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  1. One of my earliest memories as a child is wondering why my dad was stuffing newspaper into the wing of an Alfetta he was about to sell. Those were really beautiful cars, apart from the rust.
  2. Yes, with three cars: Mk1 Fiesta in Daytona Yellow. I did 40,000 miles in that car. It was a real giggle to drive, slow, and it broke down a lot. I sold it to someone who used it to ramraid an off-licence in Slough. MGB GT. I sold it to someone who said they'd do it up and subsequently sold it for bits. The Romahome, to Petrolize last week. Gutted about that. But yes, my priorities are changing and the prospect of keeping all of these vehicles is worrying long-term. Besides, I need to get more active. I'm going to ride bikes and move more while I still can.
  3. I have to say I don't get the historic MOT exemption idea. It places too much risk on the owner of the car. And people don't maintain things. My mate Dan used to drive a Beetle with a great big hole in the floorpan. We'd go on 100 mile outings, and you could see the M40 rushing underneath your feet. A hole nearly big enough to put your foot into. I bet there's loads of cars like that, or perhaps worse cars "repaired" with a sheet of steel and a gob of filler. Rules are good for stuff like this. They give vehicle owners a standard that they must adhere to in order to satisfy the law. At the moment, the onus is on them to decide what's legal.
  4. Tell me more about Smart Cars? I am completely unaware of them, apart from a friend who had one of the Roadsters. I remember the engine shat itself quite early even though he bought it new.
  5. Swift Sport is an interesting idea. @sporty-shite, very tempting but not quite my thing. Audis are much too good. The MX5 is a good shout too. I am still conditioned to think of those as being too expensive for me, although the direction of travel is pushing them that way.
  6. That is the best thing I have ever seen. Mrs667 would kill me if the car didn't. Probably worth it!
  7. Yes. Island Plastics were a boatbuilder who had a sideline in cars and caravans - their really iconic car was the Frogeye Sprite. They're still going. I wouldn't buy a new Romahome though. Their aftermarket support is awful - there are a lot of horror stories. Mine worked out OK though!
  8. That's a good question. I think it is the mini. I don't really care if it can beat other cars. I want one I can enjoy having a blast around on.
  9. Those are exactly what I am thinking about. The supercharger is particularly interesting.
  10. Ha! That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen! I quite like it, but it's a bit bigger than I fancied.
  11. Thank you, that is exactly what I am looking for. My old Corsa nearly put me off driving. So boring. Like a big, underpowered tank. It's the thing I like about the 107 - it feels flimsy.
  12. Hello I am selling my current hobby vehicle and already looking for the replacement. I fancy a car that is little, quick but doesn't look too boy racerish. I have to admit I really love my other half's new Puegeot 107. I like that size of car and it is very chuckable. It's just so sloooow. Reasonable parts availability - I am starting to run into that with my van. Gawd knows what cars cost at the minute - anything up to 4k, let's say. Any ideas, gang?
  13. Really sad to see it go. But it's time. This isn't really Autoshite money, so it's gone on a certain auction site. Something else interesting will get bought soon. But not another campervan. My days in those are over. You get so little for your money! 14 good and surprisingly trouble-free years though.
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