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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny Wilkinson View Post
    Yes but for every ford recommended you have to recommend a non ford that is also not an mx5

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    Done! It's just it's my fault that he went to buy a Golf and bought a Porsche. I'm really very proud of that

    EDIT, and also, get an MX5.

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    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...01608247104373

    It might scratch Rosanna's Jag itch too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Si View Post
    Done! It's just it's my fault that he went to buy a Golf and bought a Porsche. I'm really very proud of that

    EDIT, and also, get an MX5.
    Haha Not much chance of that this time around; I really do need something I don't GAF about, as that's what's driving the decision to get a second car in the first place.

    Tried using the 911 as an every day car and you know what, it's perfectly possible, it's just not possible to do that and keep it nice - and that's not because of the car, it's because of scummy people

    Basically I'm fed up with Rosanna going out to shit places and me having to hold my breath as to whether the car is coming back in one piece. That's sort of spoiling ownership really.

    My view is getting a second car for the shopping trips, trips to the dump, leaving in crap train station car parks and outside nightclubs means I just get to use the car for all the bits I actually want to use it for - like nice drives out and staying over mates' houses where there's relative safety and off road parking.



    And now with all that said, I'm looking at Jags because they look nice Cheers JW - that's totally undone my hard work of talking myself into one of these horrible things

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    How about a nice little practical 3 door hatchback? No need for roof bars, lots of space in the back with the seats down a bike goes inside.

    1500 gets you a shitter.

    200SX RS13 '89-93.

    But if you need 2 bikes. As it's lower than a 911 it's easy to get the bikes on the roof.

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    It's not a bad shout - maybe I could use Precious as a shitter
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    Quote Originally Posted by arry View Post
    It's not a bad shout - maybe I could use Precious as a shitter
    lol. Even a cnut like you wouldn't do that to me

    Take a good look at the Jag I linked to. Good nick, good history, one owner, reasonable mileage, manual, petrol, RWD... what's not to like. Its in Chelmsford and its so good I'm seriously tempted myself and I want to lose two not gain one

    I'll take a look at it for you if you want

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    It's in Chelmo? Cool - if it's still about in the week I'll arrange to go see. Not free to do anything but drink this weekend.
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    The xc70 is a really good daily, had ours for 5yrs and it only required a washer pump

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    Buy my YRV Turbo. You can put an MTB in it or on it. Goes like shit off a stick, gets either awesome or horrendous MPG depending on how much loud pedal you give it. Necessary maintenance has cost me all of 400 in 3.5yrs of ownership and those bits have been rusty or have worn out and isn't now, so should not need it for another 11 years.

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    I have seen and thought about that loads - but I do want something bigger. Going to Wales this year I had to hire a car. Doing that whilst owning two, neither of which suitable, would do me in
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    I reckon Saab/Volvo is a perfect sort. Big, dull, dependable.
    I was in the market for either, just so happened that the hideous swede was the first available.
    I was also looking looking at s60s, but they were pricier and thinner on the ground. That would need a bike rack though.
    I've got a towball mounted one but tbh I hardly use it as I prefer to sling the bike inside for security.
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    How about a Subaru Legacy, estate, boxer engine, and 4wd might be a bit more than 1500 though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Si View Post
    Done! It's just it's my fault that he went to buy a Golf and bought a Porsche. I'm really very proud of that

    EDIT, and also, get an MX5.
    Yes yes yes!

    A decent bones 2 bike rack and walla





    Need the load space of a Postman Pat van... ahem





    Remove the passenger seat (4 bolts) and you could buy a Christmas tree so big it needs planted in the garden!
    Need some more seats? easy just stick a couple on steel reinforced bootlid of the mk 1 and 2, a set of gloves and woolly hats they will be grand.


    Sure you may have some sacrifices, like no cup holders but the drive too and from the cycle spot will make up for it...















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    Volvo V70 T5. Done.

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    Just get a V70. A couple of mates had one, they're indestructable (almost literally) and frugal, comfortable, etc.

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    My brother has an old Volvo S80 5 cylinder diesel. Used to have an old T5 convertible which he took to Poland and back. He is always singing praises about Volvo's.
    They are good cars, relatively quick, frugal, handle well, ride well, reliable, 5 cylinders sound good albeit quite muted. The main thing I don't like is the dash is ugly and lifeless under geared steering typical of big luxo barges but overall it they are really good cars, great value for money too.
    Both were about 1300-1500 mark iirc and not sheds either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cleanhands View Post
    Is Mark on holiday? Thought he'd have stepped in with Focus estate by now.
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    Aaaaaaahhh! Marks hacked into Chris's user !

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    Fook you all

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    I like Mark, he seems fair.
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    I've got a Honda Accord estate you could have. Mechanically sound but "scruffy"

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    I'd second a Subaru legacy. Capable and capacious. Great in British weather.
    Probably not the best time to buy though as priced go up in autumn/winter due to the 4x4ness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    I've got a Honda Accord estate you could have. Mechanically sound but "scruffy"
    That could work. Details? Cheers.
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