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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby tricky1138 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:07 am

1979scotte wrote:It's sensible hat time for sure.
You have a fun car so does it matter if you buy a boring daily?
My other car is a 1998 polo 1.6 petrol auto.


As you say, I've got a fun car, so doesnt matter. I was just hoping for it to have some nice features to make it more bearable! :lol:
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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby shnazzle » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:30 am

We looked at Volvos... Then we looked at HonestJohn reviews and we no longer looked at Volvos. Haha.
Something about engines catching fire.

.. Then a few months later we saw a Volvo on the side of the A189 with smoke/flames pouring out of the engine bay.

Then I never looked at another Volvo ever again hahaha
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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby tricky1138 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:57 am

shnazzle wrote:We looked at Volvos... Then we looked at HonestJohn reviews and we no longer looked at Volvos. Haha.
Something about engines catching fire.

.. Then a few months later we saw a Volvo on the side of the A189 with smoke/flames pouring out of the engine bay.

Then I never looked at another Volvo ever again hahaha


Haha. I'll look at honset john now!

I'm only looking at Volvo's as Hazel's had one and liked it, plus her dad has had them and loves them (but has a golf now! :lol: )

Wild card into the mix - Hyundia i40? Anyone any experience of them?
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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby shnazzle » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:20 am

Friend of mine drove the estate for a year and loved it. I was impressed by the interior.
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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby Topdownman » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:31 pm

Honest johns reviews have certainly stopped me considering certain cars in the past, no one tells it like they (he?) do.

Hyundai got into trouble in america a few years ago didnt they over their mpg claims being way more than people got?

No idea on your budget etc but I would certainly test drive a mazda 6 if I were you. I followed an estate cross country a while ago and was impressed by their pace!
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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby Bossworld » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:22 pm

Might not be big enough but have you considered a Mini Countryman SD?

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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby minimike » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:08 am

1979scotte wrote:It's sensible hat time for sure.
You have a fun car so does it matter if you buy a boring daily?
My other car is a 1998 polo 1.6 petrol auto.

:D I have a Peugeot 107 for commuting to work- that ticks none of the boxes FFS! :lol:
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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby smarty2072 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:37 am

minimike wrote:
1979scotte wrote:It's sensible hat time for sure.
You have a fun car so does it matter if you buy a boring daily?
My other car is a 1998 polo 1.6 petrol auto.

:D I have a Peugeot 107 for commuting to work- that ticks none of the boxes FFS! :lol:


Sensible choice when it comes to oil change time, uses the same oil filter as your 2 I believe
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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby shnazzle » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:15 am

And the final choice was.....
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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby tricky1138 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:17 am

Well just had to bite the bullet and make a decision!

I guess there are good and bad cars from all makes and models so just have hope I've got a good one!

And yes I've bought an old man's car!

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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby shnazzle » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:21 am

Is that a v50?
They are smart looking. The v series (and predecessors) has always been their most reliable range
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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby Topdownman » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:28 am

I thought that was a mazda 6 until I zoomed in on the badge.
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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby tricky1138 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:29 am

shnazzle wrote:Is that a v50?
They are smart looking. The v series (and predecessors) has always been their most reliable range


V60 mate. Replacement for the V50 when Volvo streamlined their model range!
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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby tricky1138 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:31 am

Topdownman wrote:I thought that was a mazda 6 until I zoomed in on the badge.


That was my second choice! :lol:
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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby delhusband » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:45 am

Lovely. Comfy seats. Drove a newer v40 for a while, similar
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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby 1979scotte » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:58 pm

Ticks the boxes for me.
Good choice.
Well done.

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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby tricky1138 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:13 pm

1979scotte wrote:Ticks the boxes for me.
Good choice.
Well done.

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Cheers Scott! Out of all them its the only one with 100% Active safety!

Who cares about pedestrian's anyway! :lol: :scared:
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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby carolineasb » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:36 am

Only ever had one Volvo, a 1994 850, and we loved it. Very comfortable car and probably the most comfortable car we have ever had! It was still going strong until just a couple of years ago with the owner we sold it onto in our village!
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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby Chilli Girl » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:28 am

Yes, most Volvos now have certainly looked more stylish in recent years. I remember my parents having the old 240 estates in the 70/80's. One of them was sold to a funeral director - excellent load space!

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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:38 pm

I used to have a Volvo 480 turbo.
Got me thinking
Anyone seen one on the road lately?

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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby delhusband » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:41 pm

Essex2Visuvesi wrote:I used to have a Volvo 480 turbo.
Got me thinking
Anyone seen one on the road lately?

Not for a while... My sisters boyfriend is a volvo fanatic, he has 5 right now... I'll ask him if he's seen any up his way
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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby Chilli Girl » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:46 pm

Yes, I remember the 480, I quite like the look of those. I never knew they had a Renault engine in them? 100bhp was a lot back then!

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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby Markb » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:48 pm

What make of engines are in them now?
....some were Ford a while back.

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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:29 am

one of the engines in the 1.8 V40 was a Mitsubishi engine

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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:30 am

Chilli Girl wrote:Yes, I remember the 480, I quite like the look of those. I never knew they had a Renault engine in them? 100bhp was a lot back then!


The 1.9 turbo from the 440/480 was a popular swap into the Renault 5 GT Turbo at one point

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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby tets » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:05 am

Dad has a diesel Mazda and has had loads of bother with the suspension and DPF. Nice drive though
I have an older Subaru Outback and it massive, reliable, loads of boot space but isn't the most economical thing i've ever had although it is petrol. Wouldn't hesitate in getting another.

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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby smarty2072 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:31 am

tets wrote:Dad has a diesel Mazda and has had loads of bother with the suspension and DPF. Nice drive though
I have an older Subaru Outback and it massive, reliable, loads of boot space but isn't the most economical thing i've ever had although it is petrol. Wouldn't hesitate in getting another.


The whole ‘economy’ argument goes out the window somewhat once you start having to shell out hundreds of pounds at a time to try and resolve DPF issues.

Or a new clutch on a modern diesel, usually seems necessary to replace the dual mass flywheel, making the job a £1000 or more.

Diesels are associated with cheap running costs, which isn’t always the case - you might put a bit less fuel in them, but the bills seem bigger when there’s any problems to resolve
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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby Markb » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:11 am

Mates daughter had a Yaris diesel...a couple of years old.She worked in Dublin and came home every weekend so 100 miles to Belfast and 100 miles back, car parked up rest of week..ideal for a diesel?.. NO
Dpf light came on,took it to dealers....explained the Dublin run and was told that's not good enough...Sitting in 6th gear it won't get the revs up to do the regeneration,so she needed to drive it half an hour in 4th gear....so there's the economy out the window,they charged her £150 for the forced regeneration and the light came back on as she headed back to Dublin,she sold the car and bought a hybrid Auris....I know a guy at work had a Vw Tiguan tdi suv,his dpf light came on....26000 miles,vw told him to drive it for 20mins in 3rd gear,the light went out but came on again....I'm sticking to petrol lol.

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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby smarty2072 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:19 am

Markb wrote:Mates daughter had a Yaris diesel...a couple of years old.She worked in Dublin and came home every weekend so 100 miles to Belfast and 100 miles back, car parked up rest of week..ideal for a diesel?.. NO
Dpf light came on,took it to dealers....explained the Dublin run and was told that's not good enough...Sitting in 6th gear it won't get the revs up to do the regeneration,so she needed to drive it half an hour in 4th gear....so there's the economy out the window,they charged her £150 for the forced regeneration and the light came back on as she headed back to Dublin,she sold the car and bought a hybrid Auris....I know a guy at work had a Vw Tiguan tdi suv,his dpf light came on....26000 miles,vw told him to drive it for 20mins in 3rd gear,the light went out but came on again....I'm sticking to petrol lol.


And a Yaris would only need a small petrol engine to power it, therefore would be fairly economical anyway. Small cars with Diesel engines simply don’t work.

When the Citroen C1 came out (identical to the Aygo) there was an option to have a Diesel engine. It was no more economical and didn’t offer any performance advantage, over the petrol engine, they soon dropped it...
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Re: None MR2 car choice!

Postby tets » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:39 pm

smarty2072 wrote:
tets wrote:Dad has a diesel Mazda and has had loads of bother with the suspension and DPF. Nice drive though
I have an older Subaru Outback and it massive, reliable, loads of boot space but isn't the most economical thing i've ever had although it is petrol. Wouldn't hesitate in getting another.


The whole ‘economy’ argument goes out the window somewhat once you start having to shell out hundreds of pounds at a time to try and resolve DPF issues.

Or a new clutch on a modern diesel, usually seems necessary to replace the dual mass flywheel, making the job a £1000 or more.

Diesels are associated with cheap running costs, which isn’t always the case - you might put a bit less fuel in them, but the bills seem bigger when there’s any problems to resolve


bang on - I had an Alfa 159 2.4 diesel before this - had the EGR in bits every 8 weeks or so and it would regen sat in traffic causing that much smoke you'd have thought it was on fire!!
I get about 25 mpg but with Dads oil changes and having to take it on regular runs i bet it doesn't do much better cost wise when you work it out!


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