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#1 OFFLINE   17-Coffees

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 10:05 AM

So The reason the 316 is up for sale/Roffle is because I bought a new car! Bought last night and just away to leave for it!

Its not far away but I want to join in on collection thread fun! 

 

All you need to know for now is its a convertible! 

 

First stop was getting in a 08 reg Vectra...the start of many a good journey?

 

 


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Posted 30 March 2019 - 10:24 AM

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The Picasso is the future Morris Minor.

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 10:26 AM

Picasso Love?
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The Picasso is the future Morris Minor.

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#4 OFFLINE   17-Coffees

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 10:26 AM

Tis a nice sunny day!
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"I did a 1000 round trip to drink & help push cars out of a muddy field, 10/10 would do again!" 

-Summery of Shitefest 2016. 

 

The Fleet:

- 'Minor Project' - 1957 Morris Minor 1000

 

The HMS LexBarge, 2000 Lexus LS400

 

- 'Bitch Basket', 2001 VW Golf Cabrio

 

Other's not on here:

- 2015 Abarth 595, the bane of my life...

 

 


#5 OFFLINE   snagglepuss

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 10:38 AM

You have a sensible car so...1889f37133407d7e69136691fe3c1690.jpg
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Posted 30 March 2019 - 10:41 AM

Good luck with that bathtub! ^^^


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Posted 30 March 2019 - 10:41 AM

You forget how nice rural Aberdeenshire can be...
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"I did a 1000 round trip to drink & help push cars out of a muddy field, 10/10 would do again!" 

-Summery of Shitefest 2016. 

 

The Fleet:

- 'Minor Project' - 1957 Morris Minor 1000

 

The HMS LexBarge, 2000 Lexus LS400

 

- 'Bitch Basket', 2001 VW Golf Cabrio

 

Other's not on here:

- 2015 Abarth 595, the bane of my life...

 

 


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Posted 30 March 2019 - 10:55 AM

Hmmmm
E36 convertible?
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Posted 30 March 2019 - 10:57 AM

Maybe the title is a hint at a former owner?

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 11:46 AM

Car acquired and at my work giving it a proper look over...
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Next stop will be to annoy Supernaut as he doesn’t know what I’ve got.
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"I did a 1000 round trip to drink & help push cars out of a muddy field, 10/10 would do again!" 

-Summery of Shitefest 2016. 

 

The Fleet:

- 'Minor Project' - 1957 Morris Minor 1000

 

The HMS LexBarge, 2000 Lexus LS400

 

- 'Bitch Basket', 2001 VW Golf Cabrio

 

Other's not on here:

- 2015 Abarth 595, the bane of my life...

 

 


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Posted 30 March 2019 - 12:29 PM

Astra?




*runs and hides

Sideways is the only way forwards!

 

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 01:11 PM

Annnd home with a Supernaut.

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I has bitch basket Golf!

*Been driving with roof down today, only put it up as home now.
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"I did a 1000 round trip to drink & help push cars out of a muddy field, 10/10 would do again!" 

-Summery of Shitefest 2016. 

 

The Fleet:

- 'Minor Project' - 1957 Morris Minor 1000

 

The HMS LexBarge, 2000 Lexus LS400

 

- 'Bitch Basket', 2001 VW Golf Cabrio

 

Other's not on here:

- 2015 Abarth 595, the bane of my life...

 

 


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Posted 30 March 2019 - 01:30 PM

Two tone beige leather interior!
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Full writeup once I’ve stopped playing while the suns out.
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"I did a 1000 round trip to drink & help push cars out of a muddy field, 10/10 would do again!" 

-Summery of Shitefest 2016. 

 

The Fleet:

- 'Minor Project' - 1957 Morris Minor 1000

 

The HMS LexBarge, 2000 Lexus LS400

 

- 'Bitch Basket', 2001 VW Golf Cabrio

 

Other's not on here:

- 2015 Abarth 595, the bane of my life...

 

 


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Posted 30 March 2019 - 05:32 PM

Surprisingly pleasant little car, this. Refined with the roof up or down. Very comfy too.


I don't have a 320touring, but I am raffling a 320coupe, which previously belonged to 320touring.
 
I now have a buttery biscuit base E36, too.

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 05:37 PM

Ah yes, a "Mk4" convertible! Vastly superior to an actual Mk4 I think, if mine was anything to go by.


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Posted 30 March 2019 - 06:28 PM

That looks nice, well bought.  :-)



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Posted 30 March 2019 - 06:33 PM

Aren't these actually a MK3 Golf with a MK4 front end grafted on? Hence the MK3 interior.
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Posted 30 March 2019 - 06:56 PM

Yes, I believe so.


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Posted 30 March 2019 - 07:08 PM

Interesting how VAG kept the older styles going for Cabriolets long after the standard model was pensioned off. The MK1 cabrio completely bypassed the MK2 phase and then this which I always assumed was a MK4 throughout. My Audi Cabriolet is a 2000 model and is based on the 80 but the A4 replaced that car in 1994.

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 07:17 PM

Some photos from a drive on my ‘shakedown’ route...
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I was lucky with the car. Had been looking for a drop top for some time and most that pop up for sale up here are either 'drift yo!' MX5's, shit photos and typicle Gumtree dross or just over priced. 

So browsing Gumtree in the middle of the week I saw this, 4 photos and basic info and a short MOT (July) for £750, background of photos and wording made me suspect it was an older person selling. MoT history is fine enough, just normal wear & tear. Just had a good feeling from it and after checking how they are as a car decided to message and ask to view. Viewed it on Friday evening and was impressed not only with the car, but the seller who was nice and very honest. My dad bluntly asked "whats the lowest you'd take" and he said £650, which was less than I was going to try offer. Deal done!

 

The car its self is fine mechanically & structurally but a bit tabby, few bashes & scratches as well as needing some surface rust on the arches seen to. The seats + hood cover need a good clean & leather rejuvenator applied. The hood is in good condition too with no cuts/tears. 

Few small niggles, the wiper blades were fooked & the hood doesn't always go back up and I need a code for the radio! 

Wipers were £12 for a set from Halfrauds(trade card discounts), the hood I can manually de-pressure and raise manually & the code for the radio has been sorted, by just fitting an old CD player in. But I do want to get a code & fit the original as its got a 6-track CD player! 

 

Overall, Love it! The engine is perky and has enough power to be happy, handling is better than expected for a convertible based hatchback and its comfy. :D


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"I did a 1000 round trip to drink & help push cars out of a muddy field, 10/10 would do again!" 

-Summery of Shitefest 2016. 

 

The Fleet:

- 'Minor Project' - 1957 Morris Minor 1000

 

The HMS LexBarge, 2000 Lexus LS400

 

- 'Bitch Basket', 2001 VW Golf Cabrio

 

Other's not on here:

- 2015 Abarth 595, the bane of my life...

 

 


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Posted 30 March 2019 - 07:25 PM

That doesnt make my balls retreat up inside my thorax.

 

Well played!



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Posted 30 March 2019 - 07:49 PM

There was a bright yellow one at a used car dealership last year that we watched the price gradually drop, drop and drop as it didn't sell.  I think the only reason for it was the colour.  It became a running gag driving from Ashford to Canterbury.

 

I quite like it.  Fun summer cabriolet with enough power.  Job done!



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Posted 30 March 2019 - 07:57 PM

There was a bright yellow one at a used car dealership last year that we watched the price gradually drop, drop and drop as it didn't sell.  I think the only reason for it was the colour.  It became a running gag driving from Ashford to Canterbury.

 

I quite like it.  Fun summer cabriolet with enough power.  Job done!

 

WHY WAS I NOT TOLD!?


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Posted 30 March 2019 - 08:42 PM

Well bought!

I had a very nice Mk3 as chronicled here:

http://autoshite.com...golf-floppytop/

I remember feeling all defensive when people described them as dull: I found it pretty robust and refined. Then one day I realised: it was really dull! I think it’s the only car I’ve ever forgotten that I owned. Flipping great value though, and this looks a cracker.

I still see it all the time cos I sold it to a mate, and luckily it continues to give utterly trouble free service.
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Posted 30 March 2019 - 09:19 PM

WHY WAS I NOT TOLD!?

 

Part of the YELLOW SPORTS HEGEMONY.  I will let you know if it is still around.


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Posted 30 March 2019 - 09:51 PM

This looks like a gudun, well played.

If you shoot me the VIN for the car and the serial code from the radio I might be able to help with a code.
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Posted 05 April 2019 - 05:38 AM

So far so good still. Handles the commute to and from work well, top marks for both comfort and speed! The engine has a great amount of poke and MPG is fine enough. Its a rather nice all rounder actually. :)
Hoping the weather is nice this weekend, get round to cleaning the outside and the seats. Oh, and some ‘taps aff’ driving again.

One thing I’m also going to try get is a Haynes manual, I’m assuming I’d just one for a Mk3 Golf? As I’m assuming it’s only the cosmetic changes that make mine a ‘mk4’?

If you shoot me the VIN for the car and the serial code from the radio I might be able to help with a code.

Only just saw your post! I’ll fire them across in the weekend! :)
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"I did a 1000 round trip to drink & help push cars out of a muddy field, 10/10 would do again!" 

-Summery of Shitefest 2016. 

 

The Fleet:

- 'Minor Project' - 1957 Morris Minor 1000

 

The HMS LexBarge, 2000 Lexus LS400

 

- 'Bitch Basket', 2001 VW Golf Cabrio

 

Other's not on here:

- 2015 Abarth 595, the bane of my life...

 

 


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 08:51 AM

When are you doing the "planned" Mk3 front end conversion? :P

 

I say "planned" we idly talked about the feasibility of it while bimbling about with the roof down last weekend.


I don't have a 320touring, but I am raffling a 320coupe, which previously belonged to 320touring.
 
I now have a buttery biscuit base E36, too.

Speak to other shiters on Discord!

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 08:53 AM

When are you doing the "planned" Mk3 front end conversion? :P

I say "planned" we idly talked about the feasibility of it while bimbling about with the roof down last weekend.


Surely the dub way would be a Jetta/Vento/Bora front end?
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Posted 05 April 2019 - 09:34 AM

I'd have one. The 205 cabrio is a hoot in a way that this will never be, but for actually getting places golfs are good. Actually you've got me thinking. What's the boot like?

 

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