Soon to be V6 Owner

CraigSH

Forum user
Jul 18, 2010
39
1
Durham
Hi all, Craig here and hoping to have a V6 auto soon!
Just sold our Volvo S40 auto and once my old MR2 goes I'll be looking to buy an auto V6:)
Always preferred manuals but better half is learning to drive and I need something with a bit go so I'm hoping the V6 auto will be the ideal dual purpose vehicle we need :D
Anyway happy to be here and no doubt I will be picking your brains soon!
Cheers, Craig
 

CraigSH

Forum user
Jul 18, 2010
39
1
Durham
Thanks for the warm welcome, site looks great!
Just thought I'd add (if it's OK) I will be looking to spend up to 1k, I know it may be a longshot but hoping for X pack in black or silver if at all possible,
anyone knows of a decent example let me know thanks :)
 

dar1976

Well-known user
Jun 14, 2009
1,202
95
sunderland
hi craig, welcome to the club, as stated earlier, there is a few owners in durham, me in sunderland, you will find one around your budget price, just be patient and dont jump in , mine is manual, but there are quite a few autos on the forum, owners will be able to advise you better, (y)
 
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PussyGalore

Hi Craig, just got my cat this week, loving it and loving this site! Do your research and I'm sure you'll find something to suit you both.

Sharon
 

Procomm

Club Member
Welcome to the forum mate, as previously said take your time and get a good one, you should be able to find an X pack for your budget. Hope you get a good one, i'm sure one of the lads up by you will be more than happy to look over a car with you as they will already know what to look out for (y)
 

CraigSH

Forum user
Jul 18, 2010
39
1
Durham
Thanks guys, looks like I came to the right forum :cool:

@Chrissypoo thanks for that link I'll check it out today (y)

@Wogans_Wig are there any meets happen up here often?

@PussyGalore nice name ;)
 

Sabre Tooth

Well-known user
Oct 7, 2009
1,203
104
Leicester
Welcome to UKC.com Craig, you shouldn't have too many probs finding a cat for around the budget you have in mind, happy hunting.(y)
 

Pid_16V

Admin (Uncle Al)
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Nov 20, 2006
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Hi Craig, and welcome to ukcougar.com, your in the right place for all things cougar related, as well as some crazy banter. You will also be able to find all the fixes you need in our subscriber sections. Have a browse around the open forums and get a feel for the place. Remember! ukcougar.com is the only workshop manual for the big cat.
Good luck with your search (y)
 

CraigSH

Forum user
Jul 18, 2010
39
1
Durham
Update: I'm now the proud owner of a V6 frosty, took no pictures as yet but heres the link from which I bought the car - http://newcastle.gumtree.com/newcastle/63/62579763.html
Got it for £860 in the end as I need to apply for the V5 and it has a couple of tiny issues that I'll need to sort.
Car has 6 months T&T on it and was only 10 miles away from me so I'm happy with the deal I got (y)
Will be subscribing very soon :)
 

Relliott6879

Club Admin
Jul 5, 2009
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Winchester
That sounds like a bit of a bargain, well done to you Sir! What are the issues that need sorting? I'm sure you'll find the know how on here, whatever it/they may be.
 

CraigSH

Forum user
Jul 18, 2010
39
1
Durham
That sounds like a bit of a bargain, well done to you Sir! What are the issues that need sorting? I'm sure you'll find the know how on here, whatever it/they may be.
Thanks :)
Issues are the aircon needs recharge,brakes don't seem to be great (although from memory of all the mondeos I've owned thats normal), batteries in remote need replaced and the miles remaining on the computer displays less than actual distance left.
Nothing major thankfully!
 

charliecd001

Honorary Member
Club Member
Sep 10, 2007
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Bolton
Well done on your purchase check pads and discs a lot of people use inferior quality pads get some Ferodo or Mintex pads and if your feeling brave upgrade to goodridge braided hoses these will help to firm the pedal. Also remember brake fliud has alife span and is seldom changed so could be an option!
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