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Good luck, bad luck...whichever way round, they sure do follow each other closely.. by fierofetish
Started on: 08-28-2011 07:31 PM
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Report this Post08-28-2011 07:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofetishClick Here to Email fierofetishSend a Private Message to fierofetishDirect Link to This Post
Another neighbour gave me a car today. It has a new engine 3000 miles ago, recon gearbox, and a top end stereo system. He only bought it 7 months ago for his wife Put the engine and gearbox in...and she drove it for about a month, then parked it in the street. Just yesterday I went up to them in the street, and offerted to repair the wing mirror somne idiot had brokern off. I noticed that it had a tyre showing low pressure, so said I would inflate it for them at the same time. He said ?I can't be bothered with it any more. I paid 1000 euros for it last January, and the engine blew. So I had a new one fitted...cost 1201 euros. Now the tyre is flat, the wing mirror is broken off, and the inspection is due. I just don't want to bother with it any more. Can you see if you can find a wrecker to pick it up?'.
I said ' Hey!! It is easily repairable!! Just needs three screws to refit the mirror, pump the tyre up, and it will pass inspection no trouble!'
So he gave me the keys, and said 'See what you can do with it...it's yours to do as you wish'. Signed the papers over, and now it is parked outside our house




Took me all of an hour to run the buffer over her, and vacuum the inside, and remove the horrible cheapo seat covers
So, that was the good fortune. The bad? See my laptop/battery thread
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Report this Post08-28-2011 07:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CooterSend a Private Message to CooterDirect Link to This Post
That is a neat looking car. You can't argue with the price either I don't recognize the 'brand' though- what is it?
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Report this Post08-28-2011 08:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BlackEmraldClick Here to Email BlackEmraldSend a Private Message to BlackEmraldDirect Link to This Post
Its a Renault! Pronounced Ren-oh
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Report this Post08-28-2011 08:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Doni HaganSend a Private Message to Doni HaganDirect Link to This Post
Wow...nice neighbor!

Well, in Spain you shouldn't have any trouble getting parts for it.

I can't remember the last time I saw a Renault in the States.....one running anyway.
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Originally posted by Doni Hagan:

Wow...nice neighbor!

Well, in Spain you shouldn't have any trouble getting parts for it.

I can't remember the last time I saw a Renault in the States.....one running anyway.


I actually saw a brand new one the other day that was owned by a lady that worked at McDonalds. Go figure
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Originally posted by BlackEmrald:


I actually saw a brand new one the other day that was owned by a lady that worked at McDonalds. Go figure


In TEXAS?? Do they still have a dealer network over here? I thought they gave up on the US in the 80's.

For a while, Chrysler had a stake in them...then Nissan.

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Report this Post08-28-2011 08:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BlackEmraldClick Here to Email BlackEmraldSend a Private Message to BlackEmraldDirect Link to This Post
I really have no idea. All I know was it was a middle age lady, who just got off work. The Renault was a red hatch, that was LHD and had manual windows. It was brand spanking new though. I can't recall what kind it was.

However I am starting to see those Fiat 500's all over the place. They have opened 3 dealers within 30 minutes of me.
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Originally posted by BlackEmrald:

I really have no idea. All I know was it was a middle age lady, who just got off work. The Renault was a red hatch, that was LHD and had manual windows. It was brand spanking new though. I can't recall what kind it was.


This one?

http://www.renault.com/en/v...lt/pages/twingo.aspx
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Report this Post08-28-2011 08:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BlackEmraldClick Here to Email BlackEmraldSend a Private Message to BlackEmraldDirect Link to This Post
Yes, that is most likely but it might have been a Modus.
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Report this Post08-28-2011 08:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CooterSend a Private Message to CooterDirect Link to This Post
Several years ago, we had a small motor home with a 4 cylinder Renault turbo diesel. The drivetrain was amazingly smooth and reliable, but the rest of the vehicle was a pile of crap. That engine would rock in my S10!
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