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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:23 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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petrol ?


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:56 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Good wee motors 205s. Very "abuse friendly" :D


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:39 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Had a 205 XS. Best car I've ever owned. Still want a GTI...


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:56 pm 
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There's a great car chase scene in Paris from the French movie 'Subway' starring Christophe Lambert and one of the first on screen sightings of Jean Reno featuring a Peugeot 205 GTi. Quite a good quirky movie too, the French are surprisingly good at quirky movies !


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:24 pm 
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and probably the best at car chases, ronin, Taxi, transporter, half of the bond movies, you could even include french connection as that has french in the title :)


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:11 pm 
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mikee wrote:
petrol ?


1.6 Petrol Automatic.


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:17 am 
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Location: Near a tree, by a river in a hole in the ground....
Hey chaps, Mrs B is thinking about replacing her company car (BMW 320 D efficient dynamics) with a Golf...

I'm not keen, have got used to the bm but she wants something smaller (and it is her car...)

Thoughts / opinions - I've said I don't want to go below a 2l engine (you need it to overtake safely down my way) or 160bhp (for the same reason) am I just being a snob???


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:21 am 
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woman along the road from me got rid of her hated passat for a 318 , loves it and the dealers
the passat was another unreliable vag product


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:51 pm 
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Well the pug is home. Aside from a couple of dings and some faded paint on the roof it's in remarkably good nick for a 23 year old car. Started right up and was happy enough nipping along the M8. Came with most of a full service history from the place that originally sold it too. Its objective is to last til its MOT expires in August and on first impressions I'm quietly confident. Not hugely keen on the auto box but for £280 I'm not complaining!


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 Post subject: Re: MOTOR CHAT
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:38 pm 
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don't buy a VW - mine is pish and has cost me more in parts and labour than the cost of my whole Alfa runabout, and I use a cheap garage. If is has a 6 speed box, is less than 2 litres and has a dual mass flywheel avoid like the plague. To give you an idea we bought an Alfa as a more reliable replacement while we have the engine rebuilt on the VW touran.


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