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#1 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 08:20 AM

After my little Megane passed yet another MOT no bother on Friday, I have decided that now is the right time to move on to something else.

I purchased this unseen from ebay in August 2016 to replace the Corsa on daily duties and it has never put a foot wrong since. I will be sorry to see it go as it has been a faithful little 4 wheeled friend but prices for Rover 75s are rising and I feel I need to move now.

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Renault Megane MK1 1.4
Authentique spec so you get:PAS, electric front windows, radio cassette, variable intermittent wipe, remote central locking.
Mileage 162,000
12 months MOT

This car has only had 4 owners. Sold new by Harrats of Wakefield in March 2001, the 2nd and longest owner, a Miss Liz Metcalfe bought it from Dixon MG Rover in Selby in 2003 and kept it right up until March 2015 when she passed it to her son's partner to tide her over until she got her new car. Originally wanting to scrap the Megane, she gave it a last chance on Ebay and in August 2016, after a tip off from Messr. Touring the car was mine.

As it turned out to be a fantastic little car I have had the following done in my ownership:

-Timing Belt, waterpump, tensioner, aux belt and radiator all replaced in September 2016 with receipt

-second hand o/s drive shaft fitted

-front brakes disassembled and lubricated to cure a slight bind

The good bits:
-very clean and tidy inside and out
-engine still pulls strong and sharp and is quiet and smooth.
-superb ride from the rear torsion bars and lovely wide French comfortable seats
-clutch, gears brakes all work perfectly. Plenty of meat left on the clutch, biting point is about 1/4 with full engagement at 1/2 pedal.
-apart from the fuel guage, EVERYTHING works, nothing broken off, chipped or whatever.

The negatives:
-fuel guage doesnt work, and didnt for the previous 2 owners either. We all just filled up at 350 miles.
-The mechanic advised on Friday that the offside ABS ring has a hairline crack. This is only noticeable when the car is almost at a stop and when doing so slowly. There is a small bit of feedback in the pedal. Otherwise it brakes fine and theres no light on the dash. Rings are replaceable and are between 1 and 7 quid on ebay.
-small scuff on the back bumper and a scratch on the bonnet.

I am located near Cumbernauld in Scotland.

I am looking for £300.

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#2 OFFLINE   Tickman

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 08:38 AM

Didn't expect this.

If I was after a car to just be a car then I would be having it however I'm not at the moment so consider this a complete waste of your time a free bump.


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 10:35 AM

I can supply a leather interior for this. Front seats anyway (back seats probably different from the cabrio mine came out of)

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 04:27 PM

Bump.

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 05:00 PM

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#6 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 07:31 AM

^^I'd rather keep it if someone is just going to ruin it.

Anyway, bump for a Monday.
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Posted 12 March 2018 - 07:52 AM

Good cars these, we had the doppelganger of this a few years back. Really comfy and reliable. Being 1.4 it's cheaper tax too. GLWTS.


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 07:55 AM

^^I'd rather keep it if someone is just going to ruin it.

Anyway, bump for a Monday.

He is referring to a previous megane that didn't disgrace itself at knockhill - this is much nicer :-)
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Posted 12 March 2018 - 08:50 AM

That's a gift for £300. 


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 10:35 AM

It is still a really nice car and has loads of life left in it. I am surprised these have missed the AS boat as it were. Maybe if I stick a 306 badge on the back nobody will notice and it will sell!
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Posted 12 March 2018 - 01:38 PM

I rented one of these once and was surprised to find that it was doing like 6000rpm on the motorway. Is this one like that or did mine just have 2 fourth gears?
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Posted 12 March 2018 - 01:54 PM

These aren't bad at all on the motorway. Good radio in them, factory Philips system.
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Posted 12 March 2018 - 01:55 PM

No you are quite correct, anything above about 70 and it sounds a bit busy i.e 3500rpm. My Astra is the same though so I guess I didnt notice it too much.

It means it pulls like a great around town, its appreciably quicker than the Duster. I suppose the term 'close ratio' is a taking things a bit far though!

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 01:58 PM

These aren't bad at all on the motorway. Good radio in them, factory Philips system.

I meant to say the car also has fingertip controls for the radio and the casette player and it still has LONG WAVE (so you can listen to BBC World Service a 1am or a random Irish station that now occupies 252.)

Edit: I can throw in Now Dance 1993 DOUBLE COMPILATION which is in the glovebox.
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Posted 12 March 2018 - 02:05 PM

I meant to say the car also has fingertip controls for the radio and the casette player and it still has LONG WAVE (so you can listen to BBC World Service a 1am or a random Irish station that now occupies 252.)

Edit: I can throw in Now Dance 1993 DOUBLE COMPILATION which is in the glovebox.

I have a 6 cd multichanger for one of these if anybody wants it

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 02:06 PM

The 1.4 was really nippy in these as well. Good on fuel as well.
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Posted 12 March 2018 - 02:11 PM

Yes my '350 miles' currently costs me £43 so thats 12p per mile fuel costs. No idea what that is in mpg as I dont know the size of the tank nor have I cared for the latter form of calibration.

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 02:56 PM

£150 and a Volvo 850? I do like this but would have to move the 850 on first. Might try a cheapo roffle!
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Posted 12 March 2018 - 03:14 PM

Thats a very generous offer Alan but I'm really looking for a Rover 75 just now.

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 03:53 PM

Nae bother it was more tongue in cheek/hopeful than anything else! I just might see if there is any interest in a roffle for the Volvo, the mpgees and cheaper tax of the Megane do make sense when I already have another Volvo!
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Posted 12 March 2018 - 04:06 PM

 I'm really looking for a Rover 75 just now.

 

You may come to regret this, there are good ones about. 

I hope you find it.



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 04:18 PM

Nae bother it was more tongue in cheek/hopeful than anything else! I just might see if there is any interest in a roffle for the Volvo, the mpgees and cheaper tax of the Megane do make sense when I already have another Volvo!


£16.18 per month tax on the Megane. I recall our conversation last Wednesday about the Volvo and I was surprised about the mpg figures!

I do hope I don't regret it if I do get a 75 as the Megane has been so utterly reliable.
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Posted 12 March 2018 - 06:39 PM

75's are beautiful cars to look at and to drive. 

I prefer mine to my wife's new Alhambra.

The controls are pretty much the same, I rather think Seat Copied it.

But to repair a 75 can cost more than it's value, which is why many are being scrapped.

Mine has been good, bought unseen from miles away, but I was very fortunate.

In my eyes a Diesel auto is the one to look for, but mines manual.

Check the rear suspension arms, they rot for fun.

Get bargains on the 75/ZT Owners club at times, also on here.


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 07:02 PM

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 08:49 PM

External piccies just because?


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:55 AM

Yes my '350 miles' currently costs me £43 so thats 12p per mile fuel costs. No idea what that is in mpg as I dont know the size of the tank nor have I cared for the latter form of calibration.

44MPG
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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:58 AM

Currently struggling to locate/get a response from the vendors of suitably priced 75s.

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 12:35 PM

I fugging hate 75s but we have a 52-plate CDTi Club Tourer lying in the yard which I think was tested recently and may be available?

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 12:45 PM

Cheers Andy, ideally I was after a saloon but I could be interested in that one depending on how much it is?

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 12:54 PM

If you get a 75 i have Rover branded rubber mats for a 25 that fit ok. You are welcome to them.







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