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  1. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284443750015?hash=item423a2b2e7f:g:B2gAAOSwTgZhOmh8 "please bear that in mind when you’re thinking of wasting my time, offering me £900, telling me it’s not a classic, I’ve over priced it, yours is better…. etc etc…" Surely he'd be brave not to accept £900 if someone gave that as a firm offer? That's more where I'd see it then £2495 but what do I know
  2. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265316210415?hash=item3dc61416ef:g:npYAAOSwINJhQ1pH
  3. Does anyone fancy a roadtrip to Scotland in an old VW Autosleeper campervan? I have agreed to buy one and the seller was going to meet at Heathrow airport for me to drive back to Scotland but it’ll be an awful rushed trip as I’ve to get back to for work etc. I was going to fly to Heathrow, sleep the night in the van and drive north in one go, but thought there might be someone else able to take advantage and get a bit of enjoyment from the trip. I’d be happy to pay travel expenses plus some more and it doesn’t have to get to me near Inverness til the 23rd/24th? I’d intend to pay for the van my end and sort aspects like that out with the seller, it’ll be taxed, has recently passed an MOT and can try sort something out with insurance if needbe.
  4. This is now for sale, if anyone wants? I doubt it’ll tickle anyone’s fancy on here, I’ve spent almost £800 on the car so it’s standing me at £1800 roughly, advertised a bit more elsewhere incase a pineapple licker seriously wants it, I’d take somewhere around the £1700/1800 mark from a shitter (maybe less). I’ve put on around 2,500 miles since the MOT, full coolant flush and thermostat replaced roughly 500 miles ago. New genuine BBS alloys (worth a fair bit on their own) put on around the same time while I was feeling lavish. Before me the car always lived in the same town near Edinburgh, always taken to the same garage for servicing and MOTs etc, FSH with entries in the booklet upto 108k roughly, now on 115k. Can’t think of much else to put, if interested at all, PM
  5. Thank you, yeah I'd have been annoyed at myself if I hadn't taken the plunge even though near £1k on an MOT'less Golf felt a lot at the time
  6. Got a bit of Colour Concept envy over this 1 owner example! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265220665410?hash=item3dc0623042:g:voYAAOSw4xxg5FEl
  7. 5x100 VW Montreal II alloys, advertised for £195 elsewhere, £150 ONO to a shitter’. Good branded tyres all round. Inverness area
  8. Always fancied these Aerodeck estates, the bungalow and landline number points towards giffer ownership too. If anyone on here snaps it up please let me know as I'd be keen in a couple months to buy it https://www.gumtree.com/p/honda/honda-civic-aerodeck-estate-1998-manual-1590-cc-5-doors/1408610130
  9. Thanks, been told its likely not the waterpump as when you turn the heat settings high, it blows out hot air as it should. Will see if I can see a steady steam of coolant flowing back into the reservoir.
  10. Sounds good - the last cambelt change (unsure if waterpump was done at the same time) was just over10 years ago, so replacing the cambelt and waterpump was on my to do list anyway.
  11. I've pressed this into day to day duties for the past month and a bit, would like to say its passed with flying colours, but the clutch pedal is still stiff (though it has improved) and it overheats a little sometimes. Anyone know what could be up? Seems to only when accelerating hard uphills on A roads etc, needle goes over the 90' mark, the receeds pretty quickly back to 90' once you ease off the accelerator or start going downhill/level again. Also, the advert when I brought the car said the heater core is suspect, but the heating etc all still works fine so I am not sure its that, yet it does still use coolant. Not a drastic amount of coolant but have had to top up a couple of times over the past 1500 miles.
  12. Yeah I was a little surprised but it must be because it was made pre-2001 it just fell into the higher tax bracket despite being a diesel.
  13. Got this back from the MOT man today, so now has a new MOT, does anyone know if it should cost as much as £280 a year in tax? I was expecting around £160, Parker’s recon £170? A few pictures, the sunlight flatters it, but will try and give a polish and clean up tomorrow, paints very thin so may not make a difference.
  14. Thats great! I actually just caught up with Phil this weekend as he came upto Scotland to buy my neighbours E39 BMW. Nice to see the Eterna still looking the same after all this time! I did check the reg on carjam earlier in the year so had a feeling it was still on the roads and passing warrants, but good to know its still local to you and Stuno.
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