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    Old car - Ideas?

    At this present moment I'm driving around in a 20k mile Rover 111, This is my 3rd Metro/100, and I'm thinking of getting a "different" 2nd car to mess about with from the cheap end of the market. Stuff like old Rover 800s or Hillman Avengers and the like. I have an idea of what I don't want, but not so much what I do want.

    The "no" list is:

    VW beetle: Too slow, rusty and useless for anything other than a fashion statement

    Original Mini: Expensive now, only really any good in 1275 guise

    MK1/2 Escorts: Silly prices and not many left

    other than that, anything goes!

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Old car - Ideas?

    VW camper - Extra uses, great support groups & just nice vehicles

    Series Land Rover or even a not so old Land Rover say a Discovery - again, multi-purpose vehicle, easy to work on, many possibilities, clubs to join.

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    Re: Old car - Ideas?

    205 with mi16 conversion,
    MR2 mk1,
    nova with c20let (2l tubby) conversion,
    xr2,
    cavelier 4x4 turbo,


    What sort of budget are you looking at? And whats it for? All of the above will make very capible track/fast road cars, and will be very cheap to fix.

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    VW beetle: Too slow, rusty and useless for anything other than a fashion statement
    How can you say that. They are considered "Cool" with us younger ones, especially the original ones

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    Re: Old car - Ideas?

    they are considered to be "cool"/"cute" by lasses mainly, now what you want to get yourself is a mustang

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    Re: Old car - Ideas?

    FN-GreaterManchester I suggest you look around the magazine section of your local supermarket and see how many VW enthusiast mags there are. Also have a search on net there's lots of sites for old Dubs.

    My sister and husband have one of the original splitty dub vans and it cost nearly 10k, for a shell. Needed everything redoing, goes well now he's cleaned the engine completely and fit two carbs....anyway...

    An old Cortina?

    I love the old Escorts, saw a great example the other day.

    And who suggested a Nova? tut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    FN-GreaterManchester I suggest you look around the magazine section of your local supermarket and see how many VW enthusiast mags there are. Also have a search on net there's lots of sites for old Dubs.

    My sister and husband have one of the original splitty dub vans and it cost nearly 10k, for a shell. Needed everything redoing, goes well now he's cleaned the engine completely and fit two carbs....anyway...

    An old Cortina?

    I love the old Escorts, saw a great example the other day.

    And who suggested a Nova? tut.
    I have just left school people like them, one of my friends has just finished restoring an old VW beetle

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    Sorry misread your post lol, a comma would have made it clearer

    *hug*

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    Re: Old car - Ideas?

    MK1 golf. Affordable, still plenty to choose from, and still good as a daily driver as I drive mine to work and back everyday. check out www.vwgolfmk1.org.uk for an excellent owners club too.

    Mike.

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    i do apologise mrforgetful, i have edited it does that make it better?

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    hehe yeh, that's perfect, cheers.

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    i like the new VW Passats they look good and they do about 40 miles per gallon and they are pretty nippy

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreddMetal
    they are considered to be "cool"/"cute" by lasses mainly, now what you want to get yourself is a mustang
    You not recommending your MX-3 then?

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    What about one of these

    http://www.merlingarages.co.uk/home.htm

    Personally I like the big Jap cars (driving a Toyota Camry 3.0l at the moment) - dead cheap 2nd hand.

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    Re: Old car - Ideas?

    Morris Traveller? Or Minor?

    Triumph Stag.

    TR6 (though not cheap)

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