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Renault Safrane. £3 a ticket. ALL NUMBERS GONE. PAYMENT DUE

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Have you been struggling to figure out what to get that person from your office you've never spoken to for Secret Santa?

 

Been unable to find the perfect gift to show your significant other how you feel about them this Christmas?

 

Simply want a large executive motor to cruise about in to show the world what a high-roller you are?

 

This is your chance.

 

Unfortunately, due to the extortionate cost of insurance and incoming Triumph shaped replacement, I am having to part ways with the ex-RobT/barmatt/95 quid Peugeot Renault Safrane 2.0 RT Automatic.

 

It has a year's MoT, with no advisories, and just under 75k on the clock. It comes with electric windows and mirrors, climate control (with a nice and toasty heater) cruise control, ABS, remote central locking and an on-board computer that calmly lets you know when you are low on fuel, have left the lights on, or are about to suffer from a catastrophic vehicular meltdown.

 

There are a couple of niggles with the car, the first of which is that the rev counter needle is sticking, which I believe is caused by the plastic in front of the speedometer warping slightly over time, and not helped by a previous owner painting the inside of the instrument cluster with tippex and black whiteboard marker. This can be solved by removing the plastic from the front of the instrument cluster, but I didn't do that as I felt that I didn't really want to risk doing more harm than good. The temperature gauge also doesn't seem to be working, but that is probably caused by something else. I suspect that there may be a coolant leak somewhere too, as I had to top up the expansion tank after using it for a week due to it being almost completely empty. However I was unable to find any signs of any leaks around the engine bay after topping it up and running it for a while.

 

It doesn't have a stereo, but all the ISO plug sockets work, and another one should simply be able to be plugged in and work perfectly. If I were keeping it, I would have loved to put a period 90s head unit in, which wouldn’t have looked too out of place.

 

I would also advise it has a service in a month or two, as I believe that the last one was last year (I will need to check RobT's thread from when he bought it). Disregard this, 95 quid Peugeot changed the oil less than 250 miles ago.

 

Also, the automatic gearbox light occasionally comes on. I haven't noticed it causing any changes in how the car drives, as it changes gear very smoothly and with no trouble at all. This has happened since RobT first bought it, and he said pretty much the same. I reckon it is a case of the gearbox oil needing to be changed, as the boxes were apparently meant to be sealed for life.

 

After having written all that out, it makes the car sound like it is plagued with problems, but I am probably just being picky. It feels solid, is very comfortable (thanks to the very nice blue velour seats) and rides very well, possibly better than my 75. You could probably drive it as it is for quite a while, occasionally toping up the coolant as and when it is needed, but thought it would be best to tell you everything now in case there is anything which would be a cause for concern before entering the roffle. I used it for just over a week as my daily commuter barge and loved every minute of it, apart from accidentally setting the car alarm off in front of the head of HR one lunch.

 

It was kindly given to me by 95 quid Peugeot, and after consulting with him, we have decided that it should be roffled off on here to get my expenses back on it. The MoT cost about £55 (ended up as £65, as 15 miles later I found out that two of those new plastic tenners got stuck together), my insurance cost just under £65 for the 8 days I used it and storage for the last few months has cost £50. That means that my expenses have been just under £170. Therefore, I think that £3 a ticket is a nice round number which will be able to produce a little bit to put in the pot here and to buy 95 quid Peugeot a pint as thanks for letting me have this. As I said further up, I am gutted to have to get rid of this, as it is a bloody nice car, but it really isn’t going to be feasible for me to run at the moment. Hopefully the new owner will keep it on here, as I would love to see updates on it and have the opportunity to have it back in a year or two.

 

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Missing front indicator lens

 

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Little spot of rust on front right wheel arch

 

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Scratches along the right hand side of the car

 

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Mark on rear spoiler

 

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Gaffer tape on rear spoiler (no idea what is underneath it)

 

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Left rear wheel arch

 

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Right rear wheel arch

 

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Small dent on left front wheel arch

 

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Small patches of scratches on the left hand side of the car. I reckon these were probably caused by hedges along country roads

 

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Interior pics

 

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Missing stereo

 

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Slight wear to the rubber.

 

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Sunglasses holder

 

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Large boot

 

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Engine

 

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P.S: It is located in Stowmarket, Suffolk, and I am able to pick any winners up from Stowmarket or Bury St Edmunds railway station (maybe even Ipswich station).

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I'm curious as to why the previous owner put tipped and marker pens on the speedo??

Because he was a mental old giffer. I think he also took it through too many car washes, hence the brush marks Brodders has shown above.

 

Lovely old thing this. Last service was in September 2016 unless barmatt did an oil change, but that was only about 5k ago.

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Two lucky dips for me please

 

Ok, list updated

 

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I would love to win another softly sprung, automatic, French waftbarge in a raffle...

 

Please assign two randoms to me so that I can win another prime piece of French decadence

 

Is this what you said barefoot? It sounds about right to me.
 
 
 
Now I am home and on a computer, please find the updated list of numbers below.
 

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Ah, I see your Safrane comes with the same lovely green interior my V6 has! I hope this one goes to a good home. The few miles I was able to drive mine so far, it felt very comfortable and nice to drive, I really need to get it insured and tested already.

 

Did the missing indicator lenses actually cause any trouble when it was MOT'd? This seems to be a common problem, mine doesnt have them either.

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Ah, I see your Safrane comes with the same lovely green interior my V6 has! I hope this one goes to a good home. The few miles I was able to drive mine so far, it felt very comfortable and nice to drive, I really need to get it insured and tested already.

 

Did the missing indicator lenses actually cause any trouble when it was MOT'd? This seems to be a common problem, mine doesnt have them either.

 

Yeah, the seats are extremely comfortable. I was surprised that your one didn't have leather seats considering it is an RXE, although all the other toys on yours more than make up for it. That car phone, although not really useful for making calls anymore, is the coolest thing I have ever seen in a Safrane.

 

I was surprised that the MoT station didn't pick up on the missing lens, but they didn't even mention it. I suppose that as the indicator was working and there is an additional layer of plastic protecting the bulb, the MoT station didn't even consider it worth mentioning.

 

At the moment I'm in Lanzarote,I'll sort payment on my return next weekend if ok

 

No problem. There are still some tickets left to go, so you might even be back before I get any details sent out.

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Oh, mine actually is an RT, however it comes with most options you'd normally have to pay extra for. I'd love to have leather, but its fine for now (would need to replace the whole interior to color match grayish leather seats). I think anyone who is remotely interested in quirky comfortable cars will like them, good luck to everyone here!

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Oh, mine actually is an RT, however it comes with most options you'd normally have to pay extra for. I'd love to have leather, but its fine for now (would need to replace the whole interior to color match grayish leather seats). I think anyone who is remotely interested in quirky comfortable cars will like them, good luck to everyone here!

 

Whoops, the combination of alloy wheels, lots and toys and a V6 had me convinced it was an RXE.

 

Anyway, here is the updated list of numbers for today. Surely more people are interested, or are we saturated with too many roffles at the moment?

 

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V6 RXE had lots more toys than a V6 RT,computer controlled suspension which had its own air pump and ECU!,electric rear seats and electric steering column,then you could tick the options list and have full leather,double DIN stereo with CD player and ergomatic front seats which mean inflatable sections which are amazing and super rare very few UK cars ever had this option,SAFRANES are for winners(and the brave....)

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