R9UKE's French Car Blog...

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Citroenmad
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That green Avantime looks superb, very nice colour for one 8-)

Nice spec on that Megane but its a shame its only the 1.6 16v :lol:
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You seen this one Luke???

http://auctions.motorhog.co.uk/vehicle_ ... alue=58440" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Any idea how much that went for??

Well, a busy few days to report. My bad luck continued, unbelievably, I came back to the Clio the other night to find this:

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What they didn't count on was Renault's immobilisers - which is why the car was still there. All that stuff on the back seats was left by them, they were empty before I left the car! I'm very, very annoyed and severely hope that's at least 5 years worth of bad luck over with. The poor Clio now won't start at all, even after piecing all the wires back together. It'll also be a nightmare trying to get the glass, or even a rear door. So thanks to some low life, this Clio is off to heaven after an excellent 20 years.

There was only one thing for it....

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That's the only picture I have so far of it's replacement. A 2000 Clio 1.6 Auto Alizé with 44,000 miles. Such an excellent little car, and the gearbox in this one actually works well!!

I picked it up and went straight to follow up a reply to one of my "wanted" ads. This is what awaited:

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A 1994 Renault Safrane. Parked up a year ago after camshaft failure. 70,000 miles, BEAUTIFUL leather interior.

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...and as we speak it's still in situ. My problems are this: It's an RN. Anyone familiar with 90s Renault letters will know this is pov-spec. Don't be fooled by the leather. There's no climate, cruise, air bag and most importantly - no voice synthesizer. Also, he wants £275 - which seems a bit rich for a car which could have bent valves and needs towed home. Remember what £20 more bought me????

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There is this one too that has some cruise and A/C for less than it would cost to put that bag of bolts back on the road http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1998-RENAULT- ... 4162b19056" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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maybe knock him down below scrap then strip the leather out and wheels :)

dont know what the big thing went for sorry :(
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You certainly get through a car o two Luke! :lol:

New Clio looks promising, I like that, low mileage auto Clio with AC, no doube cheap too. Nice!
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Deanxm wrote:There is this one too that has some cruise and A/C for less than it would cost to put that bag of bolts back on the road http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1998-RENAULT- ... 4162b19056" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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I have NEVER seen a facelift Safrane without leather! This IS a rarity.

Thanks Chris, yup, at £440 I'm very pleased. There isn't a single mark anywhere on the car, inside or out, and it drives like new! No sunroof - perhaps the best part about the car! It has an odd fault in that the fuel level light stays on all the time, despite the gauge reading properly. Also, it's wearing vile Halfords wheel trims. It'll really suit these Renault ones, which were fitted to the RXEs. They're pretty hard to come by and I'm not paying £50 for a new set! If anyone has any or sees any, please remember me!

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That's some pretty bad luck Luke :-(

At least it's getting replaced with something better :-)
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I know... felt very sorry for myself!

But, great news. The Clio sprung into life this morning!! Threatening it with being turned into tin cans worked :) :)

I've also fashioned a rear quarter light with perspex which I think looks great - might smash the other one so they match haha.

Now I have TWO Clio Autos. Love life!
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Oh and KP - received an update email from Motorhog, seems the Roller went for £2015!
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I haven't got thy one yet but a bargain for that price surely as I believe the front end can be cheaply updated to bring it back to a bit of life :-)

Good news on the Perspex front as well. Now which one will stay the longest??

Maybe worth investing in some cheap 'this vehicle has an aftermarket immobiliser fitted type stickers??
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Id keep the younger Clio Luke, they appear much nicer cars. I agree, it would suit those trims, keep an eye on ebay maybe?

Still no news on the possible write-off?
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Have you asked motorhog about the wheel trims Luke?

I can pop round there on the way to work if they have them and properly bubble wrap before sending over to you? Even got someone going back across the water next weekend ;-)
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An interesting one for you luke....

http://auctions.motorhog.co.uk/vehicle_ ... alue=58980" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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KP wrote:An interesting one for you luke....

http://auctions.motorhog.co.uk/vehicle_ ... alue=58980" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
If like feeling as if you're steering a boat, Skoda Superb, the car that puts the wallow back into handling :wink:

Oh and if you're taller than 5'6" don't expect to see the top of the instruments as the dash cowling obscures the view.