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On 10/2/2019 at 8:41 PM, Blake's Den said:

Hello everyone, newbie Gareth here.

Mini's are my thing - I have a '97 cooper, and '88 designer and a Turner Ranger tractor based upon mini mechanicals (yes you read that right!)

But more suited to these pages is my 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe V6. 30k miles and hasn't run in seven years. Too good to scrap, too bad a condition to sell so I've decided to have some fun with it instead. I'm looking forward to following lots of adventures on these pages.

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why was it laid up?

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9 hours ago, stuboy said:

why was it laid up?

It split a fuel line which caused it to leak petrol when running. Since the running costs were high and the car wasn't needed it was parked up.

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Hi i am David im 50 years old have been driving since i was 17, so 33 years now.
I have had quite a few cars over the years but i will make a seperate post about them all later.
My current cars are a 54 plate Renault Megan Scenic 1.6 auto, shes in my name but its the wifes daily ( if a car could have crap as its name this would be it)
My daily driver is a 52 plate Toyota Avensis Verso 2.0 auto gls with 207000 miles on her and only 2 owners.
Her history is she belonged to my wifes Aunt who bought the car from the Toyota dealer at only a few months old, until that point it had been used as a dealer demo car, i geuss 
because she was automatic. It has satnav built in dvd player with screen in the roof, everything still works apart from the dvd player and the aircon. The dvd player gave up because of dog hair as mt wifes Aunt had
dogs in her from time to time. I will at some point be replacing the dvd player.
I met my wife back in 2006 and i have known the car from then on had driven it on many occasions, in 2007 i moved to Canada but returned when things went pear shaped in 2013. When i came back the first car i drove was again the Avensis, still as lovely to drive as ever.
Fast forward to a month ago the Avensis turned up at our house as my wifes Aunt had no where to park her as she has a few other cars, asked me to mot it, i looked round it finding it needed drive shaft boots rear pads and 2 front tyres, gearbox was also acting funny.
Wife told her Aunt what it needed she turned round and said i cant be bothered with it scrap it, i went what ? tell her to sighn it over to me, which she did for nothing.
I had no time to do the repairs so i stuck her in for MOT with a freindly garage, hes a good guy and no ripoff artist, he called me and said £261 with mot, as you can imagine i said yes do it.
Since then i have done a bit of cleaning and polishing, drained the auto box and with fresh oil on her stick it has stopped playing up and gone back to being a lovely old car.

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On 10/8/2019 at 12:11 PM, Avensis Verso said:

 

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Wowser, this could also be posted in the "cars I never knew existed" thread, unbelievably, I have never seen one before.

Welcome along David.

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Thanks for the welcome,  and yes i agree you dont see that many of them, compared to  vauxhall Zafira and the like they never really sold that well i think the price was a factor back then, form memory and what the Aunt told me this version which was top of the line was about  £22000 new so not exactly cheap. 

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