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#1 OFFLINE   D Spares & Tyres

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:16 PM

The problem with autoshite is that you can rarely buy an unusual vehicle for pennies anymore. At least not a useable one anyway.

I can't get excited over Vectras and Focuses, sorry. Just not rare enough.

Some lovely classic cars on here but they are not shite.

This is about as individual as it gets for a modern, surely?IMG_20170922_154614.jpg

Didn't really want it but it was so cheap I couldn't refuse. Under the paint is a tidy car with. A reasonable history and lowish miles.IMG_20170922_161511.jpg
Very tidy interiorIMG_20170922_161618.jpg
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Mercedes diesel engine, so pissing fuel out..IMG_20170922_161402.jpg
Breaker?IMG_20170922_161545.jpg
May the farce be with you?IMG_20170922_161559.jpg

Well after a good look round it and a bit of a drive on some private roads I actually like it. It doesn't seem to need anything for a test. I've fixed the fuel leak for £1. Think it needs a crank pulley though, there is a dreadful clatter on tickover but it goes when revved.

I was questioning my judgement but everyone other than mrsdodgy thinks it cool
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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:21 PM

Mercedes diesel engine...... there is a dreadful clatter on tickover

There's your answer, right there.

 

Funny enough there's one been advertised today on a Facebook group local to me.  2.4 petrol, no MoT,   I do like these...


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:22 PM

I was looking at a PT Cruiser the other day, and realised that I actually really like them. I think I mostly don't like the faux-Americana that haunts these cars like some fuggin' ghost. You know, wolf T-shirts and that sort of tacky shite.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:28 PM

These things are surprisingly comfortable and a very clever use of space. I like them.

I'm off to the US next week, if there's anything of reasonable size that you require, I may be able to help.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:37 PM

I always hated these and wondered who bought them when new.IMG_20170922_161422.jpg
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Michael McIntyre fans....

This car came with the original sales brochure with the sales persons card attached.

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By the way, this car is built in Austria...
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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:49 PM

And I used to call the Allegro estate a Smurf hearse. I think the baton has been handed over to the PT Cruiser.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 08:54 PM

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:04 PM


 everyone other than mrsdodgy thinks it cool

 

 

There's your answer, right there.

 

  I do like these...

 

 

 I actually really like them. 

 

Thank feck for that, I thought it as just me that liked them.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:06 PM

I was looking at a PT Cruiser the other day, and realised that I actually really like them. I think I mostly don't like the faux-Americana that haunts these cars like some fuggin' ghost. You know, wolf T-shirts and that sort of tacky shite.

 

Wolf T-shirts are old hat, your discerning punter has moved on to one of these:

 

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:20 PM

Absolutely dreadful, true scraping-the-bottom-of-your-shoe motoring. Well bought.

 

Now paint the wheels red, make some port hole windows for the sides using a steak and kidney pie tin foil dish, make a skull with lighting up eyes as a gear knob and get yourself to Rhyl.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:21 PM

I think Jim Davidson owned a PT Cruiser. 


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:24 PM

I wish someone would put a big block V8 into one of these, so it is what it tries to look like.



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:25 PM

jesus christ man, that's absolutely wank to the level that painting "PEDO" down the sides would actually make it more desirable because you could then claim it was a social experiment


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:28 PM

I do like it though


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:29 PM

omg

 

theyre shit but i want a go in this

 


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:43 PM

They're actually a much better drive than you'd expect.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:46 PM

Utterly fucking abysmal.

The automotive equivalent of a sexually transmitted disease - no one wants one but will take the risk if it's for fuck all.

12 and 32 please.
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Posted 29 September 2017 - 09:56 PM

They're actually much more shit than you'd expect.

 

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 10:12 PM

The problem with autoshite is that you can rarely buy an unusual vehicle for pennies anymore. At least not a useable one anyway.
I can't get excited over Vectras and Focuses, sorry. Just not rare enough.
Some lovely classic cars on here but they are not shite.
This is about as individual as it gets for a modern, surely?attachicon.gifIMG_20170922_154614.jpg
Didn't really want it but it was so cheap I couldn't refuse. Under the paint is a tidy car with. A reasonable history and lowish miles.attachicon.gifIMG_20170922_161511.jpg
Very tidy interiorattachicon.gifIMG_20170922_161618.jpg
Lady ownerattachicon.gifIMG_20170922_154650.jpg
Mercedes diesel engine, so pissing fuel out..attachicon.gifIMG_20170922_161402.jpg
Breaker?attachicon.gifIMG_20170922_161545.jpg
May the farce be with you?attachicon.gifIMG_20170922_161559.jpg
Well after a good look round it and a bit of a drive on some private roads I actually like it. It doesn't seem to need anything for a test. I've fixed the fuel leak for £1. Think it needs a crank pulley though, there is a dreadful clatter on tickover but it goes when revved.
I was questioning my judgement but everyone other than mrsdodgy thinks it cool


I'm with you on the alternatives. If it's between a bloody Vectra, Focarse or Laguna, I'd be all over a PT Cruiser. Fingers crossed the MOT isn't too painful.
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Posted 29 September 2017 - 10:16 PM

A PT Cruiser with a CB radio fitted... I take it you've already scraped the confederate flag off the roof then?

 

Fair dos, that's as bad as it gets; a car with no redeeming features whatsoever. You have just won Autoshite.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 10:42 PM

I've driven this a few times and it goes quite well,  the bonus is that from inside you don't have to look at it.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 10:42 PM

I can't remember but did they ever sell the convertible in the UK?


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 10:54 PM

I can't remember but did they ever sell the convertible in the UK?

I've seen a few about. Like skips with a pointy end.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 10:54 PM

They're actually a much better drive than you'd expect.

 

That isn't a very high bar...


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 11:58 PM

Good man. ..softly softly catch the monkey they do clatter a bit but as long as the bottom of the injectors don't have a load of black sludge around them you *should be fine
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Posted 30 September 2017 - 12:08 AM

I love people over here, who buy a PT Loser and think they’re American.

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 12:24 AM

I've driven this a few times and it goes quite well...

 

Holy Mother have mercy, what terminal shite on Earth do you usually drive to come to this conclusion?


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 12:44 AM

... Autoshitting at its reverse best- if you'd paid money for that you've obviously been charged with some serious 'long stretch' offence, n need to escalate your insanity 'defense' to the fullest, n have it 100% 'water'tight' - I commend you legal counsel for its far reaching 'vision'... specially the bit about not being into Vectras n Focus's; prosecution might aswell throw the towel in...


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Posted 30 September 2017 - 01:48 AM

The diesels the best* of them but they really are 'orrible; they were shit brand new and age hasn't been kind (but I reckoned 300Cs were a load of wank too; a cheapened, plasticky Merc 211 trying to be a Bentley lookylikey)

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 07:10 AM

Holy Mother have mercy, what terminal shite on Earth do you usually drive to come to this conclusion?


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