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#181 ONLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 05:30 PM

C5s are fine. I don't understand the snobbery about HP Citroens that don't have an X or S in their name.

 

They look fat and slightly ridiculous. I think that's the size of it. I once drove an early diesel auto hatch to Paris and back, and it was a very pleasant steer. 


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#182 OFFLINE   Broadsword

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 06:40 PM

Wow that was a quick sale.

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 06:43 PM

A new record for me. That's for sure! A friend looks to be having it.


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#184 OFFLINE   Fumbler

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 07:44 PM

Well what a lucky person they will be!


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Posted 20 November 2018 - 07:45 PM

Aw feck, missed it.

 

Oh well, to be fair, I have crossed it off the bucket list now anyway, but still wouldn't have minded another one.

 

(Goes back to considering that iffy 145 Cloverleaf I have absolute no need for)


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Posted 20 November 2018 - 07:46 PM

I once thought I was pretty cool selling a car in 35 mins flat on Gumtree to someone local who just happened to need a small cheap car that very moment. HMC Motors can sell a car in literally 5 mins flat!


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Posted 21 November 2018 - 02:43 PM

Thought my Mrs did well selling our house within 8hrs of it going on the market....
Coming back to the land of filler,expanding foam and bent nails for bolts Ian?
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#188 ONLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 10:30 PM

Looks like this is provisionally unsold. The seller of the car I was meant to be buying has vanished. Having covered over 300 miles in the Rover today, and given it an almighty spanking on the way home (in terms of cornering speed rather than OMG REVS YO), I think I'll just keep it.


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Posted 21 November 2018 - 10:52 PM

Looks like this is provisionally unsold. The seller of the car I was meant to be buying has vanished. Having covered over 300 miles in the Rover today, and given it an almighty spanking on the way home (in terms of cornering speed rather than OMG REVS YO), I think I'll just keep it.


That sounds like an excellent plan.
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Posted 22 November 2018 - 02:00 AM

I think you're a lot better off with this than a C5. They're a car I just can't get excited about, from a period when Citroen were at their worst IMO.
The only redeeming feature is the ad for them, which featured Jean Michel Jarre's Oxygene Part II...
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Posted 22 November 2018 - 03:02 AM

I think you're a lot better off with this than a C5. They're a car I just can't get excited about, from a period when Citroen were at their worst IMO.
The only redeeming feature is the ad for them, which featured Jean Michel Jarre's Oxygene Part II...

I have to agree, having driven an early 110hdi across France on a number of occasions I have to say whilst very capable it was characterless and dull.

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 07:44 PM

Much like for Rover 45 2.0 V6. Not much like for Shitrons, no offence meant fir those wot do, just me own view.

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 08:02 PM

Dad used to have pre-facelift C5 estate.

 

All I really remember about it was that we didn't realise how comfy it was until it was replaced with an Octavia 4x4 (also in diesel estate flavour). The raise-able suspension was also handy for rough farm tracks.


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 08:08 PM

I've been offered a C5 Hdi Exclusive estate, so am pondering a return to French motoring. That would mean that this freshly-tyred Rover is up for sale. I'm an idiot! So, anyone interested? I paid £375, it now has £150 of fresh rubber. £425?
 
Has working heated seats, working air con, belts by Bollox Powertrains Ltd, recent service and the brakes are all good.
 
EDIT - MOT March. I've been underneath and it all looks good. Only potential issues are driver's seatbelt occasionally a little unwilling to retract, passenger belt occasionally unwilling to actually come out.


All I can say with respect to c5 ownership following my 6year love hate relationship is

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#195 ONLINE   dollywobbler

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 08:17 PM

The C5 plan crumbled like French interior trim in sunlight. It sold, but the seller who offered it me (for a very tempting price) didn't actually bother to tell me. Unfriendly behaviour.

 

But, I clocked up 300 miles in the Rover on Wednesday, which rather convinced me that I'd be a fool to sell. I've really settled into it, I've just fitted four brand new all-season tyres and those heated seats are amazing! I think I'll let it soak up a Welsh winter and then look to move it on in the New Year, when I still definitely won't have had my money's worth out of those tyres...

 

It has taken me a while to tune into the engine's lack of grunt. There are times, like going uphill, where you just have to accept that it isn't going to be quick. Or you have to live with 6000rpm to try and make it quick when it doesn't want to be. Not relaxing. But, it does cover distance with ease and leaves me feeling unflustered - which is pretty much my key requirement in the 'vaguely modern' slot on the fleet.


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