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Discussion in 'TalkCeltic Pub' started by Twisty, Aug 5, 2010.

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  1. belbhoy

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    Lots of great deals out there at the minute due to corona,was gonna buy my car in Feb when this was kicking off so delayed it,Peugeot 3008 GT line i wanted was £18k,ended up getting same car from same dealership last week £15k and £7k trade in on mine .loving it:50:
     
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    Would anyone on here recommend a Mazda 3 or CX-3?
     
  3. SUMMER TIME Gold Member Gold Member

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    I would imagine it’s what you need from the car that is the deciding point.
    I hear the cars good. Reviews are good it’s reliable & it looks nice
    in fact it looks great compared to a Nissan duke, the mokka & the Renault that are competing with it. The mokka does seem to have taken off though so they either sold it at a great price, it’s a good car or vauxhall gave them all a good never never deal.
     
  4. celts67

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    Went to look at motors last week mate was seriously considering buying a Golf GTD or an Astra GTC .Puegeots man the new 508 is a belter also seen a 308 GTI when I was looking at motors as well in black 16 grand identical to this .Real nice the styling .
     
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    Arnold Clark VW Linwood is stacked man some motors .Seen a T Roc R 44 grand ..
     
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    The 308GTi 270 is a bargain used. The worry is those front brakes. They are very expensive.

    The discs are over £1000, pads £250 and the pistons in the calipers are also known to rot. They need replaced with stainless pistons and if it's done too late it's new calipers at another £1300. That's without labour costs.
     
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    Cheers for the heads up mate .They prices maintenence wise put me off a performance motor .I'll think twice now before I spend 15 grand on a motor .
     
  9. Onefootwonder

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    Unfortunately performance cars come with performance prices. A few people have been caught out with the Peugeots thinking replacement parts are Peugeot prices. Those brakes are 380mm Alcon brakes.

    You could always hope it's been owned by an enthusiast that has done the right work. The likelihood is the owner has traded it since brake bills are coming.

    A Mini Cooper S is a good balance between performance and costs. You'd also get a good Renault Megane RS 275. It must have the Cup pack and Recaro seats are a necessity for many. It's the best hot hatch to drive around that price.
     
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    Got this beast a couple weeks ago- Octavia vRS 2.0L Turbo. Absolutely love it, does everything I ask of it and loads of space. Next up is a roof rack for the family mountain bikes
     

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    Seriously nice car the 508 i was gonna go for that but i have my first grandson on the way so we were thinking of the practicals, Ubelievabley impressed with mine so far crazy amount of tech and extras etc,lovely drive