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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  • TV show business model ‘unsustainable’…
    Hit motoring TV show, Wheeler Dealers has reportedly run into trouble after it dawned on producers that the business model on which it is based is absolute nonsense. The show, which has been running since the days Channel 4 had an interest in cars before becoming the Jamie Oliver ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-09-21
  • Slow progress and silly ideas…
    Progress on the Saga has been… well, it’s been slow. I’ve been ill and money has been tight, which when combined push the Proton to the back of the list. Shame. But all is not lost, I have done the odd bit here and there, and I’ve ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-09-19
  • The Nissan Almera…
    Right, let’s get something out the way. The Nissan Almera is not, in any way, shape or form, an exciting or interesting car. It’s not fun, it’s not dynamic, it’s not going to make your nipples erect as you clip B-road corners with race-driver precision. It’s not ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-09-14
  • Say hello to Project Saga…
    Oh God, we’ve gone and bought another decrepit old car that should be in the scrap yard. OR HAVE WE? At first glance, you might think a scrap yard is exactly where our 1992 Proton Saga belongs. But it doesn’t. Not with two owners from new and ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-09-12
  • The Volvo 850…
    The Volvo 850. If you don’t know anything about cars, you probably still know what an 850 is. Never in Volvo’s history has a car been so radical in terms of the brand shift it created. The 850 and the clever marketing team behind it revitalised the ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-09-11
  • The Mitsubishi Lancer…
    There are three types of siblings, those who are best friends (think weird twins), those that hate each other (aka the Gallagher brothers), and finally the far more successful sibling syndrome. You know the type – the person with similar DNA that always makes you look thoroughly ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-09-08
  • The Citroen Saxo VTR/S…
    Right, stop it. Stop what you’re thinking. We know you think we’ve gone mad. How could we possibly be telling you to spend your hard-earned dosh on a car popularised by people called Darren who are on first-name terms with the staff at their local McDonald’s and ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-08-27
  • The BMW E34 5-Series…
    If you asked us to chose a generation of BMW’s might Five Series, it would be a tough choice. We’ve had an E60, and that was a wonderful beast if somewhat ‘clinical’, by which we mean it was hard to bond with. A good car, but not ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-08-26
  • The Mondeo ST200…
    Recently we posted about the mighty Mondeo reaching the quarter of a century milestone. Sift through the history of Pollitt’s cars, and you’ll find no shortage of Mondeo-based content. Basically, we really like the Mondeo here at Not 2 Grand. There is something very ‘every man’ about ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-08-25
  • Bigfoot is real, and he likes a V8…
    Monster Jam. It’s all about high-flying trucks with shouty, methanol alcohol burning supercharged V8s and suspension that could cushion a planet’s collision with a another, um, planet. They are the culmination of Americanism. They are brash, they are loud, they are, in the grand scheme of things, ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-08-18
  • The Chrysler PT Cruiser…
    Ah yes, and so we arrive here, at the PT Cruiser. A car universally mocked for being terrible. Though actually, that’s not the truth. Much like the kid at school with the big hair and that one shoe that needed a two inch lift, the PT Cruiser ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-08-12
  • The Subaru Impreza…
    We like a Subaru here at Not 2 Grand. Take away all the WRX silliness, the reputation for being the car that noisily speeds around council estates at 3am, the Monster Energy stickers and the WOBWOBs, and what you have is a range of cars that is ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-08-12
  • There are no more classics…
    The classic car as we know it is dead. We’re not scaremongering. We’re certainly not welcoming its death. We’re simply stating a fact. Classic cars have peaked. But sometime in the last 20 years there has been a turn, a switch in the way cars are constructed ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-08-11
  • The Renault Scenic RX4…
    The Renault Megane was a fairly unremarkable car. Other than starring in Shaun of the Dead there was nothing to really write home about. It wasn’t a bad car, per se. It was just… average. Until, that is, Renault inflated it to bursting point and called it ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-08-10
  • The Toyota Rav4…
    The Toyota Rav4 is a curious beast, or at least it was. When it was launched in 1994 it answered a question the average consumer hadn’t yet asked, namely: can I have a 4×4 as an everyday car? The Rav4 represented a resounding ‘yes’ to that question, ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-08-09
  • The Peugeot 207 GTi…
    The 205 GTi was great, okay? It was a delicious coming together of perfect chassis engineering, driver engagement and an engine with willingness that could only be matched by a Jack Russell hearing “walkies” from its owner. The 205 GTi was, and still is, a belting car. ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-08-08
  • The Fiat Punto…
    The Fiat Punto is dead. Today (7th August 2018) the top brass at Fiat HQ have pulled the plug on their small-but-not-as-small-as-the-500 hatchback. For 25 years the Fiat Punto has been a relative mainstay on our roads, but now it’s set to be consigned to the history ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-08-07
  • The Ford Transit…
    Do you like building walls? Do you like kidnapping people? Do you get a funny feeling in your ‘special’ area when you’re watching The Sheriffs Are Coming? If you’re nodding along then rest easy, because we have the perfect vehicle for you. Yes, finally, we’re spending some time talking about ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-08-06
  • The Ford Mondeo is 25…
    …that’s a quarter of a century. We’ve had the Ford Mondeo for a quarter of a blimmin’ century. That’s quite astounding. But then, when you consider that Ford positioned it as being a ‘world car’ back when it was nothing more than a sketch, it sort of ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-08-04
  • Five jobs best-suited to the professionals…
    So you’re a dab hand on the spanners are you? Masterful with the aerosol maybe? Or can you seemingly will electrical components back to life? If you can, well done. For us mere mortals, such skills may be a little more than illusive. And that’s nothing to ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-08-01