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    A tiny bit excited!

    I'm wishing the working week away as I get to pick up my (almost) new car on Saturday morning! I shall be driving a shiny black Peugeot 308 1.6VTi Sport 5 door! The wife kindly gave me her old Clio to part-ex in on condition that she had my old 206 which seemed like a fair deal. So on Saturday, I will be mostly driving all over the county, then sitting on the drive for a few hours reading the manual and fiddling with all the buttons and features!

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    Funny you should say that, but Friday I'll be picking up my (almost) new van too! A Renault Trafic SL27 Sport DCi Crew Cab

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    I'm guessing your just as excited then?!

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    oh, if not more so

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    I have the 308 sport 5 door but diesel 1.6
    Have to say that it is a very good car. it does look a bit bulbous at the front at first, but you do grow to like it.....honest!
    think you'll enjoy the ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    I have the 308 sport 5 door but diesel 1.6
    Have to say that it is a very good car. it does look a bit bulbous at the front at first, but you do grow to like it.....honest!
    think you'll enjoy the ride
    My current Peugeot is a HDI engine and I would have like another diesel. However the chap at the dealership said that almost new cars with diesel engines are very hard to come by and in most cases you would wither have to buy brand new or a good 3+ years old with a few miles on the clock.

    I gave it a test drive last week and it was so comfy to drive (fell in love with the arm rest! Small things!!!) and noticeably more quiet the my 206 diesel which is a plus. And I really like the look of it. I'm no speed freak/boy racer but in jet black with 17" alloys, I happen to think it looks mighty fine!

    However, people have told be black is the hardest colour to keep clean!

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    i absolutely love this engine i have to admit. quieter than my old 206 1.9hdi (which was like a tugboat!).....i consistently get about 600 miles from a tank.

    i really do like the armrests too. it is like you say, you never have them so dont miss them, but as soon as you find driving with your elbow on that, you miss it when its not there.
    i have the silver with 17" alloys, and it doesnt look too bad. i know when i bought it the guy in the showroom was saying they had another 308 with better alloys for another 500 quid but for the sake of having a different shape i couldnt be bothered

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    the chap at the dealership said that almost new cars with diesel engines are very hard to come by
    I'd suggest he's been smoking something herbal, or just trying to flog a particular petrol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    I'd suggest he's been smoking something herbal, or just trying to flog a particular petrol.
    specifically Peugeots. I looked all around the dealership at the second hand cars are there were only a couple of HDI cars, and almost all of them were 4 years+ with a good amount of miles on the clock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    specifically Peugeots. I looked all around the dealership at the second hand cars are there were only a couple of HDI cars, and almost all of them were 4 years+ with a good amount of miles on the clock.
    Bah you should have told me, mines a 2008 HDi with 32k on the clock. I could have ripped you of.....i mean i could have done you a good deal on mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Funny you should say that, but Friday I'll be picking up my (almost) new van too! A Renault Trafic SL27 Sport DCi Crew Cab

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    Call yourself Geek! Get yourself a car with many toys and gadgets like mine More toys and buttons than you can shake a stick at and room for your noise boxes in the boot

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Call yourself Geek! Get yourself a car with many toys and gadgets like mine More toys and buttons than you can shake a stick at and room for your noise boxes in the boot
    I'm looking forward to sampling the cruse control! Never had it before!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    I'm looking forward to sampling the cruse control! Never had it before!
    stay away from the speed limiter (if you have the same options as mine).
    i once had it on and had forgotten, it was set to 30. as soon as you hit 30 it pretty much slows you down, so if you are accelerating it will slow you down VERY quickly. not good if speed limit changes and you don't change the limiter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Call yourself Geek! Get yourself a car with many toys and gadgets like mine More toys and buttons than you can shake a stick at and room for your noise boxes in the boot
    "what is rubbish, alex?"

    My current van can only fit half our gear in, what makes you think yours can even take the guitars...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    "what is rubbish, alex?"

    My current van can only fit half our gear in, what makes you think yours can even take the guitars...
    Pah! Who needs a van. My Yaris is like a tardis when it comes to gigmobiles, 400W bass amp, bass guitar, bag of goodies, two 400W powered speakers, stage piano, piano stool, piano stand, boxes,etc. It amazed me the first time I did it! Rear view mirror becomes redundant though!!

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