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 71 
 on: Yesterday at 14:44:48 
Started by Tilbo - Last post by Kevin Wood
I was once waiting at a red light in the MX5...

Elite Pete was once sitting at the end of a runway in an MX5.. Waiting for a gaggle of 3.0 and 3.2 Omegas to catch up. ;D

I really don't care about the MX5s image. It is probably the most entertaining production car I've driven. Not the fastest, by a long way, but it's not remotely comparable with a Triumph Shitfire. ;)

This is a rumour like Roswell. 8) 8)
There's video evidence somewhere, IIRC. ;D

.. but I know for a fact my 3.2 would be blown away my Mrs. KW's MX5... Up to about 125 MPH, at any rate. :-X

 72 
 on: Yesterday at 14:14:35 
Started by Sir Tigger QC - Last post by Sir Tigger QC


Given the very low prices WBAC offer, shouldn't you have wanted more for a P/X rather than just letting them match it?  :-\
WBAC prices, more or less, match the trade in price given on Parkers.

The figures:
Renault captur 1.5dci nav. List price ~17500. We got ours pre reg, 2 months old, 7 miles on the clock for ~12250.
Two years on, captur now done 18,000 miles, we got 8500 against the astra.
Vauxhall astra 1.6 cdti auto. List price ~18000. 12 months old, 9000 miles, we got it for 10,120.

So, we gave EH our captur and 1620 for the astra which, as I explained at the time, we needed because the wife was having trouble with her left leg and needed an auto.

We were very happy with the prices paid for both cars and the trade in we got, and that's what matters.
Cue the maths teachers.

 :-*

I'm just surprised and am now wondering if WBAC has become the benchmark for trade prices.  :-\

Only one kiss. :)

I didn't want to make you jealous.  :-*

 73 
 on: Yesterday at 13:56:00 
Started by Sir Tigger QC - Last post by Field Marshal Dr. Opti


Given the very low prices WBAC offer, shouldn't you have wanted more for a P/X rather than just letting them match it?  :-\
WBAC prices, more or less, match the trade in price given on Parkers.

The figures:
Renault captur 1.5dci nav. List price ~17500. We got ours pre reg, 2 months old, 7 miles on the clock for ~12250.
Two years on, captur now done 18,000 miles, we got 8500 against the astra.
Vauxhall astra 1.6 cdti auto. List price ~18000. 12 months old, 9000 miles, we got it for 10,120.

So, we gave EH our captur and 1620 for the astra which, as I explained at the time, we needed because the wife was having trouble with her left leg and needed an auto.

We were very happy with the prices paid for both cars and the trade in we got, and that's what matters.
Cue the maths teachers.

 :-*

I'm just surprised and am now wondering if WBAC has become the benchmark for trade prices.  :-\

Only one kiss. :)

 74 
 on: Yesterday at 13:55:54 
Started by terry paget - Last post by johnnydog
But old Triumphs and the like are simple machines which are very suitable for the Sunday morning mechanic to tinker with.

One model I am referring to is the 2.5PI - the first mass produced saloon with fuel injection. Being mechanical (rather than controlled electronically as in modern cars) it was prone to horrendous fuel condition and poor running issues; all these were largely down to a lack of knowledge on its operation. Even I remember BL garages being unable to correctly set up the fuel injection system, as it had to be all done by hand, and even BL garages had no idea! This resulted in the fuel injection system being removed and reverting to carbs, or the cars being prematurely scrapped.
Today, these issues have largely been overcome, and there are specialists who have ironed out all the niggles, but the numbers now with the system is relatively low, and a good PI now is one of the most sought after models of the range, commanding good prices. You still have to be enthusiastic to own and run / maintain one dispite the specialists out there.
But isn't this the case with the Omega - you have to be enthusiastic to own and run one, and be prepared for higher maintenance costs to keep a good one on the road. The rarer / higher spec models that are deemed to be thirsty and possibly more difficult to maintain are the cars that most Omega enthusiasts want; these models will increase in value relatively if maintained well.
Owners fall into two basic categories, the one that wants a cheap run about maintained on a shoestring, and the one that cherishes his car, values it for what it is and maintains it regardless of cost.
This is exactly the same scenario I experienced 30 - 35 years ago when I was messing about / driving, and repairing / scrapping Triumphs.
Those who love their Omega will look after it and ensure that it lasts as long as possible, and those are disinterested in them will eventually move onto another make for cheap motoring when it costs too much in their eyes to continue running it.
Time will no doubt tell.

 75 
 on: Yesterday at 13:47:28 
Started by Tilbo - Last post by Field Marshal Dr. Opti
I was once waiting at a red light in the MX5...

Elite Pete was once sitting at the end of a runway in an MX5.. Waiting for a gaggle of 3.0 and 3.2 Omegas to catch up. ;D

I really don't care about the MX5s image. It is probably the most entertaining production car I've driven. Not the fastest, by a long way, but it's not remotely comparable with a Triumph Shitfire. ;)

This is a rumour like Roswell. 8) 8)

 76 
 on: Yesterday at 13:41:08 
Started by Tilbo - Last post by Field Marshal Dr. Opti
I was once waiting at a red light in the MX5...

Elite Pete was once sitting at the end of a runway in an MX5.. Waiting for a gaggle of 3.0 and 3.2 Omegas to catch up. ;D

I really don't care about the MX5s image. It is probably the most entertaining production car I've driven. Not the fastest, by a long way, but it's not remotely comparable with a Triumph Shitfire. ;)

Well technically it is light-years ahead of a Spitfire or MGB. Far superior.

I think the demographic is perhaps similar though. ;)

Way back in 'the mists of time' my friend used to drive a 1500 Spitfire that belonged to his mother. At the time I thought we looked quite cool.........looking back people probably thought we looked like a pair of poofs stinking of Denim aftershave.. :D ;D

 77 
 on: Yesterday at 13:40:57 
Started by Sir Tigger QC - Last post by Sir Tigger QC


Given the very low prices WBAC offer, shouldn't you have wanted more for a P/X rather than just letting them match it?  :-\
WBAC prices, more or less, match the trade in price given on Parkers.

The figures:
Renault captur 1.5dci nav. List price ~17500. We got ours pre reg, 2 months old, 7 miles on the clock for ~12250.
Two years on, captur now done 18,000 miles, we got 8500 against the astra.
Vauxhall astra 1.6 cdti auto. List price ~18000. 12 months old, 9000 miles, we got it for 10,120.

So, we gave EH our captur and 1620 for the astra which, as I explained at the time, we needed because the wife was having trouble with her left leg and needed an auto.

We were very happy with the prices paid for both cars and the trade in we got, and that's what matters.
Cue the maths teachers.

This is of course what matters and I'm not having a go Uncle STEMO.  :-*

I'm just surprised and am now wondering if WBAC has become the benchmark for trade prices.  :-\

 

 78 
 on: Yesterday at 13:33:26 
Started by T.m.f - Last post by TD
Sounds like a lot of hassle. I'll stick to my "bag'o'canvas". :y

Plus you would have to run air lines to the trailer for the air brakes  ;)

 79 
 on: Yesterday at 13:30:56 
Started by Diamond Black Geezer - Last post by Kevin Wood
It's a little white box plugged into the fuse box under the steering column IIRC...

 80 
 on: Yesterday at 13:29:07 
Started by Sir Tigger QC - Last post by Kevin Wood
Think I've killed them!  :y

On the third attempt of trying to squirt Wasp Nest Killer via a tube through the hole in the ceiling, I obviously hit the sweet spot, as I managed to dispense the entire can in there and the next day there were only a couple flying around outside!  :y

No need for petrol or lycra!  ;D

Mass Murderer!  :D

If you're not killing polar bears with diesel fumes you're killing defenceless wasps (and their families) :)

FTFY M'lud!  :y

As to defenceless wasps, next time you get a wasps nest your attic I dare you to go and sit up there in your Y-Fronts:o  ;D

Oh, God! Second time in one thread. :o

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