It’s always good reading James Ruppert’s stuff, so when he flagged up that the new Bangernomics Bible was out, I had to grab myself a copy. James said to me that he doesn’t think that I need this book, but I really do beg to differ.
Bought in the dark? Check
Bought in the rain? Check
Bought sight unseen from eBay? Check
Bought without haggling? Check
Yes, so all those things you really shouldn’t do when buying a new banger, I am guilty of. So I did take time reading this book, and enjoyed learning the way to actually buy cars.
If you’re in the market for a new old car, then this book is £9 well spent. Not because it teaches you anything you don’t already know – because it doesn’t. What it does do, though, in great clarity (and rather amusingly) is guide you through the processes step-by-step in such a way that buying that banger becomes a clear process indeed.
So I’ve taken it all in, now I am going to see if I can I can actually follow the ‘Bible and get myself a car without breaking all the rules I tell everyone else to follow.
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.