Welly's Fleet extension happened

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Welly's Fleet extension happened

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6 weeks after sending the Twingo off to Daughter_Welly at her new 'oop north' gaff I have been missing it (the car not the person haha) :)

Most of all I have been missing using a not-so-expensive car so I can do things like parking with common folk and such...

Also it was always nice to have a 'tip run' car that can be filled up with many unwanted things for land fill or recyclement.

Anyway I only gone done bought another Twingo :cheesy:

After looking at 3 other horrid shitters (Fiesta, Suzuki and Daihatsu) of less than £1.5k monies at car 'dealerships' I decided to move to Private Sellers 8)

Speaking of money, old cars in the UK are commanding a high price at the moment due to the silly Scrappage Scheme so choices are SCARCE.

This 'ere Twingo is a 2013 high-miles, comes with French-style dents all along the Passenger side, the coolant reservoir was dry and the fan was running after 5 mins, the eggsauce is Swiss Cheese, lump missing from one wheel, unsecured anti-roll bar, misfire when cold, 3 YEARS past it's Cambelt replacement, V5 was missing as was the parcel shelf and one of the keys - so it had to be bought! 8) £2,200.00-ish worth of car for £1,400 :D

And yes I have gone mad :lol:
Cars in my care:

2005 Volvo S40 T5 Force Hail
2017 Hyundai i20 1.4 Pez Auto
2018 Infiniti Q30 1.6T Pez DCT Auto
2010 Renner Twingo
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I can relate to the 'attraction' of a vehicle suitable for recycling centres, supermarket car parks and the like after some weeks trying to prevent the aged, non-mint BMW getting any more 'character'. Don't think I'd go so far as buying another car unless I really, really wanted to keep the post-midlife crisis mobile wrapped in cotton wool.

You may well have gone mad, just not sure how recently........

Seriously though, if you've got the space why not?
2002 HDi 2.2 Exec Estate, (2008-12) (wonderful)
2003 HDi 2.2 6-speed Exec Estate (2012-19) (also a gem)
2009 Citroen C5 2.0 HDi VTR+ Estate (godawful heap)
2008 BMW E91 330i touring (we shall see......)
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Re: Welly's Fleet extension happened

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Welly wrote: Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:57 pmV5 was missing
That's the log book isn't it? Oooh, neglected shitter that could be stolen, WCPGW?

I can understand but I wouldn't be happy about the extra cash I'd need to fork out - insurance, registration, maintenance etc. For me there's no point in even having a "best car" 'cos sooner or later I'll need to use it and then the inevitable will happen. I remember the first time I parked the D9 outside the supermarket, I parked it right over the other side of the car park away from all the other cars and when I came out it was surrounded by builder's vans. It really pee'd me off every time it got some more careless bastard damage. So now I'm driving this handbag special Toy otter, I don't really care about it, it's now what? 13 years old, it's covered in light dings but it still looks reasonably presentable. I do notice that every time I wash it I find more car park/trolley dings, last year someone squashed the spare tyre cover and I also spotted the protrusion under the back bumper where the number plate is is now broken. So I stopped washing it.
Unskilled meddling sin©e 2007

2004 D9 2.0 HDi 110 Estate lhd VF38ERHZF81657352 - sold but being very well looked after.
1991 Yamaha TDM850 - it's fixed! Shame about the rider...
2008 Toyota Recall4 2.0 VVTI ATM (Anti-Theft Mechanism) LHD JTMBH31V90D007261 - flimsy piece of crap.
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I (and missus) are probably over-protective about possessions but we've worked hard to finally get nice(er) cars and make an effort to keep them out of harms way......this is all well and good but when it recently came to circling a car park and saying "nah" and leaving the exercise I knew we needed an alternative. The Twingo will be pressed into active service asap.

Plus I get an 'old' car to tinker about with again without risking a bluetooth/wi-fi/diagnostic dealer experience (I can't really touch our other two cars).

Insurance was a hoot, me and the missus fully comp with ZERO no-claims discount and it cost £162.00 :lol: Road Tax is £30.00 per year and the car does about 44 MPG's all day long, 'ickle wheels and cheapo parts 8)
Cars in my care:

2005 Volvo S40 T5 Force Hail
2017 Hyundai i20 1.4 Pez Auto
2018 Infiniti Q30 1.6T Pez DCT Auto
2010 Renner Twingo
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Guessing that there Twingo's a manual?

How does that feel now you've presumably got used to slushmatics?
2002 HDi 2.2 Exec Estate, (2008-12) (wonderful)
2003 HDi 2.2 6-speed Exec Estate (2012-19) (also a gem)
2009 Citroen C5 2.0 HDi VTR+ Estate (godawful heap)
2008 BMW E91 330i touring (we shall see......)
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Yes, manual. Funny it's just instinctive when driving either flavour now although Mrs_Welly sometimes forgets to dip the clutch when stopping :oops:
Cars in my care:

2005 Volvo S40 T5 Force Hail
2017 Hyundai i20 1.4 Pez Auto
2018 Infiniti Q30 1.6T Pez DCT Auto
2010 Renner Twingo
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