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Author: Subject: What are your motoring regrets?
maccmike

posted on 24/7/12 at 08:19 AM Reply With Quote
What are your motoring regrets?

Several years ago, I was offered a private plate for very little money but had even less to fund the purchase. It was my name followed by my surnames first initial. A near identical one - M1 KEG is for sale for £35k!!!! Gutted!!!!
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ali f27

posted on 24/7/12 at 08:26 AM Reply With Quote
selling my cooper s for £350 30 years ago
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mookaloid

posted on 24/7/12 at 08:36 AM Reply With Quote
Not buying my dads Mk1 Range Rover off him when he got rid of it

like this one:







"That thing you're thinking - it wont be that."


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TheGiantTribble

posted on 24/7/12 at 08:39 AM Reply With Quote
Easy, there is two.

1 selling my Triumph Herald after 20 years of ownership because I didn't have time to rebuild her, then 3 months later being made redundant, so I did have the time.

2 When I was 19 buying a house instead of putting the money into a season of formula ford. Yes I was being sensible, and I hate myself for it.

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loggyboy

posted on 24/7/12 at 08:54 AM Reply With Quote
Getting caught speeding so many times!





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Nickp

posted on 24/7/12 at 08:55 AM Reply With Quote
Selling my RX7 Turbo II
Yes it was a 'rotter' but it would have made a stonking donor car now!!

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jollygreengiant

posted on 24/7/12 at 09:03 AM Reply With Quote
Sending my Mk1 Cortina to the grave yard instead of keeping her going.

























AND not spending the money I spent on the engine on a house instead. In 1980 £2000+ would have mostly bought a house in this area.

Oh the devil and the deep blue sea, .........................

Hind sight is a wonderful thing.





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D Beddows

posted on 24/7/12 at 09:06 AM Reply With Quote
Giving a MK11 2 door Cortina exactly like the 'Get Carter' one to the scrapman about 6 months before any old Ford in any condition started to be worth really stupid money
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mcerd1

posted on 24/7/12 at 09:28 AM Reply With Quote
selling both my first and second tin-tops....

first an almost mint Mk1 fiesta 1.1l with 50k on the clock (half of that was done by me) sold for £300 - sorting the body would have cost me £500 (I've seen worse ones selling for £1500 now )

and second an s1 106 1.0 in poverty spec - carb, 4 gears and no toys at all (not even a rear wiper) one of the cheapest A to B's ever
once worked out the total cost inc. petrol, incurance, repairs etc... = less than 16p a mile! - sold it to mango for his adventure to rome and back, should of kept it and used the money its replacement has cost me to finish the dax

[edit]
and letting my dad give away a sripped down (but complete) super imp for free
only needed a little body work before rebuilding...

[Edited on 24/7/2012 by mcerd1]





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melly-g

posted on 24/7/12 at 09:34 AM Reply With Quote
Getting rid of my MK1 Escort 1300E. It would be worth a fortune now
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Stott

posted on 24/7/12 at 10:09 AM Reply With Quote
Giving up my delivery slot for a mk1 focus rs because I got tetchy spending £21k on it, could have had it a year and still turned a 4k profit, cock

Did get my 2k deposit back though

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big-vee-twin

posted on 24/7/12 at 10:11 AM Reply With Quote
Selling my metalic yellow Megane 230 F1 Team R26





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T66

posted on 24/7/12 at 10:25 AM Reply With Quote
Selling my Lada.






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coyoteboy

posted on 24/7/12 at 10:34 AM Reply With Quote
Crashing my old peugeot 205.
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whitestu

posted on 24/7/12 at 10:41 AM Reply With Quote
Giving away my very solid part restored Alfasud Sprint Trofeo and a shed load of spares.

Stu

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MikeCapon

posted on 24/7/12 at 10:59 AM Reply With Quote
Selling a metro I once owned. C869EUD.

Could not afford to keep it





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nick205

posted on 24/7/12 at 11:00 AM Reply With Quote
1. Selling my last 205 GTI for £500 - it was a minter and now probably worth 5-6 times that

2. Buying a mk3 Escort 1.1 popular - it was an absolute nail of a car






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contaminated

posted on 24/7/12 at 11:14 AM Reply With Quote
1. Crashing my first mini a week before my test!

2. Getting rid of all of my other minis (including a 1275 GT, a 1974 de-seamed job that I re-built and a 850 I sold for £21 and a packet of fags!)

2. Strangely selling my wife's MPI Seicento Sporting which was a cracking little car I'd now like to have as a runaround or do an engine swap with.





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Jon Ison

posted on 24/7/12 at 11:14 AM Reply With Quote
Not been in a position (financially) to develop the MKGT1 into a race winning proposition during my RGB days, I had the time but not the funds.

Oddly enough I could now find the budget but don't have the time.

Another regret that will stay for ever is selling my old MK1 escort, now that is regret.

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scootz

posted on 24/7/12 at 11:17 AM Reply With Quote
Selling my Exige.
Selling my Caterham.

Not buying a 340R.





It's Evolution Baby!

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Mr Whippy

posted on 24/7/12 at 11:21 AM Reply With Quote
scrapping my perfectly good mk5 cortina when I listened to others who just looked down at it as an old car, now I can't even afford as good a cortina as mine was

hence I'm keeping my bluebird regardless of people opinions about as they sound just like the twits did with the cortina and I like it anyway

[Edited on 24/7/12 by Mr Whippy]

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Benzine

posted on 24/7/12 at 11:30 AM Reply With Quote
buying a ford

selling charade gtti

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coozer

posted on 24/7/12 at 11:42 AM Reply With Quote
All sorts really...

'74 Marina 1.8TC
'81 Mk2 1.6 Escort
'80 Yamaha RD350LC x 2
'80 Kawasaki Z1000
'75 Honda 400/4
'79 Honda XL100
'72 Yamaha DT250

And, really, I wish I had kept ALL the bikes I've ever had





1972 V8 Jago

1980 Z750

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Surrey Dave

posted on 24/7/12 at 11:48 AM Reply With Quote
Selling My Locost!

Oh, hang on I haven't sold it yet!!!!!
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loggyboy

posted on 24/7/12 at 11:52 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MikeCapon
Selling a metro I once owned. C869EUD.

Could not afford to keep it


yum... 6R4





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