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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  • 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
  • Support us on Patreon!
    Let’s cut to the chase: this site takes a lot of effort. But, it’s fine. We love what we do and we love giving you hopefully entertaining and enjoyable content. Not 2 Grand was set of as a bit of passion project, and it’s grown into something ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-07-24
  • Surviving The Transporter…
    Regular readers may remember that a few months back, we sifted through the terrible Irish accents and weak plot of Ronin in a bid to find out which car would have been best to survive the whole Parisian ordeal. You seemed to like it, so we thought ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-07-23
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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