Posted 19 September 2017 - 11:36 PM
Even better chipped. That one I had went like a train, it just pulled and pulled.
A lot of people say they are shit, in a way they are, you are always fucking about cleaning the EGR out or trying to iron out the lumpy as fuck idle. But then there's an awful lot that have done 15 years and probably 200-250k. I saw one for sale recently that had done 320k, it'd obviously done someone a good turn.
Not sure if I'd have another, I've had a Mondeo petrol since and spent far less time pissing about on the driveway. In £'s it didn't save me all that much at all, it's saving grace was the mid range grunt if anything.
Not necessarily, fine if its done 320k with not a lot of work needing done, but i suspect it hasnt.
A lot of people fall into the trap of "its done 400k miles and its still going, it must be reliable" well true it could mean that, or it could also mean its been owned by someone whos thrown a shitload of money at it to fix all its faults, taxi drivers for example, who are less likely to be put off spending £1500 on something when the rest of us would say "fuck that, scrap it" because it couldve had a lot of other work done previously or its saving them spending £15,000 on a replacement for a while longer.
My car for example has done coming up on 155,000 miles and its just over 8 years old, when you tell people that they say "bulletproof" or "reliable" or "good old VW quality" or other shit and im like nope, its a bag of shit, its still going because everytime its broke its had money thrown at it. A high mileage is no guarantee of reliability or trouble free motoring is what im saying.
Previous Car History:
97 R Vauxhall Astra 1.6 LS
02 51 Peugeot 206 1.4 LX
04 04 Renault Clio 1.2 Dynamique
98 S Hyundai Accent 1.3 Si Coupe
05 55 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SXi
02 52 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Comfort
97 P Volkswagen Golf 1.4 SE
05 05 Vauxhall Astra 1.8 Design
09 59 Renault Clio 1.2 Dynamique
15 15 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SRi
09 09 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 CR TDi Sport 140bhp (Current)