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Post by Royston on Sat 6 Oct 2018 - 14:25

Hi Everyone. 

Well I have gone and done it at long last I have bought myself a Blue Renault Wind 1.2 TCE GT Line.
I pick it up on Monday from EMG Motors in Cambridge. 
I have to travel just over 200 miles on the train to get my new baby not looking forward to the trip on the train but I am really looking forward to the drive back home.
Hope to see some other Winds on my way back home.

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Post by Barbs on Sat 6 Oct 2018 - 16:38

Hello and welcome to the Club. Which route are you taking and we will watch out for you. You bought a fabulous colour BLUE.... Smile

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Post by Royston on Sat 6 Oct 2018 - 18:02

Hi Babs.
Thank you for a warm welcome.
Yes you are so right I love the colour Blue it looks amazing in the pictures
I will be picking the car up around 3pm this Monday. I will be getting the train from Wallasey Village to Ely and then to Cambridge North. I did give the salesman at EMG Motors a hint if they could pick me up from Ely and I would have paid them for picking me up but he quickly told me to get the train :DI will be on Milton Road in Cambridge, then onto the A14, A428 onto the A1198 back onto the A14 then onto the M6 onto the M42 back onto the M6 Toll Road then the M62/ M56/M53 Then home destination for a nice cop of tea as long as I dont get lost lol. 
I will stop a couple of times for a cuppa at a service station so hopefully I will see a few Winds on the way. Carnt wait so excited the next couple of days are going to seem like weeks.
I will let everyone know how I get on and put some pictures up as soon as i can.

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Post by Barbs on Sat 6 Oct 2018 - 18:34

I remember the feeling so well. I had to wait a week... but that was seven years ago. I still get a buzz when I get back to the car and always say "Wow, what a cute car that is... Wonder who it belongs too.... ME Smile

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Post by donjack on Sun 7 Oct 2018 - 18:07

Welcome aboard Royston, blue's a lovely colour but black is better........eh @Barbs !! Haha

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Post by donjack on Sun 7 Oct 2018 - 18:16

Oh yeah, forgot to mention that you are now on the map!!
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Post by Barbs on Sun 7 Oct 2018 - 19:58

@donjack wrote:Welcome aboard Royston, blue's a lovely colour but black is better........eh @Barbs !! Haha


Ignore @donjack he is just jealous as he got the wrong colour x

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Post by Barbs on Sun 7 Oct 2018 - 20:00

But @donjack you do have good taste in your car a WIND.

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Post by Royston on Sun 7 Oct 2018 - 22:34

@donjack wrote:Welcome aboard Royston, blue's a lovely colour but black is better........eh @Barbs !! Haha

lol! Thanks for the welcome donjack. Blues a great colour unless you are a Liverpool supporter.

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Post by Royston on Sun 7 Oct 2018 - 22:41

lol! I have already been the but-end of a lot of jokes about my Wind. They are all jealous and I bet they will all want to have a drive of my Wind when they see it. No chance of that lol
@Barbs wrote:But @donjack you do have good taste in your car a WIND.

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Post by Barbs on Sun 7 Oct 2018 - 23:02

@Royston wrote:lol! I have already been the but-end of a lot of jokes about my Wind. They are all jealous and I bet they will all want to have a drive of my Wind when they see it. No chance of that lol
@Barbs wrote:But @donjack you do have good taste in your car a WIND.
I love my WIND LOL

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Post by donjack on Mon 8 Oct 2018 - 9:56

@Barbs wrote:
@Royston wrote:lol! I have already been the but-end of a lot of jokes about my Wind. They are all jealous and I bet they will all want to have a drive of my Wind when they see it. No chance of that lol
@Barbs wrote:But @donjack you do have good taste in your car a WIND.
I love my WIND  LOL
I got a lot of stick too, especially from my daughters!
But, I STILL love my wind!!
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Post by pittstop on Mon 8 Oct 2018 - 16:23

Welcome aboard! Enjoy your motoring.

I'll keep out of colour arguments for now but mine is a Blue 1.6 GT Line with a black front & black wheels.

Personally I think the front is more "positive" (NOT AGGRESSIVE OF COURSE) than the standard set up.

Amazing what you can do with a pot of matt black & a brush!!

Yes: Daughters do sometimes take the Mick but as she has a bright orange Audi TTS with the 300bhp upgrade she does deserve bragging rights!!!

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Post by Barbs on Mon 8 Oct 2018 - 20:01

Colour is just Banter. Except Blue is best xxx

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Post by Royston on Tue 9 Oct 2018 - 15:47

Well I got home safe and sound had a fantastic 220 mile drive home with no issues except when I was braking hard the brakes felt hard and 
it took a long time to stop the car not sure if thats normal for a Wind. She is in mint condition and very nippy for a 1.2 over the moon with the performance and handling of the car. Tried the roof today works grate I think the neighbours think I am having a mid crisis Lol. Sadly didnt see any other Winds on my way home maybe next time.

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Post by Barbs on Tue 9 Oct 2018 - 16:05

They are a rare car that's why we get so excited if we meet another one.

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Post by Barbs on Tue 9 Oct 2018 - 16:07

Don't have a problem with the brakes mine stops quite quickly maybe you just need to press a bit harder.

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Post by donjack on Tue 9 Oct 2018 - 18:12

@Royston Glad you had a safe journey home, lots more miles out there to be covered!!
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Post by Royston on Tue 9 Oct 2018 - 18:31

@donjack wrote:@Royston Glad you had a safe journey home, lots more miles out there to be covered!!
Enjoy!
Thanks donjack I will be going for a good long drive at the weekend carnt wait hope the weather is ok so I can have her roof down

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Post by Royston on Tue 9 Oct 2018 - 18:39

@Barbs wrote:Don't have a problem with the brakes mine stops quite quickly maybe you just need to press a bit harder.
The brakes are great when I drive around 30 mph stops instantly its when I tried to brake hard and I am heavy footed at 60/70 on the motorway seemed to take a long time to respond if someone would have pulled in front of me and I had to do an emergency stop there is no way the car would  have stopped in time Shocked . I will take the wheels off and have a good check on all the discs and pads before I go on the motorway. I love the car and want her to be perfect  Very Happy

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Post by Royston on Wed 10 Oct 2018 - 22:43

As it was such a fantastic day today I sorted out a couple of issues with the car.
The roof was sticking which was an easy job  I stopped the roof halfway through its cycle and put some old sheeting inside the roof compartment and sprayed a can of WD 40 over all the moving parts which removed lots of dirt  then I sprayed the moving parts with anti fling motorcycle chain oil, left it for 10 minutes and it works perfect. 
The remote key for opening the door did not work so I took it apart and the rubber insert had got a hole in it so i cut a small piece of rubber of a tyre repair patch put it in the hole, no glue required, put it back together and it now works.
Last but not least I mentioned that the brakes were hard with little response so I took it for a run braking lots to get the discs warm/hot pulled into a service station and checked the discs the front discs were hot but the rear were cold indication that the rear brakes were not working so I carefully drove home jacked up the rear of the car placed jacks under the car. I had to remove the wheels and remove the brake pads cleaned all the caliper applied copper grease put it all back together and took the car for I drive Hay Presto they now work great. What had happened is the front and rear pads had been replace but the rear pad had stuck solid so I drove over 200 miles only braking on the front discs no wonder there was a front end wobble when I had to brake I thought it was the road workers leaving the tarmac in such bad condition. My apologies to the road workers for calling you all sorts on the way home about you poor workmanship. Carnt wait till tomorrow to take her for a drive.  Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile.

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