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  1. I've broken my addiction, I have 2 cars now and have owned both for just shy of three years.

    There was a golden time pre Covid were you could buy a properly nice old motor for under a grand. I was changing cars every month at one point. Numerous Saabs, Mercs, BMW's, Audis etc. They appeared on here almost constantly, it was brilliant.

    I really wish I'd kept some of them now¬†ūüėā

    I still get tempted from time to time but 2 really is the maximum I'm comfortable with owning at once. Untill something catastrophically $$$  kills either of them off I'll keep them going.



  2. Renewal for my Saab came in during the week, it's much the same as it was last year, 300 odd something.

    My CRV though, DA FUQ. It's almost fucking doubled ! I can't get a quote under £700 on the comparison sites. Absolutely fuck all has changed apart from an extra year of no claims.

    Going to have to try some of the insurers not on them directly and hope for the best.

  3. 11 hours ago, wuvvum said:

    Last night I did my first buy of 2024.  It's pretty dismal.


    2007 Zafira B 1.6 Life.  It's basic, gutless, has three weeks' MOT, at least one knocking ball joint and the start of a noisy wheel bearing.  It also needs a thermostat as the heater is shite.  However it was basically scrap money, and it's got plenty of room in the back with all the seats down so it's going to be used as overflow storage for now until I decide what to do with it.

    I thought all of these would have burst into giant balls of flames by now

  4. On 14/12/2023 at 10:00, Split_Pin said:

    2 years ago today I collected this and its never put a foot wrong. That's 2 years motoring for less than 1 months payment on a financed BMW or Audi. Likely double the driving enjoyment too!

    When I brought it home in the evening:FB_IMG_1702547750023.thumb.jpg.206356f223354562294f8969ed7a2ea1.jpg

    ..and now




  5. In: fuck all 

    Out: fuck all

    I've done it, I've actually done it :common007:

    Two and a half years with the Honda and just ticked over two years with the Saab this week. 

    Looking for something to replace the CRV long term but in no rush, will wait for something good to come along as it's a brilliant motor despite it's outrageous thirst and non ulez status. 

    Saab has been great too, I'd maybe replace it if a top spec Aero came about, but I'm pretty happy with it. The 600 odd quid a year tax is it's only downside. 

    I hope Santa brings me a for sale section filled with luxury* auto petrol ulez compliant saloons in 2024



  6. 10 hours ago, Mrcento said:

    Think it depends on the marque/brand/specific dealership and its possible clientele.

    Walk into an Audi or Merc dealer, they don't tend to be all over you. They might ask (eventually) if they can be any help, but will usually leave you alone and say 'Well if there's anything i can do, let me know'. Low pressure sales.

    Walk into an Arnold Clarks selling Fiats and the salesman will be on you in a matter of second trying to 'match' you to a car. Fuck off,

    There's an AC down the road from me and i used to occasionally pop in for a look (i was considering buying something at one point) and i could barely get my foot in the lot before somebody was pestering me and wanting to talk finance packages. Which was mega off putting.

    The last time I bought a modern car,¬† I went round a few Arnold Clarks after they'd closed for the night so I wouldn't get hounded by salesmen¬†ūüėā¬†I can't stand it.

    Seen one we liked then came back the next day. As you say walk into one and they're over you like a rash 

  7. On 9/8/2023 at 5:25 PM, Jazoli said:

    Just buy a 3.5mm Bluetooth adapter

    Aux Bluetooth V5.1 Receiver Car - SOOMFON Wireless Car Bluetooth Aux Adapter Support Handsfree Call, Music Streaming Bluetooth Aux Adapter for Car, Home Stereo (Silver) https://amzn.eu/d/c31oIiT

    I have them in a couple of cars and they just work.

    +1 for one of these. I have one in my Saab,  powered constantly via the 12v socket  & all hidden away in the arm rest. Cracking wee invention 

  8. 5 hours ago, Split_Pin said:

    Oil change for the Cav. Its only done a few hundred miles since the last one but its due on time.


    ..and done, very easy on this car.


    I've been enjoying using it for a bit since I came back from holiday.

    The Saab will be for sale once I find a suitable replacement. 

    PM me babez at the correct time x

  9. 58 minutes ago, Split_Pin said:

    This thing is being a git now.


    Heater blower packed up last week, all fixed now and yesterday the ABS and traction Control light came on. Normally it goes away next time the car is started but its on permanently now. Going to find someone with Tech 2 who can tell me which wheel sensor it is, as I think that's where the problem is.

    After getting it welded and me replacing the heater blower, it's giving me the impression it doesn't want to car anymore!

    Same thing happened to mine last month, was the ABS sensor. Helpfully you can't just replace the sensor, it's all part of the hub assembly. Pain in the arse! 

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