Which one shall I buy hypothetically

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Which is best????

136 from Bonny Scotland
6
40%
110 from *cough* Coventry
9
60%
 
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Post by Welly » Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:22 am

The Black Beauty

I always thought that the 110 was better in the long run that the 136 as the 2.2 can suffer with head problems (like me :D )
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Post by Welly » Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:51 am

Black Beauty has amazed me, I didn't even know an 'S' model existed. and that is JUST the sort of model I would go for even if it does have less goodies.

If I had 5 bags to spend I really would be straight down there this weekend waving it in their faces :P
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Post by miniman » Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:01 pm

OOOOOH, I like the black sport model. It looks exactly like mine, but with lovely 16" rims. Ive been dropping hints to the missus about getting a nice set of wheels, but getting nowhere fast. I would drop the suspension first tho....
And yes, mine is a cure punt to keep clean. Mudflaps should help out a wee bit, so theyre next on the list.
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Post by Welly » Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:23 pm

miniman wrote:OOOOOH, Ive been dropping hints to the missus about getting a nice set of wheels, but getting nowhere fast.
Women eh? don't you just like them, a bit.........

''There's nothing wrong with the wheels you've got, what a waste of money''

''New wheels won't make any diiference, there just wheels, what a waste of money''

''What do you want to chip the engine for, it will probably go wrong, what a waste of money''

Miniman, you should arrange with a friend to 'steal' your wheels then you can get some new one's. :lol:

Why can't Women share in a man's enthusiasm for all things automotive and let him explore his boy like passion for nice wheels, performance mods, etc. etc. the world would be a much better place, and women would at least be interesting to talk too.
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Post by miniman » Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:02 pm

Its true!
But she actually bought me a new set of diamond cut wheels for my mini. Nice big 12" deep dish rims they are too! :cheesy:
Dont think 12" wheels would look right on the 406 though. In fact, the disks are bigger than that!!
I like the theft idea tho, you got me thinking................................. :cheesy:
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Post by =|[PsychoPoet406]|= » Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:04 pm

I owned a black car for 3 years and come on, it is a lot easier to keep dark colours looking clean than light colours - unless your eyes are as sharp as a hawk's and you can see black dirt on black paint.

As for a 136bhp and a 110bhp in the same price range, with the 136bhp model having better mileage -- it's a no-brainer mate. Get the 136bhp car, it's as fast as the petrol turbo.

I keep hearing about the powerful diesel engines suffering "head trouble". My dad has owned a 2.1TD for seven years covering 100,000 miles and he has never had one problem (apart from the usual wear and tear). I have yet to know a 406 TD owner who has suffered head trouble.
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Post by Playtime_Fontayne » Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:50 pm

Got to agree with welton there, I'd go for the black. Alweays thought black looks very professional for a taxi.

Mines an SE, which is very similar, same dash but with a few extra bits of kit, half leather etc. Never seen an S

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Post by neildavies » Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:58 pm

For me, it would have to be the 2.2 136bhp. I've got that engine in my coupe and it's fantastic. I've also drove a friend's 110bhp, there really is no comparison. The 2.2 drives lovely. DOwnside means the trip to scotland, but that's just the once.
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Post by Captain Jack » Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:54 pm

Erm... 136!!! Duh! It's lower miles, exec trim... EVERYTHING you want from a 406!!! If you don't get it, I will!

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Post by Captain Jack » Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:51 am

I am sure those people were just unlucky :P Many people say the 2.1TD engine is the least reliable PSA diesel engine made, but I never had any troubles.... :|

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Post by GeordieBoy » Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:44 am

110 for sure, the 136 I've heard too many horror stories about he engine.
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Post by Welly » Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:21 am

Read this about the 2.2 and weep................

viewtopic.php?t=666

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Post by jameslxdt » Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:57 pm

Captain Jack wrote:I am sure those people were just unlucky :P Many people say the 2.1TD engine is the least reliable PSA diesel engine made, but I never had any troubles.... :|
my dad has been a peugeot master tech for many years and told me he never saw a 2.1 td after it left the showroom except for servicing
Peugeot wrote:what are you worried about? we made car that lasted 10 years"..."Zat is very goode non? :|
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Post by GeordieBoy » Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:36 am

Search http://www.autotrader.co.uk they is quite a few HDi 110bhp Executives for under £5k.

You can have mine for £4k. 119k miles, bottom pulley just done.
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Post by Welly » Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:09 am

Supa, I wasn't refering to you when I said Women weren't interested in cars, you should know that by now :roll:

I remember driving 75 miles to see a 406 and although it looked excellent on the photo's (what car doesn't) it was a nail. Every panel dinged or scratched, stereo- typical car salesman and I walked away.

When you get to see a good'un you'll know straight away.

I would think you should look at say 4 or 5 and then choose, lets face it 406's are always coming up for sale.
Cars in my care:

2005 Volvo S40 T5 a bit pampered, now lacking boostage, under investigation
2010 Citroen C4 1.6 HDi turbo de' explosions, injured leg but now recovering from shock
2010 Renner Twingo refreshingly simple, now with fresh MOT, no advisories

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