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PostSubject: Newbie from Cheshire   Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:00 pm

I should have done this before so to put things right here goes. So I guess I began in the true spirit of bangernomics with my first car which was a 1978 Austin Marina 1300. I bought it for 100 with lovely blue crushed velvet interior of the period. It never once let me down except one day it was running rough. A quick wire brush of the plugs and it was perfect again. There followed a string of Nissan Sunny`s 120Y & 140Y all of which were spot on. Then the bug bit hard and I fell head over heels in love with a VW Golf GTi Mk2 8V. I kept it for 7yrs and spent around 10k on it. Ever since then I went right off track and all my cars following were valued in the thousands. That was until the last 4 or 5yrs where I have started to recapture the spirit of bangernomics. I am currently hunting for something now but because I wont settle for anything it has to be a little bit interesting Rolling Eyes

Anyway see you around and thanks for reading.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from Cheshire   Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:08 pm

Welome!!

Interesting point, where do we draw the line between :

run of the mill, standard but easy to get cheep parts for, easy to maintain

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interesting/ special but the parts are less easy to get hold of, if at all, expensive, needs a mechanic.


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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from Cheshire   Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:19 pm

I guess what I mean by interesting and in my opinion would be cars like:

VW golf gti mk2
volvo 440/460glt
volvo 480
saab 900/9000
audi coupe
bmw 3 series 1st & 2nd generation

I guess this could mean more than the bag of sand I have.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from Cheshire   Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:30 am

Welcome to the Forum i remember a friends dad having a Marina with that sort of interior in the 80's :W:

Things have come a long way since with Bangers though cars that are considered bangers are so good these days they no longer seem Banger like :W:

Id say go for it buying my Merc has changed my way of thinking i have a nearly new fleet car at my disposal but i don't drive it that often now unfotunately im in a contract but i am seriously thinking of not renewing it when its up and going Bangernomics all the way :Wky:

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from Cheshire   Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:04 am

Thanks all for the replies. I really need to get sorted now but im such a picky bugger Smile

Im off back to AT & Ebay land oh and maybe a little Gumtree action too.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from Cheshire   Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:06 am

Welcome and good luck :Wky:

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