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10 hours ago, Mr_Bo11ox said:

That lad seems to hoover up all the sub-£1000 masetros that appear on Facebook, not sure he does a lot with them but hes certainly prolific

I'm sure I'm not alone in regretting not buying up any VW Type 2 regardless of condition or age and stacking them five high in a barn or filling a field with rotten two door Escorts. However, I'm really, really struggling to imagine what sort of horror would  have to consume western Europe which would lead to the Maestro becoming desireable.

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5 hours ago, JimH said:

I'm just not sure what would need to happen for Jamie Oliver to record a cooking programme where he goes round France in a re-engined '83 HLE.

The way his luck going, this may not be far from the truth!

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For what they were they were ok. Basic cheap transport, simple to fix, cheap on fuel and tyres etc. They were in no way a competitor for the Escort, Astra etc though. As time went on and Rover realised this and started marketing it as a no nonsense cheap no frills hatch  it started to make a lot more sense. 

 

I’d still rock a clubman diesel though. 

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45 minutes ago, timolloyd said:

The way his luck going, this may not be far from the truth!

I vaguely mind seeing a trailer for program about a magician. Kind of David Blaine style. His transport was a light blue MG Maestro. 

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8 hours ago, JimH said:

I'm sure I'm not alone in regretting not buying up any VW Type 2 regardless of condition or age and stacking them five high in a barn or filling a field with rotten two door Escorts. However, I'm really, really struggling to imagine what sort of horror would  have to consume western Europe which would lead to the Maestro becoming desireable.

One of the guys who run Wrexham Breakers would save any VW bus that went in the yard back when they were worthless....

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7 hours ago, mrdelmonti said:

I quite like Maestro's... I suppose that's why I'm here though and not with the cool kids at VW shows.

Metros are making a bit of comeback so maybe the Maestro's time is coming.

A mate of mine had an early MG Maestro. It had the electronic hag in the dashboard that told you to fasten your seatbelts & I think 2 twin choke carbs.

It was quite quick but incredibly thirsty.

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1 hour ago, ETCHY said:

A mate of mine had an early MG Maestro. It had the electronic hag in the dashboard that told you to fasten your seatbelts & I think 2 twin choke carbs.

It was quite quick but incredibly thirsty.

Ahah, the talking Maestro in MG Flavour.  

First of all with the R Series Engine, a 'refinement'. (If that is the right word) of the Maxi E'series turned back to front with the plugs at the back of the engine.  

Then the later S series engine, a further refinement with a cambelt and plugs at the front.  

I've lived with both 'Bing Bong, Headlights On, Bing Bong, Washer Fluid Low...........it was always a novelty at first, then after I while it was Ding Ding, shut the fuck up will you.

reminds me, must top up my washer fluid cos I've had a silent movie running on my dash for a few days now, it won't be too long before I'm totally old skool and topping up because it is empty.

you've took it on the chin with at base really.  I'd have gaffer taped that roof up, taken the fuse out and smoked it until the MOT was out. Then moved it on for the few tokens.  However, can also understand the wanting rid.

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On 5/29/2019 at 7:36 AM, dollywobbler said:

Aye. Seems so. As he was strapping down the car he began complaining that there was a smell of petrol. I'm glad he didn't push the point because it's a £200 car with full MOT and I would have been tempted to strike a match at that point.

Hang on. £200? 

Two hundred pounds?

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