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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 11:22 am 
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so how did you like the drive home how well does it handle and did you do any motorway speeds :smt003


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Great pictures Barry. Looking very nice :smt004 :smt004 :smt004
Now go and enjoy a nice drive in your new Covin. Then you can give us the rundown of how it drives etc :smt012

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A brilliant drive around the lake near me, was out for a few hours and the sun was in and out, lovey day for a drive:
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WOW, some fantastic picture there Barry :smt004 :smt004 :smt004

Were abouts in Ireland is that Lake ?

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 5:41 pm 
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Mark Turner wrote:
:smt012 i think it must be a very nice car if you enjoyed the drive home as most dont :lmao :lmao :smt012 nice one barry sweeeeeeet

Thanks Mark,

Well I really did enjoy the drive home, especially any roundabout I came against. It was a 2 hour drive and actually went too quickly!!!

I'm not sure what I was expecting, but It was even better than I thought it would be. I didnt have any pre-conceptions that it was going to be a comfortable modern car, maybe thats what others expect.


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mc_fudge wrote:
Glad you enjoyed it i cant think of any better feeling for me than jumping in my covin and going for a drive. I really dont understand how any1 could part with their covin unless they really need the money id sell my everday driver before the covin in a heartbeat.

And id say your a lucky guy gettingto drive your covin the day you bought it, i had to suffer a full 12 month of re building mine before i could drive it, it almost killed me the excitment that was building up. Lol


Well I'm with you too! Its such a great feeling getting into it and driving it with a big smile on my face!

Yeah, I'm definitely lucky especially as The car had a service that morning and was ticking over when I arrived to buy it from Korky. After a quick wash and Hoover inside when I got home, it looked brilliant.


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so how did you like the drive home how well does it handle and did you do any motorway speeds :smt003

Loved the drive, it was 2 hours or so, but to be fair there was only 30-40 mins of motorway, but I cruised along at 50-60 and although many passed, they all have a good look and I got a few thumbs up.


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Great pictures Barry. Looking very nice :smt004 :smt004 :smt004
Now go and enjoy a nice drive in your new Covin. Then you can give us the rundown of how it drives etc :smt012


Thanks Darren, well i just came back from a great drive. The steering is really great and it grips the road and not a problem at all, probably my favorite part of the car. Sure I'm only going about 40 miles an hour round corners, but its feels faster and is great fun! The overall drive is harsh especially on certain roads, but that's where the excellent cd player comes in!
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WOW, some fantastic picture there Barry :smt004 :smt004 :smt004

Were abouts in Ireland is that Lake ?

Thanks, I got great days to drive it. The lake is big and stretches most of Ireland and it's called Lough Derg. The roads are quiet and carry through some lovely towns where I can stop off for coffee. The roads are quite twisty and usually in my own car, it annoys me, but in Lois, I loved every bend I came accross. She is going to be my fun weekend car.......and a couple of trips to the shops during the week!


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So after a couple days of ownership:

Pro's
- Car running very well after service and there doesn't seem to be any immediate work on her mechanically.
- She starts first time and actually sounds really good.
- Steering is really responsive and really enjoyable to drive.
- Lois looks great outside and has been getting a huge amount of attention on the roads(not sure if that will be a pro after a while)
- She looks very good at first glance inside with newish carpets, great electric seats, excellent cd player and speakers and she has central locking and electric windows all working
- Tyres look nearly brand new and wheels in good condition

Con's
- Driver's door wasn't fitted properly and needs to be re-fitted as there is a gap and can let in water, it also needs to be resealed.
- Speedometer not working and even though I was told the fuel gauge wasn't working, it does seem to be now
- The accelerator pedal stuck a couple of times today, so I will have to be careful with that
- Around the dash seems to open to the elements and takes in some water when the car is being washed.

I can't stop looking at her in the drive pay though!!!!!


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You have a very smart car there!
Welcome aboard.


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Good to hear you are happy with your covin.I get a buzz driving mine after its been stood a while even after 9 years ownership.I had a sticking accelerater pedal too and traced it to lever arm in the passenger tunnel not having a cover on it and the passenger putting thier foot on it. :smt012Great pictures :smt004

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You have a very smart car there!
Welcome aboard.


Thanks for that, look forward to talking to you in the future!


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