Davie's french attraction.

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The whole forum is crap compared to this. It's full of guys modding their cars, guys claiming to get huge mpg that I can't get near and guys claiming their bugs are faster than bmw and Audi on the motorway. There is some useful advice, but you have to trawl through so much s**t to get it.
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I've never been on the c1oc... Don't think I'll bother now...

Dealer chucked in a genuine set of mats when I bought mine... Very good they are too...
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I noticed the mpg thing. I got 54.7, calculated the proper way out of the last tankful on ours, which I think is bloody good as it spends most of it's time around town with my lead-footed missus driving it. We did a 150 mile round trip in it on Friday to see what it was like too, and it wasn't too bad really. Certainly no less pleasant than an 80s Escort or Orion!

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I used to get 60 out of the last one, that was on a 45 mile each way commute on quiet roads. This one getting 47 to 49 but it's hard usage around town and I'm ok with that. They are nippy in the gears, but not audi eaters lol. Capable on the motorway, just! The longest I've done was to my sister's and back in one day when she lived in Carluke, 440 miles! I was knackered after that
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I've done dad's and back in mine a couple of times without any issues at all. In fact I find the driver's seat very comfy...
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Yes, but you weigh about as much as my left thigh!

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What do you get out of front tyres on C1? I just looked at the Jazz fronts today. 18k from factory and the Dunlop's are just about done.
Mrs Lexi is sore on them. I think she is jealous that Merc turned over their supermini, and she hasn't managed it in Honda's yet. Roundabouts? Treated with contempt. Still thinks she is driving the Prelude with 4ws......bless her!
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Shaun got about 14k out of Falkens, but I would expect anyone sensible to get much more. I've done 8k on the all weather's I put on, ant they look barely touched. The original rear contis did about 28k I think, replaced by Falkens which are still on at 61k. I think the Falkens are great. And from my tyres.com they are £28 each the last ones Shaun bought I think.
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Only 5K on mine I'll admit but they still look brand-new. I hope to replace them because they're time-expired and not because they are worn out...
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I would swap them back to front at 10k if I was in your position Jim. Then change the lot at 20, or earlier if they were starting to deteriorate.
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Well I did a little car stuff today, I washed the 107!!!!!!! There's nothing else to report on it. 61000 miles going like a dream. I then went down to visit Kerri and she had just finished washing her astra. We decided to change her wheels putting on her summer tyres. It's funny that one tyre of the 4, which are all the same age, 4 years old and done 2 winters each front and rear, is down to 2 mm and the other 3 are all 5 mm. One tyre needed for her for next winter then. I may find one the same cheap over the summer. I know I call then disastras but that has been a really good car. 08 plate, bought at a year old with 23000 miles covered as a daily rental car. It's now on 134000 and still driving well. Not really had many issues either and never broke down. Oil changed every 10000 miles, vauxhall say 20000, timing belt done at 100000 as recommended, brakes and tyres as needed, two rear springs, two windscreens, a steering rack, a wheel bearing and just now having a leaking shocker on the front needing replaced. I think at the miles it will get a strut off a breaker. Still original clutch, and exhaust. Not bad for its age and miles, and folk say never buy an ex rental!
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daviemck2006 wrote:Well I did a little car stuff today, I washed the 107!!!!!!! There's nothing else to report on it. 61000 miles going like a dream.
A bit like my C1 :D All it's needed apart from oil and filters is a new wiper blade...

I actually drove it today. First time in ages... Too wet for the bike...

I know I joke about Vauxhalls but in truth they're not bad.. Judging by the number of those Astras still knocking around they seem to be standing the test of time very well...

I ran a Chavalier in the 90s and that was really quite a good workhorse.. I flogged it to death towing a big caravan and it never complained..
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That's what I get for changing the wheels on Kerri s car and putting on her wider, bigger summer tyres. It's snowing, lots. [emoji49]
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daviemck2006 wrote:That's what I get for changing the wheels on Kerri s car and putting on her wider, bigger summer tyres. It's snowing, lots. [emoji49]
Ahh, so you're the cause of all this wintry weather then :twisted: :lol:

Sadly no work on your clutch this weekend Davie. I must rest today and then tomorrow it's the X Rally... Had two very heavy days at work :twisted:

Mind you, the weather looks rubbish today :twisted:
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That's ok Jim. I said from the very start not to overdo yourself. Yes I was kind of hoping it would be ready so I could have flown down to ight, and gone to the x rally, but I think I knew all along that that would have been a tall order. And had I had to pay a garage for the labour I would still have been saving to get it paid, probably with the car sitting in the garage until I did pay it. So it's all well. Just look after yourself, and have a good day on Sunday.