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It is car shopping eve. I've done the important research, namely look at past live collection capers. And found a suitable car (here's hoping I do/don't win the Gallant steed roffle) I have a lift in a shittier car than one to be viewed sorted, a rendezvous with the seller (not autoshite member I don't think) Buy criteria: If it's not a total shitbox and if I think it will get me to where I need to be for the next week or so while my BMW is being fettled with then it will be a buy. Live collection caper criteria as laid out by @Jim Bell on a previous collection caper: "Collection thread tick list. Breakfast pic Car pic Petrol station pic Woolard pic (And for bonus points) Pic of a dog A pic of a car worse than the one you're collecting. " I also believe a poo count is normally required. Does that requirement also include photo of results? I will be travelling with a dog more than likely in a shit car. Not sure what a woolard is to take a pic though. This thread will have the added live excitement that if when I get there and the guy is trying to sell me a nail I have to reject it and start again! This is my first buy since being on this forum so if I go off piste feel free to shit-post. Anyway it's nearly 11 at night car-shopping-eve so I am going to get some shut-eye (as much as one can with a 10-month-old who hates sleeping) so if my cunning plan to sleep is interloped upon by said plentyn (thats wain in Scotts, bairn in North Eastern and child-faced daemon in Englandshire-ish) I'll here reading posts no doubt. See you all in a minute then.
Ladies and Gents. Yes, it's me. The man who pops up rarely, solely to irritate folk by spouting nonsense about his Daewoo Leganza, then disappears as quick as he arrived. Like Coronavirus, but with added Daewoo class*. I am here with news. I have, within the last 3 hours, made an irreversible purchase. I'm £300 lighter already on a car that I have not seen. This is typical behaviour - heart before head! Yet, the heart doth not yearn for what hearts normally do. The car in question has probably never had a look of desire cast in its direction since the day it was built. I suspect the first owner probably signed on the line in a dealership (if you can call it a dealership) with a very matter-of-fact look on his face and not one glint in his (probably) deteriorating eye. Yet still, I am intrigued. I am willing to pay £300 just to find out how it stands up against my now beloved Leganza. I'm currently researching exactly how I'm going to get from Cornwall to Hampshire without infecting anyone, and preferably without becoming infected myself! I have until Wednesday...
Whilst I was in Turkey I was contacted by a member here about collecting a car. I'd done it before for shiters and thought 'yeah, why not'. Upon arriving back here I started to worry as finances were so low, even a bus fare made me welch. I went straight back to work and the week was seriously crap. The earliest I got home was 7:30pm with 6am starts. Latest 9pm. I hadn't had chance to uwind properly after ariving back from Türkiya. I was shattered and had loads of stuff I needed to catch up on. I'd asked work to 'end' me in Lincolnshire where this vehicle was located. Come yesterday, they didn't. I ended up in Bubsville aka: Derby. Up until this point everything seemed to be going wrong. I was constantly trying to catch up with myself and left other important things like contacting seller by the wayside plus I was critically low of funds that making Lincolnshire was going to be very difficult. Anyhow. Thanks to Petrolize of whom had bought the vehicle I managed to get to the wilds of Lincolnshire and thw station carpark where I saw this; Yep. This is what I was on my way to collect and be my ride home. Its a Golf GL 1.9 Turdbo Diesesel. The lady seller caught up with me after she accused someone else of being me. I guess I wasn't what she was expecting. We met at the station car park where money was exchanged and papers signed away and I was soon winging my way back home. I had a look around the car and it seemed like an honest old thing. 2 hours and 120-odd miles later I arrived back home, so let's have a look at it; As stated its an honest old thing. Needs a bit of a clean and ideally a service but it drives well and certainly has some poke to it. I've never met Petrolize so he'll be another shiter I will be meeting soon. Same was for the PBK Ken and Cavcraft Alfa hadn't previously met them until I got he Alfa. Over to you Petrolize...