First off, I have two cars already. A Porsche that I am rebuilding (slowly!) and a Vectra SRI which I use for day to day. The Vectra fucked up and needs some major work which is not worth doing so I’m going to strip it for parts.
The new one… Â£150 for a 1993 Citroen! I got it on an absolute whim. 1.9 Litre turbo diesel with 204,000 miles on the clock. It’s awesome! Takes me right back to when I was 17. The drivers side wiper doesn’t work, there is one key to start it and one to open it, the key to open it makes no difference as the central locking is fucked so I can’t lock it anyway. There are bits dropping off it all over but the lump is completely 100% solid.
So far after just one day of driving it (I took my kids to the coast) I have found…
The fuel gauge is totally random. I half filled the tank and it said it was full. 10 minutes later on a hill it was empty. Cool.
The cigarette lighter socket is bust. Not that I use it for a smoke but I can’t use my laser detectors.
Doesn’t lock (as already mentioned)
Wiper doesn’t work (as already mentioned)
There are loads of missing panels in the car so you can see half the electrics.
The handbrake doesn’t work unless you are a 240lb big bastard that can pull it hard enough (Suits me fine)
The headlights are shit. They don’t move and are not xenon like I’m used to.
They (the headlights) do not come on automatically when it gets dark.
The wipers do not start automatically when it rains. (Big deal - they don’t work anyway).
The drivers seat does not auto adjust to whoever gets in.
There is no CD/MP3 player. It has a strange “Cassette” word on it and I cannot bung in my nine inch nails disks.
The anti lock braking does not work (close call that one).
Oh yeah, and at 105mph the bonnet (hood) looks like it’s going to make a serious attempt at getting in through the windscreen.
So far so good. I fucking love it!