Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Bugger - again...


Fecking gearbox decided to give me and Mrs Scroblene enormous grief today!

New Scrobsmobile beckons; probably a German car, as they don't strike like we all used to have to put up with! Old memories die hard - eventually...

7 comments:

DCBain said...

Number one - and only - son had a high spec Audi; the printed spec didn't mention the list of irritating faults which, at a suggestion of auto box failure led him to get rid. A friend - who knows how cars work - has had a Skoda diesel destroy its engine because of an inadequately engineered exhaust cleaning system. 46k, sir? normal wear and tear . . .

A K Haart said...

Modern cars are too complex. Simple, cheap and reliable will do me, but I don't see that anywhere.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

Well if you will buy French...

My last few have been Golfs (of gradually increasing power and excitement), two Focuses and two Fiestas.

No significant problems with any of them, except one of the Fiesta's was a diesel that had the usual diesel troubles - EGR, DPF, DMF, etc - which is why I say no more diesels.

They were all stick-shift of course.

Michael said...

Thank you, DC. I heard of a few of these only this morning, so didn't eventually buy it, although it was a good deal.

Michael said...

Mr H, my ex-business partner always reckons that cars are way too over-specified for the average driver...

Michael said...

And a Golf it is, Weekend!

All signed up and ready for next week!

Can't wait!

rvi said...

Over the years I have had a 106, a 206(auto) and a 406(auto), all of which have given no trouble. Lucky me! I had a god-awful manual 208 which I hired for a brief visit last year and I just could not get on with it - horrible little car, so no more Peugeots for me. I now have a 10 year old Teutonic runabout which is still as good as the day I bought it (new).

Mt bro and wifey have a 308 variant with which he is also very content - however, last year on an extended jaunt round southern France the clutch failed late on a Friday afternoon. The gear was stuck in second, but they managed to crawl to a local Peugeot garage where the mechanic told them that as it now closing time and as it was also a long weekend there was no possibility of repairs being undertaken until the following Tuesday. Instead of hanging around for the next few days they decided to crawl back to Calais and get on the next train back. Took them 2 days, but they did manage to do the journey without over-heating the engine or causing any further damage and had the repairs done at their local garage in Surrey. Despite all that, he is still happy with it!