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"Here in my car", said 80s pop hero Gary Numan, "I feel safest of all". He obviously never shared the same stretch of road as me, then. Automotive tales of mirth and woe, please.

(, Thu 22 Apr 2010, 12:34)
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Citroen AX
My very first car after I passed my test about 10 years ago.

I bought it for a ton off a guy up the road from me. I promptly reversed it out of his driveway and into the side of a garage. Got to get the first dent in early, put my mark on it, y'know?

Anyway, it was a bag of sh*te. Stupid French design meant the steering wheel had a rather confusing single spoke that went to the side, and the pedals were slightly to the left of the wheel.

It came to a timely end about 2 weeks after I bought it when I blew it up on the M74 at Happendon Bank. I was touching 80ish going down a very steep hill on the motorway near Cairn Lodge services when all of a sudden a huge hole appeared in the bonnet and horrible black smoke started bellowing out from the engine bay. It was like the closing scenes to the Blues Brothers. Fibre glass box of sh*te!
(, Sun 25 Apr 2010, 22:42, 2 replies)
You must live near me!
I hope you didn't go into cairn lodge for a consolatory sausage roll, they'd have fleeced you rotten.
(, Mon 26 Apr 2010, 4:08, closed)
My first car was also an AX.
It managed a hundred for extended periods with few problems and the only problem I ever had was with the nearside CV joint. I was sorry to have to get rid of it, to be honest. It was like driving a go-kart. It was ten times the price of yours, though.
(, Mon 26 Apr 2010, 15:28, closed)

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