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#241 OFFLINE   Matt

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 09:10 PM

Must be Japanese [...] What have you got?

 
I don't think this will relieve the not interesting enough problem... In fact they are probably really similar to drive.
 
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Also it won't get you to The Netherlands as THE EXHAUST HAS RUBBED A HOLE IN THE SUMP.
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Posted 09 May 2018 - 12:39 AM

Failing that...a Nissan Serena...ooohhhh hello gaAaaawjus!!!! (Yes it is supposed to be spelt wrong!) with a lovely 2.3d....oh yes!


Unless he's setting off in it now, he'll be late they're that slow!
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Posted 09 May 2018 - 04:52 AM

Hahaha ^^

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 07:01 AM

Neighbour has a Pajero Junior manual that he's going to sell. Think he wants £2700 for it though, so out of my price range by a long way. 

 

I was looking at imports yesterday - how about a Nissan X-Trail GT? Looks like a normal X-Train, but has 280bhp. Probably about £3000 landed, but I'm not sure if anyone would want to buy it.


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Posted 09 May 2018 - 12:03 PM

The seats in N-trails look like someone cut up blocks of old latex foam mattresses and plonked them inside the car.

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 12:04 PM

If your live from the NEC Restoration Show videos are to be beleived you want need a Montego Estate in your life.

 

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 02:21 PM

Oh man. That's hard to refuse! Sadly, with Bulgaria in the offing and the Starlet not sold, I fear I must. 

 

Alternatively, buy my Starlet and allow me to live the dream!


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Posted 09 May 2018 - 10:01 PM

https://rover.ebay.c...tm/392037089045

Fugly and thinks its a mini with that boot...
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#249 OFFLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 10:13 PM

I love it. I don't love the price, location or the fact I still have the Starlet. Which I should just keep really. It's a decent motor. Which I've done nearly 2000 miles in already.

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 10:44 PM

https://m.ebay.co.uk...AR/153004970306

This is in the wee Honda's related listings and has me swooning, my parents had a base Honda Accord saloon, black bumpers and a carb, I was jealous of our neighbour's Aerodeck 2.2. The one in the listing even has local plates. Collection assistance available.

Sorry for the derail, you're not even looking for a car in the UK, for sale threads rarely stay on track here...
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Posted 10 May 2018 - 03:27 AM

Reserve though innit, seller will want four figures I bet.


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 04:21 AM

Reserve though innit, seller will want four figures I bet.


Which it might actually be worth. My Dad had an auto saloon of that shape and was an awesome car
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Posted 10 May 2018 - 05:50 AM

Which it might actually be worth. 

 

Quite.  I laugh about how miserly people are on here.  Did anyone ever pay proper money for a proper car?!  £1000 for a car that will, frankly, last forever is buttons.  

 

It's a sad reality: People know the price of everything and the value of nothing.


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:08 AM

It's Autoshite. It's all about miserly motors! That's kind of the point.
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Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:32 AM

It's Autoshite. It's all about miserly motors! That's kind of the point.


Different strokes for different folks.

For me, this is the difference between Autoshite and Bangernomics. A grand would make no sense with the latter when someone on here will sell you a perfect car with full MOT for £62. But, if it’s unfashionable cars that were left field choices when new - then £1k is approximately 2 weeks of the average UK pay. For something that will happily trundle along indefinitely, then that seems like a good investment.

I think it might just be me though.
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Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:34 AM

£1k is approximately 2 weeks of the average uk wage


Or 4 weeks wages if youre in the North.
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Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:42 AM

Or 4 weeks wages if youre in the North.

 

Yeah, fair point.  I took my info from the web and have little first hand knowledge of the third world.  Apologies.

 

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:51 AM

Averages are grand but they dont half wind up the plebs near the bottom of the curve. What Ive never understood is that houses are cheaper up here, but shit old cars seem to be cheaper in london (looking on ebay). Its like #bangernomics has its own black-economy that accepts no rules of overriding economies.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:56 AM

Averages are grand but they dont half wind up the plebs near the bottom of the curve. 

 

Dude, you're fooling nobody.  We've all seen you in your mink coat, swagger stick and luxury JDM pimpmobile.

 

Being helpful now - wot about this? Needs to be about half the price mind - but look at that Lacquer peel!

 

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 08:02 AM

https://rover.ebay.c...tm/392037089045

Fugly and thinks its a mini with that boot...

Those mirrors are class.



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 08:13 AM

What about something like this?..... doesn’t have to necessarily be this one but would certainly take your fleet in another direction...

https://rover.ebay.c...tm/232740716114
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Posted 10 May 2018 - 01:08 PM

DW could start an invacar recovery service with one of those  :mrgreen:


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 01:10 PM

Or put a camper van body on the back.


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 01:14 PM

Averages are grand but they dont half wind up the plebs near the bottom of the curve. What Ive never understood is that houses are cheaper up here, but shit old cars seem to be cheaper in london (looking on ebay). Its like #bangernomics has its own black-economy that accepts no rules of overriding economies.

Cheap cars are more expensive where people have limited monies, as there is more demand for them.

Cheap cars are very cheap in expensive areas as there is no market for them.

Simple economics. I've lost count of the number of "cheap" cars I've bought from posh looking houses in expensive areas a lot cheaper than you could buy them from the centre of a shitty city somewhere.
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Posted 10 May 2018 - 02:04 PM

What about something like this?..... doesn’t have to necessarily be this one but would certainly take your fleet in another direction...

https://rover.ebay.c...tm/232740716114

 

I gotta say Ian, that'd be a great purchase.  I could see that in your yard all done up and shiny, waiting to collect banjaxxed engines and whatnot. 


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 02:27 PM

Cheap cars are more expensive where people have limited monies, as there is more demand for them.

Cheap cars are very cheap in expensive areas as there is no market for them.

Simple economics. I've lost count of the number of "cheap" cars I've bought from posh looking houses in expensive areas a lot cheaper than you could buy them from the centre of a shitty city somewhere.


This is why one of my saved searches is within 10 miles of harrogate. Easy collection and plenty of $£ in the area.
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Posted 12 May 2018 - 09:37 PM

Hey Ian, bit off topic, but have you seen this?
Boxy, import, 4x4 for OMGSNOKAOS.
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Posted 12 May 2018 - 10:19 PM

Hey Ian, bit off topic, but have you seen this?
Boxy, import, 4x4 for OMGSNOKAOS.
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https://rover.ebay.c...tm/292552682040


Having spent a few years in Westbury back when I had my farm and the everyone knows everyones business down there I do unfortunately know who is selling this and please take my advice stay well away from it. Head pressurising.
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:44 PM

Bump for this. Can confirm it will happily cover 350 miles in a day no sweat. My back was less happy with the situation. Far too sensible. Must go!


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:25 PM

aha moar funds available for a renner 12 dacia crewcab truck :D


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