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ian7675

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Myself and a couple of mates are planning on doing the scumrun in 2016. Part of the criteria is the purchase of a sub £500 car so are there any recommendations as to what we should consider? I don't think the cosmetic condition is an issue so would be looking at reliability as the main factor.

Edit: Also there could be four or five of us with camping gear so the size will be an issue too.

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Posted 11th Oct 2014 at 18:22
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Posted 11th Oct 2014 at 18:21
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Hmm the estate could be an option.

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Posted 11th Oct 2014 at 18:22
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Can I interest you in a Toyota Celica GT Four. There's some rust and a large dent in the front wing, but condition isn't your top priority.

Space is... Fit a tow bar, gear in a box trailer - laughing.

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  • Posted 11th Oct 2014 at 18:25
    Cjwatson27

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    Me and some mates were going to do the mongol rally 2 years ago we had a Lexus ls400

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    Posted 11th Oct 2014 at 18:42
    orta

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    Post #6
    306 estate mate. The xud dt and you'll be able to fix it @ the roadside

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    Posted 11th Oct 2014 at 18:47
    ian7675

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    dan it's too early to be buying anything now as we're doing the 2016 one. Just getting ideas at the moment and the 306 hdi is a really good shout.

    Other suggestions have been a Cavalier or a Defender. Orta, ease of repair I guess is a must, luckily one of the blokes who is possibly up for it is a mechanic Thumbs up

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    Posted 11th Oct 2014 at 19:06
    buzzbrightyear

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    Post #8
    A cavalier? I havnt seen one of them for years

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    Posted 11th Oct 2014 at 19:17
    Cjwatson27

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    You'll never get a defender for £500 I sold a smashed up one recently for £1600, what about a Saab estate there quite cheap

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    Posted 11th Oct 2014 at 19:33
    buzzbrightyear

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    Post #10
    How about a daiwoo lanos

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    Posted 11th Oct 2014 at 19:56
    allye

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    405 dt estate

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    Posted 11th Oct 2014 at 20:01
    walker_texasranger

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    Post #12
    Sierra estate Cool

    mint green old Skool cool

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    Posted 11th Oct 2014 at 20:13
    ian7675

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    Post #13
    walker_texasranger wrote:


    Cars like that are more in the spirit of the rally I think LOL

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    Posted 11th Oct 2014 at 20:14
    matt16v

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    106 1.1?

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    Posted 11th Oct 2014 at 21:20
    ian7675

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    matt16v wrote:
    106 1.1?


    Thanks Matt but the idea of being in a 106 with 4 blokes and all the camping gear for four days doesn't appeal to me.

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    Posted 11th Oct 2014 at 21:22
    Ben_W

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    Old scorpio cosworth....big, executive, fast barge

    I was gonna do it in my dads old one but someone bought it for £400!!

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    Posted 11th Oct 2014 at 21:24
    ian7675

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    They did a Scorpio Cosworth???

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    Posted 11th Oct 2014 at 21:35
    Ben_W

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    Yep. 2.9, V6, 24v......

    The old man's was quick. Not necessarily 0-60, but rolling it was proper quick. Floor it on the motorway, the back end would squat like a bear in the woods, the autobox would kick down several gears and launch it at the horizon at a rate of knots......

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    Posted 11th Oct 2014 at 21:42
    ian7675

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    There's one on ebay for £500 LOL

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Granada-Cosworth-Scorpio-2-9-24v-/281459616120?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item41884ce978

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    Posted 11th Oct 2014 at 22:13
    Ben_W

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    Haha! That's exactly like the one my dad had. Same colour and everything!

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    Posted 11th Oct 2014 at 22:20
    yippeekayay

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    Post #21
    sup more fuel than a lamboghini engined hummer...

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    Posted 12th Oct 2014 at 01:51
    thomo6

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    ian7675 wrote:
    Myself and a couple of mates are planning on doing the scumrun in 2016. Part of the criteria is the purchase of a sub £500 car so are there any recommendations as to what we should consider? I don't think the cosmetic condition is an issue so would be looking at reliability as the main factor.

    Edit: Also there could be four or five of us with camping gear so the size will be an issue too.


    Me and a couple of mates did the scum run in 2012, assume it's the same organisers, the main guy at Scum run was called Edd White. Anyway we used a Honda Accord Coupe V6 which was wrapped to look like The Striped Tomato out of Starsky and Hutch.

    What we found is that obviously not everybody sticks to the sub £500 purchase price for the cars they were using, there was a couple of guys using a BMW 750i which was blatantly worth a lot more than £500. So wouldn't get too hung up on getting a car that is sub £500 as no one actually checked what we paid for the car. Dunno

    We also discovered a few guys that didn't camp, they just booked a hotel at the final destination once they had worked it out. Got to admit we also stayed a couple of nights in hotels especially when we had torrential rain on the first day and night so was soaking wet by the time we put the tent up! Anyway that may be more to do with the fact that haven't camped for over 20 years and now like our creature comforts like a bed and a shower!LOL

    That year there was a guy on a pizza delivery 50cc moped who did it and the guys who 'won' it overall drove a 1.8 diesel Mondeo LX but they only stopped for fuel, which wasn't very often, as they cruised at 70mph and urinated into bottles to save any toilet breaks.Shock

    Anyway the only thing you really need is a decent sat nav with European maps on it that allows map coordinates to be inputted. Hope that this helps.
    Posted 12th Oct 2014 at 12:50
    ian7675

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    Thanks mate that is a help. I'm not sure we're bothered about winning, more just having a laugh and taking part.

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    Posted 13th Oct 2014 at 19:45
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    ian7675 wrote:
    matt16v wrote:
    106 1.1?


    Thanks Matt but the idea of being in a 106 with 4 blokes and all the camping gear for four days doesn't appeal to me.


    I really ought to start reading threads before posting Thumbs up

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    Posted 14th Oct 2014 at 19:30
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    Be a hero and do it in a 500 quid gti6.

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