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  1. You have no gate latches, no container and a hole in the ground
  2. V6 00 AVA (spaced like that) on an Avantime.
  3. Not sure if you would get a reasonable S3 Bentley for £20k, but I take your point
  4. A big thumbs up to you. I wouldn't mind having a go at that.
  5. I'm sure before now he has had people thinking he was a pub
  6. It looks very swish in black.
  7. But are they a keeper of the car, or the keeper of a V5c?
  8. I will sit firmly on the fence. One size does not fit all. In the last thirteen years I have bought four new cars. All of them small hatchbacks. They have done the job. I did the sums with the first Fiat Panda on here, at the time I was doing about 25000 miles a year. I worked out the pence per mile over three years, I included everything, fuel, insurance, services, tyres, ved, and depreciation. It was cheaper than running my Volvo for the previous three years. In fact I could have thrown the Fiat away and still have saved money. (The Panda cost £6k and I got £3k for it at three year old). Yes the biggy was not depreciation but economy/fuel cost. When I first retired I had a couple of old Land Rovers. They were very needy and constantly needed parts replacing. I know on the one I spent more than £3k in parts in a year. I think the biggest saving is if you have the time, energy, facilities and competence to do work yourself. I don't anymore, unless it's very easy. My everyday Panda is coming up to two years old and will have done about 27000 miles (thanks Covid) other than services it hasn't needed anything yet. I also have the ZX diesel estate, that has done a couple of thousand miles in the last few months I did get the glow plugs and relay changed on it. Then there is the Alvis which costs £80 a month to sit in storage, it's been out once this year and has a couple of £100 worth of bits sat in it waiting to be fitted. I have forgotten the point I was trying to make, but as has been mentioned earlier: If nobody bought new cars there will eventually be a shortage of old ones
  9. The Rover was also used in The New Avengers. (Can't remember which way round but in one it was plated MOO and in the other MOC) Steed's XJ 12 coupe resurfaced a few years ago, sold for big money at auction and was being restored
  10. It seems to be a regular Facebook thing. I have been sticking a lot of stuff on marketplace in the last few weeks. I have had that message so many times on the most random items. I know it's a scam, but would love to have seen the FedEx courier try to go off with a baby grand piano under his arm
  11. I like that, shame no photo of it with the top up, so assume it looks awful. I wonder how much strengthening has gone in
  12. Hare transplant Went down to the storage to check on the Alvis. It was last out in February but started up fine. It came to me without a mascot, but with a bolt through the rad cap where it had previously been. I had fitted a temporary one (a Spaniel) but found this one on Ebay. I did get an original Alvis one, which was a bit too nice to use. this one is very similar, but probably not quite correct.
  13. When you say big logs, is the pup's poo getting that large?
  14. I'm just amazed that they can be so specific that it happened on that paving slab
  15. Getting some holy water to treat the holey bodywork.
  16. Does she require reinflating very often?
  17. I don't remember Prince Charles in Carry on Cabbie
  18. I bought a car off him years ago and thought he was OK. Yes he's a dealer in it to make money, but did answer my questions honestly.
  19. Apart from the inboard rear discs, doesn't the brake servo like to consume the fluid?
  20. They also are doing one with a wipe clean interior, the Dogger
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