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Offline PaulCheffus

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Re: new car well s/h
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2016, 10:31:30 AM »
Like Chris and Daffy, my car is an ex-demo. I picked it up at the end of June, 5 months old with 750 miles on the clock. It is an Opel (don't forget I am in Ireland), Astra 1.6 CDTi in black. Nearly 70 mpg and, here in Ireland, diesel is a bit cheaper than petrol, so my fuel bill is nearly half of what it was. It is not often I get a decent run on decent roads, (don't forget I am in Ireland), but when I do, it goes like the proverbial stuff off a shovel - and that is without hitting the 'Sport' button!  Having said what I did about not getting a decent run, I am having to drive to Dublin, (100 miles), on Friday to catch a flight back home - some sort of meeting I have to go to on Saturday in York.  :wave:

Hi

You want to try the 1.6T petrol now that does shift  ;)

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Re: new car well s/h
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2016, 10:42:30 AM »
A 1.6 litre Vauxhall, truly the stuff petrol heads dream of ;)

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Re: new car well s/h
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2016, 11:06:58 AM »
I have worked in the motor trade for most of my life apart from a couple of excursions. Mainly Ford but I have done some CitroŽn, Lada, that was fun parts in Russian news paper,and Vauxhall. I have had a few Ford's but they tend to lose too much money nowadays, never tempted by Vauxhall I nearly bought a CitroŽn. Last two jobs were working in car body  repair shops I learned that vw group & Mercedes were the best. The Seat Leon is basically a VW Golf so I am happy with it, I had a Leon before and I loved it,
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Re: new car well s/h
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2016, 11:09:44 AM »
A 1.6 litre Vauxhall, truly the stuff petrol heads dream of ;)


Hi

I wouldn't go that far but with 200PS it certainly can move.
http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/vauxhall/astra/first-drives/2016-vauxhall-astra-16i-turbo-200-elite-nav-review

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Re: new car well s/h
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2016, 01:34:41 PM »
Was only kidding. There is of course the Astra VXR, with 280PS, too.

I'd probably rather have Chris's Seat!

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Re: new car well s/h
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2016, 03:50:55 PM »
nice motor but hey , my little Bond can push to pointer off the clock and 0 to 60 in about 10 sec's  , and its 47 years old ......

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Re: new car well s/h
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2016, 04:15:59 PM »
I like my red car also........


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Re: new car well s/h
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2016, 04:24:40 PM »
I like my red car also........



I don't like it, I think it is 'orrible, 'orrible shape, 'orrible colour, 'orrible wheels  :envy:. Okay ..... it is a very nice looking motor.  :thumbsup:
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Re: new car well s/h
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2016, 04:39:19 PM »
I like my red car also........

I don't like it, I think it is 'orrible, 'orrible shape, 'orrible colour, 'orrible wheels  :envy:. Okay ..... it is a very nice looking motor.  :thumbsup:

Yeah, but I bet it doesn't do an average of 65 mpg like my blue one. :P

 - which leaves me lots of spare pennies to buy........... trains! :thumbsup:
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Re: new car well s/h
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2016, 04:56:52 PM »
I've had 65 mpg out of it - On a trip down to Windsor and back to Preston  :P
So ner ner, ner ner  :P :P :P

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Re: new car well s/h
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2016, 05:10:07 PM »
I've had 65 mpg out of it - On a trip down to Windsor and back to Preston  :P
So ner ner, ner ner  :P :P :P

Hey, that's good. :thumbsup:
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Re: new car well s/h
« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2016, 07:17:25 PM »
I've had 65 mpg out of it - On a trip down to Windsor and back to Preston  :P
So ner ner, ner ner  :P :P :P

Hey, that's good. :thumbsup:

I agree that that figure is good - but when you have a following tail wind and it is all downhill...........  :)
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Re: new car well s/h
« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2016, 08:32:12 PM »
I've had 65 mpg out of it - On a trip down to Windsor and back to Preston  :P
So ner ner, ner ner  :P :P :P

Hey, that's good. :thumbsup:

I agree that that figure is good - but when you have a following tail wind and it is all downhill...........  :)

Ah, David :doh: - just when I was trying to lull him into a false sense of security prior to delivering the coup de grace in a similar fashion. :D
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Re: new car well s/h
« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2016, 03:34:37 AM »
I've had 65 mpg out of it - On a trip down to Windsor and back to Preston  :P
So ner ner, ner ner  :P :P :P

Hey, that's good. :thumbsup:

I agree that that figure is good - but when you have a following tail wind and it is all downhill...........  :)

Ah, David :doh: - just when I was trying to lull him into a false sense of security prior to delivering the coup de grace in a similar fashion. :D

Oy' - Its uphill on the way back   :wave:

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Re: new car well s/h
« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2016, 03:40:54 AM »
nice motor but hey , my little Bond can push to pointer off the clock and 0 to 60 in about 10 sec's  , and its 47 years old ......

My Dad had a Bond -  back in the late 60's
I remember us breaking down over East Lancs - It just wouldn't start with the ignition
Dad opened the bonnet - and tried the kickstarter (they were fitted with Honda bike engines)
A guy came out of his house and said "Nay lad - It's not that bad is it?"

He thought he was kicking the crap out of the engine.......   :laugh: :laugh:

 

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