R9UKE's French Car Blog...

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Great minds think alike. I spent literally hours at a time dribbling over Mondeo brochures when I was at Primary School. I'd ideally like three of them side by side. An Si V6 hatch representing poverty spec power. An ST24 Saloon for the madness and those wheels. And a Ghia X V6 Auto for the luxury. I'll refer back to this quote in ten years time when it's been honoured!

Oh the bumpers. There's a Verona living up the street that's literally had half of it's bumper covered in silver tape. I must get a picture!

The car in question is a 1996 Rover 214i. First of the bubble shapes. Poor guy spent £200 getting the headgasket done and quite a bit more on the MOT. He hit a kerb, then bounced off into something else a few days ago. It has damage to the front drivers corner, and the passenger wheel is sitting at an awful angle from hitting the kerb - it's not really driveable. So - it'll be scrapped with an MOT expiring 6th February 2013! I gave him £100 for it. It has nice original Rover alloy wheels, and the passenger one doesn't look to have suffered too badly from the kerbing incident - so I'll get these off then weigh in the car.

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R9UKE wrote:Great minds think alike. I spent literally hours at a time dribbling over Mondeo brochures when I was at Primary School. I'd ideally like three of them side by side. An Si V6 hatch representing poverty spec power. An ST24 Saloon for the madness and those wheels. And a Ghia X V6 Auto for the luxury. I'll refer back to this quote in ten years time when it's been honoured!

Oh the bumpers. There's a Verona living up the street that's literally had half of it's bumper covered in silver tape. I must get a picture!

The car in question is a 1996 Rover 214i. First of the bubble shapes. Poor guy spent £200 getting the headgasket done and quite a bit more on the MOT. He hit a kerb, then bounced off into something else a few days ago. It has damage to the front drivers corner, and the passenger wheel is sitting at an awful angle from hitting the kerb - it's not really driveable. So - it'll be scrapped with an MOT expiring 6th February 2013! I gave him £100 for it. It has nice original Rover alloy wheels, and the passenger one doesn't look to have suffered too badly from the kerbing incident - so I'll get these off then weigh in the car.
Very very rarely see any Mondeo Mk1s now, they are usually held together with gaffa tape and rust when I do see one. The MK2 Ghia X must have the optional multi-spoke wheels like this.

I used to like most of the Ford range and was always persuading my parents to take me to the Ford dealers for a mooch about. I even liked Escorts at one point! Having driven a few now they are pretty rubbish! Not driven a MK1 or 2 mondeo, the 3s drive ok though.

I would like this ST24 saloon in Cayman green. That is stunning. A V6 I would happily own, manual too.

I too have the brochures, they are excellent quality, far better than Citroen ones of similar years! Sad aren't we :lol: I would probably win the anorak award though, I used to collect lots of ford things, often models, of which there are still a few here :lol:

How much are you likely to get for the Rover when you weigh it in? Isnt transporting it to the scrappers a bit of a hassle?

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Those were the standard Ghia X wheels. The optional were shiny polished chrome and extremely rare! It was the Ghia that had wheel trims. Fords were ace when I was growing up, Mark 1 Mondeos were everywhere, sadly they're nearly extinct. I remember the Mondeo "Ultima" special edition, that was a rare and special sight. Reliving my childhood here! The ST24 looks great minus the ASBO headlights.

Well scrap is at £165 / tonne. It, according to the figures, weighs just over. I'm sure, even factoring in the cost of getting the car collected, that there's £100 to squeeze out of the car.

Speaking of childhood nostalgia, I came across some pics I shot as a young, car obsessed child armed with a digital camera. Here's perhaps the best!

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The Laguna poking it's face in the corner was my Grandad's 2.2 diesel, the car that started the Renault obsession. It had remote locking and our Mondeo did not!!

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That seems to be an old Mitsubishi Galant in front of it

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Moon discs!!!

Sorry Luke, that site cna be addictive but do pay attention to the site location of the vehicle, its not unknown of for people to bid thinking its in doncaster or somewhere else further north....

I just need to get some spare funds as there are often ones that come up dirt cheap just needing a new panel or two and as you've seen, they don't generate any interest and can go for a song and could even just go straight on the bay and fetch more money easily :)

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Apparently I don't have permission to view the last 5 :?

Sent my application off this morning, looking forward to getting going, the Lagunas are very, very cheap. A Dynamique V6 will be along soon, I'm sure.

Well my Monday was started off in a pretty rude way. Call from the body shop who have the Mégane to say they were broken into over the weekend and had some cars vandalised... mine was one of them. I've had it now, just give me my cheque so I can shop.

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R9UKE wrote:Call from the body shop who have the Mégane to say they were broken into over the weekend and had some cars vandalised... mine was one of them. I've had it now, just give me my cheque so I can shop.
:evil: :cry: Oh heck. That's just adding insult to injury...

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R9UKE wrote: Well my Monday was started off in a pretty rude way. Call from the body shop who have the Mégane to say they were broken into over the weekend and had some cars vandalised... mine was one of them. I've had it now, just give me my cheque so I can shop.
You seem to be going through a bit of an unlucky patch Luke :(

How bad is the new damage? Though that should not effect your original work or costs, or it shouldn't. Do you not know if its being repaired or not yet? What are they waiting for?

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I know, I'm just really fed up with it all now.

They told me on the phone this morning that the drivers door handle had been broken off and they had got into the car and rifled through everything. Of course, I left my TomTom in the glove box which is probably gone, and who knows what parts of the Parrot kit will have been ripped out.

But... he sounded a bit vague on the phone, so I took it upon myself to have a sneaky visit to the place. Meggy sitting in a corner, broken glass around it, drivers window replaced with a black bin bag. Heart wrenching sight, I'm just so so angry. God knows what the inside of the car looks like. :evil: :evil: :evil:

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That is heart breaking! I would be furious! :twisted:

I imagine the garage/garage insurance is covering all the costs for the extra repairs?

I don't understand how it takes so long to assess a cars damage, usually a few days at max.

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Citroenmad wrote:
I imagine the garage/garage insurance is covering all the costs for the extra repairs?

I don't understand how it takes so long to assess a cars damage, usually a few days at max.
Me neither. Meanwhile I'm trundling around with 54 bhp. It's killing me!!!

They said that they will cover all costs. But what I'm unsure about is whether they will combine these costs with the original damage? Or treat them as two completely separate events, in which case the car has more chance of surviving. I'm unsure what I want now. I didn't get to look at it properly but I'm wondering if it'll ever feel the same again....

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I would be suggesting to the insurance company, if it comes to it, that the extra damage be a seperate case and based on a undamaged car. As if your car was not damaged it would not have been vulnerable to this later damage. Best case would surely be to have the car repaired and then see what you think to it once you get it back. The damage isnt too bad and hopefully this new damage can be put right without too much trouble.

Probably just as well you didn't have a better look around the car.

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It should be classed as two separate things and you want to get this confirmed and in writing from the place ASAP!

Sorry you have such bad luck at the minute with meg :-( maybe get her fixed and move her on before you get anymore bad luck with her as I find once it starts with a car it doesn't stop :-(

The lags look good but I login as guest/guest most of the time though I find it allows more items to be viewed and sometimes reserves that are sometimes hidden ;-)

How you going to get one back cross the water, sorry, watta :-D ??

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maybe get her fixed and move her on before you get anymore bad luck with her as I find once it starts with a car it doesn't stop
I'm afraid it'll be quite the opposite! My Meggy has been through far too much trauma to ever leave here again. If it does come home it will stay firmly there!

As for getting the car home, anywhere between £180-£250 has it here - which at those prices isn't a problem at all really.

Yes Chris, probably just as well. Felt sick seeing what I did, I think it's best I see nothing more.

I did, however, get some very good news today. Look who should be home by Friday! :-D :-D

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You seem to get quite attached to your cars, I do too, probably less so now than I once did but im very protective over my C5.

What has your Avantime been having done? That is a nice treat to have it back 8-)