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#16 artscot79

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:24 PM

Thats nasty and very expensive to fix i have 3 rules of car buying from experience and having fixed cars 1.dont buy a renault 2.dont buy a citreoen 3.dont buy a pugeot ive never known one yet not to be a nightmare after that vauxhall and alfa romeo

If the valves are bent then youre looking at a head off job new gaskets valves etc etc not sure but if you know someone really good with engines you may get it done relatively cheaply

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#17 Stoney871

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:25 PM

Ouch!
Sounds like it committed suicide. :D

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:30 PM

by any chance is it the K4M engine in the megane?



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:07 PM

I'm not sure what engine it is to be honest



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:09 PM

Quick one guys.

 

I've listed my car on ebay for 99p.  It's been 10 minutes and I've already had an email from someone asking what price I'd accept for a buy it now deal - they can collect tomorrow.

 

Any ideas?  

 

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...em=140934282374

 

Got 12 months MOT, 52K miles, many new parts which have been replaced (break pads, disks, alternator, coils), road tax for 2 months.  2 brand new front tyres.

 

I paid £2500 for it a year ago.



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:40 PM

Hard to say depends on how much damage was done repairs could be up to £1000 i certainly would be looking for that much if not more me ide ask £1500 rear window issue is common in fact most driving instructors traded the car in for that very reason what is renaults timing belt interval you may have a case to bring up if its went early i believe its 5 years but the net is awash with snapoed belts on that engine

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 11:44 PM

Damn :-/

I've had two asking what I'd accept now.

Told them both £800. If anyone else asks, ill up the price maybe.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:13 PM

First off, great move not using the Megane anymore. It's an awful car and a total money pit. I had a 1.4 petrol and it was just a heap of trouble. Sell it and never look back.
The Focus is a nice, reliable car. Plus its good fun to drive.
Like others have said, the battery and service. Welcome to the forums and plenty of information here to get you going :)

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 04:28 AM

Thats nasty and very expensive to fix i have 3 rules of car buying from experience and having fixed cars 1.dont buy a renault 2.dont buy a citreoen 3.dont buy a pugeot ive never known one yet not to be a nightmare after that vauxhall and alfa romeo

 

 

Thats one of the wisest things ive heard on this forum (exept Alfas can sometimes be worth the hassle if you are an enthusiast)



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:40 PM

Thats one of the wisest things ive heard on this forum (exept Alfas can sometimes be worth the hassle if you are an enthusiast)

I loved my Alfa, although it drank oil. I bought my missus a Clio a few months ago. It drives ok and is very economical, but I'm not impressed with the build quality.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:24 PM

My mum and dad had an 07 plate Clio from new and the interior build quality was shocking.

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