Jump to content

FOAD's fleet - unexpected 190E arrival

Recommended Posts

5 minutes ago, DodgyBastard said:

48886476872_96172110f3_c.jpgRJC_2067 by srblythe, on Flickr

49073860133_1dc30c1acb_c.jpgRJC_2381 by srblythe, on Flickr


Mot time for both of these which one will pass? which one will have the biggest fail list?

Place your bets now!

That's a tough one... I'll go - both fail and LADA biggest fail list?

Unless you're leaving* a £20 note on the passenger seat of each car...

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
That's a tough one... I'll go - both fail and LADA biggest fail list?
Unless you're leaving* a £20 note on the passenger seat of each car...
Having driven both recently I think the ka has a better chance of passing. I won't be leaving any kind of bribes and just fix whatever needs doing.

Sent from my G3121 using Tapatalk

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
34 minutes ago, DodgyBastard said:

Having driven both recently I think the ka has a better chance of passing. I won't be leaving any kind of bribes and just fix whatever needs doing.

Sent from my G3121 using Tapatalk

Indeed... I've seen you've got the skills... I was only joking 👍

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Kiltox said:

Kinell, £90 car and it pisses the test. Fair play sir. 

I did spend a couple of hours welding it on Sunday but yes it was very pleasing for it to have passed so easily. It does drive absolutely fine and has a decent set of tyres on it and other than the welding needing done when I bought it, I really couldn't see it needing much else.

Now with 13 months mot, I have a 2008 car that owes me a total of £135. 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/9/2019 at 9:26 PM, Zelandeth said:

4/5 door doors always go there. 

The rear doors on these close with possibly the most satisfyingly solid sounding thud of those on any car I've had.

The driveshaft tunnels are probably the biggest killer of 900s as they fill up with crap and never dry out.  By the time the for breaks the surface externally, quite a bit of remedial work is needed.  Often it gets bodged as to do a proper "cut it all out and rebuild" job involves dismantling most of the front suspension.  I think finding four layers of metal there on my first one was my record.

If you do get bored with it, do feel free to drop me a line.  Lada will come with a full year's ticket and fresh wings waiting to be fitted.  The EFI side of things works just fine, just wants tidying up... I've just really fallen out of love with it because of the hassle I've had with a couple of prospective buyers (not on here - folks off the street responding to the for sale sign) and would rather have something I'll actually enjoy in its place right now.  If someone else gets a car they can enjoy out of the deal... I'm all for it.


My previous C900 was next to my current Xantia, the most overwhelmingly competent all round car I've ever owned I think and is a car I'll always miss.


The 16v engine is outright more powerful...but it's more peaky in its power delivery.  The 8v delivers much more of a big lump of torque in the middle of the rev band...which just happens to match up with the gear ratios really well.  It's one of those situations where on paper it looks the inferior choice...but in reality "just works" in my experience...even if a lot of the Saab crowd turn their nose up at them.

They really do handle far better than they should too, though are more sensitive to tyres than a lot of cars.  Uniroyal generally seem to get the vote.

Agreed best all rounder car I have driven. Dad had the 900i 16v manual. Same colour as FOAD's. Handled well, drove well. Fond memories of the A701 down into Moffat from Edinburgh. Brother inherited it and put an auto in it due to his health. Absolutely ruined it.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, DodgyBastard said:

It sounds good and goes well, it's not actually as noisy as I was expecting, I think my chevette is noisier to drive.

Sent from my G3121 using Tapatalk

It's all the weight saving from removing the carpets.  Any idea what you'd sell it for ? I guess it probably better as a swapper if you're looking for something older.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

49111371641_0165cca609_c.jpgRJC_2514 by srblythe, on Flickr

49111368771_56efe736f2_c.jpgRJC_2505 by srblythe, on Flickr

49110866488_cc4fb1fc23_c.jpgRJC_2503 by srblythe, on Flickr

49110867468_3d10d9322b_c.jpgRJC_2506 by srblythe, on Flickr

49111365371_13648f3014_c.jpgRJC_2489 by srblythe, on Flickr


I fitted the majority of the interior back into the car, all that really seems to be missing now is the carpet and headlining and maybe a couple of bits here and there.

It feels a much nicer place to be with the rear seats and door cards in and deadens the sound of the exhaust and general road noise.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By Schaefft
      With the month of January nearing its end, the time has come to let go of the Galant. Its been an absolutely brilliant car while I had it, but with my move to Edinburgh approaching quickly, and the lack of space to actually store most of my cars anywhere (I'm sure theres nothing to worry about), this one needs to go. I've written plenty about the car before, if you want an extensive amount of photos you can check my general fleet thread here or check my cross European collection thread from December here.
      If you can't be bothered, here are the details.
      1995 Mitsubishi Galant GLSi Hatchback
      1.8 4G93 petrol and a manual
      Just 61k miles, I've put around 2000 of those on it myself over the last 3 months, with a trip to Germany and back again resulting in no real complications.
      MOT until June
      In general, its in incredibly nice condition. As far as I know, it was granny owned and always garaged, with it not doing many miles at all over the last couple of years. It was then used by a family member since around May of last year, until I bought it in October. Its clear that its been well cared for, without any bodges or stupid modifications to be found at all, excluding the painted wheel trims and radio.
      MOT history looks great, too. Its generally rust free but apparently did get a patch underneath a few years ago, which still looks solid. The bodywork looks great, with no damage or corrosion visible anywhere. There is however a giffer scrape on one of the corners of the rear bumper, and unfortunately, an H from the Mitsubishi lettering is missing. I've therefore deducted 500 quid of the actual market value from the asking price.
      Mechanically it is very solid, too. The front tires show their age and the idle isn't where it should be (members of the Autoshite team have concluded after some collaborative fiddling that it might need a new coolant temp sensor, idle control motor (the one that opens the throttlebody) or something else. Fortunately everything is cheap and all components extremely easy to access so that should hopefully be a quick fix.
      All of this is getting way too long so just have some pictures.

      I might have to add that this happened on the Autobahn. Probably the fastest it ever went in its life.

      And look how practical it is to boot!

      I've set the ticket price to 7 quid which should be fair. I've got a strangely high number of people showing interest in this car so I'll just give everyone the chance to acquire it right here. 
      Lets go!
    • By egg
      This Citroen Visa was purchased at the weekend by five members of the forum, and is now up for a roffle.
      £10 a ticket
      £18 for two
      £27 for three
      Car will be roffled on the bonus ball as normal. The current owner of the car is Wuvvum, who doesn't have an financial interest in it. No profit will be made, and surplus over the initial investment* (£500) will be passed on to the roffle winner to help with collection costs. Part owners may also buy tickets in the draw. The car has an MOT until 15th September.
      More info here in the collection thread:

      Two other notes:
      - Roffle date will not be set until Wuv has the V5 back in his name
      - Car currently has a water leak which Wuv will be fixing before the new owner can collect.
      Off you go!
      1. Daviemck2006
      2. Saabnut
      3. dozeydustman
      4. Kringle
      5. Fabergé Greggs
      6. louiepj
      7. bramz7
      8. Fabergé Greggs
      9. TheDoctor
      10. louiepj
      11. shedenvy
      12. Fat_Pirate
      13. skattrd
      14. sdkrc
      15. Matts_Rusty_Bus
      16. LoserOne (for Bucketeer)
      17. sdkrc
      18. TheDoctor
      19. brownnova
      20. JimBlob
      21. Matts_Rusty_Bus
      22. Holbeck
      23. LoserOne (for tickman)
      24. Spurious
      25. Kringle
      26. andyberg
      27. TheDoctor
      28. Spurious
      29. snagglepuss (for TheDoctor)
      30. JimBlob
      31. Holbeck
      32. Fat_Pirate
      33. brownnova
      34. Barefoot
      35. barrett
      36. dean36014
      37. 95 quid Peugeot
      38. Daviemck2006
      39. skattrd
      40. Stinkwheel
      41. LoserOne (for Jimbob_mcgregor)
      42. snagglepuss (for Fat_Pirate)
      43. LightBulbFun
      44. Stinkwheel
      45. skattrd (for wuvvum)
      46. ohdearme
      47. dean36014
      48. busmansholiday
      49. 95 quid Peugeot
      50. eddyramrod
      51. egg (for wuvvum)
      52. flat4alfa
      53. brownnova
      54. egg (for LightBulbFun)
      55. Twisterboy
      56. LightBulbFun
      57. LightBulbFun
      58. Barefoot
      59. Mally (for Wuvvum)
    • By TheDoctor
      Important numbers.
      £250 straight sale. 
      £4.25 per ticket. 5 for 20 quid. 
      11 months MOT. 
      Located at @loserone's gaff, so North East. 
      Buyer who was going to have it can't insure it on current policy. 
      More pics / info to follow, but get your names down! 

    • By loserone
      1.  @Mr_Bo11ox paid
      2.  @yes oui si PAID
      3.  @jmsguzzi paid
      4. @robthedonkey PAID
      5.  @Floatylight paid
      6.  @Tickman paid
      7.  @paulplom paid
      8. @jmsguzzi paid
      9.  @Aston Martin paid
      10. @Tickman paid
      11.  @2MB paid
      12.  @Jim Bell PAID
      13.  @flat4alfa
      14.  @paulplom paid
      15.  @Matts_Rusty_Bus paid
      16. @Ohdearme
      17.  @Eddie Honda paid
      18.  @blakey79 paid
      19.  @yes oui si PAID
      20.  @Braddon81 paid
      21.  @flat4alfa
      22.  @Matts_Rusty_Bus paid
      23. PICNIC PAID
      24.  @Timewaster paid
      25.  @Jazoli paid
      26.  @sims00 ticket exchange
      27. @Matts_Rusty_Bus paid
      28.  @Eddie Honda paid
      29. @alcyonecorporation paid
      30.  @gm paid
      31.  @robthedonkey PAID
      32. @sims00 ticket exchange
      33. @prepace paid
      34.  @jmsguzzi paid
      35.  @paulplom paid
      36.  Mother @gm paid
      37.  @Mally paid
      38.  @Tickman paid
      39. @davehedgehog31 freebie because he's such a winner
      40.  @sims00 ticket exchange
      41.  @Aston Martin paid
      42. @paulplom paid
      43.  @eddyramrod paid
      44. @Matts_Rusty_Bus paid
      45.  @Jim Bell PAID
      46. @Eddie Honda paid
      47.  @Tickman paid
      48. @robthedonkey PAID
      49. @Aston Martin paid
      50.  @eddyramrod paid
      51.  @TheDoctor paid
      52.  @eddyramrod paid
      53.  @Disco Fever paid
      54. @davehedgehog31 ticket exchange
      55. @Jim Bell PAID
      56.  @Eddie Honda paid
      57.  @Disco Fever paid
      58.  @Lacquer Peel paid
      59.  @robthedonkey PAID

      Don't think I need any more than those smiles to sell it.
    • By cms206
      Hallo chaps. Too much tat lying and I have a funeral to pay for...
      Mk2 Mondeo 2.0i Zetec, 44k miles, on ST170 alloys plus comes with a set of original spec 5-spoke alloys on duff tyres. MOT til 27/5/2020, some history and a recent battery.
      There are a few marks (pictured), the rear arches aren't too far gone and it has had welding done on the sills.
      The front windows open fine but need a little help closing, they come out the runners on the way up. C/L and heated screen work fine, as does the electric drivers seat adjustment. The clutch bites cleanly and the car pulls well through all the gears.
      It has been sitting a month or so due to the diesel Proton's arrival and I could really do with the cash (unless someone has a carb-fed Proton saloon kicking about in which case I'll sell my arse instead).
      Advertised elsewhere for £525, £400 on here with shiters discocunt applied.
      Car is in Paisley, Scotland, four minutes walk from Paisley Canal station.

  • Create New...