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#1681 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 10:49 PM

And now for something completely different, my first ever Skoda!

 

I was going to try and piece together a collection thread for this, but the only thing that happened driving my Visa there was that it rained heavily on the A14, so I have just added it to my notes.

 

The rest of you missed out, what a fantastic car! It's clean, tidy and instantly usable. It has Mrs 6C's seal of approval and she drove it home 100 miles. I asked her what faults she had found and the only thing she could come up with was a broken clip on the driver's sunvisor.

 

Thank you Stanky and Mum.

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#1682 OFFLINE   320touring

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:01 PM

Landed on yer feet there Chris!
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#1683 OFFLINE   skoda_fan

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:59 AM

Well saved. Absolute bargain. They're great cars and boringly reliable. It says a lot about our society that a perfectly good car like that can be deemed only fit for scrap. (Vaguely...and stupidly...thought about trading in my mk1 vRS a while back. Dealer didn't want to know).
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#1684 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:24 AM

Train station, mate

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:27 AM

Great cars - great buy



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:21 AM

I'd send it back, sun visor clip situation is completely unacceptable. :mrgreen:

 

Glad you like it though, its a good car.


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#1687 OFFLINE   holbeck

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:46 AM

It says a lot about our society that a perfectly good car like that can be deemed only fit for scrap.

 

^^ This.

 

It never fails to astound me how little value is placed on stuff like this.

 

Looks great by the way, respect to Stanky (and his mum) for facilitating


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:52 PM

You don't have to be a hardcore greeny to realise £100 cars can't be available forever. But, who knows, maybe it will go on like this for a while as electric slowly replaces ICE.
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#1689 ONLINE   They_all_do_that_sir

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:14 PM

Never fails to astound me how disposable "old" cars have got. Cars being written off now because all they need something like a clutch doing?

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:45 PM

taxiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

 

bet you like it cos youre 320t in disguise :lol:



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 10:28 AM

Skoda now in lay-by, which might seem the unwanted area off the drive, in reality it means quick access to it without moving stuff.

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#1692 OFFLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 02:35 PM

Expensive day, my M3 needed new rear tyres. I knew the rear tyres were getting close to being worn out, but it turns out one of them had damage as well. My garage says it looks like pot hole damage and I could just replace the one to keep the car legal, but with 321 bhp driving though the rear wheels I decided to do the pair.

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 02:52 PM

The good news of the day is we have taken the n-s front wing off the Sovereign S1 today and there is no rust on the inner wing and only a small repair needed on the outer wing.

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 03:16 PM

^ that's a bit of a result! Refreshing not for it to reveal all sorts of other issues when it comes to metalwork on old jags!
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Posted 26 July 2017 - 02:44 PM

I am not having a good day waiting for the ÀA. No drive on the Xantia.

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 03:23 PM

AA man says gearbox is burnt out and has ordered flat bed lorry. 1 1/2 hours to wait, any body want to come and play chess with me while I wait!

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 03:31 PM

AA man has towed me to safer place.

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 03:58 PM

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 04:03 PM

I went to collect spares Visa, now they both need a tow.
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Posted 26 July 2017 - 04:04 PM

The fates must have listened when you said you need to shed a few cars!
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Posted 26 July 2017 - 04:34 PM

I was going to show you some pictures of the Visa but having uploaded two photos I can't do any more.

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 05:54 PM

A live breakdown is always more positive than a negative breakdown. :)

 

What is a burned out gearbox? Do you mean the clutch?


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 06:05 PM

Lexus V8 swap into Xantia :D



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 06:47 PM

Oh dear. I told you that gearbox didn't sound healthy! Not that I expected it to go kaput quite so dramatically. Sorry it let you down on Visa collection capers.


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 09:03 PM

What is a burned out gearbox? Do you mean the clutch?

I am quoting the AA man.

 

 

Oh dear. I told you that gearbox didn't sound healthy! Not that I expected it to go kaput quite so dramatically. Sorry it let you down on Visa collection capers.

 

It all started so well, everything seemed to be working properly until I got close to Boston when odd things happened like not changing down leaving a roundabout and then it would be ok again.

 

I am home safe now. What I can't understand is why I could take the first two pictures using the camera phone and unload them and then I took some more, that I can see in the phone but couldn't attach them.

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 09:22 PM

What's happening to the customised Visa?



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 10:03 PM

What's happening to the customised Visa?

 

It's a friend's car. He was driving merrily along and someone pulled out of a junction straight into the side of him. Gutted. It was such a lovely car. Glad it's going to help others live on though.


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 10:10 PM

Give me the Visa, a few days and a Portapower - that'll be straight again. Fixed worse!


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 07:03 AM

Give me the Visa, a few days and a Portapower - that'll be straight again. Fixed worse!

 

It has twisted the A pillar and crushed the sill. I never asked what insurance cat is is because it was always a spares car for me.

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 07:09 AM

I have just had my AA renewal invitation and it had gone up from £119 to £179!


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