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by sirwiggum
Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: other cars you have owned
Replies: 48
Views: 5157

Re: other cars you have owned

1994 Renault Clio 1.2 Campus.
Good first car, simple and basic but reliable.
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1992 Ford Orion 1.8i 16v (zeta) LX.
Absolute lemon. Scrapped with only 80k on the clock.

Looked exactly like this (except with wheeltrims)
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by sirwiggum
Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Small engines in big cars?
Replies: 51
Views: 8391

Re: Small engines in big cars?

lozz wrote:ahandy thing to work out mpg between differnt cars etc,

http://www.nextgreencar.com/view-car/11 ... al-5-speed
http://www.nextgreencar.com/view-car/65 ... ic-4-speed

64/100
by sirwiggum
Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Small engines in big cars?
Replies: 51
Views: 8391

Re: Small engines in big cars?

I agree with Welly, I reckon diesels are going out of fashion too. They'll end up back like they were in the 80s, where they were a niche choice and the diesel pump was at the trucks end of the forecourt. The emissions controls are strangling them. These small petrols with 3 cylinders and a big turb...
by sirwiggum
Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Changing Tyre-size (Insurance question)
Replies: 13
Views: 1671

Re: Changing Tyre-size (Insurance question)

Does it come with a free trackday?
Or a good motoring law solicitor?
by sirwiggum
Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Small engines in big cars?
Replies: 51
Views: 8391

Re: Small engines in big cars?

I think the 1.6 HDi in the 407 got a bad rep, hauling around a big car like that. I was reading a review of the Skoda Rapid 1.6TDi, they said the engine was unrefined as it had to be caned everywhere, but it did return 65MPG. Suppose its alright if its a fleet, but for a private buyer it mightnt be ...
by sirwiggum
Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another bargain!
Replies: 1997
Views: 122236

Re: Another bargain!

If it's running on fresh air they need to check their fuel lines and fuel filter housing for leaks.

Must be a nightmare to start.
by sirwiggum
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Today I saw my first....
Replies: 92
Views: 9355

Re: Today I saw my first....

http://www.renault.com/en/vehicules/dacia/pages/index.aspx Some of the Dacias have wacky names - Dokker, Lodgy :) I like the SM cars http://www.renault.com/en/vehicules/rsm/pages/index.aspx the Latitude is based on one of them http://www.renault.com/en/vehicules/renault/pages/latitude.aspx Renault S...
by sirwiggum
Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Today I saw my first....
Replies: 92
Views: 9355

Re: Today I saw my first....

That Nexia is half tempting due to the mileage.

The Dacia Champagne SuperNova looks like a 309 or Renault 11 with the glass took off the boot.

I do like cheap basic cars though, I like ZXs, Felicias and the other halfs Getz has a back to basics appeal to it.
by sirwiggum
Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Today I saw my first....
Replies: 92
Views: 9355

Re: Today I saw my first....

Daewoo had been building mk2 Astras for years, even when Vauxhall/Opel were building and selling them. Just so happened when Vauxhall/Opel stopped selling them it gave Daewoo an oppurtunity to enter the UK market with it. Also called Asüna GT (Canada, 1991–1993 hatchback) Asüna SE (Canada, 1991–1993...
by sirwiggum
Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Today I saw my first....
Replies: 92
Views: 9355

Re: Today I saw my first....

Saw a few Logans in Spain.

Don't look too bad for a cheap car. A cross between a Renault 9/Pug 309 and a mk2 Clio

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by sirwiggum
Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Email jokes from my bro.
Replies: 554
Views: 54199

Re: Email jokes from my bro.

Been with the other half for years now. She sat down and said, I want a serious chat about the future. I said 'Ok' and she looked pleased. 'I can't wait til we have robots and that' ---- Teacher asks the class what does 'contagious' mean? Little Johnny puts his hand up but teacher knows what he's li...
by sirwiggum
Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: so thats what it was all about then.
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Re: so thats what it was all about then.

Leccy cig and they evacuated the bus and closed the M6 toll.

An interesting training excercise for them
by sirwiggum
Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Silly question
Replies: 16
Views: 1432

Re: Silly question

I mind once seeing the RUC (what is now PSNI) in a 406. Looked something like this http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2298/5699630661_1e47f54c8f.jpg Though for a while there they were having 406s used against them http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/47638000/jpg/_47638114_carcrashed.jpg http://newsimg....
by sirwiggum
Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Talented kids from talentless parents
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: Talented kids from talentless parents

Nice one! It must be nice for you to see your kids doing so well, and its nice for them to know that their parents are so proud of them. The other half has a cousin near Manchester who is severely autistic, couldn't hold a conversation but is obsessed with music. We went over for his 21st birthday a...
by sirwiggum
Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: help
Replies: 8
Views: 1330

Re: help

Lozz is yer man for sure. I agree, when I had Citroens and the Pug, people used to say things like "*suck air through teeth* I had a Renault 18 back in the day. Bag of bolts. Thats why I only buy 316is now. On which the turbo and clutch have went prematurely. But thats typical German efficiency. Rep...