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Old 12-07-2016   #1
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Another year, another MOT

Another years motoring in front of me, 10 year old and still going
Mind you had to replace the front springs (advisory from 2 years ago), so thought I would do the front shocks as well, and noticed the rear drums were well flaky with rust when I had the tyres swapped
Regular maintenance, thats all it needs
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Re: Another year, another MOT

Same here..
2004 Active..84,000 miles

Not had a bulb go yet..!!
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Re: Another year, another MOT

Boringly reliable Italian motors!

Beats the high cost of running almost anything else.
About as expensive to run as my electric bike!
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Re: Another year, another MOT

2008 Cross, 145 000 miles. FSH every 20 000 kms.

Bought in Geneva, lived on the lake of Geneva. Driven to Barcelona, twice, Venice, Torino, Croatia, Nice, Lake Como, Milan, Paris, Lyon, Monte Carlo, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Lichtenstein, Ascona, Avignon, Montpelier, Zurich, Basel, St. Moritz, Basel, Mulhouse, Friedrichshafen, and lots and lots of shorter weekend travel to weird and obscure places in Switzerland, France and Italy and then from there all the way to England! This car has become our friend and companion.

It was not entirely trouble-free. Never broken down on these long trips, but went through a bad experience with diesel injectors. Seems like a unique experience, and the Swiss aint shy to charge for parts and labour. Front wishbones replaced after the bushes were worn, and a few smaller things, but nothing serious or unexpected. But the injectors experience was terrible.

The funny thing is that it has become more reliable as it is getting older. The paint-job of the Goa Orange is just as new. The one thing I have done that has really changed my car for the better is to have changed exclusively to Shell V-Power Diesel. No other brand in the car for 6 the last months now, that stuff is amazing.
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Re: Another year, another MOT

11 years old and still going strong

no faults passed with clean bill of health

looks like i might have to keep it !!!!
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Re: Another year, another MOT

All these passes, that's great news.

Just back from getting Fugly 2008 Cross MOT'd at 79,000 miles. A nice pass with no advisories either.

Blu's MOT is due shortly (2006 Active, 42,000 miles) which should pass without issue.

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Boringly reliable Panda's!
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All these passes, that's great news.

Just back from getting Fugly 2008 Cross MOT'd at 79,000 miles. A nice pass with no advisories either.

Blu's MOT is due shortly (2006 Active, 42,000 miles) which should pass without issue.

Well done on Fugly


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