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  • Birthday 03/22/1991

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    99 Focus 1.8TDdi LX/Ghia [AC] Estate

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  1. Happy Birthday Nug878!

  2. Already got some oil and water to take up with us. :D Just got to wait for the guy buying my Focus to ring me and actually pay for the car otherwise I can't do anything.
  3. 7 people in a Panda?! That I'd like to see!
  4. LOL! My Mum's boyfriend has already called me a puff. But truth is I'm not shallow. :)
  5. I can't stick the seat fabric. No point in covering them though because the dashboard is covered in the same fabric lol.
  6. Will miss the Focus though. Very nice car and had a lot of good memories in it. Going to be hard seeing it across the road and not being able to drive it!
  7. Oh cool I was thinking about Alton Towers today. Yeah it's had 4 owners so I'd say it's had a pretty easy life. I'm actually really fond of it and I haven't even seen it yet! I think it's the simplicity of it and the fact I haven't seen one in years that I like best lol. And you're actually the only one I know so far who actually likes it lol.
  8. And it took me a while to find a picture of an interior on these but found one. Think of it as minimalistic! Interior
  9. It's definitely unique eh? I don't mind looks so I'll be happy with it if it's a good runner. I love the plate! (K67 TTT) Might look into transferring it though, see if I can make some money? Don't know much about transfers though so need to research more.
  10. Well I just had my last journey in my Focus. It's been sold now, to my neighbour actually. The family own the massive house on the side of the estate with a BMW X5, Nissan Navara, BMW 5-Series and a Ford Galaxy on the drive. But they wanted a "cheap run around" to get back and fore to Bristol as the wife's X5 was costing them a fortune. £1,300 was obviously pocket money to him as I said "do you want me to pop the bonnet so you can have a look?" To which he replied (and I'm not joking): "You can but I haven't got a clue about cars, it sounds ok, looks alright. So I'll buy it." And pulled out £100 as a deposit and we are signing over tomorrow. Last week though I was on about getting a Land Rover. But I've changed my mind now and want a classic Mini. But for £1,300 I won't get a good one so I've had to sacrifice my Focus, in order to save money, for the cheapest, and most basic car I can get. Before I tell you what it is I'll just tell you the reasons I'm buying it: - For me, a 19 year old with 3 points and a country lane collision under my belt... Insurance is a killer. This car costs me £900/year fully comp. As opposed to £1,800/year TPF+T for my Focus. - Now I don't go to college in Cardiff anymore (30 miles away), I only do about 5 miles a day back and fore to work. And the odd 50 mile journeys to Bridgend/Merthyr Tydfil. And on another forum someone else owns one of these claiming 70 miles on £5 of petrol. - Not much to go wrong. Cheap parts. £19 tyres each. So right, here's where my dignity commits suicide because tomorrow, I'm going to look at a car in Plymouth, and most probably to buy it ... Don't laugh! ... ... A Fiat Panda. My link Basically, a new MOT always is a good sign for me on a used car. So I emailed the seller asking if he was open to an offer to sell it before auction ended. He emailed me back saying he wants minimum of £375 for it but would be happy to sell it ASAP. So then I rang him, with some research under my belt about the car's common problems. He said there's no oil leaks (main problem with the engine), and all rust has just been welded up to get through the MOT (other main problem). It's also had 4 new tyres. But when I say it's basic, it's BASIC. It has an analog clock and an ashtray ... That's it! But when I want to save up for something I'll do whats necessary. I just hope it'll take me home when I buy it... The 1.0 engine hamster under the bonnet needs to take me 135 miles back to Wales.
  11. Never seen a new Mondeo in white. But this one is stunning. Great work detailing it!
  12. Yeah that speedo was not reliable. Did you know it's possible for a B reg Citroen BX to go at 140mph through a McDonalds drive through? Now you do! :P
  13. I knew you'd say that Mike. :P I know what you're saying about the Landy though. If I can't I'd love a 309 but they are very hard to come by now, especially a good one. I can see it being a 205 in the end to be honest.
  14. Escort XR3i would be amazing. But I don't think the lads at the insurance company would agree. No that's the CX you're thinking of, that was insane. The BX was the baby CX really, then replaced it. There was two versions of the BX, the early rare ones like the one my Dad used to have and a toned down face-lifted version. The early BX though had the indicators (without self cancel), the horn, the light switches and the wiper switches sat on top of the dashboard, it had a one spoke steering wheel. The maddest thing about it and was by far my favourite feature apart from the suspension system was the cylindrical speedometer, which span around when the car sped up. This is the best picture I found, identical to the original "mad BX": I'm favouriting the Land Rover. Cheap to insure, simple as a clock, and can hold up to 12 people with a LWB. :o
  15. Well, unfortunately it seems it may be the last couple of weeks that I'll be a Ford owner for the time being. Sob. The car is up for sale, I've had a potential buyer. So I've had a bit of time to reflect on what to get next. Here's the snag, I'm not upgrading, as it goes. I've decided to buy either a future classic ... Or a classic car. Needs to save me money in some way or another and be a bit of a project (which will be used as an everyday car). I've narrowed it down to 4 cars now. Future classics: - Peugeot 309. Anything but the 1.1. Had a 1.9D one of these and very much miss it. - Peugeot 205. Probably the 1.4. - Citroen BX. 1.6 or 1.9 diesel. ORRRRR. Classic, veryyyy classic. - A Land Rover Series IIA or III. Needs to be tax exempt. Some usable ones going for cheap but wont be in a few years time. 2.0 diesels do about 25mpg though, BUT unbelievably they are peanuts to insure. Even for me. Bit of a dilemma. Anybody would like to point me in the best direction. PS. I know anything could go wrong with all 3 of these cars. But whatever one I'll get they'll be a sort of a rolling restoration project.
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