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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  • The Hyundai Grandeur…
    The what? Yeah, we were pretty much the same. In fact, we’ll go as far as to say that we didn’t even know these were a thing until a friend of ours shared a link to one over on Facebook. And so wowed were we by its ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-11-15
  • Blimey, it’s a Project 800 update…
    Well, it’s taken long enough – here’s an update. The car went away to have work done an hopefully come back with an MOT. That didn’t happen. Instead I got a car back with some new brakes on it and a bit more mould, including actual mushrooms ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-11-04
  • Bargain or Bollocks? Dent removal kit
    We’re not even going to make you wait for the answer here. It’s utter bollocks. It doesn’t work, not even slightly. And frankly, that’s somewhat surprising. Amazon is awash with dent-removal kits, and they promise you’ll be able to become a paintless dent-removal technician on your own ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-11-04
  • On the road again…
    Well then, after a month of tinkering and a whole host of new parts, the Proton is back on the road. She’s insured with our sponsor, she’s taxed and most importantly of all, she has twelve months of MOT. But given that we’re talking about a one ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-11-04
  • The Nissan Pixo…
    As a car, the humble Nissan Pixo is a fairly uninspiring thing. It’s not particularly dynamic, it’s not exciting, it’s not fast. It’s not a lot of things, frankly. So why, then, are we giving up some of our prime digital real-estate to talk about it? Why ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-10-30
  • Not 2 Grand visits: Caffeine & Machine…
    Venues, be they pubs, hotels, theme parks, whatever, often fall into the trap of bearing a theme in the name of being unique, or exciting. In reality, they often fall short of the mark. This is never more the case when it comes to places with an ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-10-28
  • Jazz has five gears, confirms Honda.
    After years of abuse, a spokesperson for Honda has come forward to confirm that the Honda Jazz does in fact have five gears, and as such, is perfectly capable of going more than 14mph. The Honda source explained to Not 2 Grand that while the Jazz, despite ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-10-27
  • The joy of machine…
    New or modern cars (and we’ve covered a lot them) are great. They’re quiet, they’re comfortable and for the best part, they’re reliable. Perfect, then, for undertaking the task of getting us from our point As to our point Bs. However, there is one shortfall that these ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-10-21
  • Man strips BMW. Can’t drift. Does crash…
    A man has bought a BMW of some description and removed the interior, only to discover that doing so has not made him a drift expert. Ben Klock, from Basingstoke, bought the 318i SE BMW for £495 from a Facebook marketplace ad, despite initial concerns that it ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-10-17
  • Bargain or Bollocks: Sealey MIGHTYMIG90
    Right then, we’ll preface this bay stating that we are not, nor ever have been professional welders. We’ve spent a bit of time on the sparkly spanner, but that’s it. That said, we can weld, so we’ve not gone at this completely blind. In fact, the Sealey Mightymig90 ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-10-14
  • The Land Rover Discovery…
    If you can see it, there is a good chance the Land Rover Discovery can drive over it. A mountain. A desert. A hippopotamus. A slightly raised curb. The Discovery makes light work of them all. There is nothing ‘pretend’ about the Discovery. Its most modern interpretation ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-10-13
  • Man buys SUV, discovers he’s not special…
    A man has bought an SUV only to discover he’s not special, he’s not unique and in reality, nobody could give two shits about his new car. Mr. James Blitherington, who didn’t want to be named for legal reasons, bought his generic, overly-tall, frankly piontless vehicle with ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-10-12
  • Splashing the paint around…
    We’ve been making more progress on the Proton, which in turn has prompted many people to ask us why we’re bothering. BECAUSE WE WANT TO, MUM. Jeeze. But really, are we alone in our love for this car? We can’t be, surely? It’s such an odd duck. ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-10-08
  • Bangernomics – that’s not us
    There’s a word regularly banded about when it comes to cheap cars, and that word is Bangernomics. For the uninitiated, Bangernomics is the pursuit of extracting maximum motoring for as little financial outlay as possible. That’s very good. We’re all for this. In fact, we have been ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-10-07
  • Bargain or Bollocks? Gtechniq C4
    We figured it was high time we did some tech stuff, what with us now having a unit in which we can drill, hammer and weld to our heart’s content. With that in mind, we needed a snappy title, so without further adieu, welcome to… ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-10-07
  • The Sinclair C5…
    When it comes to tinkering in sheds and with it, building big ideas, there is no country better at it that Great Britain. We are the kinds and queens of building, bodging and general faffing. The rest of the world will break, or simply need something, and ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-09-27
  • Toyota to Tokyo…
    Where did you go today? Did you drive to work, do the school run, possibly go to the shops? Did you get in a battered old Yaris and drive from the UK to Tokyo? No? Why not? That’s what the Dan and Dave duo are doing and ... read more
    Source: Not £2 GrandPublished on 2018-09-25
  • 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
  • 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

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