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Offline speedy mazda

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Re: 18 months in 1.6 petrol Takuya
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2016, 04:30:33 PM »
well I was lucky the stone or flint had just made little hole on inside so a patch plug curred it £18 was better than another £90.

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Re: 18 months in 1.6 petrol Takuya
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2016, 12:19:56 PM »
Well I've just discovered a nail in the Michelin's on the ds3 if it's not repairable that'll be the 4th pilot exalto we've lost on that car in 8000 miles.. so it's not just a Goodyear problem.

Anyway back to the 3 which continues to amaze...all I can see is my brakes and tyres must always have been marginal to poor as every time I turn onto a back road I've not travelled since the change over I'm surprised all over again. Torque steer has gone, tramlining has gone, braking is not only is improved by new discs and pads but it no longer pulls the wheel with the cambers. Rather kicking myself for not doing it sooner...


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Re: 18 months in 1.6 petrol Takuya
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2017, 12:50:51 AM »
Still not got a Goodyear puncture *touch wood*.


However bent a wheel, broke a drop link and a tie rod all on the same corner...

I hate pot holes, but the wheel is hardly bent (bead where the tyre sits is a little out) and the rest of the damage was fixed for 70 odd quid.
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Re: 18 months in 1.6 petrol Takuya
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2018, 01:53:59 PM »
So 48 months and 32k miles in (car is slighlty under 70k miles now and 7 years old in September).

Still on original battery, been topped up with distilled water a few times. Monitoring it with an AA car genie and it's happy with it.

Drivers seat bolster is starting to come to bits, cover is fine but foam particles are starting to come out of the bottom. Could probably do with a trip to a trimmer if I was that precious about it.

3 of 4 anti roll bar links have been replaced now, and it made a large difference, especially the rear ones when the tired ones were swapped out despite them being capable of passing an MOT.

Otherwise underside looks a bit second hand these days with a lot of surface corrosion but this is northern England and they salt the roads six months a year. As do the wheel centres.

In terms of mechanical reliability it's still got a blemish free record including all the toys.

Few things I've noticed recently, if you have a rear facing isofix car seat in it then the front passenger has to have their seat back fairly upright. Also the isofix points are well hidden in the seat making it a bit of a faff to install. That and shopping + buggy requires careful packing.

No plans to ditch it for pretend off roader just yet though..just requires a little thought if you are going out for the day. However if you had 2 young kids I can't beleive I'm saying it..but it might be a bit small!

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Re: 18 months in 1.6 petrol Takuya
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2018, 01:53:59 PM »