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Partridge

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  1. Trust me, you will be far from alone. I need this as much as toothache - I bought another car last Sunday. You only live once!
  2. Is there a Renault shaped hole in your life after letting the Laguna go?
  3. If I win I'll be beating a path to your door so I can give it a new home.
  4. I'll always upvote a good Laguna 1. Can't understand why so many dislike these. Two randoms please, Rob!
  5. I kinda have the horn for this, and I don't know why...
  6. The Golf MK3 was one of the worst atrocities of the '90s. Needless to say, I like them. Do you have any pictures? I don't have any interest in buying a car, I'm just morbidly curious.
  7. Partridge

    Garden Shed

    I for one do not enjoy the sensory overload from modern car dashboards. When I had an office job which was a pretty horrible, oppressive experience, I had a Nissan company car (well, a Nissan press fleet car, but it did amount to the same thing in practice) but most of the time I commuted in my own 800 Sterling. Because what did I want after a day of staring at screens and having notifications pop up at me? Certainly not more of the same on my drive home, and I certainly didn't want that polluting the little snippet of time I had to myself in the drive in. I'd take the Rover's walnut dash and T-Series burble any day - probably made me old fashioned, but isn't that why most of us are here? The place I wrote for very corporate and discouraged pretty much anything other than bland. On the eve of the day when I handed my notice in, I had to drive to Cromer to interview the CEO of a company that made curtain-side trailers. What I should have done was put my Fred and Florence suit on and drove across in the Nissan. Instead, as a big F.U to the Arsehole and Arsehole Media (and if I'm honest, the whole of society which I was feeling alienated and confused by) I took the Sterling and donned my blazer and chinos, and put on the most '90s tie that I owned, and departed from said CEO with a Gareth Cheeseman style handshake standing next to the Rover. It was worth taking the job just to be able to do that. Back on topic: Mrs_Partridge, who works in design thinks that these iPads on dashboards are partly driven by ease of repair and ease of updating. It's probably much easier to whip out one of the iPad, than it is to faff about trying to take apart a modern car dash, with it's six thousand airbags and miles of wiring, should a speedo pack up or something else has a spazz fit. It's a hard enough job to do in a Peugeot 405, let alone a 2018 A-Class. I imagine modern digi dashes are more accurate, too. Probably a good thing in a country that has god knows how many average speed cameras waiting for you when you drive into work...
  8. Speak for yourself. Having two Peugeots means I always have at least 40p at all times.
  9. Can you let me know if you have any 14 inch Peugeot wheel trims and what you want for them? I'm running my 405 STI on steels when it comes out of storage because I'm a sicko. With all this attention, I bet you hadn't posted now. Flies and shit comes to mind
  10. 15 isn't a following, it's more of a crowd that's just to big to host at home. I was on that page but left - too much "willy waving" for me. I thought you would regret selling it. It's probably the best one left!
  11. Same engine as my old one, then. Even though it shared the same XU unit with my 405, which feels nippy, the Xant always felt sluggish in comparison. Obviously it had more weight to lug around due to the hydractive system, but I was suprised at just how much it blunted its performance.
  12. That's pretty fit. Contrary to FAKE NEWS stories about me, I don't hate these. I actually prefer the later Phase Ones with the cheese grater grills. Would make a GR13 tip run weapon and for general trolling modern car road users in (or for grating really big blocks of cheese with, at great speed as one hurtles around like an Arial Atom - LHM, YO!). Not sure if it actually is a VSX, but it has the right alloys - so be prepared to wipe semen off it if you take it any kind of Xantia-molester event.
  13. Christ man, what's your beef with me? Did I cut you up or something or steal your lunch money? EDIT: OP, I'm aware this is in no way helping you sell the car, but at least you've had a free bump.
  14. Not including you in that remark, Dean. You were very un-swiveled eyed when I met you, but all I will say is that the Citroen Car Club didn't exactly cover itself with glory on Facebook over that Xantia of mine. I offered it for free, and nobody wanted it, to the car club and on here. I even put out a post on its Facebook page saying anybody who wanted parts from it could come and help themselves. When it was still on my drive two weeks later (and still dead), I broke the news that it was with André Citroën in automotive innovation heaven, and pitchforks were drawn. To be honest the BLARG scene is just as bad, and don't even start me Rover 800 mouth foamers on AROnline. And that's why I tend to just scrap worthless cars rather than re-home them these days. Does it make me bitter? Yes. Does it make my life easier? Yes. I just don't think me and Citroens (and the Citroen community) mix. It's a shame because I actually really like the cars, especially 90s stuff like the XM, Xantia and ZX. Anyway, I'm glad the ZX is saved.
  15. Just scrap it and get your money. If the alternative to selling here is facing Gumtree/Autotrader/eBay or the swiveled eyed lunatics who populate the Citroen Car Club, scrapping will be far easier. You've offered it for scrap money, nobody wanted it, so if anyone moans at you they can boil their head.
  16. When I was learning to drive, I crashed one into my Gran's hedge because I wasn't used to the clutch.
  17. Yup. The rear number plate still has Peugeot insignia on it. I bumped into a guy at The Festival of The Unexceptional who used to work for Peugeot who confirmed our theory. Or as I think of P RWK - Peugeots Running With Kseal.
  18. Not really. By the end of production they'd all but given up selling and marketing them in the UK. A lot of fleets were refusing to have them as well, thanks to epic depreciation and a pretty woeful reputation thanks to some flaky early cars. Shame, because they'd licked a lot of the quality niggles and gremlins by the time of the late phase twos. I'm yet to drive his diesel, but I'm told it's gr13. This is the PRV, yeah. We never got the ES9 here, which is a shame because I think the PRV is quite a nasty thing. Nice motor spoiled by a crap engine.
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