I haz done a buyage. But this addition is not something challenging, exciting, or even new to me, and as the collection involved a nerve wracking all-of-ten-miles drive home, I am set to disappoint you all in regards to collection drama. Not even a pez station shot.
So! What haz been procured? Lankytim will already have guessed, as he pointed it out to me about three days ago and Keymaster knows far too much of what goes on at Chez Chod to not be aware of today's new arrival:
Yes, this sad sack of shite has joined the fleet. It is currently in the naughty corner, as the MAP sensor or possibly something else that causes the 5V line to drop out, creates a frisson of uncertainty to every journey: will it even start, let alone get me some of the way there? It did manage to heave its ludicrous bulk from the house of the seller to the home of the gullible, but it proved the seller's 'shpares or reapers' approach to selling it wise, by starting one time in 20 at the viewing and test drive. Once it was going, I was very reluctant to switch it off again. Even though the key can be removed from the ignition without forcing this issue...
In its favour, it was only slightly too expensive to not gain a shoe in to the 'Drive away for £200, the cheapest of cheap shite' thread, has an MOT till March, has what may turn out to be fully functioning LPG, and crucially, has an operational drivers window, which our ailing silver OMGHGF Voyager is sadly lacking.
Yes, you read that right: I am currently the proud* owner of two - yes TWO! - two 2002 (keep up at the back, there) Chrysler Grand Voyagers. Both are decidedly sticky and smelly inside, but one of them may respond to a cheap fix, while the other requires me to shell out nearly six ponies for the chance to find out if I've royally shagged what was otherwise a fine engine.
Which of these vehicles will pass another MOT and which will have its not insubstantial bulk sent over the bridge?
Prace bets now!
Vomit colour Corsa 1.4 Comfort badermatic (the one constant, reliable thing in my life /Quentin)
XM 2.1 SEDTurbo (leaky driveway ornament)
Chrysler Graf Spee Limited 3.3 + LPG (suspected OMGHG, ABS, AC and driver's seat heater failures)
LT Multicruiser (guest bedroom and backup kitchen)
Mk1 MR2 (rumours of its health are lies)
(I'm sure I've forgotten at least one...)