RoverJames Banned
#91

argosy2006 said:
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Wouldn't be a bad bus for €5000, not OPs cup of tea though me thinks.

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Limerick man Registered User
#92

RoverJames said:
Wouldn't be a bad bus for €5000, not OPs cup of tea though me thinks.


They're an absolutely cracking looking car, it's a pity the front looks very 407-esque compared to the back.

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(F.L.) Anders Registered User
#93

Ardennes1944 said:
theyre just brembo brakes covers. the 6 pot brakes on the opc are good enough standard

i dont know what to make of the dash OP. looks like it flickered alright but it could be the camera too or something. that car has been for sale for a long time. the corsa opc has been also. i was looking at them about 6 months ago and both those 2 were for sale. id offer loooooow.
there is a normal sri 3 door astra turbo on donedeal for 5k. it has 99k miles though. theyre 170 standard but can be brought up to 200 easily. needs a few upgrades to get the 240 of the opc.


Worth a look anyway,despite the covers (best to remove them for heat dissipation anyway)

You sure the standard brakes are 6 pot? The real Brembos are only 4 pot (perfectly adequate btw)

ShadowHearth, Top of my list mentioned so far would be an opc/vxr or a 3mps.

How about some other hot hatches worth a look- Seat Leon cupra R or mk5 Golf gti or Renaultsport Megane 225 ?

Ardennes1944 Registered User
#94

the opc i was in had 6 pot although it was a burg. after having a look it seems most are 4 pot actually!

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ShadowHearth Registered User
#95

That pug is quite lovely! Is that 407 coupe? I newer knew they gone so low in price though. I will need to look in to.

ShadowHearth Registered User
#96

Ardennes1944 said:
theyre just brembo brakes covers. the 6 pot brakes on the opc are good enough standard

i dont know what to make of the dash OP. looks like it flickered alright but it could be the camera too or something. that car has been for sale for a long time. the corsa opc has been also. i was looking at them about 6 months ago and both those 2 were for sale. id offer loooooow.
there is a normal sri 3 door astra turbo on donedeal for 5k. it has 99k miles though. theyre 170 standard but can be brought up to 200 easily. needs a few upgrades to get the 240 of the opc.


Did you had a look at it, or only donedeal view? Which corsa was it btw m8?

Ardennes1944 Registered User
#97

Na didnt go to view it. The 08 corsa with german plates for 8.9k

ShadowHearth Registered User
#98

Ardennes1944 said:
Na didnt go to view it. The 08 corsa with german plates for 8.9k


8.9k is way optimistic for it though, unless he is willing to do a cash deal, I won't even bother.

Btw that pug 407 coupe os growing on me. I will check it in more detail at home by pc. It is not the fastest car out there, but looks like it has amazing sound proofing. I among a fan of 407 reliability, but I still will look in to coupe.

RoverJames Banned
#99

ShadowHearth said:
That pug is quite lovely! Is that 407 coupe? I newer knew they gone so low in price though. I will need to look in to.


There's a black one on carzone from a dealer in Dublin, asking 6k

Kalel Registered User
#100

ShadowHearth said:
That pug is quite lovely! Is that 407 coupe? I newer knew they gone so low in price though. I will need to look in to.


Bought one of these last December.. 2.2 Petrol SV model ..Very nice car to Drive and fully kitted out too.. They also come in a 2.7 Diesel and 3.0 petrol (GT Model) . I have had no issues with mine since I got it. The 35mpg quoted in the ad is a bit optimistic (unless you drive under 100km/h in 6th gear.) .. Normal (slightly heavy footed) driving returns around 28mpg so not too bad.
Few things to keep in mind when looking at these cars.. Check the dual Climate control , put both on full heat and cold , walk away if either one (mostly Drivers side) stays at the same temperature and doesn't change. These can be very expensive to fix but if you surf the web there are a few quick fixes if you are mechanically minded.Also watch out for Engine tappety noises, Apart from that these are a pretty good car for the money.

Kalel

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darragh o meara Registered User
#101

How about a mk1 focus Rs? 240bhp as standard, big brakes and major smiles per buck. I've had 2 and they outshine the imprezas and the Hondas. Rare car too with only 4500 of them made.

MagicRon Registered User
#102

ShadowHearth said:

bmw 530d ( e60 ) as above, but it has quite a twist. i could look past 3.0 tax on it, as i could buy one for 5-6k eu and pay tax for 2-3 years, before i break even with 2.0 in the same time, which will be bought 8k eu. in the end of the day it is diesel engine too, so mpg will be better then anything above, but it will have a good kick too, when i need it. biggest problem - reliability. i know jack shiet about them, how reliable turbos and electronic on these.


I have a E60 530d. Power is unreal.
Reliability is crap!

Too much computery gadgetry - too many sensors. There is always 'something' going/wrong in it. I let all the little bits and bobs build up over the last 6 months and spent €3000 last week getting everything sorted.

Add 1300 euro a year to that to tax it and a bit more to insure it.

I love the car, and love driving the car, but I would never buy one again!

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farna_boy Registered User
#103

What about a Chaser? Although this one is slightly over budget.



Other options would be a Galant VR-4



A non-estate Subaru Legacy B4:



Or at the very least, what about a Seat Leon Cupra?

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CianRyan Registered User
#104

He turned down an STI because it was to similar to a highly modded car so I don't think he'd be mad for any if those bar the Cupra at the minute.

That Galant though, very tasty.

ShadowHearth Registered User
#105

Kalel said:
Bought one of these last December.. 2.2 Petrol SV model ..Very nice car to Drive and fully kitted out too.. They also come in a 2.7 Diesel and 3.0 petrol (GT Model) . I have had no issues with mine since I got it. The 35mpg quoted in the ad is a bit optimistic (unless you drive under 100km/h in 6th gear.) .. Normal (slightly heavy footed) driving returns around 28mpg so not too bad.
Few things to keep in mind when looking at these cars.. Check the dual Climate control , put both on full heat and cold , walk away if either one (mostly Drivers side) stays at the same temperature and doesn't change. These can be very expensive to fix but if you surf the web there are a few quick fixes if you are mechanically minded.Also watch out for Engine tappety noises, Apart from that these are a pretty good car for the money.

Kalel


This is fantastic, cheers m8.

Would you buy one again? Or are you bored of it? I know that 2.2 engine is not the most powerfull out there, but is it enough for that heavy body? How's comfort in these? I read that 407 is in its league of its own when it comes to road noise and comfort. I remember our old 406 was damn deadly quite inside even on motorways.

How muc you payed for your one last December if not a secret.

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