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  1. I do anything that doesn't require crawling around underneath the car, although I do farm stuff out to a guy I trust if it's particularly awkward, I don't mind tackling most things but I'm getting less arsed about doing it, have plenty of tools and I'm always buying more but I am thinking of just running newish low maintenance cars from now on to be honest.
  2. Update on the Yaris Hybrid, dogshit, completely ruined by the hopeless CVT gearbox that brings nothing to the party, it just goes 'waaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh' at max revs and does little to aid forward motion, driving on an 'a' road at 50mph with the cruise engaged, slight gradient 'waaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh' just fuck off you hateful piece of shit, the rest of the car was pretty crap, jiggly unsettled ride, none of the buttons are backlit so changing a music track on the wheel or finding the window and mirror switches is a lottery in the dark, even the infotainment is just barely average, lots of road and tyre noise and it was really noisy on the motorway at 70mph, the only positives are the leather wheel is a nice size and high beam assist is very useful, if this is peak modern small car you can keep it, the old Civic auto behind it is far nicer to drive.
  3. I bought most of my recent ones from tyretectrading, they are usually the cheapest for me.
  4. I have returned home to find a new Yaris hybrid on the drive so that will be tomorrow's chariot but it's usually a 190k S80 or my Saab 9-3 cab.
  5. The brake lines need replacing not brushing and greasing, they look knackered to me, your picture of the greased line does not inspire confidence, its thin wall pipe with 1400psi running through it and it's lost a percentage of its wall strength through corrosion.
  6. You cannot compare modern cars to older stuff, modern vehicles have so much more crash protection built in, plus they have things like abs pumps, multiple ecu's etc etc, FYI the new 'E' Berlingo weighs 2.4 tons.
  7. BMW's really are quality engineered vehicles aren't they.....
  8. I'd buy something that fitted me properly regardless of make, the old arai/shoei trope is not so relevant anymore, I've an Arai and a Shoei lid and they both fit me well, you have to try them on before purchase.
  9. And is that really a surprise? its all about the upsell, and the gullible clueless general public who are just trying to run a car get ripped off right left and centre.
  10. 18mpg around town and 27 at 70mph if you are being *very* gentle, mine averaged out at 22, so they are not great, beautiful car though, how much mister? do you want a saab cabrio? Edited as I've just checked the MOT history
  11. Some putting their shopping bag on it then dragging it off, probably a woman's bag with buckles. Maybe...
  12. None of us has a crystal ball and are just pulling figures out of thin air, it could be anywhere from 500 to 4k.
  13. Yep that's the cunt, he derailed my thread too, useless prick, mine was a good car and served me (and a couple of shiters well)
  14. Yeah me too my recent Clarks boots were £120 and worth every penny, they are incredibly comfortable, look good and keep my feet dry in the 10 yards I walk to my car and will last at least a couple of years. I've always bought decent footwear as there's nothing worse than cheap shoes.
  15. I agree with what you say about the Clio, my daughter has just recently bought one and it's very nice and great to drive.
  16. Think yourself lucky, I got a 5 year old Mokka last week as an 'upgrade' from a Fiesta sized, car, it had done 70k, was wearing mismatched ditchfinders and the stereo/nav didn't work, from Enterprise, previously everything I have had off them has been under 6 months old and 10k miles, I wasn't impressed, the age and mileage I could forgive but a Mokka
  17. Mk4 Golf GTi's with the 2.0, I think they are ok but there's always some cunt who wants to wade in saying how shit they are, just fuck off you cunt.
  18. https://tiffanyshotel.co.uk/?utm_source=google-ads&utm_campaign=sem_brand_uk&utm_agid=91501631665&utm_term=tiffanys hotel blackpool&creative=504908257106&device=m&placement&gclid=CjwKCAiAz--OBhBIEiwAG1rIOozBftTx1yKJHjGPu8opGfD-8U21Vp05QCFipzTNziwUm3R6Tv14xRoCBRgQAvD_BwE
  19. And that's why I love old cars that have been 'modified' by previous owners...not!
  20. There are some proper planks on ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/234335099217?hash=item368f75d951:g:KVgAAOSwRPZhuNmu to quote "But here’s the honest part. Incredibly, I don’t like the car from the inside but when I bought it I had to get back home as I had travelled the 200+ miles by train and taxi so I was stuck plus it was that weekend of terrible weather. The car was not exactly as described in the advert and being honest if I would have been able to get back home I would have done so without buying. However, the good news for an prospective buyer is that almost all issues have now been rectified at a cost to me of £834.86 (invoices will be provided). As you can see from the Gov.uk MOT history website there are four advisories – a tyre, which is an easy fix, underbody corrosion and two slight oil leaks. Here’s the good news – if you take the car to Silk Mill Garage Ltd and leave it there for 2-days he will fully Waxoyl rustproof the car for and it will then last for many years. The cost is £60 to steam clean and blast away all surface rust and £320 for the Waxoyl which is not just sprayed on but he drills small holes everywhere, including the doors, so that the car gets a deep protection. At the same time for an additional £15 he will steam clean the engine bay, top and bottom, it will then be possible to see where the small leaks originate. The only other two small issues are the window seal and the offside bumper scrape, both being easily rectifiable. When completed you will have a beautiful car for many years to come while most others get scrapped making your car increasingly valuable. There are no error codes showing" So to paraphrase, its rusty just like every other x type, but its ok buy the car and spend £400 rustproofing it afterwards, what a bellend.
  21. Has anyone mentioned just buying a normal small hatchback and getting rid of this thing? It's not a suitable vehicle for daily use, its a curio, an anachronism, no more, you can't really use it to travel to get a job as it won't be in any way reliable, you don't have the skills to fix it, you are a new driver and trying to drive this (if it ever runs) will not do you any favours and will make you a target for all the wankers who will cut you up on purpose and try and run you off the road (which London is full of them), I also agree with Sheefag's comments above re mentioning Adam, you need to take some responsibility for this yourself, how you ever thought you'd be able to drag it out of a field and start using after a bit of free minor fettling is beyond me and this thread just continues to run on and on and on. Seriously, get rid, stop relying on others and just buy a normal old shitter and all the problems you are facing will go away.
  22. My local one (Greggy's, Gatebeck near Kendal) shut down last year as the owner died and no-one else who worked there was capable of getting a license so there's nothing nearby really now, I'm not too bothered to be honest as I don't really run old shitters these days but its a shame as the stereo on my Saab is missing the tiny balance button and I'm sure I could have got one from there. Best purchase from there was a mint floppytop for my wife's megane cabrio, someone put a knife through hers and I couldn't believe that I found one in the yard as I'd never seen a cabrio of any type in there in 30 years as it was a fairly small yard, cost me 40 quid complete.
  23. My mates 1985 Audi UR- quattro 10v, one of the very first ones in the country, was offered it for 1500 quid with a blown turbo back in 1996, it was in great condition apart from the turbo, I turned it down as I'd just bought a Supra and the Audi was slower, it was just an ageing performance car back then.
  24. Not when you compare like for like, my friends 2.0TDI Scirocco is about as quick as my 2.0 petrol turbo Saab until he has to change gear at 4.5k, then it isn't, exactly the same as when his tdi golf could keep up with my tfsi A3 for a bit, then it didn't, the only benefit to having a diesel is fuel economy and cheaper running costs until something goes wrong, I understand why a lot of people have them and there wasn't the same choice of boosted petrol engines in common cars until recently but in the real world a turbo petrol is far superior in most ways to a noisy vibratory heavy oil burning lump.
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