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PBK WINS the £3-a-pop Volvo S40 Roffle!!

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#1 OFFLINE   smellypoo

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 12:04 PM

Mornin' all,

 

I went to visit my Nan the other day as she had a fall, my Aunt was also there for the same reason - while there, she mentioned she's picking up a new car on Friday and wants to get rid of her current car. I don't know if there is any appetite for it here, but here goes:

 

Volvo S40 1.8 pez, manual.

Maroon in colour, under all the dirt. It'll clean up nice (by nice, I mean if you like faded maroon paint and like to squint or close your eyes and imagine something else - or it might respond to a mopping if you're a masochist), but I don't remember the last time it had a bucket of water thrown over it. It does have the odd small dent/scratch and with 3 missing wheeltrims and a missing plastic trim piece below the bumper.
The interior is cloth and also a bit dirty. 

Mechanically sound, gear lever feels a bit loose, probably worn linkages. Gears work fine though, goes into gear ok and stays there as expected. 

It's been very reliable and has never broken down - my aunt has owned it for about 16/17 years - I think she bought it 'nearly new' from Volvo which would make her 2nd owner.

I think I remember that the tyres have good tread although I cant remember if they're budget brands (I think they are).

Has been regularly serviced, mileage is under 100,000.

MOT until mid-august 2017. (no advisories, never seems to have had any nor any failures!)

Tax to get you home.

 

Car is in Wembley, NW London - Aunt would like £225 for it but I imagine she'll take an offer! 

++ UPDATE: This is now a £4  Â£3 a pop ROFFLE! OMGBARGAINBROWNOVLOV!!! +++

++UPDATE: purplebargeken is winner!! ++

I know there is a lot more detail I should provide so if there is any interest I'll find out the rest (mileage, service history etc).

 

Here are some (delightful) pics I took - I was in a rush so apologies for no interior pics or for appropriate framing etc. 

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Apologies for the crappy advert! Do let me know if I've done anything incorrectly or if you want more info. Pisstaking entirely welcome! 


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#2 OFFLINE   alcyonecorporation

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 12:22 PM

Would 'smellypoo' appear anywhere on the logbook?

S/V40s always had a bit of a wibbly gear change. It was probably like that from new.
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What we need is more poo brown cars.


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#3 OFFLINE   smellypoo

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 12:42 PM

Sadly, 'smellypoo' would not be on the logbook anywhere! Although it'd be tempting to use that to describe the colour.

 

re: Gearchange - it's hard to describe accurately but I think it's a bit more wibbly than the wibblyness it would have had from new.



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Posted 15 December 2016 - 09:38 PM

I did the bushes on the gear linkage on a V40 I had, seem remember it was fairly easy. And cheap.
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Posted 15 December 2016 - 09:41 PM

I know this is a very inappropriate suggestion given it's kindly being offered for sale on on behalf of someone else, but I would take four £4 roffle tickets (a fully sold out roffle would achieve greater than £225)!


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Posted 15 December 2016 - 11:38 PM

​i'll take a random :shock: 


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 07:42 AM

Now that's an idea, I've never run a roffle before. I'll give my Aunt a call and see if she's up for it (I can't think why not but I can picture a face of bemusement that a: her car will be a roffle 'prize' and b:Autoshite exists and her nephew is involved!)

 

 - watch this space! :)

 

 

 

Update: WhatsApp message sent to my Aunt. She's not read it yet but when she does I'm awaiting a reply of 'WTF?!!' :D


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 08:16 AM

I saw this yesterday whilst sat in Wembley having a brew, thankfully my train was on time and I'm now safe 250 miles away at work, I have a strange addiction to cheap cars that I have no use for...
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sigs are shit, wgaf?


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 09:10 AM

Ok. Aunt has responded. Roffle has been given the green light! :D

 

Now how to set this thing up - I take it I just do a list of numbers and maintain it with peoples names?



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Posted 16 December 2016 - 09:15 AM

yep, numbers 1-59, when all numbers are taken, you ask for the payments, then once all the payments are in (payments done via paypal gifts), the decider is the next National Lottery bonus ball.

 

I'll have a random, please.


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 09:16 AM

Ok. Roffle commences. If I'm doing something wrong, please let me know, this is my roffle-running cherry. I've popped the roffle-entry one already. I shamelessly stole the list of numbers from someone else's roffle to save on typing them in...

 

1  chatsharris
2  phil_lihp
3  rantingYoof
4  Supernaut
5  holbeck
6  Nyphur
7  barmatt
8  purplebargeken
9  Stephen01
10  gadgetgricey
11  Craig the Princess
12  chatsharris
13  cms206
14  The Moog
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34  Cavcraft
35  rantingYoof
36  doobietoo
37  UltraWomble
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42  BenHar
43  UltraWomble
44  gadgetgricey
45  chatsharris
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47  Bucketeer
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53  Supernaut
54  phil_lihp
55  chatsharris
56  barmatt
57  Bucketeer
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Posted 16 December 2016 - 09:19 AM

I know this is a very inappropriate suggestion given it's kindly being offered for sale on on behalf of someone else, but I would take four £4 roffle tickets (a fully sold out roffle would achieve greater than £225)!

 

Thanks for the suggestion, will be fun doing this! Certainly gave my aunt a giggle! Would you like 4 randoms or would you like to choose?



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Posted 16 December 2016 - 09:21 AM

Numbers 3, 24, 35 and 50! Nice one buddy.

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Cure for insomnia #57812: rantingYoof's Historic Car Fleet Information History...Thing

 

Proud to be the 'first' owner of Mason, the 1995 LS400 Mk4 that now thinks its a Goona.

 

Now becoming the new 'Autoshite Bike'...320Touring is the latest lucky dawg to sample V8 smoothness.


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 09:21 AM

yep, numbers 1-59, when all numbers are taken, you ask for the payments, then once all the payments are in (payments done via paypal gifts), the decider is the next National Lottery bonus ball.

 

I'll have a random, please.

 

Thanks Supernaut! You have number '4' :)



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Posted 16 December 2016 - 09:22 AM

​i'll take a random :shock: 

 

Thanks stephen01 - you have number '9'! :)



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Posted 16 December 2016 - 09:24 AM

Numbers 3, 24, 35 and 50! Nice one buddy.

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All done! Thanks for the original suggestion! :)



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Posted 16 December 2016 - 09:43 AM

28 & 44 if you would please


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 09:46 AM

Keeping the first list as the master and posting updates as we go along. 

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 09:47 AM

28 & 44 if you would please

 

They're yours!



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Posted 16 December 2016 - 03:26 PM

42 and 19, please.

 

Thanks

Ben


CHRIS1980, on 08 Jan 2016 - 8:37 PM, said:snapback.png

Your clearly thick....end of.


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 03:46 PM

There was a maroon S40 1.8 outside work today.

Totally a sign.

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Proud to be the 'first' owner of Mason, the 1995 LS400 Mk4 that now thinks its a Goona.

 

Now becoming the new 'Autoshite Bike'...320Touring is the latest lucky dawg to sample V8 smoothness.


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 04:00 PM

I'm afraid £4 is £3.50 more than I would pay for a 60:1 chance of owning this


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 04:19 PM

I'm more concerned that your aunt is responding to WhatsApp messages.  Aunts are getting younger...



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Posted 16 December 2016 - 05:03 PM

42 and 19, please.

 

Thanks

Ben

 

Done!



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Posted 16 December 2016 - 05:05 PM

I'm more concerned that your aunt is responding to WhatsApp messages.  Aunts are getting younger...

 

She's my mum's older sister - my mum still doesn't have a 'smart'phone. Still, they're both much more tech savvy than my Dad, he's hopeless.



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Posted 16 December 2016 - 05:05 PM

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 05:09 PM

Good idea to amend your first entry to the £4 in the title bar.

Normally the cheaper raffles go quicker...


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 05:12 PM

Good idea to amend your first entry to the £4 in the title bar.

Normally the cheaper raffles go quicker...

 

Nice tip, thanks! 



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Posted 16 December 2016 - 05:22 PM

I'm afraid £4 is £3.50 more than I would pay for a 60:1 chance of owning this

You haven't much...

*sunglasses*

...charisma about you, sir.

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Cure for insomnia #57812: rantingYoof's Historic Car Fleet Information History...Thing

 

Proud to be the 'first' owner of Mason, the 1995 LS400 Mk4 that now thinks its a Goona.

 

Now becoming the new 'Autoshite Bike'...320Touring is the latest lucky dawg to sample V8 smoothness.


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 05:26 PM

I see what you did there
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