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05omegav6

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Re: Most reliable car ever owned ?
« Reply #15 on: 30 January 2014, 17:30:16 »

Ford Granada 2ltr twin cam. Cost me 150 had it 2 years not a penny spent and sold it for 275.  8)
Must have had a head and slushbox before you bought it then  ;D
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« Reply #16 on: 30 January 2014, 17:33:13 »

Ford Granada 2ltr twin cam. Cost me 150 had it 2 years not a penny spent and sold it for 275.  8)
Must have had a head and slushbox before you bought it then  ;D







It did come with a whole load of paperwork but nothing to do with head work  :y
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Re: Most reliable car ever owned ?
« Reply #17 on: 30 January 2014, 17:35:33 »

Unusual :-\ what was the Reg :-\
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Re: Most reliable car ever owned ?
« Reply #18 on: 30 January 2014, 17:35:59 »

Ford cortina 2.3 ghia. Lovely motor but very waggy at the back under acceleration.
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« Reply #19 on: 30 January 2014, 17:43:09 »

Ford cortina 2.3 ghia. Lovely motor but very waggy at the back under acceleration.

A nice old bus in it's day. :y
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Re: Most reliable car ever owned ?
« Reply #20 on: 30 January 2014, 17:56:41 »

My Omega would be one, 5 years with just service items, few minor things but nothing major. Then again, a MK4 Astra Van which I had for a while never put a single foot wrong.
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Re: Most reliable car ever owned ?
« Reply #21 on: 30 January 2014, 18:04:50 »

'53 Mk1 Consul (rallied as well!), and a  '59 1100cc Beetle which I ran for 11 years. :y
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« Reply #22 on: 30 January 2014, 18:34:39 »

My 406 has been the most reliable I've owned to date,4 years and only routine maintenance and all straight mot passes,its done 204k miles and was a taxi so has seen life ::)
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« Reply #23 on: 30 January 2014, 19:11:51 »

   The Carlton GSI manual I had before the Omega. But the Omega only let me down due to shoddy repair work done by others
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Re: Most reliable car ever owned ?
« Reply #24 on: 30 January 2014, 19:41:46 »

That's an easy one my 1995 XJ6,it's never let me down yet[and I'm having to sell it because the dragonlady struggles to get into/out of it.Second would be the 1990 Senator I owned several years ago and have regretted selling ever since!!
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« Reply #25 on: 30 January 2014, 19:48:44 »

I bought a 1978 Ford Cortina 2.3 Estate for about 250 in Sydney.  Drove it all around Australia and all I did to it was flush the radiator and treat it to new headlight bulbs.  It had done about 300,000 kms, of which 25,000 or so were mine and I sold it for about 400 a couple of days before I left Oz!!  8)

Otherwise it's my Omega.  :y  In 8 years and 75,000 miles it's only let me down once and that was a couple of weeks ago when the alternator packed up!  ::)  Mind you I've never fettled with any other car like I have this one!!  ;)
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Re: Most reliable car ever owned ?
« Reply #26 on: 30 January 2014, 19:53:11 »

The 2 most reliable cars I've owned are:

2000 Rover 25 1.6 iS
1990 Rover 216GSi

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Re: Most reliable car ever owned ?
« Reply #27 on: 30 January 2014, 20:03:35 »

Unusual :-\ what was the Reg :-\







J plate and the 8 valve not 16  :y
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« Reply #28 on: 30 January 2014, 20:24:05 »

Must have been a Wednesday car ::)
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Re: Most reliable car ever owned ?
« Reply #29 on: 30 January 2014, 20:31:16 »

Mk II Cavalier. That car took everything!
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