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Yeesh, I think the Fiesta isn't long for this world, it went for its mot yesterday:

Repair immediately (major defects):

  • Service brake efficiency below requirements (1.2.2 (a) (i))
  • Nearside Windscreen washer not working (3.5 (a))
  • Offside Windscreen washer not working (3.5 (a))
  • Nearside Front Anti-roll bar ball joint excessively worn (5.3.4 (a) (i))
  • Nearside Rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area is inadequately repaired outer sill (5.3.6 (a) (i))
  • Offside Rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area excessively corroded significantly reducing structural strength outer sill (5.3.6 (a) (i))
  • Nearside Suspension component mounting prescribed area excessively corroded significantly reducing structural strength sill (5.3.6 (a) (i))
  • Nearside Seat belt anchorage prescribed area strength or continuity significantly reduced outer sill (7.1.1 (a) (i))
  • Nearside Seat belt anchorage prescribed area strength or continuity significantly reduced front floor (7.1.1 (a) (i))
  • Offside Obligatory mirror insecure (3.3 (b) (ii))

Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):

  • Coolant leak ()
  • interior mirror missing
  • n/s rear top strut mount has play
  • front exhaust mount corroded
  • o/s front lower arm REAR bush worn
  • n/s front tyre worn on inner edge

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A few spots from today, Porsche 944, VW Caddy and an Astra which was driven by a little old lady with driving gloves on and according to an MOT check has done about 500miles a year since records started, 45k total..08364cd861edbc4a10754e2906fe51bd.jpg86bd8b7d97d5e928258793b42413760c.jpgcb395a618bedcbf67d0b46026ff04c7d.jpg

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55 minutes ago, Pieman said:

Didn't have a camera with me unfortunately, but on Saturday I spotted a Mk2 Cavalier - IN BEIGE - at Highley station on the Severn Valley Railway.

Hearing aid Beige by any chance? 

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Some nice spots from Saturday...

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Volvo was very clean. Ex GB car, with the original B-reg plate stencilled onto the windows (and which I now can't remember, obviously). Black dash with dark blue seats, and autobox for effortless waftage.

 

But this was what really gave me a Looney Tunes moment:

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Hoo boy. Original ROI Series 1 injection example, and pretty much spotless.

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Sorry, but the Dolly just couldn't compare...

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9 hours ago, Roobarb said:

Traveling at the mo...

Who knew that this company still exists! Alive and well and selling in China apparently!

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They've only just started production, after the Chinese bought a controlling stake. Possibility that Borgward might start selling RHD in Britain by 2025 but they're going to have to invest heavily in hybrid and full-electric if they're going to avoid being a flash in the pan here.

Not sure SUVs are the way to go though - I'm already having difficulty reconciling the name Borgward, knowing its history, and bloated 21st century 4WD lumps. I'd have thought they would try to make more ordinary cars, just like the original company did.

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8 hours ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

They've only just started production, after the Chinese bought a controlling stake. Possibility that Borgward might start selling RHD in Britain by 2025 but they're going to have to invest heavily in hybrid and full-electric if they're going to avoid being a flash in the pan here.

Not sure SUVs are the way to go though - I'm already having difficulty reconciling the name Borgward, knowing its history, and bloated 21st century 4WD lumps. I'd have thought they would try to make more ordinary cars, just like the original company did.

China seems to be full of hybrids, electric, methanol and gas transport. 

Seems like everyone wants an SUV here too, so I’m not surprised the first Borg car is an SUV. 

You will be assimilated! 😁

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5 hours ago, jumpingjehovahs said:

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Cannot remember the last time I saw a Saxo, let alone one in the best colour they ever came in!


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That colour is probably the front runner if I can ever justify spending the money to have the Activa resprayed.  It's either that or proper Ferrari red (well, BX GTi red actually as my OCD would insist on it being a Citroen colour)...but that deep yellow is such a great colour. 

Remember we had a Saxo West Coast in that colour, a Seat Ibiza Cupra in lime green and a 306 GTi-6 in that gorgeous metallic copper lined up next to each other between the two workshop doors right out front of the garage.  Was a contrast that could detach retinas from 500 yards.  Seem to recall we had something pretty bright flanking them between the workshop and wash bag on one side me the office on the other too... can't mind what though.

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That colour is probably the front runner if I can ever justify spending the money to have the Activa resprayed.  It's either that or proper Ferrari red (well, BX GTi red actually as my OCD would insist on it being a Citroen colour)...but that deep yellow is such a great colour. 
Remember we had a Saxo West Coast in that colour, a Seat Ibiza Cupra in lime green and a 306 GTi-6 in that gorgeous metallic copper lined up next to each other between the two workshop doors right out front of the garage.  Was a contrast that could detach retinas from 500 yards.  Seem to recall we had something pretty bright flanking them between the workshop and wash bag on one side me the office on the other too... can't mind what though.


Zel, I think your Xantia would look AMAZING in this colour! I can’t wait to see it! (Even if it’s waiting a decade) I love cars that are in entirely inappropriate colours, they always look 100x better than the standard brochure colours.

I’d have loved too to have seen those 3 parked together, there’s not enough colour in cars anymore.


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