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    Default 406 Coupe - low distance travelled

    Here's an interesting one for you all to answer for me...

    I've been browsing used 406 Coupes for sale (don't ask, I must have Brenno's disease) and I have noticed something quite amazing. They all have HARDLY any distance under their belts.

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    1. 406 Coupe D9 2002 model, 17 000km
    2. 406 Coupe D9 2003 model, 5 185km
    3. 406 Coupe D9 1998 model, 52 875

    For a 1998 model car to have only done 52 875km is ~ 10 000km/yr. Why would you buy suck a schmick car, and use it so little? Hairdressers? Luca??

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    Most of them are auto, but I think my pick is
    4. 406 Coupe D9 2003 5 830km manual

    Ah, one day. Don't ask about the prices. I know you'll all want to drive it if I got one so that's a good reason not to hey

    Derek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeKa
    Here's an interesting one for you all to answer for me...

    I've been browsing used 406 Coupes for sale (don't ask, I must have Brenno's disease) and I have noticed something quite amazing. They all have HARDLY any distance under their belts.

    eg
    1. 406 Coupe D9 2002 model, 17 000km
    2. 406 Coupe D9 2003 model, 5 185km
    3. 406 Coupe D9 1998 model, 52 875

    For a 1998 model car to have only done 52 875km is ~ 10 000km/yr. Why would you buy suck a schmick car, and use it so little? Hairdressers? Luca??
    This is an easy one. They are bought by the same people who buy BMWs, for much the same reason - they look good parked in your driveway. Or, if you are in Balmain, parked on the street in front of your house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeKa
    Here's an interesting one for you all to answer for me...

    I've been browsing used 406 Coupes for sale (don't ask, I must have Brenno's disease) and I have noticed something quite amazing. They all have HARDLY any distance under their belts.

    eg
    1. 406 Coupe D9 2002 model, 17 000km
    2. 406 Coupe D9 2003 model, 5 185km
    3. 406 Coupe D9 1998 model, 52 875

    For a 1998 model car to have only done 52 875km is ~ 10 000km/yr. Why would you buy suck a schmick car, and use it so little? Hairdressers? Luca??

    Most of them are auto, but I think my pick is
    4. 406 Coupe D9 2003 5 830km manual

    Ah, one day. Don't ask about the prices. I know you'll all want to drive it if I got one so that's a good reason not to hey

    Derek.

    not too different from the 604 my mother had that when she sold it only had 18000 on it at 11 years of age

    i have a 306 that has covered on average in the last 3-4 years around 4k a year
    3 x '78 604 SL

    1 x 2018 3008

    1 x 2000 Citroen XM,

    1 x '98 306 GTi6 sadly sold

    1 x secret project

    1 x '98 406 STDT troop carrier and i don't care if it stinks, i don't sniff it's arse Death by wank tank

    1 x '99 406SV 5spd wagon, time to burn more fuel

    1 x 1994 605 SV3.0

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    The one thing i dont understand about the 406coupe is why didnt they make it a cabrio???


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    i want to know what thir service patters are like.

    would you service it after 6 months like reccomended even though you have only done 4000klms. How does warranty hold up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeKa
    Why would you buy suck a schmick car, and use it so little? Hairdressers?
    It's funny you mention it - my hairdresser goes on and on about "the Coupe" everytime I go in. He's got a 306 XSi at the moment and wants to replace it, although he wishes it was as reliable as his wife's Forester.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeKa
    Here's an interesting one for you all to answer for me...

    I've been browsing used 406 Coupes for sale (don't ask, I must have Brenno's disease) and I have noticed something quite amazing. They all have HARDLY any distance under their belts.

    eg
    1. 406 Coupe D9 2002 model, 17 000km
    2. 406 Coupe D9 2003 model, 5 185km
    3. 406 Coupe D9 1998 model, 52 875

    For a 1998 model car to have only done 52 875km is ~ 10 000km/yr. Why would you buy suck a schmick car, and use it so little? Hairdressers? Luca??

    Most of them are auto, but I think my pick is
    4. 406 Coupe D9 2003 5 830km manual

    Ah, one day. Don't ask about the prices. I know you'll all want to drive it if I got one so that's a good reason not to hey

    Derek.
    Great car. A very good friend had one that he bought new in 99. charcoal manual with red leather. Classy.
    I drove it to from Sydney to Hobart for Targa in 2000 (just for transport, it didnt run in targa!), and I think its one of the most underrated cars going. This car is an absolute freeway stormer. This is what its designed for. I made Sydney to albury for the overnight stay in 4.5 hours. It will do an absolute genuine 235kmh, more with a tailwind, and will sit on 200kmh all day every day. Great car. Comfortable, classy and a great look. Cheap now too. You can buy them in the 20's all over the place.
    Only down side, quality stuff as per usual. The passenger side mirror nearly fell off on the freeway at 200. By the time I noticed it was hanging down looking very sad. I took it to the dealer in hobart and they said $700 please and 6 weeks wait. Either way, great car (in manual).
    blacklotus99

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pug307
    It's funny you mention it - my hairdresser goes on and on about "the Coupe" everytime I go in. He's got a 306 XSi at the moment and wants to replace it, although he wishes it was as reliable as his wife's Forester.
    Your hairdresser has a wife??? Pfft...

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