All gone quiet!!!!

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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:07 pm

It's a shame, :(
I don't do farce book :x
So how many forum users still own a 406 ?

I'll start, I have two
Blue , my faithful Monaco blue estate
El Diablo, my lustfull 3.0 V6 se coupe 8)

Keeping the faith for many years to come :cheesy:
2002 110 HDi estate, Rapier in monaco blue! ( found quite a bit more power :cheesy: )
1999 3.0 V6 SE coupe in Diablo Red ( my baby )
2006 206 1.4 16v sport in Aegean blue ( wife's shopping trolley :roll: )

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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Post by PeterN » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:00 pm

We have two, both 2,0 Hdi estates and both the same colour, in fact three if you count the 'spares dept' at the top of the field. I have been running them for seven years and will probably continue to until they either fall to bits or I can't get spares anymore. Not only do I think they are the best car Peugeot made but the 8 valve diesel is simple enough for me to keep going.

My wife fancies something a bit smaller, possibly a 206 or 306 but it will have to be the same 2.0. 8 valve engine which are pretty bombproof in the 406 so should last for ever in a smaller car.

I ran Citroen XMs for 15 years, they were very cheap and if anything went seriously wrong I would scrap it and buy another one although they were pretty reliable too and the 2.1 XUD engine very smooth and economical. Mine eventually rusted out and not more were obtainable at a price I could afford. I have the same approach to the 406 but I have only had one fail on me and that was due to water in the electronics, I tried to fix it but it could have cost a fortune and I only paid £400 for the replacement and that has done about 20k miles with very little trouble.

I have belonged to the Citroen XM forum for many years but as there are so few about now that is declining in membership as they have become collectors cars rather than everyday runabouts. Even the French Car Forum which is still probably the busiest one, receives less posts than it used to. Cars are that complicated now and most people seem to send them to the garage to be repaired so forums are declining or becoming specialist as the XM Forum.

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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Post by Welly » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:38 am

PeterN wrote:Cars are that complicated now and most people seem to send them to the garage to be repaired so forums are declining
Perhaps the fashion for leasing (renting?) a brand new car to impress* the neighbours for about 0.3 minutes is not helping forums either? any problems there and it'll be sent down the the "experts" at the Main Dealer.

My kids* are 21 and 19 and despite my trying don't really understand (or want to) how a car works :(

I have been thinking a lot recently when out driving and it is very noticeable how many new cars are on the roads, by new I mean 2013 onwards. My 'old' 2005 car is quite the minority.

Ironically the record-levels of personal debt in this country are mostly now attributed to car finance :roll:
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2010 Renner Twingo refreshingly simple

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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Post by PeterN » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:21 am

My cars are ancient by comparison :wink: . The is no way I could borrow money as we are on a state pension and even that doesn't cover our living costs, people keep offering loans but I haven't found one yet that doesn't want paying back. :|

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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Post by Doggy » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:43 pm

I still have the mighty Dogmobile 2, (but sadly no dogs any more).
My bro has a 53-plate 110 exec estate and occasional access to spares from his 2.2 exec, (the Bangor Banger), now resting in the green fields of France.
Prospective SIL next door has a 52-plate 2.2 GTX estate.

Mine will eventually be replaced with a small 7-seater, hopefully not for some time.
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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Post by Welly » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:06 pm

Doggy wrote:but sadly no dogs any more
Sorry to hear that, have I missed that news? :( last I remember was you were down to one dog.
Doggy also wrote:Mine will eventually be replaced with a small 7-seater
But what though? the choice being truly terrible. What about a nice British Leyland Sherpa with bench seating and sliding doors.
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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Post by steve_earwig » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:19 pm

A small 7-seater? Does such a thing exist? Outside of...
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Welly wrote:What about a nice British Leyland Sherpa with bench seating and sliding doors.
Oddly enough, what with my bad back and my total lack of interest in anything made after 2004, I'm starting to wonder if I should look at an older van. Although, in this mad country, anything decent (i.e. not falling to bits) is worth a fortune :frown:
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2008 Toyota Recall4 2.0 VVTI ATM LHD JTMBH31V90D007261 - flimsy piece of crap.
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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Post by trem1 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:49 pm

Welly wrote:
PeterN wrote:Cars are that complicated now and most people seem to send them to the garage to be repaired so forums are declining
Perhaps the fashion for leasing (renting?) a brand new car to impress* the neighbours for about 0.3 minutes is not helping forums either? any problems there and it'll be sent down the the "experts" at the Main Dealer.

My kids* are 21 and 19 and despite my trying don't really understand (or want to) how a car works :(
My youngest son is 21 in november and was running a 2015 208gti which he still has but has bought himself a 2003 2.0hdi as a plaything, I wont post a pic of it as he's going down the Rat look and would upset people.there seems to be a growing number of younger 406 owners out thre doing a fantastic job of keeping them on the road.


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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Post by PeterN » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:21 pm

There are young 406 owners? :shock:

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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Post by Doggy » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:07 pm

Welly wrote:
Doggy wrote:but sadly no dogs any more
Sorry to hear that, have I missed that news? :( last I remember was you were down to one dog.
No, Rufus was the last surviving cavalier of our original gang of 3. :(
Doggy also wrote:Mine will eventually be replaced with a small 7-seater
But what though? the choice being truly terrible. What about a nice British Leyland Sherpa with bench seating and sliding doors.[/quote]

Here's the game plan, except swap the taxi for a 7-seat 307 or similar....

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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:39 am

Nice idea Doggy 8) ,
My folks have started doing a similar thing.
But with the car in town I can't help but think what's the point
How's it any different from towing a caravan :? , except for the cost.

As for the 307 or something similar, two of my local Dealers parts managers
Have advised me to stear clear of anything with a 7 on the boot.
2002 110 HDi estate, Rapier in monaco blue! ( found quite a bit more power :cheesy: )
1999 3.0 V6 SE coupe in Diablo Red ( my baby )
2006 206 1.4 16v sport in Aegean blue ( wife's shopping trolley :roll: )

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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Post by trem1 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:00 pm

dirtydirtydiesel wrote:
As for the 307 or something similar, two of my local Dealers parts managers
Have advised me to stear clear of anything with a 7 on the boot.
Don't agree with that, I'm 11 years in with 407's and on my third now with no real issues with any of them BUT I do maintain my cars to a very high standard and if something breaks/wears out its replaced straight away before things build up.


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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Post by OllieNZ » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:43 pm

I've not had too many issues with my 307 over the last 4 years/20k miles apart from the engine (1.6hdi). I do have pre facelift 2004.

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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Post by PeterN » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:23 pm

Nothing compares with the 406 for reliability so its a hard act to follow but I think that any Hdi Peugeot is probably more reliable than most diesel cars out there, with the possible exception of the 1.6 Hdi.

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Re: All gone quiet!!!!

Post by Doggy » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:15 pm

dirtydirtydiesel wrote:Nice idea Doggy 8) ,
My folks have started doing a similar thing.
But with the car in town I can't help but think what's the point
How's it any different from towing a caravan :? , except for the cost.
Simples SWMBO doesn't like caravans, but likes B I G camper vans.
Only thing I'm bothered about is ensuring I can spend my retirement on a semi-permanent road trip.
As for the 307 or something similar, two of my local Dealers parts managers
Have advised me to stear clear of anything with a 7 on the boot.
I hear what you're saying, our family 'fleet' has had a couple of 307 lemons, but my daughter has had an amazingly reliable 57-plate 1.6 petrol version for the last 5 years or so.
Not too fussed on what the car is, it'll just be a cheap daily driver able to collect visitors from the nearest airport and provide enough seat-belt equipped seats for a bunch of us to get around.
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