ewwww, you'd like an auto?
ewwww, you'd like an auto?
My dream car....
Japanesse, Hatchback, desiel, automatic, powered steering, parking sensors, cruise control, self parking - you get the picture. Maybe what I really want is an oriental chauffeur on less than minimum wage?
BMW Z3, 2001 model, 'X' plate, British Racing Green (BMW call it Forest Green, but it's BRG, really), beige leather interior, just a tad under 60,000 on the clock.
2. That's it, there is no 2.
Completely impractical for anything other than fun, as I found out when I moved house last year.
Grandboys are getting bigger and want to start coming out places with me, so I have to sell it this year-ish for something more 'Grandad' like.......any suggestions that I can immediately dis-count?
I have a Y reg 2001 Golf SE with a 1.6l 16v engine. It has just over 100000 miles on the clock. It has a noisy exhaust and I think one of the wheel bearings might be on its way out but other than that I love it and I have no plans to replace it any time soon.
Compared to the POS Focus Zetec that it replaced, it's driving nirvana :)
a nissan pixo (sky blue) 1L engine got back last year and the previous owner was the show room
My Winter hack is a Citroen Xantia 1.9 TD. When the salt is off the road, I can be found in a either a Citroen GSA 1.3, Citroen XM 2.1 TD VSX or a Peugeot 605 2.1TD SRDT. I like my French barges!
My "Family taxi" is my trusty 2000/2001 Astra 1.6 8 valver auto. Club spec, so PAS, E/W etc. Simple, comfy, £1900 5 years ago, so owes me nothing. It gets used and abused, filled with kids things and muddy clothes/boots/hay bales. 90k on the clocks now, 55k when bought, second owner, FSH, ex motability. Love it. Love the 8 valve lump too..nice and torquey, cheap to maintain and reliable proven design.
Backup family wagon is a W reg Fabia Classic 1.4MPi - skoda engine, the rest is VAG. 104k on the clocks, hewn from granite and about as indestructible. The engine is chain driven, not belt..so while it may rattle a bit (and I have a whole new timing kit for it at some point), it's going to run forever. Goes well now I've junked the extremely restrictive stock induction system..heh. Missus loves it, it grows on me too...VRS DSG..tempting...
I traded in my Skoda Fabia Sport 1.9TDI just after Christmas - it was far to tight in the back for the kids. It was a really good car though - nippy and could still do 50-55mpg. Stuck to corners pretty well with it's low profile wider tyres.
Got myself a Nissan Qashqai 2.0 DCI with the 4x4. I know it's a soft roader / cross over but I saved you all from a snowy February as a result. A few tanks in it's returning about 40mpg at the moment. Much better for the family.
I've got an 06 Mondeo Hatch 2.0TDCi 130.
It's my daily driver, the family weekend-mobile and (the main point of having it) the tug for our caravan.
Only had it since September and it's been quite good so far, although cost me about £400 as soon as I got it for service, two tyres and a wheel and is about to cost me £550 for aux belt tensioner and pulleys which rattle and bang like crazy at idle currently :-(
And being a Mondeo TDCi at 75k ish, it's bound to cost me £££ for injectors and DMF at some point.
I did get £750 trade in for it though!
13' Audi A1 S-Line. LOVE it. Had it a year in June.. :D
Ford Focus Estate - General commuting and lugging large amounts of nothing, unless I have to ;-)
currently driving a 61 plate yellow and black ds3 dsport+. So far no issues other than a recal and the rear brakes are sticking a bit but im 90% sure thats the wet weather and the fact i barely use the brakes