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  1. that mk1 golf - brilliant! i would love to get that road legal and drive with it as-is - apart from the plastic wheeltrim its perfect! Also just noticed it's a very rare "GX" run out model - shame someone in the 80's has added a plastic sunroof but it kind of suits the car.... Just noticed it's just along the road from me in edinburgh and currently only at £160.....must not bid,must not bid,must not bid!!
  2. Well finally got insured - I did try getting insured with arnold clark (i have the dubious pleasure of being employed by them!) thinking that I would get a decent price being an employee but nope - anyway go compare came up trumps with a policy for £149.40 for the year - thanks for all the help! And thinking of the golf I REALLY must get it on an agreed value policy - it is up for renewal in march so time to start shopping around - think footman james as some of you suggested might be worth a try - especially if they can do agreed value...
  3. thanks - lot of good suggestions here - the golf should really be on a classic policy with agreed value - my insurance is up for renewal at the start of march so will probably go with a different insurer them - it has only covered 51000 miles so using it every day through the winter is doing it no favors plus it is racking up the miles - was only 36000 miles when I first got it two and a half years ago! It is strange that comprehensive is cheaper - the audi isn't really worth much - three years ago it was rear ended whilst parked up - that pretty much wrote it off there and then - the other ve
  4. Ok here is the story - I currently have my trusty mk2 golf gti which I am using as my daily but I have been given back my old 1990 audi 80 td from a friend who was using it for the last couple of years so the plan is/was to start using the audi as my winter "hack" and keep the golf off the road during the winter. Unfortunately it has hit a snag via insurance - I am insured on the golf with the AA so thought i would see what they could do for me with an additional policy for the audi - there were a few problems which surfaced when I called them... 1. they only do fully comprehensive policies
  5. I don't normally bother with eBay useless descriptions of cars but that one for the purple mk1 golf really boils my piss - advertised as a "campaign" model which it maybe was - once - but as it stands all the features the campaign had are missing! pirelli wheels, leather steering wheel, twin fog lamp grille, etc. Obv as a mk1 golf it will still go for huge coin to someone who dreams of the car it once was - good luck finding all the bits to resurrect it!
  6. There is a kit available from vw to fix this very thing - if I remember correctly it was about £20 per side - comes with a new paddle, spring and ring - means you can still use your existing key as well - a bit fiddly to fit (having three hands to do it is a help!) but it's dooable with a vice to hold the handle/key - used to sell loads of these about 10 years ago (god I feel old now!)
  7. Re: that Golf Rallye - I had one of these for over five years - sold it in late 2005 - good fun (once you got used to LHD!) but not really that quick - only got £4000 when I sold it to a guy from wales - saw it up for sale a year later £7500! Here's mine...
  8. Bloody hell they don't hang about! looks like it's still running - in one of the pics of the dash its idling - at the time of the accident I didn't open the bonnet - looking at how badly the front end is mangled i'm sort of glad I didn't......the lower front panel is/was touching the fan on the alternator! The car does have a "secret" immobiliser in the shape of a second heated rear window switch - it kills the feed to the coil - I'm just imagining the hilarity the day the new owner is driving and notices it - then switches it off - along with the engine.........! I do notice they state on the
  9. Well to be honest it does seem like a lot for a smashed 33 year old car - I was expecting nearer £500 but to be perfectly honest it would be a lot of work to bring the jetta back from the dead anyway - lack of time and money would have eventually have seen it broken for spares and I would have hated to do that myself seeing all my work over the years trying to make it a good example gone to pot - hopefully someone out there will snap it up and either restore it to it's former glory or break it to keep other old cars on the road - a shame either way! As for the gti that will become my new "dai
  10. Update time - Well I finally heard back from the insurance about how much it would cost to buy back the jetta - £1433! plus they stated to re-insure it would require an engineers report IF i managed to repair it and get it back ready for the road - needless to say i'm out....it's a shame that things had to end this way for it but anybody interested should keep an eye out on the copart website as i'm sure that it will appear on there one day.....still a good car mechanically and with a bit of repairing would be a decent example again. The only good thing to come out of this(if losing a car is
  11. It's been getting work done recently to get it back to life - new brakes and rear calipers plus a load of other work - should have a fresh mot when I get it - it's currently in our stirling branch so if/when I say yes it will be brought down to bathgate for me - this of course needs to happen before Arnold takes over at the end of the month of course.... As for the scirocco the plan is to get it mot'ed and ready for the road - does run and everything works - except for the rad fan which looks like a faulty switch - so this will be sold to recoup some money plus much as I would like to keep it
  12. Yes It could count against me but I think regardless of what happens in an accident even if it is not your fault they still consider you "higher risk" - this happened to my other half - hers went up even though her accident was a simple low speed shunt - anyway it looks like I would be daft not to so will be giving my yay or nay tomorrow morning - to be honest I think it will be yay....anybody want to buy a low mileage scirocco??
  13. Another update - my insurance co has just been on the phone with the a value of £3700! basically all I have to do is agree via return e-mail then the amount will be bacs into my account directly - I forgot to ask about buying the jetta back though - I will later on when I reply. The scirocco I don't really want as such - at least not as much as I would like the golf but like you say anything 80's is rocketing in value lately - I'm sure I could find it a good home - even if it is a 1.6 auto it goes ok - needs a bit of fettling and a service but could make someone a nice daily driver or show ca
  14. Well I still have to wait for the other parties insurer to agree that this is ok - probably why zenith, my insurer uses an independent engineer to get valuations - leaves no leeway for the other company to argue! Like you've said £3500 is not too bad - obviously it doesn't get my car back but I could still negotiate it's return (and possible breakage) to get some more out of it plus if/when I get some compensation for other items (doctor/dentist) plus loss of use then this should help - which brings me to the scirocco, today I was offered it as part of a "package deal" with this:- a very l
  15. Another update - Heard from the independent motor engineers yesterday afternoon - they've been and inspected the car and valued it at.....wait for it.....£3500! The guy was really impressed with it's overall condition and remarked of the valuation that these cars have shot up in value over the last couple of years - he also said if my drivers seat backrest hadn't been as worn (I was working on making a replacement seat cover just never got round to it!) the car would have been worth nearer £4000. Obviously this wont get my car back fixed but I am fairly happy with the amount - really thought
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