My return to french car ownership

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Martycit
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My return to french car ownership

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Bought this at the back end of October for £600 and in surprisingly good condition with 9 months tax and test on it (£150 worth of tax) drives great - always wanted one, immediately presented me with battery discharge probs which turned out to be faulty stereo, 115k on clock with plenty of history - not an SE but does have an aftermarket cruise control which does not work ??

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1994 zx 2.0 16v, 2003 Rover commerce 2.0 direct injection TD Van, 2007 Renault Laguna mk3 2.0 DCI Dynamic
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CitroJim
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Re: My return to french car ownership

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Welcome back Marty :-D

Good to see you have the 406 Coupé with the correct engine 8-)

Manual or Auto?
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Martycit
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Re: My return to french car ownership

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Manual - its the only option for me especially after my V6 Xantia box gave up at 64k.
1994 zx 2.0 16v, 2003 Rover commerce 2.0 direct injection TD Van, 2007 Renault Laguna mk3 2.0 DCI Dynamic
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Martycit wrote:Manual - its the only option for me especially after my V6 Xantia box gave up at 64k.
Yes, I can imagine that puts you off the autoboxes a little... A manual one does go with a nice degree of urgency I find!
Jim

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Martycit
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Re: My return to french car ownership

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They do and having owned a V6 estate a couple of years back I was keen to get another but as a coupe,its a weekend car really and a lot more comfortable and quieter than i thought it would be, suspension set up is great - not too hard or too soft - all the miles go on the van which aint too slow itself with 101 hp :)
1994 zx 2.0 16v, 2003 Rover commerce 2.0 direct injection TD Van, 2007 Renault Laguna mk3 2.0 DCI Dynamic