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Help needed with shite car dilemma
Posted 13 February 2008 - 05:23 PM
Basically I want to change the Mazda 323 estate I have for something else. Since it got broken into at the start of the year I have kind of lost all enthusiasm for it and cannot be bothered to sort out the issues with it.
I am hoping that a new shite purchase will restart my mojo a bit along with the better weather now that we are getting closer to summer I am still planning to go the Netherlands J-tin meet so any replacement needs to be Japanese and retro.
This has caught my eye and I am tempted to have a punt on it and replace the 323 with it. It's around 30 miles from Birmingham so pretty close.
If I won the Lancer I would have to get shot of the 323 straight away as I cannot afford to keep two cars on the road at the same time with my crappy finances So I would probably put 323 on E-bay straight away and describe it honestly and accurately listing all it's faults, which are;
*Break in damage = door lock, ignition lock, steering wheel surround
*Running like a bag of nails, very rich and with a misfire when cold
*Tax expires end of this month
*Damaged spare tyre.
The good things about it are
*MOT till september
*very tidy interior
*rust free and I waxoyled and undersealed after I got it
My worry is how much I will get for the 323 on Ebay as it is, I paid Â£400 for it last September and would be prepared to take a hit on it but I cannot really afford to lose too much.
I also have a second dilemma in the shape of a 1978 Viva that has been sitting on my moms drive needing a starter motor. I stopped using it after the Retro Rides show last August. The MOT on it expires in April and it will probably pass another with a bit of TLC. I could get rid of the 323 and start using it again but it's not Japanese so I cannot take it to the Netherlands meet.
Here is a shot of the 323 before I started neglecting it
And here is the Viva, again before I neglected it
Any thoughts, suggestions, offers to buy the 323 from me etc gratefully received
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