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2 hours ago, Split_Pin said:

A few people still ask what do I need 4 cars for and my usual answer is 'just because.

I often used to get that at work, normally from women.  "Why do you need so many cars when you can only drive one at a time?"  My standard response was "How many pairs of shoes can you wear at a time?", which normally worked.

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2 hours ago, Split_Pin said:

My wife thinks its normal for me to have 4 cars, most of my neighbours accept it too.

A few people still ask what do I need 4 cars for and my usual answer is 'just because.

the last place i worked at found it utterly mind blowing that kerry and i have 6 cars and 2 motorcylces between us.

the fact that the youngest car, the 20 year old Rover was almost the same age as a couple of folks i was working with passed them by.

my reasoning for the number of shitboxes in our ownership?

well it always pays to have a "backup" just in cast.

and also only 3 of those cars and none of the  motor bikes were road legal at that time was also  a consideration.

 

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New car in analogue speedo shocker news...😄

BL never ran out of canteen chips - they kept those fat fryers running 24/7...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56841946

When is a Jag factory shutdown not a factory shutdown...when...

"We have adjusted production schedules for certain vehicles which means that our Castle Bromwich and Halewood manufacturing plants will be operating a limited period of non-production from Monday 26th April."

😄

Who writes this stuff.. 

 

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3 hours ago, Split_Pin said:

My wife thinks its normal for me to have 4 cars, most of my neighbours accept it too.

A few people still ask what do I need 4 cars for and my usual answer is 'just because.

Even my dad was questioning why on earth I have six of them! I did point out that their main car is depreciating every year more than each of mine are worth. But mine aren't depreciating.

Usually my response to anyone asking is that "I like old crappy cars". If people question the financial element of it, I just point out "They're old and not worth a huge amount but are appreciating in value. They do cost me a lot less per month than a PCP car too. I'm old enough now that insurance costs bugger all and I enjoy fixing them myself." 

Usually that is enough to satisfy peoples curiosity. 

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31 minutes ago, MarvinsMom said:

the last place i worked at found it utterly mind blowing that kerry and i have 6 cars and 2 motorcylces between us.

the fact that the youngest car, the 20 year old Rover was almost the same age as a couple of folks i was working with passed them by.

my reasoning for the number of shitboxes in our ownership?

well it always pays to have a "backup" just in cast.

and also only 3 of those cars and none of the  motor bikes were road legal at that time was also  a consideration.

 

At the last place I worked at in the UK there were a couple of lads who were amazed I could afford to run a V8 Discovery as a daily driver

1 had a Kuga on pcp,another had a Corsa vxr thing on a personal loan.

Yet neither could understand that for less than 6months of their payments I had bought,insured and pretty much paid the fuel costs of my lpg'd Disco

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5 hours ago, Split_Pin said:

My wife thinks its normal for me to have 4 cars, most of my neighbours accept it too.

A few people still ask what do I need 4 cars for and my usual answer is 'just because.

In my old house my neighbour asked if I was starting a used car dealership when I got to 4.... 

Now I’m at 10 I’m glad I don’t have close neighbours and an understanding wife 😂 

But my friends and colleagues often struggle to see why I have so many, my boss said he must be paying me too much, until I pointed out that all my cars combined did not cost as much as my colleagues brand new Merc! 

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Nervous knot in my stomach for the next few days. 

Mortgage provider is doing the valuation on the house we're buying.  It was for sale at offers between 145-150 and we offered on the lower end of things. 

It's slightly cheaper than surrounding houses, in great condition and when looking at Zoopla etc and property prices are going up again but fucks sake this process takes time.

Can't wait for it to be finished. 🤞

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Just now, loserone said:

£5 you're not in by June.. sorry!

I'm starting to think that. 

The Solicitors only requested the draft contracts there.  They took my initial money 3 weeks back nearly. 

The Mortgage Broker is the only one that's prompt by the looks of it. I'm hoping once the approval comes through (going well) that I can start prodding the solicitors to get off their hole. 

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3 hours ago, brownnova said:

 But my friends and colleagues often struggle to see why I have so many, my boss said he must be paying me too much, until I pointed out that all my cars combined did not cost as much as my colleagues brand new Merc! 

I found it funny that I bought and ran a BMW and a Porsche for less than a decent small second hand 5 year old supermini.

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22 minutes ago, chancer said:

Looking good man. Hope its behaving itself. I always get the fear sellin cars in case they break halfway home 😂

140 odd miles today and totally fine 👍 cracking wee thing

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Solution:

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Actually this is just for the weekend. I have an ebay special second hand door card coming, though I did toy with the idea of stripping this one and re-upholstering it. But that would be more of a PIA than spending £25 on the second hand one.

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29 minutes ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

He'll be a candidate for lower back problems later in life.

Because of the lowering/ride of his car or because of height. Being 6ft 5 myself I have to stand crooked/stooped to use most everyday items.

One of the reasons why I’m quite fussy over cars I look to purchase.

In other news my planned day of automotive exhaust hanging was sidelined after some twat builder blocked up 3 garages (including mine) in the block with a 7.5 tonner. 

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3 hours ago, Tim_E said:

I found it funny that I bought and ran a BMW and a Porsche for less than a decent small second hand 5 year old supermini.

A colleague at work once slated me for my old cars.

He soon shut up when I asked him how many warning lights he had on the dash of his then still pretty new fat arsed Megane which cost a fuckload more than my old 944

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I finished cleaning the Cavalier this afternoon, scrubs up well I think.

Then went out for a socially distanced meet in a car park. It was great to see everyone again after such a long time.

I stretched its legs along the motorway prior to the meet and I can really see why these were so popular. I intended to keep the run gentle at around 60mph but I looked and I was doing an indicated 75. The car is so quiet I didn't even notice.

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Split_Pin said:

I finished cleaning the Cavalier this afternoon, scrubs up well I think.

Then went out for a socially distanced meet in a car park. It was great to see everyone again after such a long time.

I stretched its legs along the motorway prior to the meet and I can really see why these were so popular. I intended to keep the run gentle at around 60mph but I looked and I was doing an indicated 75. The car is so quiet I didn't even notice.

 

 

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The 2.0 Cavaliers always felt much brisker than they had any right to be. Back when I passed my test, they were just getting to be an old car. I guess probably where the Vectra C is now. 

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1 hour ago, dozeydustman said:

Being 6ft 5 myself

"They call him Dozey, the tallest bestest dustman in the South"

Sorry, Benny Hill came into my mind when I read your post. I have a tall Uncle, clothing and bedding were a problem for him.

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