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#1 OFFLINE   Jazzy Jeff

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 08:01 PM

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The greatest current production car in the world. FACT.

I saw one of these for only about the 2nd time the other day, and the owner seemed to be bemused as to why I was stood openly gawping at the beauty of this car. I'm sure his jaw would drop too if he realised how many thousands of pounds of depreciation go down the toilet each hour he drives it.

Gorgeous and Enormous French expensive obscure Luxo-barge. The choice of the depreciation loving individual.

#2 OFFLINE   garethj

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 08:32 PM

Fantastic things, there's one close to my office in Chelsea, I like to think with some obscure fault that the dealer can't fix.

In the finest tradition of big French luxobarges that are priced at £30k when new and then £1500 a few days later. Here's a few more 8)

Peugeot 604
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Renault Avantime
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Talbot Tagora
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 08:52 PM

And all of them GORGEOUS 8) 8)

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 08:53 PM

Bro' had an Avantime and actually made money on it!!Bought cheap as a p/x "bargain" then punted off through "friend of a friend" type scenario...Lovely thing - weird doors though, I'm sure they've been discussed on here before.

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 09:22 PM

Which is more than could be said of the Peugeot 605 (sorry all you 405 fans though :oops: ) still holder of the French all-comers depreciation trophy. But on the other hand, thirsty unreliable V6 should earn it a few shite points. This one looks an interesting gamble:http://pheebay.com/1/?AUWAQ

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 09:01 AM

Peugeot 604
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Yes please... :D
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Posted 16 March 2008 - 11:40 AM


Renault Safrane
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Yummy!

And a Safrane Biturbo at that.

There was a Renault dealer around these parts that imported a few Safrane BiTurbos and Twingos in the early '90's and got its hands rather heavilly slapped by Renault for it...

They ran hardly any boost either so with it turned up a bit could become seriously fast :D

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 12:14 PM

Has that 604 got some kind of half length convertable thing? I know I'm horribly biased and everything, but I've never considered the Safrane "gorgeous"! Aesthetically a step backwards from the Renner 25 I always felt, and no significant step forward mechanically. Don't know why they bothered!

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 02:19 PM

I think a five-cylinder Safrane would be laarvely.

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 07:41 PM

Hmmm Biturbo safrane....ooops trouser incident :oops:

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 08:10 AM

I've seen 2 c6's in the last few days STUNNING looker !
The 604 landaulet got rescued from Niger where the photo above was taken. It has been restored and was displayed at
Paris Retromobile in 05 or 06
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#12 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:23 AM

There was a Renault dealer around these parts that imported a few Safrane BiTurbos and Twingos in the early '90's and got its hands rather heavilly slapped by Renault for it...

What was wrong with that? :?

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:38 AM

So why weren't the R30, R25, CX, XM, 607 seen the same way?Interesting how Renault took the hint & haven't offered a flagship car since the Safrane, (the Avantime is a different kettle of fish, even though it achieved the same result) yet Peugeot persisted, and now Citroen having not replaced the XM when it finished in the late 90s have now laid themselves open again with a flagship car. Flagship cars never run concurrently, whenever the outgoing model ceases to be sold, there's always quite a gap before the next one. Although the German marques always keep a model in the flagship sector.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:16 AM

What was wrong with that? :?

Because neither Twingo nor Safrane Biturbo were offered by Renault UK they took exception to a dealer importing them and selling them in the showroom alongside the 'official' UK range.I believe the MD ran around in a Biturbo which caused a few raised eyebrows as well !

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:18 AM

Interesting how Renault took the hint & haven't offered a flagship car since the Safrane, (the Avantime is a different kettle of fish, even though it achieved the same result)

Renault did sell the Vel Satis in this country at around the time of the Avantime. didn't sell many though....

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 11:24 AM

Interesting how Renault took the hint & haven't offered a flagship car since the Safrane, (the Avantime is a different kettle of fish, even though it achieved the same result)

Renault did sell the Vel Satis in this country at around the time of the Avantime. didn't sell many though....

Oh yeah, silly me! I should have remembered that, it's as if it had been completely erased from my mind! :oops: :shock: Maybe that wasn't a bad thing! :wink:

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 04:45 PM

The 604 landaulet got rescued from Niger where the photo above was taken. It has been restored and was displayed at
Paris Retromobile in 05 or 06 after restoration
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That's really lovely!!!

#18 OFFLINE   Mr H Sceptre

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 05:28 PM

Don't think its just the French who have (almost) given up on flagship models though. I think many manufacturers see their people carrier ranges as ample replacements for their former luxury flagship eg Ford - no Granada/Scorpio saloon but got the Galaxy, Vauxhall, no omega but got the Zafira, so on & so forth. That reminds me, I did write an article for the site about this many moons ago, but it was a bit shit & so shelved it.
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 05:41 PM

Has anybody mentioned the Vauxhall Signum yet? Surely it falls into this category (although it is not French) - although, unlike the others mentioned, it appears to have no redeeming features whatsoever.

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#20 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:49 PM

Isn't it just a Vectra fastback? Or is it classed as bigger & more exclusive? (for exclusive read pointless)

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:54 PM

Think the Signum had longer rear legroom, and a slightly higher roofline, to promote it as an executive limo hatchback type thing, seem to remember they had a whopping pricetag too..So yes, as Reg said, Pointless...

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 08:29 PM

Anyone else noticed how visually similar the 604 & Tagora are? Makes sense really as they were both children from the same fold technically.Although the Tagora must have been the only car around that made the 604 seem ubiquitous! :shock:




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