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Re: A new Master (possible) purchaser

Surprised by all the bad reports here, only this week I've placed an order for Master no 7, that's seven in the last fourteen years, didn't hesitate in getting another. Usually run them to 200000 miles before we change them, always buy new, only Master No three was a dog, back in 2004 with the ill fated 3.0 litre Nissan in it, new engine fitted at 50k and need another at 100k so traded it in.
The one that this one replaces is the 150bhp one, in its life apart from normal service items it's had a new Turbo , that's it. We have another that will be used locally later in the year and currently has 140k on it, apart from routine servicing it has had a DPF Sensor (Warrenty) and the front wheel bearings, offside one at 70k and nearside one at 90k again a Warrenty item.
The later one with the 2.3 engine 150bhp is not so good on fuel, need to keep it below 60 to get 30 mpg, whereas the older one with the 2.5, 150bhp easily returns 35 to the gallon if you keep it belo 70mph.
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