Not £2 Grand

Not £2 Grand

Chris ‘The Pollitt’ Pollitt – A man determined to make his mark in world of motoring mayhem

Not £2 Grand is great blog about making the most out of being a budget motorist, which, as they admit themselves is really cheesy.

Nonetheless read it and smile, informative and fun.

You can follow Chris at @ThePollit

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  • N2G Tech Guide: How to fit car eyelashes…
    Do you lack any discernible sense of style? Are you a colossal moron who wants to be looked at for all the wrong reasons? Do you think automotive beauty tips are a good thing? YOU DO? Then you need car eyelashes, don’t you? And guess what? We’ve ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-07-19
  • Five £2,000 Fords you missed out on…
    “You built a time machine? Out a DeLorean?” exclaimed Marty McFly. An unusual choice indeed, but perhaps not as unusual as what we would have gone for. Had we bumped our head on the loo and been hit with the inspiration to create the Flux Capacitor, it ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-07-17
  • Five £2,000 Fords you missed out on…
    “You built a time machine? Out of a DeLorean?” exclaimed Marty McFly. An unusual choice indeed, but perhaps not as unusual as what we would have gone for. Had we bumped our head on the loo and been hit with the inspiration to create the Flux Capacitor, ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-07-17
  • The Vauxhall Nova…
    The Vauxhall Nova. What a car, right? Synonymous with boy racer culture, Max Power, dubious body-kits, TSW Venom alloys and crashing through the front window of your local McDonald’s in an explosion of Happy Meals and Kenwood Mask head units. Truly, the Vauxhall Nova represents a different ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-07-17
  • The Toyota MR2…
    The W30, as the name sort of suggests in a roundabout way, is the third-generation of Toyota’s ever-popular MR2, or ‘mid-ship two-seater’. Whatever mid-ship means. Don’t drive one into a large body of water. We’re pretty sure it’s not a nautical term. This is a car built ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-06-20
  • Why a crap first car is the best first car…
    A thing happened on Twitter today. I asked the masses what their first car was, and fundamentally, I also asked them how terrible it was. The responses were vast, with many a Twitterer keen to share their tales of automotive woe. And that’s when it hit me. ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-06-19
  • The Citroen XM…
    As Brits, we like to think we have the last word on eccentricity. We gave the world Tommy Cooper, Carry on Films and with both, the liberal use of the slide whistle. We have Morris Dancing. We have Harry Hill. The list goes on. But it needn’t, ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-06-14
  • The Citroen XM…
    As Brits, we like to think we have the last word on eccentricity. We gave the world Tommy Cooper, Carry on Films and with both, the liberal use of the slide whistle. We have Morris Dancing. We have Harry Hill. The list goes on. But it needn’t, ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-06-14
  • The Reva G-Wiz…
    Do you want to grab the Reaper by the scruff of his cloaked head and stare him deep in the eyes? Do you want to laugh in the face of your own mortality? Do you want to be in a position where you need to renew your ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-06-12
  • BUY A STICKER! Please.
    Do you want a sticker? Stickers are great, they stick to things. The clue is in the name. Sticker. Anyway, we have some, so click this little button… …and you can have a sticker. Externally mounted, and made from high-quality stuff what people make stickers out of, ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-06-11
  • The Lexus LS430…
    What you’re looking at here is luxury. You’re looking at a car that was a perfect as its creators could possibly make it. You’re looking at a car that sits now as a world-beater, a machine to take on those that thought they had the luxury market ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-06-11
  • The Ford Orion…
    We’re flogging our contributors at the moment, aren’t we? First Toby is telling you about a Porsche and now N2G regular, Mark Longland, is telling about the… oh, right… the Ford Onion. Sorry. Orion. Convince us, Mark. You have our ear… In the 1980s, Ford found themselves ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-06-11
  • The Porsche 924…
    Yeah, really, a Porsche. For this one, we had over the reins to N2G new-boy, Toby Aiken. Can he persuade you to get the spanner out and invest in a Porsche project? Whisper it… Porsche 924… Think 1980s, think terrible haircuts, think dodgy fashion, think affordable rear-wheel drive ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-06-11
  • The Nissan Qashqai…
    We didn’t plan to cover the Nissan Qashqai, mainly because we weren’t entirely sure how to spell it. But then we found ourselves idly looking for the old press shots when we stumbled upon these. We thought we’d hit the jackpot with weird pres shots when we ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-06-04
  • Your Cars: Stuart Bird’s Fiat X1/9…
    You mar recognise the name Stuart Bird. There’s a good reason for that. You see, he has been on these pages with his Fiat Tempra. And now he’s back with his Fiat… x 1/9. Stuart, over to you… Here is a classic tale of man loves machine. ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-06-03
  • The Proton Savvy…
    Where do we start with this, the Proton Savvy. Never has a car been so undeserving of its name. Savvy. This is car is not savvy. It is the wheel equivilent of when your mum named our slow, fat, stupid cat, Dash. There was no dash in ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-06-03
  • The Vauxhall Vectra GSi…
    We make no secret of the fact that we like the Vauxhall Vectra here at Not 2 Grand. As bastions of cheap old junk, the humble Vectra has found its way on our driveway and into our hearts on more then one occasion. There was the SRi, ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-06-03
  • TAXI! The Black Cab…
    Is there anything more British than the black cab? No, of course there isn’t. Short of the Queen jumping into an Argos paddling pool full of tea, with Corgi armbands, the black cab is about as British as it gets. So why not own one? You don’t ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-05-28
  • Five cars we should have kept…
    Over the years I’ve had a lot of things said to me. “Oi, get out of the bushes” or “why are you in my house?” immediately spring to mind. A soundbite in which someone calls me intelligent, however, well that’s simply a case of ‘file missing’. It’s ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-05-26
  • The Suzuki SX4…
    It’s no secret that we like a Suzuki here at Not 2 Grand. They’re a bit of an oddity, but given that our dad says the same about us, it makes sense that we like them. Kindred spirits, or something like that. Anyway, paternal abuse aside, here’s ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-05-26
  • Want to fix the trade? Get rid of OTE.
    Back in the day, before smartphones and three million channels of nothing on the telly, we used to work in a dealership. This was great, because having been obsessed with cars since popping out of Mother, we always wanted to be in one. It was, to us, ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-05-24

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