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Post by GvidoR » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:40 pm

Hahah.

I think it's time for a new car. Any thoughts about a 1.4L 6N Polo?
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Post by Zelandeth » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:23 pm

Today I mostly...

Put an offer down.on a house. Now the waiting begins.
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Post by eveshamsteve » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:38 pm

Zelandeth wrote:Today I mostly...

Put an offer down.on a house. Now the waiting begins.
Good luck with that. Sounds like you are not too far from me now. Are you in Oxford or one of the surrounding Villages?

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Post by Neil Chowney » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:06 pm

... went to work improperly dressed as I forgot my collar stiffeners........
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Post by excossack » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:13 pm

Vicar?
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Post by Neil Chowney » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:29 pm

Bless you my son.... miles out! :wink:
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Post by Zelandeth » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:13 pm

Kidlington just now. Soon to be Milton Keynes by the sounds of it (though still hardly a long way away!).

Offer has been accepted and the house will be taken off sale for us now. Just need to get final approval on the mortgage (though we've been assured by everyone involved that we have nothing to worry about), then assuming that the survey doesn't throw up anything horrific should be on the way to being sorted.
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Post by excossack » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:12 am

Neil Chowney wrote:Bless you my son.... miles out! :wink:
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Post by GvidoR » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:26 pm

Honda Integra
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NCT (MOT) until March 2015
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1050 EUR / 870 GBP

Hnng, where's the money when you need it?
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Post by happiness stan » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:44 pm

Neil Chowney wrote:... went to work improperly dressed as I forgot my collar stiffeners........
Edwardian gentleman?

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Post by eveshamsteve » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:14 pm

Could have been worse. Could have been open and fallen out on the motorway!

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Post by excossack » Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:09 pm

Replaced the main battery on the Landy. I replaced the old 650cca/90ah battery with a 830cca/100ah battery from Varta.
Replaced the bracket that holds the alarm siren in place. Not bad service. Ordered the bracket at 13:40 on Friday and by this morning at 10:00 it arrived in the post!
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Post by excossack » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:04 am

Sorted out the paper work for the Landy, all the service bills, parts bills and misc bits into date order and then filed in year order.
Now waiting on a call from the Mrs to go collect her and her mates from an evening supping wine!
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Post by Zelandeth » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:26 am

Re-discovered how much my Saab doesn't enjoy cheapie supermarket unleaded. Really isn't a fan! Back to the V-Power next tank methinks...

Dragged myself around more banks today making the obligatory mortgage enquiries to see who's offering us the best deals.

Also gave some more serious thoughts to possible future cars.

Once we get settled in the new house, one of the first things to be happening will be a dog being added to the family (as the only reason this hasn't happened has been the fact that we've been living in rented accommodation and having to deal with a no pets rule). This practically speaking really means that a suitable motor to get them around in comfort will be needed - Two of the cars in the household are company cars, so a no-go there. The dog ain't going in the Skoda, simple as that. An estate would be ideal really.

One of the motors I've always fancied but somehow have never owned is one of the "Classic" Volvos. Preferably a 240...though would also consider the 760...don't really know these cars too well though! So curious before I think too far about it whether anyone here knows anything about them and what I should keep my eyes open for.
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Post by eveshamsteve » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:10 am

I had a Volvo 760. Excellent comfortable car with plenty of power. There is a but; they are very very thirsty and the engine is not as reliable as the 740 or later 940. A top spec 940 would be my choice. Still a few around so you could find a good clean example reasonably easily.

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