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Everything posted by grogee

  1. "Escargot My car go One-fifty Swiftly"
  2. SUPPORT YOUR INLAND REVENUE. BUY A MK1 V6 FREELANDER £4000 Nhants https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/land-rover-freelander-25-v6-sport-premium-station-wagon-5dr-auto/1450264399
  3. Be like @HMC only much, much poorer. £8600 Daventry https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/2004-54-porsche-boxster-27-spyder-2d-228-bhp/1451235452
  4. Ooh! This is nice. £1000 Coventry Leccy seats, headlamp protectors https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/peugeot-for-sale/1451247624
  5. Dirty turbot diesel Corsa, £1200 Nhants. TBH the dirt doesn't put me off and makes it all a bit less driveway trader https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/210-vauhall-corsa-turbo-diesel/1451250672
  6. Shiter's choice SUV. Dreadful photos but still possible to ascertain that every single panel is scratched and/or dented. £1000 Rugby "maunal transmission"
  7. grogee

    Autovogue RIP

    Finding it hard to be sympathetic to any traders at the moment, least of all ones that borrow hard against dodgy assets then sell them on with outstanding finance still owing. https://www.am-online.com/amp/independents/news/2023/02/02/luxury-used-car-retailer-autovogue-ceases-trading I feel bad for the innocent customers suffering, and any staff that have lost their job. But, to fail in today's market represents spectacular mismanagement. Stuart Brown can point the finger at JLR all he wants, in the end it's his choice to buy and sell their products.
  8. L-reg Passat 1.9 TD going very slowly and puffing out plenty of coal smoke. Not seen it before, I wonder if it's a local farmer/giffer type owner. I remember when these felt 'modern'. Not just a diesel, but a turbo diesel! How space age!
  9. grogee

    End of shite?

    Things weren't so different in 2006 though, were they? We had a London congestion charge - the beginnings of ULEZ encroaching on unfettered ICE ownership. We were still running the same old tat, well I was. 1996 Nissan 200SX which I think was £1500 from a mate. My point being, base the weather forecast on today's weather. So today there's a clear trend towards electrification - it'll just carry on. More charge points, more models, and more money for electricity or road charging, something to make up for lost VED. More understanding about where (or what) electricity comes from. And for us, a cornucopia of shite old electric vey-hicles. And a burgeoning aftermarket serving the needs of dead batteries. Mine's an MG5.
  10. Seriously got the horn for that. Right down to the bit of sellotape on the steering wheel.
  11. Why aren't more shiters running these? Cheap, economical, pretty and... slow. Peugeot 508 £2250 Cov https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/peugeot-508/1451210083
  12. Maestro 1.3, £3950 Herne Bay I honestly thought the paper in the footwell said 'Victorian Barge' https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/295501060300?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=4Py22ozPTVO&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=2Z40wC2iSsq&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
  13. Me too, never stopped me cross dressing though. I'm only pulling your leg though. I did once wear a dress to a ball because I didn't have a DJ, and it was black tie. I resented the obligation to pay for or rent a suit, so cross-dressing was the obvious* answer
  14. Part of me wants one of these before they become extinct, but another part of me can't bear the few days I'd be driving a Chrysler before the Lancia badges arrived from Italy
  15. Fuck this. Someone will be along shortly to tell me this is good valu - but seriously, £30 parts and £220 labour? Really? Definitely didn't take me five hours to replace the material on the Saab. I was using a garden table, scissors and a craft knife. I'd be alright if this included removing and refitting the headliner, but it doesn't, and I have to deliver and collect the bastard thing as well. No thanks.
  16. Would. Our village doctor had one BITD, a surprisingly brave choice for wet and windy South Devon. That was about 1985 though. Dunno how long it lasted. Certainly not 35+ years like this one.
  17. Had one for a weekend and it was bouncy but fun. I think my problem with them is that Fiat just continually flogs this 500 horse which should be six feet under by now. Then again if I was Marchionne or whoever it is, I'd be mad to kill off something which sells so well for so little investment. Then there's the continual turd glittering: Abarth, Essess, 595, Biposto, I just can't keep up. It's become like Porsche 911s trying to work out the hierarchy. However... I know the lanes round HMC's bailiwick and small, powerful front-wheel drive is ideal. And it's fairly narrow too, which also helps. The towbar is giving me heart palpitations but @HMC has never been one to court popularity, so I expect it'll stay.
  18. grogee

    End of shite?

    Forgive me, but that's a bit Carcoat Damphands slang. What exactly are you saying?
  19. Or perhaps sir would rather handbrake turn in Tesco car park with a French racing car? £auction see above https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/2000-renault-clio-i-172-phase-1-hatchback-petrol-manual/1449576652
  20. Rally prepared Puma... ...1.4 £auction at Stoneleigh 25th Feb https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/1998-ford-puma-rally-car-hatchback-petrol-manual/1450906705
  21. LDV flatbed £1300 Nhants https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/2007-ldv-flatbed/1450947647
  22. £8k Prelude in Cov, with 4ws https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/1990-honda-prelude-20-16v-2-door-auto-4ws/1450975479
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