The Best ///M/Barge/General Rant/Look at This/O/T [Vol VIII]

The Best ///M/Barge/General Rant/Look at This/O/T [Vol VIII]

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LHD

16,999 posts

168 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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wackojacko said:
LHD, you say in short bursts... Do you mean not a great long distance daily ?

I don't do many miles at all, done around 400 in the S3 since I've had it 120 of those going to brands hatch and back.
'My' R26 used to do my nut in on the 7 mile commute i used it for.

The biggest gripe, as has already been mentioned, are the random electrical problems.

Mine refused to start on more than one occasion due to not recognising the card keys, even when it was put in the key slot.

Oh, and mine has TPMS which was so st, words can't actually describe it.

Speaking of Renault, did anyone else see what happened to Evans Halshaw Renault Durham on Friday?


wackojacko

8,581 posts

171 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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O right, ever driven a 182 Trophy ?

Bloody hell ! Hope everyone involved was ok.

LHD

16,999 posts

168 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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wackojacko said:
O right, ever driven a 182 Trophy ?

Bloody hell ! Hope everyone involved was ok.
182 Trophy?

Many times, probably the pinnacle of the Clio 2 line to be honest.

However i'd rather have a 172 Cup.

THE GT3 of small hot hatchbacks.

The 172 Cup had thinner glass to save weight, no ABS and the added bonus of not having to have the dampers rebuilt every 30k miles.

WRT the fire at Durham - No one was hurt, fire started at 4.30am, but the site has been totally destroyed.

_Batty_

12,268 posts

231 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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LHD said:
'My' R26 used to do my nut in on the 7 mile commute i used it for.

The biggest gripe, as has already been mentioned, are the random electrical problems.

Mine refused to start on more than one occasion due to not recognising the card keys, even when it was put in the key slot.

Oh, and mine has TPMS which was so st, words can't actually describe it.

Speaking of Renault, did anyone else see what happened to Evans Halshaw Renault Durham on Friday?

I've probably harped on about my 225 too much already. But just to share the pain its:
2004 with 39k FRSH and has had:
5 injectors, 4 window modules, wheel bearings at 20k, an engine mount at 25k, another engine mount at 30k (different one), a swivel hub bearing (caused the steering to lock) and another window module has just gone.
Plus random electrics such as radio being turned up by heating controls, dead heated seats and both a rear hatch mech and bonnet release mech.
Also eats bulbs at an alarming rate.
Other than that it's great. hehe

wackojacko

8,581 posts

171 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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Brilliant, cheers for that fella.

_Batty_

12,268 posts

231 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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wackojacko said:
Brilliant, cheers for that fella.
Id get shot, but we got the car very cheaply, and we'd stuggle to get something as new/low miles for the price. It's a great car when running, just constantly spoiled with issues.

_Batty_

12,268 posts

231 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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Topless all the way.
Adds something to driving that you only miss when you havnt got.

Great Pretender

26,093 posts

195 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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Gaz. said:
Now that Z4MC's and Z4MR's are within a few grand of eachother, where would your money go?



http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3456900.htm
That one.

Oooof it looks good.

m5wagon

510 posts

150 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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Gaz. said:
Now that Z4MC's and Z4MR's are within a few grand of eachother, where would your money go?



http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3456900.htm



http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3529817.htm
Tough. Head says C, heart yearns for R...

bmthnick1981

5,298 posts

197 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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LHD said:
However i'd rather have a 172 Cup.

THE GT3 of small hot hatchbacks.

The 172 Cup had thinner glass to save weight, no ABS and the added bonus of not having to have the dampers rebuilt every 30k miles.
Agree 100% and i've had 3 of them! Including 2 at once at one stage... ooo err...

LHD

16,999 posts

168 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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Gaz. said:
Now that Z4MC's and Z4MR's are within a few grand of eachother, where would your money go?



http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3456900.htm



http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3529817.htm
Coop.

Orbin

216 posts

127 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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quick question. the 130i. why do they seem to be so unloved?

i have no need for one but looking you can get a 2006 130i with 50k for £8k. 3 litre, n/a engine in a light, rwd bmw; what's not to like?

nonuts

15,855 posts

210 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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Great Pretender said:
clap

Phil's old car?
Sure is, time will tell if it's going to reach bork factor ten or not. I'm hoping not. hehe

HereBeMonsters

14,180 posts

163 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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Orbin said:
quick question. the 130i. why do they seem to be so unloved?

i have no need for one but looking you can get a 2006 130i with 50k for £8k. 3 litre, n/a engine in a light, rwd bmw; what's not to like?
Talking of unloved performance bargains...







Now that I've washed it I like it a bit more. Still fancy a classic though, or possibly some C4 flavour Pork.

Orbin

216 posts

127 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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i would suggest they are unloved as they look a little too "minicab".

what are they like to drive?

HereBeMonsters

14,180 posts

163 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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Orbin said:
i would suggest they are unloved as they look a little too "minicab".

what are they like to drive?
Uninspiring tbh. Fast in a straight line, and hold on well round corners (since the P Zeros anyway!) but lack the feel of a properly good car. Although I am comparing to the other two in the stable - a 205 GTI and an Elise...

LHD

16,999 posts

168 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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HereBeMonsters said:
Orbin said:
i would suggest they are unloved as they look a little too "minicab".

what are they like to drive?
Uninspiring tbh. Fast in a straight line, and hold on well round corners (since the P Zeros anyway!) but lack the feel of a properly good car. Although I am comparing to the other two in the stable - a 205 GTI and an Elise...
A bit 'unmarked car' about them too.

Which is nice.

HereBeMonsters

14,180 posts

163 months

Sunday 4th March 2012
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LHD said:
A bit 'unmarked car' about them too.

Which is nice.
On the way down to Cornwall on Monday I noticed about 80 of the cars that passed while I sat a GPS-verified 70 (had no reason to go faster, 70 means no turbo which means 40mpg+) would come up behind quick, then slow to pass, then a puff of diesel or a squat on the suspension before fking off into the distance.
Realised I was wearing a white long sleeve with a navy short sleeve over the top, wife was in pax seat wearing a navy hat and black/white top.

Which reminds me, I must book that speed awareness course before the offer expires...

jonnydm

5,104 posts

190 months

Monday 5th March 2012
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wackojacko said:
O right, ever driven a 182 Trophy ?
Been looking at them myself too. Seem to be a few around the £4k mark with slightly higher mileages.

Could get something decent for the same price but not much thats particularly special. Late E36M at similar money too but almost double on insurance, possibly more to go wrong and higher fuel.

fluffnik

20,156 posts

208 months

Monday 5th March 2012
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Great Pretender said:
Can't see Chas putting up with the incorrect badging...

ETA: Looks like later ones had skinny chrome script, Chas's seems to be blue though...



Edited by fluffnik on Monday 5th March 02:25

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