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#49171 OFFLINE   HH-R

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:54 PM

Thankfully it looks like our neighbors driving days are over. We all suspected that she has been unfit (read: fucking blind) to drive for quite some time.

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I know it's only a 206, but that looks in good nick for being weighed in?

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:26 PM

An A3 is quite wank too though. Compare like for like....

Agreed, the smaller entry level prestige models seem built to fit neatly into a PCP price point somewhere.

You two can have a mercaudibmw but it'll have shit spec and the neighbour's five year old focus will be quicker and nicer.



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:35 PM

Interior of said a-class.
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I can see why reviewers say that it looks like a £40 Android tablet grafted to the dash.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:52 PM

Interior of said a-class.
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I can see why reviewers say that it looks like a £40 Android tablet grafted to the dash.

Probably not far off the truth to be fair, it'll be a cheap tough screen and I wouldnt be surprised if its using some form of android with a mercedes wrapper over the top.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:14 PM

Out of 4 cars I have here, only one actually can be used. Unfortunately I need to get up at 5:15am for a business trip to a test chamber. So I had to conceed to renting a car. I was supposed to get an insignia but that apparently didn't get back on time. Shame as I was looking forward to driving one.

So instead they tried giving me a Qashqai - which I really didn't want. Instead they gave me a free "upgrade" to this.
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I can't say I'm overly impressed with the insides. Doesn't feel like a premium car - certainly not what I expect from a Mercedes. Ride is comfortable but interior is a bit crappy.

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Has a diesel lump in it attached to an auto box. The box is smooth but the diesel lump is unrefined and clattery. Reminds me of the 1.5 dci Renault units ... which after a quick Google it appears it is. Perfectly explains why it's good on fuel but noisy.

Stop+start is slow at kicking the engine back into life. Infotainment looks like it's been grafted onto the dash. Not particularly fast (actually it's pretty slow by modern standards). Seats are decent enough though and the ride is surprisingly comfortable over bumps. But then I've been driving a TT with 19" wheels and an A4 with s-line suspension, so my ride comfort assesment is probably skewed.

Will see what it's like after a proper drive tomorrow. Got quite a few a and b-roads to cover too.

If I got given one I wouldn't refuse it. I wouldn't go out of my way to buy one though. Way better cars in the class.

 

the deisel ones of these have renault engines, and renault gearboxes, are built in a renault factory, in hungary.

 

most of the petrol ones are made in finland, only the AMG ones are made in germany.

 

one of the daft draffies at work has one, 350 bhp(or something equally stupid) out of a 2 litre 4 cylinder engine. its the tackiest pile of wank i've seen in a very long time.

 

i wouldn't want one given......


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:29 PM

File under 'biting off more than I can chew'
Also 'the death of optimism'

This is what happens when i read too many of Dave_numbers' accounts of epic saves with sheets of glass and a cuddly toy* - I get all ambitious and after two short evenings of applying plus gas and labelling bolts, I am getting close to ruining an engine. All cos I suspect a little bit of exhaust gas might be getting into the coolant.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:30 PM

I know it's only a 206, but that looks in good nick for being weighed in?

 
It was fucked.

 

If you open this photo up in full size by clicking here you can see that the front wing is bent out of shape and the rear quarter is creased up too, the other rear quarter was the same. Her driving was awful; my mum saw her in town driving with her sidewalls rubbing the kerb, I found her on a NSL road doing no more than 35, I saw her drive through the gates of her drive with the door open.. SMASH. Her driveway effectively makes a crossroads with the main street and a side street opposite and on one occasion she couldn't see that a driver wanting & indicating to turn right was waving her onto her driveway because she was blocking his entrance into the side street. It's as if she was assuming he was going straight despite their indicator and hand waving, there was no way she could see either.

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:41 PM

I've said it before and Ill say it again, ALL drivers need assessing every 5 or 10 years.  It would stop people becoming complacent and lazy, and get bad drivers off the roads.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:45 PM

I've said it before and Ill say it again, ALL drivers need assessing every 5 or 10 years.  It would stop people becoming complacent and lazy, and get bad drivers off the roads.


Ahh yes, but assessing by who? All fine and dandy but in reality is it not just another 'they should do something about it " thing?
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:58 PM

Being required to take an eye test at regular intervals to maintain your licence would be a good start.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:05 PM

the deisel ones of these have renault engines, and renault gearboxes, are built in a renault factory, in hungary.

most of the petrol ones are made in finland, only the AMG ones are made in germany.

one of the daft draffies at work has one, 350 bhp(or something equally stupid) out of a 2 litre 4 cylinder engine. its the tackiest pile of wank i've seen in a very long time.

i wouldn't want one given......

Is the auto gearboxes Renault? It has a 7 speed unit in it - I think a dual clutch unit (DCT). Certainly feels like a dual clutch unit like a DSG.

Interestingly it does a lot of similar things to my TTs DSG that has 110k more on the clock. Like when coming to a stop, you feel a slight thunk through the pedals. Also it's a bit slow when going drive to reverse. Letting go of the brake and pushing the accelerator doesn't lurch as much as the TT does but it still does it - probably as it has half the horses to do such a thing.

My biggest annoyance with it is the stop+start. I love stop+start but this is useless. When stationary, the engine stops immediately. So if you're parking and reversing in (I almost always do), engine stops, engage reverse and the engine splutters into life again. The worst is coming to a blind roundabout or give way junction. You pull up, unable to completely clearly see, so prepare to stop. Get to the junction, stop, engine stops. You see it's clear and go off again ... except you need to wait a second or two for the clatterbox to spring back into life again.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:29 PM

It was fucked. If you open this photo up in full size by clicking here you can see that the front wing is bent out of shape and the rear quarter is creased up too, the other rear quarter was the same. Her driving was awful; my mum saw her in town driving with her sidewalls rubbing the kerb, I found her on a NSL road doing no more than 35, I saw her drive through the gates of her drive with the door open.. SMASH. Her driveway effectively makes a crossroads with the main street and a side street opposite and on one occasion she couldn't see that a driver wanting & indicating to turn right was waving her onto her driveway because she was blocking his entrance into the side street. It's as if she was assuming he was going straight despite their indicator and hand waving, there was no way she could see either. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/963/41227...DSC_9671 by Matt S, on Flickr


How did she see to take the wheels off?

It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 

 

 


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:42 PM

How did she see to take the wheels off?

 

Her son did it. I guess the tyres were still good or something (but he took the space saver too...)



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 01:45 AM

It was fucked. If you open this photo up in full size by clicking here you can see that the front wing is bent out of shape and the rear quarter is creased up too, the other rear quarter was the same. Her driving was awful; my mum saw her in town driving with her sidewalls rubbing the kerb, I found her on a NSL road doing no more than 35, I saw her drive through the gates of her drive with the door open.. SMASH. Her driveway effectively makes a crossroads with the main street and a side street opposite and on one occasion she couldn't see that a driver wanting & indicating to turn right was waving her onto her driveway because she was blocking his entrance into the side street. It's as if she was assuming he was going straight despite their indicator and hand waving, there was no way she could see either. ]"Photo of Peugeot 206"DSC_9671 by Matt S, on Flickr


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Shame that. I quite like that colour on 206s. There was an exact same one parked by mine but in slightly worse condition, back nsr door was caved in, rear wing was creased, no wheel trims and generally looking scruffy.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:03 AM

I haven't seen one of these locally for ages which doesn't look fucked. Literally every single one has dents, missing wheel trims or mismatched bumpers

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:55 AM

One passed me on the m40 this morning with a stoved in rear 1/4 panel, which they all seem to have around here!
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:34 AM

I did some more fettling on the mini last night after its FTP – looks like the clutch arm adjusting nut locknut came loose and the adjusting nut wound itself tight so the arm couldn’t travel – unfortunately for the car my left boot had bent the clutch actuating arm, and the pedal.  This caused many headaches wondering why I suddenly couldn’t get it into gear any more – I’ve bent the pedal back now, replaced the arm and clevis pins all round, and the slave cylinder, and made an adjustable pushrod to take some of the slop out the linkages. It now seems to have a clutch and is back together, and I fitted a new dizzy cap, rotor arm, plugs and leads, and a longer speedo cable too. It repaid me by having a flat battery when I went to start it to check it out – the ungrateful bastard.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:50 AM

@SiC - stop start on an auto is a PITA imo

Also, that looks quite a lot like an a3 inside so I guess that segment of “premium not premium” is pretty similar throughout.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:03 AM

Yes, stop start can be irritating in the extreme. There's usually an override button. I'm usually quick to find it.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:21 AM

Is the auto gearboxes Renault? It has a 7 speed unit in it - I think a dual clutch unit (DCT). Certainly feels like a dual clutch unit like a DSG.

Interestingly it does a lot of similar things to my TTs DSG that has 110k more on the clock. Like when coming to a stop, you feel a slight thunk through the pedals. Also it's a bit slow when going drive to reverse. Letting go of the brake and pushing the accelerator doesn't lurch as much as the TT does but it still does it - probably as it has half the horses to do such a thing.

My biggest annoyance with it is the stop+start. I love stop+start but this is useless. When stationary, the engine stops immediately. So if you're parking and reversing in (I almost always do), engine stops, engage reverse and the engine splutters into life again. The worst is coming to a blind roundabout or give way junction. You pull up, unable to completely clearly see, so prepare to stop. Get to the junction, stop, engine stops. You see it's clear and go off again ... except you need to wait a second or two for the clatterbox to spring back into life again.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:35 AM

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/963/41227...

Shame that. I quite like that colour on 206s. There was an exact same one parked by mine but in slightly worse condition, back nsr door was caved in, rear wing was creased, no wheel trims and generally looking scruffy.

 

Moonstone Blue (or Moonstone Silver, whatever).

 

I had a 306 estate in that colour, which wasn't completely fucked! 'Twas a nice car, and it had veloooouuur seats.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:08 AM

If there is any lurking 'ToyotaLurvve' around Carina2s...

A guy is binning off his auld fellas '88 1.6Auto @75k.

Giffa dings + a garage door drop onto bootlid!

"Metallic White"... Whatever that is?

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:14 AM

Link?
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:51 AM

Link?

Nope.... I think you might get a 'visitor lookin' option.. Dunno :/

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:57 AM

Blue Mondy booked in for MOT on 29th May, third one in my hands. If all ok it will get some more love after that.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:11 PM

Being required to take an eye test at regular intervals to maintain your licence would be a good start.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:19 PM

Toyota did do a metallic white, or rather a pearl white, but not until the Lexus came out I thought.  Before that I'm pretty sure all their cars were flat white.  So it's probably silver.


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Toyota did do a metallic white, or rather a pearl white, but not until the Lexus came out I thought.  Before that I'm pretty sure all their cars were flat white.  So it's probably silver.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:13 PM

Micra is booked in Mondays at my trusted mechanic for droplinks and suspected buggered balljoints to be replaced, hoping that is the extent of the issue.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:31 PM

Being required to take an eye test at regular intervals to maintain your licence would be a good start.

This times a million. A medical with eye test and some sort of aptitude test would help weed out the more dangerous ones.

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