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    Today the 18th October means I've had my 307 1 year today. I've done 88,000km in that 1 year without any problems at all. Still recon it doesn't drive like a Pug but gees it keeps on going.

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    Also an anniversary for our 307CC. Bought it new 10years ago this month. Had more than my share of problems in its early life, but has been pretty good for the last 5 years or so.
    Only done 110,000km. Just had a major service (inc can belt) done by Lion Automobiles, and reckon I will keep for the foreseeable future. Still looks great - cant see what I would replace it with.

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    It's running so well I went and washed it today. Thought about cleaning the inside but quickly got that out of my mind once I had a good look at it. This car doubles as our delivery vehicle and is always carrying oily greasy parts and with the dogs the carpet becomes a beautiful layer of dog hair and grease, I think I'll leave that for it's next anniversary. It also clocked over 298,000km on the same day, only another 2000 to go before it's annual service.

    I have a theory that Pugs like workshops and attention and the more you service them the more they get to like it and want to stay so if you just drive them and dont let them see the inside of a workshop they wont know what there missing and therefore wont break down.
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    It ticked over 299,000 last night on the way home, should hit the magic 300,000 early next week. I recon it's going to fall apart but.

    Last night the cruise control wouldn't work for the first time ever and yet this morning it all works perfectly, it's got 825km to go till 300,000 and I'm expecting the wheels to fall off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    It ticked over 299,000 last night on the way home, should hit the magic 300,000 early next week. I recon it's going to fall apart but.

    Last night the cruise control wouldn't work for the first time ever and yet this morning it all works perfectly, it's got 825km to go till 300,000 and I'm expecting the wheels to fall off.
    Better wear your crash helmet!!


    I have a theory that Pugs like workshops and attention and the more you service them the more they get to like it and want to stay so if you just drive them and dont let them see the inside of a workshop they wont know what there missing and therefore wont break down.

    Thats also my theory for its predecessor, that mighty RX4, which is powering on still.

    If there is no oil/coolant on my driveway, there must be oil/coolant in the car so why bother opening the bonnet to confirm what is already obvious.


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    Totally agree Joe if it aint broke dont fix it.

    Last night I was at a friends place and as I was leaving me she asked me if I could check the oil in her 307 and her sons Scenic. I asked her, is there oil on the ground? No. Does the oil light go out when you start them? Yes. Ok then there checked.
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    Try that with an Alloytec V6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post

    Thats also my theory for its predecessor, that mighty RX4, which is powering on still.

    If there is no oil/coolant on my driveway, there must be oil/coolant in the car so why bother opening the bonnet to confirm what is already obvious.


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    Me and my big mouth.

    Coolant now pooling on driveway and bugger me if I can see where exactly it is springing from.

    Grrrrrrr


    Now I'm back to the fuego for mule duties.


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    Sorted yet?

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    Nah, too busy working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    I have a theory that Pugs like workshops and attention and the more you service them the more they get to like it and want to stay so if you just drive them and dont let them see the inside of a workshop they wont know what there missing and therefore wont break down.
    Maybe my sister is perfectly suited to a Peugeot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    Today the 18th October means I've had my 307 1 year today. I've done 88,000km in that 1 year without any problems at all. Still recon it doesn't drive like a Pug but gees it keeps on going.
    It seems you drive about ten times further than I do. Our 18 year old Xantia just hit 90,000....

    Ten times!!

    Just how many hours do you drive each day David?

    Wow.
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    Oh ... I get it, I know why he's liking the 307 now .... You know how CX owners suffer brain function damage due to heat stroke ?? .... 307 owners suffer from Dementia pugilistica ..... "Punch drunk" syndrome.... They get so used to there brain getting shaken to hell and back they start to enjoy it
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    You could be on to something. When I asked for assistance in dismantling the 605 shocks for repair, all I got was pisstaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    Me and my big mouth.

    Coolant now pooling on driveway and bugger me if I can see where exactly it is springing from.

    Grrrrrrr


    Now I'm back to the fuego for mule duties.


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    Check the overflow bottle Jo. That's the most common leak, they split down the seams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    It seems you drive about ten times further than I do. Our 18 year old Xantia just hit 90,000....

    Ten times!!

    Just how many hours do you drive each day David?

    Wow.

    I probably average about 1200kms a week. I get just over 1000km per tank and I fill it up about every 4-5 days. It's got 240km to go so it should hit 300,000 tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Oh ... I get it, I know why he's liking the 307 now .... You know how CX owners suffer brain function damage due to heat stroke ?? .... 307 owners suffer from Dementia pugilistica ..... "Punch drunk" syndrome.... They get so used to there brain getting shaken to hell and back they start to enjoy it
    It's got nothing to do with how good or bad they drive Shane. Comes down to the fact that sometimes it's more important just go get there.
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    Pulled up at work today and it's on 299,987. Nothing fallen off yet. About to go out on deliveries so we see what happens.
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    Woohoo look we made it and the wheels didn't fall off. It's had a wash and is ready for another year.
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    It took me 29 years to get there ...


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