The above name i'm known by on other forums hence the name LOL
I thought i'd document my ownership and "pain" with you gents, coz it is Thursday and i start a horrible day of work tomorra!!
The Story starts in July 2017 just after passing my test my immediate family wanted me to get something frugal cheap to insure and of course, because i was a new driver something "small" and easy to handle!!
I spent hours looking through Ebay - Autotrader - Gumtree etc for a cheap car, however my mind kept creeping back to big saloons and 4x4's as you do when you're daydreaming on the internet.
There were two cars that i kept mulling over
1 was a Green 1987 Jaguar XJ40 3.6 Sovereign
2 Was a cheap Range Rover P38 V8.
Both were in my budget, and weirdly both were insurable,
I was being asked daily on what i was going to look at, and on "the day" i resigned to tell them that I was going to look at a Mini LOL
Anyway the Jaguar was a complete train wreck, far too much work to bring it up to a respectable daily driver and much more to get it looking good!!
So that was a no go and a waste of fuel!!
Next car "p38" was located in Worcestershire a 75mi trip from where i was, me and my co-driver decided to go down there and have a look..
Naturally it was going dark, and in the light of "dusk" it looked "ok"
Anyway it drove fine, sounded fine and had no petrol in it!!
So i shook hands at £cough and we were on our way home!!
The first stop was to a petrol station "naturally" where £145 worth of super unleaded was put into the massive tank
And we drove home, a 70mi trip at an average of 19.7 MPG which wasn't too bad considering!!
Pictures from the trip are AWOL but i do have this one from when I got her home!!
those will do for the into on this particular money pit..
more to come later....