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Albert Ross

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Heres my current line up -

 

The Saab. Lovely car - especially when the sun's out but had a long list of grief from it in a short time. Blew its engine on the way home from buying it due to sludge,  battery packed in, clutch went, catalytic converter went, and now the exhaust is blowing. Bought it a year ago, but only actually got it on the road in december after all the shit from the garage I bought it from. Here it is hauling another one I bought from Kinkersaab a few months ago for parts which has since gone over the weighbridge.

 

(The other one was in great nick and had only done 60k with FSH but had also sludged its engine)

 

I love these cars but they do seem to be pretty shit by my experience

 

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The Focus I bought last month for £500 - 1.8 Tddi. Getting used daily due to the fact it does fantastic MPG. Last week I did Fife - York in it, up round Pickering and Goathland, on to Whitby and Scarborough and back to Fife - on £50 of diesel. You just cant argue with that. Appears to be a bloody good car

 

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My Cortina 2.0 S - Bought this in 2006 from a guy in Saltash, Cornwall and did an epic roadtrip down from Fife and drove it home - all in a day. had 37,000 miles and was in fantastic condition then. Now its on about 67k and has been off the road almost two years after a minor bump on a roundabout ( a guy swerved into my lane) meaning it needs a wing and front panel. Really needs a damn good cut and polish and some general love. - its been totally neglected. Plan was to get it back on the road this year but since I've had to fork out almost every month to keep the Saab on the road to get me to work its never happened

 

Banger boys keep knocking the door wanting to race it - no chance!

 

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I'll stick a photo of a filthy, scruffy VW later. From memory the only panel without any damage is the osf wing.

 

£800 VW bora tdi, the last of the old school diesels. This has now done 52k miles in my ownership with no major issues.

I frequently think about replacing it, but 60mpg on veg with decent power and comfort, I doubt there is much else that could take the abuse I give this whilst being cheap as chips to run.

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The practical one:

 

Ex Lankytim & Hillman Imp, Audi 100 CC Avant, runs on LPG, currently off the road waiting for parts for it's MOT.

 

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The fun one:

 

Recently purchased 205 CTi 1.6, currently the daily whilst the suns shining and the Audi's off the road.

 

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I'm fortunate to have a choice. This one gets a fair bit of use, and is the only one my wife is happy to drive.

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Thanks to Mr Fowler of Scotoshiteland for the pic

 

This BX Turbo Diesel is the most sensible car for daily duty. Quiet, swift, economical, practical, 307,000 miles...

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Not so much daily, but I try and use it at least once a week. 3-litre Merc.

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The car I'm actually driving most at the moment is the newest to the fleet - Disco Tdi. Over 200 miles on its first tank of fuel (and still half a tank left) so some way from working out the mpg yet.

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The car I'm actually driving most at the moment is the newest to the fleet - Disco Tdi. Over 200 miles on its first tank of fuel (and still half a tank left) so some way from working out the mpg yet.

 

 

Yet another two digit registration! Do you actively seek them out or is it just luck?

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