I've erm, just bought this.

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  1. ferny

    ferny TPF Noob!

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    27 year old Triumph Acclaim Trio (automatic). :shock:

    I took a look at it today, paid my deposite and pick it up tomorrow morning from London.
     
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    Looks like an older Honda Civic
     
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    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    and yesterday you were having a go at me for buying lenses??

    thats it, I've never doing another meetup now!

    now I see who my friends really are :(
     
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    I love it!! Let's go for a spin. You buy the gas. :D
     
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    It's agreed value insured (ie if something happens I WILL get x amount from the insurance) for almsot five tiems what I've paid for it. ;)

    Cost me £15 to add it to my fully comp., unlimited miles insurance. And that was jsut the admin fee. :)
    I've got to buy some tax as it runs out this month (as does the tax for my Herald but that costs me nothing) and the MOT is due in October.
     
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    In the 80's Honda and Triumph teamed up and produced the Triumph Acclaim and the Honda Ballade. It's got a Honda engine. This one has only done 40k miles although I'm worried about some mayonnaise it had on the cap. I'll have to wait and see what it's like on the motorway when I bring it home.

    http://www.aronline.co.uk/index.htm?lc9storyf.htm

    I've always taken the Mickey out of people who have one. But they're good little cars.
     
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    Ok. But you buy your plane ticket. :mrgreen:
     
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    How much is gas in London?

     
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    It looks better than the new civics the past few years.
     
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    UK Petrol Prices for
    Thursday 10th Jul 2008
    Avg. Min. Max.
    Unleaded: 119.5p 114.9p 132.9p
    Diesel: 133.0p 128.9p 147.9p
    LRP: 123.0p 117.9p 128.9p
    Super: 126.4p 118.9p 139.9p
    LPG: 60.0p 49.9p 64.9p

    $1 = 50p. So double those prices to convert.
     
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    Does this car serve a purpose, other than just to have? I mean, is it going to be a race car or anything? Or is it going to be a commuter? If I'm not mistaken, you're kind of a Triumph fan, and you do time trials and whatnot in your other car, no?

    I've never been in a Triumph before, but my dad had an MG Midget. It was so cool... I loved that car, but he only kept it for a few months. The top leaked like crazy, and it had to be THE most impractical car ever built for a family of four. :)

    I always wanted a Datsun 510 to do time trials and races. They're just so cool!
     
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    The Herald does the odd autotest and I'll be doing the RBRR in it (2000miles in 48 hours). It's slightly modified and will only get tickered with all it's life. I have no plans to sell it.

    The Acclaim is too good to do anything to. It's perfectly standard. I'll probably move it on after a year or so just before it starts to need work to it I guess. It's in very good condition. and goes well. :blushing:

    I'll flick between both as my daily drivers.
     

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