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Author Selling a half decent car & running a shity banger?!
Colin
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10th Apr 08 at 16:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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Originally posted by Dean_W
My friend is a joiner. He takes his tools to work with him.

He bought a 1.3 G reg escort last year with 5 months tax and 11 months test for 50.

It's never, ever failed to start, cheap on petrol. He's spent 20 on some springs and 20 on some wheels.

Perfect for mooching about back and too from work.




Ideal for scrambling to work & back!!
ScottBeck
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10th Apr 08 at 16:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

escort in classifieds is goin cheap
AK
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10th Apr 08 at 17:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

hehe..


my shitter collection over the years has been ace!

1.0 Panda
1.4 SRi nova
2.8 Supra
punto GT
V8 range rover
205 GTi
Alfa 147

i make enough money to drive a nice car around, but i choose not too its all about image, and i seem to have fun in shite old cars.

[Edited on 10-04-2008 by AK]
Mobby
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10th Apr 08 at 17:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Colin
quote:
Originally posted by mobby
but you do want to get to work dont you, you cant always trust a old banger


Golf been unreliable - in 2 crashes. I can always get a lift or borrow a new car for a couple days.

If its serious i have cash waiting to buy another banger!

fair enough then, your sorted, a bange looks like the way forward to you, id guess you can trust newer cars more, i understand alot do break down but they cant be all bad
Lucky B
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10th Apr 08 at 17:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Buy my 1.4 Astra for 250. (MOT Nov 08)
cunningham
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10th Apr 08 at 18:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

do it my sisters bf mechanic of 9 years used to fire back in forward in a G reg escort estate lol ran on part deisel and part petrol after some dosey wifey came to his work to get tank drained lol smokey fun plus wen it snowed lol drifting in a G reg estate was fun lol

hes now got a suzuki vitari with raised lift 50mm and snorkel and welded diff etc does off roading theres no need for him to have a fast car he drives plenty at his work lucky git

[Edited on 10-04-2008 by cunningham]
M2RTY
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10th Apr 08 at 18:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i keep the bmw for best and use a 99 plate corsa 1.2 16v for work

paid 650 for it 2.5 years ago, done 35k in it, and would get 650 back for it again now

spent 100 or so on it, oil, back box, got free set of tyres, sport seats and a cd player

bargin
Lisa
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aswell as my evo i have a 1.1 clapped out fiesta.......i keep telling myself the evo has to go but i just can't do it. it would be the sensible option as when fiesta just been of road for a week for mot i put in 180 of fuel in 9 days


if you have the heart to do it then do but every journey i do in the fiesta that is soul destroying i think of getting in the nice one to play
Bonney
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10th Apr 08 at 18:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Been thinking of doing this myself. Only takes me 5 mins to get to work in a morning, so was thinking of getting a small, old skool turbo'd car. Been looking at punto gt turbos, always liked them, and i think now is the time to do something daft and get one
Colin
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10th Apr 08 at 20:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by AK
hehe..


my shitter collection over the years has been ace!

1.0 Panda
1.4 SRi nova
2.8 Supra
punto GT
V8 range rover
205 GTi
Alfa 147

i make enough money to drive a nice car around, but i choose not too its all about image, and i seem to have fun in shite old cars.

[Edited on 10-04-2008 by AK]


Im thinking its the way forward
Colin
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10th Apr 08 at 20:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Lucky B
Buy my 1.4 Astra for 250. (MOT Nov 08)


Tempted with that!
Gareth
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10th Apr 08 at 21:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

It sounds good in theory but if you ended up with a dog then repairs could be more than you paid for it!

I for 1 would not be making a motorway commute of 600 miles a week in a car that cost 250!
Colin
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10th Apr 08 at 22:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If you break down you get a fith of your money back via scrap & buy another one.....constant stock of tractors for sale!!
Rebrabuk
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10th Apr 08 at 22:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Go for the scrapper!

Can thrash it to your hearts content whilst knowing if it breaks you don't have to fix it. Constant wheeling and dealing of cars is more fun. Often cheaper in the longrun than maintenance of a more worthy car.

You can always buy a nicer car when you're old, rich and famous.
Colin
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10th Apr 08 at 23:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Im liking the idea of being able to not give a shit, thrash the living daylights out of it & generally not give a shit.

Jade thinks im bonkers for wanting to give up a nice car
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I think your bonkers cos iirc the reason you sold the 1st golf was because you wanted a 'reliable' car to get you to and from work everyday
Andrew
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I paid 10k for my car, thrash it and generally don't give a shit about it

It's a bonus if it's still got windows when i come back.

I like the thought of having a nice reliable car that i don't spend my life worrying about. It pays for itself at the end of the day.

I'd love a nice sporty car. Just don't have the funds to change my day to day car every few years and run a second car. That's life though.
MarkM
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11th Apr 08 at 16:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You can buy a reliable car for 2000 though...most 306 HDI's if looked after can be very reliable...

Wouldnt chance the mileage your doing on a 500 car...

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