60 plate 1.6 egs piccaso

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60 plate 1.6 egs piccaso

Post by renagade » 05 Jun 2018, 12:17

Hi Guy's , my friend has asked me about buying a 60 plate 1.6 egs Picaso with 92k but he has no service records for the car . I have the chassis noVF7 UA9HZH AJ74932 . Can this tell you if the car has had anything major wrong with it ????
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Re: 60 plate 1.6 egs piccaso

Post by RichardW » 05 Jun 2018, 13:09

Can't tell it's history; however, I would run a mile in the other direction from a 90k EGS with no history!! If the gearbox has not already been giving trouble (hence a trade in) then it will be about to go bang expensively.
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Re: 60 plate 1.6 egs piccaso

Post by GiveMeABreak » 05 Jun 2018, 14:56

Ditto that ^ avoid these like the plague - go manual or Automatic
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Re: 60 plate 1.6 egs piccaso

Post by EDC5 » 05 Jun 2018, 15:43

GiveMeABreak wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 14:56
Automatic, proper automatic.



Sounds like the world's worst knock off James Bond :rofl2:

But in all seriousness, I've seen quite a few threads about these EGS boxes and not many of them end well.
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Re: 60 plate 1.6 egs piccaso

Post by GiveMeABreak » 05 Jun 2018, 15:47

Too true Elis - there's less pain in the end without one of those Carlos Fandango piloted manual contraptions :-D
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Re: 60 plate 1.6 egs piccaso

Post by Richard_C » 05 Jun 2018, 20:46

Can this tell you if the car has had anything major wrong with it ????

YES - it was built with an EGS box :-)

I drove an EGS Picasso for a bit, found it horrid and uncertain in traffic, OK bowling along but most things are.
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Re: 60 plate 1.6 egs piccaso

Post by myglaren » 05 Jun 2018, 21:40

And if it is the 1.6 HDi then that can be a huge problem all on its own.
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Re: 60 plate 1.6 egs piccaso

Post by renagade » 07 Jun 2018, 17:43

Thanks for that Guy's,
I already have a 2011 c5 1.6 e-hdi with egs gearbox and that cost me 2k 3 months after I bought it for a new valve set for the gearbox. Now I have 85k on the car and all seems well.
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