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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Here you go Jim;

http://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/v ... =2&t=53472
Thanks James :-D

The full story is sadly lacking in that thread too so come of Davie, tell us the full story please!
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Just for Jim. There is a Facebook page called raffle page in this area. It's a fun way of getting rid of unwanted stuff. There are often cheaper cars on it. The idea was the seller listed an item and listed it with 49, now 59 numbers and worked out how much for each number to get how much they want. Once all numbers are sold and paid for the national lottery bonus balls number gets the item. In this case 49 numbers at £2.50 each. The only reason I bought a number for this one is because the meggy offered has alloys on it and my meggy hasn't! So I won it! A 51 reg meggy 1.6, out of mot a few months ago, it starts runs and drives. That's all I know about it. It's only 21 miles away, a mate nd myself are going with his trailer to get it tomorrow. 20 quid is all he wants for his diesel so it will be home to my house for 22.50. Already an offer of 75 on the table, easy 50quid for me!

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Thanks Davie, that is truly excellent :D I am absolutely delighted for you =D>

That raffle page sounds like a brilliant idea... I must take a look...
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There's all sorts of stuff on it. Some guys have tried expensive cars at like 100 a ticket, but they don't work. It's brilliant for stuff at a couple pounds up to a tenner kind of thing. And it's fun. If this renault happens to be sound and tests for not a lot I could be a few hundred up. The jury is out until it gets a look over, with a hard objects underneath. If there's not rusty holes it may well get a mot.

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CitroJim wrote:Thanks Davie, that is truly excellent :D I am absolutely delighted for you =D>

That raffle page sounds like a brilliant idea... I must take a look...
He lost me when he said 49 numbers :?
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Said whole renault megane is home. For whole, read not quite whole, there are bits missing, and even more missing now! It starts and drives well, good engine, gearbox and clutch, 4 pretty much unmarked alloys, but iffy tyres. The bits missing are parts of the front wings and wheel arches, quite a bit of the sills, the bottoms of some of the doors, an mot and a v5. Therfore it is a breaker. I haven't bothered looking underneath to see how much of the floor is missing lol. Oh, and the front bumper is not missing, but is unattached! This is due to the ramp of the trailer falling off when taking it off, the thing got stuck, so my mate jumped into his jeep and drove forward while I sat in the renault with the brakes on. That pulled the bumper off and the inner wheel arches with it. So I'm not going to do a thing with it, so far it's costing me £27.50, if this youngster wants it for £75as he said, then he gets it with only 2 wheels. I've already taken off two alloys, put on the spare from it, bald, and my own spare, also bald and a screw in it and no air! These wheels will get new tyres on, I have ordered tho vredestien quattric all weather's at £44 each, the other two tyres on the alloys aren't great but will do a while until I can spare enough to get another two the same. No photos of the car in question, I am not risking breaking my camera lolol
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I've just looked up the mot site for my 205. If got an advisory for front nearside side spring corroded in 2007, then in 2008 and a few more since an advise for suspension high on offside possibly incorrect spring fitted. Two new springs on the front should fix it!
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Don't go for sports springs Davie... You'll find them much too hard...
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I've gone for a modest 20mm drop but the standards spring rate so it should look better without disrupting the ride. The drivers side which is higher is also much harder over bumps. I think it may have a spring from a diesel.

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The renault got a big clean today. This is in preparation for its sale. Shaun has gone and bought a Skoda Fabia VRS which is remapped to 210bhp from its 1.9 tdi engine. I don't know their standard, possibly 130, or 160? So I am taking over the 107 and selling the megane. I only average 32mpg in it, my last 107 I got about 60, with a worst for a tank of 51 and a best of 74! I will be lucky if I get 50 almost always in the town delivering orders, but that should save me a bit on fuel, and on tax and insurance. I've done 150 miles in 3 days of completely town driving g in three days. I get paid a mileage and a delivery fee and buy my own petrol so using 3 gallons instead of 5, very rough estimate lol, over 3 days will be a big help! Will I keep the 205? I will for the time being, but I can forsee a big cruising automatic barge replacing it next spring, as a 107 gives driving fun, as does the 205. Small chuck able cars are good for fun, big for comfort. I have said before and will again cars the size of the megane are totally the wrong size. Too big for economy, too small for comfort. A compromise which is ok but not particularly good at anything.
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That Meggie looks lovely Davie and welcome back to 107 ownership... It'll be interesting for you you to do a direct comparason between it and the 205. Which is best?
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I don't k ow if I can answer that Jim. I would say the 205 is a bit more involving, having no power steering, and it's a bit noiser. Both are fun to drive, the 107 quieter and more refined but the 205 comfier seats, 107 easier to get in and out. I really couldn't pick a winner lol
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daviemck2006 wrote:I really couldn't pick a winner lol
That says a lot for a 40 year old Simca design then Davie :-D I'd love to do the same test of a 205 and 107 back to back...
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But the 107 is actually really a tweaked old diahatsu charade, which Toyota then rebuilt and psa tweaked cosmetically. So it's quite an old design under the skin. And the 205 was well ahead of its time back in the 80's