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Old 19 May 2017, 15:22 (Ref:3734481)   #16
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Oh dear that is quite a list of problems. I have the pulling left issue on a Clio amoungst other issues like the sunroof lets rain in.

Which old golf did you have? I'm hoping to get a cheap one, either the mk4 or 5.
If it is pulling to the left, you should get a wheel alignment done asap. If you have to stop in a hurry you will be out of control. It is well worth it.

I had a Mk 3 Golf 1.8. Great car, bulletproof, a pleasure to drive. You can get a decent one for 500.
If you want my advice stay away from GM cars, I am on my second and the last was rubbish too.
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Old 19 May 2017, 16:19 (Ref:3734486)   #17
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If it is pulling to the left, you should get a wheel alignment done asap. If you have to stop in a hurry you will be out of control. It is well worth it.

I had a Mk 3 Golf 1.8. Great car, bulletproof, a pleasure to drive. You can get a decent one for 500.
If you want my advice stay away from GM cars, I am on my second and the last was rubbish too.
Thanks I will get that checked. Do you mean German cars by GM? How come you got rid of the golf? Do you know if the mk4 or 5 are any good? I will take a look at the mk3s
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Old 20 May 2017, 10:44 (Ref:3734627)   #18
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Thanks I will get that checked. Do you mean German cars by GM? How come you got rid of the golf? Do you know if the mk4 or 5 are any good? I will take a look at the mk3s
I meant to say check the brakes, tyres, and wheel alignment. They would do that anyway in the shop.
I had a Holden Commodore when I lived in Australia. I was paying a lot for it on finance, then at the same time a lot to fix it, on top of buying another car to get to work in. It pretty well ruined me. I can't speak for any other models.
I got rid of the Golf because I was involved in an accident, and it was written off. It was just a wrecked front wing, but it would have cost more than it was worth to fix.
I like to buy old cars and give them one last blaze of glory then send them to meet their maker. The Golf had one old lady owner, I bought it for 450, drove it for a year. It cost me gas, a bottle of oil, and two tyres at 50 a pop. I think some people pay more than that a month to get around. I drove it all over England and a couple of trips to Holland.
I have had a ride in a few newer golf's, they are a bit fatter and have more complicated gadgetry, but generally I reckon they are decent.
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Old 20 May 2017, 19:21 (Ref:3734716)   #19
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I'm looking around for an auto Vauxhall Corsa for my wife. The last Corsa we had was a fantastic car but I'm not so sure the current variants will be so reliable.
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Which variant and year did you have? Was it an auto as well?
The old one was a manual, it has an Isuzu diesel that just goes on and on.
We just picked up her new car today and although it's probably the equivalent model it is light years in advance and has more toys than you can shake a stick at.
But, it doesn't have a spare wheel, no CD player which is a pain as I've recently got all our old CDs from the loft. Does however have DAB, MP3, Bluetooth and some other gadgets plus a direct emergency link to Vauxhall Motors. It's amazing how they have progressed just a tad worrying if something goes wrong with it.
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Old 20 May 2017, 22:23 (Ref:3734763)   #20
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Thanks I will get that checked. Do you mean German cars by GM? How come you got rid of the golf? Do you know if the mk4 or 5 are any good? I will take a look at the mk3s
A few years ago I was following a Peugeot 106 (Might have been the Citroen variant). A typical young driver first car of the times. The front and rear "axle" alignment was out by what must have been about 15cms.

The young lads driving in it looked like they were ready for some speedy round town action. I considered trying to stop them and warn them ... but figured they probably already knew they were driving a cheap car with a likely dodgy history. My guess would be a cut and shut job.

Whenever the press reports some road accident tragedy - 6 teenagers in a Nova which somehow has an accident and clips a lampost on a completely straight road and splits into two pieces one can assume two things that the press never seems to mention. One of them is that the car, neatly broken in two across the centre, was compromised in structure at some point in it life. The second is that the youngsters either had no clue or were mad enough not to care.

Consider getting something new on a special young driver scheme if you can. There are all sorts of benefit to doing so even if you think its a really naff and boring option.
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