 ONLINE   Rusty_Rocket

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 07:28 PM

You know the 'cars that are good at just being a car' thread?  You just won it!  Seriously, give a 1.2 Corsa some fresh oil every year and it will return faultless service.



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 07:32 PM

Well done.  'nuff said.



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 07:32 PM

Glad you put this up, poor phil was going loopy!

A basic car is a good thing-that wee polo i have is ok.

Good luck avec collection thread
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Posted 06 January 2015 - 07:35 PM

I can almost see Billy ejaculating his Corsafilth from here at what that'll look like with a set of proper wheeltrims and a full vulgalour.

Well bought!


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 08:19 PM

Do we know what wheel trims it ought to have?  I've got a spare set that are better than what's fitted, but I'd like to fit whatever's proper for the Swing model.



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 08:50 PM

As much as I'm not a Corsa fan, that actually looks pretty incredibly wonderous for £180.  



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 09:16 PM

MISERABLE.



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 09:19 PM

Someone on Twitter called me a motoring masochist.  That seems a fair assessment.


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 09:34 PM

Car now has tax on it so the only thing left to do is pay for it when I collect it on Friday.  Surely, this can't really be that easy?



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 09:35 PM

that looks a good choice of cheap motoring well done,

 

google is our friend concerning wheel trims it appears it should sport these

 

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 09:36 PM

Just don't lend it to your brother...
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Posted 06 January 2015 - 09:46 PM

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LOOK HOW HAPPY THEY ARE!!  'Swing for the win'


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 10:03 PM

I'd rather stick my balls in a vice, looks in good nick though and a mega barg for £180.


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 10:41 PM

Its a Corsa B, it needs to wear Softstars or Speedlines, its the law!

Seriously though other than the trims posted I've seen a few Swings back in the day wearing OEM 3 spoke alloys and some with these: mIoh8fzRDMNdlQf2dkED8sQ.jpg
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Posted 06 January 2015 - 10:51 PM

WCPGW? Hopefully nothing, as long as the bastard thing starts OK. It did yesterday...

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 11:22 PM

Those ones Hendry posted, I have an excellent condition set of 4 for sale.
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Posted 06 January 2015 - 11:31 PM

Happy smiley faces in the advert. Did they have to drive it?


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 11:35 PM

Those ones Hendry posted, I have an excellent condition set of 4 for sale.

 

 

I literally just bought a set of four of those in spiffy looking condition from eBay for £11.99 delivered.  I was most amused that they're located in Middlesbrough.  I've not just bought them off you have I?


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Posted 07 January 2015 - 02:33 AM

I was also going to suggest those trims for looking cracking :grin:


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Posted 07 January 2015 - 06:30 AM

I should have had this but couldn't commit to get there. For £180 it's actually impossible to go wrong, despite some* opinion on here, they're still incredibly popular cars. If I was ever forced to retire early from work and got some compo I'd open a Corsa specialists place and knock as many of these cheap ones out as I could.


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Posted 07 January 2015 - 07:15 AM

I'm in Scotland so doubt its me!
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Posted 07 January 2015 - 11:51 AM

IainL how many volvo's have you seen?

Have to agree cavcraft for the money you can't go wrong, the only thing that would put me off a corsa selling empire is the hoards of mongs you'd encounter daily trying to give you half of the price you have the car up for
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Posted 07 January 2015 - 12:06 PM

Looks 'WHACK'


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Posted 07 January 2015 - 12:30 PM

Very jaunty. Looks like the Dailly transportation of a dynamic young go-getter with a can-do attitude.

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 12:47 PM

Name change to Corsalour imminent I predict. Have you got a replacement mirror cover for the O/S lined up?

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 02:05 PM

I've only been able to find a complete mirror so far, and that's only a tenner posted.  Parts for Corsas are easy peasy to acquire it would seem, kinda weird as I'm used to these things being really difficult.



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Posted 07 January 2015 - 02:15 PM

A set of original wheeltrims will make it look so much better.  As others have said, they're solid little cars and Rob's a sound bloke too, can't see this being much bother.  



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Posted 07 January 2015 - 02:16 PM

Name change to Corsalour imminent I predict. Have you got a replacement mirror cover for the O/S lined up?


I prefer Calgalour- "shitty old cars live longer with Calgalour"

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 02:30 PM

Wheel trims and mirror covers aren't hideously expensive from Vauxhall new, or not last time I bought some anyhow.

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