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I drive 450 miles per week. Any normal 10 year old car simply cannot cope with this huge demand and will require fixing almost monthly. The megane certainly couldn't handle it hence the HG failure. I had to hunt very hard to find a decent car for a cheap price which would be almost as reliable as a newer car - hence my choice to get a safrane. Yes its old but it is powered by volvo and almost built like a tank. For the miles I drive every month just to earn my crust of bread it was the very best car I could find for low price and to be honest, I can't even afford it comfortably - I'm stretching myself to keep it.
I can't afford a new car mate and I have got a 1998 Megane, same as you as you can see. I am in the armed forces and do 30-32000miles a year which equates to about 600miles a week!! I still have signed this because they won't stop, like it was said above, what will you do when they take the banding restriction off for Pre-2001 cars? We will all be screwed then.
It is a total joke, the Government are just sqeezing as much out of us until they push us over the line. If they don't stop it is going to get to the point when everyone in the country will march on Downing street and protest, no-one will work because it won't be worth it. If everyone refused to work for just 1 day, or didn't buy petrol for 1 day(that doesn't mean fill up the day before as that will defeat the object) then the Governent would HAVE to do something as it will make them lose so much money.
Currently in Mike11's garage:
An LPG powered Ford Focus ST170.