My new car

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Well, I sold my Golf the other day to a collegue of mine. He paid £500 which I think was a reasonable price for a 1990 Golf with 89,000miles on her. I was sorry to see her go but I decided I needed a change, as my wife is due a reasonably large insurance pay-out within the next couple of months, so I wanted something to get me by till then. I was gonna use the whole £500 but decided, if I could, to spend as little as possible.

In the end, after a long day and a fair few miles, I found a man in Southampton, Hampshire, selling a 1990 Nissan Sunny. It's a 1.4litre and has had one owner from new. It's got a Full Service history with all old reciepts etc. It also has 6months Road Tax and a full years MoT on it. It cost me £395, which I think is quite a decent price. It has 113,000miles on it too, which seems quite high but isn't too bad as it looks and drives great. Oh, and the engine is chain driven so no Timing Belt to worry about either lol (I'm always afraid if a car's belt driven that I'll snap it and screw the engine up lol)

posted by  Cliffy

Congratulations on your new purchase. Sounds like a good buy!

posted by  Aston Martin

What's funny is his new Sunny is even more real than your Aston!

posted by  thunderbird1100

so how bout some pictures of it? :thumbs:

posted by  pik_d

That's a different person :laughing:

BTW Congrats on the car Cliffy, got pics?

posted by  chris_knows

Does it look something like this cliffy? :laughing:

Random google search. :mrgreen:

posted by  GreekWarrior

oh dear god i hope not, who would put such a laughable body kit on any car?
:banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

rims are nice though...

posted by  nighthawk

Thats one mean lookin car.

posted by  newyorker

the rims and the paintjob are the nicest 2 things on that car:banghead:

posted by  mx3_monster

sunnys are awesome, yeah, lets see some pictures

posted by  mazda6man

I personally like the way the hood comes down over the grill....i think it gives it a bit more agressive of a look

posted by  GonnaDie4TheGov

I will have to find pics of an identical car to show you I'm afraid as I dont have a digital camera yet.....I'll look now lol :thumbs:

posted by  Cliffy

My Sunny (, jk

Nissan ( / .jpg) That's the best I could find, mine's a Hatchback though....same colour!

posted by  Cliffy

The good news is that overall, a Sunny (basically a Sentra to us in the US) is a decent car. The bad news is that the timing chains are only good for about 100-120k miles and then give up the ghost, taking out not only the valves (as in any interference engine) but also the cast aluminum timing cover. Good job.:thumbs:

posted by  vwhobo

Oh dear.....the fact that it's been driven by just one old lady for the past 16 yrs can olny be good, right?

posted by  Cliffy

Yeah, you should get more like 125k out of the chain.

posted by  vwhobo

LOL....I should only have the car for a couple of months hopefully :thumbs:

posted by  Cliffy

Enjoy it while it lasts cliffy lol. :orglaugh:

posted by  GreekWarrior

Just saw that bit. Is the Sunny not quite a bit smaller than a Sentra?

And GW....I just noticed you copy/pasted the yellow writing from my sig! Grrr lol

posted by  Cliffy

Sometimes consistent granny driving can play havoc on the bores.

posted by  Wally

Just so I can feel important. :mrgreen: :smoke:

posted by  GreekWarrior

Good thing you are already married Cliffy, cuz that car is no babe magnet

Johnny Mac

posted by  johnny mac

Of course, that's all YOU care about.

posted by  jedimario

Hey cliffy IS a babe magnet, his personallity is..........well at least he looks........he has a big..........nah sorry man I got nothing. :ohcrap: :laughing:

posted by  GreekWarrior

LOL...I know, I had to give it a nice long run :thumbs:

Johnny Mac, I dont need a car to attract female attention, I do that myself :clap:

posted by  Cliffy

Running down the street naked would get anyones attention. :laughing:

posted by  GreekWarrior

Shhhh...I told you to keep that quiet! :ohcrap: :doh:

posted by  Cliffy

Be proud not ashamed. :laughing:

posted by  GreekWarrior

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