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#1051 OFFLINE   Remspoor

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 09:20 AM

Hi everyone, just to introduce myself and my shed, a 2007 Focus 1.8TDCI Estate that I bought for £490 last month. There's a few jobs that need doing but I'm really pleased with it.

I really wish second hand cars are that cheap here in Spain. I would have to pay around 3000€ or more for that. Even with a tar burning engine


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#1052 OFFLINE   Eyersey1234

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 09:32 AM

I really wish second hand cars are that cheap here in Spain. I would have to pay around 3000€ or more for that. Even with a tar burning engine

It was from a home trader that had taken it as part exchange and just wanted back what it owed him, its got 174000 miles on the clock which is partly why it was cheap.


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#1053 ONLINE   The Moog

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 05:50 PM

A brown avensis sounds highly desirable!, How do they work? How do you pay for your ticket etc?

Works on the bonus of lottery.

Ask for however many tickets you want, then once it is full and everyone has paid, the next lotto draw decides the winner.

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#1054 OFFLINE   Iamgroot

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 05:56 PM

Works on the bonus of lottery.

Ask for however many tickets you want, then once it is full and everyone has paid, the next lotto draw decides the winner.


Thank you, I'm offle to find a roffle!..

#1055 OFFLINE   pandamonium

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 06:41 PM

How long does it take for new members to be approved? Asking for a friend..

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 07:23 PM

Took my friend over 3 weeks before his account was approved and out of the restricted status. Before then he couldn't even post anything - i.e. even before the first 5 post restriction.
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#1057 ONLINE   The Moog

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 12:14 AM

All members are manually authorised once accounts are validated. I think currently there is a bit of a backlog as have about 20 odd applying everyday so are done in chunks.

Then everyone is on restricted posts for first 10 (I think) just in case they are spammers or someone who has been asked to leave.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:29 PM

Hi shiters, long time lurker here who has finally got round to registering and will hopefully get involved in these shenanigans. At the moment I have a horrible bastard Peugeot 307, a first gen Mazda RX-7 (project), a Honda Pan European and a VFR400. I am also the custodian of an E36 and a Peugeot 309 for family members. Past shite: Peugeots – 205 x2, 106, 306, Mercedes – 190e x2, 300d, BMW 740i E38, Rover P6, Lexus LS400. I want to turn the 307 into a Jag (or something else equally wafty), so if anyone wants to make that happen (unlikely) that'd be great, otherwise it's getting sold and a more luxurious conveyance will be purchased.

 

I've got plenty of tools and fairly reasonable chod-wrangling facilities, including a Lexia, full VCDS, BMW INPA and a 2 post lift - if these would be of use to you fine people, what's the best way to make them available?

 

Thanks for a good laugh so far, looking forward to getting more involved.


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#1059 ONLINE   stonedagain

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 03:10 PM

Greetings

#1060 OFFLINE   Remspoor

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 09:29 PM

Greetings to all new pop pickers top shiters


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#1061 OFFLINE   Iamgroot

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 10:40 PM

Hello, I'm new too, there's a roffle for an s type jaguar which could tick the wafty box for you?..

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 09:00 AM

Hi shiters, long time lurker here who has finally got round to registering and will hopefully get involved in these shenanigans. At the moment I have a horrible bastard Peugeot 307, a first gen Mazda RX-7 (project), a Honda Pan European and a VFR400. I am also the custodian of an E36 and a Peugeot 309 for family members. Past shite: Peugeots – 205 x2, 106, 306, Mercedes – 190e x2, 300d, BMW 740i E38, Rover P6, Lexus LS400. I want to turn the 307 into a Jag (or something else equally wafty), so if anyone wants to make that happen (unlikely) that'd be great, otherwise it's getting sold and a more luxurious conveyance will be purchased.

 

I've got plenty of tools and fairly reasonable chod-wrangling facilities, including a Lexia, full VCDS, BMW INPA and a 2 post lift - if these would be of use to you fine people, what's the best way to make them available?

 

Thanks for a good laugh so far, looking forward to getting more involved.

were u from?


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#1063 OFFLINE   Tepper

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 08:42 AM

Hello, I'm new too, there's a roffle for an s type jaguar which could tick the wafty box for you?..

 

I have done the deed, it's not the exact variety of Jag I'm looking for but if it's mine for 3 randoms that'll do me just fine.

 

were u from?

 

I'm from Reading but during the week I live in Bradford.



#1064 OFFLINE   Iamgroot

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 11:18 AM

I have done the deed, it's not the exact variety of Jag I'm looking for but if it's mine for 3 randoms that'll do me just fine.


Getting straight in too, good luck

#1065 OFFLINE   Tepper

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 03:00 PM

Further to my introductory post and to prove that I'm not lying about the cars in the household to boost my status and impress strangers on the internet, have a picture of 2/3rds of the current household fleet:

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And also a shot of my RX-7 ft. bonus background chod:

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#1066 OFFLINE   Datsuncog

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 11:20 AM

Further to my introductory post and to prove that I'm not lying about the cars in the household to boost my status and impress strangers on the internet, have a picture of 2/3rds of the current household fleet:

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And also a shot of my RX-7 ft. bonus background chod:

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I think you may need to get yourself a thread of your own, young man...

 

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 03:34 PM

Good afternoon shiters,

 

I currently drive an utterly unremarkable 2008 Astra 1.6 hatchback (too modern I know, I'm trying to fix that by looking after it). This is my first car since I was a teenager, having lived in Oxford for the past decade where cars are of little use. I cycle to work (it's fastest and there's absolutely no parking at work anyway) so it's been difficult to justify owning a car. Last year I moved to a house with off street parking so am now able to do some home spannering which helps with the economics, at least in theory.

 

While I was learning to drive, my Dad and I adopted an Austin A30 which was fun to buzz around in along backlanes but didn't stay with us long due to the terrifying amount of rust. That's about as far as my car ownership goes. I have dabbled with mopeds.

 

I am an admirer of small commercial vehicles. I don't mention this on my Tinder profile.


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#1068 ONLINE   puddlethumper

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 07:09 PM

Good afternoon shiters,

 

I currently drive an utterly unremarkable 2008 Astra 1.6 hatchback (too modern I know, I'm trying to fix that by looking after it). This is my first car since I was a teenager, having lived in Oxford for the past decade where cars are of little use. I cycle to work (it's fastest and there's absolutely no parking at work anyway) so it's been difficult to justify owning a car. Last year I moved to a house with off street parking so am now able to do some home spannering which helps with the economics, at least in theory.

 

While I was learning to drive, my Dad and I adopted an Austin A30 which was fun to buzz around in along backlanes but didn't stay with us long due to the terrifying amount of rust. That's about as far as my car ownership goes. I have dabbled with mopeds.

 

I am an admirer of small commercial vehicles. I don't mention this on my Tinder profile.

I Iike small commercials too.

Biscuit are in the corner , so I am led to believe, although usually gone by the time I get there.

Welcome along.



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Posted 12 November 2018 - 09:14 PM

I Iike small commercials too.

Biscuit are in the corner , so I am led to believe, although usually gone by the time I get there.

Welcome along.

someone say biscuits?


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Deafining folk in fozzie the Focus  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:  

Driver of the daddy bus 'ford galaxy 

   


#1070 OFFLINE   Remspoor

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 04:30 PM

Good afternoon shiters,

 

I currently drive an utterly unremarkable 2008 Astra 1.6 hatchback (too modern I know, I'm trying to fix that by looking after it). This is my first car since I was a teenager, having lived in Oxford for the past decade where cars are of little use. I cycle to work (it's fastest and there's absolutely no parking at work anyway) so it's been difficult to justify owning a car. Last year I moved to a house with off street parking so am now able to do some home spannering which helps with the economics, at least in theory.

 

While I was learning to drive, my Dad and I adopted an Austin A30 which was fun to buzz around in along backlanes but didn't stay with us long due to the terrifying amount of rust. That's about as far as my car ownership goes. I have dabbled with mopeds.

 

I am an admirer of small commercial vehicles. I don't mention this on my Tinder profile.

 

Don't worry about the Astray Astra. There is a section covering more modern shite.

I even think there is one about cyclisting too.


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 08:12 PM

Hello there.

 

I'm new about these parts, recently hearing about Autoshite via a HubNut video. I don't drive an all that new car, mere 12 year old VW polo, but given that my mechanic decries all new cars I'm looking to keep it on the road as long as I can. 


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#1072 ONLINE   stonedagain

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 12:20 AM

Hello there.

I'm new about these parts, recently hearing about Autoshite via a HubNut video. I don't drive an all that new car, mere 12 year old VW polo, but given that my mechanic decries all new cars I'm looking to keep it on the road as long as I can.

12 years old? That's nearly new!

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 08:51 AM

12 years old? That's nearly new!

under warranty..lol


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Posted 14 November 2018 - 05:06 PM

What no Polo breadvan?

Welcome

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Posted Yesterday, 07:58 PM

Hello all,

 

Thanks for letting me join! Been lurking this forum for a while now and have just bought myself a Talbot Solara that's previously been on here so thought it'd be rude not to finally sign up. My first car was a MK1 fiesta 2 years ago and since then I've had several cars, but I seem to go back to the older stuff as I've always had a soft spot for classic cars. Up until recently I had a perfectly fine (but boring) Skoda Fabia so logically, I saw the Talbot come up and had to go for it - it's now my only car so I'm trying to make sure it's reliable to use for work. I've driven it a few times so far but it's got a running issue which I need to look into, I'll probably make a thread on it at some point with some pictures  :mrgreen:

 

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#1076 OFFLINE   Cavcraft

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Posted Yesterday, 08:44 PM

Hello all,

 

Thanks for letting me join! Been lurking this forum for a while now and have just bought myself a Talbot Solara that's previously been on here so thought it'd be rude not to finally sign up. My first car was a MK1 fiesta 2 years ago and since then I've had several cars, but I seem to go back to the older stuff as I've always had a soft spot for classic cars. Up until recently I had a perfectly fine (but boring) Skoda Fabia so logically, I saw the Talbot come up and had to go for it - it's now my only car so I'm trying to make sure it's reliable to use for work. I've driven it a few times so far but it's got a running issue which I need to look into, I'll probably make a thread on it at some point with some pictures  :mrgreen:

 

Ryan

 

Welcome along, chief.


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#1077 OFFLINE   Datsuncog

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Posted Yesterday, 09:51 PM

^^^ Oof. Solara, eh? That's certainly one way to make an entrance.

Anyone who motors behind the sign of the T is most welcome, I'd say.

Good to have you on board, look forward to hearing more about this one!
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1980 Ford Cortina 1.6 L (1997); 1976 Mini Clubman 1.0 (1997); 1973 Vauxhall Viva HC 1.3 (1997-2005); 1984 Datsun Sunny B11 1.5 Coupé (1999-2000); 1983 Datsun Sunny B11 1.5 Coupé (2000); 1986 Ford Fiesta 1.1 Ghia (2001-2003); 1996 Ford Escort 1.6 LX (2003-2008); 1985 Toyota Corona 2.4 Avante (2005-2006); 1981 Ford Cortina 2.0 GL Estate (2008-2010); 1993 Volkswagen Polo 1.0 Genesis (2010); 1996 Citroen XM 2.5TD VSX Estate (2010-2011); 1988 Volvo 240 2.0 GL Estate (2011-2012); 2004 Alfa Romeo 156 1.9JTD Veloce (2012-2014); 1993 Volkswagen Polo 1.0 Fox (2013-2014); 1996 Renault Laguna 1.8 RN (2014 - 2018); 1997 Renault Laguna 2.0 RT Sport (2015-2017); 1998 Renault Laguna 1.8 RT Sport (2017 - 2018); 2003 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT (2018 - present)

 

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Posted Today, 03:26 PM

That was my old car.


Squeak, rattle and roll.

 

 

Thanks restorer.

 

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1959 Humber Super Snipe - Gas guzzler

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Posted Today, 04:38 PM

Solara as a daily? If I had a hat, I would doff it in your general direction sir. Well played indeed!




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