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#36091 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted Yesterday, 10:21 PM


Apparently 330 miles to a tank (50 odd litres). And as I don't know how it's driven, and we all know about my fantastic MPG calculating skills...

 

30mpg


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#36092 OFFLINE   Mr_Bo11ox

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Posted Yesterday, 10:37 PM

Well done FOAD!
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#36093 OFFLINE   stuboy

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Posted Today, 12:13 AM

I must admit the zaf B is growing on me. I liked zaf a for a while and was tempted but found gear lever very low down.

 

faded quickly for me with brothers, rear windows no longer elektrical, rear screen just visual feature and drivers mirror burnt out the mirror glass.



#36094 ONLINE   bub2006

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Posted Today, 06:33 AM

Sound joyous...... I like electronics to work if fitted. Great thing about the van,nothing fitted so nothing to stop working!

#36095 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

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Posted Today, 06:58 AM

Just get the thing then I can lust after it and keep checking the virtual piggybank.......



#36096 OFFLINE   RobT

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Posted Today, 01:29 PM

I’ve just spent a long weekend in France visiting family.  Spotted some tat but not huge amounts.
 
Renault 4 van on Gordini alloys
 
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Fairly common Renners over there
 
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Tidy povvo Saxo
 
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No pics of the Cavalier/Opel Vectra or phase 2 Safrane I saw, wasn’t quick enough as it was on the autoroute.
 
We did some skiing (my first time) so have a gratuitous snow shot.  There are cars in the pic albeit buried under snow!
 
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Then on Monday after flying back from Geneva we had to drive up to Worcester on an unscheduled trip, as father-in-law is very ill at the moment and has been placed in a nursing home (fingers crossed he’s improving).  Driving home yesterday was a chore, not made any easier by all the twats on the M4, but a stop at the superb Gloucester services provided a pleasant break.  Pez station shot at the free air which is a novelty these days, especially at M-way services.
 
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The Cavalier keeps plodding on, although the driver’s door lock is playing up again and it keeps losing coolant.  But the main thing is it works consistently, unlike the other two.
 

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#36097 OFFLINE   NorfolkNWeigh

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Posted Today, 02:46 PM

Good Bye Old Friend, enjoy Albania.
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Sold Today £2,500 with 246,000 miles
Earned a living from it and only spent about £1200 all told on it including tyres and brakes.
All moderns are shit, obviously.

I think I'll tell the kids it's gone to live on a farm, not that it's destined to be broken for parts in Tirana
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#36098 OFFLINE   captain_70s

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Posted Today, 02:52 PM

And it's away!

 

Is it now safe to say the fleet reduction was a massive* success?


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#36099 OFFLINE   Lacquer Peel

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Posted Today, 03:24 PM

This is the 1.6 that goes like cold snot. Zafira is a 1.8sri though, so may have some forward momentum. Of course now we need to see if Amy wants it for £250, pay whenever... Sometimes I forget real life isn't autoshite

Isn't SRi just a trim level now? I'm pretty sure you could spec a Corsa 1.0 SRi if you wanted.

#36100 OFFLINE   Ghosty

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Posted Today, 03:33 PM

Wasn't in the early 2000s at least, the Corsa C SRi was a 1.8 Ecotec, where as SXi was just the "sporty" top trim level with standard 1.4, and Design was the top "plush" one.

 

Now, it seems like SRi is what SXi used to be. You can spec a new one on VX's site with various connotations of 1.4 with 75-100bhp. Zzzz.


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#36101 OFFLINE   mrbenn

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Posted Today, 03:39 PM

Good Bye Old Friend, enjoy Albania.
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Probably the best car I've ever had in cold hard financial terms.
Purchased 1/9/2015 £5,000 with 112,000 miles
Sold Today £2,500 with 246,000 miles
Earned a living from it and only spent about £1200 all told on it including tyres and brakes.
All moderns are shit, obviously.

I think I'll tell the kids it's gone to live on a farm, not that it's destined to be broken for parts in Tirana

 

Apologies if I've missed it, but what have you replaced it with?



#36102 ONLINE   beko1987

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Posted Today, 04:21 PM

Isn't SRi just a trim level now? I'm pretty sure you could spec a Corsa 1.0 SRi if you wanted.

I think you might be right, Doovla says the engine is a 1798cc, I've not lifted the bonne but I imagine it will display ECOTECH on the plastic cover, well, until I remove it and not refit it anyway (must dig the merivas engine cover out from the side of the shed actually if we do sell it). It does have mahoosive alloys with low profile tyres (and no spare either, as in no provision for one). Everything else seems standard/on par with the meriva, but it's a, Enjoy model too so not the bottom of the range.

 

It does have the inbuilt tyre compressor though, that will be handy to have!

 

If we go for it, need to progress discussion about it later as her sister wants it gone asap so she can cancel the insurance and claim the tax back, and I'll want to have a crawl around it before the MOT is due in exactly 1 months time


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#36103 OFFLINE   NorfolkNWeigh

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Posted Today, 04:32 PM

Apologies if I've missed it, but what have you replaced it with?


A slightly newer (2011) E class Merc, it's even a similar colour, Cuprite Brown according to Mercedes.
I started a thread on the Open Forum when searching for a replacement, because of offensive modern content.

#36104 OFFLINE   Asimo

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Posted Today, 04:38 PM

Good Bye Old Friend, enjoy Albania.
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Probably the best car I've ever had in cold hard financial terms


Some compensation after the self destructing BMW dissapointment.
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#36105 ONLINE   bub2006

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Posted Today, 04:38 PM

Wasn't in the early 2000s at least, the Corsa C SRi was a 1.8 Ecotec, where as SXi was just the "sporty" top trim level with standard 1.4, and Design was the top "plush" one.

Now, it seems like SRi is what SXi used to be. You can spec a new one on VX's site with various connotations of 1.4 with 75-100bhp. Zzzz.

You could get a 1.4,1.8 and a 1.7 turbo diesel Sri. You could only get the 1.2 petrol and 1.3cdti I think in the sxi.
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#36106 ONLINE   BorniteIdentity

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Posted Today, 04:47 PM

 

Then on Monday after flying back from Geneva we had to drive up to Worcester on an unscheduled trip, as father-in-law is very ill at the moment and has been placed in a nursing home (fingers crossed he’s improving).  Driving home yesterday was a chore, not made any easier by all the twats on the M4, but a stop at the superb Gloucester services provided a pleasant break.  Pez station shot at the free air which is a novelty these days, especially at M-way services.
 
 
 

 

 

 

Gah.  Sorry to hear about your good lady's Dad.  May the Cavalier be a faithful servant in times of darkness.

 

Good Bye Old Friend, enjoy Albania.
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Probably the best car I've ever had in cold hard financial terms.
Purchased 1/9/2015 £5,000 with 112,000 miles
Sold Today £2,500 with 246,000 miles
Earned a living from it and only spent about £1200 all told on it including tyres and brakes.
All moderns are shit, obviously.

I think I'll tell the kids it's gone to live on a farm, not that it's destined to be broken for parts in Tirana

 

Holy moly. I thought I was bananas doing 42,000 miles a year.  That is an incredible effort.  Over 7,000 miles a month!  What do you do (if it's not rude to ask?!)


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#36107 ONLINE   BorniteIdentity

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Posted Today, 05:03 PM

AH, right.  Just seen that other thread.  I wish you'd put your Merc up for sale here.  I do stupid miles and would have been up for a 'known' modern.

Enjoy the new (same) one.


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#36108 OFFLINE   garbaldy

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Posted Today, 05:25 PM

Yeh that Merc looks really nice and I bet its far more reliable than the last one.

Is that all it was really worth? Seemed pretty cheep to me even with the miles.

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