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Poll: My Favourite French Hippo is.... (80 member(s) have cast votes)

My Favourite French Hippo is....

  1. Citroen CX (17 votes [20.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.99%

  2. Citroen XM (19 votes [23.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.46%

  3. Peugeot 505 (7 votes [8.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.64%

  4. Peugeot 604 (9 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  5. Renault 20/30 (3 votes [3.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  6. Renault 25 (10 votes [12.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.35%

  7. Talbot Tagora (9 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  8. Simca 1610/Chrysler 180/2 Litre (7 votes [8.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.64%

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#1 OFFLINE   Baz

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 03:57 PM

Hi all....In previous discssions I think we have established that our friends across the channel are the Shitemasters....And I think we can pretty-much all agree that the "Golden Era" of Shite-dom spans much of the '70s & '80s?

So it follows logically then that the models that were sitting proudly as the flagships of the Shitemasters' ranges, during the Golden Age of Shite, should be regarded as the pinnacle....The ULTIMATE Shite if You like?

Here they all are....Tell us all which YOU would choose..... :D

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1, Citroen CX....So nearly perfect ....Just wish Citroen had found it within their hearts/capabilities/bank balance to produce a CX with a silky-smooth V6 instead of the ancient fours they used :(

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2, Citroen XM....Lost a lot of the beauty of the CX, but gained the V6 engine....Seems to have quite a few fans on here?

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3, Peugeot 505....Rare and lovely in V6 form :)

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4, Peugeot 604....I've heard someone describe it as "bland"....Subtle and elegant in my opinion :)

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5, Renault 20/30....Doesn't really excell in any one area I think, but overall just a lovely car....Rare and attractive.

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6, Renault 25....Another with quite a few fans on this forum....I have good memories of a dark blue V6 Turbo....Helluva car :)

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7, Talbot Tagora....What can I say about it that hasn't already been said? :D

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8, Simca 1610/Chrysler 180/2 Litre....Bit of a wild card, but it's big & it's French!

Place Your votes NOW! :D
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#2 OFFLINE   pogweasel

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 04:25 PM

AAAARGH!A nigh-on impossible task. Each has their own 'merit'....CX & XM scoring high on wierd floatyness factor,Renner is way up there for large engine / family size fwd car torque-steer daftness..505 is a bit o the 'minicab' side for my tastes... maybe a bit dowdy to look at. The gti is a h00t though...For sheer ultimate-tat obscurity it has to be the 180 / tagora... how the company could build a flawed, pointless and ugly big car not once but TWICE is outstanding.Although, in the end I plumpd for the ultimate luxury of the 604. It's all about the understated style & proper levels of luxury. One in a sombre colour teamed up with dark glasses & a look of menace... proper hard! And I do so love 'baddies' cars. :)

#3 OFFLINE   55bloke

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 06:26 PM

My vote is clearly a no-brainer!! I just love the 25 so much, it's gonna get my vote for sure. Having said that, I do love the Citroens for their individual styling, and the 605 has a lot going for it. Love those 20/30 Renaults too, and by virtue of their age/scarcity they may be more worthy of the crown than the 25.

#4 OFFLINE   mouseflakes

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 06:43 PM

Impossible - I just want one of each. Two even.

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 01:16 PM

My vote is clearly a no-brainer!! I just love the 25 so much, it's gonna get my vote for sure.

Gonna have to agree.......Neck and neck on the poll between the 25 and the CX at the mo - after all of 5 votes...Used to have a V6 24v 605 - cost me next to nothing to buy, but 18mpg average wasn't ideal for a 50 mile a day commute......
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#6 OFFLINE   mattblack

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 02:13 PM

Got to be the Chrysler... because I had one... with a green velour interior..What's French for 'pub landlord'...? :wink:
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#7 OFFLINE   Daniel H

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 03:49 PM

Mattblack wrote: What's French for pub landlord?

Propriétaire de pub.....
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#8 OFFLINE   Triang

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 06:22 PM

Hard so hard - like being asked which one of yiour children you want to save from a house fire...However the wierdy beardy CX ( in Pallas Form) is surely the shitest - Vive le Pub Landlord!!!!

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 07:36 PM

After one day, and eight votes, the CX leads with 50% of the vote....I'm a little surprised by that....Delighted also, as it's my choice (I've had two....a 20RE and a GTi) :D
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Posted 08 April 2006 - 10:59 PM

It's so tricky - I can't decide between the 'Trons & the Pugs.....
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Posted 10 April 2006 - 10:28 PM

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i came to think of the 264, must be worthy thees topic !? 8)
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#12 OFFLINE   Baz

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 10:11 AM

i came to think of the 264, must be worthy thees topic !? 8)

I love Volvos....I drive one myself....And the 6-cylinder 200 series is a great car....

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....With the 262c being particularly elegant to my eyes....

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....But they are distinctly "UnFrench" I'm afraid, and that's why I didn't include them in my poll....Had I decided upon a favourite EUROPEAN Luxo-Barges poll, then they'd have been right up there....Along with Volvo 7-Series, Alfa 6, Fiat Argenta, Lancia Gamma, Vauxhall Royale/Opel Senator, all manner of BMWs, Audis, and Mercedes, and even stuff from BL and Ford! :shock:

If I took it a stage further, and included Shite from Japan aswell, the list would have been almost endless!

No, on this occasion it's just France....Shite capital of the world! :D
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#13 OFFLINE   Baz

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 12:24 PM

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Tastefully modded XM :roll:
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Posted 20 April 2006 - 12:30 PM

Barbie meets autoshite. :shock:
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Posted 20 April 2006 - 01:59 PM

Hot shit! That's awful.Is that a pimped-up Safrane lurking behind it?

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 04:02 PM

I'm surprised the Maccy D's carpark racers never really picked up on old citroens over here - surely the stance is ideal when you park up outside the drive-thru/under-18s disco/local 6th-form and the suspension settles down to it's lowest height............ :roll:
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Posted 20 April 2006 - 07:46 PM

I once bought an XM out of the scrappy's for £55..stuck it in for an MOT and it failed.....on a handbrake cable. Fixed that and smoked around in it for a few months then stuck it on Ebay.It sold for £670,and a year later I got an email from the buyer saying it had been 100% reliable and it was the best car he'd ever had! I love 'em!

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 02:56 PM

I once bought an XM out of the scrappy's for £55..stuck it in for an MOT and it failed.....on a handbrake cable. Fixed that and smoked around in it for a few months then stuck it on Ebay.It sold for £670,and a year later I got an email from the buyer saying it had been 100% reliable and it was the best car he'd ever had! I love 'em!

What was the reg number? I wonder if it's still going...


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 02:58 PM

no 605 or 607? :D



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 03:13 PM

Holy thread resurrection, Batman!
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Posted 18 January 2014 - 03:16 PM

I thought all the really old threads - or everything before about 2009 - was lost in the great forum purge of whenever it was?


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 03:30 PM

Surprised myself by voting for the Renner 25. Perhaps I should have bought one of those instead of the XM 


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 03:34 PM

I just had to revive it :-D


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 04:21 PM

The list could usefully be expanded after nearly eight years. 607, C6, Safrane, Vel Satis and of course the
Avantime.

No velour though. Is leather just the velour of the noughties?

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 04:41 PM

What I do know is that peeled cow is very overrated.


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 04:47 PM

What I do know is that peeled cow is very overrated.


Good for shoes and motorycle clothes. Like tree, doesn't belong in cars.

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 04:51 PM

Has to be a 604 but I so want an early Renault 30.

 

Come to think of it I need a CX in my life too.


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 04:53 PM

Of the models listed in the poll, the only one I've owned is the Renault 30.  Should I vote anyway?


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 05:37 PM

Of the models listed in the poll, the only one I've owned is the Renault 30.  Should I vote anyway?

Is that really a barge?


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 05:44 PM

You know what, it probably isn't.  I would have said a proper barge needed to be RWD, but hey, it's on the list, and you can't argue with it for luxury, or Frenchness...


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