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  1. Nice for £1200 with a years mot look at those seats! https://www.gumtree.com/p/alfa-romeo/alfa-romeo-gtv-2.0-twinspark-2001/1479536840
  2. I did the radiator on our Seat Leon, which seems to have a similar VAG setup. The radiator was £40 or something new but it was an utter bastard of a job. The rad pack thing is all well and good but not if you have aircon you want to preserve in some way. I had it so dismantled that when someone came into the garage they thought I'd crashed it and was replacing the front end. Never again. When I was replacing the wings recently I found a screw driver I'd left in there from about 4 years ago when I changed it.
  3. That’s good going cheaper than a veyron
  4. I was going to take the piss but in the terms of "better than a tent" is actually looks okay https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/913343637260945
  5. These still look great and this one seems like a good one. https://www.gumtree.com/p/audi/audi-80-coupe-/1479490701
  6. Lexus Windom. Half window half condom not normally two things you'd want together. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/39540259251
  7. Decent Espace for £1200, same owner the last 12 years https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/235563347943?
  8. ooft, angry little bugger glad you didn't drive into a canal or anything.
  9. "apart from engine everything is fine" https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/361215726481686/?ref=browse_tab&referral_code=marketplace_top_picks&referral_story_type=top_picks
  10. Christ you're a gluton for punishment with two bangle era BMW's you might be the first person even to wear out an ODB2 diagnostics tool through over use..
  11. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/988687252818104/?ref=newsfeed
  12. When you've just got to collect those tiger tokens. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/156190609342
  13. Nissan bluebird apparantly. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/455001446987492
  14. I agree if a car is worthwhile it's not a waste of money. I've put load of money into cars that aren't worth much but there's a sense of satisfaction from making them better. However if you're just going from one shed to the next you burn cash and still don't have a reliable daily mode of transport. That was certainly my experience anyway.
  15. Years ago I just went from old shed to shed as one wore out or broke and I didn't have money or ability to fix it I went onto the next one and the next. Occasionally I would try to get something half decent by which I mean something costing £1000. I'd then either get bored and sell it to buy some other heap or it'd just got through the same cycle of breaking, selling and buying again until I had a car so worthless the £1000 was effectively gone. I recon i must have went through at least 60 or so cars in a 4 year period. I was definitely over 100 by the time I was in my mid 30's. I loved my first car (Cortina) and had that for 3 years then once it was past repairing it was like splitting up with a long term girlfriend I just wanted to try everything I can't tell you how much money this wasted. It wasn't until I got a job in Glasgow that required a commute, which quickly identified my e21 323i with knackered valve stem oil seals wasn't up for that job that I bought something modern with a monthly payment. All of a sudden I could drive places without fear of breakdown, I paid the monthly payment each month and no other random repair bills appeared so I could budget for the month. I went single car for 2-3 years then as I had a little spare money I thought wouldn't it be nice to have a 2nd car then it started all over again but to a lesser extent. I've slowed down again now though as it's expensive and I hate selling them and dealing with fuckwits.
  16. I think Toyota sold them as the BB but not in the UK
  17. Yes, we had the nod from the mot tester that year may be it's last without a weld fest.
  18. We used to have a Materia. It was good but my Mrs hated it because it looked weird because of it's big smiley face. We also live in a Little town that used to have Daihatsu dealer and all the giffers bought these so there must have been about 5-6 of them within a 10 mile radius, https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/386963800657?
  19. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/315326121939
  20. Desirable* You don't see many mustangs in UK scrappies. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1352900928710624/?ref=browse_tab&referral_code=marketplace_top_picks&referral_story_type=top_picks
  21. It's a disease to, which there is no known cure. I cut back the madness once they changed the rules around car tax not being transferable. I had 9 cars all on the road scattered across the town. Some in the tennis club car park (of which I'm not a member), others at home and some parked at the train station. That was too much. I'm now down to 3 cars one of which I'm selling. I have also slightly gone off older stuff so my impulse to buy random old shite off ebay has somewhat disappeared. It doesn't stop me looking ALL THE FUCKING TIME though.
  22. Veritable express? https://www.gumtree.com/p/volkswagen/1996-volkswagen-golf-1.9-sdi-estate-red/1478689476
  23. https://www.gumtree.com/p/volvo/volvo-940-torslanda-2.3-lpt/1478691084
  24. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1387603305289703
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