What is a mis-build? - Xileno {P}
Was reading thr DT Motoring section today and HJ refers to a 'mis-build'.

'Starting price range, from discounted mis-builds to 134bhp high-spec diesels'. (Renault Megane CC)
What is a mis-build? - Buster Cambelt
Strange specs that are non-standard, maybe a top line model with non aircon or without alloys.
What is a mis-build? - pmh
There used to be (apocryphal?) stories of a Mk 3 Cortina that had 3 doors that came out of a Ford factory on a Friday afternoon. Now that would be a misbuild!


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What is a mis-build? - Sofa Spud
I remember hearing that story in the 60's but I think the car concerned was a Consul!!! Perhaps it was built to order!
What is a mis-build? - Pugugly {P}
Gordon Banks drove a Consul. He crashed it and lost his eye. Dunno if it had three doors or not.
What is a mis-build? - Chris M
Back in 1978 a friend bought a brand new Mini. It was delivered with different colour front seats. Tooks weeks for the dealer to change the wrong one.

Chris M
What is a mis-build? - jc2
Singer used to make a model with one large door on the driver's side and two on the passenger;I've worked on the Ford lines in the past and what you say was not possible.But I could believe it os some other makers having seen their plants.
What is a mis-build? - Ian (Cape Town)
Murray Walker (remember him, before that whining ponce who took over commentating Grands Prix???) writes in his biography that when he as working for a large UK motor concern, he saw a model with drum brakes on one side, and discs on the other!
Maybe somebody with a copy can dig out the story?
What is a mis-build? - mare
he saw a model
with drum brakes on one side, and discs on the other!


I've heard of that too, i think it was a Marina
What is a mis-build? - Ian (Cape Town)
FOUND IT! Page 92 of the hardback edition:
".. a factory-fresh Victor, with drum brakes on one side and disc brakes on the othr. If I hadn't seen it I would never have believed it."
Unless, of course, he was completely mistaken!
What is a mis-build? - Tomo
But which side stopped best?
What is a mis-build? - martint123
Murray Walker (remember him, before that whining ponce who took over commentating Grands Prix???)

AFAIK he is still commentating, but for the Aussies. Martin Brundle bumped across him on a grid walk earlier this year I think.

Martin
What is a mis-build? - Chicken Vindaloo
"AFAIK he is still commentating, but for the Aussies. Martin Brundle bumped across him on a grid walk earlier this year I think."

He's apparently an "Ambassador for Honda" now. Smashing bloke - met him at a book signing. Had all kinds of questions ready to ask him "Senna vs Schumacher?" etc, but all I could blurt out when in front of the Great Man was to ask whether he was having a good day. Pah!
What is a mis-build? - Altea Ego
Yes had my copy of the autobiography signed by the man at Canary Wharf and listened in to the other book signings. He seemed to be a parallel universe slightly disconected from our own. I sat down at starbucks and watched him for about two hours. The grin never faded from his face - not once. A man who enjoys life for lifes sake.

Fabulous.
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What is a mis-build? - Happy Blue!
I have seen a mis-build in real life...friend has a Galaxy with one fixed rear side window (behind rear passanger door) and one which opens electrically. Ford refuse to deal with it.
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Espada III - well if you have a family and need a Lamborghini, what else do you drive?
What is a mis-build? - Rats
I have seen a mis-build in real life...friend has a Galaxy
with one fixed rear side window (behind rear passanger door) and
one which opens electrically. Ford refuse to deal with it.
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I don't think that is a mis-build, my Sharan only has one opening rear side window (on the offside) although it is manually operated.
What is a mis-build? - Happy Blue!
Oh!

However said friend is on his third Galaxy the first two had manual opening rear quarterlights.
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Espada III - well if you have a family and need a Lamborghini, what else do you drive?
What is a mis-build? - Citroënian {P}
Caught a program on a satellite channel for the masters GP stuff (Mansell, Patrese, etc) and Murray was commentating on that.

F1 just isn't as good without him.

Someone should put James Allen out of our misery (I'm with sniffpetrol.com on him).

I understand that after tests, next year the standard safety equipment for F1 drivers will no longer be a helmet but Steve Ryder's hair. Found to be 4.5x tougher in impact tests.....
Lee -- There\'s no place like 127.0.0.1
What is a mis-build? - Pugugly {P}
Eh ?
What is a mis-build? - Citroënian {P}
Was replying to TVM & Ian's posts

The ITV coverage is pretty poor, Brundle aside - didn't think they could stoop below Rosenthal for the anchor - but Steve Ryder is better suited to the sedate pace of Golf coverage, and his hair is most distracting.

I reckon that after a nuclear war, the only things left would be the cockroaches and his barnet.
Lee -- There\'s no place like 127.0.0.1
What is a mis-build? - Pugugly {P}
Sorry Lee.
What is a mis-build? - Citroënian {P}
No worries, the flat view makes my posting look a little odd, I must admit!

:-)


Lee -- There\'s no place like 127.0.0.1
What is a mis-build? - Hugo {P}
Heard two stories of misbuilds with the Mk 2 astra hatch, where one side was a 3 dor hatch and the other side was a 5 door hatch.

One was via a component parts manufacturer. This one was caught before it came off the production line.

The other story was from a GM dealer employee. One arrived on a transporter to them!

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What is a mis-build? - Tomo
Almost anything from Red Robbo time.
What is a mis-build? - Happy Blue!
Just remembered the story of the guy in the Marina TC who kept getting stopped for speeding. He kept protesting his innocence, so has his car checked out. Yep - a 1.8 litre car with a 1.3 litre speedo! It showed 30mph but he was doing 40mph.

If I recall, he got all his endorements (as they were in those days) removed at British Leyland's cost. There must have been a 1.3 Marina doing 20mph, when the driver thought he was doing 30!
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Espada III - well if you have a family and need a Lamborghini, what else do you drive?
What is a mis-build? - Ian (Cape Town)
Not a misbuild, but a quirky (local) story...
A guy buys a Mazda 323 second-hand, and after a while, discovers it gives appaling petrol consumption.
He takes it in to a garage, who check the whole thing out, and find it is at spec.
Guy takes car back, but still problem persists.
So garageman takes car out for a spin with owner in passenger seat...
They hit the motorway, and as the garageman drives along, the passenger asks 'what did you just do?'
Garageman replies he has changed into 5th gear.
"Oh, I didn't know I had a 5th gear!"
Turns out at one stage the gearknob had broken, and had been replaced witha 4-speed knob, and the punter assumed that his car only had 4 gears!!!!!
What is a mis-build? - Xileno {P}
So if I buy a mis-build should I look for a healthy discount, assuming the residual values will be lower?
What is a mis-build? - IanJohnson
We owned one - A 206CC with ISOFIX on the Drivers seat instead of the passenger seat - yes the seats were fitted the right way round.

Peugeot wanted to strip down the seats to correct it, as it didn't affect we didn't get it sorted before we traded it. It was a pale blue metallic on an 02 plate.
 

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