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#1 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:57 PM

I guess I am very much a serial shite buyer. It has been pointed out to me. Over 450 cars in my driving lifetime, I find it virtually impossible to just have one or two cars to focus on, I am always on the lookout for the next project, the next car to save. Sometimes it works out well, sometimes not so much.

 

Like a lot of us, most of the cars I end up with are from this very site, and that has to be a good thing.

 

Now that the MG and the Galaxy have new homes identified I think it is time to reflect on what lies ahead.

 

I retire in 11 months time. I will then be in receipt of a limited monthly pension and a lump sum, I may top it up with the 15 or 16 hours per week that can be worked, who knows.

 

I am also hoping to start a new venture by studying to be a counsellor. It will take a couple of years though but is a worthwhile path to tread. Got to keep the brain cells ticking over and if I can help someone along the way then all is good. 

 

The i10 will be up for sale, it was purely a commuting car. It has been relatively trouble free and has a tad over 70,000 miles on the clock, it is a 61 plate car. Probably not worth a huge amount I guess.

 

I would be scouring the beige pages round about now looking for the next car and admittedly I have done. That little AX...... lol.

 

I want and need to try and break that cycle of compulsive purchasing however.

 

I have the green MGF and the Little White Toledo. 

 

The MGF needs very little, perhaps some alloy wheel refurbing, I need to liaise with Jon to pick up the replacement front bumper and so on. I need to get underneath the car to tidy it and protect it longer term. It really doesn't need much from what I can tell. Maybe a nice clear rear screen. It is a fun and somewhat addictive car to drive :)

 

I have the Toledo. I want to get it MOT'd. For that it needs the headlights fitting to proper brackets which I have. The Alfa seats need fitting up front which involves a bit of tweaking to a runner bracket. I need a Ford Ka rear view mirror to replace the wobbly Triumph one. The overdrive needs rewiring to the dash and the gear lever needs securing. A few extra switches and a 12v socket need sorting. A lick of paint would not go amiss either. It is pretty much sorted otherwise. I guess it is or will be MOT exempt soon. It's a 1974 car. Luckily there are plenty of people I know in the Triumph and MG world that will supply the necessary bits and bobs, so that is helpful. 

 

I don't really need another car on top of what I have already but there is one that I will re-own and that will be the once blue Oldsmobile that is now mostly matt or satin black and currently belonging to the wonderful bobthebeard.

 

Then I will call it a day. I mean that 100% as i will no longer have as much cash to spend on cars and car bits.

 

I will have to be strong lol.

 

Wish me luck.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:02 PM

That's quite the turnover Sir!

Would you like to "self exclude"? IE, we all promise not to sell you any old chod no matter how much you doth protest?
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#3 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:07 PM

^^ Not a bad idea tbh. 


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:04 PM

Oh blimey and there was I thinking I had a sucker potential buyer lined up for the PT...

 

Do I have your agreement to roffle on, Ken ? Feel free to buy a ticket I will not allow you to buy tickets to help you break your shite addiction.

 

Brave move mate, but as you say, sometimes life just gets in the way. I wish you every success and we'll all support you, I'm sure. Good luck.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:21 PM

The main thing is that you do not just disappear from the forum just because you're not on a chod buying spree!
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:39 AM

It's good to see you have solid plans Ken - I can understand, since I sold my 200 I've been in a similar period of indecision but having accepted I do miss my R8, all is clearer. I know how it is to constantly be chopping and changing cars, I've been there with pushbikes over the last few years.

I can understand your wish to be a counsellor, and I greatly respect your desire to be one. You'll do a lot of people very well if it comes off, I'm sure.

Focus on what you have, and appreciate it for what it is - it seems like you're holding on to the right cars to keep you going, like what the R8 seems to be to me. I just can't wait to be back in another! 

 

Best of luck out there.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:01 AM

I'll give you about six months into retirement before all that good intention goes out the window :-)


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:20 AM

Self employed counsellor working from home is a plan. I went to one around 15 years ago when my first marriage ended. Set me up for the rest if my life. So bit of counselling to top up pension. Fiddle with cars to deplete pension. Find the balance and you are on a winner. I stay fostering so that in 13 yrs time when I am 67 and my kids are 20 and 21. I can still foster and top up my pension and keep my head above water. I am sure there us a high demand for a private counsellor in that there London.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:34 AM

Cheers guys. Am sorry about the PT, I did fancy one and yours was the right side of AS style and ethos being matt black and dented.

 

Roffle away Sir, roffle away. 

 

Well I will try and stick to the plan as long as possible really, mind you if something comes along...... nooooooo. God this is difficult lol.

 

I started the counselling pathway a long time back through work but it never went beyond much at the time, I have to do something positive post retirement, I mean I can't spend all of my time fettling with cars, right? Hmm.

 

I will certainly still be active on here. Without a doubt!!! Am sure you lot will want to know how my shite fleet is progressing*.


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Hyundai i10 auto - white goods shite
Rover 75 1.8 auto - wafty kettle
Ford Galaxy - big red shite with added space

BMW 318i Touring with dealer optional indicators fitted! Gently sleeping!
Triumph Toledo - 2.0 for added sleeper shite

Triumph Dolomite 1850 auto - crusty shite
MG ZT Mean Green Machine
MGF 1.8 VVC BRG floppytop shite


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:39 AM

Oh the irony..... the i10 had 15 quids worth of fuel put in the day before yesterday and is blinking low fuel light again. Only done about 35 miles. WTF?

 

It's got about 77,000 on the clock.


Hyundai i10 auto - white goods shite
Rover 75 1.8 auto - wafty kettle
Ford Galaxy - big red shite with added space

BMW 318i Touring with dealer optional indicators fitted! Gently sleeping!
Triumph Toledo - 2.0 for added sleeper shite

Triumph Dolomite 1850 auto - crusty shite
MG ZT Mean Green Machine
MGF 1.8 VVC BRG floppytop shite


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:40 AM

Cheers guys. Am sorry about the PT, I did fancy one and yours was the right side of AS style and ethos being matt black and dented.

Roffle away Sir, roffle away.

Well I will try and stick to the plan as long as possible really, mind you if something comes along...... nooooooo. God this is difficult lol.

I started the counselling pathway a long time back through work but it never went beyond much at the time, I have to do something positive post retirement, I mean I can't spend all of my time fettling with cars, right? Hmm.

I will certainly still be active on here. Without a doubt!!! Am sure you lot will want to know how my shite fleet is progressing*.

There are always roffles...... Plus owning an MGF and a Toledo will keep you autoshite through and through!

Not being nosy but is the 16 hour thing specific to your pension or does that apply to everyone??

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:55 AM

I think it applies to all retired bastids, something to do with taxable income shit. 


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Ford Galaxy - big red shite with added space

BMW 318i Touring with dealer optional indicators fitted! Gently sleeping!
Triumph Toledo - 2.0 for added sleeper shite

Triumph Dolomite 1850 auto - crusty shite
MG ZT Mean Green Machine
MGF 1.8 VVC BRG floppytop shite


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:56 AM

Roffles have the potential to add more stuff. Mind you, I've only won one. 


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Ford Galaxy - big red shite with added space

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Triumph Dolomite 1850 auto - crusty shite
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 08:43 AM

Urrgghhh, this is so difficult. I imagine withdrawing from crack would be similarly entertaining/shit.

Hyundai i10 auto - white goods shite
Rover 75 1.8 auto - wafty kettle
Ford Galaxy - big red shite with added space

BMW 318i Touring with dealer optional indicators fitted! Gently sleeping!
Triumph Toledo - 2.0 for added sleeper shite

Triumph Dolomite 1850 auto - crusty shite
MG ZT Mean Green Machine
MGF 1.8 VVC BRG floppytop shite


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:25 AM

More time = more chod-bothering.

 

Not commuting = less reliable chod needed. 

 

Can only see  Win  here.... 

 

Are you going to specialise in Shite-counselling - folk whose K series woes have broken them, men whose marriages failed on the rocks of another knackered Renault, that kind of thing?    You would be well qualified to help us, I mean them.     


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:57 AM

^ e.g.,
The beam on my 206 has gone all floppy,
My Rover SD1 has a drink problem,
I no longer feel the lurrrrve for my 84 Orion,
Why, oh why, oh why, do I want a 120Y?
I am no longer matched to the performance of my 528i,
My 528i no longer satisfies me and I need more performance,
I'm being overwhelmed by the expansion of my (chod) family,
It's the XM again, and I just can't cope any more,
New arrival, what do I do?,
The joys of "do not paint", how ill am I?,
The whole philosophy of Base,
Are all Range Rovers bastards?,
Very attached to my neighbours wife's Clio, can't get it out of my head,
My other neighbour's wife has offered me the use of her VAG up!, I'm tempted,
Renault electrics, just Renault electrics,
Roffle addiction,
I have the urge for a Cadillac, I never used to be like this,
Financial woes of dealing with an ill Jag,
Taking the piss out of Ebay ads, I just can't help myself,
Why have I no interest at all in motorbikes?,
That cute little totally rotten Metro with no headlamps, I can't just leave it there,
My obsession with blurry old black and white pictures of a Zephyr half a mile away,
I've just found out my petrol Granada used to be a diesel,
etc.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:01 AM

I am always open to new business opportunities.

I think we have just identified a niche in the market for suitably experienced counsellors.

Win!
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:24 AM

^ e.g.,
The beam on my 206 has gone all floppy,
My Rover SD1 has a drink problem,
I no longer feel the lurrrrve for my 84 Orion,
I am no longer matched to the performance of my 528i.
My 528i no longer satisfies me and I need more performance,
I'm being overwhelmed by the expansion of my (chod) family,
It's the XM again, I just can't cope any more,
New arrival, what do I do,
Very attached to my neighbours wife's Clio, can't get it out of my head,
Renault electrics, just Renault electrics,
Roffle addiction,
I have the urge for a Cadillac, I never used to be like this,
Financial woes of dealing with an ill Jag,
I've just found out my petrol Granada used to be a diesel,
etc.

:-)

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:30 PM

It'll never work, I tried being sensible going down to one car in retirement. As I wouldn't be going to work and not driving as much fuel consumption was not too much of a concern, then did over 12000 miles in a year in my sub 20mpg Land Rover. My saving money was going so well that I bought the Bentley which ate money just standing still. Bought a C15 can off here when my sister was moving house, that was a good decision; unfortunately I replaced it with a C15 Romahome which ate money and before I realised that I didn't want to go camping in it anyway. As the Land Rover is currently playing up I have been half looking for a spare car again, in the meantime I've hired a car, I hate to admit that this is what makes most sense. Therefore my advice is buy one sensible car and blow your lump sum on the biggest yank motor you can get and watch it eat its way through the rest of your money

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 08:38 PM

You have access to my deepest thoughts^^ Damn.


Hyundai i10 auto - white goods shite
Rover 75 1.8 auto - wafty kettle
Ford Galaxy - big red shite with added space

BMW 318i Touring with dealer optional indicators fitted! Gently sleeping!
Triumph Toledo - 2.0 for added sleeper shite

Triumph Dolomite 1850 auto - crusty shite
MG ZT Mean Green Machine
MGF 1.8 VVC BRG floppytop shite





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