The Joy of Running an Old Shed (Vol 2)

The Joy of Running an Old Shed (Vol 2)

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aaron_2000

5,255 posts

60 months

Saturday 14th May
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Drives spot on for £300. I've got a scrap offer of £465 which I'll take in a couple of weeks, i'm not sure if the box slips under load or if the tiptronic just kicks down even when I have a gear selected. It's an awful box that's for sure




Back2theFuji

39 posts

Saturday 14th May
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aaron_2000 said:
Drives spot on for £300. I've got a scrap offer of £465 which I'll take in a couple of weeks, i'm not sure if the box slips under load or if the tiptronic just kicks down even when I have a gear selected. It's an awful box that's for sure



Looks like a pretty decent shed to me! How many miles?

matt21

4,048 posts

181 months

Saturday 14th May
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aaron_2000 said:
Drives spot on for £300. I've got a scrap offer of £465 which I'll take in a couple of weeks, i'm not sure if the box slips under load or if the tiptronic just kicks down even when I have a gear selected. It's an awful box that's for sure



I’ve got 2 Passat B5.5 PD130s, so basically the same. The manual averages 50mpg+, the tiptronic 40mpg. The tiptronic is smooth but constantly kicking down and slow to change up. As you say crap box

em177

3,060 posts

141 months

Saturday 14th May
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aaron_2000 said:
Drives spot on for £300. I've got a scrap offer of £465 which I'll take in a couple of weeks, i'm not sure if the box slips under load or if the tiptronic just kicks down even when I have a gear selected. It's an awful box that's for sure



Who are you using for your scrap quote? I need to get rid of mine next month

harryjones11

1 posts

Saturday 14th May
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Hello,

It is liberating having a shed BUT as an only car I'm starting to get disenfranchised. We've had over 35 cars and most I've ever spent is £2100.

Regards: İzmir Escort

ETA

nono

Edited by Big Al. on Saturday 14th May 19:58


Edited by harryjones11 on Sunday 15th May 10:49

aaron_2000

5,255 posts

60 months

Saturday 14th May
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em177 said:
Who are you using for your scrap quote? I need to get rid of mine next month
Removemycar and Cartakeback, one of them will give the highest quote.

Back2theFuji said:
Looks like a pretty decent shed to me! How many miles?
170k, it's a Cat S that's been through 2 salvage auctions, it is vile inside too. For 2 weeks use it's perfect though, decided it's a van. Been using it to pull the Prion up and down the street while I work on it, I could see it being a great tow car.



MattsCar

440 posts

82 months

Saturday 14th May
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Little update on the £600 26k mile Kia Cerato I purchased 2 years ago...

In that time I have spent the following...

Cambelt and service done £260.
Front pads, discs and 1 front caliper £150.
4x Michelin cross climates £200 after discount and selling a free karcher.

Wear and tear/ serviceable items basically.

It is a great car if a little sluggish being a 1.6.

Part of me wants to sell it and get something a little cooler, but I'd miss it.


Ouroboros

1,258 posts

16 months

Saturday 14th May
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Lol I paid 40 quid for 4 unknown branded tyres on steels. How many miles a year do you do?

one eyed cat

45 posts

146 months

Saturday 14th May
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[quote=757]Any love for the shed Vectra interior?



I kind of think it's ok, in a utilitarian/simple no fuss way perfect for "a do it all hack."

Dated by today's standards but it is not a too bad a place to spend my countless hours on the motorway, certainly less creaky than my SAAB 9-3 I had.

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Really like the Vectra interior.

I had an Elite spec V6 diesel estate and loved it, dated interior but very “ronseal” in attitude.

Mine was faultless in during my ownership and having since had an Insignia would still consider another Vectra.

Hope yours continues to serve you well!

Romford4

88 posts

28 months

Saturday 14th May
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I see the city-bugs (C1/Aygo/107) have divided opinions on here recently. Bit of a marmite car. I had a 107 a few yrs ago & liked it a lot (when it wasn't leaking from various orifices). I had as much fun if not more driving it than various much more expensive motors (such as Impreza WRXs, various BMWs & Mercs, RR SVR, Teslas etc) as well as enjoying the financial benefits that came with running a cheapie. A CRX vtec, Prelude vtec & a Westfield topped it for enjoyment, but is there anyone else who enjoys the actual drive of a bare-bum basic shed more than the Ultimate Driving Machines out there?
I should add that I didn't own most of these cars. I just had ready access to them through work, but having driven them for weeks at a time, they largely left me cold. sleep

MattsCar

440 posts

82 months

Saturday 14th May
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Ouroboros said:
Lol I paid 40 quid for 4 unknown branded tyres on steels. How many miles a year do you do?
6000 miles a year. Why the LOL?

ferrisbueller

27,743 posts

204 months

Saturday 14th May
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MattsCar said:
Ouroboros said:
Lol I paid 40 quid for 4 unknown branded tyres on steels. How many miles a year do you do?
6000 miles a year. Why the LOL?
Because buying utterly toss tyres is seen by some as a badge of honour.

aaron_2000

5,255 posts

60 months

Sunday 15th May
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ferrisbueller said:
MattsCar said:
Ouroboros said:
Lol I paid 40 quid for 4 unknown branded tyres on steels. How many miles a year do you do?
6000 miles a year. Why the LOL?
Because buying utterly toss tyres is seen by some as a badge of honour.
I had an S55 once with 20 year old rear tyres and it was laughably terrifying. Tyres and meat are the two things you should never cheap out on.

Ouroboros

1,258 posts

16 months

Sunday 15th May
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ferrisbueller said:
Because buying utterly toss tyres is seen by some as a badge of honour.
not really this is the shed thread Afterall. p.s i've bought CC as well, they were ste. It just amuses me people buy sheds and spend a fair % in tyres, yet there are loads of cheaper options out there. i've done 10k on ste tyres and no one has died.

757

2,035 posts

88 months

Sunday 15th May
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Agreed, on a shed it's mid-range MAX, you don't put premium ones on, blurred lines between shed and bangernomics?

Muddle238

3,134 posts

90 months

Sunday 15th May
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757 said:
Agreed, on a shed it's mid-range MAX, you don't put premium ones on, blurred lines between shed and bangernomics?
I have Continentals on my shed with a set on Dunlops adorning the winter wheels. It may only be a shed but my view is if I want to carry my family around in it, I want the best tyres possible. Especially when you end up driving along in a deluge on the motorway, it’s nice to know the four bits in contact with the road surface haven’t been skimped on.

When I bought it years and years ago, it had Landsail tyres fitted all round. They would happily generate tyre squeal going round bends at normal speeds; I didn’t have them long enough to find out what they’d be like in the wet.

ferrisbueller

27,743 posts

204 months

Sunday 15th May
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Ouroboros said:
ferrisbueller said:
Because buying utterly toss tyres is seen by some as a badge of honour.
not really this is the shed thread Afterall. p.s i've bought CC as well, they were ste. It just amuses me people buy sheds and spend a fair % in tyres, yet there are loads of cheaper options out there. i've done 10k on ste tyres and no one has died.
The difference in the price of tyre might be £20 - that's written off over, say, 20k miles. In pence per mile terms it's hardly madness. Especially at a time of £1.65 a litre.

I've bought cars with ste on them and then run them for a while but I've never put ste tyres on a car.

MattsCar

440 posts

82 months

Sunday 15th May
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ferrisbueller said:
Ouroboros said:
ferrisbueller said:
Because buying utterly toss tyres is seen by some as a badge of honour.
not really this is the shed thread Afterall. p.s i've bought CC as well, they were ste. It just amuses me people buy sheds and spend a fair % in tyres, yet there are loads of cheaper options out there. i've done 10k on ste tyres and no one has died.
The difference in the price of tyre might be £20 - that's written off over, say, 20k miles. In pence per mile terms it's hardly madness. Especially at a time of £1.65 a litre.

I've bought cars with ste on them and then run them for a while but I've never put ste tyres on a car.
Agreed.

The reason I bought Cross Climates was because these were the cheapest brand new fitted tyres available from anywhere. They worked out cheaper than even the most budget of unbranded tyre due to an ATS euro master offer. There were no other cheaper offer available.

And they are not bad tyres. The reviews online from users and independent tests show this. They also have an extremely long life.

I have more confidence in them than I would a set of Linglongs.







Jaguar steve

8,331 posts

187 months

Sunday 15th May
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My shed came with Dunlop BluResponse tyres all round.

They weren't new by any means when I bought it but I got another 30k miles out of the fronts. I replaced them with Yokohamas because at the time and although I was pretty impressed with the BluResponse longevity I didn't think they were worth the extra £20 each.

The Yokohamas are pretty much down to the wear indicators after just 18k.

Do the sums. smile

martin mrt

3,643 posts

178 months

Sunday 15th May
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aaron_2000 said:
ferrisbueller said:
I think you need to get the plate off while the MOT is valid?
Not sure but I have seen it takes 4-6 weeks so I'll likely just leave it on when I scrap it
Aaron, I’d rather save that than see you scrap it, pm me and maybe we can sort out a deal 😊