User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29

Thread: what 80's car would you buy

  1. #1
    Regular Member 6009tristanb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    bispham, blackpool
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default what 80's car would you buy

    was going to sell the gsi and buy a 330 bmw but the wife has said no and told me to buy a cheap car for my self to do call outs in instead.
    i just done a insurance qoute on a basic punto and came out over £800+ for something that i would hate.

    so done a classic car insurance on a 1983 xr3i cab and it came out a lot cheaper first qoute £400 so odds on could get it a little cheaper.

    so what 80's convertable would you buy for under a grand
    at the moment its a xr3i cab or
    a golf gti cab never drove a vw so dont know what their like but love the looks.

    a few rules
    1 injection no carbs
    2, convertable
    3, have a back seat for my daughter to go school
    4, 2.0 litre is the highest

  2. #2
    Regular Member 6009tristanb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    bispham, blackpool
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    just been looking myself and it seems theirs only a few to choose from
    escort
    golf
    TOYOTA CELICA
    possable bmw 3 seires e30 325 (but defeats the object of better mpg than the gsi)
    PEUGEOT 205 (but its french)
    possable early 90's astra depends on how much insurance would be would it be classed as a classic

  3. #3
    North West Regional Organiser paulvectrac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    morecambe
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Megane converible my sis has a 2001 plate one does like 42mpg around town and it's a 1.6 and it's pritty quick
    Vectra vxr custome remaps egr deletes dpf and diagnostic work all remaps are custome bench tuning avalible all genuine equipment PM for info

  4. #4
    Regular Member simplesi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    probably off taking photos
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Pug309 gti love them i had the standard 309 1.3 so easy to work on and i think a stunning little car

  5. #5
    Regular Member 6009tristanb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    bispham, blackpool
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by paulvectrac View Post
    Megane converible my sis has a 2001 plate one does like 42mpg around town and it's a 1.6 and it's pritty quick

    just been looking at one of them but it will be same story insurance will kill me the only way around it would to see if chris knott would do some sort of multi car insurance under the wifes insurance.
    the vectra is insured with them with the 4 years no claims.
    what problem i have is been a named driver on the wifes insurance so i have no noclaims so its like starting from scratch.
    want insurance to be around 400-600 and it seems classic car insurance is the only way
    i thought a punto had to be one of the cheepist to insure but £800+ shocked me for a 1.2 where i can get 1.6 or 1.8 on classic car and have a bit of fun at the same time

  6. #6
    Regular Member Chuff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Oxfordshire for Pleasure, Berkshire for business
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    only one way to go for an 80s car - VW

    doesnt meet any of your requirments, but the 80s bit but this is my toy



    one point, I cant get business use on my classic policy, and struggled to get commuting too

    that said, it is only £101 a year FC

  7. #7
    Regular Member 6009tristanb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    bispham, blackpool
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuff View Post
    only one way to go for an 80s car - VW

    doesnt meet any of your requirments, but the 80s bit but this is my toy



    one point, I cant get business use on my classic policy, and struggled to get commuting too

    that said, it is only £101 a year FC

    thats nice would concider a 2 door keep looking on ebay and it seems i have more choice if i go for hatchback as well.
    i use to have a convertable and loved it when had the roof down hense wanting another
    i would need commuting as will use it to get to jobs.
    whos the company your insured with?

  8. #8
    Regular Member Phil881's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    My 80's car of choice would have to be a Ford Capri, I don't have one just now (an MGF is the current toy) but have owned 7 over the years.

    I have to ask, if it's costing £800 to insure a Punto how much do you pay for a 3.2 GSi???

  9. #9
    Regular Member Big Knox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    If you are going to "jobs" ie customers, should you not have business insurance rather than just commuting?

    Also thing to remember is classic insurance can be limited mileage

  10. #10
    Regular Member Ziggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Leeds
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    What about a targa top? is this a second car? So zero ncb? What do you do for a living? Is a classic going to be reliable enough for a work vehicle?

    My money would be on a Saab

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. 80's Trainers = Hi-Tec G.P.R.
    By HITFACTORY1403 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 29th January 2012, 08:56
  2. L.O.L. = 80's Technology
    By HITFACTORY1403 in forum Comedy & Humour
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 25th January 2012, 23:22
  3. Who can remember the 80's music......
    By Ian T in forum The 'Off Topic' room
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 16th June 2009, 10:28
  4. the 80's
    By mark the hat in forum The 'Off Topic' room
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 8th March 2009, 23:18
  5. Favorite 80's music
    By IamtheStig in forum Comedy & Humour
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 6th July 2006, 01:24

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •