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  1. Ford's Merseyside investment to secure 500 UK jobs - BBC News Positive UK car factory news. But I thought JLR inherited Halewood, unless Ford got to keep part of it?
  2. Just Googled - who knew Mitsi had a go in the Renault/GM Trafic rebadging experiment?
  3. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203643406597?hash=item2f6a17c905:g:kxwAAOSwYT1hYRpv Could be an import registration error or could be legit - wiki says these were made until 2013 (!!) and the odd bumper and lights may be a more recent variant.
  4. Possible contender for last EU market car to have the engine the wrong way round.
  5. This must handle well*... Acclaim with 1,000 hp Honda VTEC turbo conversion according to the 15 year old owner who needs to work on his photography skills. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/165115416239?hash=item2671a54eaf:g:4EsAAOSwtzphX2IQ No m8 pretty sure that's your job.
  6. Dog for sale. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324822450208?hash=item4ba0ed4020:g:7IcAAOSwwAhhYI~K
  7. Reminds me of Renault's VE10 and VE20 concepts, which ultimately became the Magnum. Electronic shifting.
  8. I bought a Kawasaki ER5 as a first bike in similar circumstances in 2013. £900 bought me a FSH, 38k, garaged since new bike which was fantastic. It only let me down once when I broke it myself - but despite this I conducted my first ever carb repair in the garden and it fired up first time afterwards. Build quality was good and if you like the feel, as I did, it's one of the last 'all metal' bikes that was made - nowadays chrome is replaced with plastic. I loved the classic round headlight look. It has more than enough power for any 'fun' scenario but if you wanted to do over 80 on the motorway it began to struggle. To demonstrate this I took my shit bike to the Alps: Gear I bought all second hand on ebay. I'm wearing about £200 of all second hand clothing there, and bags were cheap too. The helmet was the cheapest HJC I could buy from the local bike shop but it was really good - although I can see why you'd spend more (sun visor, better ratchet would have been handy). Anyway, I would 100% recommend an ER5. They look cool, make a brilliant sound (aftermarket exhausts sound shit though), have six gears, are easy to ride and I got 70+ mpg from mine. 150 miles on a tank was normal.
  9. Seller looks legit, imagine having to write this on the returns label
  10. Meeting an internet lady this afternoon... definitely grinning... and turns out she lives down chod avenue!
  11. That also sounds ambitious to me. I seem to remember the Maestro & Montego could do the best part of 60 mpg but they had DI engines and were flyweights. I also suspect 'real world' mpg figures were surprisingly good back then was that as vehicles were underpowered back then compared to 'moderns' they couldn't be driven so wastefully and inefficiently as everybody seems to now where the right foot is either 'on' or 'off'.
  12. I want that just to reg-match my old one...
  13. Anyone know what the 'Iveco Acco' is?
  14. I know where I've seen that before
  15. Nobody will be buying at this price point but I do love the decals on this. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/353686935120?hash=item5259625650:g:7FkAAOSwGi9hM2u1
  16. In Bulgaria not even Google can escape the police... https://www.google.com/maps/@41.5252096,26.1154807,3a,22.3y,100.32h,81.42t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1si6zpXL59p5OeXgfofbhKXw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  17. Never seen one looking like this before, thought us Europeans were getting forward control variants by 2004. Speedo though is in the telltale import kms https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/334161388817?hash=item4dcd922511:g:Dp0AAOSwRtxhUG-k
  18. Ambitious pricing but father_WSE still says his 21 was the best car he ever owned. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154619133381?hash=item240004bdc5:g:yikAAOSwxJBhSN2i
  19. Where's the door handle on a Renault Magnum?
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