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On 2/23/2021 at 7:02 PM, brownnova said:

Auf Wiedersehen! 

After nearly six years in my ownership (a new record) I sold the MX5 today... the rust was too much for me to tackle.

Sorry to hear that. After losing too many 2cvs to rust over the years and my dad's MX5 being dragged away for parts last year, I can't bear to part with my own MX5.

Instead it has been happily rotting away in the garage for a couple of years. Really need to tackle the usual spots to see if it can be revived.

On balance, whilst I do love the MX5, I'd prefer to have kept a 2cv going. I miss mine terribly. Just doesn't feel right being without one. So I think you did the right thing.

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5 hours ago, wuvvum said:

I'm beginning to think that I'm going to have to start naming my cars in order to fit in.  Just on the first page of the forum we currently have updates on Winston the Lupo, Audrey and Bertie the Rover 75s, Alison the Audi A2 and Josephine the Renault Espace...

My W203 is just "the Benz"

The Aldi has a bunch of names, like "piece of shite", it really depends on which unobtainium part decides to break, or which stupid design decision turns a 10 minute job into a 1 hour one

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Came out of work to the alarm going bells across the meadows and this...

 

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So that faint clunk I heard from the passenger door this morning will be the regulator snapping then... Looks like another wallet lightening session on AliExpress is in order. 😶

All moderns are, etc

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The Volvo was all set to only fail on bulbs, then it burst a hose during the brake test. Slightly scary stuff that.

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I'm chosing to take the course of action where I hand over a wad of cash in exchange for this being rectified, it's on the whole much less stressful I find.

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1 hour ago, LabRat said:

Came out of work to the alarm going bells across the meadows and this...

 

IMG_20210225_105819.thumb.jpg.aca3198bcd2e707693ecf47f82c3ea49.jpg

So that faint clunk I heard from the passenger door this morning will be the regulator snapping then... Looks like another wallet lightening session on AliExpress is in order. 😶

All moderns are, etc

Put a broom pole in the door?

A common 00's Renault/VAG fix!

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1 minute ago, SiC said:

Put a broom pole in the door?

A common 00's Renault/VAG fix!

It might yet come to that. If I can work out how the bloody door card comes off without destroying it.

A mate of mine has described the mg6 as the perfect storm- chinesium parts, assembled by pissed off Brummies!

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27 minutes ago, LabRat said:

A mate of mine has described the mg6 as the perfect storm- chinesium parts, assembled by pissed off Brummies!

Bumpers, badges - and maybe some lights.  That was the extent of the Longbridge contribution to the 'assembly process'.  

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1 hour ago, reb said:

The Volvo was all set to only fail on bulbs, then it burst a hose during the brake test. Slightly scary stuff that.

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I'm chosing to take the course of action where I hand over a wad of cash in exchange for this being rectified, it's on the whole much less stressful I find.

Wise choice, liked for it bursting on test and not on you after.

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17 hours ago, stuboy said:

any suggestions on name for a mk3 mondeo v6 ghia x?

Carmen Monty Scone.

As in Karmen Ghia, Monty, (Don the scon) Mondeo.

SconX . For short

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Call me old fashioned, but I tend to just call cars by the name they've already been given.  Every single member of my family refers to Mini as "Bessie" which is what my Nan called it.  I do not.

We did have a bit of fun talking about a name for the Sierra but then "Sierra" or "That old shitheap" still seems to be favoured.

 

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5 minutes ago, barefoot said:

1, Am I even still on the right forum?

2, You spell Stephen with a PH

1 yes.

2 well yes, but not always.

3. The only car we ever named was a mini 850 called bonker. 

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