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Post Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:18 am
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Hi,

I must confess that I can’t ever remember seeing a RCZ but a friend of mine bought one recently and she let me me drive it (she has the HDI Sport) and I absolutely loved!! First of all I was blown away by how amazing this car looks and the drive was pure fun.

So, I have decided that I needed to get myself one of these beauties. I have opted for HDI GT Magnetic (one of the best looking cars I have seen......) and collect it on Friday - I can’t wait for the 5.5 hour drive back home after I pick up the car!!!!


Post Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:36 pm
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Hi and welcome, great choice I’m sure your going to love your new car and all those envious looks that your Gorgeous car will bring!
Don’t forget to post some photos of your pride and joy and don’t be afraid to ask any questions no mater how daft they may seem we’re a friendly bunch here :thumbup:
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Post Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:34 pm
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:greetings-wavingblue: Welcome :text-welcomewave:

Great choice of car. You will love everything about your new ride, the only problem you will have is that you’ll want to park it up so you can stand and look at it, but then you’ll want to be off driving it again.
As the lotto advert says, there are worse problems to have :thumbup:

Looking forward to seeing your pics.
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Post Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:19 am
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Can someone tell me how to upload pics please?? I am so very new to this

Post Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:28 am
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I usually use Tapatalk. Saves messing about plugging my phone into my pc.
Just take a photo then add with the forum browser.

Lazy I know.

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Post Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:40 pm
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Tapatalkseems to be a popular method of adding photos.

If you want to use any other method, you simply reduce the size of the image to below 256 kB and use the upload attachment feature below.

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Post Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:51 pm
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I’m going to view the car on friday morning. The only reservations I have are that the guy selling it told me that the car has been serviced regularly by a friend of his who happens to work for Peugeot. The mechanic then stamps the service book with an official stamp - how on earth do I know he has actually serviced the car, and is this in any way shape or form legal??

Also, can someone give me an idea of the upkeep costs and reliability of this car?? My friends are telling me not to buy this car because of reliability issues so any advice would be most welcome.

Thank you all in advance.

Post Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:31 am
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Steeley70 wrote:
I’m going to view the car on friday morning. The only reservations I have are that the guy selling it told me that the car has been serviced regularly by a friend of his who happens to work for Peugeot. The mechanic then stamps the service book with an official stamp - how on earth do I know he has actually serviced the car, and is this in any way shape or form legal??

Also, can someone give me an idea of the upkeep costs and reliability of this car?? My friends are telling me not to buy this car because of reliability issues so any advice would be most welcome.

Thank you all in advance.


Hello Steeley and welcome to THE RCZ Forum...

Firstly, the reliability of the HDI is not to be questioned. This is without doubt the most reliable engine of the lot and that isn't to say the rest are unreliable. There are some issues with the THP petrol engines but no more than any other car manufacturer, and they are all well documented on here. This HDI engine has been used for years in lots of cars, Citroen BMW Renault Peugeot of course and I think even Honda, so it is without doubt tried and tested and economical to boot. As for the servicing, if the guy is a trained Peugeot mechanic then should be fine if he has DIY serviced it, as for stamping the book, Yes technically this is wrong as it wasn't carried out by the garage but one of the mechanics. You don't state how old the car is? if it's over three years then it doesn't matter because the warranty has lapsed. If it's from a garage then hopefully they will give some form of warranty, if you are buying private, you can have AA or RAC check car for you for about £99 ( check that ) and that should give you peace of mind. Have a good test drive, make sure no warning lights are on, check clutch play, ( try start of in second gear giving good revs - if the clutch is on way out it will slip, but this is good engine and should pull away fine in second ).
check heating controls - hot and cold / AC, give it a good once over, don't be afraid spend as long as you want ( though two weeks driving around the Cotswolds might upset the owner !!! lol ) Check MOT and V5c, see how many owners - check Vin number on front windscreen left hand side with V5c.
Have a look at the jacking points under the car, these often are damaged - this might get you a few quid knocked off, and if they are ok, then bonus !
If you buy a RCZ you won't be disappointed - you said it yourself - you loved it, and so you will, this is one car which you truely grin from ear to ear everytime you drive it.

Hope it works out for you and we get to see some nice pics and welcome another new owner.. :D
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Post Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:28 am
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Even if the car had gone into a Peugeot garage for servicing it doesn’t mean it had been done properly! :lol:
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Post Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:29 pm
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Thank you so very much for the great advice Plecodoras, I will be sure to do all the checks you have suggested. The car is up for sale for £11000, do you have any suggestions as to how much I should offer / pay for it??

Post Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:12 pm
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What age and mileage?
I paid about £8k for my 2011 200 GT, 2 owners and 49k mileage. I think the dealer will know the Magnetic is a slightly rarer model unfortunately.
Personally I wouldn't want a diesel RCZ. I traded a 508 GT in for mine and am seeing pretty much the same running costs in terms of MPG. The road tax is slightly higher but insurance is cheaper.

Plus no automatic gearbox or DPF to poo the bed. I do miss the lazy, effortless performance of the 508 though. 204bhp and 340ftlb torque is quite addictive.. You could at any speed just plant your foot and it hauled major ass. As the Americans would say.
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Post Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:09 pm
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It’s a 2013 model with 23000 miles on the clock. He was asking for £11k but managed to get him to £10.5k......don’t think I’ll do better than than that. Something that concerns me is the sat Nav not accepting full UK postcodes!! Can this be rectified does anyone know??

Post Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:28 pm
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If it's an NG4 no. Although I've been all over in mine and it's got us there. Most recently a 5.5 hour drive to Tenby in south Wales, no problems at all.
RT6 I'm not sure, I'm pretty sure my 508 had full postcode input although I may be imagining that, but I had updated the firmware and maps on that.
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Post Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:03 pm
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If it's a 2013 model most likely a mk2, then it should have the RT6 unit and yes can easily have the 7 digit post codes added. It is a software update to the head unit and if doing this then might as well update your maps to 2016/17.
Plenty of threads on the site for the updates etc. As for the price I think that's pretty good for a weasel with 23000 smiles on it - so well done :thumbup: :thumbup:

Now then have you got it and where's the pics LOL !!!

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Post Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:40 am
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Have a look at this post

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Which colour do you have?


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Tia2 is a 2013 RCZ Magnetic in Black with a 2litre diesel engine
Upgraded Peugeot sat-nav now has 7 digit postcode, safety alerts and updated maps
Other mods include door catch covers, rcz puddle lights, quad exhaust tips
Tia3 is a 2015 RCZ-R in Mercury Grey with a 1.6litre petrol engine, oh and 270 bhp
Other mods include door catch covers, rcz puddle lights
Both have dash cams front and back

Post Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:05 am
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Thank you to all those who replied. I did try and post from my iPhone but kept getting an error message. Anyway, I collected the car today after a 6 hour train journey......what a great journey! I LOVE THIS CAR......I know nothing about cars but I am so happy with my new purchase. I want to upload pics for you all to see but have no idea how to do it.

I downloaded tapatalk app on advice from previous posts but it appears to be a social media app and I have no idea how to work it (rubbish with technology). Can someone please give me an idiots guide on how to do it please?

Thank you all in advance.

Oh, and how do I get to meet fellow RCZ owners / enthusiasts?

cheers

Steeley

Post Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:00 am
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Steeley70 wrote:
Thank you to all those who replied. I did try and post from my iPhone but kept getting an error message. Anyway, I collected the car today after a 6 hour train journey......what a great journey! I LOVE THIS CAR......I know nothing about cars but I am so happy with my new purchase. I want to upload pics for you all to see but have no idea how to do it.

I downloaded tapatalk app on advice from previous posts but it appears to be a social media app and I have no idea how to work it (rubbish with technology). Can someone please give me an idiots guide on how to do it please?

Thank you all in advance.

Oh, and how do I get to meet fellow RCZ owners / enthusiasts?

cheers

Steeley



Hi Steeley and congratulations on your buy of the RCZ Magnetic, what a beautiful car ! are'nt they all - lol.

All I can say is ...... what kept you ! ha ha ....

Any way you ask how you can get to meet other RCZ owners?

Well we have quite a few meets all over the country both with users on here and Facebook, though myself and several on here don't do the Facebook, we would like the meets since isn't that what it's all about ?

We will be having one in Yorkshire next year and doing a drive of about 140 miles start to finish. There is also for the more adventurous of us here - the 3rd annual European meeting in Zeeland ( Holland ) which has already got 130 cars signed up - this is a mammoth meet and there is plenty of vids of last year etc on YouTube - check it out !
And if all that wasn't enough - DanRo the organiser of the European meet - is organising a 5 DAY trip to the Italian Alps - this is amazing - did Austria this year, and what you basically get is a free personal guide ( DanRo ) who takes you on some of the best Alpine roads in Italy - oh nearly forgot - Great People too. :thumbup:

As for Tapatalk, choose this forum as one you are interested in, then it will show the topics and you can just add a picture with comments etc to the posts, give it a try.. We would love to see your car and if your up for a meet - even better !

P.Message sent.

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This is my favourite - just looks amazing.........


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The inside of the car.......

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