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Marky911
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not bad Plynchy. 2004 so should have the better gearbox?

My wife had a cooper years ago but it used to bug me. Ok when driving like an idiot but a pain otherwise. It still had runflats on etc though and was an '03 with the chocolate gearbox.

As a shed though that should serve you well if you don't have any of the common failures.

If it keeps the good cars clean, that's all that matters. Thumb

PS, Dammit does it in style again. How long is your commute dammit?
I cycle 14 miles each way but only a couple of times a week through winter.
More during summer obviously.
 
  
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Dammit
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly not that far anymore - depends on the route of course by my typical journey to work is only 12km. I have a slightly different route which I use when I run in and that's (handily) bang on 10k.

If I pop up to Regents Park after work for an hour I can hit 50km as I roll up to the front door, which means I've earned my dinner.
 
  
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plynchy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:
Not bad Plynchy. 2004 so should have the better gearbox?

My wife had a cooper years ago but it used to bug me. Ok when driving like an idiot but a pain otherwise. It still had runflats on etc though and was an '03 with the chocolate gearbox.

As a shed though that should serve you well if you don't have any of the common failures.

If it keeps the good cars clean, that's all that matters. Thumb

PS, Dammit does it in style again. How long is your commute dammit?
I cycle 14 miles each way but only a couple of times a week through winter.
More during summer obviously.


It's running the old 5 speed unit, not ideal but a replacement can be had for £350 and looks a doddle to change if it does go pear shaped.

It's come with a recent bill for nearly £800 Surprised for the clutch etc. It appears to have been well looked after mechanically, and has cleaned up surprisingly well. Great little thing to chuck about, reminds me of my old 205 GTI's etc in a good way. thumbsup
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dammit - Yes that's a good commuting distance. I'd rather mine was 5-8 miles to be honest.
I've just had a poke about on the Talbot website. Some cool stuff on there. Yours popped up. Porsche paint and Di2. For the win. Cool

Plynchy - Ah well, as long as the box isn't making strange noises it should be good for a while and yes it sounds like it's been looked after.
They are great fun. Only problem is they egg you on to drive like a 17 year old every time you get in. Grin

Good luck with it anyway. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

plynchy wrote:
So after a lot of hassle and discussion, this got delivered today (the Mini, not the 996) to start my bangernomics journey. 75k miles, just had clutch, bushes etc, loads of history.



Rolling Eyes


More to the point nice Saphire Cossy! Got any more pics? worship

On the banger subject I'm thinking of going back to a cheaper daily runner. I have a 320d M Sport Tourer at the moment which I love...it's only a couple of years old and a really nice spec but get jarred off with disrespectful people not giving a ***** wherever I park....I very fastidious with my cars, and it's always a worry wherever you leave it. I'm thinking of getting a cheaper daily runner but I am tied with certain criteria from my company and allowance. Car has to be 4+ doors, no older than 7 years old and 130g co2 or less.
 
  
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ColinC
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mrs C has a Disco 4 which she loves, however reckons she spends £150 a month on fuel - last weekend we traded in my old ZJ Jeep Grand Cherokee, which I bought on EBay 5 years ago for a grand, against a Nissan Leaf EV and got two grand for it........PCP on the Leaf over three years was £150 a month - free motoring by my man maths calculation.......almost.
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