+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 79
General Chat Thread, The joys of running old cars! in General; ...
  1. #16

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,962
    Thank Post
    160
    Thanked 152 Times in 116 Posts
    Rep Power
    49
    My tatty escort is in for its MOT in a week or so...think it will fail but hoping its just on minor things - if so that would be 2 years of driving for about £600 all in including substantial welding done last year.
    If it needs anything major I will be buying something else. I really fancy a Honda CRX

  2. #17

    maniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    3,070
    Thank Post
    210
    Thanked 430 Times in 310 Posts
    Rep Power
    144
    I have this in my garage,



    Sadly not on the road at the moment as the clutch went 2 years ago and I've just never had the money to put her back on the road. On top of that she also needs a fair number of other jobs doing.

    However, as my current daily driver is on the way out as well, I may well get her fixed soon and use as my daily drive for the summer months

    Mike

  3. #18

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    1,115
    Thank Post
    108
    Thanked 101 Times in 76 Posts
    Rep Power
    51
    Ahh memories, used to do a lot of work on beetles back in the day, my daughters boyfriend has one now - can't get away from them, considering getting one again!
    New cars are just as bad, my current is 4 years old and just been for a service which cost me 340 quid, and there was a few faults that aren't covered in my warranty.
    Seriously considering going back to shedding!

  4. #19

    Miscbrah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    978
    Thank Post
    275
    Thanked 286 Times in 171 Posts
    Rep Power
    120
    Got a '96 Calibra SE5 last spring.



    Since getting it, it's needed a cambelt (£60 part plus water pump and a doddle to fit,) new CTS (£20 odd, screws in) new pair of tyres (£100 ish) and the odd serviceable bit.

    It's had a new 4-2-1 manifold, uprated filter, PC, Dinitrol, few bits and bobs. King's ransom in fuel though!

    It never breaks. Ever. And it's gorgeous.

  5. #20

    twin--turbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Carlisle
    Posts
    2,334
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 381 Times in 340 Posts
    Rep Power
    150
    My 2002 Galaxy has had £7 spent on it in the last year.

    Rob

  6. #21

    3s-gtech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    2,912
    Thank Post
    154
    Thanked 599 Times in 538 Posts
    Rep Power
    159
    Forgot about this thread! Still got the same MR2, needed another shed load of work for its MoT including new radiator (and it had been SORN'd for four years) but it's now back on the road. I'd forgotten its appetite for fuel!

  7. #22

    synaesthesia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    6,227
    Thank Post
    603
    Thanked 1,092 Times in 840 Posts
    Blog Entries
    15
    Rep Power
    485
    Wub those Calibras Spent most my latter teens lusting after a metallic blue SE6.

    Still rocking my 98 Honda Accord. Had to replace the clutch earlier this year, otherwise it;s just had exhaust, brakes and tyres

  8. Thanks to synaesthesia from:

    Miscbrah (29th August 2013)

  9. #23
    cpjitservices's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Hessle
    Posts
    2,525
    Thank Post
    522
    Thanked 293 Times in 269 Posts
    Rep Power
    83
    My old man has a 1959 Black 5.9 Ltr Oldsmobile

    The joys of running old cars!-olds.jpg

    dont see many like this on the road nowadays!

  10. #24

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,201
    Thank Post
    1,454
    Thanked 2,513 Times in 1,750 Posts
    Rep Power
    755
    The aforementioned Beetle-loving son finally gave in and got a reliable, less gas guzzling, Bora. A strange choice as they are very boring cars. He actually had two and then he reverted and got an old Golf. Currently he has a newer, old Golf and has lowered it, improved the exhaust etc etc.
    He still runs his VW Audi group, DASVAG and I think he will get another Beetle as soon as he has the money and time to look after it
    We have just had to buy our daughter a car and ended up with a Y reg Micra. Failed its MOT for some welding and the volume of the horn (!) but a few quid bunged to a friend of aforementioned son got the welding done and a new horn was £15.

  11. #25

    Norphy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Harpenden
    Posts
    2,490
    Thank Post
    56
    Thanked 343 Times in 266 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    127
    Considering that the Bora is a MKIV golf with a boot, surely he'd find a golf just as boring?

  12. #26

    mac_shinobi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    9,897
    Thank Post
    3,420
    Thanked 1,081 Times in 997 Posts
    Rep Power
    369
    Just curious - when you say the joy of running old cars, how old are we talking here ?

    Does 2001 count or is that still new ?

  13. #27

    Miscbrah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    978
    Thank Post
    275
    Thanked 286 Times in 171 Posts
    Rep Power
    120
    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    Forgot about this thread! Still got the same MR2, needed another shed load of work for its MoT including new radiator (and it had been SORN'd for four years) but it's now back on the road. I'd forgotten its appetite for fuel!
    Is yours that 2 litre? They seemed alright on fuel tbh, nice and brisk also!

  14. #28
    bondbill2k2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    1,015
    Thank Post
    81
    Thanked 66 Times in 51 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    42
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_notts View Post
    only cost me £330 to buy



    looks a little lore like this now though it needed abit of love lol the joys of cars

    [/IMG][/URL]

    Nice, picked mine up a few years ago for £400, sold now tho!

    Bah what rust?

  15. #29
    Disaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    1, England
    Posts
    517
    Thank Post
    42
    Thanked 84 Times in 53 Posts
    Rep Power
    57
    Just had my '98 BMW coupe MOT'd. £20 for an exhaust bracket. Done. And he gave me half his cheeseburger while he waited!

  16. #30

    3s-gtech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    2,912
    Thank Post
    154
    Thanked 599 Times in 538 Posts
    Rep Power
    159
    Quote Originally Posted by Miscbrah View Post
    Is yours that 2 litre? They seemed alright on fuel tbh, nice and brisk also!
    Yup, 2 litre four pot. Mine is a GT-S (turbo) though, once it gets on boost low teens is fairly commonplace! Driven sensibly it can get 30mpg though.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Diesel cars with DPF are NOT good town cars
    By broc in forum General Chat
    Replies: 51
    Last Post: 3rd September 2013, 01:44 PM
  2. Joys of working as technical support...
    By _Bat_ in forum General Chat
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 5th February 2010, 08:46 AM
  3. The joys of a non compliant backup drive.
    By Scotmk in forum Windows
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 20th June 2007, 02:20 PM
  4. joys of Terastation AD connection
    By mudcow007 in forum Hardware
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 14th June 2007, 12:34 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •