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    Just got back from me jollies and was chuffed when Sixt handed me the keys to a new VW Golf only done 3000 miles. Started off as a great car, I know it's a brand spanker but my god was it quiet, even at 80mph it was silent, you couldnt even hear any noise from the tyres. It was averaging 50mpg...
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  3. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Has anyone changed the plugs on a 2003 1.4 Golf and able to advise me on how to remove what looks like the DI? There are two bolts holding a tray with coils over the sparking plugs, but then what? I think that it might be similar to the Saab and just pull off, but it is pretty tight and you...
  4. Saab News
    Photo Credit: Saab Automobile Spain According to the Move Your Mind site, Saab Automobile Spain have recently held a test drive event at a golf park facility in Madrid. Saab & Golf have had a long history together and this event simply continues that tradition. Below is the press release...
  5. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Do excuse me if I'm posting in the wrong place, but I'm considering relegating my c900 autos to the subs' bench and doing the bulk of my mileage in a smallish diesel. It has to be an auto, and to have been available for long enough and in sufficient quantities to make it relatively inexpensive...
  6. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Can anyone advise if the heads on the 1600 & 1800cc (carb) Golfs are the same? It looks like my son has stripped a plug thread so it might be a helicoil insert The alternative is to get another head from a brakers. According to Haynes the valve sizes are the same (height and diameter) the...
  7. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    If anyone have experience of either car, would they like to post their comments please? Many thanks. Cheers
  8. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Now that I've got your attention .. My best pal has a friend (female) with a 1996 VW Golf Diesel. I asked him why he hadn't tried to talk her out of it! She has been told that it needs a new water pump, and to help him out ( ) I said I might be prepared to take the job on. Despite my...
  9. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Have seen a few of these about on the road recently - have they had a face lift? - wondered what they were. Just a quick look on Google - pretty impressive........ Has anyone driven one here? Mike
  10. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Anybody had this happen, out on Sunday to play golf, 9 holes and took off from the lights, a bit sharpish and got a bit of judder from the power trying to get to road on the Aero manual, toooo much welly, anyway, off like a rocket but coming to a roundabout a few miles later on dual carriageway...
  11. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    May be the "peoples car" but it isn't very cheap. Prices start at £19995! http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/gti/index.html It's got a 2.0FSI Turbo - 200PS - don't know how quick it will be though - not a light car.
  12. Saab trackday
    Are any golfers going to Anglesey? If so, do you fancy trying to fit in a round on Saturday morning? I suspect that I might feel very lonely on this list, but I'll give it a try .. 1 Keith
  13. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Talking of Golfs, here's a nippy one. Golf http://www.kippertie.com/dub.mpg (1.3Mb) Twin VR6 Turbo doing a 12 second quarter mile. Bit Max Power, but very, very fast. More stuff here
  14. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Nicked from Scoobynet: as taken from uk mk-ivs.net Looks like a Cupra at the front!
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  16. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Just taken my friend to buy a MK4 Golf 1.8T GTI. When compared side by side both cars have around 150bhp, however the Golf is reknowned to be a little porky and my 9-3 is a (lighter?) ragtop. I was just wondering if any of you guys had any idea which car would be quickest off the line. No...
  17. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Mrs has a 1.4 Golf (1994 88k miles). On braking, typically above 40 mph and especially down a hill, there is a graunching / grinding/ rumbling noise coming from the front of the car. It's not really loud, but is disconcerting. Local VAG dealer and a local specialist have looked at the car and...
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