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General Chat Thread, What Car have you got? in General; Originally Posted by bondbill2k2 A better question might be what's the worst car you've ever owned be it reliability or ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bondbill2k2 View Post
    A better question might be what's the worst car you've ever owned be it reliability or an embarrassment looking back on, spinners and neon underglow anyone?
    I'm sure I mentioned in my post above that we don't talk about the Clio...

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    Stuck a deposit on a 09 laguna 2.0 dci 130. Hopefully pick it up Monday.
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    Means the Mrs will drive that with the kids.

    And I get my 04 plate laguna back as a work horse.

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    This time last year I had a 57 vectra 1.9 tcdi 150 estate. It was huge, and I liked it. It was reliable, and cheap to run for what it is, I do a 40 mile commute and have two kids, so was great.

    Then we went on holiday to the south of France, then it died half way there. Then I spent £800 fixing it out there, for it to do the same on the way back at 1 am after a day at Disney on the way back to reward the kids after 2 days of the holiday were ruined by being in garages. Then I left it in France and let the Rac bring it back, took 3 weeks. Dealer said not really worth repairing, so I brought a smaller Astra, hoping the fuel would be cheaper. It's not. It's the worst car I have ever brought. It's a 59 plate 1.6 se that clearly does not have enough power. So I sold it over half term, and got a 11 plate focus on the way, new shape, 1.6 tcdi, 20 quid tax and 50-60mpg.

    In addition, wife had a car brought by evil MIL when I moved jobs and we did t work in same place anymore, and it was lethal, no breaks, overheated etc, but we couldn't do anything until wife got new job, so in January we went out and got her a 1.6 diesel 57 fiesta, and couldn't be happier with it. A lot safer and very efficient to run. So we are now fords. Or will be when I get the focus...

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    Current/Second Car: '59 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 SXi | I'd only recommend it if it were for your elders or for your son/daughter's first car, AND if they'd only be potting around town and nowhere else in the world. They unfortunately simply transferred the previous gen Corsa's 1.2 engine into the new body... old tiny engine + new heavy/bigger body = can't cope, completely underpowered. It's a lovely car, don't get me wrong, but I do wish I'd researched it more first - it's definitely not up to driving A Roads/Motorways.

    Previous/First Car: 1996/P Nissan Micra 1.3 GLX | Inherited it from my great aunt, 20k miles from new as she only used it for the shops and back. I really wish I wasn't naiive in thinking it was embarassing (bright red 'noddy car') and gave into the peer pressure of getting a new car to impress my friends, as I'd much rather still be driving this and saving the money than paying a 5 year HP for the Corsa above... oh well, no regrets - we all make mistakes!

    I'd really love a 530D M Sport (E60) - they look beautiful, and I'd much rather have a bigger car - odd for my age but who cares!
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    What Car have you got?

    Fabia MK1 vRS. Good on the straights but horrible in the corners.

    Think my next car will be a smaller petrol car, my old metro was amazing fun.

    Looking at a Kawasaki 300 next. Need a new job first to afford running both.
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    Corsa VXR Blue Edition

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocHouse View Post
    1972 Customised VW Beetle with a 1776 CC Supercharged engine and loud exhausts, nicknamed the bat mobile. Not much that get's near it on a good day. :-)

    Also make use of a mapped VW Polo 150hp from a 1.2 is great fun! and it does all the donkey work without missing a beat and project number 3 is a stunning black beach buggy but need better weather for that!
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    0-60 in 5.8seconds and a whole lot of noise!!!

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    Company car is currently a Vauxhall Insignia 1.8l petrol.

    Good car for long distances.

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    Vectra Hatch 1.9CDTi - a solid reliable workhorse! Not that exciting but it gets the job done, and it can keep up with the bigger boys on the motorways too if the need arises!

    Shame the autobox makes it a bit thirsty around town though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homer View Post
    Vectra Hatch 1.9CDTi - a solid reliable workhorse! Not that exciting but it gets the job done, and it can keep up with the bigger boys on the motorways too if the need arises!

    Shame the autobox makes it a bit thirsty around town though
    Don't blame the autobox. I say it's the right foot problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondbill2k2 View Post
    A better question might be what's the worst car you've ever owned be it reliability or an embarrassment looking back on, spinners and neon underglow anyone?
    Worst car I've had was a 2001 Vauxhall Astra Envoy 1.7DTi - bought it end of May '12 for £1795 with 104k on the clock. Spent about £300 on it as soon as I got it for service, exhaust and sump. Discovered 2 weeks later that it was using mega amounts of water which was diagnosed as head gasket with horrendous quotes to fix. Decided to run it til it died by topping up the water every day but it ended up going to the scrappy for £200 in July '12 when the rear brakes decided to catch fire, necessitating a visit from the fire brigade.

    Missed out on a lovely Laguna 1.9 DCi that I was going to part-ex the Astra for because of that too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crc-ict View Post
    Missed out on a lovely Laguna 1.9 DCi that I was going to part-ex the Astra for because of that too!
    My 04 laguna 1.9 dci 120)

    New Rear and front drivers springs.
    Replaced Gearbox, Clutch and flywheel,
    Front and rear brakes (i know its wear and tear but since i had it. back have been done 2 times now)

    Only had the car over 2 years..

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    Quote Originally Posted by newpersn View Post
    My 04 laguna 1.9 dci 120)

    New Rear and front drivers springs.
    Replaced Gearbox, Clutch and flywheel,
    Front and rear brakes (i know its wear and tear but since i had it. back have been done 2 times now)

    Only had the car over 2 years..
    Maybe I had a lucky escape then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crc-ict View Post
    Maybe I had a lucky escape then!
    I could of had an odd one. Been fine since that. The PK6 gearbox is known to play up.
    The springs replaced due to living on a building site. Had to bump up and down the knebs all the time.

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    Never had a bad car... I don't pick duds!

    Anyone here got a 1.9 cdti zafira? I'm thinking of getting one (probably an 05) and i'd be interested to hear owners opinions.



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