I'm genuinely sad to let this go, but the Laguna has arrived and is already providing sterling service, and MrsH won't let me keep Herbert as a backup car, so he needs to go. We've owned him for three and a half years, and I've only had to replace an alternator (overcharging) and routine wear and tear items. I regularly drove this 550 miles in a single day without so much as a complaint.
MOT - 09/05/19
Taxed to get you home
NOT insured any more
It's been stonkingly reliable - the most reliable car we've ever had by a considerable margin. We've put around 30k+ on it in that time, including 500 miles a weekend with three blokes and all their kit for six months, didn't miss a beat.
L-series diesel - the 110bhp version as well. Goes like a stabbed rat thanks to quite a short ratio gearbox. Most I ever attained on a run was 59.2MPG but we would routinely reach 50.
All 4 tyres have good tread.
Comes with two keys and two fobs - one of the fobs doesn't work and I never looked into it.
Electric front windows and air con - worked last time I used it.
Reciept for a cambelt change prior to us owning the car, so there's lots of life left in that.
Recent front windscreen (Jan '18)
Replaced the front pads and discs a while back, with fresh brake fluid
Replaced the backbox and centre pipe during our ownership
Aftermarket stereo with USB/Aux in (Volume knob a bit temperamental)
Will throw in a Haynes manual and a pair of rear wheel cylinders, also a can of Halfords Rover Platinum Silver paint.
Was serviced every year - oil, oil filter, air filter, fuel filter.
Brake pipe replaced at last MOT
AutoShite sticker so this thing is a proper fanny magnet.
As much as I love the car (and I really do), it has to be said that it's cosmetically a bit...challenged. A while back, just prior to an imminent thunderstorm, at large hole in the corner of the roof was discovered. Given the short timeframe, I cobbled together a patch, welded it in (not brilliantly I might add) and applied seam sealer and some hammerite. This is in conjunction with filling the roof gutters with silicone as the roof itself had several rust holes hidden under the plastic trim (a common grot spot on these). Whilst it has proved to remain dry, it doesn't look the greatest.
The boot hinge mounting area is also crusty. Doesn't affect closing of the boot.
OSF tyre loses pressure over time (say, two weeks)
Rear wiper wipes but doesn't actually shift water away, think the arm itself needs replacing (as well as the wiper blade)
The exhaust centre pipe was replaced but needs adjusting as it sits low and hangs over speedbumps.
Headlining has drooped. Gr9 if you like Bedouin tents, not so good if you're 5' 10".
Door card fabric inserts have come away. TADTS
Passenger wing mirror was broken by an inconsiderate cockwomble a couple of weeks ago. It's held in place with some wood screws and wire, but it could do with replacing.
It's had a dog in it, I've given it a quick hoover, but it would benefit from another good vacuuming.
Scrape on OSR side after MrsH dragged it up the gatepost.
Few rust scabs dotted around, but nothing sinister.
Bit of minor paint overspray on OSR window and the paint has lots of tiny rust dots from not wiping it down after I did the grinding and leaving it in the rain. Whoops.
I know I've made it sound like a dog, but it genuinely is a lovely runner and I have really enjoyed driving it. The running gear is spot on and it's only let down by the crusty areas. It can and will do the next owner proud.
I am after £300 which will get ploughed into getting the Laguna fighting fit, I am located just outside Camborne, Cornwall. There's train stations at Redruth and Camborne (happy to collect) and yes, I am also happy to roffle.