What would you buy & why?

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Re: Yet another "what should I buy next?" type of thread..

#881 Post by Paul240480 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:20 am

Liking the R25, a very much under rated motor in my view as they're mostly not that badly off for rust and are simple enough to be reliable. So where did they all go then?


There're all over here still. See loads of Renaults , some 'nails' , some minty. From the old 4TL through to 25's.

I regularly see a fab R4 at the local town. Driven by an old dear all year round. Mind you I'm pretty sure it's very much a 'Triggers Broom' :lol:

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Re: Yet another "what should I buy next?" type of thread..

#882 Post by gazza82 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:44 pm

suffolkpete wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:34 am
I don't think it's just VW.
It's not .. Ford, Fiat/Alfa, MB, etc all suffering this.

Potholes and speed humps may not help (I was also going to mention the "O" word ..) ...

perhaps we are just asking too much of poor Chinese steel nowadays ..
"If you're driving on the edge ... you're leaving too much room!"

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Re: Yet another "what should I buy next?" type of thread..

#883 Post by rich. » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:15 am

gazza82 wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:44 pm
suffolkpete wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:34 am
I don't think it's just VW.
It's not .. Ford, Fiat/Alfa, MB, etc all suffering this.

Potholes and speed humps may not help (I was also going to mention the "O" word ..) ...

perhaps we are just asking too much of poor Chinese steel nowadays ..
whats the o word???
meanwhile im tempted to go and see this
https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1527569097.htm/
https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1505402448.htm/
https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1522834596.htm/
https://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/1526304045.htm/
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173656734006
:drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

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Re: Yet another "what should I buy next?" type of thread..

#884 Post by JPB » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:15 pm

rich. wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:15 am
whats the o word??....
:oops: :oops: :oops:

Rich, please, if you're planning to search the interwebs for the answer, Duckduckgo it as Google would explode in your face, possibly literally.
:scared:
:lol:

Nice looking MX5, maybe ask the vendor for the reg details so you can check out its failures from 2005 to the most recent. Oh wait, we've been there.. ;)
Good luck with registering the Insight in that France, maybe buy it for use when you're in the UK?
Buy the American pickup, you're a builder, builders need a pickup, right? :P
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Re: Yet another "what should I buy next?" type of thread..

#885 Post by rich. » Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:10 pm

insight.. registered in france :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
pickup, even less chance :lol:
https://www.gumtree.com/p/toyota/2000-t ... 1321439319
https://www.gumtree.com/p/toyota/toyota ... 1321315735
tempting :drool: :drool: :drool:
although when i mot check the first one computer said no.. have i broken the dvla :? :? :scared:
https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/

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Re: Yet another "what should I buy next?" type of thread..

#886 Post by JPB » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:50 pm

No, you didn't break DVLA. The plate is a 1997/'98 one and the car is a 2000 model, so should be on an X or thereabouts. Maybe the R reg is from another car, maybe it's been retained for some reason? Either way, the car being returned to its original plate would mean that you'd need the correct, Y2K reg to check it.
John, Operating knackered old sheds as daily transport since 1981. :|

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Re: Yet another "what should I buy next?" type of thread..

#887 Post by rich. » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:54 am

thanks mate.. wifey prefers the black one :D ill ring him today! looking for new headlights is proving difficult..
meanwhile
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264056103658
:drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

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Re: Yet another "what should I buy next?" type of thread..

#888 Post by rich. » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:34 pm

black one sold :( never got to find out why the plates didnt match up..

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Re: Yet another "what should I buy next?" type of thread..

#889 Post by JPB » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:00 pm

Nice looking Nissan, but I'd sooner have unmended holes than someone else's welding, unless the welder was one of my former students or Heather; sister in law and annoyingly gifted manipulator of molten metals. Chances are the 2007 failure was addressed properly as the exact same failure hasn't recurred, but heavy surface rust through standing around? How does that happen then, was the car "standing around" in a bath of salty slush?

Having put that thought into writing, I obviously need to find something unexpectedly free from corrosion:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1989-Daihats ... rk:48:pf:0

Just the job for a resident of that France because someone put the steering wheel ( :idea: and the pedals too, if you're really lucky) on the wrong side.
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Re: Yet another "what should I buy next?" type of thread..

#890 Post by rich. » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:07 pm

ooh that is nice!! i nearly bought one of those many moons ago...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163351192510
meanwhile im looking for headlights for a 2001 mr2.. they seem have all vanished from europe :?

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