General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)


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sodomgomorra
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1364 posts since 24/3/14

13 Jun 2016 08:46
Normally a "that's nice dear" would suffice.
figurine
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5734 posts since 14/5/07

13 Jun 2016 08:48
Mr.X. wrote: Nice of you to post about your mum but I can't think anyone gives a fuck.
Laughing out loud

Also,
sodomgomorra wrote: Mother
Laughing out loud
sodomgomorra
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1364 posts since 24/3/14

13 Jun 2016 09:27
It's sometimes easy to forget that this place is inhabited by grown ass men.
gawkrodger
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7499 posts since 4/11/08

13 Jun 2016 12:05
Laughing out loud

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291787514817
Anto
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3572 posts since 19/1/12

13 Jun 2016 12:24
Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
illwill
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3652 posts since 17/5/04

3 Jul 2016 09:57
Might be a stupid question but is there anywhere that specialises in selling cosmetically bad but mechanically sound vehicles?

My girlfriend needs a new car but she's the worst driver ever so it would be handy to get a nice bargain on a pre-fucked motor as she's gonna put a dent in every panel anyway.
Brian Damage
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7992 posts since 21/10/03

3 Jul 2016 10:46
Not sure in 'specialises' but try any second hand dealer that sells old cars in the 3-4 figure range, there will be plenty of scratched and scuffed cars traded in.
illwill
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3652 posts since 17/5/04

3 Jul 2016 12:29
That's the thing, we're not looking for a shitter. Want to spend about 10K but I suppose that it's worth sellers fixing cosmetic problems when a car has that kinda value.
Brian Damage
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7992 posts since 21/10/03

posted 3 Jul 2016 15:59, edited 3 Jul 2016 15:59
Not sure id spend 10k that she's going to risk scuffing up…with your post I thought you'd want a few hundred quid banger as she sounded a liability Laughing out loud
With that sort of cash, I doubt you get a wreck or cosmetically bad car at all…and not sure why you'd look for one with 10k.
Get something newer then and fix any dings, scuffs etx for a few hundred quid when you resell.
illwill
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3652 posts since 17/5/04

3 Jul 2016 16:11
Yeah, it's an unusual situation. She's got a new job and is gonna be doing mega miles so needs something reliable, comfortable, economical and above all safe…hence the need for something newish and the 10k budget.

She's guaranteed to reverse it into a dry stone wall at some point and it would pain me to spend any money fixing cosmetic problems so would be happy to leave it looking shabby and run it into the ground. New cars leave me pretty cold so we wouldn't be changing it any time soon.

Maybe it would be more sensible to half the budget, get something older and shabbier and spend the money saved on maintenance and fuel.
shralp-lad
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880 posts since 21/4/11

3 Jul 2016 16:26
Just buy a 10K car that shouldnt depreciate too much and haggle some driving lessons out of the dealer, simple as
illwill
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3652 posts since 17/5/04

3 Jul 2016 16:27
Maybe i should just sack her off and get this that I've been obsessing over.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262446027396
shralp-lad
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880 posts since 21/4/11

3 Jul 2016 16:45
Not only an investment in motoring, but an investment in getting lots of numbers
phish
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271 posts since 5/1/10

21 Jul 2016 17:09
alloy wheel repair recommendations? south manc/cheshire way.
Dee
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11194 posts since 22/11/07

21 Jul 2016 17:57
Landcruiser looks alright.
oldgregg
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6274 posts since 13/4/02

21 Jul 2016 18:56
First track day with my youngest boy, pretty much what i wanna do for the rest of my life, and running. Fucked off some lambos and porsches but was beaten by a 700hk tesla, didnt have to change tires every 2nd race though..
toocan
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723 posts since 7/11/07

21 Jul 2016 21:12
phish wrote: alloy wheel repair recommendations? south manc/cheshire way.
rhino have a good reputation might be a bit of a trek
oldgregg
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6274 posts since 13/4/02

22 Jul 2016 01:44
Bitch, etc
ballso
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631 posts since 26/1/09

28 Jul 2016 13:18
anyone lease their motors (for personal use)?

i've just got back from three years overseas, and am living literally a two minute drive to/from where i now work. i want a new(er) car and will do next to no miles (maybe even less than 5k a year). i don’t want to spend a massive amount on a car, which is why I’m looking into leasing. was just interested in peoples experiences with it, if they’ve done it in the past or do it currently.
andymakesglasses
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20199 posts since 26/1/06

28 Jul 2016 13:40
Have you thought about hiring instead of leasing? I live in the city centre and sold my car a couple of years ago. I just rent when I need a car. The cars are typically less than 6 months old and you don't have any related hassle such as insurance, parking, worrying about your car parked in the street, etc.

The downside is spontaneous trips are constricted by having to book ahead (although Hertz 24/7 can help with that if you have a location near you).