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My AX, C15 and Picasso. Home at last.


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#151 OFFLINE   Bucketeer

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 03:03 PM

Good god the smell!
You should have to complete a COSHH course and be given full breathing apparatus before being allowed in there.
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Posted 30 January 2018 - 03:18 PM

Good god the smell!
You should have to complete a COSHH course and be given full breathing apparatus before being allowed in there.


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 03:48 PM

Good god the smell!
You should have to complete a COSHH course and be given full breathing apparatus before being allowed in there.

 

I know I did not have a chance to clean the inside of the Picarso, but I did not think it was that bad!

 

:-)

 

Well, that is the first 70 miles completed.......


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#154 OFFLINE   Bucketeer

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 05:59 PM

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I'm just having a short pitstop at Gretna services now.
The Picasso is great. I already feel more of a connection with it than I did with the SAAB and maybe even the C15. Like the AX, the Picasso feels like it wants to please you, albeit in different ways. I'm already thinking it might be a keeper. If I'm it's last owner then I'll have freedom to do whatever I want. If I want to attach an onyx tiger to the dashboard with self tappers I can.
Also, for the 1.6 8v naysayers, it's fine to drive. Cruises well, accelerates well, and is currently giving me 43mpg.
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Posted 30 January 2018 - 06:13 PM

Excellent! I also got to like it much more than I expected in my short ownership!

 

Good luck with the border crossing and the rest of the journey!



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Posted 30 January 2018 - 09:39 PM

1.6 8v appear to be the best of the bunch, very seldom see rusty ones apart from patches on the sills, seem to cope with high miles, and are actually quite comfy, mates had 3 of em and loves them.. borrowed a 2.0 diesel and hated it...horses for courses I guess


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Both knees fooked, as are 2 disks in my back, and left hip..Diabetes, Chronic depression and rattle after taking my daily meds...Apart from that I'm fine!!!

 


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 09:47 PM

A keeper? Remember that when you are rubbing the mould off the steering wheel.

You are the Bulgarian Bramz



5,6,7 please..
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Posted 30 January 2018 - 09:50 PM

Hows the trip going...??

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 09:08 AM

I'm going to guess that he got home at 3am, just in time for his 5am start for work.
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Posted 31 January 2018 - 09:11 AM

Probably doing a couple of airport runs before work with his new beast.

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 09:16 AM

I was walking from Fiveways to New Street station yesterday and saw an Aberdeen-bound Megabus parked up in a terminal. I thought of Buckteer.


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Posted 31 January 2018 - 03:18 PM

I’m baffled by every aspect of this collection.
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#163 OFFLINE   Bucketeer

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 07:09 PM

^^^ What's baffling you Maxwell?

I'm back safe now anyway. Soz, I forgot the three rings.
I did indeed arrive back early this morning, just in time to change clothes and go to work. The Picasso was an immense companion, faultless and relaxing all the way. The driver was less immense, and ended up sleeping for about 5hrs in some service station somewhere in England.
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Posted 31 January 2018 - 07:12 PM

The three rings. I grew up with my nan and she still expects me to let her know when I'm home safe!
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Posted 31 January 2018 - 07:13 PM

All that way for a Picasso! I always had it in my head they were godawful things, seems I might need re-educating a bit.


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Posted 31 January 2018 - 07:14 PM

Yes don't stay out all night again without letting us know where you are staying!


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Posted 31 January 2018 - 07:23 PM

All that way for a Picasso! I always had it in my head they were godawful things, seems I might need re-educating a bit.


Could I have got one locally on Gumtree for less then this cost me including all travel expenses? YES
Did I actually want a Picasso? NO
Did I meet a nice man and squeeze a tiny little adventure into my hectic drudgery? YES.

Also, I think we both need a bit of re-educating. I've learned to love the versatility of the Girlfriend's Scenic but it's horrible for me to drive, the Picasso is a much more relaxed comfortable drive and suits me much better.
I either feel a connection with a car or I don't, and this one is my new friend.
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Posted 31 January 2018 - 07:27 PM

Fun fact - I drove a Picasso when they first came out. Just wandered into Citroen Birmingham as a spotty 21 year old and asked if I could have a test drive. I was given the keys to a metallic red one and sent on my way! Amazing. I found it jolly pleasant, and realise my hatred of them stems almost entirely from the sort of people who drive them - anyone remember the one we saw on the Shitefest Cymru convoy in Aberaeron?

 

Ahem - I edit this to say that clearly that was years ago, and these days, Picassos are owed only by the coolest dudes, who are hopefully just interested in Autotesting them.


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Posted 31 January 2018 - 08:19 PM

They're essentially a 306/ZX underneath, I can't see them being bad to drive.

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 08:34 PM

I was loaned this HDi for a week last year and enjoyed it more that I thought I was going too.

 

But they do remind me of a Push-me Pull-me!

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 09:29 PM

like them, but not too many around in Auto spec


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Both knees fooked, as are 2 disks in my back, and left hip..Diabetes, Chronic depression and rattle after taking my daily meds...Apart from that I'm fine!!!

 


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Posted 31 January 2018 - 10:37 PM

Delighted you made it back OK. I had no* doubt it would be fine! Seriously I did about 600 miles in it without problem (and got to like it!) but you always worry when you sell a car you do not know that well. V5c put into your name today so you should be fine taxing it from tomorrow onwards.

 

Thanks again, hope you marked my location on the SatNav so you can find your way back for Shitefest18 which I am looking forward to!


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Posted 01 February 2018 - 12:34 AM

Yes don't stay out all night again without letting us know where you are staying!

Me dad always told me in my teens if I'm not in bed by 10 to come home.




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