I am a weak old thing..another Pug in the shed...

Submitted: Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 16:13
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Couldnt resist this one...a pristine 94 model 405 Peugeot for only
$5k. Has 64k on the clock, full service history, drives & looks like new. Too much for a 15 year old car ? Maybe. The identical one
in the shed has 210 k on it & runs like a clock...14k to a litre. Not
too shabby for a 2L Auto. This one will do another 250 k easy &
that works out at about 2 cents a kilometre..capital cost. A new
Commodore at $30k doing 80k over the next 3 years with a
residual of 50% will cost 20 cents a kilometre..capital cost. No
prize for guessing what I'll be driving. Put another way.......
my Pug doing 250k @14k/l uses 18000L of fuel at $1.3..totals
$23500 plus $5k capital Exp..Grand total.....$28500.
3 Commodores doing 80k each over the same period will use
25000 Litres of fuel @ $1.3 equals $32500. Given the commos
are $30k ea with a 50% residual in 3 years...total capital ex is
$45k. Added to fuel gives a grand total of...$77500...Mmmm
I feel stronger already.....:)))......oldbaz
PS..figures subject to slight rounding..
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Reply By: Kanga1 - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 17:22

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 17:22
Oldbaz, you really should get out more!!! lol, good luck with the new ride. Kanga1
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Reply By: Madfisher - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 18:35

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 18:35
Thats great Baz, unbelievable low ks. At lest you do not have 3 4bys blocking your driveway LOL.
we have had stacks of calls for Sals 93 Paj but most do not believe it has 98000ks, yours is stacks lower again.
Cheers Pete
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Follow Up By: donks1 - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 08:22

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 08:22
Geez that Paj looks a good buy.

Where were you 6 Months ago ? lol

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Follow Up By: 12 times dakar winne - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 15:51

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 15:51
show a pic of the Jack bogged with the Paj pulling it out. You'll sell it yesterday :)

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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:12

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 17:12
Ha Ha Ha, The Jack got stuck going the other way in the morning, And the Paj gave it a tug, thank god no cameras .
Chap coming to pick up the Paj in the morning from Wyong, have to get rid of SWMBO as she will change her mind . Have to wash it in the morning to get rid of all the tears streaks off it lol.
Donks as late as Dec we were keeping it as we completely redone the air cond including new compressor(not cheap) but come accross an immaculate nullarbor that had never seen a dirt road or kids.
Sal got abused today by this old chap in a Paj that has done 600000ks for selling it before it is run in.lol Hope its going to a good home .
Actually I prefer the Paj off road and the Jacks on road and for towing. The Paj has a much softer throttle response and is easier to drive off road, never found anything to stop it actually.
Cheers Pete
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Reply By: Member No 1- Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 18:52

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 18:52
i thought a pug was something that chases cars
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Reply By: furph - Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 20:42

Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at 20:42
G'day Oldbaz.
Really good to hear about older Pug's still being around.
My own French connection reads 203x1, 403x1, 404x3, 504x1.
Renault: '58 Dauphine x1, '60 Gordini D x1. '64 R8x1, '67 R8 Gordini x1, '73 16TS x1.
I still ask myself why did I ever sell them , the R8 Gordini particularly. That was a genuine "pocket rocket"!
Dont worry about the cost comparisons, you will get far more just in driving satisfaction
Good on you, but I envy!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Matt & Caz H (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 09:57

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 09:57

My father used to work for Jaguar Rover Australia and my grandfather used to work for Citreon in the UK.

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Follow Up By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 09:34

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 09:34
G'day furph, you sound like a worse French car nut than me !!!!
Fabulous "Drivers Cars". & great value too. I only do the cost
comparisons to annoy those that think the cheapest way to get
around is in a new Commo/Falcon every 3 years. Many rave on about fuel costs when depreciation is by far the biggest cost....
if you run late model cars. Renault are making a comeback arent
they ? Even I could handle a little C4 diesel..cheers.....oldbaz.
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 10:24

Saturday, Feb 21, 2009 at 10:24
I've often thought that if the French made a real off road vehicle it would be a cracker.

It should be about Pajero size, diesel, full air suspension like the old Citroen, quirky French styling, skinny Michelin tyres, and the reliability of the old Peugot 403 rally cars.

Oldbaz, I find your fuel consumption units difficult to read - had to invert them to compare with known values.

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Follow Up By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 09:41

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 09:41
G'day Bob, you would have been really confused with fuel
issues in old Peugeots, before common symbols ....the fuel guage
said "essence". I find Kilometres per Litre a more useful number
than Litres per 100 k. That 4WD Pug may be a dream as I suspect
the number of models of all cars will drop a lot now this financial
thing takes its toll...cheers...oldbaz.
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