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Post by kentc5 » 19 Jun 2013, 22:09

Well sold the Scenic today as I have given up trying to repair it. It would only have cost up to £300 to replace the UCH .... but did not want to come across to another problem.

Anyhow ... bought another French replacement :) a '53 plate Renault VelSatis 3.5 V6 Auto Initiale.
Well I LOVE it! lol .... loads of power, good economy, super quite! .... well not as quite as the Merc's but ... at very good standard.

Needs a very good clean!

It is in an interesting.... very dark blue / almost black colour. (midnight blue maybe?)

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Post by CitroJim » 20 Jun 2013, 04:57

Very good! I approve as it has my beloved PSA ES9 engine in it :-D

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Post by Ben82 » 20 Jun 2013, 07:52

CitroJim wrote:Very good! I approve as it has my beloved PSA ES9 engine in it :-D

Are you sure Jim? Looks like it should be a Nissan VQ35DE engine :)

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Post by kentc5 » 20 Jun 2013, 10:47

well it has a very nice V6 sounds to it ... even in idle ...
and it is the Nissan V6 (same as the 350Z lump)

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Post by CitroJim » 21 Jun 2013, 04:58

Ben82 wrote:
CitroJim wrote:Very good! I approve as it has my beloved PSA ES9 engine in it :-D

Are you sure Jim? Looks like it should be a Nissan VQ35DE engine :)
Yes, guilty as charged m'lud :oops: Read it, saw it was a V6 and well, got it wrong :)

The 350Z engine is gorgeous :-D A friend has a 250Z - just had to have a new DMF fitted to it at an eye-watering cost :twisted:

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Post by kentc5 » 21 Jun 2013, 13:45

oh yes know the dual mass flywheels cost .... A FORTUNE! regardless the car nowdays.
Glad mine is automatic .... I might regret saying that soon lol

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Post by lexi » 21 Jun 2013, 20:11

That is a lovely colour...........and of course the best model of the lot!! :lol:

More details and pics of interior please. You are the 3rd Vel owner on FCF. I think Luke might be a tiny tad envious of that one :-D You will have the top quality stainless exhaust on it too. Only the roof is steel I think. Door skins are ally, as is bonnet. Wings and boot lid plastic. I can get 35mpg staying under 60mph.

The only disappointment for me, is that Uncle Jim ain't got one yet to feed us with juicy tech :lol: . You would love one Jim........they are so anti establishment :lol:

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Post by kentc5 » 21 Jun 2013, 22:00

Here are some pics ... after I managed to do some sort of detailing lol.
Had to claybar 3 times the bonnet and the boot lid. I don't think it ever been polished! just machine washed I guess.
However the body work is in almost perfect conditon and the interior as well! :) :)

Made a few phone calls today, found the phone of the one and only previous owner, asked him about the handbooks (radio and satnav) as I cannot find them anywhere not even Renault can supply them apparently.
He gave me the telephone number of the dealer he sold the car to, very nice of him as he said he gave everything with the car. Called the dealer who managed to find all the paperwork and they are posting everything to me.
So Hopefully I will have them by next week! so pleased :D

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Post by addo » 22 Jun 2013, 12:12

I can see a roof for Lexi.

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Post by R9UKE » 23 Jun 2013, 18:53

Congratulations on a beautiful looking car, more and more of you are giving into the charm of the Vel Satis :)

I just replied to your email, I'm the register keeper for the Vel Satis Owners Club so I'll add your car and see you over on that site I'm sure.

It's a shame that Scénic is gone - I would've been very interested! The right colour, spec and engine.

Enjoy the Vel Satis!