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New to French Cars

Postby Steve T » 23 Feb 2013, 21:24

Hi, just purchased my first French car a Citroen C5. Had no plans to buy one, it just happened that my wife wrote our Astra off on Monday and we needed a replacement car. We saw this C5 in auto trader and it seemed a good buy, it's a 1.8 2004 VTR model with 64k on the clock and was advertised at £995. Saw it today and decided to buy it, it drives ok apart from tendency to pull to the left, there seems to be a bit of clutch judder when pulling off and (I'm not sure this isn't just me) it seems to hesitate when pulling away gently.

Here's hoping it's OK for a couple of years, is there anything I should look out for?

Steve
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Re: New to French Cars

Postby Hell Razor5543 » 23 Feb 2013, 21:28

Hello Steve, and welcome to the forum. There will be people who can advise you on your car (Sorry, but I cannot, as I have no experience of the C5).
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Re: New to French Cars

Postby CitroJim » 23 Feb 2013, 21:36

Welcome Steve :-D Likewise I can't either but there's a huge number of C5 owners here who should have the answer to anything you can possibly throw at them :wink:
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Re: New to French Cars

Postby Steve T » 23 Feb 2013, 23:07

Thanks for the welcome, I'm not unduly worried as I don't think there's any major problems, I didn't expect it to be perfect as its 9 years old. I'm still pleased with it for the price.
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Re: New to French Cars

Postby Welshy_Pete » 24 Feb 2013, 22:43

Hello welcome to the french car forum.
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Re: New to French Cars

Postby Steve T » 25 Feb 2013, 07:31

diolch i chi Pete
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Re: New to French Cars

Postby CitroJim » 25 Feb 2013, 07:57

Steve T wrote:diolch i chi Pete


You're Welsh then Steve :)
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Re: New to French Cars

Postby citronut » 25 Feb 2013, 08:47

hi and welcome Steve
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Re: New to French Cars

Postby Steve T » 25 Feb 2013, 13:45

CitroJim wrote:
Steve T wrote:diolch i chi Pete


You're Welsh then Steve :)



Far from it, I'm just trying to learn to speak it (quite slow going though) as I like the sound of it. #-o
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Re: New to French Cars

Postby CitroJim » 25 Feb 2013, 18:36

Steve T wrote:Far from it, I'm just trying to learn to speak it (quite slow going though) as I like the sound of it. #-o


Ahh, same as me then. I have dreams of emigrating to mid-Wales when I retire and I'll only do it if I can speak Welsh fluently.

My eldest daughter went to Uni in Aberystwyth and through her time there I fell in love with the place...

I'm a foreigner where I live now even though I've lived here all my adult life I still can't get comfortable in the urban jungle this place is. I ling and pine for the rolling green hills and wide open spaces of my childhood...
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The Pug of Love - A pretty blue 207...
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Re: New to French Cars

Postby Steve T » 25 Feb 2013, 20:15

I also live in the metropolis, life much to fast to be healthy. I always held the dream to retire to Cornwall after spending about 3 years down there in my late teens, however property has become rediculously expensive. As a motorcyclist I do spend a lot of time in Wales and find the place similar to Cornwall in its pace of life so maybe one day; who knows?

Steve
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