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  1. We don't talk about these enough. I wish someone would do a thread.
  2. If there was any justice this would win Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
  3. I've just caught up with the last two weeks of this thread. Amazing perseverance in the face of adversity from ungrateful bastard car and possibly less than understanding better half. (To be fair to her while you're spannering you're not parenting and I know that can cause stress). Our heads are often our worst enemies in situations like this. I feel your pain. Many times I've been balls deep in something mechanical then I get The Fear that it won't work or I've made it worse. I'd put a decent sum of money on the fact that this will run better than it ever has after your hard work. Good vibes coming your way from this part of the Midlands.
  4. I don't know why, but I really like this picture. Calendar entry?
  5. Diesel. Pepperpot wheels. Spotted in Southam this morning just before my greasy fry-up
  6. Auld Merc. Doesn't look stellar, but then again £695 https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/mercedes-e-class-e250/1432420063?utm_source=com.atomczak.notepat&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=app_android
  7. Millennial curio, like flashmobs and WAP pages £2500 Northants https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/toyota-will-cypha-petrol/1431761104?utm_source=com.atomczak.notepat&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=app_android
  8. My Puma has one remote and one 'mechanical'. Plus one tiny stubby T-shaped one, I'm not sure what it's for. It does also have two functioning (though faded) fog lights. Having two lenses and penny-pinching the bulb and holder out of one of them is Scotland-level tight.
  9. No space, no money, no need and wife would kill me. Two randoms please
  10. Phwoar! 2.0i CD! I can hear the knicker elastic snapping from here. What a beauty, great colour too. Saloon is classy. Six randoms if you decide to sell.
  11. I like the three-bolt French wheel combo, because triangles. Did the AX ever get a peasant spec three-bolt wheel or was the party over by then?
  12. Yes, a 'price point' car. It's often sold at a loss just to get buyers into the showroom. I remember the Kia Rio about 2001 vintage had a bASe model of (I think) £5999 which was extraordinarily cheap. It did have seats and windows but not much else.
  13. The 'making a cheap version to force buyers to spend more' is an interesting equation. I don't think even car makers really know the true cost/benefit because the engineers and management always look at select costs, IE piece cost is cheaper for the bASe version dashboard/radio/grille or whatever. What they often don't consider is the additional cost of holding spares stock for two (or more) different spare parts. They also can't know what the sales figures will be, it's always a guess, so any sums showing that it's worthwhile tooling up for several versions of dashboard/bumper/headliner will surely be wrong. Found out that my Kia Ceed bASe didn't have an instrument backlight adjuster, but the switch from a higher spec car just plugged straight into the harness behind the blanking switch.
  14. Bosch-pumpe ZX in Leamington Spa for £1200. The roof is white, is that normal? It's a 'Memphis' apparently. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/403634842968?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=3Y6E3WMWTzy&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=2Z40wC2iSsq&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
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