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    babydriver got a reaction from Burnside in Peugeot 106 Independance shed.   
    Number 1 son has just buggered off to that there China to live and has left this on my drive, its not much to look at but drives really nice and sip fuel, its the 998cc but is really nippy, has about 9 months MOT and a complete new exhaust & cat which cost over £200. had a water leak but sealed now and the silly sod used cat litter to absorb the damp so is a bit grubby inside, stereo is probably worth more than the car but hey ho.
    Air bag light is on but for a cheap runaround for the remaining mot its cheaper than the bus.
    He man stearing and wind up windows. too good to scrap.
    1 headlight bulb is out and spare tyre need repair.
    Say £200 or offers.
    Car in South Manchester







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    babydriver got a reaction from UltraWomble in Peugeot 106 Independance shed.   
    Number 1 son has just buggered off to that there China to live and has left this on my drive, its not much to look at but drives really nice and sip fuel, its the 998cc but is really nippy, has about 9 months MOT and a complete new exhaust & cat which cost over £200. had a water leak but sealed now and the silly sod used cat litter to absorb the damp so is a bit grubby inside, stereo is probably worth more than the car but hey ho.
    Air bag light is on but for a cheap runaround for the remaining mot its cheaper than the bus.
    He man stearing and wind up windows. too good to scrap.
    1 headlight bulb is out and spare tyre need repair.
    Say £200 or offers.
    Car in South Manchester







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    babydriver got a reaction from Supernaut in Peugeot 106 Independance shed.   
    Number 1 son has just buggered off to that there China to live and has left this on my drive, its not much to look at but drives really nice and sip fuel, its the 998cc but is really nippy, has about 9 months MOT and a complete new exhaust & cat which cost over £200. had a water leak but sealed now and the silly sod used cat litter to absorb the damp so is a bit grubby inside, stereo is probably worth more than the car but hey ho.
    Air bag light is on but for a cheap runaround for the remaining mot its cheaper than the bus.
    He man stearing and wind up windows. too good to scrap.
    1 headlight bulb is out and spare tyre need repair.
    Say £200 or offers.
    Car in South Manchester







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    babydriver got a reaction from Vince70 in Peugeot 106 1124cc anything to look for   
    Avoid sunroof cars, mine like getting in a bath. same as the Clio I had!
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    babydriver got a reaction from The Moog in Autoshites *official* WANTED/OFFERED thread...   
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^I need a new up n over (eyeup missus) I'll give you £15 fitted. Bargainous.
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    babydriver got a reaction from Junkman in A Belated Merry Christmas   
    https://youtu.be/MrPvj3UFHbQ
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    babydriver got a reaction from John F in A Belated Merry Christmas   
    https://youtu.be/MrPvj3UFHbQ
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    babydriver got a reaction from The Moog in Autoshite Track Events   
    Complete with extra secure boot and petrol cap! Half a willow tree for camoflage
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    babydriver reacted to trigger in The day Trigger turned into Junkman - P6 Content   
    I'll begin from the start, after selling the Mk3 Cortina a few months ago I've been looking our for a new toy, after viewing a few bits of crap and posting about a 100 "what do you think" status on Facebook i came across this Rover 2000 at a local hot rod show. After a bit of bartering we agreed a price and this afternoon i collected it.
     
    It was in Halstead which is about 30 miles away and with my wife in the sick bay after having the veins removed from her leg and unable to drive i had to rough it on a train to Marks Tey so that i could get a lift with my dad.
     

     
    Manningtree looked very muddy
     

     
    £8 and 25 mins later i arrived in Marks Tey where my dad was waiting with a trailer to take me to the car.
     
    We arrived at the owners house who was a bloody lovely chap, his wife made us a cup of tea and he spent nearly a hour chatting to my dad about vintage tractors and stationary engines and show me his motorbikes which means nothing to me.
     

     

     
    We pulled the Rover out of the garage, as inposted in the News 24 thread it was originally a 2000 SC but its now running a 2200 SC.
     

     
    And then loaded up dads trailer with the original 2.0 SC engine and a spare 2.2 engine as well as a gearbox, radiator, some trim bits and rear glass.
     

     
    And then it was the drive back, my god, why have i never bought one of these before?! Its the coolest, nicest car I've ever owned!
     

     
    I stopped at the petrol station when a customer complimented my car and the young girl behind the till kept asking me about it and telling me how cool it was!
     

     

     
    £30 later i was back at the old mans and humping these bloody engines into a back of a barn, probably never to see the light again.
     

     

     

     
    Whilst there i took some more photos before it got dark.
     

     

     

     

     

     

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    babydriver got a reaction from nacho man in Out with the old in with the new.   
    'Nibblet' my silver chariot has given me 2/3 years of sterling service, she has been used and abused and still after 40k miles the cambelt lottery is still ongoing, she has been used to haul pallets and wood for the stove but as she needs a lot of work doing it was cheaper to get another. Now I have never bought the same car twice in my life so this goes to show how happy I am with the trusty Megane.
    She is still mot'd till December but has the exhaust blowing, the pads are replaced but they grind for the first few miles until they settle in place, the cam belt needs doing, she loses a bit of water over a month or two, clutch is at end of life but not slipping yet so is really the perfect car for this website!
     


     
    As we are going to Cornwall for the 30th time a replacement had to be found and I came across Dion (I know, I'm a sad bastard). It was the same price as the parts for 'Nibblet'  and a years AA membership.
    Sorry no collection photies as I had to pick her up quickly before the wife changed her mind on me having it.

     
    I have always wanted a convertible car, and u know how it is, marriage, babies = sensible car, so now I am on my second midlife crises I have treated myself.
    The lady who sold it had just had the front brakes replaced, full service, 4 new tyres and a cambelt and water pump change along with a full mot, It was her 'Baby' and was upset to sell it but hubby came home with a new Peugeot 307 as a company car so it made sense to let the Megane go. I managed to get it for £600, the money she had just spent!
     
    So for the first time I have gone decimal on the registration plates! Insurance o Nibblet £440 , on Dion £240, how does that work? same engine size etc.

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    babydriver got a reaction from anonymous user in Out with the old in with the new.   
    'Nibblet' my silver chariot has given me 2/3 years of sterling service, she has been used and abused and still after 40k miles the cambelt lottery is still ongoing, she has been used to haul pallets and wood for the stove but as she needs a lot of work doing it was cheaper to get another. Now I have never bought the same car twice in my life so this goes to show how happy I am with the trusty Megane.
    She is still mot'd till December but has the exhaust blowing, the pads are replaced but they grind for the first few miles until they settle in place, the cam belt needs doing, she loses a bit of water over a month or two, clutch is at end of life but not slipping yet so is really the perfect car for this website!
     


     
    As we are going to Cornwall for the 30th time a replacement had to be found and I came across Dion (I know, I'm a sad bastard). It was the same price as the parts for 'Nibblet'  and a years AA membership.
    Sorry no collection photies as I had to pick her up quickly before the wife changed her mind on me having it.

     
    I have always wanted a convertible car, and u know how it is, marriage, babies = sensible car, so now I am on my second midlife crises I have treated myself.
    The lady who sold it had just had the front brakes replaced, full service, 4 new tyres and a cambelt and water pump change along with a full mot, It was her 'Baby' and was upset to sell it but hubby came home with a new Peugeot 307 as a company car so it made sense to let the Megane go. I managed to get it for £600, the money she had just spent!
     
    So for the first time I have gone decimal on the registration plates! Insurance o Nibblet £440 , on Dion £240, how does that work? same engine size etc.

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    babydriver got a reaction from Rocket88 in XM - not the big red light of doom but what is it?   
    A Bullshit alarm, The wife has had some girlie friends in the car talking about expensive handbags and how to convince hubby it was 10p in a charity shop.
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    babydriver got a reaction from Supernaut in Out with the old in with the new.   
    'Nibblet' my silver chariot has given me 2/3 years of sterling service, she has been used and abused and still after 40k miles the cambelt lottery is still ongoing, she has been used to haul pallets and wood for the stove but as she needs a lot of work doing it was cheaper to get another. Now I have never bought the same car twice in my life so this goes to show how happy I am with the trusty Megane.
    She is still mot'd till December but has the exhaust blowing, the pads are replaced but they grind for the first few miles until they settle in place, the cam belt needs doing, she loses a bit of water over a month or two, clutch is at end of life but not slipping yet so is really the perfect car for this website!
     


     
    As we are going to Cornwall for the 30th time a replacement had to be found and I came across Dion (I know, I'm a sad bastard). It was the same price as the parts for 'Nibblet'  and a years AA membership.
    Sorry no collection photies as I had to pick her up quickly before the wife changed her mind on me having it.

     
    I have always wanted a convertible car, and u know how it is, marriage, babies = sensible car, so now I am on my second midlife crises I have treated myself.
    The lady who sold it had just had the front brakes replaced, full service, 4 new tyres and a cambelt and water pump change along with a full mot, It was her 'Baby' and was upset to sell it but hubby came home with a new Peugeot 307 as a company car so it made sense to let the Megane go. I managed to get it for £600, the money she had just spent!
     
    So for the first time I have gone decimal on the registration plates! Insurance o Nibblet £440 , on Dion £240, how does that work? same engine size etc.

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    babydriver got a reaction from Bren in Out with the old in with the new.   
    'Nibblet' my silver chariot has given me 2/3 years of sterling service, she has been used and abused and still after 40k miles the cambelt lottery is still ongoing, she has been used to haul pallets and wood for the stove but as she needs a lot of work doing it was cheaper to get another. Now I have never bought the same car twice in my life so this goes to show how happy I am with the trusty Megane.
    She is still mot'd till December but has the exhaust blowing, the pads are replaced but they grind for the first few miles until they settle in place, the cam belt needs doing, she loses a bit of water over a month or two, clutch is at end of life but not slipping yet so is really the perfect car for this website!
     


     
    As we are going to Cornwall for the 30th time a replacement had to be found and I came across Dion (I know, I'm a sad bastard). It was the same price as the parts for 'Nibblet'  and a years AA membership.
    Sorry no collection photies as I had to pick her up quickly before the wife changed her mind on me having it.

     
    I have always wanted a convertible car, and u know how it is, marriage, babies = sensible car, so now I am on my second midlife crises I have treated myself.
    The lady who sold it had just had the front brakes replaced, full service, 4 new tyres and a cambelt and water pump change along with a full mot, It was her 'Baby' and was upset to sell it but hubby came home with a new Peugeot 307 as a company car so it made sense to let the Megane go. I managed to get it for £600, the money she had just spent!
     
    So for the first time I have gone decimal on the registration plates! Insurance o Nibblet £440 , on Dion £240, how does that work? same engine size etc.

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    babydriver got a reaction from stephen01 in An absolute shitload of workshop manuals   
    Looks like the wife will have to go!
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    babydriver got a reaction from Bstardchild in Wet Cabbage :(   
    It's the five years of paying for a new car that I don't like as well as the "you must have it serviced to validate the warrantee"
    My Megane cost me £300 to buy 2 years ago its not had an oil change in over 30k miles and has never failed to proceed once, waiting for the cam belt lotto so I can have an excuse to replace it, all for less than a service on a Focus.
    If It breaks down, I'll just lob the keys in a river and go get another one, not even covered by the AA, God I'm tight!!.
     
    Some one left a big dent in my door with their BINI, wife was like WTF, I was like his cars newer, he's the one who will be sobbing.
     
    Only HP I had was on a Mk3 Cortina in 1980. cost more to keep the bugger on the road than I could afford so it got repo'd. Never again.
     
    Cars are like phones to me now, Pay as you go. Must be an age thing.
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    babydriver got a reaction from rantingYoof in Wet Cabbage :(   
    It's the five years of paying for a new car that I don't like as well as the "you must have it serviced to validate the warrantee"
    My Megane cost me £300 to buy 2 years ago its not had an oil change in over 30k miles and has never failed to proceed once, waiting for the cam belt lotto so I can have an excuse to replace it, all for less than a service on a Focus.
    If It breaks down, I'll just lob the keys in a river and go get another one, not even covered by the AA, God I'm tight!!.
     
    Some one left a big dent in my door with their BINI, wife was like WTF, I was like his cars newer, he's the one who will be sobbing.
     
    Only HP I had was on a Mk3 Cortina in 1980. cost more to keep the bugger on the road than I could afford so it got repo'd. Never again.
     
    Cars are like phones to me now, Pay as you go. Must be an age thing.
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    babydriver got a reaction from Bamboocarman in Wet Cabbage :(   
    It's the five years of paying for a new car that I don't like as well as the "you must have it serviced to validate the warrantee"
    My Megane cost me £300 to buy 2 years ago its not had an oil change in over 30k miles and has never failed to proceed once, waiting for the cam belt lotto so I can have an excuse to replace it, all for less than a service on a Focus.
    If It breaks down, I'll just lob the keys in a river and go get another one, not even covered by the AA, God I'm tight!!.
     
    Some one left a big dent in my door with their BINI, wife was like WTF, I was like his cars newer, he's the one who will be sobbing.
     
    Only HP I had was on a Mk3 Cortina in 1980. cost more to keep the bugger on the road than I could afford so it got repo'd. Never again.
     
    Cars are like phones to me now, Pay as you go. Must be an age thing.
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    babydriver got a reaction from Joloke in Wet Cabbage :(   
    It's the five years of paying for a new car that I don't like as well as the "you must have it serviced to validate the warrantee"
    My Megane cost me £300 to buy 2 years ago its not had an oil change in over 30k miles and has never failed to proceed once, waiting for the cam belt lotto so I can have an excuse to replace it, all for less than a service on a Focus.
    If It breaks down, I'll just lob the keys in a river and go get another one, not even covered by the AA, God I'm tight!!.
     
    Some one left a big dent in my door with their BINI, wife was like WTF, I was like his cars newer, he's the one who will be sobbing.
     
    Only HP I had was on a Mk3 Cortina in 1980. cost more to keep the bugger on the road than I could afford so it got repo'd. Never again.
     
    Cars are like phones to me now, Pay as you go. Must be an age thing.
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    babydriver reacted to Joloke in Wet Cabbage :(   
    Pooo

    Stinky!

     
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    babydriver got a reaction from Junkman in The Happy Christmas Thread   
    HO HO FUCKING HO!
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    babydriver got a reaction from fred in The Happy Christmas Thread   
    HO HO FUCKING HO!
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    babydriver got a reaction from STUNO in The Happy Christmas Thread   
    HO HO FUCKING HO!
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    babydriver got a reaction from sierraman in M'coli's Mingebag Motorway Mile-munching quest - in-car camping considered!   
    Don't like the sound of a camper stove in a car environment, do they not give off co2?
    Safety first young man and what about piss heads coming out the pubs and banging on the roof or windows for a laugh?
     
    Bed is more saferer!
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    babydriver got a reaction from Nyphur in M'coli's Mingebag Motorway Mile-munching quest - in-car camping considered!   
    Mid winter, sleep in car, are you crazy?
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