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by pete-d
09 Jan 2009 04:32 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Royal Mail
Replies: 83
Views: 9259

Re: Royal Mail

I got fed up with the Royal Fail leaving "we tried to deliver but you were out" cards. I paid £60 for a PO Box. This means that stuff is kept at my local sorting office for me to collect. You only need to check the box when you're expecting something (or once a month if you're not expecting anything...
by pete-d
14 Dec 2008 12:20 am
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: If it sounds too good to be true............................
Replies: 13
Views: 3530

Bad luck Ben,

Hopefully you'll get your money back - if PayPal don't come up with the goods you should be able to use the small claims court to get the auction site to release his real identity and address so you can pursue him.

Pete
by pete-d
10 Dec 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: new to the volvo world
Replies: 17
Views: 2808

Hi lead_foot I think what people are saying is that you have a Mk 2 car with a grille that's had the Volvo logo and diagonal stripe removed. It's also had a Mk 3 front bumper fitted for some reason. The pic Volvosneverdie has posted is of a Mk2 with the correct grille and bumper. I hope you enjoy yo...
by pete-d
25 Nov 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Volvo 300 series: demand
Topic: I.c.e, i.c.e baby.................
Replies: 26
Views: 2009

Ben,

My answer was a non-slip mat on the dash and a set of battery powered ipod speakers. Not earth shatteringly loud but enough to listen to music as you drive.

Pete
by pete-d
23 Nov 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: 340 GL 1.4 sadly for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 2748

Thanks Ben, I'm just glad it's gone to someone who is going to use it and enjoy it. There's a few things I'd have done to it if I was keeping it - like fitting a new thermostat and doing something with the few small patches where rust is beginning to bubble (e.g. corner of front valance) but it's do...
by pete-d
23 Nov 2008 07:52 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: 340 GL 1.4 sadly for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 2748

I can confirm that this car has now been sold and collected by it's buyer.

I hope he enjoys it and gets good service out of it.

Pete
by pete-d
19 Nov 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: demand
Topic: Does anyone have a set of alloys to fit my 340?
Replies: 22
Views: 2423

I'm going to be sad to see the my 340 go but knowing that Ben's on here and benefiting from people's support and advice is a comfort. I've managed to secure myself a low mileage 460 turbo auto with full service history to replace it so I'll fun, even if the insurance is more, the economy less and th...
by pete-d
19 Nov 2008 08:24 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: 340 GL 1.4 sadly for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 2748

This vehicle is provisionally sold. I've agreed a price with a forum member here subject to him coming to look at it at the weekend.

I'll keep you updated.

Thanks for your interest.

Pete
by pete-d
18 Nov 2008 01:22 am
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: 340 GL 1.4 sadly for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 2748

Yes, so far it's still for sale.

I've had a bit of interest so it'll be a case of first come, first served.

Feel free to PM me.

If it sells, I'll post on here as soon as I can. So far, there's no-one interested in looking at it before the weekend.

Pete
by pete-d
16 Nov 2008 11:10 am
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: 340 GL 1.4 sadly for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 2748

I've just dug out the service history: 20/12/84 Supplied by Express Motors, Palmers Green 15/05/85 675 miles Express Motors 26/11/85 2494 miles Express Motors 03/07/86 3489 miles Express Motors 16/12/86 4841 miles Pilling Volvo, Hemel Hempstead 14/07/87 5825 miles Pilling Volvo 16/12/87 6646 miles P...
by pete-d
15 Nov 2008 06:42 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: 340 GL 1.4 sadly for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 2748

340 GL 1.4 sadly for sale

Hi there folks, Sadly I'm offering my 340 for sale. I bought it about 6 months ago - there are pics here The car's now just done 60,000 and has been a great reliable daily runner. I did a full oil, filters and plugs change when I bought it but it's probably due for a service and a fettle now. There'...
by pete-d
20 Aug 2008 07:23 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: please don't bid on this!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

I bought my 340 on ebay about a month ago for £350 but it was in better condition than that appears to be and did have a 12 month MOT.

Pete
by pete-d
17 Aug 2008 04:44 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Garths ASSet
Replies: 91
Views: 6232

In case you're interested, that car was originally registered in Bradford - that's the home of old style 'HD' registrations as far as I know.

Pete
by pete-d
12 Aug 2008 01:11 pm
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: MOMO
Replies: 1
Views: 998

Did this sell?

I might have a project for it if it's not too expensive ;-)

Pete
by pete-d
06 Aug 2008 04:21 pm
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Unusual Spec?
Replies: 15
Views: 3304

Thanks Mac I've never been convinced that they're fully necessary in UK climates anyway so will probably just leave it if it doesn't work. Useful and interesting to know how they do work, should I change my mind though. I've just checked the V5 and it was definitely first registered in the UK as new...