General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)


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San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

10 Jun 2010 22:35
buy a nice estate car if you have a load of shit to carry around, thats what im thinking of
El Bongo
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2994 posts since 15/8/06

10 Jun 2010 22:37
They are just road going go karts!
My uncle had a real minter of a Caterham seven with a 180bhp 2.0 engine running on carbs but sold it before I could get a chance (Had to turn 21 first) to drive it. Sad
I just love everything about them, the smell, noise, the way you think them around corners.
Markus
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4876 posts since 21/4/04

10 Jun 2010 22:37
Laughing out loud weird, my Safari is playing up… Oh well i can see it now.

I have a couple of issues with Volvo and my car goes in for it's 12 month old servicing next friday… so i'll be sure to make them aware.

First off when purchasing i opted for the Atreus alloy wheels which come in a chrome & black/grey lacquer finish. The seams where the chrome and lacquer meet have all eroded somewhat and have what appears to be a white fungus or some shit forming due to poor/non weather resistant sealing. luckily it has just started to show but after a little research online i am aware Volvo is aware of the issue and is replacing all affected wheels.

Second the cabin door sealing is really poor and if it's been raining but has stopped and you open the door, instead of the water running away from the car it actually runs on to the inside of the door interior and on the electronics… Which is nothing more than terrible design really… Also in the winter the doors freeze shut all the bloody time.

The foot stills are coming away on the driver side and are made of a crappy plastic, they keep catching on my feet too.

There's also an ongoing issue with a soft rattling noise coming from within the drivers side seatbelt harness, which i am going to kick arse about on Friday as i have been waiting for a replacement part for ages.

Granted the above are more cosmetic and annoyance issues rather than actual performance related issues. And the car is great fun to drive and i think it looks pretty nice too, but overall i am quite unimpressed with the quality.

Also Volvo have been bought recently by Geely, so i will definitely be staying away in future…


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PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

20 Jun 2010 16:48
Been to have a look at few Boxters today,

What would you rather have an older Porsche Boxster wiht higher spec, 3.2s and lower miles



or a 987 shape, lower spec, higher miles and probs not a great example


New one undoubtably looks better, but stretching myself and could end up with a dog as opposed to a really nice example of the older one…
Vazza
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4312 posts since 30/9/06

20 Jun 2010 16:55
TBH they don't look vastly different (I doubt you average 16 year old girl would be able to tell at a glance) so I'd go for the lower mileage one with a full service history.
MoB
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37226 posts since 31/8/04

20 Jun 2010 16:56
Vazza wrote: TBH they don't look vastly different (I doubt you average 16 year old girl would be able to tell at a glance so I'd go for the lower mileage one with a full service history.
:loL:
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

20 Jun 2010 16:58
Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Cheers Vazza,

I know, was set on the older 986 and found a really nice one, then went and looked at more today and the newer one looks a lot better in the flesh Sad
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

20 Jun 2010 19:18
I think I prefer the older one.
Markus
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4876 posts since 21/4/04

20 Jun 2010 20:49
Newer definitely, the interior and dashboard are much better too… If you have to go with higher milage on the 987 try to find a female driver/owner example

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San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

20 Jun 2010 21:24
number plate advice: how much do you reckon 77 SS would be worth? Its on a POA jobbie
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

20 Jun 2010 21:28
15 lumps
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

22 Jun 2010 15:10
Got a reply from the agent re 77 SS. 40 bags! Laughing out loud
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

22 Jun 2010 15:22
Jawdropping!
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

22 Jun 2010 20:00
seen a plate on a new Fiesta the other day '8k' how much is that going to be worth?
Hello World
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12170 posts since 7/3/05

22 Jun 2010 20:02
saw P1AUL today. not bad
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

22 Jun 2010 20:04
terrible. 750 quid plate for people with no taste.

p.s that r8 rag top video showing the one in white on telly all the time is making me want to pull the trigger so fucking bad.
biggest buzz ive had over a motor in eons.
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

22 Jun 2010 20:07
That £750 for 8k? the only reason i asked was when trying to find out for myself 4k was quoted on some websire at 190k Eek
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

22 Jun 2010 20:18
no sorry p1aul is tacky.
8k would be worth fortunes.
R
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13309 posts since 17/5/03

22 Jun 2010 20:20
edit following nobles edit

ps never understand ridiculously expensive number plates on shitty cars. handed down?
CovOne
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8652 posts since 17/8/04

22 Jun 2010 20:22
ok Cool just wasn't sure, might be a good investment but god only knows why you would put a ££££'s number plate on a new Fiesta

EDIT: Didn't see R's edit post Smiling