Davie's french attraction.

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The air con doesn't work, but I prefer a sunroof anyway. I have discovered this car has the total keyless card system. There is a button on the door handle, and in the Renault diamond that you press and the car is locked. It then senses the keycard when you approach it and unlocks when you use through boot release or the door handle. Then you don't need to put the card in the slot, press clutch and push start button and off you go. I love it! I can't wait to get it polished up, and I'm going to advertise my 18" alloys so I can get a set of 16, or perhaps 17's. I don't want to go too big, it's got a really smooth ride don't want to ruin it. There's also no real sill between doors and floor so is incredibly easy for me dodgy bad and leg getting in and out. The doors are a bit long but not as long or heavy as the C4 vts ones were, and the seats comfy, so here's hoping it's mechanically good and can last me a while.

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It's not French, but an MOT pass with 2 minor advisories for Kerri s astra. It's now 7 years old, 125000 miles under its wheels and not even checked over before it went in. Of course if the car is maintained properly it shouldn't really need looking over for its MOT. As far as reliability goes that car has been absolutely faultless. Kerri has driven more than 100k in that car herself, and I bet it would manage another 100k for her.

My megane is continuing it's favourable first impressions. Long may it continue.

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Nice result Davie =D>

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daviemck2006 wrote: I have discovered this car has the total keyless card system. There is a button on the door handle, and in the Renault diamond that you press and the car is locked. It then senses the keycard when you approach it and unlocks when you use through boot release or the door handle. Then you don't need to put the card in the slot, press clutch and push start button and off you go. I love it!
The keyless system is amazing.
The only troubles I have with it are after I drive the Scenic I tend to walk up to my Xantia and pull the handle with the door locked. I also forget the handbrake on the Xantia after driving the Scenic. It's a great system though.

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What have I done? I had I put a stupid low bid in on another pug 205,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I just won it. Tested to September, low mileage, full service history £104. It's in Aberdeen so only 45 miles distant. Don't know what to do with it now! Summer show car possibly.

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That's a result Davie, Not a GTi I take it?

All 205s are excellent so whatever, very well bought =D>

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Not another gti, just a cooking 1.1 gl 5 door. I'm collecting it on Saturday. I'm quite happy, sold a heap of a fiesta, bought the megane for the daily and buy, tax and insure a 205 and still have money left over! Sometimes I surprise myself!

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That's perfect Davie :-D The 1.1 TU engine is a gem and a little screamer.. I had an AX with that engine and it was the best fun with clothes on...

You'll fall in love, I guarantee it :-D

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Sounds nice, don't forget the pics Davie.

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Pics will appear in due course Mark. That will be two I will have to clean to a high standard then! I shall post pics of my pug as is, pics of the gti as is and when all 3 are clean then a photo shoot. I would include shauns 107 but, it never gets cleaned. He works in filthy clothes, on a filthy quarry at the end of 42 miles of back roads. It gets mechanically looked after but cosmetically, no. It's a workhorse cheap to run for him that's all. It gets a quick power hose sometimes!

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Going in to Aberdeen tomorrow to pick up the 205. I surely cannot go wrong at £104! Even if it is a shed!

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Looking forward to news Davie!

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It's home. It's as much fun as the gti, if not more, as it has the same wonderful balanced handling, with a softer ride and seats and a little less grip due to 165/70x13 fallen rather than 185/60x14 whatever was on it or the 195/45x15 yokohamas that are going on to it. I shall give you one guess where the 14" gti wheels will end up! I drives really well for a 20 year old car, all electrics work, windows and locking included. There are slight scuffs on both sides, but no rust. It has a new exhaust, cat and battery before last mot in October 14, and only done 400 miles since! It's done 62k just now, genuine, the only driving fault is a very noisy clutch release bearing, to go with the clutch taking right at the top of the travel. All in I am highly delighted for £104! It's a much better drive, and in much better condition than the fiesta which departed last week. I can actually see the Renault near enough becoming redundant, apart from longer runs! Pics to be taken shortly. And I got insurance much cheaper from the same company. They matched what's left of my NCB from the renault, and a 25% multi car discount. Bought, taxed for 6 months and insured for less than £300. Who is smiling big time right now! [emoji2] [emoji2] [emoji106] [emoji4]

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The 205 sounds great, well done on that indeed at the price, can't wait for pictures. My wife had a 1.1 as a company car in 1987 & we both really loved it. That was fun for me even though I had an XR3i at the time!
Not so keen on that shape Migrane, but I do like Renaults generally, I have to as we have 3 aging Clios in the family!

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Davie, just one word..

Brilliant :-D =D> 8-)