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7 minutes ago, AxWomble said:

They’ll look ace! I seem to remember there’s some oddness with those alloys, given that they don’t have a hole in the centre. Not every tyre fitter will know what they’re doing with it - any half decent outfit should be fine though. 

I've got alloys with no hole and no matter what tyres I get I have never needed to get them balanced. No vibration until I hit 85 70mph and then only slightly, which might not be to do with balance. 

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43 minutes ago, puddlethumper said:

I've got alloys with no hole and no matter what tyres I get I have never needed to get them balanced. No vibration until I hit 85 70mph and then only slightly, which might not be to do with balance. 

On an AX? 
 

That’s good going! Must be inherently well balanced and you’ve ended up with decent, even tyres the whole time. I’ve only ever driven tat with battered steelies, which probably doesn’t help the balance situation…

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1 hour ago, AxWomble said:

On an AX? 
 

That’s good going! Must be inherently well balanced and you’ve ended up with decent, even tyres the whole time. I’ve only ever driven tat with battered steelies, which probably doesn’t help the balance situation…

No mate. A 305 van.

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On 9/13/2021 at 12:41 PM, AxWomble said:

That's good news, I'm glad it isn't too extortionate - main factor against us was our age, something daft like a 75% 'lean' on the premium cost because we are under 25 :(

Not sure how but I got £87.49 for a year then additional £40 cashback.    I did try to get "The Pope" addded as an additional driver (he's unlikely to complain) but under "title" there was no "Pope" option.

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As the Matiz is a scruffy mess, and I really don't care about it, the obvious thing to do is start to improve random bits of cosmetics isn't it? 

Hole in dashboard roughly cut circle and a grommet stuffed in.

 

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Scratched centre console... Painted!

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Scruffy wiper arms also painted 

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Yesterday I decided to try to investigate why the horn wasn't working on the Matiz  to no avail. There seems to be a random wire or two just floating behind the steering wheel. I also noticed the fuse was missing, so replaced that - still nothing. Ah well, not to worry, will leave it for now.

Went out to pick up Claire from shops today and I got to the edge of my street and the horn decided to start working!

Permanently.

An old couple walking by thought I was beeping at them, so pulled over and turned off engine. Of course it's a permanent live. 🤦

Trying my best to not look flustered and reassuring the wrinklies that I was experiencing mechanical maladies not anger issues, I jumped out and popped the bonnet to get the fuse out. After what felt like an eternity, I got it to shut up. That explains why the fuse had been pulled. 🙄

A quick fake laugh and joke with the passers by and I was off, feeling embarrassed and wizened.

Cars eh? 

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Just back from nearly 200 mile round trip to FOD, AX was superb.

@Mrs6C thinks it's actually a diamond in the rough, and with a little effort can be a lovely little car. After today I tend to agree. Sat at about 60mph all the way there and back, it was faultess. 

Pictured here at a coffee stop on the way. 

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Back home

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