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#121 ONLINE   Alexg

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:27 PM

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#122 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:32 PM

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#123 OFFLINE   RayMK

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 11:14 PM

 

Registered with DVLA.  Well yes, as a Rover.  



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 11:53 PM

 

I love these things, but would never own one! Would be great to whomp the boost up!


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 02:52 AM

http://www.ebay.co.u...mQAAOSwzaJX-KOr

 

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These are just about hitting the £500 bracket now, with a plentiful supply on eBay. The AA were seemingly mightily impressed when they drove one:

 

Far from being soft and imprecise, there's some seriously sharp steering, admirable stability, a neat little manual gearbox and great manoeuvrability. Only the lackadaisical acceleration spoils things. Anyone who's driven an original Mini, Renault 5 or Citroen Saxo will have some idea of the sort of low-rent thrills the Picanto offers.

 


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 09:22 AM

The Skoda Favorit is great, if you like asthmatic, rattling horrors with an interior made of the cheapest brown plastic you will ever see. They go well, are comfortable (if noisy and prone to a bit of the old rock'n'roll) and reliable if prone to rust. I had one for five years with no complaints at all. In the unlikely event that you can find one that hasn't been entirely consumed by rot then I say go for it.

 

There are several posts mentioning 'modern' Pandas, I see... Our Lass has had one for the last eight years, and it has been mega reliable, and super cheap to run. It has even put up with her absolute lack of mechanical empathy for the last 160000 miles of unremitting abuse, which is, frankly, remarkable. Sadly though it is a truly miserable thing to drive; it's noisy and gutless, with dreadful seats and rock hard suspension. The driving position is awful - a normal-sized bloke (me) has his left knee digging into the transmission tunnel and will smash his right elbow on the door when reversing round a corner. There is no boot to speak of, and you can see the square root of fuck all in the door mirrors. And yet even when all that's taken into account, I'd still rather drive one of these than a Metro.

 

We had a Panda diesel for five years which never missed a beat.  Diesel may be the best one of these, they are quite fun to drive, and super economical.  Agree the seats are shite and the boot invisible but we rated it.  Actually I thought the ride pretty decent, better than a Kia Picanto anyway.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:06 PM

To add more win to the sad face fiesta.

Mines sat nice on the motorway today doing 70mph.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:29 PM

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Let me just knock that dent out

 

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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:30 PM

A bit late to this but Les at BL-T has got a 45k 1.1 ex-giffer Rover 100 3dr he's flogging for about £300, I've driven it and it's an absolute corker, I wish I had a use for it!

 

On another tip, I bought a Vauxhall Agila 1.0 by mistake in 2014, I hated it immediately but then after I found out it was a Cat C it was obviously unsaleable so I just got used to it, now I love it, totally basic, a totally unsophisticated ride but I've had a motorcycle in the back and having done day trips of 700 miles plus I don't feel too bad at the end of it!



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:49 PM

Be like me in 1998 and get a Renault 5.

 

I highly recommend them for chucking around the lanes of Staffs and Derbyshire; the handling can't be too bad as, in several years of doing just that, I only nearly killed myself once.  42mpg guaranteed, even driving everywhere at 78mph.

 

This one's very salty, but does look mint (and not the dearest on Ebay currently).  

 
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:58 PM

A Renner 5 would be ace but I'm not paying big money for one

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 04:44 PM

How about one of these stylish* little numbers? Prob go quite well with a 1.3 and no cambelt to play roulette with.

 

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:50 PM

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£25 starting bid and it's not far away (Coalville).
 
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:17 PM

It's in my list but I'm not frantic, give it a whirl if you like RobT!!!
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:33 PM

Note, however, Death Star Plasma Cannon exhaust pipe and other symptoms of Barrification.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:38 PM

Does that 106 have a temp gauge? My Fiesta doesn't and it really irritates me.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:22 PM

Quite an appealing Mazda Demio

That has to be the oxymoron of the year. :shock:

 

 

Kia Picanto isn't a bad shout - my 1.1 was a nice little thing to drive, went well, decently equipped and good on fuel.  Only issue I had was that the seat didn't really go back far enough.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:32 PM

+1 on the 'Mazda' 121 and again on the Fiesta. They are superbly hoonable around unclassified roads.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:51 PM

Was that you then RobT?

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:29 PM

No. Set my max at 200 'cos I'm tight and it went for 205. Got other cheap shit in my sights now!
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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:46 PM

I bid 200 as well in the end!!!
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Posted 12 January 2017 - 03:58 AM

Which of you was second highest bidder at £201?

Send the seller your number in a concise, polite email telling him to let you know if the winner pisses about at all. It has paid off for me in the past.

 

Edit: I see there's a mobile number in the listing, giving them a bell at a sensible time of day is even better.


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 09:32 AM

+1 for the 1.25 'sad face' fiesta - owned one (briefly) from new which was then replaced with a 'facelifted' 1.4 (it literally did look like a bad facelift).

 

Trim is naff if that kind of thing bothers you, most are crusty now, but they drive really very well - great fun for zipping around town or twisty country roads. 

 

A few years back I also helped my cousin buy a sad-face 1.25 zetec as her first car - it was a bit of a high miler but it was mint. She rolled it 3 weeks later - thankfully she walked away with minor cuts and bruises, her passenger was also lucky. The shell held up really well, I wonder how much any rot would have affected it - I have the pics of the wreck somewhere. 



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 10:08 AM

Seems to be pretty common we all like the fezza. I had a 1.25 on a x reg with the funky white dials. Was ace always did 40mpg, and was proper respectable on the motorway. Great little fizzy engine that was a laugh and they handled great.

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 12:14 PM

I missed out on quite a nice 1.25 Fiesta yesterday, didn't even have any rust-related MOT fails ever!!!! I still only went up to £310 for it though and it went for £320.


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 12:42 PM

I've tried to stop thinking like that, as even if you bidded more, you might have found the other bidder has put in a much higher amount - as you really don't know afterwards. So you wouldn't have won it anyway, but just meant the winner paid more.
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Posted 12 January 2017 - 12:48 PM

you're quite right, no good worrying about it!


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 02:55 PM

What about the Garros 205 in the tat thread? Looks decent on the body, although by his own admission, the interior isn't great. Might be a bit dear but looks ok, and should hold its money well.
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 some potato headed fanny faced shitberg of a cunt in a silver hatchback

 

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 04:03 PM

Off seeing a 1.25 fiesta Ghia after work tonight
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Posted 12 January 2017 - 04:20 PM

Oooo Ghia, a posh one.
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