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#1 OFFLINE   pandamonium

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 01:59 PM

My wife has said I can spend 300 on a car. She's likely to change her mine in the blink of an eye, so any suggestions, links etc would be appreciated. Must beMOT at least 6 mths. Tax at least til March Less than 1.8Shite preferably!!!!

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 02:09 PM

Can I interest you in ebay item number.....http://cgi.ebay.co.u... ... escription(shameless plug)Taxed, tested, Diesel.

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 02:13 PM

Mot: 7 Months
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Posted 10 February 2008 - 02:16 PM

Wow, I want that a lot! 6hr round trip is a bit of a turn off though. :(

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 02:52 PM

Sounds like you really do want it a lot!

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 03:54 PM

The 'llox has a point - I'd jump at a chance to buy that (but i've not got 300 pebbles, let alone spare pounds) and 6 hours ain't too bad. It's rare, you're not going to lose anything on it and it's as brown as you'll ever need.Think of it as an adventure :)

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 03:58 PM

Make the effort, you only have to go once! I've been up for longer than that today and all I've done is have a bacon sarnie and play Sim City 4.You could make it into a fun day out! There's nothing more exciting than pottering along the motorway in an unfamiliar car at 55mph, humming to yourself because the radio/aerial is broken/missing. Stop at a service station! Buy a Toffee Crisp! Eat it whilst leaning against the car, staring into the middle distance. Sit in your new motor and think to yourself how cool you truly are. You're like Steve McQueen, except in an old brown Lancer with a hideous chrome steering wheel.

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 04:13 PM

I agree. 6 hours out of your life ain't too bad for a shabby old brown car. I think it would be worth it. Wag a day off work to do it, it will feel even better.

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 05:11 PM

Here you go Panda man, get a bit of bavarian style in your life.

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Taxed till april, MoT to August, plus I reckon you'd get enough change from your £300 for a curry for you and yer lass.
And it's only an hour up the M11. Get to it!

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 05:50 PM

Pull your finger out and get that 323 you were hot to trot for this time last week :wink:

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 05:51 PM

Err, my Accord?!

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 05:55 PM

Its still available?I was sorta put off the 323 by everyone saying how heavy the steering is. I don't want to jump from frying pan into the fire.

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 07:36 PM

Having driven it, I can say that S.L's Accord is a LOT of car for the money! 8)

Pog's suggested E30 would also be a good choice though....Hmmm, decisions, decisions! :D

You shouldn't let distance put You off though....Some great fun can be had on Shite collection missions: In the past twelve months I've done a few....The will it/won't it? of Wuvvum's Rayton Fissore, all the way back from Newark while pissing coolant, and the superb little microcar museum that S.L and I found on the way home with my R9 being particular highlights! :D

Think of it as an adventure....But take out AA/RAC cover just in case! :wink:
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Posted 10 February 2008 - 07:40 PM

There is a lot of shite out there to be enjoyed, it seems. I'm considering the Mazda 929 on RR as its closer to me.

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 07:50 PM

The only 929 I can see on Retro Rides is a £650 2.8 V6 Auto estate! :?:
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Posted 10 February 2008 - 07:57 PM

Yeah, it'd mean parting with the Lada...

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 08:02 PM

Yeah, it'd mean parting with the Lada...

....And shitloads of money on petrol don't forget? :D
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Posted 10 February 2008 - 08:05 PM

I'd really love that Accord of SL's, but it's a 400 plus mile round trip from me, I have 3 cars already, I don't have a job and I can't get my better half to see the attraction.If it was round the corner it would be on my drive by now I think....and I can't believe no-one has bought it already.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 12:36 PM

I'd really love that Accord of SL's, but it's a 400 plus mile round trip from me, I have 3 cars already, I don't have a job and I can't get my better half to see the attraction.If it was round the corner it would be on my drive by now I think....and I can't believe no-one has bought it already.

Actually I've kind of decided I'd like it after all....ticks all the right boxesHopefully off to have a look :wink: PM on OJC, SL

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 10:48 PM

Hope you get it, it's a really nice car. The interior is a fantastic place to be - from new it cost considerably more than the Charmant and boy does it show. Sodding cruise control!!

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 08:33 AM

Hopefully off to have a look :wink: PM on OJC, SL

I did reply didn’t I? Lots going on yesterday.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 12:41 PM

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 05:21 PM

This subject is back 'on' again after a little money scare. I thought I had no money, but I have. I can probably stretch to 350 or more now!

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 06:02 PM

My wife has said I can spend 300 on a car. She's likely to change her mine in the blink of an eye, so any suggestions, links etc would be appreciated.
Must be
MOT at least 6 mths.
Tax at least til March
Less than 1.8
Shite preferably!!!!

There is a lot of shite out there to be enjoyed, it seems. I'm considering the Mazda 929 on RR as its closer to me.

The only 929 I can see on Retro Rides is a £650 2.8 V6 Auto estate! :?:

Is anyone else confused?? :?

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 06:08 PM

Ah, let me explain.... The Mazda would have been a swap for my Lada. The Mazda seller backed out. I would have still have been looking for a "second car" as the above posts specified.

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 09:11 PM

Thanks for all your suggestions, etc. I have just won this on ebay.
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OAP spec FWD NO GOOD 4 DRIFTIN.
Ghia spec ftw!

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 02:42 AM

That's nice....An unmolested Mk3 is rare, and good to see nowadays! 8) I'd have gone for the XM, but then I'm stupid like that....The Escort should definately be easier on the wallet! :wink:
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 07:09 AM

Yeh that is nice, fairly rare now as well. Should be easy enough to live with and a bit different!However, that XM looks gorgeous! Despite the ever present risk of financial meltdown I don't think I could have resisted that....

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 12:42 PM

Beauty! Manual or auto?Make sure the bulkhead's ok, or the battery will land on your passenger's feet following a large-ish pothole...

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 05:14 PM

Manual 4 spd -- Urgh.

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