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New member, new 406 owner...

Post by Ste » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:59 pm

Hi all, im new to the site, but not new to forums....

Im 17, an avid petrol head, and have just got a 406 estate. My Dad swapped his 306 meridian for it back in 2001 (he has owned it from new). Then, for various reasons it barely got used, having covered just 15,000 miles in 8 years.

To cut a long story short, this is my pride and joy which I have owned and restored since I was 11...(this was my Grandads from new - 1980 Volvo 244DL 2.1)

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I also have this Honda CG125 as my daily, but as winter arrives, it is becoming a real pain doing the 40 minute trip to work and then back again every day, hence getting the 406.

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This sounds like i have more money than any 17 year old should, but my Dad has traded me the 406 for my CG125 as he wants a bike as a runaround as he has another car too and doesnt want me buying yet another car to clutter the driverway with, hence "re-posting" one that we already own. The volvo costs too much to run as a daily and I dont want it to be ruined by the winter salt.

Getting the 406 means getting rid of the CG125 to my Dad, and putting the volvo away for a year or two while I earn some NCB and save up for a second insurance policy (albeit only through the summer).

Its a 2.0l petrol model...not too common I know...and has some nice 100+ alloy wheels fitted (because I robbed the tyres off the original steelies for the volvo hehe! :twisted: )

I'll get some better photos soon...

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Looking forward to swapping my insurance and driving the thing!

Id really like to learn more about the model, the engine, what common upgrades there are (although im meant to be doing this on the cheap, soo...)

Steve
2001 Pug 406 estate 2.0l Petrol LX Jade Green
1980 Volvo 244DL 2.1l Petrol Mist Blue
2005 Honda CG125ES Red

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Re: New member, new 406 owner...

Post by BruceT » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:18 pm

Steve from VOC/T5D5?

I remember you.

Do you remember me? lol
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Re: New member, new 406 owner...

Post by Ste » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:03 pm

Username rings a bell....yes im on VOC/RWDvolvos/t5d5(when voc was down)/turbobricks....

Steve
2001 Pug 406 estate 2.0l Petrol LX Jade Green
1980 Volvo 244DL 2.1l Petrol Mist Blue
2005 Honda CG125ES Red

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Re: New member, new 406 owner...

Post by Doggy » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:15 pm

Hi Steve & welcome 8)

Was that 5 plug leads wot I counted on the Volvo? (He said showing his ignorance).
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Re: New member, new 406 owner...

Post by Ste » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:22 pm

dogslife wrote:Hi Steve & welcome 8)

Was that 5 plug leads wot I counted on the Volvo? (He said showing his ignorance).
Thanks for the welcome :mrgreen:

Ones for the good ol' coil 8)
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2005 Honda CG125ES Red

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Re: New member, new 406 owner...

Post by Ste » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:03 am

hehe I forgot to mention the car has covered 15,000 miles from new :mrgreen:
2001 Pug 406 estate 2.0l Petrol LX Jade Green
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2005 Honda CG125ES Red

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Re: New member, new 406 owner...

Post by BruceT » Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:22 pm

Ste wrote:Username rings a bell....yes im on VOC/RWDvolvos/t5d5(when voc was down)/turbobricks....

Steve
Thought it was you!

Welcome along :)
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Re: New member, new 406 owner...

Post by BruceT » Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:30 pm

Its a D9 406 LX

Conbined MPG of 33

Urban 24.6mpg
Extea Urban 42.8mpg


Insurance Group 12

0-60 mph 10.6 s
Power Output 136 bhp
Valves 16
Torque 190 Nm/143 lb-ft
Top Speed 126 mph
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Re: New member, new 406 owner...

Post by Ste » Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:38 pm

Thanks for that - same insurance group as the volvo then :lol:
2001 Pug 406 estate 2.0l Petrol LX Jade Green
1980 Volvo 244DL 2.1l Petrol Mist Blue
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Re: New member, new 406 owner...

Post by highlander » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:34 pm

Ste wrote:hehe I forgot to mention the car has covered 15,000 miles from new :mrgreen:
Damn, that's my record beaten. My 1999 406 LX saloon had done 27,600 miles when I bought it in November 2008. Never seen anyone with a less-driven 406 since then.

Mine does have 42,500 on the clock now, though, and every mile has been a pleasure! :cheesy:
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Re: New member, new 406 owner...

Post by Ste » Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:43 pm

Haha, yeah, well Dad bought it to replace his china blue 2000 pug 306 meridian because we had decided to go camping quite a bit and he wanted a bigger car anyway, but as soon as he bought it, my Grandad died and we got use of the motorcaravan he owned, and Dad got a bit protective over the car and then, come christmas 2002, he didnt want the car getting bashed in carparks and things, so he bought himself a saxo VTR as a runaround from the auctions. He really liked the saxo and the pug got taken off the road every winter while he owned the saxo and even in summer was rarely used. Dad then bought himself a boat on a trailer so he swapped the saxo for a 1996 mitsubishi pajero, which he also loves, so the peugeot continued to not be used.

....and that was a stupid idea, cause now hes given it to me to use as a volvo parts lugger and work transport!

Having said that, as seen above, I do look after my motors, so it wont be as bad as it sounds...

itll not be that low mileage for long - ive done more miles in my volvo since i passed my test in july than this car has done since it was built :P
2001 Pug 406 estate 2.0l Petrol LX Jade Green
1980 Volvo 244DL 2.1l Petrol Mist Blue
2005 Honda CG125ES Red

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Re: New member, new 406 owner...

Post by Ste » Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:55 pm

Couple of new pics:

The interior, quite nice and well laid out i think...

Needs leather though lol, must resist :roll:

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Plenty of volvo parts hauling capacity :D

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This tat is coming off and being replaced with one like the volvo has (see above)

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as is this...SW my arse. Seriously Dad, whats the point?! :?:

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That stupid cone filter will be coming off too....it doesnt make enough difference to even consider risking the insurance/paying the extra cost!

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2005 Honda CG125ES Red

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Re: New member, new 406 owner...

Post by steve_earwig » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:24 pm

What's the extra cost on the cone filter? I'd leave it if I were you, the standard intake is under the l/h wheel arch and 406s drown rather easily.

Looks very clean, splendid :cheesy: I like the loose headrests - got so fed up with taking mine off and putting them back they're stuck in my garage with the parcel shelf thing. And the arm rests. And the inlet pipe. And the engine cover :supafrisk:
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Re: New member, new 406 owner...

Post by peugeot406rapier » Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:36 am

very very nice thats the cleanest 406 ive seen! the volvo is fantastic! i honestly cant tell you the last time i saw that model on the roads! im only 20 myself and i passed my test at 17 and jumped into a 406 youll love it!! im now on my 3rd 406 and i have a 306 rallye as my project car, i must admit though i quite like the 406 sw touch! lol, id leave the estate as it is it really looks good it looks clean and loved but also a bit different from other GLX's out there!
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Re: New member, new 406 owner...

Post by Ste » Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:03 am

steve_earwig wrote:What's the extra cost on the cone filter? I'd leave it if I were you, the standard intake is under the l/h wheel arch and 406s drown rather easily.

Looks very clean, splendid :cheesy: I like the loose headrests - got so fed up with taking mine off and putting them back they're stuck in my garage with the parcel shelf thing. And the arm rests. And the inlet pipe. And the engine cover :supafrisk:
Hmmm maybe i'll leave it on, could i not just fit the original air box and re-route the intake? (the airbox sits where the cone filter is now...)

The headrests are just off because the rear seat is folded down. Must admit they are a pain though...
2001 Pug 406 estate 2.0l Petrol LX Jade Green
1980 Volvo 244DL 2.1l Petrol Mist Blue
2005 Honda CG125ES Red

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