Just sent my much loved C4 VTS to the bridge. Quick recap of my ownership
2012 bought (as a stop gap until I could decide what I wanted) with 97000miles black VTS 180 petrol, full leather, pan roof.
Fitted black Barry style wheels
Feb 2016 at 180000 car is crashed in the drivers side in work car park & written off.
Failed to find another car that I liked or another VTS with a pan roof which I now decided I had to have on any C4.
Bought car back from insurance company and bought a scrapped VTS HDI in black to repair my VTS.
Had car repaired and fully resprayed, however despite the actual repair being very good, the repray was pretty terrible all over and in particular on both rear side panels.
Car suffers a series of very expensive, hard to diagnose problems and had to be recovered several times.
July 2017 at 197000 clutch thrust bearing seizes, complete new clutch fitted. This is an 8 hour job and again expensive.
2 weeks later, clutch starts slipping and car is taken back for investigation by mechanic. Problem is found to be gearbox primary shaft bearing collapsing alowing oil to piss all over clutch. To fix it would be another clutch plus the gearbox rebuilt as no used boxes to be found and no recon boxes on the shelf locally.
I decided to call it a day as since being written off car has not been the same in reliability and also cosmetically. Not worth anything being a Cat D with 197000 miles. I know it's only a machine, but I really liked it and was upset to see it go.
Now down to XM as my only car, should be fun!
How about a new one?well 56 plate.