Pretty tired of this thing. I had bought it on promises it was a good one, and whilst that is 50% true, I worry about how much of a huge commitment this car has become. The seller was clearly desperate to sell and I rushed into it, like a blind fool. This asking price is a massive loss to me, but I just want it gone.
So, it's a pretty old 164 as they go. Early twin spark with the timing chain, and it sounds delicious. Has done a touch over 122k, but the engine doesn't feel like it's done that much.
-Good engine and gearbox. Very quick if pushed, feels more like a GT car than a big weighty saloon at times, and it handles very well. The earlier cars suffered from odd handling quirks if pushed hard but it's pretty easy to get used to it.
-Straight for a 28 year old car, only a couple of marks on the body.
-4 very good Zender alloys. I got the usual waffle of 'they're worth loads' from the seller, don't really personally care, as the fact they perform well as wheels is more important than supposed value
-Interior is in good shape, the seats are insanely comfortable. Dashboard seems to be free of much damage and aging.
-Sunroof works, as do all 4 windows.
-Central locking works
-Good enough on fuel to suggest running issues are not a thing
-Recent(ish) new clutch.
-Heater matrix is fine.
-Electric aeriel works but...
-Just look at it!!!
-Seller said it wasn't rusty. Bullshit. Literal bullshit. Bottom of the rear arches are letting go but haven't crumbled yet. Lots of bits underneath which I suspect need some rust converter applying to.
-Wheel wobble. I think one of the front tyres needs replacing.
-Not sure if the fan works. Might need a new stat, might need the fan wiring sorting.
-Slight knock on N/S rear. Likely a bush.
-Someone has bodged the brake light switch. So the lights jam on. Sorted it for now, but will need attention.
-Not the longest MOT.
-Crack in bottom corner of windscreen, and its gone milky. Won't fail MOT though.
-Lost all hydraulic clutch fluid today, but it may have just been low...doesn't seem to be leaking as the level didn't drop on the way home once I was rescued.
-No fuggin lock in the boot! Releases from the dash, but for the love of god, do not disconnect the battery and close the boot!
-Interior door handle on the O/S rear has snapped off. Agh.
-Electric mirrors do not work.
-Original stereo doesn't seem to be getting any power to it.
-Would get new wipers...
So, see it as a rolling project. Will be a mighty fine car when sorted but fuck it, I have gone off it due to the dick of a seller I bought it from. Hence the absurd honesty of this advert.
I would like £800 or will entertain swaps for cars which FJ are happy to swap the policy to, and it can be literally anything. I have no remit for what the swap can be, just drop me a message and try me.
Here are some photos.
Yes the headlight washers work.
I am in Basingstoke and yes I will deliver.