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Mr Nick's new car
« on: June 07, 2014, 02:52:25 PM »
The Focus TDCi is feeling the strain of the daily commute and may expire in the New Year. Last MOT picked up early evidence of corrosion (including brake pipes  scared2:) I was planning to replace him in Jan anyhoo.

Mr Focus has been excellent  :thumbsup:  Economical, reliable (apart from the small fire) and whizzy on the motorway.

He has 5 doors which I don't really need as he and I are generally alone together, but I don't want to downsize to some little car.  rubschin:

A Golf appeals, I had one a few years ago, and I like the look of the Honda Civic. Big Sis's petrol Civic drinks petrol like Miss D at the voddy noooo: though, so would have to be diesel.

So, prolly diesel, roomy to fit me in, reliable, enough toys but not so many that they go wrong all the time, handy for local trips and longer runs, and not silly money.

I keep my cars a long time and as I am 60 in Jan  sad24: I reckon this one will see me out  :thumbsup:

Any suggestions??
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Re: Mr Nick's new car
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2014, 03:05:02 PM »
A Ford Focus TDCi is good

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Re: Mr Nick's new car
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2014, 03:07:33 PM »
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Re: Mr Nick's new car
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2014, 03:15:21 PM »
What is the easiest to repair/get spare parts for?  rubschin:
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Re: Mr Nick's new car
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2014, 03:17:30 PM »
Not a Mini, you say?
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Re: Mr Nick's new car
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2014, 03:18:55 PM »
Get Memi while BM is pissed you say?  rubschin:
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Re: Mr Nick's new car
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2014, 03:19:32 PM »
I said "reliable"  evil:
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Re: Mr Nick's new car
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2014, 03:49:00 PM »
A Ford Focus TDCi is good
Yep everybody rates Ford Focuses (is that Foci?) but if you want the same chassis but different body in a used car try the Mazda 3 (although sadly since 2013 they seem to have dropped the wonderfully bonkers MPS engine option and also the Ford chassis)

2 or 3 swing door cars are imho awful and should be banned from sale in the UK.  There is not enough room to open the doors so they are always being banged against other cars.  Their owners should pay doubled if not trebled road tax and then lightly shot.

Skodas are no longer a joke, some of the rental ones I've driven have been excellent. 
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Re: Mr Nick's new car
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2014, 03:50:30 PM »
Get a Boogs-mobile......... Thumbs:

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Re: Mr Nick's new car
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2014, 04:03:41 PM »
Skodas are looking quite reasonable but a tad embarrassing  redface:
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Re: Mr Nick's new car
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2014, 04:05:36 PM »
Skodas are looking quite reasonable but a tad embarrassing  redface:


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Re: Mr Nick's new car
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2014, 04:07:07 PM »
Skodas are looking quite reasonable but a tad embarrassing  redface:
The days when you'd be as embarrassed seen getting out of the back of a sheep as a Skoda are long gone.
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Re: Mr Nick's new car
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2014, 04:08:12 PM »
Is it time for my heated rear window joke........ rubschin:

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Re: Mr Nick's new car
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2014, 04:11:00 PM »
1973?
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Re: Mr Nick's new car
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2014, 04:11:38 PM »
Is it time for my heated rear window joke........ rubschin:
oh yes please
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