Mickys blogalog

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Post by Mickey taker » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:58 pm

doneover 200 miles in the 106 since Sunday on less than half a tank :D
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Post by Mickey taker » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:51 pm

360 miles at 42 to the gallon
I'm lovin it
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Post by MULLEY » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:46 pm

Should have got yourself a donkey 1.9 diesel BX, 720miles on a tank equating to 55mpg :) I win, haha....
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Post by Mickey taker » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:55 pm

Ah but the pug is in a cheap tax bracket, about half what the meteor was costing
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Post by Mickey taker » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:20 pm

well the kia is in the garage again ( fourth time now) after the cambelt fiasco it broke two injector pipes and we disccovered the bottom half of the engine is 2003 and the top half 2005,
coming home sunday night and the check light came on accompanied by a loss of power, seems the cambelt isnt moving and theres no compression.
whatever happens its going so today we bought a stop gap.

meet big pug

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and it do's this

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its a 1998 c.c. petrol manual
132,000 miles
cambelt done 35,000 ago with receipts
mot til May next year and
Tax til March

not bad for £450.00

I think cheap cars is now the way forward for us

oh and heres pugsly the 106 ( sorry the pics are a bit small )

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bit chavvy I know but perfecdt for the school run
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Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:31 pm

Mickey taker wrote:I think cheap cars is now the way forward for us
I'm inclined to agree - get something that's reached the bottom of its depreciation curve and it's difficult to go wrong!
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Post by Mickey taker » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:42 pm

well thanks to all you guy's advice on f/b I left the E320 merc alone :D
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Post by Mickey taker » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:49 pm

106 serviced , well plugs,fuel filter oil change and antifreeze ( no air filter as it has an induction kit )
406 has had new plugs and stepper valve , oh and a new centre exhaust section and cat, so drives like a new car,
just got to do the oil change, antifreeze and fuel filter on that now
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Post by Mickey taker » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:10 pm

Oil change done on the 406 now, it was really easy everything accesable from above,
K&N fitted ( thanks Mulley )
Just taken the door trim off o/s rear door as the check strap was knackered, love the hydraulic bonnet supports on the pugs and the fact the 106's bonnet opens almost vertically.
Still tempted to buy a Renault 5 though
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Post by saintjamesy89 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:29 am

Do it Mick, you don't need two Peugeots do you?? I rather like R5's too, especially a red one with the grey countershade on the bottom of doors/wings etc. Or you could get a turbo :D that would be a fun school run car!
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Post by electrokid » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:05 pm

Big pug looks good :D very businesslike.
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Post by Mickey taker » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:06 pm

yeah its not bad , has a hesitation issue sometimes but is never undriveable , have serviced it except the fuel filter which I have but havent fitted yet .
Not sure what to replace the kia with , peugeot 807 seems to tick a lot of boxes , for some reason the C8 looks tacky in comparison ( at least the ones I have seen do )
then theres always the ugly but very robust ssangyong rodius to consider
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Post by citsncycles » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:48 pm

I'd be wary of a Ssanyong - A mate at work has a Musso, and while it's a very capable and reliable car, when it does need something that parts can take up to 5 weeks to arrive!
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Post by Mickey taker » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:45 am

Fair comment Mike, parts have been an issue with the KIA and the Hyundai.
Anyone know anything about the Mazda 5 or the slightly bigger Mazda mpv ? I know they are ford linked
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Post by RxBX » Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:41 pm

Mickey taker wrote:Fair comment Mike, parts have been an issue with the KIA and the Hyundai.
Anyone know anything about the Mazda 5 or the slightly bigger Mazda mpv ? I know they are ford linked
Hi 'BigBoy', how are you keeping ?

There was a 'Mazda 5 SPORT' (MY 2005 but with 2003 private plates) on E-BAY which Sold recently for only £1750 (As I was looking a larger estate/MPV for a friend, now sorted) !

However it seems to be RE-LISTED as the sale fell thro' as can be seen by the intended purchasers NEGATIVE feedback left from the uncompleted sale !

The seller (Mobile money ltd, a national finance company) specialises in 'vehicle in finance repossessions' so the prices seem fairly reasonable but perhaps the descriptions are not so :!:

Therefore be aware and if the Mazda 5 is of interest, maybe call them (tel:- 01614060587) or ask them the question as to why the previous listing fell thro' ?

Good luck !

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