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Driver for a fiver- 1996 VW Polo 1.9D

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#1 OFFLINE   Richard

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 08:15 PM

After about 18 months with us it's time for the Polo to find a new home. It was bought as a combined stopgap and learner car after the V70 shat its timing belts.

 

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Ever since we got it it's felt like a car that wants to work. Once I had replaced the exhaust, had the tracking set and fitted steel wheels with winter tyres it's just worked.

 

It passed its MOT with no preparation in March after relocating a headlight bulb. The only advisory was for a front brake hose, which I replaced. Soon after that it passed another test.

 

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In the 5000 or so miles it's done with a new driver at the wheel it's needed the exhaust welded back together and a door mechanism. That's pretty impressive for such an old car.

 

Good Points

 

New discs and pads just before we got it.

Four good Hankook winter tyres

Tracking done on one of those machines that go "bing".

Very reliable

50+ mpg

Adequate performance

Electric windows

Sunroof

 

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Quite scruffy. Many dents and rusty bits covered with black paint. Some touching up with Storm Grey would improve its ten yard appeal. A bit.

Interior has the same well used look as the exterior.

Sunroof

 

It has just had an oil change and a new air filter, the fuel filter was changed about 5000 miles ago.

 

£5 per ticket, one free ticket each for FOADWERX for providing the secret storage location.

 

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#2 OFFLINE   Coprolalia

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 08:29 PM

Relevant to my interests.
Is a 96 P? Or 97?

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A 96 P says MOT history. So theoretically classic insurance?

Two for me please! Any old numbers.
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1989 'G' VW Scirocco was 1.8 8v, now 1.6td - swap ongoing

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Plus various lawnmowers and engines


#3 OFFLINE   Richard

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 08:30 PM

First of August 1996.


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#4 OFFLINE   Richard

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 08:36 PM

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 08:47 PM

I am on a tablet which does my nut in trying to copy and paste.

Put me down for number 32 please.
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Posted 09 September 2016 - 08:55 PM

One pls.
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#7 ONLINE   doug

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 08:58 PM

28 please



#8 OFFLINE   Richard

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 09:03 PM

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#9 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 09:28 PM

Just the one missus Wembley
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2000 - Ford Poo ma 
2003 - Getz 


#10 OFFLINE   Momentary Lapse Of Reason

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 09:32 PM

8 & 53 please


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Posted 09 September 2016 - 09:32 PM

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#12 OFFLINE   The Moog

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 09:52 PM

And two for Bucketeer
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2003 - Getz 


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Posted 09 September 2016 - 09:55 PM

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 11:15 PM

A couple more photos, for the discerning raffle participant.
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Posted 09 September 2016 - 11:36 PM

foadwerx must be pretty local I think

2 tickits please :)

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 06:28 AM

It's in the south end of Fife, very close to the M90.

 

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Both sets of wheels will be included along with the correct bolts for each. The steel wheels are fitted and have loads of tread on the tyres, which reb will take pictures of when he's next at the car.



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Posted 10 September 2016 - 06:54 AM

Thanks for the free ticket, it'll make for an exciting collection thread if I win it! I'll take number 39 as well, I'll stuff a fiver into the Polo somehow...


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Posted 10 September 2016 - 07:11 AM

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 07:55 AM

Thanks for the free ticket! I didn't spot this lurking at FOADWERX 2.0 until FOAD pointed it out
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While my Datsun gently Rusts.

 

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 10:30 AM

Thanks for the free ticket! I didn't spot this lurking at FOADWERX 2.0 until FOAD pointed it out

Is there anyone kicking about today so I can drop off the wheels? Or is the gate at least open?

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 02:07 PM

Two randoms please.


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1968 Morris Minor 1000

1957 Morris Minor 1000

1968 Land Rover 

1985 Reliant Scimitar SS1

1972 Triumph Toledo

1986 Talbot Express Camper

Some other stuff that I will add at some point...


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Posted 10 September 2016 - 02:53 PM

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 04:45 PM

One of those numbers is my age, will see how lucky* that is.

 

The other number is an age I used to be when less of a cripple!


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Posted 10 September 2016 - 04:51 PM

Where is the car located?


sigs are shit, wgaf?


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Posted 10 September 2016 - 05:04 PM

It's at FOADWERX 2.0 at the moment, which is in Cowdenbeath in Fife. It's five minutes from the motorway.

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 05:07 PM

Number 3 please. :)
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Posted 10 September 2016 - 05:10 PM

Am I right in saying that you are a previous owner of this fine machine?



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Posted 10 September 2016 - 05:13 PM

It used to belong to our Maud - the car that replaced it seems to be cursed, so the chance to have it back is quite appealing.
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Posted 10 September 2016 - 05:59 PM

On my doorstep. Three randoms please
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02 51 MG ZT 190 "for spares"


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Posted 10 September 2016 - 06:50 PM

It's at FOADWERX 2.0 at the moment, which is in Cowdenbeath in Fife. It's five minutes from the motorway.

 

So is Portsmouth but that's also a long way away :)


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