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D7
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PostSubject: Hey folks   Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:39 am

Just found this forum when I was searching about the internet, and this place is right up my street.

I absolutly love my older Bangers - nothing better than gloating to my mates that I bought a tidy old car for peanuts with cash to spare to go to the pub, go away for weekends etc when they are flogging their guts out on finance with their brand new "fashion icons" - but can't enjoy life as they don't have any money!

Anyway, my current runabout, is a 1996 (N) Rover 420 SD - L-Series TD engine running on 50/50 Vegetable Oil - drops the running costs even furthur! 12 months MoT and 6 months Tax saw this a bargain at 275, looks the business when cleaned up. Always gets commented on how good condition its in for age...

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Previous runabout bangers over the past couple of years include:

1995 (M) Ford Mondeo GLX TD - Bought from auction - 70! 2 months MoT but needed taxing - it flew through it's MoT 2 months later and is still going strong with my mate now!

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1997 (R) Honda Accord 2.0iS - 12 months MoT, 4 months Tax - 400!! FSH also at 104,000 miles, got it cheap from a friend who needed to sell it as no longer had the space. A Shogun smacked into the side of it eventually but it still drove and the doors opened.Sold it for the same 400 6 months later when the gearbox started to let go...

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1993 (L) Vauxhall Cavalier 1.8 LS - 110 7 months MoT but needed taxing. 69,000 miles on the clock. Great car. Then it got nicked and was never the same when I got it back Sad

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1996 (P) Ford Fiesta 1.3 LX - Bought for 100 quid with the alloys as well - took it in as a part ex on the above. Engine went bang few weeks later, could (and should) have scrapped it but got a cheap engine and dropped it in myself. Still kicking about as well I think, sold at a profit.

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Just a couple of the past steeds, had plenty more to my name however! They all been quite respectable, good looking cars as well, so I really don't see the point of a new car? Just people bothered about their image I guess Rolling Eyes


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PostSubject: Re: Hey folks   Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:16 pm

Sounds good Smile Who sells the cheapest veg oil these days?

Rover seem to be the best bangernomics car at the moment - a guy at work got a T reg 99 Rover 600 1.8i something for 640 the other day in excellent conditions, runs perfectly, and only needed a stereo. A similar age VW Passat would got about 3 times that.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey folks   Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:11 pm

I get mine from the cash and carry my mums work uses (my mums head cook in a kitchen) so I just bung her some cash every time she goes and she gets as much as she can for the money - it's always cheaper at the warehouse than in the shops!

Rovers are absolutly cracking value for money, especially if you get the L-Series Diesel, such as in mine, the 2.0 T-Series Petrol engine (in either N/A form or Turbo'd in a 620Ti) or a Honda engined one, such as in the 600s. K-Series can be a ball ache though...

The 2.0 engine in my Accord was a lovely engine and i'd be tempted to get a 600 with the same engine when I come to change, although i'd probably struggle to go back to petrol running costs - so a 600 Diesel will be the more likely choice...Veggie running as well Laughing
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PostSubject: Rovers   Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:13 pm

Can't disagree lads and lovely pics by the way, Rovers are fantastic on so many levels, I promise to go out and buy one soon...J
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PostSubject: Re: Hey folks   Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:38 am

Rovers are cracking buys especially in the Diesel variants, although i'm bugging a lad at the moment who's selling a T plate 416i for 100, head gasket gone. Could have it sorted and back on the road in a weekend and i'll be selling for a reasonable bangernomic price as well Cool

Mates just picked up an N plate Escort 1.6 16v Zetec in white, MoT November, Taxed April, 110k but FSH! runs like a dream but he's only going to keep it a couple of months as he wants an Si or GTi ideally...got first dibs on it when he sells it (I like my Fords more) Cool and he's just bought the Si alloys (as I had on the Fiesta above) off me to make it look a bit smarter Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hey folks   Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:57 pm

Just found the forum; thought I'd carry on D7's introductory post. I'm also into Bangernomics, mostly through student poverty but have come to love the value too. Recently I've been doing a post-grad in automotive engineering near where I live, and decided I could manage without a car for a while... I managed five months before getting fed up of cycling in the rain, trains not turning up, and not being able to travel after 11pm!

I really couldn't afford anything, whatsoever (have you seen the price of PG education?!!), but I borrowed 200 from a friend and set out to buy the cheapest thing I could find in the free ads... Exclamation What I found (and bought) was this majestic animal, a 1986 Daihatsu Domino. Definitely the only car I've bought that needed googling to find out what it was! Cost me 60 with a couple of months MOT. Had enough left from the 200 to tax it and pay the first two months insurance (despite having 6 points Neutral ). So hurrah! Mobility again! It can't possibly depreciate and, carefully driven, is cheaper than public transport too. Have done about 1100 miles since buying it a month ago, and its still going strong! cheers Hoping the numberplate might be worth something to a courier (or Dee's fiance) too...

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I haven't the time or inclination to list my previous 13 purchases, but suffice to say the only time I've ventured into 4 figures I massively regretted it!

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PostSubject: Daihatsu   Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:42 pm

What a lovely little Little Daihatsu, they never really breakdown do they? THe sirion, the old one is great value and the Curore is a brilliant small car....
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PostSubject: Re: Hey folks   Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:34 pm

Nope, just keeps buzzing along! Feels like it'd go forever (if it weren't for rust worries at the MOT next month...)

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