L@@K, there’s a PetrolBlog Shed on eBay.

Time with the PetrolBlog Shed is coming to an end. After five months and 6,000 miles of togetherness, the Accord Type-Shed is on the way out and has this very evening been thrown to the mercy of eBay. How much it’ll fetch is anyone’s guess, but with a month left on the MOT and six weeks of tax, I hope it goes for a little more than the £8 starting price. But there’s no guarantee of this as the market for used cars is frankly rubbish at the moment. If your car happens to be a large, petrol-engined banger, than the market is even worse.

But in the interests of honest and transparency, I’ve given the Accord a ‘warts and all’ listing and taken my own advice from earlier in the year.

Once sold, I’ll give my first experience of life with Bangernomics a full report. There’s no doubting the effectiveness and brilliance of the theory, I’m just not 100% sure I’m a model pupil. More on this in a week or so.

In the meantime, here’s a link to the eBay ad: Honda Accord 2.2i VTEC.

Look out for a new addition to the PetrolBlog Fleet soon. A deposit has been placed and it’s being picked up next week. Bangernomics – winter style.

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Gavin Big-Surname
The chief waffler and founder of PetrolBlog in 2010. Has a rather unhealthy obsession with cars from the 80s and 90s, and is on a one-man mission to collect the cars nobody else wants. Also likes tea and Hobnobs.

15 comments

  1. September 16, 2011
    Richard B

    Brilliant listing. Good luck with the sale.

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    • September 16, 2011
      MajorGav

      Thank you, sir. With the market the way it is, I think I’ll need it.

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  2. September 19, 2011
    Darren Leslie

    As above, first class listing. A leason on how to sell on eBay for us all….. Best of British.

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    • September 19, 2011
      MajorGav

      Thanks Darren. And to think I was accused of waffle too! 😉

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  3. September 19, 2011
    Ton

    As Darren and Richard already said before me, excellent advert. Now, I wouldn’t be @Tonsty if I didn’t completely agree with what was written. I know you’ve been involved in testing Conti’s and Michelin’s lately, which both are clearly premium brands, but I don’t think calling Falken only slightly better than Triangle, LingLong or Good Luck is doing them enough justice.

    They indeed aren’t commonly perceived as a premium brand, but in my experience that merely means they perform 90% at a cost of 60%. In fact my 968 is running on Falkens on all four corners. Given our wet climate, I opted for the ZE912 (over the FK452), slightly less grippy in the dry but orders of magnitude better in the wet.

    In fact these tyres were recommended to me by my independent Porsche specialist, who said one of his customers even did track days with them and found them to be holding up well. Just last week, this recommendation was reconfirmed independently by the firm at which I had my anti-roll bars upgraded, the owner of which is building a supercharged 968 CS and lives on the track.

    Ha, and I just wanted to say “don’t underestimate Falken”, seems I used a few more words in the end 😉

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    • September 19, 2011
      MajorGav

      Hi Ton. I think the ad has lost a little in translation. I’m also a fan of Falkens and was surprised to see a nearly new set of them on the Accord.The ad therefore makes a reference to them not being premium, but not being budget either. Probably would have been easier to leave out the reference to Triangle and LingLong! 😉

      Personally, I’d put Falken in the same bracket as Toyo. Good track day tyres, but perhaps not so good as a long term prospect.

      Sorry for the confusion.

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      • September 19, 2011
        Ton

        Ah, I missed your reply. Yes, I think first time I read it, I got the point you are reconfirming now. But then I read it again, and I see them being mentioned in the same sentence as those death-trap-pieces-of-rubber (are they even made of rubber?) and think: not right.

        I can’t comment on longevity yet. Have driven 12k KM on them and they look (no measurement) as new. First 11k I was not involved in any sideways action for various reasons…

        Over here, rumor has it, Conti’s are made of stone. We will run out of oil, before I’d run out of thread on them.

        Seems the confusion was caused on my end, then. No need for sorry’s, me thinks.

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        • September 19, 2011
          MajorGav

          Ha! Despite being a big fan of premium tyres, I do understand that they can’t always be justified. I’ll be writing about my Conti experiences very soon…

          I remember being advised to fit a set of Toyos on my old Passat V6 TDi. They last about 10k miles. Replaced them with a set of Contis and they lasted over 20k. Amazing.

          I think you could be right about stones in Contis! I was amazed at the concoction that’s added to the tyres. It’s quite a mix! 😉

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    • September 19, 2011
      Ton

      In all fairness, I might have been a bit unclear: the man with the ~370 HP (car is still being built as we speak) 968 runs on Michelin slicks, but he told me that he’d have chosen the same tyres as I did, for a street car.

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  4. September 20, 2011
    David Milloy

    I don’t suppose you’d throw in a packet of Hobnobs for the winning bidder?

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    • September 20, 2011
      MajorGav

      Now THAT is a good idea. I’ll make it happen.

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  5. September 27, 2011
    Joseph

    Had a look at the Accord on Ebay – nice-looking car. The ‘lady’ on the tax disc holder is the spitting image of my next-door neighbour. Maybe I should buy the car for her (or just run her over with it!).

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    • September 27, 2011
      MajorGav

      Ha! It’s worrying that there’s an actual ‘lady’ who looks like ‘her’ on the tax disc holder. I won’t be asking for photos…

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      • September 28, 2011
        Joseph

        My camera thanks you! I’ll just have to break it taking photos of ugly cars (any suggestions for ugly cars?)

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