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#1 OFFLINE   Slartibartfast

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 10:44 AM

I bought this car sight unseen from an eBay advert, with all the arrangements happening via phone and whatsapp. I did have the inestimable assistance of 320Touring who kindly went to inspect it and sent me pictures and video, and hairymel who did an equally excellent inspection on one closer to (but still three hours away) which revealed that one to be one to avoid.

So, I had all sorts of plans. SWMBO and I were going to fly up to Edinburgh and drive it the 480 miles back home but dire weather predictions put paid to that idea. Instead it's being delivered for about £20 more than the amount I managed to haggle off the price. Which is rather less than it would have cost to collect it, especially considering the fuel economy figures it doesn't boast. Boring, but sensible choice won the day.

Instead it's being delivered to my work tomorrow. It was all loaded up on Friday.

But what it be?

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It technically doesn't meet the requirements for the modern forum but that's where I first saw the eBay ad posted, in a thread devoted to a completely different brand of car.
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#2 ONLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 11:00 AM

You got it then, I saw the videos, impressive!
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#3 OFFLINE   Slartibartfast

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 11:20 AM

You got it then, I saw the videos, impressive!

Yep and I'm still not sure whether I've made a terrible mistake!
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Posted 02 April 2018 - 11:23 AM

If it passed the Fu'Gutty test, its good for anything!
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Posted 02 April 2018 - 11:24 AM

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 11:27 AM

If it passed the Fu'Gutty test, its good for anything!

 

But you have seen what is on his fleet...


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 06:05 PM

But you have seen what is on his fleet...

You've bought from my fleet:)

Re Mr Slarts Motah..

Cannae wait for this. It was Lully:)
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Posted 02 April 2018 - 06:56 PM

Are it Nippon?


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 08:29 PM

Are it Nippon?

No, and also yes. As I understand it the beating heart of the beast hails from that Isle.

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 08:33 PM

R it a Ronda?



#11 OFFLINE   Slartibartfast

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 08:51 PM

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 08:55 PM

Is it one of those Mitsybonko Viewt things?


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 08:55 PM

Proton?

#14 OFFLINE   Slartibartfast

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 09:13 PM

Proton?

Yes*
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Posted 02 April 2018 - 09:30 PM

Suzuki Swift Sport?



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Posted 02 April 2018 - 09:31 PM

No wait. Hang on. I'm seeing it now....

 

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 09:41 PM

Thon puma is a touch more refined than what he has actually bought...

Intact, his MX5 is a far more capable distance car
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Posted 02 April 2018 - 09:56 PM

Proton Satria?
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Posted 02 April 2018 - 11:44 PM

I actually know... I am, for the first time, in the loop :) 


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 07:56 AM

Is it there yet Mistah?
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Posted 03 April 2018 - 08:46 AM

No. The waiting is going to kill me.

 

Also I'm not looking forward to the farce that is likely to ensue when a delivery truck attempts to drive onto the farm that houses our small office park.


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Posted 03 April 2018 - 09:28 AM

You need to photograph some ropey fags and a cup of weak coffee on your desk to make this ‘journey’ more authentic. Despite not actually going anywhere.
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Posted 03 April 2018 - 09:31 AM

The suspenders are killing all of we. Im going to guess that its white.

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 09:32 AM

This is the best I can manage (yes I'm one of *those* people)f659196ffffba91f0dc7d4c531f703df.jpg
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Posted 03 April 2018 - 09:44 AM

That looks more like how a cup of coffee should look.

I am also in the loop on this one, I look forward to hearing all about it.
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Posted 03 April 2018 - 10:15 AM

This is the best I can manage (yes I'm one of *those* people)https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018040...


Your exhaust analyser looks like Robocop’s appendage.
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Posted 03 April 2018 - 10:18 AM

"Do you even vape, bro?"
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Posted 03 April 2018 - 12:51 PM

Well I've just got the call from a worried sounding Scot because he's got a 70 foot trailer and he's delivering to a farm.
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Posted 03 April 2018 - 12:53 PM

Well I've just got the call from a worried sounding Scot because he's got a 70 foot trailer and he's delivering to a farm.

Been there, done that!

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 01:26 PM

Argh. Turns out it's been untaxed since June last year. Why do dealers do that? If I recall correctly I should be able to pop along to the post office and sort it, shouldn't I?

 

Edit: Also confused Scottish delivery driver was given my home address which is about 20 miles further south than where I actually am, so I'm glad we cleared that up before he got too far down the A3 ...






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