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

Classic Cars Feed

  • The BMW Z4…
    It’s time to go MAXIMUM BANGLE with this, the BMW Z4. Yes, it’s finally here, lurking in the fetid waters of our meagre budget. Oh Z4 how you have a fallen, but oh how happy it makes us. There is a caveat though. Unlike most of the ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-03-22
  • Five cars that will break your wallet…
    We’re not daft, you know. We’re well aware that buying a cheap car comes with some perils. Which is why you’ll see some of the cars we have listed here deeper within the site, probably we words of glowing recommendation. And we stand by those words. We ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-03-18
  • The Volkswagen Fox…
    The Volkswagen Fox was, at least for us here in Blighty, never the success it really deserved to be, despite being Lauded by Top Gear as being a good car to play football with, as you can see at the top of this page. Who could have ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-03-17
  • Say hello to the £1000 E60 BMW 530i…
    Yep, we have a new motor. Picked it up yesterday in fact. And yes, the car you’re seeing here. The 2003 E60 530i SE auto, with MOT, in generally pretty damn good condition, with more paperwork on history than your local library, with a ‘mere’ 140k on ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-03-08
  • Five unforgivable modifications…
    We love a bit a car modification here at Not 2 Grand. And why wouldn’t we? It’s all about personalising your car, making it your own and as such, standing out from the crowd. And that’s just fine and dandy. However, the church of modification is broad, ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-03-04
  • The Alfa Romeo MiTo…
    The Alfa Romeo MiTo is an odd duck. Not least because of its insistence of capitalising the T within its name. Does it think it’s a wheeled (the artist formerly known as) Prince or something? Rev-berry beret anyone? Sorry, that was terrible. It’s also odd in that ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-02-28
  • Surviving Ronin…
    Because we’re the hub of relevance, we thought we’d take a look at a film from twenty-two years ago. Yup, 1996, when the internet was slow, when the Millennium Bug was a distant threat and when Jonathan Price was cast as the most unconvincing Irishman in the ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-02-14
  • Five budget high-mileage heroes…
    For some of us living here within the bubble of budget motoring, the are important concerns like image, speed or a car’s given ability to make people think you have more money that you really do. For others though, all that matters is reliability and with it, ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-02-13
  • The Smart ForFour…
    Following on with our ‘cars you probably forgot about’ series, we have the Smart ForFour. Built by Smart – Mercedes-Benz’s cousin who got hold of the Crayolas – it’s a clever little machine. It’s safe, it’s funky to look at and if you buy it in 1.5CDI ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-02-12
  • We’re after a jumpstart, via Kickstarter…
    The internet is a marvellous place, but considering we live here, we would say that. We would also say such things because, after just 48hrs, we’re already over £500 on our Kickstarter campaign. You lot really are marvellous. If you’re reading this and ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-02-12
  • Five track day mods for maximum fun…
    The season is nearly up on us. The only season that matters to those of us who like the smell of petrol and the giddy thrill that comes from seeing a crash helmet. Yes, we are of course talking about track day season. We get F1 and ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-02-11
  • Red, dead, no redemption – My Mercedes 280E
    You’d think after the last W123, I might have exercised some sort of restraint when faced with the opportunity to buy another. As you can tell by this update, I did no such thing. Because I’m an idiot. I’m also pretty rubbish at having money in my ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-02-09
  • Heavy hit after heavy hit…
    Banger racers. They are, for lack of a better word, certifiable. If you want to see why, all you have to do is have a look at the Autorodeo Nederland channel on YouTube. It’s full of brilliant, high-definition, high impact footage. It’s this one though, the compilation ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-02-02
  • The Rover Streetwise…
    God loves a trier, and in the automotive world there was none more trying than Rover. Yes, we deliberately got that wrong because, well, owning a Rover is a trying experience. Fraught with things going wrong, and bits falling off. We’d know, after all. But at the ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-02-01
  • The Reliant Robin…
    Have we taken leave of our senses? No, not at all. We like the little plastic car that’s missing a wheel. Yes, the Reliant Robin was a bit of a laughing stock, but those jokes never really landed. You see, the little tri-wheeled Reliant was actually a ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-01-31
  • The 900 mile Mk1 Escort…
    Thanks to technology, we can get our fill of car content pretty much anywhere (seriously, we saw a fridge the other day that you could tweet from. Madness. JUS GOT SUM YOGHURT, LOLZ etc). That means there’s no excuse for not filling your face with it. Car ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-01-30
  • The Ford Probe…
    Yep, this is really happening. We really are recommending the Ford Probe. A car we all loved to mock, and that we all loved to hate. And why? Because it wasn’t a Ford Capri. That’s just plain absurd. The Capri was – and before you sharpen your ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-01-29
  • Foam party – My Escort GTi
    I have an unhealthy love for the late model Ford Escort. There, I said it. I like the last-of-the line Focus forerunner. I have had many, and I would have another in a heartbeat. Think of the Escort as my automotive guilty pleasure (which is quite a ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-01-28
  • The Ssangyong Rodius…
    Do not adjust your sets. We’re really doing this. We must admit, the Rodius wasn’t a car that Pollitt wanted to put on the site, but the ever talented Mark Longland was keen, so we let him have a stab at it and wouldn’t you know it, ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-01-28
  • #Project800 arrives…
    It’s here, Project 800 in all it’s magnificence. And mould. There’s a lot of that. But it is an old Rover, so that’s to be expected. Buying this, we realised this morning as we stood there in the ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-01-27
  • On the tools – five jobs you can, & should do yourself!
    “It’s only nuts and bolts. It can only go back together one way.” Someone once said that to us, and while it’s not factually correct (we will wedge a bolt in the wrong hole if you give us the chance) the sentiment of it shouldn’t be ignored. ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-01-24
  • Say hello to Project 800…
    We needed a bigger car. With two kid, both of whom have this annoying habit of growing, we needed to get a machine that had a bit more space than our Saab 93 convertible. We did ponder getting rid of the Saab, but decided that was silly ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-01-23
  • The five most boring bargain motors…
    The whole motivation behind Not 2 Grand crashing into your internet is a staunch belief that to be a budget motorist does not mean you have to be a boring motorist. We’ve never had much in the way of money, but even so, we have managed to ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-01-23

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