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  1. A Volvo that isn't in Scotland? Is that even legal? https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202206026423982
  2. British styling. Japanese engineering. Swiss cheese wheelarches. Actually looks a pretty decent proposition for the money. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202206126715158
  3. OK so it's rough as arseholes, has previously been a Cat C, and is probably overpriced. Buuuuuut.... you can drive around pretending you won Family Fortunes in the late 90s, and can you really put a price on that? https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202206136754941
  4. I was fortunate to come into a bit of money a couple of years back. After I'd cleaned it up, I used it to buy a nearly-new (well, 2 and a bit years old at the time) Fabia. Had it 2 years now, and the only time I've had to lift the bonnet was to jump start my MX5. I don't do my own servicing on it unlike the others, I just have it done at MOT time. I'm not sure I'd want to be paying £££/month for it, but as a one-off purchase I don't regret it at all - much as I love my shite, some days I really can't be arsed with 'character' or 'foibles'. I just want to get in and go somewhere, and the Fabia is perfect for that. So yeah, I don't buy into the "Modern cars are shit" narrative, but I'm definitely a proponent of purchasing rather than financing, whether it's a budget banger or nearly new. Some people at work say I'm behind the times in that regard, and regularly remind me that they all get shiny new cars every 3 years. I don't really care if I'm honest, I plan to run this one until it becomes unsustainable to run an ICE car.
  5. Leggy R8 derv, anyone? https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202205306312536
  6. In the current climate of weirdness, my modern is currently valued at £800 more than I paid (outright, not finance) for it 2 years ago...! Of course, I realise that this is a blip and this won't always be the case.
  7. Pre-facelift Xsara. Always had a weird fondness for these. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202205266187905
  8. Do you want the drudgery of an Almera, with none of the hatchback practicality? Step this way sir. I might be out of touch with the market, but I'd be wanting an MOT for a grand. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202205215963435
  9. Totally not a mildly rehashed Fiesta, honest guv. Seems rough as arseholes, but a very moderately interesting little curio nonetheless. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202205205917935
  10. Have we had this one yet? Leggy Avensis with what appears to be a pleasingly blue dash. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202205205930575
  11. Decided to pay the laguna a visit today, and start poking at some of those bubbles on the sill. It went about as well as you'd expect... many bran flakes, and many large holes as a result..! Front of o/s sill: Rears of both sills (after initial cutting) : Resulting in lots of these: Just as I was dialling up cartakeback to come and bale it, my friend rocked up, the same friend who did the welding on the MX-5. He reckons it's all fixable and looks worse than it is... I'm sceptical but I trust him, so I'll be ordering panels (which amazingly are still available!) and he'll be helping me get it sorted. By which I mean he'll be welding and I'll be holding his mug of tea. Is it worth it? Probably not. But, this is AS and this is the kind of nonsense we do...
  12. If you need to ask the question, you already know the answer. GIB.
  13. Lovely-looking 800 Coupe, with a V6 to boot. Less lovely-looking is the MOT fail sheet... https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/735454097882292
  14. Saab. Off the road for a decade, what could possibly go wrong? https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/733123104484158
  15. No MOT, and it'll need some metalwork for its next one... but it's povvo spec and metallic beige, what more do you need? https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/468287005052789
  16. Now being flipped on that there eBay, and attracting significantly stronger money than it was up for on Marketplace. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/134120803183
  17. Have we had this one yet? Always liked the look of these, and it's quite unusual to see one with a manual box - most I've seen for sale have been autos. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202204275073831
  18. Just ran a cartakeback quote for it... looks like you'd make a profit if it turned out to be unsaveable. Assuming you didn't spend mega bucks having it transported of course.
  19. Following on from the "shite convertibles" thread... here's a floppytop Punto, with distinctly non-recent-looking photos, a b0rked roof and no cat. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202205115587856
  20. Slightly frilly Clio, with standard "not a single shot with the entire car in frame" photography. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1691703531194500/
  21. Just in case a Metro wasn't quite grim enough, here's a diesel one. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/515738453586052 If I had the room, absolutely would.
  22. The big cat of financial suicide.
  23. Matiz, with a higher tide mark than the Moskva. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1735821360087628
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