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Pothole

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20,260 posts

167 months

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Sunday 16th September 2012 quote quote all
Seen what looks like a nice example of one of these near me. Anything I need to specifically check has been done at 91000 miles?

C.A.R.

1,979 posts

73 months

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Sunday 16th September 2012 quote quote all
Cambelt should have been done about 3 times now - owners club recommends one every 30k. If not done, it's a risk that could kiss goodbye to the engine.

Oh the air-con definitely won't work, and no, it doesn't 'just need a re-gas'!

Pothole

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20,260 posts

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Monday 17th September 2012 quote quote all
Not spoken to the chaop yet, but the A4 sheet in the window says the aircon is very good...gonna call today and try and see it this evening.

m8rky

1,942 posts

44 months

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Monday 17th September 2012 quote quote all
Rear axle,check for any play and view wheels from back to check they are not cambered caused by failing bushes.Having said that a replacement axle is only £350 so don't let it put you off what is a very enjoyable car.I personnaly own a Xsara VTS which is basically the same car underneath and for a blend of power,economy comfort and fun anything with xu10 engine and 306/Xsara chassis is bargain basement fun.

Pothole

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20,260 posts

167 months

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Monday 17th September 2012 quote quote all
Are they reasonably economical then? Tbh, anything over 30mpg would be a breath of fresh air after my old Volvo.
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m8rky

1,942 posts

44 months

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Monday 17th September 2012 quote quote all
Driving like a granny I get over 33mpg just running around,about 37mpg at constant 70 on the motorway and lowest I have ever had was about 28mpg.This was in the Xsara but same meat different gravy,it also has a 5spd box but overalll gearing is the same.

Pothole

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20,260 posts

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Tuesday 18th September 2012 quote quote all
I'll not be using it for commuting. Bar the odd supermarket 2 miles each way it'll be 20 miles minimum on A roads.

Went to see it last night. Lovely interior, very few squeaks and rattles, engine sounds sweet. FULL service history, mostly main dealer. 3 previous owners, goes like stink and makes a lovely noise. Oh, and the aircon does work.

Downsides are a few parking dings and stone chips and the odd bubble that I can easily get after.

I'm giving him a deposit tonight!

Thanks all for the advice.

m8rky

1,942 posts

44 months

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Tuesday 18th September 2012 quote quote all
Look forward to the pics,just double check the cambelts history.

C.A.R.

1,979 posts

73 months

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Tuesday 18th September 2012 quote quote all
Have to plug 306oc.co.uk as a good forum with lots of knowledgeable members and no subscription fee.

Again look forward to seeing some pictures of it...And amazed that the aircon works!

Pothole

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20,260 posts

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Tuesday 18th September 2012 quote quote all
C.A.R. said:
Have to plug 306oc.co.uk as a good forum with lots of knowledgeable members and no subscription fee.

Again look forward to seeing some pictures of it...And amazed that the aircon works!
I was amazed, the seller is very proud!

Pothole

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20,260 posts

167 months

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Tuesday 18th September 2012 quote quote all
Just been to pay a deposit, she's mine on Saturday!

jord294

221 posts

59 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all

the gti6 is the best and last of decent peugeot hot hatches, bar the 205gti

i own a 306 rallye, and have spent wisely on essential upgrades.

it's no slouch, and i have upset a few modern hot hatch owners smokin

Matthew_Eames

1,002 posts

89 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
Currently on the lookout for one myself, after owning 1.9 and 2.0 Dturbo's whilst a student I've got an itch for a standard late phase 3 car in either China Blue or Diablo Red... not proving that easy to find.

Enjoy, and post pictures of course!

Pothole

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20,260 posts

167 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
Not sure if mine is China or Nile Blue...guess I'll find out when I get hold of it TOMORROW!!!

Pics to follow on the Reader's Cars thread.

C.A.R.

1,979 posts

73 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
Well what reg is it?

If it has frosted headlights and the rub-strips down the sides are more square-edged then it's likely a phase 2 and will be Nile Blue. These stopped in 1998 I believe, so anything V-plate onwards should be China Blue (but stranger things have happened...)

Pothole

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
C.A.R. said:
Well what reg is it?

If it has frosted headlights and the rub-strips down the sides are more square-edged then it's likely a phase 2 and will be Nile Blue. These stopped in 1998 I believe, so anything V-plate onwards should be China Blue (but stranger things have happened...)
it's a Phase 3. 2000 V

C.A.R.

1,979 posts

73 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
China Blue then!

Don't do what I did to mine though!


Pothole

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20,260 posts

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
oops. And look at the chaos you caused. I always try not to crash them. The Volvo the other week was the first one I've done for about 15 years or so.

Pothole

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20,260 posts

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Saturday 22nd September 2012 quote quote all
FFS!!! Car stolen from outside vendor's house last night. Police recovered, vendor is collecting it now....

paulshears

675 posts

82 months

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Saturday 22nd September 2012 quote quote all
Pothole said:
FFS!!! Car stolen from outside vendor's house last night. Police recovered, vendor is collecting it now....
Even cheaper now then wink

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