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  1. Well my mission to make space on my drive continues. Today I sold my trailer. I wish selling cars was so easy. Put on facebook marketplace and gumtree about 10pm last night, 1st reply 10am today saying he was coming to get it. I thought righto, heres the 1st timewaster. Nope! He was here by 12, asked 200 off the price, I counter offered split the difference, he handed over the cash, hooked it onto his car and left. It was priced at a fair price compared to similar trailers I've seen recently, I wish cars were that easily sold! I have one more car sized item to get rid of out of my sight and that is my sons wrecked 107. It's been sitting at mine for months, the gearbox been out and new clutch fitted, it needs new discs and pads fitted, the battery tray and battery refitted then gone. He is not showing any interest in it, ive just done a car take back on it and offered £401 for it as is. I'm very close to accepting that and getting rid. Otherwise I will finish it off and sell it, but that's hassle. May take the easy option. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  2. When I was at Hays of Huntly in 2004 our oldest was an old duple with Ford mechanics. It was 1977 registered and was fondly referred to as old Henry. It was a bugger to drive, there was gears in there somewhere. I was the only one who didn't moan about driving it so got it most of the time for my school run. Sent from my SM-A125F using Tapatalk
  3. I like the 3 spokes on that car. Would that be the factory alloys for a 323? Nice job getting the grot cut out. Sent from my SM-A125F using Tapatalk
  4. Theres not much wrong with the 1.6 tdi. I've had two seat Leon's and a vw caddy, the daughter a leon also the 1.6tdi. 1st leon written off, second one now a pizza delivery car now at 110k, I sold it at 72k it's not been serviced since and gets thrashed and had more hits than the Beatles but still driving well. No breakdowns or problems with any of them, although my current caddy is a bit flat under 2000 revs, which a remap has helped but not cured. It's done 124k though and is 100% reliable. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  5. When we had 1st child I had a 3door astra and wanted a 5 door car, thought I fancied an escort. One at local place, went for a test drive, it drove ok for its 3 years old and 42000 miles. Found the service book which was stamped right up to a matter of weeks before, at 96000! It was due its first test so I suppose the service book got lost before it got tested and sold. The other local place had two escorts, a red a reg and a blue b reg, just 2 months difference in age, similar miles, both service books present and seemed genuine, £200 difference in price. I bought the red one after a test drive. It turned out that above 60mph the thing was near impossible to steer. Went back to garage they said it was because of the remould on the front. Two new tyres later, which I paid for it was as bad. I said right take it back and I'll give you the 200 extra and I'll have the blue one which they still had. He said no, give me a grand and the red one and you can get the blue. I didn't do that. By this time the reg document arrived, found the previous owners phone number and called him. The last time he saw the car it had a tree embedded in the passengers side and he was surprised it was back on the road. So it got traded in elsewhere for a b reg cavalier, which is what I should in the first place as I was a vauxhall fan boy then! Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  6. Surely only a tight git would buy these Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  7. You must be madder than I am! I delivered my 205 from Macduff to Sunderland a few weeks ago. That must have been a walk in the park at 275 miles there. I came back with an empty trailer as I was on a mission to make space. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  8. I had a 1994 nissan serena people carrier which was basically one of these vans. It was a 1.6 petrol and took all types of abuse including towing a giant size elddis crusader superstorm twin axle caravan whilst loaded with me, wife, mother in law and 3 kids. I actually thought it was a great vehicle. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  9. Have you a pic or link? I've somehow managed to lose one of my 16" seat leon alloys, looking for one the same to put onto my caddy. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  10. The 205 is gone to a new home, where it is going to be restored properly. It was 570 miles of driving for me, towing the trailer with the yeti. It, and me coped well with the journey, used £160 worth of diesel. The caddy is running well, it has a new timing belt on it and been remapped. I haven't done a mpg check yet, but it certainly feels a bit happier, although it still feels a bit of turbo lag under 2000 revs. In other car news my daughter has upgraded her car. I did ask why she felt the need to change, her car was a 2015 seat leon 1.6tdi estate which had done under 50k, looked after and really good condition, when she bought it she was doing 20k a year, but changed her job soon after that and only did 25k in 4 years! She has gone for another leon estate, a 2019 1.5tsi petrol. It's a nicer trim then the 2015 car was, being the fr rather than base. I emptied my playing with cars budget to help her with the extortionate cost of buying said car, although it was over 2 grand less at a seat main dealer than any that arnold clark had, and as an approved used seat has 2 years servicing, mot and warranty. Arnold would have added on another grand for all that. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  11. I dislike the current trend of cars being black or white and every shade of grey/silver inbetween. Says the man with a white van and a white car haha. I would much rather they were a vibrant colour. One of the best colours I ever owned was an audi a4 in paradise green. Loved it and only sold it as it was auto and had a daughter wanting to learn to drive. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  12. The 205gti we bought 8 years ago was to be a forever car until it went missing. It's back here now but I will never be able to finish it. A deposit and delivery charge has been paid, and I'm tailoring it to Sunderland next wednesday. Its disappointing but it's better going somewhere where it's going to get sorted then used rather than rusting in peace in my garden 200 yards from the north sea. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  13. I had a pd130 bora on 260000 miles which was brilliant and I regret selling it. Best car I had had for a long time. Sent from my SM-A125F using Tapatalk
  14. I agree. And I'm only 200 yards from the fcuking sea! Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  15. I love that cavalier Zel. It's my perfect mk1. Best colour, best trim and good engine. Once you have it sorted I would be very interested in it if you decide to sell. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  16. With me being a bit pissed off just getting 42mpg out of my caddy van, when everyone else I know gets nearer 60 from their 1.6td vws I have put it into the garage for a carbon clean, remap and because theres no record of it being done a timing belt, waterpump and tensioner. That little lot will cost me in the region of £600. Ouch! My 42 mpg is mostly running from here to Aberdeen or Elgin, so usually a 80 mile return trip on single carriageway roads at 55 mph. This compares to the delivery one I drive when working which gets 45 or so on deliveries which is severely hard on it being stop start all the time. It feels much nippier than mine, its 2 years older, just turned 100k, mine has done 123k. They have the same heart both being the 1.6 TDI 102 hp. I'm hoping this improves mine both in low down pull and mpg. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  17. I'm jealous of those who claim 60mpg from their vag 1.6tdi. My Leon rarely said more than 45 on the trip computer, and my caddys last tank worked out at 42.4. It seems slower than the chippys one, both 1.6 102bhp, and its trip computer says 40 to 42. My caddy does not have a computer and is going in for a remap and timing belt to see if it improves any. The yeti, 2.0td 140 dsg says 40 to 42 on the computer. Never worked it out to see if its accurate. Sent from my SM-A125F using Tapatalk
  18. You need to take it for a real run Zel, and take it up for a photo shoot at your favourite place! Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  19. Probably only a few hundred. The car supermarket would have told him "sorry it's not worth anything, we will just have to scrap it so we will give you £100 as a goodwill gesture" Therfore the guy will think he is getting much better if he asks 250 and gets 200. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  20. This one. Sent from my SM-A125F using Tapatalk
  21. I was at a few citroen rallies a few years ago. I was at that location twice, must be about 8 or 9 years ago. The first time there I had a 07 daily c5 hdi in white, and the next time a well known xantia activa. I bought another xantia off citro Jim another time, and have also been to citroen events with a c4 vts, a pug 205, and a fiesta van which I left outside lol Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  22. I love this. I had a two astras back in the day then went on to Cavaliers. I keep my eyes open and if a well sorted mk1 astra, or mk1 or 2 cavalier became available at a decent price it would interest me. I had a 1300gl 5 door then a 1.6 sr 3 door. The arrival of the second child saw the 3 door getting changed for a mk2 cavalier 1.6 gl. I had a mk1 cavalier 2000 gls sportshatch previous to the astra days. That was back in the days when Vauxhall's were very highly regarded in this area. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  23. Mk1 Astras are still a good looking car. I loved the two I had back in the day. I think if I ever get a working modern classic again an astra would be high on the list of wants, followed by a mk1 cavalier or a mk2 pre facelift cav saloon. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  24. I've never really bothered too much over the years of what mpg my vehicles have done. They get ran down to under 1/4 tank then filled up when necessary. The only car I kept a fuel log on was a pug 107 solely used for my work delivering hot food. This was only kept to see if having a car just for that was cost effective. Over something like 26000 miles in a year and a half it averaged 48.5 mpg. I didn't think that was great, but I suppose for the use it got it was ok. I only know that it costs more now to top up than it did. I was in Aberdeen today in the yeti, it was just under 1/2 and I topped up as it's something like 12p a litre cheaper there, and it took £48 to fill it. The trip computer on it says it averages just over 40mpg long term. The caddy doesn't have a mpg computer, I worked out one tank, it was 49 mpg. I do tend to use it more. Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
  25. Just noticed I haven't said a word on my own vehicles for ages. Probably because I have nothing to say! The two moderns, yeti and caddy, just start when needed and drive with no problems, and the yeti does about 42 mpg and the caddy nearer 50, so in the present times it does more miles. I still have the 205gti sitting here, I have no motivation to do anything with it, so will probably do a full for sale ad soon. I have also acquired from my son a knackered, filthy, disgusting pug 107. It needs a clutch, is up on axle stands in my drive with the gearbag out. I honestly dont know whether to scrap it or put a clutch in and flog it. It's a 2012, done well over 100k, and not been looked after. It's only good point is it has genuine pug alloys with cracking tyres. It has been bumped, scratched, the boot is leaking and its mouldy, it's been sticker bombed with some of them removed leaving it looking like the pile of shite it is. I have had covid, it was not serious, just a cold for a couple of days, but my motivation which was not great anyway has disappeared totally. I am hoping now that is passed and I'm a bit stronger again, and the weather is improving to get the caddy insulated and lined and interior lighting put in. I have been quoted over a grand for this to get done professionally, the parts needed just over 200 with the rest labour and vat. I shall attempt this myself. If I get the 205 gone, to be honest I'm never going to do it, and the 107 gone whichever way seems best I will be a bit happier, because of them I have to park one modern on the street, which is congested and narrow and I have had a motor scratched out there. It was the hilux, which as you all remember was pre scratched anyway. However it did knock a little more off when I sold it. A mate bought it and he sold it on, but it's never been taxed and the mot is now out so I've no idea what happened to it. Probably exported as I did have enquiries from Africa when I advertised it, but took the easy offer and cash in the bank with no problems. Once I get the space on the drive back I wouldnt mind something small and fast just for fun, but not a project. Number 1 for the bonus ball on wednesday would do. A puma 1.7 would fit the bill nicely lol Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
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