Some words - cars

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by moleamol @ Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:40 pm

CJ+ wrote:I'm pondering a new (to me) car. It's for taking dogs to the beach, and junk to the tip, and me to work.

Is a 3L petrol auto Subaru Outback (2007ish, about 70K miles) going to be a terrible terrible idea?

Remember what matters: comfort, auto, warm, quiet, .................... other stuff ......................... efficiency, performance.


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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Deuteronomy @ Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:46 pm

moleamol wrote:
CJ+ wrote:I'm pondering a new (to me) car. It's for taking dogs to the beach, and junk to the tip, and me to work.

Is a 3L petrol auto Subaru Outback (2007ish, about 70K miles) going to be a terrible terrible idea?

Remember what matters: comfort, auto, warm, quiet, .................... other stuff ......................... efficiency, performance.


Get a Defender!


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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Damien Thorn @ Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:25 pm

moleamol wrote:
CJ+ wrote:I'm pondering a new (to me) car. It's for taking dogs to the beach, and junk to the tip, and me to work.

Is a 3L petrol auto Subaru Outback (2007ish, about 70K miles) going to be a terrible terrible idea?

Remember what matters: comfort, auto, warm, quiet, .................... other stuff ......................... efficiency, performance.


Get a Defender!


Get the Outback.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by CJ+ @ Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:22 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:
moleamol wrote:
CJ+ wrote:I'm pondering a new (to me) car. It's for taking dogs to the beach, and junk to the tip, and me to work.

Is a 3L petrol auto Subaru Outback (2007ish, about 70K miles) going to be a terrible terrible idea?

Remember what matters: comfort, auto, warm, quiet, .................... other stuff ......................... efficiency, performance.


Get a Defender!


Get the Outback.

I well <3 you, Damo.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Rod Rammage @ Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:03 pm

Background, this car has been in our family since 1994, it has a galvanized chassis. about five years ago my daughter announced she was going to strip it down and upgrade etc.She stripped the wings,bonnet,doors, seatts etc ready for restoration. She then had the opportunity to go to New Zealand and has subsequently decided not to return.Therefore the opportunity has arisen to complete this project.


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Re: Some words - cars

Post by CJ+ @ Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:18 pm

Can you imagine the scene at Christmas, when you murmur to your wife (or husband or spirit animal or otherkin - we don't judge, here on CTF) "come outside, I have your present ready for you", and they get that little smile of anticipation and say, "oh love, I do hope you didn't spend too much*", and you take them by the hand and lead them to the drive/yard/whatever, saying "I tried hard but managed to keep it under a thousand", and they quiver a little inside - Rod has just spent nearly a thousand pounds on my Xmas present - I am now moist/erect - and you pull the big silky sheet off it, to reveal this.

"Oh."

*This is of course a massive lie
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Rod Rammage @ Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:49 pm

The thing is, those cars really are big meccano sets. There will be no welding to put if back together, only spannering. And you can tell it would be easy to do, since a girl took it apart.

Yeah I expect the panels are a bit rusty and maybe need replacing, but spend an afternoon putting that back together and you could probably sell it for £2k.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Strawman @ Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:07 pm

Yes, one of the last hand assembled cars still being sold when Citroen decided it couldn't sell them at a profit anymore and there was no way to mechanise the assembly. They wouldn't let anyone photograph inside he factory, officially because trade secrets but apparently it was fairly Dickensian in there, one person had the job of closing the bonnets as the cars rolled off the assembly line and wore a giant boot to kick them shut.

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Rod Rammage wrote:but spend an afternoon putting that back together and you could probably sell it for £2k.

provided it ran, it might not and there are undisclosed reasons he daughter took it apart.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Rod Rammage @ Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:13 pm

Strawman wrote:undisclosed reasons he daughter took it apart.


She needs to get her arse back from New Zealand and sort this mess out.

How do you think she would like it if her parents went over there and took her car apart and then fcuked off back to England?

Jesus I feel like going over there and taking the daughter apart and leaving her in bits in a garage. But as a feminist I REFUSE to do so.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by manfromdelmonte @ Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:24 pm

I would buy that in a heartbeat if I had anywhere to put it and rebuild it.

When I finished university my plan was to buy one and drive it around France for the summer eating bread and cheese and drinking. This was 2006ish and they were all too bloody expensive then. The good ones were pricey and the cheap ones were fcuked. I think I was about 3 years late.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Pigeon @ Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:14 pm

I was quite shocked recently to discover that Morris Minors are now a few grand just to be half way sure the boxes have got all the bits in, and several more grand if you want them actually assembled.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by minornut @ Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:16 pm

Pigeon wrote:I was quite shocked recently to discover that Morris Minors are now a few grand just to be half way sure the boxes have got all the bits in, and several more grand if you want them actually assembled.

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by NNK @ Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:41 am

Amazing the difference a few weeks can make, I've sold the M3 !
I couldn't justify it being sat unused on the driveway any longer, plus a MK2 Escort shell has come up for grabs and I still have enough race parts stored up to build a great road legal, track day car.
Obv I knew I had them (in the back of my mind) but a mate was looking through the container they are in for a wheel and stubbed his toe on a gearbox !

Remember my horrible looking MX5 Turbo track car ? Well I bought all these parts years ago with a view to doing some racing in an actual class, not just messing around with mates in MX5's (that sounds bad).
IIRC there are wheels, shocks, diff, motor (in pieces), brakes, gearbox, etc.

Also found a load of Ducati parts that I had forgotten about. Lots of race stuff for a 748, think its time to sell them.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Deuteronomy @ Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:47 am

NNK wrote:Amazing the difference a few weeks can make, I've sold the M3 !
I couldn't justify it being sat unused on the driveway any longer, plus a MK2 Escort shell has come up for grabs and I still have enough race parts stored up to build a great road legal, track day car.
Obv I knew I had them (in the back of my mind) but a mate was looking through the container they are in for a wheel and stubbed his toe on a gearbox !

Remember my horrible looking MX5 Turbo track car ? Well I bought all these parts years ago with a view to doing some racing in an actual class, not just messing around with mates in MX5's (that sounds bad).
IIRC there are wheels, shocks, diff, motor (in pieces), brakes, gearbox, etc.

Also found a load of Ducati parts that I had forgotten about. Lots of race stuff for a 748, think its time to sell them.


Do a build thread for the Escort NNK.

Do it.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by CJ+ @ Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:29 pm

Going to look at a couple of estates tonight. Saab 9-3 and an Audi Asomething. Wish me luck.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by ttwiggy @ Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:18 pm

CJ+ wrote:Going to look at a couple of estates tonight. Saab 9-3 and an Audi Asomething. Wish me luck.


What 9-3 are you looking at CJ? I'm starting to think very seriously about the TTiD for upcoming commuting plans.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by CJ+ @ Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:25 pm

ttwiggy wrote:
CJ+ wrote:Going to look at a couple of estates tonight. Saab 9-3 and an Audi Asomething. Wish me luck.


What 9-3 are you looking at CJ? I'm starting to think very seriously about the TTiD for upcoming commuting plans.

1.9 diesel thinger, 2007.

ETA this one:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201701040996540

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by ttwiggy @ Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:54 pm

CJ+ wrote:
ttwiggy wrote:
CJ+ wrote:Going to look at a couple of estates tonight. Saab 9-3 and an Audi Asomething. Wish me luck.


What 9-3 are you looking at CJ? I'm starting to think very seriously about the TTiD for upcoming commuting plans.

1.9 diesel thinger, 2007.

ETA this one:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201701040996540

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Your thrill about this potential purchase is palpable!

Looks nice, and is the sort of thing I'm looking at, only cheaper, more miles and with two turbos for 180bhp.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Strawman @ Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:29 pm

Yeah calm down CJ+ you'll have us all wanting one.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by CJ+ @ Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:19 pm

Drove it, liked it, bought it.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by spast1kunt @ Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:24 pm

CJ+ wrote:Drove it, liked it, bought it.

I figured you must have bought it because the ad has been removed. Nice colour.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by thekungfury @ Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:27 pm

Are you going to wear Edna's glasses while you drive it?
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by CJ+ @ Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:29 pm

Lovely car inside and out. Back to stirring cogs to elicit forward motion, but if you've got to do that, the gearbox in this car is as nice a way as any.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Käsemeister @ Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:38 pm

thekungfury wrote:Are you going to wear Edna's glasses while you drive it?


It’s a 9-3, not a 9-5.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by thekungfury @ Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:46 pm

Käsemeister wrote:
thekungfury wrote:Are you going to wear Edna's glasses while you drive it?


It’s a 9-3, not a 9-5.

Same difference. Plus ceej wears hipster glasses so it's hardly a stretch.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by spast1kunt @ Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:47 pm

What were they thinking when they did that?

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by CJ+ @ Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:48 pm

thekungfury wrote:
Käsemeister wrote:
thekungfury wrote:Are you going to wear Edna's glasses while you drive it?


It’s a 9-3, not a 9-5.

Same difference. Plus ceej wears hipster glasses so it's hardly a stretch.

Well, I am pretty hip.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by CJ+ @ Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:50 pm

spast1kunt wrote:What were they thinking when they did that?

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I don't see Dame Edna, I see this:

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Doctor Congo @ Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:05 pm

CJ+ wrote:Drove it, liked it, bought it.



How much?
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by CJ+ @ Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:12 pm

Doctor Congo wrote:
CJ+ wrote:Drove it, liked it, bought it.



How much?

Five and a bit.
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