Replacing a 106 with a 206

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Re: Replacing a 106 with a 206

Postby dancingbear84 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:45 pm

I keep coming back to the Leon. I liked the numbers on the punto more than the car. 80mpg is a good 60% more than the pug. OK I appreciate if never get that but still it is a nice target. I'll keep looking at the seats and skodas I think. They should avoid the dpf at 04 or 05 plate too.
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Re: Replacing a 106 with a 206

Postby Karl » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:14 am

DPF's are the devil's work. You can't beat VAG group diesel engines just make sure what ever you get is looked after.
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Re: Replacing a 106 with a 206

Postby MikeMarsUK » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:40 am

I've only driven TDIs since about 2002 ... wonderfully reliable engines, the rest of the car tends to let me down first.
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Re: Replacing a 106 with a 206

Postby frv » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:52 am

Got my first diesel in 2003 - second hand Zafira - a bit agricultural but very reliable. Sold it to my neighbour with 75k on clock.
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Re: Replacing a 106 with a 206

Postby Karl » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:25 pm

With I could say the same... however my QQ without the power it has would be terrible.

I loved my VRS but the white seats and cramped interior had the better of me.
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Re: Replacing a 106 with a 206

Postby dancingbear84 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:17 pm

Our zafira is not so reliable hence being sorn on the drive. Of has done over 100k but in my opinion should be good for a few more hundred.
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Re: Replacing a 106 with a 206

Postby dancingbear84 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:50 pm

So after a few more days of pondering what to do I am currently thinking of the following.
Smart cdi 0.8 with 30k
Skoda fabia vrs 1.9tdi with 48k
Any other low mileage cheap to run diesels I happen to come across from the VAG camp or Toyota Honda.
I know the smart has its downsides like only 2 seats. But it is only a second car/commute-mobile for me. I just fancy something more reliable than the 106.
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Re: Replacing a 106 with a 206

Postby Karl » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:11 am

The smarts are uber economical but I hear the auto gearbox is absolute crap. Have you driven one?
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Re: Replacing a 106 with a 206

Postby dancingbear84 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:28 am

Not yet. The trouble is I just can't decide what I want. I've moved into the super mini type bracket now as it is a 2nd car and mostly only used by me. The trouble is with 2 young kids I may need to shuttle them around on occasions in which case something a bit bigger may be more appropriate.
I'm now thinking of the following.
Smart cdi
Seat Ibiza eco motive
Toyota aygo/Citroen c1/Peugeot 107
Toyota IQ 2
Hyundai i 10
Kia picanto
The list will likely get rounded down based on cost tax spec and mpg.
I've read the software upgrade and bhp boost in the smart made a big difference. Trouble is the nearest smart dealer is around an hour away and the 6k service would be a drag. I'll keep looking around.
What would be a great addition to the site would be a list of vehicles make, model, tax band, mpg, fuel type, price new and used. A prospective car buyer could then base their purchases on the stats from manufacturers in one place. I appreciate though that it would be a difficult thing to do.
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Re: Replacing a 106 with a 206

Postby dancingbear84 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:52 pm

Right after faffing around for far too long I'm picking up the Fabia vrs tomorrow. On a 3 mile blast when test driving which wasn't done with economy in mind I got 39mpg. After the novelty wears off I'll see how good I can get the figures.
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