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  1. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1517570248808942/?ref=browse_tab&referral_code=marketplace_top_picks&referral_story_type=top_picks
  2. Old guy with a sailors hat and white beard driving this... Woman with a tutu driving this
  3. UltraWomble

    More tax

    Looks like in 'Merica they are trying to legislate a "pay per mile" road taxation system. Which if your car is too old may legislate it off the road ( or so the American road lobby are saying) Could the government here do the same? Or just keep increasing road tax till it becomes uneconomical to tax your shitter?
  4. Its an Urban that has been mildly barried by a previous owner. No air con. Does haz running water feature in the boot (TADS)
  5. Well one. A shittybug. Woman I work with offered me this. Too good to pass up with a nearly new MOT. Barry.... Rough as a badgers and the 195 section tyres do it no favours at low speeds, but just had a brilliant hoon home from where I collected. Crispy... Hoontastic.... Low miles guv...
  6. I expect its wrong to like this as well.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/353615625372
  7. I expect its wrong to like this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/126145764720
  8. A smidge under 75mph. But to be fair you are not wrong. I feel the same way about motorbikes, Im happy with something small and looking at the Trumpet 400 as being more than adequate, if Im honest a de-restricetd 50 is plenty for local commuting
  9. This at least appears to be true. Not everything made in China is cheap shit.
  10. What Hill Will You Die On for your opinion but other motorists think is wrong: THE ROVER K-SERIES METRO/100 WAS UTTER SHIT AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH BETTER THAN WHAT IT WAS. IT DESERVED TO DIE AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN KILLED OFF MUCH EARLIER. The A series mini Metro/ Metro was an adequate BLARG offering for the time, in an ideal world the bean counters would have fitted it with normal suspension rather than hydrolastic/hydragas and someone shoudl really have tried harder to come up with a 5 speed option rather than the overly tall 4th gear. But considering when it was designed and how quickly it went into production against established small cars like the Fiesta and Polo, it was OK. Grease nipples remained a part of weekend fettling, as was checking the dash pot had a bit of oil in it and going around the car treating rust blebs before they became bigger blebs the size of a subframe. It was still a car with 1950's technology and people who bought them for the most part understood this. Fast wind to 1991 and the K series Metro... The K series engine, good on paper but not quite as good IRL. A small coolant leak quickly led to the head gasket failing and in some cases completely knackering the engine. OK, not the end of the world, but something that should have been better from the outset, as was the use of plastic locator dowels and bolts that went riiiiiight through the block to attach the head. Dont get me wrong the K series when looked after and with an adequate coolant system can be a really good engine, Lotus used them for a while. The thing that really really really pisses me off about the K series Metro/100 was teh build quality. Essentially Metro Mk2 with some facelifts both inside and out but with no attention paid to the actual build quality. In the early 1990's customers were starting to get used to cars with decent prep and rust prevention from new, so that they were not the proud* owner of a pile of rust on wheels by 6 years old. Despite Rover being able to make a 200/25 bubble with reasonable build quality, they somehow bypassed this on the Metro and examples 4 and 5 years old were rusting badly and failing MOT tests - for this reason alone is why I hate with a passion the K series Rover Metro/100. No matter how good a new/sorted 1400 16v feels driving the whole of the underlying car remains frankly a let down with a clocks shared with the LDV vans of the time. I dont expect to sway anyone with my opinion or change theirs if they only see the K with rose tinted spectacles, in the same way that cars I loved and still do are undoubtedly utter shit. However its my opinion and I shall DIE ON THIS HILL. Over to you...
  11. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/156110215020
  12. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/145657536229
  13. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/156110324952 Kittteh
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