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Old 13th April 2006, 10:18
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Default What's your 'Sensible' car...

...You know, your 'daily driver' ?

Up until last week, mine was Saab 93 2.0 Vector Convertible. But after a catalogue of recalls, niggles and crap customer care, we part ex'd it for Kitty:

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Kitty on the drive, head on
Kitty from the side
Kitty's other side
The helm

Kitty is a 2005 S-Type 2.7 V6 Diesel Sport, and she goes like stink - without costing the earth to run. Still getting used to an auto box though... I still try and stab the clutch and downshift for corners.
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Old 15th April 2006, 13:43
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I think everyones too embarrassed to reply if it's anything like my grotty collection of motors

John
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Old 15th April 2006, 20:57
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Not sure if I should own up to this but I drive a Scenic!*!*! - Oh and there is also the 318is :-))))))
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Old 15th April 2006, 23:10
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Sensible? Not sure, 320Ci (2.2ltr 6pot with 170bhp) I have a thing for BMW straight 6 engines






It's washed and waxed in this picture which is they way I like to keep it
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Old 16th April 2006, 18:10
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My sensible car????

Easy.


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Old 19th April 2006, 16:38
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Ok, someone tell me I'm not the only one that hasn't got a shiny new car as a runaround.

making do with a battered Ford Transit in Pikey blue

John
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Old 19th April 2006, 19:53
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Count me in John,
my wifes punishment for me building a kit car is not being allowed a second car above £200 which happens to be an L reg POLO 1.0, she get's the Focus. I'm not to bothered though I just drive the 5exi everyday.

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One of my (our) sensible cars:



The other (Renault Clio) really ain't worth posting.

Sensible summer transport is a Suzuki DR-Z400. You need it to get around all the tourists.
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Old 20th April 2006, 17:59
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I have a Company jet called CUS
AKA ( Ford Focus )
no point posting pic as we all have seen one
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ford C-max after peugot 406 died

Had to spend all my money on this so now can't afford kit car but still trying to get spartan on the road but the wife keeps finding other jobs to do
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Ö.. still trying to get spartan on the road but the wife keeps finding other jobs to do
Hi Andy,
She must have a lot of jobs; because it was 3 years ago that you purchased an SVA manual from me (so that you could sort out your Spartan).

Anyway, itís good to hear from you again.

Den.
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'Sensible'

All depends on your perspective.

My mon to friday ;


2006 '56 5.4 Lincoln Mark Lt pick up
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'Sensible'

All depends on your perspective.

My mon to friday ;


2006 '56 5.4 Lincoln Mark Lt pick up
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1.8 Mondeo Estate - great for the kids (age 1 and 4) and long hols in france - could do with a little more poke though. Have been offered 2 ex company cars, 53 plate Mazda 6 2.0D £6500and 53 Volvo v70 2.5T awd £12500....
I know which I'd like but thems is kit car funds!!
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I'm gonna come out of the closet now and confess......

Just purchased a car for work as it involves a fare bit of running around....Skoda Octavia 1.9TDI. Having taken the p iss out of my dad for having a Skoda for the last few years I finally came round to the fact that they are actually good value for money and well put together.

2000 W reg GLX with aircon, leccy windows etc 11 months road tax, 12 months MOT, VW Turbo diesel for £1700, does 48mpg whereas my old Vectra did about 28. Can now make some bunce out of my mileage claim

RX7 has now gone, Transit going soon as well.

Itching to do another kit but must get the extension finished first to win some brownie points with the missus

John
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Old 2nd September 2006, 00:26
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There is nowt wrong with a skoda like VW's but built better
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Ok, someone tell me I'm not the only one that hasn't got a shiny new car as a runaround.

making do with a battered Ford Transit in Pikey blue

John
No you are not John., I have an old fiat Punto 90 elx, that will be going to the scrapper in a few weeks..........but my replacement is an older Fiat Uno......!!!!!!!!!.

Waiting for the new family car to arrive in a few weeks..but guess who will be using it. ( New car Fiat IDEA)
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Registered on Friday, this one had to go through SVA as well
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I have an old fiat Punto 90 elx, that will be going to the scrapper in a few weeks
Dont suppose you would like to send me the brake fluid reservoir for a current project?????

Thats one hell of a truck Rush.....looks like it would run over the Nissan Crewcab thing...!

For the record I have a Pug 407SW.....company car. Honest.
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Old 3rd September 2006, 15:55
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Accountant was not happy with the 7 series on the books, so it was going to be a toss up between the Nissan Niv (whatever) & Mit Warrior.

Then see the spec on the Lincoln, which changed my mind. Classed as a comercial vehicle, so tax ded
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