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  1. It is impressive in real life! Isn't the Piaggio red as well? No peel on that at all?
  2. Not sure if these are still made or not... @High Jetterwill know!
  3. I made a cassette of this to play in my XM...
  4. Very nice! The XM I owned had a "CXM" registration as well... You need your head XMined...
  5. Just watched the youtube video and very much enjoyed it, thanks...
  6. I know it's just an add on, but I'd love one of these...
  7. What on earth happened to that? I had to check out what it was to see it's a Pug 108...
  8. 13 amp fuse only £65... https://www.russandrews.com/ultrafuse-13a-single/
  9. Funny, I didn't know this thread existed and started a very similar one last year... https://autoshite.com/topic/45380-i-really-could-get-one-of-thosebut-i-know-i-never-will/ I keep adding to it from time to time, but haven't bought any of them yet...
  10. While out riding my bike I often pass a house where I've seen various Volvos including an XC60, S60, several V70s and the one I really like the look of, a Rebel Blue V60 Polestar, not a dealer option tune up, but the real deal Straight six twin turbo, four wheel drive limited edition... Like this Anyway I was riding past it the other day and saw someone standing next to it having a smoke, so I stopped for a chat. The owner was a nice bloke who works for a Volvo dealer and a Volvo nut, his daily is the XC6 (D5). So now I really really want one, not Rebel Blue even though I think it looks great, but black for more stealth and I found one for sale... This is the early one with a 3.0ltr 6 cyliner, the later ones have a 2.0ltr 4 cylinder, still lovely, but I want one of these... I'd love it, I could afford it and have room, but I just don't need a large estate car however desirable so into this thread it goes.
  11. I like the shape of these, I'll keep my eyes open for you driving it around... (why is red so susceptible to lacquer peel?)
  12. A mate of mine (we both had Citroen C4 VTSs) has had one since late in 2020 and looks really lovely. He has however spent a fortune on it, admittedly not all of it essential, but still. This is his Instawank if you want a look at his journey into 159 land... #antalfa_159 https://www.instagram.com/antalfa_159/
  13. This is an interesting one... While riding my bike this morning a driving school car drove along next to me before suddenly diving far too close and passing between me and a traffic island. I was a bit miffed at this when the new Highway Code is so fresh in everyone's mind, so later I found the driving school and messaged them in a way I hoped would not seem too smug or confrontational... I got a reply fairly quickly... I do get it, but also feel that the instructor is in charge of the car and should have used the dual controls to slow the car when it became apparent what the student was doing. I had to laugh at the instructor getting a bit arsey as well...
  14. I thought this was interesting and also fits with my experience while cycling that the modded car with low suspension and loud exhaust almost always gives me plenty of room (the mapped in bangs still make me jump though!). https://jeepanelsplus.com/2022/02/14/are-petrol-heads-safer-drivers-around-cyclists-their-safety-is-more-important-than-your-punctuality-jeremy-vines-message-to-drivers-drones-the-future-of-cycling-on-tv-new-stuff-from-pe/
  15. I don't remember seeing this thread before, I like C2s! These days if you can replace the headlamp bulbs at all without dismantling most of the car it's a win... I sometimes think I pay for the fact that the lamps can be removed from my Volvo super easily by having Mrs Concern's Renault Moodus to work on as well!
  16. Also I always use it when going through long tunnels such as Blackwall, Dartford & Rotherhythe. Was also useful the other week on M25 when a pickup towing a Land Rover caught fire...
  17. Some Range Rovers have DRLs that make them look (to me) as if they're wearing pince nez...
  18. C4 VTS I've had three VTS petrol C4s and loved them all, my daughter still has the last one I owned (previously owned by @Daviemck2006) My first I wrote off soon after I got it so I bought another one that got written off after a few years at 180000miles and I had it repaired stupidly as it was badly painted so I scrapped it when the gearbox bearing failed (at 197000miles) and bought the one daughter now has. I don't know how anyone can think they are anything than properly quirky Citroen designs, just look at the body shape for a start, unlike anything else, the Coupe also having the rally car conection and the weird two rear windows with a divider and a spoiler (what?). The hatch has the round silhouette found on many earlier Citroens. Move to the interior and as well as the steering wheel with fixed hub housing all the controls for music, cruise etc there is a strange but clever digital central speedo pod that is always backlit and never bleached out by the sun, nice textures that seem to be inspired by mid century fabrics and swooping Art Deco style door cards. When driving the Coupe at night you soon discover that the split rear window stops that Audi right behind from blinding you in the mirror with it's ten sun power lights (also has self dimming mirror) and you get a SAAB style night mode that blacks all instruments except speedo. Did I mention the (digital) tacho that lights up red on the rev limit which in the VTS is a screaming 7500rpm. Red tacho also they sound good for a NA four pot... 1359523513_Videobyfhakeconcern.mp4.d8aa5d4fc39c95d38556dc9889fe573c.mp4 https://www.instagram.com/p/BrC3QpoFZ0h/ I much prefered the C4 to my V6 XM and despite the conventional suspension seemed to me more of a proper interesting Citroen than the XM. I don't think mine were more or less reliable than any others, I believe the 1.4 petrol had a reputation for OMGHGF and the diseasels could give the usual DPF problems and turbo failure if not looked after and serviced on schedule.
  19. Me; Citroen C4 VTS (I've had three of them ), Citroen XM V6 Mrs Concern; Renault Clio Mk1 1.4, Renault Modus 1.6 Daughter No1; Clio Mk2 phase 1 1.2, Pug 207 1.4 VVT Daughter No2; Clio Mk2 phase 2 1.2 16v We have liked all of them and generally kept them far too long. I can't say we've had any more problems with them than any other car from any other country including Germany.
  20. Got a Corgi Juniors Rancho towing a boat on a trailer cheap from ebay for Mrs Concern... It came with another Rancho missing the tailgate... Not too bad apart from that, but I don't want it, so let me know if you do... I also still have this Corgi catalogue from 1981 goping spare, again let me know if you'd like either or both free...
  21. I was expecting someone else to ask about this, but as no one has-what make and scale is it? I keep looking at your pictures of it, it looks so good! I had to steel myself and cancel after I got the Monte Carlo Mini, but couldn't really justify the expense even though there are some I'd love, like the T Bird and Mustang, but also several I don't really want or still have in pretty good original condition. I didn't know Corgi made a Westminster, my dad had one when I was tiny (see page 3 of Family Snaps with your old car in background thread). My toys mostly ended up like yours by the sound of it, they really got played with!
  22. Despite being a humerous take on things, the Dr Hutch column in Cycling Weekly raises some interesting points about the Highway Code and the reaction to it... Dr Hutch http://www.michaelhutchinson.co.uk/about---contact.html He also won the Brompton folding bike World Championships!
  23. I'm pretty sure that holding down the lock button on the dash for 30 seconds (or something!) will turn off this useful* feature...
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