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#1 ONLINE   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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#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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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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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:21 PM

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


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Posted 31 May 2018 - 07:22 PM

Well over the bank holiday weekend I pulled my finger out and removed various bits of C4 in order to attack the throttle body with a can of carb cleaner.  Having put it all back together again and since done 80 or so miles without the issue reoccurring, I am officially declaring it fixorated.  I'm still selling it for the same bargain price though, 'cos I'm nice like that.

 

I also took a couple of interior pics, one showing the funky instruments (although sadly you don't get the full benefit of the carbon fibre-effect trim on the centre console because the lighting was pants).

 

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 07:50 PM

Why is no one interested in this great looking car?

 

I know lots of people write the C4 off as "modern", but it really is quality shite.

 

I love them!



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Posted 31 May 2018 - 08:41 PM

had a diesel one as a courtesy car..centre of steering wheel didn't move as it had some gauge in there..well weird.. went VERY well though for a diesel....did the clock, and it was still accelerating....


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Posted 31 May 2018 - 10:20 PM

Not being a Citroën licker is this the one with the flat arse, which looks quite cool for shite or is it the boring looking hatch one . Full picture(s) would be appreciated.
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And description /history please

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 10:25 PM

I retract the above . Doh !
Looks cool but shite colour needs painting with a roller for full shiteness to shine through . Just going back to read the full description

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 08:58 AM

I really like them but having only just bought the Saab I really can't justify it. Sorely tempted at that price though!

I know it's been suggested already, how about hitting that roffle tag and see what happens? I'd have two.

(Tiny bit scared that I'm in more than one roffle at the moment, not quite sure what I'd do if I win them all...)

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 12:33 PM

How cool is that interior.


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Posted 01 June 2018 - 02:41 PM

Does the centre of the wheel stay still when the wheel is turned?



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Posted 01 June 2018 - 02:48 PM

I have the boring 5 door hatch and it's still a funky looking thing.
Wheel does indeed stay put, which is pretty forgettable once the novelty wears off, though annoyingly the horn is a tiny button along the lower half of the rim - I always forget and end-up bashing the centre of the wheel ineffectively when trying to tell someone off.

Edit: actually mine is the same doom-blue colour and also has the 16inch wheels.
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Posted 01 June 2018 - 04:59 PM

Just read the original ad, at least the tyres from dad's old Mondeo still live on!

Hope this stays in the fold, they are interesting cars, with all the little design quirks that set it apart from the usual suspects when it comes to medium sized hatchbacks.
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Posted 03 June 2018 - 09:39 AM

This goes against everything I said I'd never have.

 

If it were an automatique rather than a manwell, I'd be sorely tempted.

 

It's different, and that's why I like it.



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:04 PM

Drove this in to work today and on the way home I finally figured out how to set the speed limiter.  It actually works!  GR9 4 average speed cameras.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:54 PM

My wife decided (well, somebody decided for her) that yesterday was the day to write off her/  Upon getting home this evening I thought "Ahh.. theres a beautiful C4 on Autoshite" and came charging to the advert.  Unfortunately its far to manually for her "automatic only license".  On saying that this is a great looking car that shouldn't be for sale still.  There is a few C4's for sale round Hull area (I do not wish to venture there unless I have to) but they are "too silver" apparently.  This is a fine looking steed.


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Posted 24 June 2018 - 09:30 AM

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