Davie's french attraction.

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The only cheaper transport would be a bike and looking at how much my son pays for tyres it may not be cheaper anyway.
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No, I find it's easy to spend a small fortune on a bike Davie, especially for clothing....
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CitroJim wrote:No, I find it's easy to spend a small fortune on a bike Davie, especially for clothing....
I do prefer steel and glass clothing whilst I am mobile [emoji13] [emoji23]
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daviemck2006 wrote:
CitroJim wrote:No, I find it's easy to spend a small fortune on a bike Davie, especially for clothing....
I do prefer steel and glass clothing whilst I am mobile [emoji13] [emoji23]
I will have a word with my brother for you then. He does proper battlefield re-enactments, with decent armour. Might be a bit tricky on a bicycle though!
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LOL to both of the above!!!
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That's 2 new vredestien quattric tyres onto the front of the 107 at 53230 miles. Still 5mm on the Falken on the back. The tyres cost £76 for the 2 delivered to the house and £20 to fit the two. While the wheels were off I had a look of the brakes, it's not long before they will be scraping so better order discs and pads. 53k is good for the brakes on one of these though. There's a big crack on the windscreen, it's not in the line of vision so not annoying, it can wait until nearer mot time. It's due an oil change at 57k, it will get a full service at that time. That will take up 1/2 an hour lol. I had forgotten how much fun you can have at low speeds in these cars. I love the sound of the little 3 pot pulling away from rest and giving it some beans in 1st and 2nd. Then the power runs out! £27 to fill it from 2 bars left on the fuel gauge is good also. It's going to get a professional interior valet from a guy I know for mates rates, it needs a good clean and I'm not fit to do that just now, my health is ok but I've knackered my right wrist somehow, so cleaning the car is not for me just now. I have waterproof seat covers to put on, and decent floor mats to try to keep it clean. The outside can make do with just washing.
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Davie, that encompasses very succinctly just why I love my C1 so much...

Given how yours has been driven they would appear to carry tyres and brakes rather well..

Now to see if you too can achieve over 100 miles to the 'bar' ;)
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My record with my last one was 170 before the first bar went out. I had trickled in a few litres after the pump stopped. It was also deliberately trying and a long run. It was filled at Aberdeen and down to Carluke then back up all in the same day, running at 56 in the left lane with the trucks. It was normally between 120 to 140 when I was commuting to the airport, 48 miles each way, again rarely above 55 mph. I won't get so much with this one, it's mostly town work in the gears. And you know how infectious the engine is and likes revs so we shall see.

Shaun went through front tyres about everyone 8 to 9 thousand, driven at a constant speed not slowing for corners. The original rears were replaced about 40k, they still are like new. He did 4 days to work on a tank which is 328 miles, and £35 to fill it.I used to get more than that, my four days were nearer 400 miles, one time I tried for 5 days and failed! I had a can in the boot. That was 450 miles on a fill. If I get 400 doing this job I will be happy.

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170 to the bar!!! That is amazing Davie =D> :-D
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Car news. The two pugs continue to do what they are supposed to do. The first bar went out at 99.4 miles on the 107. This is less than I hoped for, but about what I expected given the use it has. By my rough calculations based on my old one that will be 49.7 mpg. This I once did work out, as I was at the petrol station when the bar went and it took 9 litres which is near enough 2 gallons. Mind you the renault showed 29.5 mpg doing exactly the same work so I am much better off fuel wise as well as tax and insurance, so it's all good. That's all the 107 news.

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I've just got 106 miles from one bar on my C1 Davie... I normally get 110 - 112 miles...

I find economy is never so good when the weather is cold and horrible...

205 been perfect then?
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I've just had the 205 out, 25miles one way and 25 miles back again. It still has the odd springs and lean, but how much fun it is. Brilliant country road car, can throw it into corners, but a little lurchy when changing direction. Hopefully the new springs will cure that. An ongoing rumble from the diff, which will stay until it breaks or needs a clutch then it will get another gearbox, and I think it's lost a balance weight from a front wheel. So still the same as ever, and it's brilliant, and super comfy.

My brother in law was here at the weekend with his jag x type 2.0 diesel. I drove it about 70 miles, and was very unimpressed with it. 58 plate, 81000 miles and he paid 8 grand for it. I would rather have the mondeo that it really is for less than 1/2 the price, or even better a c5, with which it basically shares an engine for 1/4 the price! The jags seats are hard and uncomfortable, the ride is bumpy and crashy, and it is very tight on room inside and the boot. A pity, as I like the look of them and as a V6 4x4 was one car that I would have liked to try. Not now though. I'd rather have the 205.
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That just strengthens my opinion that the 205 is possibly the best small car ever Davie :D
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It looks very likely that the 205 has to go. I'm not particularly happy about that, but I'm struggling to drive it. I now have problems with my hands, which has just been diagnosed as arthritis. I'm only 52 FFS. Shaun is using the 107 this week, his skoda is getting a new front mounted intercooler fitted, and he ran out of daylight on Sunday doing it in a lock up with no electric. I had to use the 205 on Monday for the first two hours of work and really struggling with the steering. The megane wasn't sold to my boss, but one of his colleagues as his personal car, although it was the boss who paid me. So I don't use it, as I am now in on the weekends which are super busy, and two cars running, and in on Monday which is this guy's day off. The 107 is insured for me and Shaun, the 205 just me, and shauns insurance does not cover him driving other cars until he is 25. I am going to sell the 205, but going to get the springs changed and front spoiler on before I do. And it will be replaced, either by a mini camper, say dispatch size at the biggest, or a van to make a camper, or something big and comfy with leather, v6 or v8 auto and heaps of toys just for the occasional cruise outings. I would even consider a coupe aka pug 406 kind of thing as it's not the daily so the access problems would not be such a big concern as it was when the C4 vts was my daily. I think I will never buy a car with no power steering again, and probably not another manual unless the controls are as light as the 107. I think my days of tinkering with spanners etc are coming close to an end also. I even paid a car valeter to clean the 107 last week! All in all not a happy chappy just now.
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Ohh Davie, so sorry to hear of the arthritis diagnosis :( :evil:

And sorry to hear it means you have to sell the 205... A shame but for understandable reasons...