Best of the Bargain Basement (Vol.3)

Best of the Bargain Basement (Vol.3)

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TheVole

487 posts

101 months

Tuesday 8th January
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Update on the cheap 150k+ mile 2.2 diesel Civic.

It broke.

Wouldn't start if it was hot, and took a long time to do so whilst cold. Did some research and all signs pointed to the fuel pressure relief valve on the end of the rail. £35 for a new valve and 10 minutes installing it, the problem is now sorted and the little Honda starts on the button, hot or cold.

It continues to be an excellent shed.

Emeye

8,002 posts

171 months

Tuesday 8th January
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The best E46 to get is the Compact - not as "sexy" as the coupe or saloon, but they don't seem to rust anywhere near as badly much for some strange reason.

princeperch

6,089 posts

195 months

W00DY

11,788 posts

174 months

Wednesday 9th January
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princeperch said:
It's got £1995 in the window so I don't think you can buy it for £200 sadly.

funkyrobot

18,035 posts

176 months

Wednesday 9th January
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W00DY said:
princeperch said:
It's got £1995 in the window so I don't think you can buy it for £200 sadly.
Probably done on purpose to catch attention. You ring up about it and they say 'nah mate, it's £1995'.

Krikkit

16,788 posts

129 months

Wednesday 9th January
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TheVole said:
Update on the cheap 150k+ mile 2.2 diesel Civic.

It broke.

Wouldn't start if it was hot, and took a long time to do so whilst cold. Did some research and all signs pointed to the fuel pressure relief valve on the end of the rail. £35 for a new valve and 10 minutes installing it, the problem is now sorted and the little Honda starts on the button, hot or cold.

It continues to be an excellent shed.
Great result, let the shedding continue!

Emeye

8,002 posts

171 months

Wednesday 9th January
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funkyrobot said:
Probably done on purpose to catch attention. You ring up about it and they say 'nah mate, it's £1995'.
And car dealers have the cheek to talk about time wasting customers.....

soad

30,486 posts

124 months

Wednesday 9th January
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No longer "discounted".

phil_cardiff

4,354 posts

156 months

Wednesday 9th January
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3.0 Legacy estate for a grand. Spanish too!

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

seiben

1,771 posts

82 months

Thursday 10th January
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phil_cardiff said:
3.0 Legacy estate for a grand. Spanish too!

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...
Jesus that's tempting!

Hoofy

69,564 posts

230 months

Thursday 10th January
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funkyrobot said:
W00DY said:
princeperch said:
It's got £1995 in the window so I don't think you can buy it for £200 sadly.
Probably done on purpose to catch attention. You ring up about it and they say 'nah mate, it's £1995'.
More like they hoofed £2000 and missed the extra zero.

Spoon Burner

7,757 posts

135 months

Friday 11th January
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TheVole said:
Update on the cheap 150k+ mile 2.2 diesel Civic.

It broke.

Wouldn't start if it was hot, and took a long time to do so whilst cold. Did some research and all signs pointed to the fuel pressure relief valve on the end of the rail. £35 for a new valve and 10 minutes installing it, the problem is now sorted and the little Honda starts on the button, hot or cold.

It continues to be an excellent shed.
How much is the road tax on these per year? Seriously looking at getting one for my next run around.

jas xjr

11,307 posts

187 months

Friday 11th January
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phil_cardiff said:
3.0 Legacy estate for a grand. Spanish too!

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...
Ooh I like that

TheVole

487 posts

101 months

Friday 11th January
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Spoon Burner said:
TheVole said:
Update on the cheap 150k+ mile 2.2 diesel Civic.

It broke.

Wouldn't start if it was hot, and took a long time to do so whilst cold. Did some research and all signs pointed to the fuel pressure relief valve on the end of the rail. £35 for a new valve and 10 minutes installing it, the problem is now sorted and the little Honda starts on the button, hot or cold.

It continues to be an excellent shed.
How much is the road tax on these per year? Seriously looking at getting one for my next run around.
I paid £140 for the year, I'd recommend one. Seems to take shedding in its stride.

princeperch

6,089 posts

195 months

Friday 11th January
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My bargain basement days are over, for now. My 300 quid Citroen xsara lasted 2 years in my ownership but last few weeks the gearbox bearings got noisy and at the weekend the clutch started playing up. Felt like it was a bag of gravel.

Fairly good timing as the mot was due at the end of the month. Had my money out of it. The cambelt was (by age) 3 years over. I'll sort of miss her in a strange way

Anyway I've been banned from bangernomics for now by the wife due to the nipper. So Ive purchased another bargain basement car - but just for a bit more money than usual- a Dacia Logan MCV 900cc.




andburg

3,364 posts

117 months

Friday 11th January
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princeperch said:
My bargain basement days are over, for now. My 300 quid Citroen xsara lasted 2 years in my ownership but last few weeks the gearbox bearings got noisy and at the weekend the clutch started playing up. Felt like it was a bag of gravel.

Fairly good timing as the mot was due at the end of the month. Had my money out of it. The cambelt was (by age) 3 years over. I'll sort of miss her in a strange way

Anyway I've been banned from bangernomics for now by the wife due to the nipper. So Ive purchased another bargain basement car - but just for a bit more money than usual- a Dacia Logan MCV 900cc.
needs a readers cars thread

egor110

12,120 posts

151 months

Saturday 12th January
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Audi TT convertible for £700 , no proof of cambelt change and the electric roof doesn’t work .

Jimmy Recard

15,869 posts

127 months

Saturday 12th January
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egor110 said:
Audi TT convertible for £700 , no proof of cambelt change and the electric roof doesn’t work .
Is the roof currently up or down?

wjb

4,797 posts

79 months

Saturday 12th January
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Found this for my 18 year old nephew (his first car) in December.




Pug 207 1.4
77k
MOT till August, no advisories
£850 smile

Thesprucegoose

19,795 posts

143 months

Saturday 12th January
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For a first car that's Bob on, safe to boot too.