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#1 OFFLINE   pandamonium

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 07:14 PM

This... for next to nothing!
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Someone talk me out of it! Otherwise we'll be a 3 car family soon!

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#2 OFFLINE   r.welfare

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 07:35 PM

That's a fine motor - I used to own it! :lol: Bought for £160 last February to get a friend some temp transport with 53,000 on the clock, it did 5,000 miles in 2 months fault-free. I gave it a full service, changed the brake pads and the cambelt, and sold it on the current owner last April for £200. Went through the next MOT (which was June/July time) needing next to naff all.So - it's economical, completely rust-free (I was all over and under it when doing the oily bits) and distinctly shite (a few dents here and there, and *that* interior! Mmm). Lovely little mover but acceleration is lacking over 40mph. Two people have independently verified that it will top the ton though (I never had the balls).The steering is bloody heavy at low speed though, so don't throw away your steering wheel handle :wink: Having said that, I've never driven a Riva so don't have a basis for comparison...

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#3 OFFLINE   AnthonyG

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 07:45 PM

Go for it!Haven't you bought it now anyway? Just been on Retro Rides. You can always sell it on to Mr Bollox once he frees up some space :D

#4 OFFLINE   pandamonium

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 07:51 PM

Not available til the 9th Feb, but I have made my decision really. Just a pity I'm having to throw money at the Perodua too!

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#5 OFFLINE   r.welfare

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 07:55 PM

I think it's a good deal for the money, given the long ticket and tax. I would recommend, if you can, you try one re. the steering weight if you are giving up the Riva for said reason, as the 323 was the heaviest-steered motor I've driven in recently memory.Having said that:a) I'm a twelve-stone weaklingb) The last car I had without PAS was a Mk2 Cav around the same time, and I only drove that about 100 miles during my ownership and all of that was on A-roads :oops: Just make sure he really is selling it, he's a nice bloke but well-known for saying "ooh, I'll buy that" to about 80% of the cars for sale on Retro-Rides...so his replacement motor might not be "concrete", if you see what I mean.

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 08:01 PM

Nice. I really like those 323s. If you don't want it send me the details! Or keep me in mind when you sell it on again :wink:

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 08:03 PM

Will do Mash, If I get the Nippa fixed tomorrow, I'll be getting it. If not and its gonna take a lot to fix, its all yours. ps .. anyone know anything about speedos? not the swimwear!

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 08:27 PM

Pandamonium, if the Mazda is too much for you, would you be interested in a Volvo 740 with power steering? Lada or Perdodua welcome in part-x. :)

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 08:33 PM

You've got to have it just for all the window stickers :wink:

#10 OFFLINE   pandamonium

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 08:35 PM

Interested in the ovlov ovliosly, but the Lada is staying put as is the PerOdua. Lada getting a full "restoration" courtesy of a friend on another site and the Nippa is my wifes.

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 09:26 PM

If you don't go for it MrP, maybe interested myself :wink:
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#12 OFFLINE   pandamonium

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 09:29 PM

God, I've got ppl here trying to take the Mazda, and someone on another forum trying to buy my Lada! Help!

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 10:00 PM

Those 323's are incredible cars, well built and solid engineering but BerrrrrrLAND! I'd have another without thinking, never spent a penny on it and it just kept working, what's the matta with the nippa?

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 10:02 PM

speedo dead, changed cable, not helped. must be the drive thingy.

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 10:07 PM

Buy it and swap the Mazda badges for ones from a SAO Penza and watch the heads turn on the street when you kroooz around. The ladies wont be able to resist.

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 10:09 PM

The ladies already can't resist me, I don't want to make it worse.

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#17 OFFLINE   Sid

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 10:24 PM

Buy it and swap the Mazda badges for ones from a SAO Penza and watch the heads turn on the street when you kroooz around. The ladies wont be able to resist.

Where the hell would you find a SAO Penza to take the badges off?

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Posted 02 February 2008 - 08:00 AM

Buy my Accord? Got the most comically light PAS at low speeds.

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 05:04 PM

Yo Pandamonium, might it not be cheaper to buy a satnav (which will give you an accurate speed) than fix the speedo in your Nippa? :?:

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 07:11 PM

Have you tried driving it with the speedo head off to see if the cable turns?

#21 OFFLINE   pandamonium

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 07:22 PM

yup, and it doesnt, its in the garage now anyway.

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