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1993 Renault 19 RSI 1.8 8v £7 roffle

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#1 OFFLINE   bramz7

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:29 PM

This is embarrassing. I bought this as a car to take to shows and I can't get any insurance for it. Lowest quote is £800 for a normal policy, and classic insurance is averaging about £1400. Insane.
I'm really gutted but can't keep a car I can't insure.
The lowdown is as follows:

One of two RSI 19s on the road. This has the 8 valve 1794cc engine, which produces around 110hp. It's a bit of a nippy bugger around town. I will say this, it doesn't seem to like motorways much but on twisty roads it's just fun and cheeky, handling better than it should.
I put an advert for it up on that dumb retro pre 1996 page on Facebook and got about 120 likes and 130 comments, yet not one person has said 'YES GIMME IT HERE MONEY', I'm not going to engage in bartering. I am not selling this at a profit, this is literally what I paid for it.
The 16v alloys themselves are worth over £100.
Really nice bucket seats but oddly it has manual windows/mirrors/no door speakers, but also has an electric sunroof? Weird.

I'm in two minds about selling it, but if I store it without insurance and it then gets stolen/vandalised/set on fire, I'm fucked.

Happy to entertain classic insurance eligible swaps. Keen on one of the following:
Rover 800
Rover 600
Alfa Romeos of any shape
Citroen AX/ZX (has to be at least a 1.1 AX or a similarly powerful ZX)
Volvo pre 1990

The negatives:
The alloys seem to make the ride sound loud.
Various marks and dents all over with some lacquer loss
Starter motor doesn't sound too fresh
Cambelt history unclear but it looks good.

Ready to roll otherwise.

I'll add photos in the next post.


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#2 OFFLINE   bramz7

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:31 PM

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#3 OFFLINE   Exiled_Tat_Gatherer

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:44 PM

You do find some crackers fella - sucks donkeys balls you can't get insurance though. I can only put up another - if I could I would type post for now though.

Passport still awol - and 5 UK collections to be done already. (Shit - 5!! I'm a fucking idiot)


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:48 PM

I did laugh when I saw this on the for-sale Facebook group before I even knew you'd bought it :)
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:02 PM

Passport still awol - and 5 UK collections to be done already. (Shit - 5!! I'm a fucking idiot)

I would offer to deliver, but I'm passportless myself at the moment.  Currently waiting for the French consulate to sort me out an ID card, but that'll probably be another month.



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 03:46 PM

Looks ace! Sorry to hear of your insurance woes..



#7 OFFLINE   bramz7

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:16 PM

Forgot to mention, it's had a partial powerflow exhaust fitted as well.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 06:34 PM

Ooh. I love that.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 06:39 PM

Haven’t seen one of these for years. I think Max Power used to really rate them. Not sure how good an endorsement that is though.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:17 PM

I’d be up for a £9 roffle ticket, anyone else?
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:53 PM

i did have the loan of one for a week when they were new, my car needed so warranty work and the garage had no loan cars so I got the service managers company car in red. Seem to remember it was a decent steer with a good bit of performance for 20 odd years ago and I couldn't get it to come unstuck despite trying quite hard. GLWTR.

#12 OFFLINE   bramz7

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:41 PM

Still not had anyone concrete want this. I've had loads of grown up chavs ask for my postcode, which always fills me with dread.

I hate selling cars. Always check insurance first kids, otherwise this will happen to you too!
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:29 PM

 I've had loads of grown up chavs ask for my postcode, which always fills me with dread.

I thought your house was almost impossible to find even with the postcode?


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:37 PM

Hawt, though I can't have it

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:42 PM

Always check insurance first kids, otherwise this will happen to you too!

 

I entered the Safrane roffle without doing this and several people have said insurance was interesting for them...  :shock:


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 11:40 PM

Just give em the first half of your postcode
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:26 AM

I thought your house was almost impossible to find even with the postcode?

 

Tis true……. lost count of the neighbours bothered by munchkin and I. cars are pretty visible on the road though - so nefarious types wouldn't have to knock……

Somebody buy this - I can't really think of taking this under my wing as it would be left to sit in a corner indefinitely while I cursed myself and wished I'd held out for another 16v

 

Someone do a buy!!!!!



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:19 AM

Think I'm going to find somewhere to hide this whilst I'm waiting to store it.....

It's just so fun to drive around the houses.

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#19 OFFLINE   bramz7

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 10:06 AM

Okay, I've grown sick of not being able to drive it.

I need it gone reasonably sharpish as I'm moving soon too.


Reasonably open to non insulting offers. The car is ready to use right away.

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 10:23 AM

Forgot to add, any interest in a £9 roffle?
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Posted 21 February 2019 - 07:51 PM

Yeah, I'll have a random.
Or a swap for my Corolla :D

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#22 OFFLINE   bramz7

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 07:55 PM

Shiter special for £450 if collected this weekend!!!!


Possibly open to a swap but it would have to be something diesel and comfortable.
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Posted 21 February 2019 - 08:16 PM

I'd have a waffle ticket.
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 08:20 AM

These are cracking. I had a 1.4 RXE as a youth and it wasn't an awful car apart from a badly fitted windscreen that almost fell out on me.

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 08:32 AM

Why so expensive to insure? Is it your age or parked outside...etc?



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Posted 22 February 2019 - 08:47 AM

I've no idea. For an example, if I was to take out a new policy on the reasonably fast V70 2.5D, it would cost £480?!! How can this 19 be over 60% more?

Also Footman James have become very, very picky.
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 08:52 AM

Do you have relatives in a cheaper postcode for insurance..............try Google for comparisons.............Cornwall / Devon.....and the far reaches of Scotlandshire seem favourite.......


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 09:06 AM

Whilst I have a parent in deepest rural Perthshire I'd rather not run that particular insurance gauntlet, especially as I have a 'spare' FJ policy I could use with something else. But thank you for the tip.


I forgot how hard it is to sell 19s!!

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 10:10 AM

I have found FJ very good over a number of years - but I do detect a change of regime. The only vehicles they were picky about so far with me have been a Shogun and a 500E Mercedes - and I could see why given they probably have a different risk profile from an Austin A35



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Posted 22 February 2019 - 12:58 PM

Ticket for me please.


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