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Well, I never thought the Daewoo Lanos was a looker, but that is hideous! Just forget about it, deny any knowledge of owing it :lol:

Ah, so you are getting that Laguna V6 then? I thought you had put that one off? Does it still have a window out/missing?

Never a dull moment with a Renault is there Luke :lol:

Quick question Luke, do you know how to reset the service light on a 52re Clio? I tried pressing and holding the trip button while turning on th eiginition but it just made the speedo do funny things and didnt reset. :?
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Post by robert_e_smart »

Well come on - it doesn't exactly scream "DRIVE ME", does it!?
Its screaming "WEIGH ME IN" :lol: :lol: :lol:
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robert_e_smart wrote:
Well come on - it doesn't exactly scream "DRIVE ME", does it!?
Its screaming "WEIGH ME IN" :lol: :lol: :lol:
:lol: It really is!

Put it out of its misery :twisted:
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Post by R9UKE »

Weighing in something that tinny and pathetic? I'd get laughed at. Somebody will buy it, MOT until August and only 59,000 miles :lol:

Chris, try this method, it worked for me on the Mégane:
While the car is running, use the button on the end of the wiper stalk to scroll to the service mileage. Now press and hold the same button (not the trip reset button) until it flashes, resets and turns the spanner off.
Never a dull moment with a Renault is there Luke
Perfectly put... That's why I love 'em!

Oh and I followed the previous owner of that Laguna V6 to Tesco and ended up having a really good conversation with her (she didn't know I'd been following her :D). She told me all about and made me REALLY want it again!
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Post by robert_e_smart »

Just to add to Mr Renault's Renault blog, and his Vel Satis obsession.

Yesterday I got to drive a 2003 Vel Satis 2.2 DCi Manual.

Overall I was very impressed with the big Renault. If it was a automatic it would have been perfect, and didn't have the turbo blowing engine it...

A nice big car, that needs softer front seats, and spheres. Going from Xantias and Xms to the Vel Satis was a shock to my bottom. The seats were too firm. Driving potision was nice, and it was nice to drive. Loads of room in the back, and the seperate ventilation in the rear of the centre console was a nice touch.

If it had spheres and softer seats, the Vel Satis would be a contender. But the S80 is still more comfortable than the Vel Satis.
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I'm glad you were impressed... to an extent.

It's a shame your first drive was in a manual car with that awful engine... we'll get you into a 3.0 dV6 auto soon enough :D

I'm glad you didn't hit any speed bumps in the Vel, you'd have longed to be back in that XM even more.
But the S80 is still more comfortable than the Vel Satis.
I refuse to believe this. But there's an S80 sitting beside the Laguna V6 (abandoned and left to rot as well), so I'll make a point of jumping in to it next week.

Speaking of spheres, today I spotted a Citroen that has left a lasting impression, and one that I'm determined to follow up until I find it again. A 1985 Cherry Red Phase 1 BX! Tootling along in Belfast's rush hour like it was a new car. Robert... we need to find it! :lol:
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We found TXI, so I'm sure we can find GXI!!!
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robert_e_smart wrote:We found TXI, so I'm sure we can find GXI!!!
I'll drink to that!
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Id have thought you would have mentioned about the Vels ride quality Robert, its been years since ive been in one but the reports are less than glowing in that area. A big car should be cosseting.

An S80, Id think that would be a more comfortable car and my choice over a Vel - because the D5 is a great engine and actually works!

What is wrong with the S80 parked next to your Laguna? Not tempted by that too? What model is it?
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Citroenmad wrote:What is wrong with the S80 parked next to your Laguna? Not tempted by that too? What model is it?
It's diesel! And it's the base model with velour and WHEEL COVERS! It also has 210,000 miles. Now if it were the 2.9 petrol then Chris yes, I'd probably be ridding him of two cars!

And the Vel Satis' ride is fine! As long as you stick to motorways and dual carriageways!
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R9UKE wrote:
Citroenmad wrote:What is wrong with the S80 parked next to your Laguna? Not tempted by that too? What model is it?
It's diesel! And it's the base model with velour and WHEEL COVERS! It also has 210,000 miles. Now if it were the 2.9 petrol then Chris yes, I'd probably be ridding him of two cars!
Ah I see, not the most desirable model then. No doubt a 2.5D rather than a 2.4 D5 also.
And the Vel Satis' ride is fine! As long as you stick to motorways and dual carriageways!
:lol: Most cars ride nicely on smooth roads :roll:
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2.7 V6 Petrol Automatic. Just driven it - the first Hyundai I haven't felt the need to get out of straight away.

Very cheap too.

Tempted.com
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Post by XantiaDaveEire »

R9UKE wrote:Image

2.7 V6 Petrol Automatic. Just driven it - the first Hyundai I haven't felt the need to get out of straight away.

Very cheap too.

Tempted.com
It begs the question....why ?? #-o
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Post by CitroJim »

They're lousy..

One of my neighbours had one.. Couldn't wait to get rid of it. Drank petrol like a fish...
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No No No No No No NO!!

There is a very very good reason why that will be cheap, no one will want it! Try not convince yourself that you do :lol:

What an apauling piece of rubbish they are. They look dented and wrong from new, wheel arches which turn in towards the wheels, what on earth. Ugly, vague, expenvie to fuel, slow, ungainly, hideous, cheap, tat, impossible to sell on ....

Buy a Kia Magentis V6 and be done with your Korean temptations :lol:

Ive been driving a very fault ridden XM (read neglected!) this evening, I couldnt wait till the 30 miles were over, i had a headache when I arrived. I would use that daily instead of being punished with a Santa Fe! Leave it be :D

Still cant believe you have not got a Volvo S80 lined up yet :?