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Generally great bodies, but awful temperamental.
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Originally posted by SuperDave84 SuperDave84 wrote:

Originally posted by AntrimMan AntrimMan wrote:

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Generally great bodies, but awful temperamental.
 
The cars or the women? Could genuinely apply to both!
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Anyone any experience of Nissan Primeras?,the one im looking at is an 02 1.6 petrol,85,000 miles??
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Originally posted by greengiant greengiant wrote:

Anyone any experience of Nissan Primeras?,the one im looking at is an 02 1.6 petrol,85,000 miles??

Not a bad car, no timing belt on them, ask about service history as regular oil changes are very important. Probably best off getting it checked by a mechanic before you buy as they can have gearbox and front suspension issues but both are easily checked.
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Originally posted by 9fingers 9fingers wrote:

Originally posted by greengiant greengiant wrote:

Anyone any experience of Nissan Primeras?,the one im looking at is an 02 1.6 petrol,85,000 miles??

Not a bad car, no timing belt on them, ask about service history as regular oil changes are very important. Probably best off getting it checked by a mechanic before you buy as they can have gearbox and front suspension issues but both are easily checked.
Cheers lad!,gettin it cheap enough,hes throwin in a new clutch and im getting it fitted by a mate who has checked the car over,thanks Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by AntrimMan AntrimMan wrote:

Originally posted by SuperDave84 SuperDave84 wrote:

Originally posted by AntrimMan AntrimMan wrote:

French and Italian women Thumbs Up
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Generally great bodies, but awful temperamental.
 
The cars or the women? Could genuinely apply to both!


That was the joke, damnit.
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Originally posted by SuperDave84 SuperDave84 wrote:

Originally posted by AntrimMan AntrimMan wrote:

Originally posted by SuperDave84 SuperDave84 wrote:

Originally posted by AntrimMan AntrimMan wrote:

French and Italian women Thumbs Up
French and Italian cars Thumbs Down


Generally great bodies, but awful temperamental.
 
The cars or the women? Could genuinely apply to both!


That was the joke, damnit.
 
Whoops LOL
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I ended up buying the accord estate and have to say its a top notch motor,great to drive and loads of extras......I stuck €40 worth of deisel in it last week and got 226 miles out of it...which I think works out at about 44mpg so it's not as bad as I first thought(a lot of that was city driving aswell) the missus drives the accord mostly and I'm in a 00 ford focus works out I'm getting 39mpg out of that and it's a 1.6 petrol......I give up!!
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Originally posted by JUICEBOMB JUICEBOMB wrote:

I ended up buying the accord estate and have to say its a top notch motor,great to drive and loads of extras......I stuck €40 worth of deisel in it last week and got 226 miles out of it...which I think works out at about 44mpg so it's not as bad as I first thought(a lot of that was city driving aswell) the missus drives the accord mostly and I'm in a 00 ford focus works out I'm getting 39mpg out of that and it's a 1.6 petrol......I give up!!

That model (99-05)Ford focus is probably the best car made in the last 15 years.
When you take the accord on a long motorway spin you'll get serious mpg out of it. I think you made the right choice over the A4
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Have to say fingers the focus hasn't missed a beat in the 6 years I've had it.....I was never one for mpg in cars until I just a worked it out for the accord and said I'd do it for the focus....39 mpg for an 00 is great going.yeah I'm chuffed with the accord,it seems the more deisel I put into it the longer it lasts if you know what I mean
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Need some car advice 9Fingers.

Went for my pre-NCT check today, car (03 Almera) was moving nicely so wasn't expecting much.

First off, needs 2 new tyres (185/65/15) - no brainer, but yer man is quoting me €100 for Firestone or €90 for Nove. Bit much?

Then apparently I need a new Gearbox Mount (quoted €245) and Exhaust Middle Box (€150). Are these both things you'd fail the NCT for? Are the prices right? Both prices are supplied and fitted.

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Originally posted by Shedite Shedite wrote:

Need some car advice 9Fingers.

Went for my pre-NCT check today, car (03 Almera) was moving nicely so wasn't expecting much.

First off, needs 2 new tyres (185/65/15) - no brainer, but yer man is quoting me €100 for Firestone or €90 for Nove. Bit much?

Then apparently I need a new Gearbox Mount (quoted €245) and Exhaust Middle Box (€150). Are these both things you'd fail the NCT for? Are the prices right? Both prices are supplied and fitted.

And feedback would be great.


Very expensive garage.
Tyres way too dear.
In total he's looking for €595. You could easily get all that done for €400-450 put it through the NCT, see what it fails on and fix accordingly.
Don't waste money on Bridgestone tyres etc but don't go for second ones either! Somewhere around €50 each would be both a decent tyre and decent value
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Grinding noise going left and right - it's not too bad. - CV boots or joint?
     
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Originally posted by 9fingers 9fingers wrote:

Originally posted by Shedite Shedite wrote:

Need some car advice 9Fingers.

Went for my pre-NCT check today, car (03 Almera) was moving nicely so wasn't expecting much.

First off, needs 2 new tyres (185/65/15) - no brainer, but yer man is quoting me €100 for Firestone or €90 for Nove. Bit much?

Then apparently I need a new Gearbox Mount (quoted €245) and Exhaust Middle Box (€150). Are these both things you'd fail the NCT for? Are the prices right? Both prices are supplied and fitted.

And feedback would be great.


Very expensive garage.
Tyres way too dear.
In total he's looking for €595. You could easily get all that done for €400-450 put it through the NCT, see what it fails on and fix accordingly.
Don't waste money on Bridgestone tyres etc but don't go for second ones either! Somewhere around €50 each would be both a decent tyre and decent value
Cheers, figured it seemed a bid expensive alright. I'll ring around a few more garages in the morning to get more quotes. I've the NCT booked for next Thursday, would the Gearbox Mount and/or Exhaust Middle Box be reasons to fail the NCT?
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Originally posted by Shedite Shedite wrote:

Originally posted by 9fingers 9fingers wrote:

Originally posted by Shedite Shedite wrote:

Need some car advice 9Fingers.

Went for my pre-NCT check today, car (03 Almera) was moving nicely so wasn't expecting much.

First off, needs 2 new tyres (185/65/15) - no brainer, but yer man is quoting me €100 for Firestone or €90 for Nove. Bit much?

Then apparently I need a new Gearbox Mount (quoted €245) and Exhaust Middle Box (€150). Are these both things you'd fail the NCT for? Are the prices right? Both prices are supplied and fitted.

And feedback would be great.


Very expensive garage.
Tyres way too dear.
In total he's looking for €595. You could easily get all that done for €400-450 put it through the NCT, see what it fails on and fix accordingly.
Don't waste money on Bridgestone tyres etc but don't go for second ones either! Somewhere around €50 each would be both a decent tyre and decent value
Cheers, figured it seemed a bid expensive alright. I'll ring around a few more garages in the morning to get more quotes. I've the NCT booked for next Thursday, would the Gearbox Mount and/or Exhaust Middle Box be reasons to fail the NCT?

Yeah both would be reasons for failure but both would have to be quite bad to fail the NCT

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Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

9f,

Grinding noise going left and right - it's not too bad. - CV boots or joint?
what car? Worn Cv joint will give a loud quick knocking noise (quicker the speed quicker the knock) when the steering is on full lock

Edited by 9fingers - 14 Nov 2013 at 7:16pm
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Originally posted by 9fingers 9fingers wrote:

Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

9f,

Grinding noise going left and right - it's not too bad. - CV boots or joint?
what car? Worn Cv joint will give a loud quick knocking noise (quicker the speed quicker the knock) when the steering is on full lock


Lexus IS200.


     
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Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Originally posted by 9fingers 9fingers wrote:

Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

9f,

Grinding noise going left and right - it's not too bad. - CV boots or joint?
what car? Worn Cv joint will give a loud quick knocking noise (quicker the speed quicker the knock) when the steering is on full lock


Lexus IS200.



Won't be a cv joint so as drive shafts are on the back axle so don't steer! Front wheel bearing possibly?
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