R9UKE's French Car Blog...

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a frontera

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A mini??

It wasn't a bad car the RR Sport but not for me, Black car, dark blacked out windows, black leather and trim... Pimp my ride machine tbh and very dark inside!

It went well until the engine ate itself at 6k miles....

You could go the other route with Meg, Let them write it off, get FULL market value for it, then buy it back at auction and repair it via a non main dealer shop and save yourself a large wedge as either way it could still end up as a CAT D :(

Did you get a quote from good old Charles Hurst?? That should soon see the price through the rough and more like £3.5-4k....

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:lol: :lol: Charles Hurst's reputation is well known on the mainland, too?? :)

Right. Took the Meg down to the recommended body shop this afternoon (SERE Belfast). He went out and photographed the car, then came back in to tell me that he's not happy with me driving the car, due to the possibility of her having hit the wheel and damaged something mechanically. That to me sounded like the end, but he says it looks repairable and that they will be in touch to let me know the story after the assessment. Meanwhile, I have a courtesy car :oops:

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Now, laugh and take the P, as I did when I first saw it. I thought "right, going home, getting the Scénic, this is going at the back of the driveway". But boy was that an ignorant thought. What a brilliant little car! It's going to be hard for you guys to believe this without having a go, but this car makes the Citroen C1/107/Aygo brood feel like Yugos. It's got a really solid feel to it, no exposed metal and tinny feeling of the already mentioned. The steering is really direct, the engine is nippy at low speeds - it's brilliant fun to drive! And for a base model, it's well equipped. CD Player with Aux input and USB, 4 airbags, seatbelt reminders for all seats, central locking and ABS. I am really impressed by it. If I was looking for a budget, economical little run around, I wouldn't consider anything else - that's including the Renault Twingo. It's also brand new - look at the mileage!

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The lovely I bought last night is Korea's finest offering in 1998:

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Again, laugh if you will. Two months tax and test AND an auto box for £200. Yes please. I will let you all know how horrifically bad the gearbox really is...

I also spotted this in for tomorrow night. Repossession. Look at the badge! Two appear within the month!

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R9UKE wrote: The lovely I bought last night is Korea's finest offering in 1998:

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Again, laugh if you will. Two months tax and test AND an auto box for £200. Yes please. I will let you all know how horrifically bad the gearbox really is...
I think i shall laugh, now seriously what did you buy....

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm sure it'll give your V6 XM a run for it's money :-D

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R9UKE wrote::lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm sure it'll give your V6 XM a run for it's money :-D
at the moment, yes :(

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Lol they are horrible cars but for £200 for 2months that's £25 a month depreciation if you wiegh it in at £150....

You thinking of getting ANOTHER 5series?? If it came in under £1k you could break it for more :-)

The newer chevvy is a LOT better than the older one which even my wife called a 'washing machine with mechano wheels stuck on for a giggle' :-)

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I think I might stick the Accent on Gumtree for £350. But then again, the Clio is misbehaving so it might be wise to hang on to it.

Yes, I got home and mum said "Does it even have a heater?". Lol!

Well my last 540i provided massive fun and enjoyment then paid ME for the privilege! This one looks a little less cherished though. I'll see what the story is tomorrow.

What a mix I have at the mo. The Renaults are sitting together while the Spark and Accent sit side by side looking very intimidated

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Ohhhhh a Chevy! Luck you!

Heres a replacement moggy for you Luke. I think you would love it!!

http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-moto ... i/96144365" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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robert_e_smart wrote: Heres a replacement moggy for you Luke. I think you would love it!!
They look lovely anyway but in black - ummmmmm 8-) :P

Robert, you're determined to get Luke hooked on DERV aren't you? [-X :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Good for you :-D

Luke, DERV is good, DERV is great, you'll love DERV if only you'd give it a chance :wink:

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One correction though.

PSA DERV, not Regie Renault's best DCI lumps!!! :-D :-D :-D :-D :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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I wouldnt touch that meg!! if its been in larne too long its no doubt been thru 1set of alloys/breezeblocks and all that salty air...

And definately Derv though :D a short hop across the border and get some super cheap stuff ;)

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I helped my mate extract the engine and in-line 6sp manual box from a 540 - it's flippin enourmous!! He's now shoe horning it into a Cobra replica - about 5 years down, another 15 to go I should think :o

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That 'Chevy' is rather ugly, what did it start life as, a Daewoo or something similar?
RichardW wrote:I helped my mate extract the engine and in-line 6sp manual box from a 540 - it's flippin enourmous!! He's now shoe horning it into a Cobra replica - about 5 years down, another 15 to go I should think :o
Pah a tiddler, try a V12 :lol: 5 years :shock: tell him from me tut tut, I built mine in 9 months including stripping the donor.

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CitroJim wrote: Luke, DERV is good, DERV is great, you'll love DERV if only you'd give it a chance :wink:
:lol: :lol:

You're all big bullies. There's a thread on Autoshite at the minute serving as a perfect example of why diesels are awful. Turbo seals, intercooler issues, EGR valves... not to mention DPFs. Horrible rubbish that I don't need in my life! So... this is more the type of thing I'll be after should the Meg not return.

http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-moto ... d/95519172" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The ONLY diesel I would consider for an everyday car is a Peugeot 407 HDi. A car I really love, I could put up with the shame of feeding it from the black pump only because the 1.8 petrol is rubbish and the V6 impossible to find.
I helped my mate extract the engine and in-line 6sp manual box from a 540 - it's flippin enourmous!!
Yep! The guy who bought my 540i arrived in his 528i to view it. He lifted the bonnet of his to reveal a lump half the size!