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About Cliffy

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  1. Cliffy

    Car Tyres - Shopping Online

    Have you tried Black Circles? I use them all the time and they're cost effective and will either just supply the tyres, or have them fitted at a centre close to you.
  2. Cliffy

    Beginner driver trying to learn manual

    Hi, sorry I forgot to respond as I don't get notifications! Basically, the engine noise will tell you when to change up a gear, and you shouldn't need to change down that often once up to speed. When slowing to a stop, you can stay in whatever gear you're in quite late, and either change down in stages (5th to 2nd), or all at once to 1st, as you come to a stop. This is known as 'box changing'.
  3. Cliffy

    What Porsche is this?

    For future reference you can't simply copy/paste a picture in to the forum....I've tried. You have to use a link if getting it from the web...Or so it would seem. Chris might be able to help as he manages okay, lol.
  4. Cliffy

    Tell me which car it most matches in shape

    Reminds me of this, a 350/370Z 2006-Nissan-350Z-Coupe-Enthusiast-3.jpg
  5. Cliffy

    2008 Renault Clio

    Do you have any lights on the dashboard? You could have damaged the starter motor, or not put it back together properly.
  6. Cliffy

    Buying a '94 Mitsubishi 3000 GT VR4

    Assuming from your terminology you're in the USA, i'm also assuming the currency is in USD. With that in mind, it seems quite steep to me.
  7. Cliffy

    Help with first car decision

    Two very different cars there. The Mazda will probably be more fun, as it's a roller-skate in comparison to the Subaru.
  8. Cliffy

    New Car Buying

    What country are you in? What budget do you have? New or used? All of these questions will need answering before we can offer objective options!
  9. I'd personally go for the S1 if budget permitted. All the cars you have listed are of good quality, but for me, Audi holds the crown for quality and prestige!
  10. Cliffy

    Beginner driver trying to learn manual

    You should know through instinct when to change gear, if you lack this instinct, look at the rev counter (all new cars have them and most older ones still on the road do, too). Failing that, as a basic rule, you should change out of 1st gear pretty much as soon as you start off (so around 10-mph as a rough guide), then from 2nd to 3rd at about 30mph, 4th at 40 - 45mph and 5th at about 50. If the car has a 6th gear, then this is generally a cruising gear and if you use it at all, you're not going to get any benefit in shifting from 5th to 6th unless doing 60ish mph+. 6th gear is good for fuel economy as it brings the revs down sufficiently at higher speeds which obviously reduces consumption.
  11. Could be an earthing problem. Usually a relatively simple fix for an auto electrician. Might find you need to replace one of the rear light clusters, but either way, not a massively expensive job. The cluster you'd be able to do yourself.
  12. Judging by the corrosion, I'm inclined to agree with Chris. From what I can see of the pictures, it looks as though the bushes are considerably perished, too.
  13. When you said speed sensor I assumed you meant a wheel speed sensor, which is basically an ABS sensor, and you'll have one on each corner of the car, just behind the brake discs/drums. Can you confirm what it is you mean?
  14. Hi, The Seat Ibiza and Ford Fiesta are probably your best bet as far as reliability goes. If it's fun and engaging driving you're after, then the Alfa 147 wins hands down in my opinion. I've owned a 145 and it was a cracking little car. Alfa Romeo don't have a great reliability record, but mine was okay. Beware of cam belt intervals on Alfas though, certain engines had intervals as ow as 35k miles!
  15. Cliffy

    Welcome GearJucntion to Carforums

    Welcome to the forum, GearJunction!