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DW , I do like watching your videos on YouTube . Regarding the charade , as people have already said , it's probably going to be cheaper to put a 2nd hand engine in it than try sorting the old one . Youve got a nice mix of cars , all different , but also alike. Be nice to see some Yugo action soon . 

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3 hours ago, SiC said:

Plenty of decent sub 1k family cars about still. This sold today not too far from me for well under that and is the 7 seater version (iirc):

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Renault-grand-scenic-1-5-DYN-DCI-2010-/224735963679

People carriers like that are out of fashion already (as not a Qashqai seating position) so are pretty much worthless. Done a few miles but they're pretty tough engines at that generation. Plus extremely economical. 

That was in my watch list as it's similar to mine, albeit a bit older and higher mileage (and lower spec).  They're a pretty decent drive and loads of space for something based on a Mégane.

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Cheers folks. I suspect a fleet reduction will occur in 2022, but then people with a problem always say that, don't they?

Wasted a day looking at an absolute shitbox of a Peugeot Partner today. Red flags a-go-go mean I shouldn't have even viewed it but travelled all the way to Gloucs to confirm it was f*cked. One sill had a hole in it filled with expanding foam FFS! Seller didn't even turn up, so we pissed off back home. 

All this after losing the key to the Multipla. I was meant to be delivering it to the new owner, so that went well too.

Conclusion. Should have stayed in bed. 

 

 

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A cathartic fleet reduction sounds like a sensible thing to consider.

My approach is that as long as I have one dependable car for the Mrs, then I'm comfortable (she may be about to try and break away from that and nick my new Saab off me in preference to the Civic, which has been a good car)

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I think a 2022 auto cull may be a sensible choice, you've a lot on your plate with that fleet as it is.

Have you thought about an early Focus Estate as an option for the family wagon? There seem to be plenty of decent early ones still about, eg...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/373822194308?hash=item57098a0284

Look after yourself DW

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+1 to a car clear out.

Getting rid of the Mini this year was an incredible weight off my shoulders as it had been stripped and in the way since 2015 and I clearly wasn't going to get around to it any time soon.

Anything that isn't sentimental, valuable or nearly extinct needs to be fucked off for the sake of your mental health, a lot of members on here have a modern car somewhere in their fleet as a daily and I can definitely see why sometimes.

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Am on my way to collect the car.  This is one review on the trader I'm buying from...

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Encouraging eh? Company has changed name and moved in the past year. Feeling slightly concerned. I'll certainly be checking the car over properly before handing over any money! Slightly concerned I might be losing my deposit today. Let's see... (Not that I'll issue any spoilers before a video is out).

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God, eyes wide open then.  It seems like there's so many fly by night characters out there. 

I went to a dealer and it was a sad experience. It turned out the car wasn't at the dealers office. It was on a bit of scrub ground where Taxis were being serviced. Massive tear in the drivers seat. One service stamp in the book and no history of a timing belt. "yea Bruv I don't think it's never been serviced, just like it's not in the book". It should have had 6 stamps and a timing belt done. Walked away rather quickly... 

Such fucking chancers. And they'd good reviews too! 

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2 minutes ago, MJK 24 said:

3.0 V6 through a 4 speed torque converter when petrol is £1.45?!

If only he had a fleet of cars that included some semi economical ones, like a 2cv, Matiz, Fox, Invacar, GSA etc etc.

If Betty is manageable, this is manageable.

A big, wafty Jap auto estate that just 'works' mechanically to get to and from the unit, run errands etc, lug parts etc, isn't a terrible choice.

Yeah there are (way) more economical things, less rust prone things etc, but in terms of cars you won't have to tinker with too often mechanically, that is pretty much right up there in terms of bulletproofness.

Even though we all know it wasn't that, but the rear wiper setup was the reason he actually bought it 😂

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