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Been lurking over here for a good while now but finally got round to sorting out an account here, good to be able to say hello :)

No long list of exotic* cars here but I own a slightly shonky 1994 Corolla Liftback that I rescued off a family friend after it had been sitting a few years (where it suffered an incredible amount of bad drivers bumping into every corner), and it's continued to function perfectly as my first car ever since. Made the trip over to festival of the unexceptional last year in it which is possibly the furthest it's been in decades and am currently kicking my feet over not going to rustival too

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Outside of that I'm a big fan of 80 and 90s shitters in general (with a side of modern japanese chod too, love a good silly kei box) and spend most of my time doing mod stuff over on BeamNG.

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1 hour ago, Ezoandhispolo said:

Hello y'all! First thanks for the registration approval! Met autoshite thru a friend who kept sending me content and fell in love with the forums!I'm from Brazil so I will be blurring my plates but in the spirit of the thread here are my current two nuggets, a 1997 VW Polo Classic 1.8 Mi that used to belong to my grandpa, and my Renault/Dacia/Renault-Sport/thing Sandero 2.0 RS 6MT but its a dacia sandero so i reckon it fits here too i think

The polo has been with me since I was born, my grandpa had it since 0km and i grew up in it, it has always been a hissy child so in 2007 it became a beater and it was going to get sold in 2015 thereabouts when I was just old enough to have thoughts, so i asked him if i could have it, he said yes, i thought it was just him being nice, but sure enough 5 years later when i got my license it was mine! But ever since 2015 more or less he started tasking me with fixing its stubborn issues except when i couldnt afford, he'd help then, so its been quite a long time im trying to get this thing to be a normal car ...and it still isnt, its downright the most unreliable car ive ever had contact with, but i love it way too much to give up even if it really tries to make me... image.jpeg.4b2b5ff75f13672230a9683f51b2725e.jpeg
 

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It is a base model, it has no optionals. none. Its spec list lists 'an digital clock' as part of the standard features. Does have power steering tho (altho it was standard, all of them had it)
This is pandero, the sandero:

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Nothing much to comment about it I thought it'd be more french than this its just reliable, its an car, has literally not done anything wrong its suspiciously un-french-like

but thats it, i'm happy to be here now and i hope these two nugs are interesting for yall as they are for me, once again thanks for accepting me! 

welcome aboard... Mi i was expecting a sporty model

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59 minutes ago, agent said:

Been lurking over here for a good while now but finally got round to sorting out an account here, good to be able to say hello :)

No long list of exotic* cars here but I own a slightly shonky 1994 Corolla Liftback that I rescued off a family friend after it had been sitting a few years (where it suffered an incredible amount of bad drivers bumping into every corner), and it's continued to function perfectly as my first car ever since. Made the trip over to festival of the unexceptional last year in it which is possibly the furthest it's been in decades and am currently kicking my feet over not going to rustival too

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Outside of that I'm a big fan of 80 and 90s shitters in general (with a side of modern japanese chod too, love a good silly kei box) and spend most of my time doing mod stuff over on BeamNG.

battered and bruised but still going...

 

welcome aboard

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5 hours ago, stuboy said:

welcome aboard... Mi i was expecting a sporty model

heh I wish, altho i treat it like its sporty anyways it seems to run better that way than baby'ing it 
 

6 hours ago, agent said:

Been lurking over here for a good while now but finally got round to sorting out an account here, good to be able to say hello :)

No long list of exotic* cars here but I own a slightly shonky 1994 Corolla Liftback that I rescued off a family friend after it had been sitting a few years (where it suffered an incredible amount of bad drivers bumping into every corner), and it's continued to function perfectly as my first car ever since. Made the trip over to festival of the unexceptional last year in it which is possibly the furthest it's been in decades and am currently kicking my feet over not going to rustival too

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Outside of that I'm a big fan of 80 and 90s shitters in general (with a side of modern japanese chod too, love a good silly kei box) and spend most of my time doing mod stuff over on BeamNG.

Corol my beloved, nice to see it again :) 

 

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On 14/04/2024 at 19:32, agent said:

Been lurking over here for a good while now but finally got round to sorting out an account here, good to be able to say hello :)

No long list of exotic* cars here but I own a slightly shonky 1994 Corolla Liftback that I rescued off a family friend after it had been sitting a few years (where it suffered an incredible amount of bad drivers bumping into every corner), and it's continued to function perfectly as my first car ever since. Made the trip over to festival of the unexceptional last year in it which is possibly the furthest it's been in decades and am currently kicking my feet over not going to rustival too

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Outside of that I'm a big fan of 80 and 90s shitters in general (with a side of modern japanese chod too, love a good silly kei box) and spend most of my time doing mod stuff over on BeamNG.

Welcome!

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Ann thanks. It’s a 1970 with 53k original miles. It’s got all the history and bill of sale. I’ve had a few Moggies but this is the nicest. It’s going to get a few subtle upgrades to make it safer. Van rims and 175s, mg metro head and inlet and carb. Anti roll bar on front and disc brakes. Underneath its mint. I like bmw e30s and sold a 323i last year which is now in Yorkshire restoration on YT. Like narrowboats too.  Dear me  narrowboats, morris minors when did I get old!, 😀

 

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1 hour ago, Tineca said:

Ann thanks. It’s a 1970 with 53k original miles. It’s got all the history and bill of sale. I’ve had a few Moggies but this is the nicest. It’s going to get a few subtle upgrades to make it safer. Van rims and 175s, mg metro head and inlet and carb. Anti roll bar on front and disc brakes. Underneath its mint. I like bmw e30s and sold a 323i last year which is now in Yorkshire restoration on YT. Like narrowboats too.  Dear me  narrowboats, morris minors when did I get old!, 😀

 

Dunno your age but many young'uns like Mogs & barges.

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Hello. I'm an old new member. I was active on here many years ago when I owned two Peugeot 205s and shared a DAF44 with a mate. We also bought an MR2 together and I then drifted off for a while to have kids and sold my Boxster. 

I couldn't remember my login so I have re registered. 

I'm currently driving a BMW 330e as a daily (but that's not why I'm here) and also a 1998 Alfa GTV which I've had for a few weeks. 

It has already shat itself and I've just got it running again with a new clutch slave cylinder. 

It's a lovely old thing and it's great to have an old car (and some clutch fluid) on the drive again!

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Well Hello all. I have been a lurker for some time now and never really posted much.

so here is my old shed.

she has been on ashes to ashes and was Alex Drakes car. (Keeley Hawes)

she’s running a 2.3l4 engine wit Eli.

she has central locking,

electric windows

rear disk conversion 

power steering

remote boot release.

and we live in mid Devon.

whats ya thoughts

 

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4 hours ago, Shadow said:

Well Hello all. I have been a lurker for some time now and never really posted much.

so here is my old shed.

she has been on ashes to ashes and was Alex Drakes car. (Keeley Hawes)

she’s running a 2.3l4 engine wit Eli.

she has central locking,

electric windows

rear disk conversion 

power steering

remote boot release.

and we live in mid Devon.

whats ya thoughts

 

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Chodtastic, welcome to the mad House. The kettle is in the corner with the biscuits, that is if @Dan302 hasn't scoffed them all 🤣

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18 hours ago, Shadow said:

Well Hello all. I have been a lurker for some time now and never really posted much.

so here is my old shed.

she has been on ashes to ashes and was Alex Drakes car. (Keeley Hawes)

she’s running a 2.3l4 engine wit Eli.

she has central locking,

electric windows

rear disk conversion 

power steering

remote boot release.

and we live in mid Devon.

whats ya thoughts

 

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Welcome, that's cool. I love Ashes to Ashes. Had a chance to buy a couple of the cars from the show over the years (Dolomite and Mk3 Escort) but nice to see someone who has one.  

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15 hours ago, Shadow said:

Thanks for the welcome.

My other old shed.

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A friend of my grans had a E reg white Sunny in the early to mid 90s, unfortunately it was written off at a roundabout after someone ran into the back of it 

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I feel like an imposter in some respects. My original screen name was Bianconeri but I managed to lose / mess up that sign on and couldn't make contact with the mods to get it resolved. I am also currently carless - a medical condition  means I can't drive. That may prove to be temporary.

 

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20 minutes ago, Bianconeri2 said:

I feel like an imposter in some respects. My original screen name was Bianconeri but I managed to lose / mess up that sign on and couldn't make contact with the mods to get it resolved. I am also currently carless - a medical condition  means I can't drive. That may prove to be temporary.

 

If you would like to return to your previous Bianconeri account, let me know by PM and I'll sort it out for you.

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Hi - I just discovered this forum - some of the more unhinged content reminds me of the A5 format 'Jalopy' magazine of the 1990s.

I am mostly interested in bikeShite - I have a Yamaha IT425g, a Suzuki Burgman 200 and a Honda GL1800 as well as custody of my GF's Suzuki RGV250 (which is awaiting reassembly in the shed).

Previous bikeShite includes Kawa z200, Kawa GPz750, Kawa GPz1100, Kawa GPZ900R, Yamaha IT250g,  Yamaha SRX600,  Suzuki GS125,  Honda ST70, Honda C90, Honda CD250.

As for carShite - I have a pair of ancient Porsche 924 autos to circumvent the ULEZ idiocy where I live.

Previous carShite includes (many) Jaguar XJ40s, Citroen CX estate, series 3 Land Rover air portable, Fiat 126 , Ford Capri 2.8 and a 1995 Suzuki Baleno auto (easily the best car ever IMO).

Well over three quarters of the above were either free or dirt dirt cheap. The best way.

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On 23/05/2024 at 19:51, babulio said:

some of the more unhinged content

How dare you. Our doctors are the finest that the metal health care can provide. They tell us  that we are not unhinged, we are certifiably reasonable in an insane world. 

Welcome to this bit of sanity*.

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