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2003 MG ZR

THE STORY SO FAR Miles driven 46 To­tal mileage 77,782 What's gone wrong Squeaky fan belt, de­lay on head­light ac­ti­va­tion

The MG has con­tin­ued to per­form well although it doesn’t seem to like the wet weather in com­par­i­son to our other £500 chal­lenge cars. Not only is it lack­ing in grip but the fan belt makes a lovely screech­ing noise, usu­ally in damp con­di­tions. I’ve also no­ticed when turn­ing on the head­lights there is a five sec­ond de­lay be­fore they ac­tu­ally work. But they do work and it is a £500 car, so I can’t ex­pect per­fec­tion all the time!

2000 FORD PUMA

THE STORY SO FAR Miles driven 651 To­tal mileage 55,302 What's gone wrong The dicky cen­tral lock­ing has re­turned

For a mo­ment I thought our plucky Puma was go­ing to leave Team CCW stranded in a multi-storey car park in deep­est Bris­tol. En-route to the Great Western clas­sic show (Out and About, p20) I de­cided to check out some­thing with rather bet­ter build qual­ity than our Ford – the SS Great Bri­tain. X147 OBV ob­vi­ously took of­fence and de­cided to send its cen­tral lock­ing on strike – I thought we’d solved that one ages ago.

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