Where are our cars

This is the place for posts that don't fit into any other category.

Moderator: RichardW

ekjdm14
(Donor 2020)
Posts: 1868
Joined: 19 Jan 2015, 18:42
x 225

Re: Where are our cars

Post by ekjdm14 »

Fake Concern wrote: 29 Aug 2017, 20:54 I think the C4 (especially the VTS) has plenty of Citroen quirky character. To start with it looks weird on the outside, looks weird on the inside with the big centrally mounted digital speedo and has weird features such as the steering wheel with a hub that stays put as the wheel goes around it, headlights that look around the corners and my favourite the digital rev counter that changes from glowing orange to red as it hits the 7200 rpm redline! Consequently there is a big following on Bookface "Citroen C4UK" and they make an appearance at many car shows throughout the year. I took mine to 3 or 4 shows last year where there were sometimes 10 C4s in attendance. This year I've not been able to go for various reasons, but the club have all been as usual.
The C2 also has a huge following and also attends lots of events.
I suppose it just depends on which shows you go to.

Image
Image


I have to agree here, I'd never really taken a second look at the C4 until recently when I saw one in the scrapyard (doubtless an EGS fault sent it there as the body was only mildly tatty round the back bumper). Having climbed up & into it it made quite the impression, to the point that it's the only "modern" I'd actively seek out if we needed to move on in future. (And yes, I'd probably end up chancing my arm on a cheap EGS model lol)
'95 Xantia LX 1.9D-auto, Black, 118k
'97 306 XS 1.6i, Blaze Yellow, 24k
'96 ZX SX 1.9TD rolling shell, White, 81k
User avatar
Paul-R
Donor 2023
Posts: 6988
Joined: 07 May 2009, 16:24
x 1393

Re: Where are our cars

Post by Paul-R »

When C4 replaced Xsara I was put off by two things:

1) They didn't do an estate version (bit of a deal killer that)
2) The awful advert showing the car being "alive with technology". That was a complete turnoff for me.

The style was a bit strange as well. The facelift, which rounded off the corners, made it look better. Still no estate version though.
As I get older I think a lot about the hereafter - I go into a room and then wonder what I'm here after.

Inside every old person is a young person wondering what the hell happened.

"Trying is the first step towards failure" ~ Homer J Simpson​
Quackers
Posts: 399
Joined: 11 Nov 2005, 13:58
x 17

Re: Where are our cars

Post by Quackers »

elma wrote: 29 Aug 2017, 12:16
I can't imagine anyone's kids in 20 years looking back fondly at mums picasso.


I could be wrong here, but i don't remember seeing one at the Citroen Car Club Rally , the only Citroen model i think that was missing. Kind of odd when it was at one point the most popular MPV in the country.

If there was one it must of been on the day i did not go, or just 1 hiding in the corner somewhere.
User avatar
Fake Concern
Posts: 1033
Joined: 27 Dec 2012, 11:41
x 64

Re: Where are our cars

Post by Fake Concern »

Quackers wrote: 03 Sep 2017, 11:05
elma wrote: 29 Aug 2017, 12:16
I can't imagine anyone's kids in 20 years looking back fondly at mums picasso.


I could be wrong here, but i don't remember seeing one at the Citroen Car Club Rally , the only Citroen model i think that was missing. Kind of odd when it was at one point the most popular MPV in the country.

If there was one it must of been on the day i did not go, or just 1 hiding in the corner somewhere.

I can't help thinking that the Xsara Picasso is the Morris Minor of the future.
Fake Concern, Volvo C30 T5 2011
Mrs Concern, Renault Moodus 1.6 Privilege 2004
Ms Concern No1, Pug 207 1.4 2008
Ms Concern No2, Citroen C4 VTS 2007
User avatar
Paul-R
Donor 2023
Posts: 6988
Joined: 07 May 2009, 16:24
x 1393

Re: Where are our cars

Post by Paul-R »

Fake Concern wrote: 03 Sep 2017, 20:09I can't help thinking that the Xsara Picasso is the Morris Minor of the future.
Sitting by the side of the road with the front wheel at a crazy angle after the bottom trunnion has sheared due to lack of grease?
As I get older I think a lot about the hereafter - I go into a room and then wonder what I'm here after.

Inside every old person is a young person wondering what the hell happened.

"Trying is the first step towards failure" ~ Homer J Simpson​
User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 49863
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 6267

Re: Where are our cars

Post by CitroJim »

Paul-R wrote: 03 Sep 2017, 21:21
Fake Concern wrote: 03 Sep 2017, 20:09I can't help thinking that the Xsara Picasso is the Morris Minor of the future.
Sitting by the side of the road with the front wheel at a crazy angle after the bottom trunnion has sheared due to lack of grease?


:rofl2:
Jim

Runner, cyclist, time triallist, duathlete, Citroen AX fan and the CCC Citroenian 'From A to Z' Columnist...
Gibbo2286
(Donor 2020)
Posts: 7297
Joined: 08 Jun 2011, 18:04
x 2547

Re: Where are our cars

Post by Gibbo2286 »

Paul-R wrote: 03 Sep 2017, 21:21
Fake Concern wrote: 03 Sep 2017, 20:09I can't help thinking that the Xsara Picasso is the Morris Minor of the future.
Sitting by the side of the road with the front wheel at a crazy angle after the bottom trunnion has sheared due to lack of grease?


I actually passed one of those on Thursday last week :) it's been a long time since I last saw one, I was tempted to go back with the camera but got side tracked.
They didn't actually shear they were threaded and the threads wore off.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. (Albert Einstein)