Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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New plates have today been fitted to the Activa..

Special ones that proclaim my membership of Team WFA :-D

All Team WFA vehicles now have such plates....

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Had a nice run down to Luton Airport in the Activa yesterday... My goodness I love that car 8-)

Happy to see the rear ram is dry now...

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Was Lorraine Chase there?

I ended up there once. Horrendous experience too long to recount here but involved womens underwear all over the carousel and a protracted interview with customs officials.

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myglaren wrote:Was Lorraine Chase there?

I ended up there once. Horrendous experience too long to recount here but involved womens underwear all over the carousel and a protracted interview with customs officials.
Why wasn't I there this day?!

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I can imagine the interview was interesting Steve :roll:

Both girls just had cabin baggage. I'm staggered at just how big a properly designed cabin case can be now... No real need of hold baggage for a light traveller...

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The extra fitness must really help for Ant Mechanics Jim.

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lexi wrote:The extra fitness must really help for Ant Mechanics Jim.
And not only in that Lexi, I reckon I think more clearly these days too...

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I never post much about the C1 because, well, it just does it's job without fuss, complaint or any stress on its or my part..

It truly is my perfect car for the job it does... I really do love it and it's firmly on its way to establishing itself as the best car I've ever had...

The tax reminder coming in the pot today reminded me I've had it almost a year now...

DVLA have offered me new tax on either a 6 monthly basis, a 12 monthly basis and even monthly terms... All for N/A...

It was very easy to renew on-line too... I made my payment of £0.00 without any problem at all...

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That's both cars taxed for another year... The new DVLA on-line taxing site is much better than the old one..

Very quick and very slick..

I've printed the site confirmations now there's no disc to prove you have tax...

All is good... The Activa at £230 for the year is worth every penny...

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CitroJim wrote:
It truly is my perfect car for the job it does... I really do love it and it's firmly on its way to establishing itself as the best car I've ever had...
I'm glad you're getting on well with it Jim. I feel the same way about the Berlingo despite it's small faults. Definitely the best car I've ever had!

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Sometimes I think less is more with a little modern car, or is it an age thing? It's a nice to know your loving your C1 Jim, it's got character that a lot of modern stuff is sadly lacking imo.

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Northern_Mike wrote: I feel the same way about the Berlingo despite it's small faults. Definitely the best car I've ever had!
I think they fall into the same sort of niche Mike, supremely practical and totally unfussy - just what you need in a working car...
bxzx16v wrote:Sometimes I think less is more with a little modern car, or is it an age thing?
In the case of the C1 that is definitely the case Mark as it is perhaps the most basic and down to earth modern car out there... But, against that it's well screwed together, very well in fact as it oozes quality - surprisingly - and as you say, one thing it has in spades is character... Loads of it..

I don't think age comes into it as it seems to appeal fairly equally to people of all ages...

They are brilliant in every respect...

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bxzx16v wrote:Sometimes I think less is more with a little modern car, or is it an age thing?
I don't think it's an age thing as much as a "I really can't be arsed fixing cars all the time just to have a vehicle to get my family and me around" - at least for me it is. I've got a few friends who've always driven older cars, and all of them seem to reach the same conclusion in their early 40s - yes, older motors are fun to tinker with *when you want to* not when you have to and all of them have at least one modern car as well as a, <cough> classic.

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The c1oc is full of youngsters with sports exhausts, wheels, etc and older folk who have them as dailys, poor folk on a budget and rich folk as a second or third car. I think they are a true classless car in the way tho original mini was. Brilliant cars. To be honest the car I most regret parting with was my 09 plate 107 urban lite. The basic model, it had doors, windows, a heater and a cd. No electrics to go wrong, in fact nothing to go wrong really.

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take care Davie, you will have us going all the way back to "Lucky Lucus" electric soon with open bullet connectors in the wheel arch......:) There was a reason for lack of stuff back them