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:
-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.
In NE Norfolk.