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Cars

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by Ben NZ, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Ben NZ

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    So, 3 weeks ago my car crapped out, and is still awaiting repairs, basically the gearbox selectors are busted.

    So I've been borrowing my mums wee Toyota Starlet for a bit. Driving round tonight and the bloody clutch went. I did not need this!!!

    So I have no bloody car! And where I live, I'm pretty well Isolated from anywhere so I NEED a car. Damn cars, they always seem to die at the wrong times. Nuff said.
     
  2. steve410

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    You could borrow mine,but you would probably break it :D
    Plus you don't exactly live up the road from me :D

    Pain in the arse being with out a car,hope you get sorted soon :)
     
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    You should be happy you didn't pay £80,000 for it, like a company at the garage did for some new trucks. :)
    They payed £80,000 each for some brand new MAN TGX 24.440 trucks & got 8 of them. Four of them had broke down due to the same fault within 10 days. Now that is a kick in the plums. :) Plus the drivers kicked off due to lack of their days work & pay.

    It'll not be long before I get a car. Where we live, out in the country, they stopped the bus route past my house & redirected it a couple of miles away. So I hope mine doesn't do anything like that.
     
  4. a1gunner

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    what you need is a van:D
    i just like my minny van lol
     
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    no A1 u need a real car like my scoobie not a FIAT!!!
     
  6. a1gunner

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    i dont really want a car thats been on "pimp my ride with stickers":D:finger:
     
  7. EX Mod Cog

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    Get something with an XUD engine (Peugeot, Citroen) from the 90s, they go forever and they're good on fuel, very reliable. Everything in a French car will break before the engine does :D make sure it's diesel (that's XUD) French petrol cars aren't good.

    How many times have I told you this now? You don't want a mini-van! :rolleyes:
     
  8. Ben NZ

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    Finally got my car sorted tonight. :D

    Funny, i don't see a single good car mentioned there!! :rolleyes:

    What you need A1 is a NISSAN with an SR20 motor. Nice and quick, but good on gas and damn reliable. (it was my clutch that went, not the engine).

    I just love mine :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Hope your going to let mummy drive it while hers is off the road you little scallywag you :D
    Her clutch went probably cos you were doing wheelspins etc.:up:
    You really must learn to respect other peoples cars when they are kind enough to lend them to you. :D
    Glad you got wheels and don't have to hoof it m8
     
  10. a1gunner

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    chav car:rolleyes::D

    just joking, i like me van:p
     
  11. EX Mod Cog

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    Japanese cars are boring, they're bland, they have no character. If you ever get French just remember to AVOID Renault, they're the ones who gives the frogs a bad name when it comes to cars. Peugeot and Citroen make good diesels, remember me saying this a1 when you're broken down in your clockwork can van :D
     
  12. a1gunner

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    at least theres room in the back to sleep in;)
     
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    Citroen good cars ? totally wrong there cog, yes the engines are good but if you buy a Sh1troen with hydro-elastic suspension all you'll do is keep paying out for the repairs on the suspension, that's the truth from someone who had one.
     
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    Well yeah but mine has normal suspension. Well, it's not normal but it's more simple, none of that hydro-floaty-boat style. I also have passive rear wheel steering :up: although I'm not quite sure what that is or how it works.

    You're wrong about French cars being bad, they're not the best, but I've owned 2 and never had any real problems. What does go wrong can be easily fixed - electric windows, stuff like that. Just get a Haynes and you'll be fine.
     
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    How many days is this in total Cog that you've NEVER had a real problem?:eek:

    As your car rolls slightly in a corner, the rear suspension geometry makes your rear wheels turn very slightly in the opposite direction to your front wheels to stablilise it in the turn. It's passive because the vehicle does it itself, unlike some of the Hondas that have active systems where there are actuators which physically turn the rear wheels. These systems usually alter how much they turn the wheels determined by road speed. More at low speed to virtually nothing when driving fast.
     
  16. EX Mod Cog

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    Not that long Buzz but remember I wasn't stupid enough to go for the petrols, or a Renault for that matter! Mechanically pre-2000 French cars are sound, but far from perfect in the electrics department.
     
  17. Buzz

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    The engine used in the Peugot 305, 405 and Citroen BX is the worst bit of engine design I've seen for many a year. James Bond should have used one in his Aston, there would have been no need for extra smoke screen equipment.
     
  18. EX Mod Cog

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    Buzz, in the 1990s it was the best diesel around, until the Germans took over. It is highly regarded as one of the best diesels, they can go well over 200,000 miles with only regular servicing.

    I'm not getting into an argument here, but you're wrong.
     
  19. Buzz

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    I'm talking about the petrol engine, 1.9 litre multipoint injection and I meant the 205 GTI not 305. 125 BHP and very good on fuel, the only problems were the breather system and the cylinder liner seals..both of which lead to massive outputs of oil smoke....disgusting design problem that they never got to grips with. I had the 405 GTX and it was a tremedous car. Handled like a sports car, with the economy of a small hatchback...just a Sh!te engine design.
     
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    Oh right, sorry Buzz, yes the petrols are inferior :down:
     

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