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  1. I saved up takeaway delivery money from the 205 to get a house then an early Sierra for taxi work. Sold the 205 to make space for a van but can't find one for sale. Saw a cheap Metro (Β£250) and thought I could flip it to earn a few quid. Unfortunately it was only worth Β£180 so I wasn't allowed to sell it for more than Β£245 which seemed a bit odd. Enjoying it but slightly frustrated.
  2. Having had a MK3 Astra with 140k and driven Mk4 Astra and Vectra B with similar mileage all of which were hanging I can't imagine any of this generation getting above 300k without replacing most of the car
  3. I don't think the Transits front wheels are on the ground πŸ˜‚
  4. We had a Maxus minibus for a bit at my old job, it replaced 2 Convoys which sort of ended up getting me the job at the van hire. It was fitted with a tachograph which drained the battery in about 4 days so after jump starting it for about the 10th time I asked our local garage to remove it. They did and I drove it back 5 miles till I got to a 30 limit and glanced at the central speedo for the first time and realised it wasn't working. The garage couldn't fix it and neither could anybody else in the area. It ended up coming back from Leicester about 6 months later with the interior covered in mould. By this point I was self employed and earned a few quid sorting it out ready to carry students again.
  5. Ahhh heritage, the odo on my Freight Rover has done the same thing and shows something mental like 957000 which the MOT tester didn't notice (much like me when buying it) and wrote down as 95k. On the Sherpa it's because the barrels stick together, fuck knows what happens to the digital displays on the tinfoil terrors.
  6. That sounds sub optimal 😞 Good luck getting it home, at least it's a fairly comfortable car to sleep in if you have to.
  7. Round the back of Halfords in Hereford there used to be a rail overbridge with a 6' height restriction and a 6'6" width restriction. I used to work at Shark Motorcycles just by it and had to duck to walk under it. They removed the bridge deck about 10 years ago but the supporting walls are still there. I wouldn't try driving a van bigger than a Berlingo through. https://www.google.com/maps/@52.0668635,-2.7173227,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sjs41iimgleCKru2AR-ZwGQ!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3Djs41iimgleCKru2AR-ZwGQ%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D108.85986%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192
  8. Either that or you're doing it πŸ˜‚
  9. I've just bought the terraced house so went looking for a companion for my 1.1 205. I saw a Lada Riva for Β£195 in the classifieds and clicked on it for more information, then went back to see what I'd need for a taxi. Went to look at the Lada again and I had no time. That's when I spotted it was 119 miles away, whoops.
  10. It was working last time I checked, code should be in the handbook pack in the top glovebox. So glad you bought this 😊
  11. It's a nuisance but I think you might be over reacting. It will eventually cause damage to the building so it's in the interests of your landlord to sort it out but I imagine the water is gone fairly quickly? Did it get above tyre level? I used to have problems at the college I worked at during heavy downpours like that. Due to some terrible roof design the water would end up inside the wall and pour into the fire alarm system. I did need to get that sorted out but it made me aware that storms like that only happen around once a year.
  12. Toyota Proace City Verso Or as Partridge would say "the Japanese Berlingo"
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