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#211 ONLINE   holbeck

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 11:52 AM

Is it tough on the streets?



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Posted 06 August 2018 - 11:53 AM

Looks peng


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 11:57 AM

It feels a bit weedy and tiny on the roads but any auto of this age will. It has a weird blend of old car interior but with newer feeling driving characteristics. The suspension set up was apparently used for ages after, so clearly they hit it right with the 9/11.
The seats are so good. Who needs bolster adjustment when the bolsters are this good to begin with?
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Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:34 PM

Looks peng

 

Is that the first use of peng on AS? :-)


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#215 ONLINE   Nyphur

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:36 PM

Is that the first use of peng on AS? :-)

 

No, this is the first use of peng on AS: http://autoshite.com...ge-2#entry56162


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#216 ONLINE   Mr_Bo11ox

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 02:42 PM

Ha!!!!! 9 years ago!!!


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 11:37 PM

I think this is your best car yet bramz (in a vicarious, looking at photos on the internet way), so I hope you keep a hold of it for a while. Can't remember seeing any Renault in this shade but early 11s came in some sort of 'windscreen disabled pass' orangey yellow (not the official name), which was ace. D reg seems a bit late for a first series one, too - that colour looks a bit incongruous on an 86/87 registered car also - maybe it took a while to shift it.

 

Anyway, it's a thumbs up from me. A local Renault licker had at least 3 of these a while back and I know he broke one up for spares, so although it's a long way to send, if there are any bits of postable unobtanium you might need, send me a message and I'll ask what he has.


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Posted 07 August 2018 - 12:53 AM

so clearly they hit it right with the 9/11.


Too soon man. Too soon.
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Posted 07 August 2018 - 04:05 AM

Odd spec with Leccy windows but no central locking button (always has a red dot on it). Always thought it was both or none when it came to options. The auto was a GTL spec IIRC but this one has TSE wheels.

Cracking colour.


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Posted 07 August 2018 - 12:01 PM

As others said: what a fantastic colour! Looks extremely good for £750.

 

My sister had a facelifted 1987 (D) 1.4 GTL in white with grey bumpers. I was frequently a front seat passenger in it and the front seat felt like it was 'suspended' like a hammock. Brother-in-law had to patch up the petrol tank was one repair it had to have.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 11:10 PM

Took the other half out in the R11 the other day and she actually liked it, and said 'it's fun because it looks really silly'. I guess that's a good thing....

 

 

Anyway today (oh wait, yesterday as its 5 past midnight) I went and got this:

 

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Got the train to Gloucester and spaffed a while £35 on a taxi for the 10 miles to the sellers house. I knew it would cost a fair bit, but ouch. They lived in a really nice house in the middle of nowhere, and had a lovely Maine Coon too. Oddly they used to live in the same village in Hampshire as I did, at the same time too. Peculiar. 

The car is a LX (base or near enough) C5 HDI 90. Now my only experience with that engine was with my other halfs dads old 307, which was baggier than santas sack on boxing day, so I was expecting acceleration like a glacier. I was surprised to find it's quicker (or quicker feeling) than my 605, and it rides amazingly well, despite the nearing the edge of legal front tyres. Comfy too, the seats are well padded (as they should be) and the handling is pretty good, despite the lack of weight in the steering. I have been throwing it a bit to see how well it performs, despite the marked understeer (probably tyres) it doesn't mind it.

The interior plastics are horrible, as 00s Citroen, but everything works, even the air con. Pretty pleased with it for £540. Only done 108k too. It's nice to drive a car with a gearbox that isn't notchy and a light clutch too, and a working clock...

 

Puts me in a bit of a dilemma though, as it's more practical to run (and easier to find bits for) than the 605, which is becoming a problem child with it's niggles. So long story short, I am having a think about what to do with it, and it may become available soon. The R11 won't be going anywhere. 

 

I keep forgetting I have that sheddy Olds to collect this coming week too. I am not sure what to expect from a FWD 2.8 V6 Yank from the emission conscious era, but I am hoping it cruises as well as the movies told me.

 

I also fancy a HGT Punto or Cinq sporting, so if anyone has one and really, really wants a huge barge of a Peugeot, PM ME UP


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 11:52 PM

Barrett: "C5s are so lame, I hate driving them"

Bramz: "just bought a C5 lolz"

FFS man!
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 11:54 PM

To be fair I had already planted this one in my watch list to snipe on before you told me you hated them. I really only wanted it for the working AC, and now the weather has turned....

 

It is like driving a hallway on wheels though. 



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Posted Yesterday, 02:29 PM

The better choice in C5s. Well done.

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Posted Yesterday, 03:45 PM

Wait, you bought the scrapyard Olds diesel?!

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Posted Yesterday, 03:49 PM

No I didn't. I bought a 2.8 V6 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme...
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Posted Yesterday, 04:15 PM

I also fancy a HGT Punto or Cinq sporting, so if anyone has one and really, really wants a huge barge of a Peugeot, PM ME UP

 

https://www.ebay.co....QAAAOSwrh5bZu1B

 

It's shouting "Aiutatemi, Bramz! Per favore!" and it's also the shittiest one I could find.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 06:09 PM

I'd rather a working Cinquecento if any! A 1.9 JTD HGT Punto would be a laugh I reckon...although I've also seen a 156 locally which has got 0 bids, despite the absolute fortune the owner has spent on it, and it's the 'fabled' 2.4 5 cylinder diesel.

Temptation never quits eh?




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