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Everything posted by Jazoli

  1. Are they bollocks, unless you are driving at 5mph, fog lights do a great job of marking out the bellends to the rest of us.
  2. You would certainly assume so.
  3. Just waiting for someone to pop up saying they never use the cruise control as they'd rather be 'in control' when what they really mean is they can't actually drive that well and can't handle the car assisting them as it messes with their head. I never use the button to change radio station as I never ever listen to radio.
  4. I've had a few, mainly Peugeots '94 306 Dturbo, bought nearly new, fantastic car no issues '95 405 1.6 petrol, it was a banger at 400 quid '02 306 Gti-16, again great no issues '02 306 2.0 XSI LHD, great, no issues '02 306 Cab 1.6 LHD, issues with roof, cracked exhaust manifold (x2) '07 307CC 2.0HDI, clutch and dmf, 2 x com2000 units. '07 207 1.4, abs pump then HGF, rubbish '07 207 1.4, HGF '09 308CC 1.6 petrol, lots of niggling faults, its now at the point where it needs about a grand spending on it (steering rack, timing chain) plus all the consumables such as brakes and tyres need replacing, I've just done 2 x abs sensor, an aux belt and tensioner, VVT soleniod and sensors and other stuff I can't remember in the last month or so. Moral of the story, I won't be buying another 308 or 207, I like the look of the 508 but the choice is realistically only diesel so I won't be having one of them, I also like the RCZ but as its based on a 308 there's no fucking chance, the 306's I had were pretty much fantastic and were the top of their class in the day, it was a revelation coming from a 1.8TD mk5 Escort into a 306 Dturbo. I also had a ZX 1.9td as a work car which was good, and a ZX Volcane 16V, which was crap. Never owned a Renault. Oh yes I did, a Mk1 Megane cab, it was utter shit. I also drive a lot of 2016-on 308 pool cars for work, they all have electrical issues and stupid touchscreens controlling basic functions like the heating controls, of the three I have driven in the last fortnight 2 have non functioning screens, which makes them unusable, plus they have the stupid small steering wheel that either covers the dials or is in your lap, who the fuck signed that one off? On that basis I wouldn't have a modern Peugeot at all.
  5. I don't understand why you put up with this shit and don't just fuck her off and do nothing for her, by capitulating and doing things she needs you are just feeding the monster, fuck her off and live your own life, and tell your Ma to keep her gob shut, honestly, families are a fucking nightmare.
  6. I guess you've not driven any of the recent VAG stuff with the latest touch screen and touch sensitive slider controls and buttons on the wheel, its much much worse than it ever was, the mk7 golf's infotainment and controls were simplicity in itself, the mk8's is a complete clusterfuck.
  7. Buy yourself an obdeleven or get a friend with VCDS to turn them off then! Its a 2 minute job.
  8. Lane keep assist, its fucking dangerous at times tugging the wheel this way and that usually opposite to the way you want to car to move, emergency auto braking, approach a vehicle that you know will have turned off before you get there and the car slams its brakes on thinking you are going to crash, VW's seem the worst for this.
  9. I'd probably go for the Michelin's first, I'd be assuming they'd be a similar compound to the 'Road' range which are awesome, what size are your tyres?
  10. Mileage not an issue for me, good mot history, non chinese tyres, evidence of service history, working aircon and petrol powered, no smell of fags (as its fucking disgusting) not owned by a chavvy prick boy racer, absolutely no modifications or 'enhancements', not from a driveway trader trying to flip, no torn upholstery or dog hairs oh and no rust whatsoever or silicone covering all the dash and controls. Apart from that I'm not too fussy
  11. That is seriously cheap, tempted to get a flight over to my mothers and pick that up
  12. It wouldn't matter to be honest, I now do a 2 mile round trip each day rather than 20, so mpg is pretty much irrelevant as it costs less than a fiver a week whether I use the 2.0t Saab or the 2.4L 5cl petrol auto S80 I was going to buy an electric push bike but the £1000 purchase price would cover my fuel costs for work for 4 years, plus I would get cold and wet, so I haven't.
  13. Haha yeah I kept my thoughts on the other wheels to myself as I didn't want to cause offence Auto Mk1's are indeed rare, I wouldn't turn down a V6 but I'm not a fan of the DSG box.
  14. Looks great, I'm not 100% on the wheels but it's not my car, if I could find a nice auto coupe I'd happily have another one.
  15. I do anything that doesn't require crawling around underneath the car, although I do farm stuff out to a guy I trust if it's particularly awkward, I don't mind tackling most things but I'm getting less arsed about doing it, have plenty of tools and I'm always buying more but I am thinking of just running newish low maintenance cars from now on to be honest.
  16. Update on the Yaris Hybrid, dogshit, completely ruined by the hopeless CVT gearbox that brings nothing to the party, it just goes 'waaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh' at max revs and does little to aid forward motion, driving on an 'a' road at 50mph with the cruise engaged, slight gradient 'waaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh' just fuck off you hateful piece of shit, the rest of the car was pretty crap, jiggly unsettled ride, none of the buttons are backlit so changing a music track on the wheel or finding the window and mirror switches is a lottery in the dark, even the infotainment is just barely average, lots of road and tyre noise and it was really noisy on the motorway at 70mph, the only positives are the leather wheel is a nice size and high beam assist is very useful, if this is peak modern small car you can keep it, the old Civic auto behind it is far nicer to drive.
  17. I bought most of my recent ones from tyretectrading, they are usually the cheapest for me.
  18. I have returned home to find a new Yaris hybrid on the drive so that will be tomorrow's chariot but it's usually a 190k S80 or my Saab 9-3 cab.
  19. The brake lines need replacing not brushing and greasing, they look knackered to me, your picture of the greased line does not inspire confidence, its thin wall pipe with 1400psi running through it and it's lost a percentage of its wall strength through corrosion.
  20. You cannot compare modern cars to older stuff, modern vehicles have so much more crash protection built in, plus they have things like abs pumps, multiple ecu's etc etc, FYI the new 'E' Berlingo weighs 2.4 tons.
  21. BMW's really are quality engineered vehicles aren't they.....
  22. I'd buy something that fitted me properly regardless of make, the old arai/shoei trope is not so relevant anymore, I've an Arai and a Shoei lid and they both fit me well, you have to try them on before purchase.
  23. And is that really a surprise? its all about the upsell, and the gullible clueless general public who are just trying to run a car get ripped off right left and centre.
  24. 18mpg around town and 27 at 70mph if you are being *very* gentle, mine averaged out at 22, so they are not great, beautiful car though, how much mister? do you want a saab cabrio? Edited as I've just checked the MOT history
  25. Some putting their shopping bag on it then dragging it off, probably a woman's bag with buckles. Maybe...
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