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    Datsuncog got a reaction from Matty in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Looks a bit more like the corporate greenwashing movement of late-stage capitalism to me...
    ...but what do I know?
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    Datsuncog got a reaction from Matty in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Got the new house in some semblance of order, and now watching Eurovision with a few drinks and a late late buffet dinner.

    Feeling alright for the first time in months.
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    Datsuncog got a reaction from woodbine in Most stupid message while flogging a shiter   
    Nope, I don't - not for cars, anyway.
    Maybe it's because I started my car-buying career back in the era of classifieds in the local rag, or - at best - a smudgy black 'n' white pic the size of a stamp in Auto Trader.
    The amount of bare-faced lies told to me over the phone about the condition of various cars was enough to make me forever hesitant about agreeing to buy a car, or discussing a final price, without giving it a good eyeballing first.
    ("Showroom condition" = floor and sills entirely composed of pop-riveted plates; bodywork so dented you'd think scaffolding had collapsed onto it. Who knew?)
    Generally I don't haggle; if I think a car's hugely overpriced I probably won't waste their time enquiring. If it's more or less as good as they've said, I'll pay the full asking price then and there.
    A few sellers have advised they'd be flexible on price when I'm on the phone to them, which is good to know, but I've never made an offer before seeing the car.
    Maybe I'm weird, maybe I'm fussy - maybe times really have moved on.
    There's plenty of cars out there, though, and it's worked ok for me so far...
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    Datsuncog got a reaction from woodbine in Most stupid message while flogging a shiter   
    But then they utterly fail to take said advice, and then get surprisingly prickly when something goes wrong...
    Oi! That £800 3-Series you said I should buy has just shat its fuel injectors - it's scrap!
    What? No, I told you not to buy it under any circumstances, cos it'd clearly been ragged senseless by the twat selling it...
    Well that's no use now, is it?
    *Sigh...*
     
    Should I buy this Ka or this Yaris? They're both the same price.
    The Yaris, every time. No question.
    Waaaah, my Ka's just failed its MOT on rampant corrosion...
    *Sigh...*

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    Datsuncog got a reaction from Amishtat in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Got the new house in some semblance of order, and now watching Eurovision with a few drinks and a late late buffet dinner.

    Feeling alright for the first time in months.
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    Datsuncog got a reaction from The_Equalizer in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Got the new house in some semblance of order, and now watching Eurovision with a few drinks and a late late buffet dinner.

    Feeling alright for the first time in months.
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    Datsuncog reacted to Conan in I've got (Toyota) Corona.   
    So I washed the car today and saw one corner of window tint is peeling. I then start to peel it further and found it's much easier than I'd thought. Be gone tint.


    Suddenly the car feels much more friendly and the inside much more airy. I put some period JDM stickers on it too. Because I'm a weeb like that.
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    Datsuncog reacted to Conan in I've got (Toyota) Corona.   
    Fookin hell that took way longer than expected.

    Finally got the car back with superb air-conditioning system. New compressor, new heat exchanger, new tubing, pressure switch install, and a whole bunch of relays and new wiring so it's safe to use. It was expensive but important stuff. £350 to sort it out.
    The timing is pretty correct as the air-con on the Lolvo decided to not conditioned about 2 weeks ago. Feels like dying from dehydration just driving it 15 miles to the shop today. So I just left it there and drove the 'rona back.

    After I got the car back I changed the gear knob for period correct Celica knob. Did the lace steering cover too because the wheel is fucked and nothing else will do. Also did the window winder which was easy.
    Now I have to sort the V5. Also I'd probably remove the window tint.
    I still don't have any regrets buying it. A lovely car to drive.
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    Datsuncog got a reaction from Sunny Jim in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Looks a bit more like the corporate greenwashing movement of late-stage capitalism to me...
    ...but what do I know?
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    Datsuncog got a reaction from DSdriver in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Got the new house in some semblance of order, and now watching Eurovision with a few drinks and a late late buffet dinner.

    Feeling alright for the first time in months.
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    Datsuncog got a reaction from cort1977 in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Looks a bit more like the corporate greenwashing movement of late-stage capitalism to me...
    ...but what do I know?
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    Datsuncog got a reaction from chaseracer in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Looks a bit more like the corporate greenwashing movement of late-stage capitalism to me...
    ...but what do I know?
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    Datsuncog got a reaction from Tickman in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Got the new house in some semblance of order, and now watching Eurovision with a few drinks and a late late buffet dinner.

    Feeling alright for the first time in months.
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    Datsuncog got a reaction from AnnoyingPentium in Used Car Prices - What do you reckon will happen?   
    This cost me £975 in March.

    It seems a great wee thing, but I can't help but think it would've been a £400 car a few years ago.
    The paradox is that I was willing to pay a bit more because it has vastly fewer things fitted that could go wrong compared to newer/ more luxurious models.
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    Datsuncog reacted to chaseracer in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Got promoted.  #chuffed
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    Datsuncog reacted to MorrisItalSLX in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Currently on a week long holiday in Tasmania, which is a grin in itself, but I just drove past a workshop with at least 20 Chrysler PT Cruisers in various states of disrepair littering the forecourt.
    If I had an Autoshite business card I’d have popped it in the letter box.
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    Datsuncog reacted to paulplom in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    £92 to insure it this morning.
    Took it down the priory in Tynemouth in the van to get a picture.
    Don't have my cbt you see.

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    Datsuncog got a reaction from wuvvum in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Got the new house in some semblance of order, and now watching Eurovision with a few drinks and a late late buffet dinner.

    Feeling alright for the first time in months.
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    Datsuncog got a reaction from privatewire in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Got the new house in some semblance of order, and now watching Eurovision with a few drinks and a late late buffet dinner.

    Feeling alright for the first time in months.
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    Datsuncog got a reaction from 155V6 in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Got the new house in some semblance of order, and now watching Eurovision with a few drinks and a late late buffet dinner.

    Feeling alright for the first time in months.
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    Datsuncog reacted to bunglebus in Shite in Miniature II   
    Got to both the normal and late start boot sales today. Resisted the temptation of this Puch

    Some ancient tyres

    And anything this guy was selling, interesting though some of it was

    Settle down with a nice cuppa while I show you all the cars I bought

    Um yeah that's it. Not sure if it was the forecast rain or whether everyone got pissed in the sun yesterday and couldn't be bothered, but both sites were underpopulated with slim pickings. 
    At least it was all cheap, newer boxed tumble buggy was £1 and the others 10-50p
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    Datsuncog reacted to Remspoor in Shite in Miniature II   
    Spot On MG PB. I had a number of Spot Ons. Including a milk float, Sunbeam Alpine, Ford Zephyr and bubble car.  I recall a I had an old shop which could have also been Spot made. All of these have disappeared. The range were my favourites. The detail and eh weight of each model was better than those offered by the other two manufactures of the day. They were more expensive so I was not gifted so  many.



    They will let anyone one into the club.😁

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    Datsuncog reacted to Justwatching in Shite in Miniature II   
    1986 Ford Taurus in OCP Detroit Police livery from RoboCop.
    It's a Greenlight, so smudges inside the windows, but otherwise very well executed.
    I used to have an OCP Taurus when I was a kid. It came with a RoboCop figure. Nostalgia! 



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    Datsuncog reacted to bunglebus in Shite in Miniature II   
    Give Mattel their due, the Capri is a really good casting, accurate and almost free of defects. Interior is damn good too

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    Datsuncog reacted to sutty2006 in Shite in Miniature II   
    I’m so fecking happy this shop was open today. I walked past one evening last week and spotted this dodge van super king in the window. I immediately remembered having the van at school in the 90s on a “bring a toy to school” day. It got dropped and the front suspension broke. Said shop was open today, so I did a blues brothers style 180 parking manoeuvre outside the shop and shot in (slight exaggeration). £14 was exchanged and I left a happy man. Didn’t even know it came with a Porsche on a trailer until the other day. It’s near mint, one mirror and one wheel centre on the roof wheel missing. It’s awesome!!!


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