Car Advice

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by JenC, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. I had an old focus, theyre fun. Everything broke on it but it was pretty old.
     
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  2. I’m an ex Mazda main dealer mechanic ( 8 years served) avoid the 2.0 litre diesel, 2.2 engine is very good indeed, I’m sat in a 16 plate Mazda 3 right now, owned a 2003 diesel 6 , 2009 diesel 6 & a 2.2 diesel 3 sport, very underated & cheaper than a similar year, mileage focus.
     
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  3. 2.2 diesel you say hmmm, not bad. With your background, any common or expensive faults to look for? :upyeah:;)
     
  4. Got 28kg of Bull Terrier that has to have enough room. :p
     
  5. Thats a 4 1/2 stone dog! Diesel Mini Countryman or is it clubman? They have a fair amount of room in the back, good mpg. They are not expensive. I've never owned one though, so ask BMW folks about reliability etc.
     
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  6. Yes, he's a big lump of a dog :astonished:
     
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  7. Thoughts on Peugeot 308 VTI petrol 1.6 and diesel HDI 1.8 FAP ??
     
  8. They're French, and so longevity may be an issue if you decide to keep cars for a long time ??
     
  9. Got a right fucking headache now :scream: there's too many bloody cars to look at :p:dizzy:
     
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  10. My mate has got a mint mk3 golf gti for sale jen, might be a bit old for what your looking for though.
     
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  11. Boots too small for the pooch Cooky.
     
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  12. So, a feisty Focus then ? Seems the Obvious choice for value, reliability, driving pleasure, parts and service costs, build quality etc etc :upyeah:
     
  13. Or a Mazda 3 ,they're both nice and roomy too :D
     
  14. There’s a back seat :D
     
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  15. No old war stories please, DB.
     
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  16. Mazda badge a bit low rent though o_OAnd some folk here have questioned their reliability?? :thinkingface:
     
  17. yip, never ask mechanics for car purchase advise, we generally only ever see the bad ones.
    anyhoo, what about an.......alfa estate?
     
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  18. Seat Leon FR ??????????
     
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  19. Many many years ago, back in 2003, I had a 2002 Leon Cupra for 3 years, never once did it let me down, and was very well put together. I can only imagine that now they are just as good, if not better than then. Good luck Jen :upyeah:
     
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  20. Whatever car you buy don't ever wash it. It only rains when you do. :/
     
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