Finally I’ve got a Daily Driver that I can modify! What with all the miles that I do every day running around, I had to get something economical, and there’s nothing more economical and affordable than a dCi Clio, apparently they can get in excess of 70MPG when driven thoughtfully.
I’ve shunted off the Burgundy Bullet to my younger brother for drifting, and have replaced it with a dull and rather tired-looking dCi. It’s covered 92,000 miles, no service history to consider, but it was cheap and the seller was Foriegn! It’s the 80HP version with Intercooler as standard, which is a good start. The 80HP variant comes with the same gearbox fitted to the 172’s, so the ratios should be good and the box will be able to handle a bit of abuse. It’s also got air-con that doesn’t work, and absolutely filthy seats.
I’ve had to get my rubber gloves on and give the inside a damn good clean, and I’ve had to bin the rear seats, and jet wash the seatbelts. First step will be to give the engine a good service and treat it to a new timing belt and water pump!
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