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  1. This car came up a suggested item on ebay earlier. It's not my car and I have no connection with the seller. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284279266189
  2. Thanks for the reply. I know that 10.6 seconds 0-60 is not actually any kind of high performance number. My current car is an early 1990s 1.6l 4 Cyl. The given 0-60 time is 9.6 seconds for that particular model. It's a fairly plain type, but still seems to accelerate better than similar engine size newer cars I have driven. I knew someone that had a 2000 Nissan Almera 1.5l. That had a published 0-60 time of 13.4 seconds and always felt really slow compared to my car. As for the brakes, I have read that some newer cars have to be plugged into a diagnostic machine to chan
  3. Thanks for the replies. I am interested in this particular one as it is the first 1.6 VTEC I have seen on a Y plate. Most of the others have been 1.4 hatchbacks. The numbers the original brochure gives for the performance of the 1.4 are underwhelming at a 0-60 time of 13.3 seconds compared to 10.6 for the 1.6 VTEC. This car is being sold as spares or repair by a garage/MOT centre. If it was closer I would go and have a look at it and ask how much they would charge for the necessary work to get it through an MOT. For the emissions I would first try a new air filter, set
  4. A 1.6 VTEC Aerodeck that is suitable for my purposes as it meets the London emissions rules has come up for sale. Unfortunately It is almost 150 miles away with no MOT. That makes going to look at it a problem with lockdown and the risk of being fined. Whenever these cars come up for sale they are never anywhere near London. The mileage is 139,000. Seller claims the manual gearbox is noisy. Asking price is £300. It failed an MOT earlier this month on the list of problems below. Looking through its history it has never failed on any structural rust which is a good sign.
  5. Unfortunately not. The main purpose of the ULEZ seems to be to get rid of older diesels. No diesels made before 2014 are compliant. Only certain types made between 2014 and 2017 are. Everything after 2017 should be. I don't do enough mileage to really need a diesel. Especially last year and this year with lockdown where I only do about 8 miles a day to work and back.
  6. I would think that some form of restrictions will be coming for everywhere in the next decade. If not for that problem I would be tempted to buy this 1993 Accord. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-Accord-2-0-i-SE/283801597920?hash=item4213e4b7e0:g:FBsAAOSw3LxdH4EA
  7. Thanks for the replies. The Type R would be beyond what I am willing to spend. As there is no way to tell what will happen with these restrictions in the future, it puts me off wanting to spend too much money on anything. The only thing certain is that the restrictions will get worse.
  8. Does anyone here have any thoughts on the 2001/2002 Accord? I have seen a few of these for sale in my search for a London emissions compliant MB Civic. There seem to be a few more of these still around as they seem to have been sold for a year or so later than the MB Civics. They can be found with 51 and 02 plates, whereas the very last MB civics sold have Y plates.
  9. It's a pain that it's done with a cut off by date registered. Anything registered before 1st March 2001 is non-compliant. Apparently that is the date that most car makers started to comply with the Euro 4 emissions standard for petrols. This apparently became compulsory in 2006. The auction already has 21 bids with five days still left to run, so it looks like it will survive for a few more years.
  10. Am I right that the D Series SOHC engines fitted to the MB Civics are designed in the following way? As far as I can tell, the valve cover needs to be removed in order to remove the top timing belt cover? I have changed a timing belt in the past on a SOHC D Series engine. I had changed the valve cover gasket before. I noticed at the time that the valve cover had to be removed in order to remove the plastic timing belt cover. While the valve cover was off, I removed the plastic cover and ground off the lip that fits into the slot on the valve cover. That way, when the be
  11. Another suggested ebay listed car that is not suitable for the London low emissions zone. Not my car, and I have no connection with the seller. Silver 1998 1.5 VTEC MB. Has a few scrapes on the bodywork but the interior looks tidy. Low mileage at 68,000. May be of interest to someone here? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-CIVIC-1-5-VTEC-TOWBAR/324476569230?hash=item4b8c4f868e:g:XnUAAOSwFsxgHZa3
  12. This came up as a suggested item on ebay during my frequent searches for a London Compliant MB. May be of interest to someone here? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114653650026
  13. I see that it's being sold by a private seller. With mileage that low it could be an older person who is selling it cheap. A dealer would likely be asking more than double that price. Could that engine have actually seen excessive wear as it has presumably done a lot of short local journeys? I have seen it said that mileage too low can be as bad as high. I have an original sales brochure that shows leather seats as a factory option, but from what I have seen on cars for sale they were not common. Was that style of alloys discontinued early? I have only seen
  14. I saw this car for sale in my search for an MB that meets the London emissions regulations, which this one does not. It is not my car, and I do not have any connection with the seller. It's a dark blue R Reg automatic with apparently just 35,000 miles. Fitted with leather seats which I have not seen on any other that I have seen for sale. May be of interest to someone on here? https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202101228230823
  15. I also notice that the listing for the blue one doesn't show a photo of the rear of the car, so the model badge cannot be seen. Am I right that a genuine sport model would always have a rear spoiler? That one does not. Perhaps that is also a 1.4S, with the seller thinking that the "S" means sport.
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