Sometime last week, I received a PM with a mission. Collect a Deawoo Lanos from deepest darkest Birmingham.
This early afternoon (because I'm a bit lazy) I found myself on one of these:
To catch one of these:
Sometime around 3pm I landed in Acocks Green and it was less than a couple of minutes walk to the car. On the way I spotted this early Mk3 Fiesta:
Anyway, I eventually found the flat after a walk up and down and a phone call to the seller's husband.
The couple were lovely. The seller didn't really want to sell the car but as they had newer ones... plus they were going to scrap it but not before at least trying to sell it.
I was shown the car which looked pretty forlorn, a couple of flat tyres, tree dust, twigs, bird shit were adorning the paintwork. It hadn't been started for a month but fired straight up. The seller had a small compressor so the tyres could have some air returned.
After a nice chinwag, a cup of tea, some phone calls to Wilson Wilson, money and papers exchanged it was time for me to take this little thing away. I got some pics at the top of the road:
Not sure if the pics speak on how unclean it was. I wasn't expecting to be clean anyway. I mean £150 car....
Anyhow. I set out on the road and the car just felt uneasy to drive. The 'click click' noise sounded more like a knock as I drove on more. However, fearful that the CV joint would give way on the journey up to Newcastle I phoned Wilsonx2 a call. We thought a visit to a friendly mechanic might be on the cards.
I stopped by at a petrol station for a cheap wash;
Now its looking a bit sweeter:
And believe it or not, it's actually driving better! No knocking noises, I'm guessing the brakes were binding or something. So now at some point, it'll be heading up Newcastle way.