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1 minute ago, Vince Green said:

On the Honda CRV Facebook site a member is bemoaning the fact that his mechanic has told him his 2004 CRV is beyond economical repair.

It's done 740,000 miles! 

Things just aren’t made to last these days 😂

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Just a shame they stopped making the 2.2 diesel, in my humble opinion, the best car they ever made. I wish I had spent £1000 on a new turbo rather than changed it for the current 1.5 petrol model. Yes, it is a nice enough car to drive, but it is slower and most certainly thirstier than the diesel. So, if you have the 2.2 diesel, pay the higher road tax and KEEP HOLD OF IT  !

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24 minutes ago, Westley said:

Just a shame they stopped making the 2.2 diesel, in my humble opinion, the best car they ever made. I wish I had spent £1000 on a new turbo rather than changed it for the current 1.5 petrol model. Yes, it is a nice enough car to drive, but it is slower and most certainly thirstier than the diesel. So, if you have the 2.2 diesel, pay the higher road tax and KEEP HOLD OF IT  !

I have, best car I've ever had, bought it brand new in May2009 It' not even blown a bulb yet, other than routine servicing which I have done myself since new, I can get 50Mpg

on a run, don't know what I'd replace it with.

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49 minutes ago, Westley said:

Just a shame they stopped making the 2.2 diesel, in my humble opinion, the best car they ever made. I wish I had spent £1000 on a new turbo rather than changed it for the current 1.5 petrol model. Yes, it is a nice enough car to drive, but it is slower and most certainly thirstier than the diesel. So, if you have the 2.2 diesel, pay the higher road tax and KEEP HOLD OF IT  !

In America and Australia they sell the V6 petrol version 2.4 litre I think,  more effortless to drive and about the same fuel consumption

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11 hours ago, Kev1gun said:

I have, best car I've ever had, bought it brand new in May2009 It' not even blown a bulb yet, other than routine servicing which I have done myself since new, I can get 50Mpg

on a run, don't know what I'd replace it with.

I could get 54mpg on a motorway run, keeping speed around 65mph. It would drop a bit doing 70/80 mph. Best I have had on a run from the 1.5 petrol is 34mpg.

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Just got a 1.5t civic. New shape  and not pigeon shooting friendmy really. On a run to work it can do 55-57mpg sticking to the speed limit and no harsh acceleration. Should I put my foot down (I do occcasionally) it does 35. Very enjoyable. 

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On 08/06/2022 at 10:09, Kev1gun said:

I have, best car I've ever had, bought it brand new in May2009 It' not even blown a bulb yet, other than routine servicing which I have done myself since new, I can get 50Mpg

on a run, don't know what I'd replace it with.

Had mine for nearly five years and still very reliable , go just about anywhere and now done about 140K , I am now thinking about getting a slightly smaller motor so my wife can get in and out a bit more easier , at the moment only thinking and done very little about changing it as I like mine and if it aint broke then there is no need to mend it , I dearly if I could afford it is to get a decent motor for normal runs out and keep the CRV for for crossing the fields with my dog and shooting gear in the back , but with everything going up and up I will have to wait and see what crop up . 

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On 08/06/2022 at 08:24, Vince Green said:

On the Honda CRV Facebook site a member is bemoaning the fact that his mechanic has told him his 2004 CRV is beyond economical repair.

It's done 740,000 miles! 

My mate and I regularly check mileage on old sprinters for fun . 720,000 is the max we’ve found . 
 

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1 hour ago, team tractor said:

My mate and I regularly check mileage on old sprinters for fun . 720,000 is the max we’ve found . 
 

The old London black taxis when they had the Nissan engine would often do a million miles when operated by the hire fleets. They were doubled, that is to say operated 24 hours a day in two shifts of twelve hours, seven days a week. 

The engines never went wrong, change the oil regularly and they would last forever. The problems started when new engines were fitted to later models to comply with emissions. Turbos and a lot more electronics.

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20 minutes ago, Vince Green said:

The old London black taxis when they had the Nissan engine would often do a million miles when operated by the hire fleets. They were doubled, that is to say operated 24 hours a day in two shifts of twelve hours, seven days a week. 

The engines never went wrong, change the oil regularly and they would last forever. The problems started when new engines were fitted to later models to comply with emissions. Turbos and a lot more electronics.

Yeah, that’s typical.

We just get something developed to near perfection and then somebody ruins it with technology.

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On 16/06/2022 at 09:11, London Best said:

ruins it with technology.

not technology - Bureaucracy - wait until you see the levels of noise cars are allowed to make - I think it is changing again in a few years time to 67dB

Meanwhile they have found a way to police it (or rather generate revenue from it) https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/107097/government-invests-ps300k-exhaust-noise-detection-tech

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