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2/2.  Suzuki is brand new so bloody should be working!  Huggy will work, but needs the front brakes looking at before he goes very far.  But then he isn't going anywhere because I can't bloody drive him!

 

 

The answer to the original question, of course, is: Nothing works!

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:-)  1 x BRM, 1 x ZS, 1 x XF, 1 x Notimpreza

 

:-(  1 x TF160 

 

:shock:  2 x BRM

 

:dazed034: 1 x TF135

 

That's 50-50

 

To be fair, the two BRMs and TF135 are 'projects' for 2020*, but the wife's XF and the Notimpreza are practically brand-new*

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All mine function correctly and are MoT'd but the T25 is currently SORN'd as by doing so it offsets the cost of winter storage.   I run it up to temperature every other week though and drive it round the farm. 

 

I dread stuff slipping into the Broken category as it always seems to highlight all the other faults that I have been ignoring and becomes in danger of being a Project. Which is where it would then stay.....

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Picasso hdi with moon miles is doing sterling duties. The better halfs avensis is not being used due to her illness and me unable to drive it in traffic as it hurts my leg. The trike is legal but too bloody cold. I'm running at 100% do I win a prize?!

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I’ve never used mine in snow tbh. I’m not terribly sure a 7.0 V8 auto with rear drive is a good combo in snow and ice! It smokes up therear wheels easy enough in the dry!

It weighs about as much as a supertanker too.

I bet you’d be surprised how well it does. Tall thin tyres and lots of weight. I over took my brother in his 320d when the estate was fully snowfucked. He was sat wheel spinning going nowhere and I just trundled through in the 5.0 :lol:

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The dpf clean only gets the soot out apparentlly. The nasty little 1.6 Pug diesel uses some fancy fluid in a little tank that can only be accessed under the car and nobody ever refills. When it runs dry, which this one did about 35,000 miles ago, it would seem, the dpf clogs up with ash. This can only be removed by a specialist company , allegedly.

I am investigating some sort of bodge, savagery involving 'gutting' etc...

Sounds like they are selling you horse feathers.If the Eolys fluid runs out the dpf will totally choke with soot long before 35000 miles have been covered as regeneration wouldn't take place.If they had the dpf out to clean it,why wouldn't they clean the ash out at the same time?

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0/50+ :-(

 

Most of my vehicles are "classics" which I don't use in snow and ice or spares cars.

 

I usually have 3 everyday cars but this winter I was down to 2, the L200 and the ever faithful Saab 9-3 but I had the Disco fully fixed and awaiting an MOT retest. The starter on the L200 has been getting worse and needs removing before a replacement can be ordered, and at the start of the week decided I was running my luck and took it off the road. Down to 1.5 Wednesday I hit a huge lump of ice that had just fallen off a wagon with the Saab, destroying the front, so coupled with its other problems, that came off the road. Down to 0.5. So yesterday, MOT retest on the Disco, drove up, passed test (briefly up to 1) then the fuel pump packed up on the way home. 0.

 

Have borrowed an '02 Hyundai Coupe whilst new fuel pump arrives and new chod purchased!

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Everything except the spares transit and moped are working, not all are legal though.

Camper, cougar and work van all legal.

Mercedes camper and spare van not legal and stashed up the yard.

Moped legal but broken still, awaiting a new piston and head studs.

Everything else has been sold in a bout of post Christmas skintness.

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For a change both cars are working.

 

The duster is chugging like a bastard when cold, it needs new glow plugs and the local garage can't fit it in until mid February. (Still under a warranty) I'll get the mot done at the same time, then sell a kidney or two to get the cambelt changed.

 

The wife's Tivoli just keeps going, even with her "spirited" approach to driving... Saying that, it's probably what's keeping the dpf clear!

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I have an updated question to ask On this - how much do you need to spend on a car to get a reliable one? Does value actually correlate to reliability?

 

I am now down to 3 cars, and only 1 is road legal but not functioning 100% as it should. It's doing my tits in coz it's a nice car but it won't behave and I can't decide whether it's worth flinging more money at it.

 

The Granvia is finally getting fixed for MOT and even it gave me panic attacks today because the oil leak, which we thought was a sump gasket is actually a cracked oil return pipe off the sodding turbo! Could have easily killed the engine of it had gone completely so this needs fixed properly. Cue a load of fannying about trying to find the VIN in my paperwork to find the right part number, coz import, and then needing to remortgage to afford a 10cm section of stainless steel pipe..... Fortunately managed to get one for £20 as it shares an engine with the UK Landcruiser. Big relief all round, but it's going to need a full set of shocks shortly too, mainly due to mileage but I want it right for the tow bar going on.... I've already spent the most on this car but I've kinda stopped counting now. We've been all over the UK in the last couple of years so I feel like it's reliable enough to keep going. Altho I would quite like an Elgrand....But really can't be arsed trying to find as decent an example as I have in the Granvia.

 

Still having that problem to find a new daily drive, so how do you make sure you get a decent one?

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0/1

 

Fiat Cinquecento, off the road, MOT-less, Electricless.

Edging closer and closer to just buying anything legal to get moving again because buses these days piss me off and are a total rip off here for a dreadful product.

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0/7

 

BMW - At garage being fixed

Vectra - At another garage being fixed

Rovers - Well, most of you know the story

 

Both BMW and Vectra are closest to being fixed. Rover KV6 Sterling isn't far behind.

 

Had the famous 318i Touring on loan but thats gone back for another temporary Vectra C. Hopefully both cars will be fixed in the next week or so.

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I have an updated question to ask On this - how much do you need to spend on a car to get a reliable one? Does value actually correlate to reliability?

 

I am now down to 3 cars, and only 1 is road legal but not functioning 100% as it should. It's doing my tits in coz it's a nice car but it won't behave and I can't decide whether it's worth flinging more money at it.

 

The Granvia is finally getting fixed for MOT and even it gave me panic attacks today because the oil leak, which we thought was a sump gasket is actually a cracked oil return pipe off the sodding turbo! Could have easily killed the engine of it had gone completely so this needs fixed properly. Cue a load of fannying about trying to find the VIN in my paperwork to find the right part number, coz import, and then needing to remortgage to afford a 10cm section of stainless steel pipe..... Fortunately managed to get one for £20 as it shares an engine with the UK Landcruiser. Big relief all round, but it's going to need a full set of shocks shortly too, mainly due to mileage but I want it right for the tow bar going on.... I've already spent the most on this car but I've kinda stopped counting now. We've been all over the UK in the last couple of years so I feel like it's reliable enough to keep going. Altho I would quite like an Elgrand....But really can't be arsed trying to find as decent an example as I have in the Granvia.

 

Still having that problem to find a new daily drive, so how do you make sure you get a decent one?

 

cars are liabilities. price is sometime a factory in have much of a liability they are. sometimes it's not. The trick is to buy a car that is only fashionable with minted giffers, who care.  

 

most reliable cars I've ever owned are mk4 astras.  Son has a Low miles 2 owner 1.6 16V Club W reg.  Came from his Grandad with 19K - now has 60K.  I had a 1.6 16V sport (most uncomfortable car ever). 33K took it to 50K in a year.  2 Problems. One - a leaking fuel filter - the original had gone rusty. and two-  the coil Pack on Cylinder 3.  So no FTP.  Sold because Omega. Only reason it works is I keep spending money on it. 

 

All the issues have been related to previous owners not throwing money at it.  Although they did. Just not the things that I threw money at. Only two fails to proceed in 3 years. one was a servicing error. one a worn out radiator. and I could have nursed it home I reckon, but not brave enough.  

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this ford focus is doing well , £500 notes , had one mot so far and due its next which is should hopefully pass ...

 

not had to fix much in 2 years  apart from front brakes , spark stuff  and exhaust  .......

 

would have a newer one if it did not have fly by wire crap and all the fiddly bits that go wrong

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The £150 Honda Jazz is currently 939 miles from home. It has covered 1500 miles in my ownership. I have added a litre of oil (once I got here, forgot to check it before leaving) and added some air to the tyres (ditto). The airbag light comes on occasionally but goes off again shortly after (this is a design feature to show the bulb still works) and the EML has come on (to remind the driver it does have an engine, there is almost no other way to tell).

 

It is reliable, battered, boring and I hate it. It will probably stay a while......

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1/4

 

405 off the road for two years (needs new engine)

MGF off the road for two months (needs HG)

Subaru getting wheel bearings today.

 

LEAF working reliably. Solution: spend 8 grand and you'll be fine.

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I bought a £700 Passat TDI off Jim Bell nearly a year ago, it's been totally reliable and has just needed wear and tear parts.

It's not the most exciting car to drive or to look at but it's a reliable engine attached to a rugged platform (ignoring the 8 ball joints in the front suspension).

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75%

 

1988 Porsche 928 S4SE works but needs reregistering due to letting ergo lapse.

 

1990 928 GT needs a wash

 

1998 Disco V8 has hot start issues but no rust

 

2002 Astra Cab 2.2 keeps doing it's stuff. Had to replace the battery 2 years ago, a bit shocked to find it was 15 years old.

 

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