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  1. scaminatrix

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    Oi oi oi count me in - I'm soldiered up ready to beat jedwood with a brick.

    The mrs started watching it the other night - she said it was "just to have laugh" but I think she's actually geting into it. She's first on the list...
     
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    I think the UK people should stop paying for their TV licences till BBC & other tv channels/studios learn how to broadcast quality programs

    none of this reality tv bullshit. and whats so great about big brother??? id rather they be locked up with no food or water for a few weeks then throw a sharp knife with a small peice of blueberry muffin into the room and then take bets to see whose the first one to get shanked evicted first and lets face it.... at this stage. who really gives a flying f**k who is in the BB house??? I dont know! I dont want to know! I can live my whole live and not lose any sleep over it!

    If their not trying to kill each other. then its not worth watching. however, If they were all shagging each others brains out, then it might be worth watching.
     
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    whats a jedwood :confused:
    you mean Jed Wood?
     
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    :laugh: I like your version of big brother better. I'd pay to watch that ringside.

    lol I spelt it wrong.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jedward

    Those goons.
     
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    Uh the license fee only goes towards the BBC.
    Big Brother finished why the hell did CH5 have to buy it? I hate reality and social programming its all for fucking sycophants. Same for that Xfactor get it to fuck.
     
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    Off topic to everyone conversation about TV programs.
    I got an engine warning light now on my car for 3rd time,i am probably going guess it's the catalytic converter again,because it showed up twice before when the car been to garage for fault code check.
    Should i get it replaced now and i also need change the brake disc and pad or wait until my insurance renewal and get a newer car,so i don't have to put up with less problems and cheaper to maintenance the car and better MPG and lower tax.
    What do you guys think its best to do??
     
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    That's why so many Freemen are getting away with not paying it. Good on them! If only I had the time :eek:

    Personally, I'd rather have the adverts every 20 minutes rather than paying for the TV licence, but that's just me.

    Then you are off topic talking about cars!

    If it's a Peugeot - get ready for loads of problems
     
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    It is a Peugeot 206 an 04 plate lol.
     
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    Not good. Sell it or get ready for a whole host of problems. There's still loads of debate over what the problem actually is with them. Some people say it's one of the stepper motors, some say it's the ECU, some people will even tell you it's the HT leads.
    I spent over £150 on engine diagnoses to be told "it's this" only to spend £100 on a stepper motor and the problem's still there. I then got told "it's the ECU" so I just gave it to my Dad.
    He managed to get hold of an ECU for cheap, replaced it and still wasn't running fine.

    Honestly mate, my advice is to sell it and stay away from French motors.

    I hit the forums to try and find out what it could be, but everyone was just arguing over what it is. It was about a year ago I last checked the forums.
     
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    All this French bashing makes this clubhouse feel like a UK clubhouse again :D

    Well, after TMM decide to be an illegal immigrant
     
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    The car has never had problems really apart from the engine warning light now which has been the same constant message lol,i'm waiting for a free diagnosis from a friend.
    So your opinion is to get rid of it and get a different car?? I would want to do that but because of price of insurance and tight on money its very unlikely my parents would allow it.
    But it is a possibility right now,just have to wait until my insurance renewal in December.
     
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    better off with a renault or a honda or something. even a golf is good
     
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    Golf has always been good, awesum even.
     
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    Lol you do realise a Renault is french too.
    To be perfectly honest i want a change of car,all my friends have Civic,golf,astra,mazda3.
    I don't want copy them lol,i am considering a Ford focus atm but i can't think of any other cars.
     
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    Anything either German or English. German stuff for being reliable, or English for easy-to-source parts. But tbh, if you rag it, it doesn't matter what you get - it will die.
    I would go for an Astra, a Corsa, or a Focus. Even a Fiesta. I like Astra's (loads of room in the back considering it's a relatively cheap motor)
    Or wait for MightyMission to come in and school us proper :laugh:
     
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    Oh shit man, I had a 206 (admittedly it was an s Reg) and it had a whole load of problems including the good old warning light!

    Get shot of it quick snap. Don't get Renault either, peugeot and renault share loads of parts.
     
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    I had an S reg, my little brother had an '02 (I think). Both had the same problems, my lil bro wrote his off in a crash though. I managed to learn how to do everything without letting the engine idle like kept pushing the throttle while left-foot braking coming up to traffic lights etc. (the engine would die as soon as it was allowed to idle - but with the foot on throttle it was fine)
     
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    i know they are french, my dad had a volvo with a renault engine which had done 200,000km, that thing was running smoothly and still had plenty grunt...
    did 4hr with pedal to the metal in that car, and it was perfectly fine...

    if you can afford the insurance get an old BMW, they are like fricken steel and are so well constucted...
     
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    Well i will probably get an american or german or japanese car lol.
    But i don't want copy people and i am pretty stingy on engine too i want upgrade to a 1.4 if it has bhp of 90 or something,but 1.6 seems sweet spot.
    Either way getting a 1.4 or 1.6 insurance is about 2300-2500 for any like astra,civic,mazda3,golf etc.
     
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    Just by putting my Dad on my insurance policy, and having him as the policy holder, it halved my insurance costs. The only sacrifice is you won't get any no claims as a named driver, unless you're with Directline.
     
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    2000 on a 1.4 Toyota Auris VVTi TR2 for insurance hmm...not very far off my 206 insurance renewal with my mods declared which is 1700 lol.
     
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    w00t for old age, 30 year old, newly passed driver 1.4 astra fully comp insurance with business and breakdown etc etc £1100 ;)
     
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    thats me as main driver and getting no claims :cool:
     
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    Lol curses of your age.
     
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