Facelift Model Did anyone here own this?

Discussion in '3rd Generation (2006-2012)' started by spennie, Thursday 24th Jan, 2013.

  1. spennie Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Personally at that price I would look at a CR-V I-DTEC on a facelift body.
     
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  3. Ezeetrucker Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi Spennie, Enfield to Luton, what's that about 30 miles? Looks a nice clean car. Might be worth the trip.
     
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  4. vzh7gk Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Graham Cheltenham
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    Worth the trip, if only to get an idea of the kind of condition a car of this age might be in. They always say view a few cars before buying... :Smile:

    Cheers,
    Graham
     
  5. spennie Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Yeah I plan to see it this weekend if its not sold already. Can this vehicle live for another 100k?

    I only drive 6 miles a day lol.
     
  6. Ezeetrucker Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Baz Lincolnshire
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    If you plan to only use it generally 6 miles a day, I think you would be better off going for petrol. Going to take 6 miles for that to get warm.
     
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  7. vzh7gk Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Graham Cheltenham
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    Don't see why not.
    I'm going to look at a '55, ex-Police (so it SHOULD have been properly and regularly serviced) with near 150k on the clock. High mileage doesn't bother me particularly - I go that route rather than low miles "one careful lady owner" type, because as soon as one starts to use them they have tendency to throw up all sorts of faults - usually starting with the water pump and rotted exhaust and gradually getting more expensive!
    I never buy new cars (the newest being my present '58 plate MINI Clubman at 3 y.o.), the depreciation usually costs a lot more than carrying out a few repairs on a slightly older car... Just choose carefully! :Smile:

    Cheers,
    Graham
     
  8. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I'm not sure I would trust any ex-fleet car to be properly serviced.
     
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  9. vzh7gk Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Graham Cheltenham
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    I know a couple of out local guys. But I don't know which force this was on. That might change my mind! :Smile:

    Graham
     
  10. spennie Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Would that cause me problems in the long run?
    I've never owned a diesel before either.

    I can't find any auto petrol ones tho in my budget.

    Does this forum not have a classified section?>
     
  11. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Looking forward to kick off a cars for sale, it will take some time to implement thou.
     
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  12. richsprint Account Closed. ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Diesels are more suited to higher mileage, they love plodding the motorways, or being taxis.

    They take longer to warm up than petrols, so in your short journey the fuel consumption will be no better than a petrol and the heater will be cold, so you'll be iced up.

    Longer term you could get injector and turbo problems as it wouldn't be getting up to temperature very often, these problems are pricey.

    Also petrols versions are cheaper to buy, don't sound like a tractor and people don't think your a miser...!
     
  13. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    :Rolf: :Happy:I should not laugh that loudly.
     
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  14. Bowler Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    We have tractors at work and they are much noisier than my Honda, saying that my 2ltr BMW was noisier on tick over.
    There seems to be growing negativity towards diesels on this forum.
    No mention of the low to mid range grunt the Diesels have.
     
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  15. vzh7gk Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Graham Cheltenham
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    Don't worry, I love diesels.
    But then I love anything large and mechanical... Which extends to occasional steam ploughing &c.
    Diesels are more thermally efficient, make much better towing vehicles, off roaders and tug boats (sorry last one tongue in cheek, but it is true). Somewhere (and I haven't seen it for a while) someone has even put a Pug 1.9 Tdi in a Morgan :GoodJob: .

    Cheers,
    Graham
     
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  16. Bowler Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    That sounds nice wind in the hair and the smell of DERV, Could catch on

     
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  17. Ezeetrucker Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    With you all the way, DERV, bring it on.
     
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  18. spennie Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    That looks nice ! :Thumbup:
     
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  20. Bowler Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Looks very tidy, £250 on a cherished plate would take years off it
     
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