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Old 25th September 2021, 20:10   #51
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After having 3 rover 75s and a zt180 all at the one time, i sold off all the 75s and still kept the zt.
I used to drive 300km to our holiday house regularly in the various 75s and never once did they ever give me an issue on the road.
The Zt is now in the garage at the holiday house so and when there i love to fire it up and take it for a spin
I now drive a recent model jeep grand cherokee diesel turbo and must say it drives really well, goes like a rocket and is way more comfortable for long trips
but as said the newer cars just miss somthing in the ambience dept.
As mentioned, everything in the newer cars is coded, needs dealer gear to sort out anything electrical and the parts prices are crazy (jeep price for a headlight is about $2,500 aud) but as mentioned you eventually need somthing reliable that you can jump into and go without worrying if its age.
As for new car issues- see all manufacturers are having issues, Toyota with blown pistons in some models,kia, jeep with bearings, Bmw etc electrical issues.
These days its a bit of a lottery.

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Old 25th September 2021, 20:11   #52
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Well, what did the Romans do for us?
Off subject but after my 2 week holiday in Cornwall I thank the Romans for our A1 road whilst the Celts built the A30 !
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Old 26th September 2021, 20:38   #53
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My daughter is beginning to talk about a Citroen RCZ - I'm all for it!
She might want to do a little more research as the RCZ is a Peugeot . Good choice though. Those Prince engines can be problemativ so a diesel might be the better option unless she does short journeys.

The bearing-in-disc arrangement is a bit of a Frenchism. The Megane that my 75 replaced had the exact same arrangement. One of the bearings started to groan which meant replacement 2x new discs and a set of pads. I was not impressed as there was nothing wrong with the pads or discs themselves. That said, replacement was fairly straightforward and the lack of corrosion impressive.
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Old 26th September 2021, 20:46   #54
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She might want to do a little more research as the RCZ is a Peugeot . Good choice though. Those Prince engines can be problemativ so a diesel might be the better option unless she does short journeys.

The bearing-in-disc arrangement is a bit of a Frenchism. The Megane that my 75 replaced had the exact same arrangement. One of the bearings started to groan which meant replacement 2x new discs and a set of pads. I was not impressed as there was nothing wrong with the pads or discs themselves. That said, replacement was fairly straightforward and the lack of corrosion impressive.

Sorry - the Citroen was my typing whilst thinking about something else. I am very familiar with the RCZ as a colleague had one.

My daughter's daily driving is mostly short journeys of 5ish miles each way so no diesel.
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Old 27th September 2021, 00:02   #55
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Just waiting for another big bill for the BMW.......

Been many years now, but if not too much has changed I'd highly recommend Gloucester BMW Specialists off Eastern Avenue. They did sterling work on my 2 M3's before I got old and bought the Rover, for a fraction of the price of eg Cotswold BM...
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Old 27th September 2021, 00:24   #56
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Itís always got to be a personal thing, of course, but Iíve had the Rover over 11 years now, and it would simply feel weird driving something else* Ė itís MY CAR, in the same way that these Loake Burfords Iíve owned for 10 years are My Boots



Iíve spent nearly a Grand a year over the last four, but that included replacing most of the brakes and suspension, complete new exhaust, 2 new clutches etc. And it also includes tyres and servicing. I canít see any significant rust anywhere (except the rear upper arms, which were clean rotten, and were replaced within that period).


200,000-odd miles done now, about 140,000 of which were by me. I keep saying when it packs in Iíll get a Leaf and a home charger, but what do I mean by ďpacking inĒÖ itís already packed in more than once (eg slave cylinder), and weíre still here!


*apart from the TF, of course. Itís only cost me about £800 (inc 4 tyres and servicing) over 3 years, and is lots of fun. Oh, and my girlfriendís Aygo, which is a wee bit gutless going up hills, but otherwise is an absolute hoot, sticks to the road like an old Mini, doesn't use any petrol, and you can park it in very small spaces.
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