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Impressive loan car - but only for mileage!

benk Jun 1, 2005

  1. benk

    benk Member

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    Dropped my car off at local Audi/VW specialists to get front wishbones and shocks replaced, and I get their courtesy car for the day - an F-reg passat GT with 290,000 miles on it.
    Goes pretty nicely once you get over the he-man powerless steering.
    These engines must be bloody good to go that kind of distance.
     
  2. nervus

    nervus Well-Known Member

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    How old? I'd be waiting for something to break.
     
  3. benk

    benk Member

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    F reg would be... something like 1989?
     
  4. Garth_S3

    Garth_S3 Active Member

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    If I'd got that, I would have tried my best to KILL IT!

    Then you could go off it with the garage for loaning you a pile of turd when it breaks /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
  5. dummi

    dummi smoking a6

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    very impressive :O and shocking, must be damn good specialist to keep it going

    was it a v6 diesel?
     
  6. jcs356

    jcs356 Brum brum

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    Are you talking about Autotechnik in Southampton? They had an ancient Passat a while ago as a loan car.
     
  7. benk

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    It was not So'ton, no. It went quite well when you figured out what angle to hold the steering wheel.
    Didn't have a problem doing 80 or 90 along a fast road either, just made some nasty squeaks and scrapes on corners...
     
  8. rickquattro

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    No suprises her really, we have two Passat TDi 115 Hp estates, both heading for 300k. They still do 100+ on the "closed road" section of the M6.

    Also well impressive is, despite the fact that there are 30 people driving these cars, the interior is standing up brilliantly. No squeeks or bits fallen off. A credit to the manufacturer.

    They get serviced regularly and the engine hasnt been apart yet either. Hope for a long term relationship with my TDi.. Top job VAG.
     
  9. Guest

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    redline it in first until it goes bang haha
     
  10. Strider

    Strider New Member

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    I was Quite impressed With the loan car i got Last week.
    'the bosses' '05 A6 3.2 fully loaded.
    I didnt get chance to do too many miles but i it was impressive
     

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