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Cars MkII

Postby Prey » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:45 pm

Guess I'll do it then.

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Mmm yeahhh.

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Re: Cars MkII

Postby Edwin » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:16 pm

That is the old one ¬_¬

I'm looking for a new car at the moment, remember when private sales were cheaper than dealers? Not any more, and they are all in crap condition :x
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Re: Cars MkII

Postby JohnyHumf » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:14 pm

Looking on the internet I've found that too. Particularly over the past couple years, must be folk wanting every penny they can now. Having a quick look at the classifieds on ebay for my car they're all sitting around about £1500, which is about £300 less than I paid for it two years ago (at cost price though).

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Re: Cars MkII

Postby katarn » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:18 pm

Yep, private used car prices have shot up in recent years. Less people buying new/almost new from traders I guess driving prices up. Recently sold my 10yo diesel Astra for over £2k in a private sale.

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Re: Cars MkII

Postby Edwin » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:34 am

FOR SALE: 2007 Peugeot 908

Diesel
5,500cc
Very fast
Good MPG

€1,800,000 ono
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http://www.rmauctions.com/FeatureCars.c ... arID=r347#

Story here:
http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/le-m ... 2012-04-20
Peugeot announced it was ending its endurance racing program in January this year, citing "financial reasons". Which is a bit rubbish - there'll be no more diesel-powered 908s farting down the Mulsanne, whistling through the Porsche Curves or thumping into Tertre Rouge. And if Toyota keeps crashing its TS030s, nothing to keep the Audi team awake...

But if you've got the cash (and the spuds) you can relive the French manufacturer's glory days with this - the very 908 HDi that Peugeot raced in 2007. And it'll cost you a bargain £1.5m.

So, what sort of numbers d'you get for a million-and-a-half quid? A 5.5-litre twin-turbocharged dual overhead camshaft V12 engine with a six-speed sequential manual paddle-shift gearbox, independent front and rear double-wishbone suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic ventilated disc brakes. In it's current state of tune, it's knocking out 700bhp and 885lb ft or torque. Less than a Veyron, you say? Well yeah, but the carbon monocoque weighs 930kg. Which is about as much as Pringle.

Want competition history? You can't handle the competition history... It debuted at Monza in '07 and took its first pole position (Minassian) and first win (Minassian/Gené). Later that year Minassian/Gené took pole position at Silverstone, then in Interlagos Gené scored the fastest race lap. The following year at Spa, Minassian/Gené/Villeneuve racked up the fastest race lap, then in 2009 Pagenaud got on pole at the same circuit.

Peugeot, who's selling the car through RM Auctions, warns "Starting and running this vehicle calls for specific equipment, third-party software licences and skills. The seller commits to providing the necessary technical support for a period of three years. This service will be provided at Peugeot Sport's normal rates for technical support".

Anyone got the garage - or manparts - to take this on?
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Re: Cars MkII

Postby Papa Lazarou » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:27 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beutB6R0Zqg

Definitely worth subscribing to EVO's YouTube channel. Harry's videos are superb.

Not to spoil the ending, but somebody is a lucky bastard. :roll: =D>
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Re: Cars MkII

Postby Edwin » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:37 pm

The air-con controls in a Zonda are out of a Rover 400.
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Re: Cars MkII

Postby Papa Lazarou » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:34 pm

The Rover 400 had air-con? :o
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Re: Cars MkII

Postby Rossell » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:42 pm

No it had a bunch of midgets with miniature fans that went on strike between May-September.
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Re: Cars MkII

Postby Rossell » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:31 pm

Lessons booked.

I'm going for it lads. No stopping this time :D
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Re: Cars MkII

Postby Edwin » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:16 pm

Excellent. This is your first step towards never ending wallet rape.
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Re: Cars MkII

Postby Rossell » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:02 pm

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Re: Cars MkII

Postby Edwin » Thu May 10, 2012 1:38 pm

Yesterday I bought:
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Today I found out my insurers wouldn't cover it because it is clearly a "hot hatch" that young (25 year old) people can't drive. Also the service history turned out to be less existent than three of the wheel nuts. Bugger.

I think the rest of the car is OK though, I would get it serviced by a reputable person but I haven't had a day of work since I put a deposit on the car last week :x
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Re: Cars MkII

Postby Rossell » Thu May 10, 2012 2:24 pm

They think its a Type R or something?

Anyways the gearstick looks bloody weird in those ones.
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Re: Cars MkII

Postby Edwin » Thu May 10, 2012 2:53 pm

It is a Type S which means... something. It is actually a lower insurance group than my old car. The position of the gearstick looks odd but it is great, and the 'box is much nicer to use than the heavy, notchy crap that was in my Peugeot.
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