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Hopefully I'll be the new owner of this later on today...

 

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Currently for sale for a whopping £2800 without mot but does look to be in good condition from the photos.

Decided to try and flog some shite to justify buying it such as the L200

 

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The Subaru GLF

 

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This 305 estate

 

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And the Corolla

 

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Which strangely I feel most attached to..

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504 should hopefully be here on Monday, I had hoped to drive it home but when I turned up to buy it this afternoon the battery was dead and wouldn't jump start. I brought a fully charged battery this evening, got it going and the brakes were seized having sat there for a couple of years. Took it for a quick spin up and down the road and it seemed nice enough to drive apart from the brakes sticking and the brake pedal going to the floor.

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23 minutes ago, TrabbieRonnie said:

Proper car!  Had similar fun up here with the jeep (in rear-wheel drive) yesterday.

Good luck with all the sales too btw, I'm enjoying daydreaming about owning your brown Subie... and the Corolla... oh, and the old pick up!

 

Subaru has sold, also sold the Daihatsu Terios this morning. I've had some interest in the truck and the 305. I had a load of messages from people in Bradford about the Corolla but think I'd be as well keeping it.

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On 11/28/2021 at 1:14 PM, DodgyBastard said:

...Corolla but think I'd be as well keeping it...

They're great cars. You like it and it's not worth a pile. Seriously, keep it.  

I've still not forgiven Mrs DL for running her G plate Corolla terminally low on oil. We'd only just got together and I thought I'd do a few checks on her car to show my skillz. There was nothing registering on the dipstick and the performance was slightly sluggish for what it was. It still sounded sweet though. It didn't last much longer though despite being ridiculously clean and solid.

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26 minutes ago, DodgyBastard said:

 

Subaru has sold, also sold the Daihatsu Terios this morning. I've had some interest in the truck and the 305. I had a load of messages from people in Bradford about the Corolla but think I'd be as well keeping it.

Didn't think the Subaru would hang about, well done.

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Most of the snow had melted by the time I got the Skoda out, it thanked me by overheating just as I got to the unit. It was making a horrible scraping noise driving along the unit road but turned out it was the noise of boiling coolant coming from the expansion tank. Topped it up, bled it and carried on trying to skid in what little snow we had left.

 

Also the Strada/L200 is potentially sold, had someone out tonight, agreed on a price and they should be picking it up tomorrow. 

That's quite a successful weekend of selling, I had considered listing them on here but after reading that Focus sale thread I thought I'd save myself the grief of trying to flog some overpriced shite.

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Got the 205 back this afternoon, it had the rear axle swapped, new brake lines, clutch cable and exhaust. The previous axle was seized solid so this one feel pretty good in comparison. The only issue is now I can feel how harsh the front suspension is and also think I might have a broken spring as there's a clunk coming from the left somewhere.

It's a good little car and have missed the smooth boost from the turbo diesel so going to make more of an effort to use it.

I've left the 504 and hope to get on mot on it soon.

 

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Looks pretty fucking good though!

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19 minutes ago, Jikovron said:

Ahh man I hoped the skoda was going to be it's usual reliable self, hopefully just a frozen rad rather than damn engine related issues 😕

It's been totally reliable and dependable so far and after replacing the coolant and bleeding it, it seemed back to normal. It was very cold yesterday and I hadn't checked the coolant levels since buying it.

On another note, how accurate is the fuel gauge? It seems to get down to a quarter of a tank then move to zero with no points in between, haven't run out of fuel yet...

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If the fuel gauge does tiny erratic jumps when turning left then it still has something in the tank,,when it stops doing that it's time to fuel up. Apart from that the gauge is actually decently accurate amazingly 

Just remembered it needs a breather pipe fitting to the tank next to the filler neck as it tips fuel out when over half full , many appologies I'd basically lived with and forgotten about that issue for 9 years such that it became a subconscious foible. 

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45 minutes ago, Jikovron said:

If the fuel gauge does tiny erratic jumps when turning left then it still has something in the tank,,when it stops doing that it's time to fuel up. Apart from that the gauge is actually decently accurate amazingly 

Just remembered it needs a breather pipe fitting to the tank next to the filler neck as it tips fuel out when over half full , many appologies I'd basically lived with and forgotten about that issue for 9 years such that it became a subconscious foible. 

Cheers, I'm always reluctant to fill the tanks on old cars for fear of leaking tanks, I've only filled the tank over halfway in the Skoda once so learned quite early on that it had leaks. I'd put super unleaded in too so it was extra smelly!

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My dad just bought a newer car, an Audi A3 2008 so I've been roped into flogging the Avensis. It's a 1.8 petrol, I previously won it in a roffle around 3 years ago.

It's been used regularly and always been reliable, had wheel bearings replaced at mot times and never needed much else.

What's a 2003 Avensis really worth these days?

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12 hours ago, DodgyBastard said:

My dad just bought a newer car, an Audi A3 2008 so I've been roped into flogging the Avensis. It's a 1.8 petrol, I previously won it in a roffle around 3 years ago.

It's been used regularly and always been reliable, had wheel bearings replaced at mot times and never needed much else.

What's a 2003 Avensis really worth these days?

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Much is he after for it ? My 9-3 has been giving me grief recently, a boring reliable Toyota sounds appealing 

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12 hours ago, DodgyBastard said:

My dad just bought a newer car, an Audi A3 2008 so I've been roped into flogging the Avensis. It's a 1.8 petrol, I previously won it in a roffle around 3 years ago.

It's been used regularly and always been reliable, had wheel bearings replaced at mot times and never needed much else.

What's a 2003 Avensis really worth these days?

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SWOP 4 205 M9?

 

I've heard those 1.8 petrols are surprisingly frugal. Almost diesel-like at times.

As said above, you could easily get over a grand for that no problem. The market is mental right now, especially for automotive porridge like that. Hence me buying a 205 with a long MOT rather than spending the same (or more) on something more 'sane' with five minutes of MOT and a list of problems as long as my arm. Just look at FB marketplace and the amount of complete scrap for sale for 4-figures is astounding.

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