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Citroën C4 "coupé", full MOT, £450

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#1 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 11:05 AM

As mentioned elsewhere, the C4 passed its MOT yesterday and it's now time for it to go to a new home.  It still needs a few jobs doing, none of which are particularly expensive, but I've spent far too much time and money on it already and I'd rather spend the limited fettling time that I have on getting the 205 back on the road.

 

It's a 1.6 VTR 3 door.  Good bits:

 

-Full MOT

-New cat, rear silencer, rear shock, lambda sensor

-Funky split rear screen so you can pretend you're Egg in his 323

-Drives well enough, brakes are very good if extremely over-assisted

-Interior is quite interesting by modern* car standards

-It's generally fairly tidy

-Tyres are good - the fronts were nicked from the Mondeo I bought off the Moog, which were nearly new

 

 

Less good bits:

 

-It flashes up a P0121 fault code and puts the "service" light on after a few miles of driving.  This is to do with the throttle body, which is a common thing on these apparently.  Second-hand throttle bodies can be had off the Bay for about 20 quid, but due to the unique way the C4 is designed you have to take the scuttle panel off to get to it, which quite frankly I can't be arsed with. It seems to go into a sort of "default" throttle map when the light is on, which makes it less responsive, although it'll still happily roll along at motorway speeds.  It normally resets itself once the car has cooled down

-Heater fan only works on the highest setting

-Cruise control is temperamental

-Some of the pixels / lines / whatever the fuck they are on the centre dashboard display don't work.  Also the rev counter doesn't always display the numbers, although the little bars still go up and down and it still turns red when you hit the, er, red line, which I think is pretty cool

-Some kind person has put a thin scratch in the paint down the offside at some point

-Alternator is whiny, although it hasn't got any worse since I've had the car and it still works fine

-Bit of an exhaust blow from the fannymould to cat join, as the gasket was knackered and the cat didn't come with a new one.  It wasn't bad enough to fail the MOT but does make a bit of noise

 

 

It's done 128K or thereabouts.  One other minor point: despite what it says on the MOT advisories, the EML isn't on - that was copied across from an earlier test before I changed the lambda sensor.

 

I think it's cheap for a C4 with a full test - it certainly owes me more than that - but I just can't be bothered with it any more.

 

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In NE Norfolk.


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#2 OFFLINE   lesapandre

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:30 PM

Makes you feel old - I remember when these were a new model - now a £450 car - I used a new one a lot - they go very well so a good buy for someone.


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:31 PM

Especially in in the VTR model.



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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:46 PM

I had a vts a few years ago. Only sold it because of my health, I found it difficult to get in and out of due to the sports seats and the huge doors that I couldn't get opened properly in car parks etc

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:23 PM

Serious value there.  Have you tried cleaning the throttle body with carb cleaner?  I had the same problem on my Berlingo with this engine, butterfly was all gummed up.


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 08:20 PM

I haven't, because it's a twat to get to on a C4 being buried under the scuttle panel (panel would have to come off, which means wipers off etc etc).  I probably should give it a try, but I've spent far too much of my last few weekends working on the car to get it through its test and I'm having a break from it at the moment.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 11:58 AM

roffle?



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 01:09 PM

I've always wanted a go in one of these... Would definitely have a couple of roffle tickets.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:26 AM

I'm not averse to the idea of a roffle, but not sure if there'd be enough interest to sell 59 tickets at £7.50 each?



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:07 PM

That is a grand looking car. Not sure why I've never noticed them before. Cool!


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#11 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:29 PM

I'm sure it reminds me of a Honda something or other. Interior piccies? Only 'cos not seen one before.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:08 PM

I am biased, but I think the C4 Coupe is a great looking car and has a proper dose of Citroen quirkyness both inside and out. Outside, it doesn't look like anything else as it has that swoopy round overall cab forward shape with a vertical cut off tail and two piece rear window (looks even better with the rear spoiler like on my VTS). Inside, it doesn't look like anything else as the dash has a central binnacle with huge backlit digital speedo (backlit by natural light, so it never gets washed out by the sun like many LED dashboards), a digital tacho that lights up in red when it hits the red line, strange geometric shapes on the doors and most dash and interior trim is finished in abstract patterns rather than the pretend leather of most cars. I don't really understand why they are so cheap.

 

Edit; How come no one has noticed them or seen what the interior looks like? Does no one read my posts haha?


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#13 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:21 PM

Ahhh, that was what you had! Ah okay :)


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