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    Cheap MOTs

    Cheap MOT's are a false economy as previously mentioned, unless you are good mates with the tester and trust them, and even then it's a recipe for falling out I would have thought! There are places around that only do MOT testing, no remedial works, like Central garage in Leeds, who actively will replace bulbs etc because it's a waste of their time you coming back for a retest - the £50 is well spent in saving all those jobs that didn't need paying for in the first place, and will be an advisory at worst if there is some concern I have never used a ministry centre, but I think they are the same, no vested interest in failing you for profit
  2. I passed my test in one of these, on the day my instructor turned up with a neck brace on and a headache as she'd been rear-ended with the pupil before me on a roundabout, so I didn't get my hour prep before hand, but luckily her husband who was also a driving instructor had an identical Corolla, so at least there was some continuity! Fond memories, but I have too many on the fleet for my wallet etc and so forth, so have a wee bump if that helps
  3. I wish I'd taken photos of them all, will have a dig around see what i can find since we moved house, had quite a few of the one's on display here, well the less expensive examples anyway very enjoyable thread this
  4. Just waved goodbye to the old barge, chodspeed brave shiters great to meet you
  5. Ahem, this cannot be correct, what about that renner 5 in (gunmetal?) grey? Also my Dodge 50
  6. Turns out mine won't let the top go down unless the load cover is in the cover position, which is probably sensible as I did have a ton of tools and such in the boot and would probably have wrecked the damn thing in short order Took me ages to work that out, honestly fried my brain
  7. If that is off a PS2 or an xbox, if you throw in a staffordshire bull terrier I'll swap you for a nice motor 2nite M8 Not totally sure I've got the hang of this selling cars bizniss
  8. I had the free one off Breadvan which was ace with the two litre engine, only got rid because it was a manual, now I have a much rougher automatic which I'm gradually sorting out, it's the 1.6 so not really as much beans, great fun cars and seemed good on the juice because very light - not a lot of room for humans in the back or luggage in the boot, but that's not why you buy one Good luck with the sale anyhow
  9. Please disperse back to your keyboards people, the P38 of global warming enhancement has been claimed, i will let the new owner tell the tale of collectioning when it occurs, will he brave the drive, or bang it on a trailer, tune in laterz to find out
  10. damn that was quick, already claimed for spears, no prizes for guessing by who
  11. Lucky for you good people there is a once in a shiter's lifetime opportunity to purchase a *fine example of the P38 model of your very own at an initially very affordable price from my good self (will require trailering and the sort of big bollocks ably demonstrated by the interpid adventurers on this thread) Please form an orderly cyber queue
  12. Not very helpful update - nice man at the local garage doesn't have a sniffer device for checking for OMGHGF, but he said in his professional opinion it's an oil burning smell mostly, and looks like it too - which doesn't rule much in or out However, at this juncture I want rid, it's not mint enough to warrant me paying someone to rip it apart and sort it out, and I'm not really up to the job myself etc and so on, so it really is up for SPEARS OR REAPERS, as it's FUCKED M8 A quick recap for the good and bad - the ugly - bit of rust on the tailgate which has opened up a ventilation opportunity, few blebs here and there commensurate with age - the pics of the purchase early on in this thread are pretty accurate still, missing a wheel centre cap, gaffer taped up sunroof which still leaks in when parked at a certain incline - suspect new sunroof cassette needed as doesn't seal at all well (water drips onto the centre console and kills the stereo if you don't put a teatowel over the affected area). Some speakers work, most don't, I wired in some household jobbies which did the trick. The sunroof motor whirrs but nowt happens, the manual overide does The exhaust is leaking around the middle bit - I know this from the recent smog storm revealing all quite spectacularly Interior is old and a bit worn but nowt terrible, just a part of the charm for me, including sagging headlining (TADTS) The good - gearbox, alternator, starter etc all worked great, wheels have good tyres and tread, most electrics work inc windows, mirrors, aircon holds gas but as per previous posts I have bodged a direct feed for when summer comes, currently unplugged, climate control works well, which is nice, gets up to temp very well and is toasty in the coldest conditions, unlike the heated seats which don't! I can't think offhand much else to add, it's an old P38, was working lovely until the weekend, going cheap I'd like to whip the new stereo out before the sale, probably got a replacement if anyone cares, otherwise come and give it a kick and chew the cud over the joys of Landrover ownership, looking for a fairly firm £400, not really into a swap but you never know, I like my big old barges, always automatic nowadays, and I was looking for a bit of a motorhome project but I do recognise an auto is a big ask here, so probably just dosh is on the cards
  13. I had the pleasure of picking this up with StrangeAngel when he purchased it from a lass in Darlington I think it was, very enjoyable trip out and it was a comfy drive back to Yorkshire, they are great cars these 205's, and the soft top is pure winning, glad it's being saved
  14. They do seem a bit brutal occasionally! I shall muster the courage, eventually
  15. Wow, you guys have big cahones, if you need a spares motah mine may well be available once I have properly diagnosed the giant smog cloud coming out of it's arse end this week, I have updated the For sale thread which I never bothered to change which has come full circle, probably Shiter's discount will apply
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