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looking at new cars (not new new)

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by gasman, May 6, 2014.

  1. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    looking at Peugeot 407 sw estates ,anyone have had one? any things to look out for?
    most of the cars I've had have been German or Italian :), os going French is new to me lol bon'joir :rolleyes:
     
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    My father in law has one, if it wasnt for the fact he had spent so much on it he would of got rid ages ago, I cant remember know exactly what was wrong but I know it cost him over 2k. Personaly I would steer clear, especially second hand.

    Hth, billy
     
  3. ratman60

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    hello, GO JAPANESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. vitalich

    vitalich Keyboard Hero

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    U should keep least a spare grsnd for elrctric repairs in case it happends
     
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    have had 3 micra 1 nissan estate and now a small 4x4 dihatsu gave the estate to my son who sold to neighbour and still going at over 100,000 and had no problems and all service and MOT passes
     
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    Iv not got a 407 but the 207 gt and electrics are an issue and also the water drain plugs under wipers, mine must have a few ltrs today as it swooshing around other than that it's a good motor my mrs has a 207 sport as well not had probs with that yet touch wood, mines got all the toys glass roof etc so compared to the same spec'd German car it's a hell of a lot cheaper,
     
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    German or jap i think are the best. Atb
     
  8. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    French or Italian are generally bad news, I've never owned one, and I never will.

    James
     
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    Hi Mark, Stick with the Japs mate can't beat 'em ! :)
     
  10. whitevanman574

    whitevanman574 bell target champion

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    very vague .... come on lads mention your car models to match it .
     
  11. talent

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    I wouldn't touch any French car , expensive crap . lots of mechanics won't touch them to much agro .
     
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    would never touch a French car,
    but every car can have there problems at any time of there life,im doing the best part of 20k a year through work and other stuff.
     
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    right so now the generally thoughts are French cars crap ................... has anyone got any recommendations or are we still speaking French .
     
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    Hi, yep, I've just had a think about people I know & have known, my friends dad had major problems with a Renault Laguna, just a small computer engine par it required cost well over £1000, another friend had a Peugeot 40? can't remember, lots of problems with that too, we had a Peugeot 30? can't remember :eek:, (the small one) had lots of problems with that. The last car we had was a Skoda Superb, absolutely fantastic car, we bought it from new and it's done 157,000 miles with no problems, we made sure the air and oil filters were changed regularly. We recently sold it to my father in law (we have a van that we just use/need now). Skoda are very popular with taxi companies (in Preston anyway) :) A "looked after" diesel will keep going. My better half works in the car trade, and just said go for German cars and Mazda :) Hope this helps
     
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    Forgot to say our Skoda Superb was a 2007 and we clocked up 157,000 by last August (2013)
     
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    The Avensis Estate next-door drives to cart her dogs about looks a good option if that's the sort of thing you mean.
     
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    Most of the cars I have owned have been Japanese. I drive a Nissan now. Don't
    know too much about the French cars.
     
  18. Andy-K2

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    I've had 2x Renault 21's that lasted 20 years, Car 1 I had for 15 years, never missed a beat, Car 2 lasted 5 years and it was the Cam Belt that killed it, I was going to fit one and the wife asked if I could wait 2 weeks because we were short.... So she killed it. Car 1 I sold to a good friend who just came "out" of a long holiday. We have had other cars in between but now drive a Peugoet 207. Its the 1.4ltr VTi. Very nice car, as sporty as a 1.4 can be? I find it a little slow but I have just sold my GSXR1000 which in all fairness was a little faster accelerating etc:):rolleyes: Anyway, unless you buy new you are in a minefield anyway. Unless you know an honest salesman or and honest member of public you could be buying somebodys problems. The second hand market is full of decent cars, how about a Skoda Octavia, very nice car and reliable too, the brotherinlaw has had his since new bought 15 years ago.
     
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  19. Kyska

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    I can only imagine yours is a transit? ;)

    The thing is people hang onto old rumours, I'm not sure, but I imagine french cars aren't as bad as people make them out to be.

    My shooting buddy has a 407, he's had no trouble with it.

    But, I agree with the masses, German cars are for me, mrs has an A3, I have a scirocco.
     
  20. Pelletpower

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    I chop and change cars/vans often a my boxers!

    Since this time last year I've had

    BMW 318i se e46
    BMW x5 3.0i
    BMW 320d estate
    BMW 530d(new 1)

    QUADZILLA 450cc

    Now I've settled for a transit connect :)
     

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