Only driven the newest style mondeo but not sure what they go for. Was the 2.2 tdci estate with 6 speed semi/auto box and was a bloody rocket and just kept gripping. Yes it was big and you never forgot that but it felt smaller than it really was and when up to speed the extra size worked to it's benefit not it's detriment which I found with the older Passat estate (2002 model but I am sure the newer ones are better). Only problem was it was black and is so big it looked like a hearse.
the perfect car - 600miles to a tank - huge boot - cheap to buy - does it exist?
Oh, saw a Skoda Superb estate today which looked nice. But the reviews point towards the Mondeo as being almost as big but better handling and better engine.
How about one of these as a wild card: http://www.lingdalemotors.co.uk/used-cars/mg-zt-t-2-0-cdti-5dr-cleveland-201129403343830
VERY big and cheap with BMW engines.
I had to travel to Bradford from Durham to get mine. Wharfdale car sales. I think the diesel cars have all shot up a little bit at the moment.
This one is only 115bhp but its only 2700.
HAINEY, has your mate reported the bike thefts to the police? Get him to ring:
Station Enquiry Officer
Contact Management Department
Wyatts Way, Ripley
Tel: 0345 1233333 (Internal 790 1752)
It may all be in hand but just in case.
You posted in another thread a while ago but I didn't see a reply.
I wonder what mileage the 2.5TD would give if run on chip fat?...
Not sure which Cherokee you mean (old boxy one or slightly newer rounded ugly one like mine) but I believe the Cherokee KJ (what the Americans call a Liberty) won't run on bio-diesel. The VM / Merc engines use hoses and seals that won't stand up to the corrosive nature of bio-fuel.
Might be bollox but I'm sure I've read it somewhere.
I have a 2004 2.5 CRD, I get about 27-29 MPG with all-terrain tyres and no thought for fuel consumption, a little higher is possible with a light right foot but you move at a glacial pace. With one back seat down you can get three bikes in (front wheels off), gear and three people.
It's a great car, it's slow, it's ugly and it's not fuel efficient but in six years it's cost me about 400 quid in parts & labour (apart from servicing which hasn't been too bad at my local independent garage). Most reliable car I've owned, which is good because I believe parts are horrendously expensive.
thanks again chaps, lots of options to weigh up.
Ive just come into a small inheritance so have some time to think about the perfect upgrade from my current car.
Also fighting the temptation to let the heart rule the head and buy something ive always fancied over something more practical!...
Landy Defender anyone? (gonna have to start a thread on these to guage opinion)..
I love Landies... Really do... however, you compromise a lot with them.
How tall are you? The driving position isn't great if you're around 6 foot tall, the cabin area is cramped as they still are designed for three seats in the front (look for tales of 'Landrover shoulder'), if you're not handy with a spanner then expect to be your local garages best customer (its never over, with a 'rover) assuming you can keep it on your driveway long enough (you think bikes get nicked often?) and the noise on long distance trips could drive Ghandi to consider genocide.
Still.... just look at them, beautiful things!!! I want a 110 soft top, with a V8, auto box and big wheels... *continues planning dream-build*
I went from a Golf Estate to a Octavia (1.9/105pd) hatch.
The boot is pretty big, about the same space/volume as the Golf. Estate would obviously be bigger.
Did a camping/climbing trip last week (3 people, a biiiig tent, etc and 2 rucksacks). Averaged 62mpg (according to computer) and over 600 miles in a 55L tank. As the fuel warning only came on about 640 I could probably have pushed to 700...
Oh my old Golf struggled to get 50 mpg but the guy I sold it too found that the rear brake pistons weren't fully retracting so brakes were always slightly on... Apparently a common issue.
Personally I've found the Skoda has most useful room internally. Audi's much smaller inside for some reason. Golf is a smaller car overall...
VW touran? I quite fancy one as a biking car. Not as big boot as an estate but shorter (and easier to get into tight spaces) and you can chuck the bikes in easily with the seats down.
Mondeo!! i have a 2.2ST TDCI easy gets 46 mpg on a good run. Huge boot.
Great fun to drive.
Had a landy defender but not as a daily. Great fun again but have got to want one as they are a pain to live with.(No soundproofing,rubbish mpg,uncomfy seats,heavy clutch, crap door/window seals e.t.c)But i would have one again but only as a toy.
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