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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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My cars have all been utter shitheaps.
I've never owned a new car - they've all been bought for about £300 and then run until fucked. This is good in that it means I rarely have high insurance premiums, and repair bills are low as I just scrap whatever it is and get another shed.
There was one that brought me a lot of joy, though. It was a Renault 5 sold to me by a garage owner I know, who had once had reason to replace the engine block entirely. He'd gone down to the breaker's yard, picked up a new engine, and stuck it in.
Only thing was, the old engine had been a 1.0 litre, and the new one was a 1.4 litre. With the original gear ratios, this meant that it went off like a rocket in low gear. I lost count of the number of people in expensive Mercs, BMWs and so on, who were left standing at the lights by something that looked like a shed.
I loved that car.
(, Mon 26 Apr 2010, 9:35, 1 reply)
I love doing that in my 10 yr old Ford Ka
but they often overtake me further down the road :(
(, Mon 26 Apr 2010, 10:58, closed)

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