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  1. Due to a loss of income, and the requirement for modifications to the house for my deteriorating health I have sold my caddy. I have had to take a trade in, another vw, a touran 1.6tdi se from 2010. I wasnt really wanting a trade in, but got more for the caddy than I paid for it 19 months ago, and the touran is a good one. I dont know if I will keep it yet, although it will do what the caddy did, be a dog carrier to not worry about. It's done 167k but only 2 owners and the most comprehensive service history. It drives like 67k, not 167k. It has all the toys and it all works, and is shod with a full set of Goodyear efficient grips, which is a good sign, and cambelt/waterpump done at 60k and again at 132k, the invoice for that one present along with service and mot for over a grand! It lived in Sheffield all its life until the owner moved up here last year so shouldnt be rusty underneath. The Skoda I still have a year to pay yet, once the better weather comes it is going to get underneath it wire brushed, treated and under sealed. I think the advisories it got will devalue it significantly, so keeping it until it disintegrates or breaks. It will get looked after. The fast food shop I used to work for, who bought my previous seat leon 1.6tdi dsg, and had a caddy 1.6tdi, and a corsa combo has managed to break all 3 of them. Probably because they never service any vehicle, they class an mot as a service and it's all the vehicle needs. First to go was the 11 plate combo, bought at 70k, managed to keep going, just until 135k. Scrapped. Then the 12plate caddy, bought at 55k broke a conrad engine totalled just over 100k. It's now repaired with a breaker engine and is for sale. Near 50k of getting thrashed over less than 2 years with no servicing taking its toll. My old leon, sold to them just over 2 years ago with 72k and it was well serviced and mint condition has been thrashed, bashed, never serviced, never had dsg box serviced now near 140k has, surprise surprise totalled the gearbox, he has had a quote of 5 grand to replace it, the car is now worth scrap price but he is so stupid he will probably fix it for that then sell it when with the mileage and condition even sorted it's worth not much more!
  2. My yeti has cross climates on the front and kormoran on the back in 235/50x18. Have been on there for about 12000 mile and have approx 4 mm on the front and 7m on the back. It wont lose traction in the dry or wet, will in snow but it is 4wd. On cornering it will understeer before anything else dry or wet, in snow wants to go sideways with all 4 wheels. I cant really tell the difference in them.
  3. I'd do the NC500 in it, pissing off all the new shite up there!
  4. Gosh it's a while since I have posted on this thread. That's probably because I have had nothing to report! I have now though. Its 2 years since I bought the Yeti as my decent car. In that two years all it has cost is £45 for a clean MOT pass last year. The dashboard told me a couple of weeks ago it was due a service. The service interval is generally 20000 miles or 2 years. So as it hadn't had a penny spent on it in 2 years I thought I would treat it to a service at my local skoda dealer, which is a privately owned little garage with a good reputation. It failed the test on a broken spring and had 10 advisories. Most of the advisories are silly, and makes the car look like a rust bucket, at 9 years old, which it's not. Probably my usual trusted tester would have given it a clean pass once the spring was done, he may have advised on the rear discs, but they do not look bad to me. The result is that it just cost me over £600 for service and test! I am now officially skint! I am also pissed off at the car now being a fust bucket forever, and them quoting £276 for rear discs and pads.
  5. I had one of these a few years ago. I loved it but had to move it on due to me developing mobility problems and found it nearly impossible to get in or out of. Fast and decent handling, I smoked a golf gti on the motorway one day, and saw off many hot hatches locally. Well worth buying. My old one is on this forum with @FakeConcernalthough is not on the road just now. I would consider one again, for a toy, would be no use to me as a daily.
  6. For me it's a toss up between a mk1 astra, ot mk2 cavalier. I had 2 of each, nothing too fancy a 1.3gl then 1.6sr astra, then a 1.6gl and a 1.6l cavalier. Loved every one of them, never a breakdown and cheap to run, despite the abuse the astras got! The 1.3 astra was my second car and it followed a rusty hand me down allegro 1.1 which was my first car. There was no comparison really.
  7. No Sent from my SM-A125F using Tapatalk
  8. In my corner of scotland its "gee it neeps" Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  9. Theres never anything interesting to say about either of them. Which is good for me as it means both are working properly! Which then means I dont have to be fixing them, or paying someone else no I'm not so fit, every other week. The only spanner I've put on the caddy is a 10mm one last week changing the battery, and I've not put a spanner on the yeti in a year and a half. That's what I was hoping for when I bought it. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  10. Haven't updated this in months, but then I dont really have any shite cars here. I did a buyage though, a 2003 caravan, Lunar quasar pretty much a standard layout twin dinette 5 berth. Really clean and everything works. Bought for taking the grandkids away for trips and weekends. I also have had a couple solo trips. It now means the caddy is highly unlikely to get made into a mini camper. There is one problem with it in that there is a soft patch on the floor which is on the to do list to get seen to. Would a caravan that age qualify for caravanshite? Both the yeti and caddy are working as they should. The caddy got a new varta battery last week, the first time I have put a spanner on it in a year and 9000 miles. It also passed MOT today, a clean pass with no advisories. Proclaimed a good one by my trusted MOT man, who I have used for 40 years. I was debating selling it as my left leg doesn't work properly, and the clutch is sometimes a problem for me, but the yeti is auto for days my leg is bad, and I actually prefer driving the caddy, probably because it is manual. So, for now I think I will say it's a keeper (subject to change lol) Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  11. I think that jag needs the crusher and your lucky that you did not buy it. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  12. For a reliable, cheap to run car they cant be beaten in my opinion. It's just a pity they dont have enough comfort for me now, and are not capable of towing a caravan. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  13. A lot of people saying the allegro was not a rust bucket. Well my one was. It was a 1975 car which my uncle had from new, and I inherited it in 1981 as my 1st car when I was 18. It had been kept garages all its life. The front wings were rotten, the scuttle panel was rotten and the floor needed welding at 7 years old. However it was only a 1.1 base and was actually quite fun. The only breakdown I had was a broken differential caused by trying a rolling back burn out. I do have a soft spot for them. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  14. My worst is a toss up between a citroen c2 VR 1.6 sensodrive and a merc a class diesel CVT. The c2 had the most comprehensive service history I have ever seen, with bills and receipts for everything, one owner and about 80k covered. The gearbox was shit, slow, unresponsive and jerky, and shit itself in a few months costing over a grand to "fix" and it was as slow and jerky after that. Sold for a massive loss and I saw it for sale for £200 a few months later, with a fucked gearbox. The a class was a mistake buying it, there was defects when bought, and the CVT box was fucked. Sold to arnold clark on their +£500 promotion so I only lost a few hundred instead of scrapping it for £50 was all I got offered. I saw it for sale as a good runner a couple months later on a back st bomb site for £1500 lol Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  15. The cavalier is pretty much the exact cav I would love to own. I love these cars, I had a sportshatch and then a 4 door back in the day. Once you have this fettled into a fine example and are moving it on I would be very interested in it if its affordable for me. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  16. Theres only one thing to say about it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,its gone all French! Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  17. Yep. Just fill in the form online and you will get a price. They will then phone you to confirm and arrange pick up. Couldn't be easier! Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  18. I think the millesium is basically the same as the sportium, maybe without the tinted windows. That car was a good car, I used it for a while for takeaway deliveries, it was perfect for that. I thought it had vastly more than 105k on it. The body would actually be ok with the sticker bombs pulled off and properly cleaned. Both bumpers fucked though, the front subframe fucked and the last time I saw underneath it before its last mot the entire underside was rusty. The inside is all there but absolutely stinks and mouldy. I had a little laugh when I saw the projected retail price. My thoughts were get a clean base one and give it the sportiums identity............................. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  19. Well the 107 maybe is not going to be been cans. It's on copart whitburn auction site, auction running for 6 days. There is now a battery connected, and engine seems to be running with the eml on, and mileage showing 105k. I thought it was a lot more than that. I'm not registered with copart so cant put a watch on it. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  20. So as reported elsewhere sons 107 is off th copart. 12 plate, abused, lots of issues, millions of miles so took the easy option. That's me down to my two vag motors and a caravan. Caravan is available for hire, if anyone wanted it for up here in ne Scotland. Can be self tow or I can site it for you for fuel costs. Fuel costs might be £5236 the way things are going [emoji23][emoji23] Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  21. At the moment he is going about in an older, rustier golf TDI, with the pd130 which is modded to a bit more than 130. No wonder he wasnt interested in the 68bhp 107! Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  22. Daughters c1 is 2 years older, but only done about 50k and been looked after. It was looking a bit scabby cos it had lost its wheel trims and the wheels were rusty and needed 2 tyres. The 107 was a sportium so had alloys as standard and son had put two new uniroyals on just before it broke and the others weren't very old either. So daughters one now decently shod and looking better too. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  23. My sons abused, fucked 107 has been littering my drive for about 10 months. It was bought at 2 years old, it's a 12 plate. It's been thrashed, bashed generally bad used but serviced every 10k. It put a conrod through the engine, got re engined with a 13k ebay breaker engine, and a new clutch. He did about another 20k then clutch went. That's when it got abandoned at mine. He took the box out and fount the release bearing goosed. Replaced it, put box back in but never finished it. So it was left on axle stands needing clutch cable connected, battery tray, fuse box and battery replaced and wheels refitted. On the meantime mot expired. I'm not fit now to do these things myself so he got a 4 week warning 4 weeks ago, get it fixed or moved or I scrap it. His answer, I don't care do what you want. So I get son in law to have a look at it. Says it needs discs and pads, brake pipes, subframe welded, couple ball joints, driveshaft boot, prob back breaks too as well as the other stuff to get going. My daughter has a c1 needing two tyres so I told Dan to take shauns alloys and put on the rusty wheels bald tyres on the 107. Contacted a few scrappies and best offer was £50! Did a cartakeback quote, they offered £401 and they picked it up. So it's off to copart Edinburgh to get done whatever they will do for it. Be sold on a copart auction I expect or be stripped and bean tins I do feel a bit bad scrapping a 10 year old 107 though. Sent from my SM-A125F using Tapatalk
  24. My bet is she will not contact you again. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  25. The economical way of dragging a disco about is on the back of an AA truck after it has broken down (again) Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
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