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    inconsistant reacted to D.E in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/234382932237?hash=item36924fb90d:g:Gp0AAOSwpJphbHeG

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    inconsistant reacted to PhilA in 1987 Renault GTA :: Extracted   
    Yeah, it does. I have the car sat aside right now, waiting for someone with great experience and knowledge of the vehicles to pick it up.
     
    It'll be going to a good home.
     
    As you can read, the car has fought me every step of the way. I recently tried to give it another chance and it fought me again.
    To be honest, I was getting fed up of "fix one thing, another thing breaks", constantly. My patience for the car was waning so I was driving it less, enjoying it less. One last push to try and get it sorted resulted in something else difficult to source breaking so it got parked up for the last time.
     
    Shortly after that the wife started me looking at other cars, then the Pontiac occurred and she said that I can't keep 2 project cars. So, as per "gimme a call if you ever think of selling the car", a phone call was made and I agreed I would hang on to the car until he finished building his new garage building. So, tag turned in and insurance cancelled. The car now is a zero cost item sitting in the driveway, waiting to be picked up.
     
     
     
     
    So yeah, an end of an era but not the end of the car by any means. Hopefully it'll continue with someone who has fresh enthusiasm for the vehicle for many years to come.
     
     
    Phil
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    inconsistant reacted to PhilA in 1987 Renault GTA :: Extracted   
    Began wet flatting the clear coat back by hand. 800, 1000, 2000, 2500.
     

     
    The sun decided to come out, typically. Gave it a buff over by hand.
     

     
    Decided to wedge it back onto the car.
     

     
    It even beads water now!
     

     
    I quite like the color. It has shown the necessity for a proper paint gun though.
     
     
    Phil
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    inconsistant reacted to barefoot in Show us your estates   
    And did you know, as I didn't until very recently, that a 'shooting brake' is not just an affected name for an estate car, but a very specific reference to a two door estate. Similarly the French version of an estate, the 'break' is a shortened version of 'break de chasse' - hunting break. Like this one here...


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    inconsistant reacted to stuboy in Show us your estates   
    Loved these 2 ... only ever got rid cause money was too good to turn away...and one was swapped for a vw scirocco..





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    inconsistant reacted to Shirley Knott in Show us your estates   
    As a youth I wouldn't have given estates a second thought, but as I've drifted into middle age I've learned the beauty of them. I actually recon lots of cars actually look better in estate format than they do in saloon flavour.
    To date I've only owned a couple. The first, a late Volvo 940 turbo modelled here by myself and Knott Junior
     

     
    This was replaced by an early P2 V70 for a fraction of what the 940 sold for.
    The V70 in my (No doubt unpopular) opinion, despite lacking the novelty/retro feel is a superior car in just about every measurable way, so much so that I honesty can't think of anything I'd replace it with.
     

     
     
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    inconsistant reacted to tul66 in Show us your estates   
    Had this HPE Volumex for almost 25 years now, it being the last of 4 HPE's we've had going back to the late 1980's. 3 VX's, 1 1600 like the one on the first page.


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    inconsistant got a reaction from Squirrel2 in Show us your estates   
    Yes, still here. Bought with the intention of running it for 3 months to get us through a tricky patch then move it on, but still have it nearly 3 years later.  Its a lovely thing, far from perfect but we love it. I think it’s a SE Lux spec with all option boxes ticked from what I can tell. Had to throw a fair bit of money at it but even so its been cheap motoring. Here’s the only pics I have on my phone, will do a full contribution to this great thread soon. 

     

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    inconsistant got a reaction from Leyland Worldmaster in Car Sectionals   
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    inconsistant reacted to richykitchy in Cars at Sunset   
    Oh, and then same car, a mile or two up the road about ten years later.

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    inconsistant reacted to richykitchy in Cars at Sunset   
    2007, somewhere near the Solent.  Ancient digital camera!

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    inconsistant reacted to Jamie in Cars at Sunset   
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    inconsistant reacted to Tam in Cars at Sunset   
    Got loads of these, night shift and travelling at funny times of the day!

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    inconsistant reacted to maxustaxus in Cars at Sunset   
    Four years in the lurking, but at last I have a picture of my own to contribute...!

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    inconsistant reacted to Rusty Pelican in Cars at Sunset   
    Took this this evening on the way home from Lyme Regis - 65 miles just for fish and chips 🤪
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    inconsistant reacted to Faker in Mad Talbot Samba nutter at it again!   
    So one of my other long term projects has finally  made it to the body shop. 
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    inconsistant got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in Show us your estates   
    Yes, still here. Bought with the intention of running it for 3 months to get us through a tricky patch then move it on, but still have it nearly 3 years later.  Its a lovely thing, far from perfect but we love it. I think it’s a SE Lux spec with all option boxes ticked from what I can tell. Had to throw a fair bit of money at it but even so its been cheap motoring. Here’s the only pics I have on my phone, will do a full contribution to this great thread soon. 

     

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    inconsistant got a reaction from JayB in Show us your estates   
    Yes, still here. Bought with the intention of running it for 3 months to get us through a tricky patch then move it on, but still have it nearly 3 years later.  Its a lovely thing, far from perfect but we love it. I think it’s a SE Lux spec with all option boxes ticked from what I can tell. Had to throw a fair bit of money at it but even so its been cheap motoring. Here’s the only pics I have on my phone, will do a full contribution to this great thread soon. 

     

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    inconsistant reacted to JayB in Show us your estates   
    Estates - well I've had a few, mainly due to the fact I've always needed one for my job. My first was the extremely rare Carlton Diamond 24v with the manual box. I sold this to my dad and he still has it - surely must be one of the only ones left now.

    Next up was a very nicely looked after E39 540i Touring which I bought off a chap on the BMW 5 forum.  This is the car I kept the longest, at 3 years. I loved it immensely but ultimately had to sell it to go down the diesel route when I was doing more miles.

    This Alpina B10 4.6 V8 Touring was an impulse buy and the most I've ever spent on a car and also the furthest collection caper (I flew up to Aberdeen to get it). While it was an amazing car, I got cold feet about the running costs and went back to the 540i which was actually a better daily IMO.

     
    Citroen Xantia HDi Exclusive - my first french car and my first diesel. It was a bit of a shock after 3 years of V8 BMW ownership and even more of a shock when the insurance went up. Once I'd got the car remapped it went really nicely and I loved the floaty ride. It was surprisingly chuckable on a country road too. I ended up selling it to @gadgetgricey through the French Car Forum.

    I wanted something a little more refined and after driving a friend's S60 D5 and being really impressed I bought this beige V70 D5. I really enjoyed the comfy seats, amazing stereo and 5 cylinder soundtrack but this one had quite a few niggles. It let me down quite a few times, and the classic Range Rover V8 I had at the time had to become my occasional daily when the Volvo had a strop.

     
    After I got sick of the D5 I decided to explore the realm of budget motoring and go for this 500 quid 850 T5 which I found on RetroRides. Glad I scratched the T5 itch as they're getting rare and expensive now. Owned for 6 months and then sold it to my friend as an even cheaper 850 TDi came up. I had a Ron Tuning Box on this and it went like stink. Unfortunately failed the MOT in spectacular fashion so had to weigh it in.

    Decided to give the V70 D5 another go, and bought the grey one from a dealer in Glasgow. It was in lovely condition and great spec, but after it developed a few niggles and I found I was only getting 35 mpg (it was the later 185 Euro 4 engine), I got rid and bought an older, high mileage red one which was much better. Sold at 310k miles as a really nice one came up and I couldn't resist (should have learnt my lesson!)
     

     
    I bought this Impreza as a second car to scratch an itch. It was very quick and the most grippy car I've ever driven. Also probably one of the most thirsty -  I never even worked out the mpg but I was frequently filling it up. I scratched the itch and I didn't end up using it, so sold it on for pretty much what I paid.
     

     
    I paid quite strong money for this V70 D5  - it was a facelift car with the more economical Euro 3 engine, and had the best spec I'd seen on one of these. It was high mileage but the previous owner had spent a lot on it, including a Shark remap, so it went very well. After a few niggly problems I got a bit sick of it, and decided to put it up for sale on here. @inconsistant bought it, sorted the niggles and made it look a lot better - I believe he still has the 'Dark Beast'
     

     
    Bought from this parish from a friend of @purplebargeken. It was nice to be back in a HDi engined car, and this was the Executive, so it had heated leather and all the goodies. Very reliable car, which I sold to buy a Mercedes CL500 which was very much an expensive mistake!

     
    I wanted to get into the strange world of veg motoring and after my Citroen Synergie blew up (diesel runaway, scary stuff!) I got this Laguna 2.2 DT from @95 quid Peugeot. It happily ran on veg oil for a few months and I loved the talking dash and cooking chips aroma. Unfortunately the driveshaft went 100m from my home, just before Christmas. I did look into fixing it but ultimately ended up weighing it in.

     
    And my current steed is this beauty - W210 E320 CDi bought from @HMC last year. I absolutely love this car, it's tatty on the outside but goes really well and has been incredibly reliable for an old bus. It's got its MOT tomorrow so fingers crossed it behaves. I plan on keeping this one for a bit I think, especially considering the recent rise in the cost of 2nd hand stuff.

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    inconsistant reacted to Twisty in New members, introduce yourself here.   
    Hello AutoShite Collective - firstly my return key on the laptop is broken so please excuse my horrible formatting. Long time lurker - FIRST POST! I'm Twisty - 32 years old with a serious chod bothering history. My first car (gifted) was a Citroen Ax 1.5D  with no MOT and a rotten rear beam. Things have progressed speedily from there: Mk4 Escort 3dr 1.1 Bonus (£180 purchase cost?), Mk 4 Escort 3dr RS Turbo Replica with XR2i engine (£600), MK5 Cortina 2.0 (the most rotten car I've owned thus far), E30 318i Coupe High Lux (High Lux denotes electric windows,  sunroof and snazzy side stripes (value for $$$$ = HIGH, BMW got on the commercialization of "features" very swiftly!); stop gap 1996 Clio 2 door as the BMW was broken - big surprise there!(was scrapped after an alternator replacement at home went bad (the Clio) ...If there are only 2 wires and you connect them the wrong way very bad things occur...   then a 1986  E30 316i 2Ddr (coupe? I don't want to get into this conversion lol)  should never have  sold that one; 2 owners and 77k milage when I  got it. I went sensible after this - 1998 A4 B5 1.9Tdi - quite uneventful transport device.(apart from crashing it, buying back from insurance company and repairing at home to return to the road) - moved to Australia got a Mazda B2600 Ute (pick up), then an E30 325E, then a E28 535i. Currently living in London rocking a 2002 Suzuki Swift! I'll try and get my phone linked up soon and post some photos! Peace to you all and kudos for having such a cool community!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
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    inconsistant reacted to Dave_Q in Reginald Nutsack's K-series Kapers - ROVER 623 MOT GUFF   
    Not seen any fleet progress, mostly ebay tat fodder. (Did check with him it would be OK to post)
     
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    inconsistant reacted to Tenmil Socket in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    My MX5 passed its MOT yesterday 😁
     

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    inconsistant reacted to mintwth in Cars at Sunset   
    Chrysler crossfire? 
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