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Picasso restoration.......a tale of idiocy and citroen fun

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2 minutes ago, maxxo said:

Best looking car out the lot though, Xsara's are very nice cars especially in estate form

I dunno, I'm not a fan of its looks yet tbh... Luckily looks are fairly bottom of the list when looking for cars! Unless it's a Picasso... 

Its such an odd car. Some bits look nice, some utterly fugly! Can't see any of that from inside though, insides lovely, like a mini 406 (with comical zx blanking plates that match nothing else on the dash) 

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4 minutes ago, beko1987 said:

I dunno, I'm not a fan of its looks yet tbh... Luckily looks are fairly bottom of the list when looking for cars! Unless it's a Picasso... 

Its such an odd car. Some bits look nice, some utterly fugly! Can't see any of that from inside though, insides lovely, like a mini 406 (with comical zx blanking plates that match nothing else on the dash) 

Hey don't knock the picasso it's a beautiful car!

yeah the old xsara's are odd, very rare nowadays too, I like them a lot though

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I've just read this thread. Is this your first car, Maxxo? Interestingly enough, and 800 was my first ever car.

The Picasso - not my thing, but I'm not one to judge other's people's passions. 

These are where 405 estates were about ten years ago: good for the tip run, for decorators to throw paint smothered ladders in and not much else, normally purchased for £500 or thereabouts and driven until they break beyond economical repair. 

Now all the decent 405 estates are gone, and everyone wants one. 

Carry on enjoying and loving your Picasso, and in ten years time, take it to the Festival and listen to the "...It's YEARS since I've seen one that tidy!" comments.

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13 hours ago, TheXUDfiles said:

I've just read this thread. Is this your first car, Maxxo? Interestingly enough, and 800 was my first ever car.

The Picasso - not my thing, but I'm not one to judge other's people's passions. 

These are where 405 estates were about ten years ago: good for the tip run, for decorators to throw paint smothered ladders in and not much else, normally purchased for £500 or thereabouts and driven until they break beyond economical repair. 

Now all the decent 405 estates are gone, and everyone wants one. 

Carry on enjoying and loving your Picasso, and in ten years time, take it to the Festival and listen to the "...It's YEARS since I've seen one that tidy!" comments.

Technically it's not my first car (had a 2014 polo 1.2? for about 2 weeks.....i hated that thing) but i count it as my first car.

Yup and these picassos will be almost all gone in the next well maybe as little as 2-3 years with the way it seems to be going.

I'd say it's one of the few tidy ones out there sadly, which is a shame as they're pretty quirky as so very 2000s

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3 hours ago, Cooper1 said:

There is fuck all in this thread that I don't like.. :food-smiley-015: 

 

Seldom see these looked after, i've done my fair share of Sills on them ' i'd be inclined to pump some Waxoyl into the cavities Fnarr.. ;) 

Most of them haven't been serviced, bashed around and just generally abused....i bet the sills kill a lot of them too

waxoyl is a job for this year, no point doing it now as winter is almost over and it needs a deep clean to remove all the salt

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On 2/19/2020 at 10:39 PM, maxxo said:

OH MY an automatic too!!!

i love those cars

I had the saloon version 12 or so years ago, cost me £50 with full mot and lasted me 2 years before I stopped driving due to going on Oxycontin and feeling too stoned to be safe. I have a fondness for them just down to the sterling service the one I had gave me, it passed 2 mots with no work under my ownership and all I replaced were 2 tyres and break pads. 

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30 minutes ago, Alex66 said:

I had the saloon version 12 or so years ago, cost me £50 with full mot and lasted me 2 years before I stopped driving due to going on Oxycontin and feeling too stoned to be safe. I have a fondness for them just down to the sterling service the one I had gave me, it passed 2 mots with no work under my ownership and all I replaced were 2 tyres and break pads. 

That's how I feel about laguna2's. I never had any massive issue in mine (nothing I wouldn't expect from any other car) and have nothing but fond memories of them! 

Wouldn't spend the £7/800 people think their worth on one, but I wouldn't kick a cheap one out of bed either! 

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3 hours ago, beko1987 said:

That's how I feel about laguna2's. I never had any massive issue in mine (nothing I wouldn't expect from any other car) and have nothing but fond memories of them! 

Wouldn't spend the £7/800 people think their worth on one, but I wouldn't kick a cheap one out of bed either! 

Gonner 2's are awesome, when they're not overpriced they can make excellent vehicles

They just need maintenance and people seem to be lacking the need to maintain a car once it's more than 10 years old which is sad

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Thought you'd like this..just popped up on Gumtree: https://www.gumtree.com/p/citroen/citroen-xsara-picasso-desire-/1367130115

Picasso Desire 1.6 with 65k on the clock. 12 months MOT

This is the sort of thing I buy and think it'll be a bargain and will just need a drop of oil and a cheap tyre or two... but then I don't know where stop with repairs...

 

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25 minutes ago, Prote said:

Thought you'd like this..just popped up on Gumtree: https://www.gumtree.com/p/citroen/citroen-xsara-picasso-desire-/1367130115

Picasso Desire 1.6 with 65k on the clock. 12 months MOT

This is the sort of thing I buy and think it'll be a bargain and will just need a drop of oil and a cheap tyre or two... but then I don't know where stop with repairs...

 

if i bought that it would end up being a full car restoration with many thousands of pounds spent on it.....mmmmm nice

I do love them in red, and that laquer peel mmmmmmm hot

1.6 engine too for maximum speeeeeeeeed***

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nothing much to really report, seems to be running better than ever......which i don't like as it means something will go wrong soon

enjoy this picture from today at the beach, look at how my wheel trims glisten in the sun

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seaton carew for you location nerds, it's near hartlepool

seaton carew is famous for people in canoes going missing on very calm seas then turning up alive a few years later

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