Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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I won't be getting an original mini any time soon, and my ex had a german BINI which I hated, but I could see me having a C1 107 Aygo if the seats were better. Having said that Shaun's 107 sportium has better seats than my urban lite had.

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Northern_Mike wrote: 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.
Spot-on Mike. I totally agree.
daviemck2006 wrote:I think they are a true classless car in the way tho original mini was. Brilliant cars.
I totally agree with that too Davie...

I had a 1964 Austin Mini. It was my first car. Yes, it has the same feeling about it but without any of the minus points.

Some might say the C1 is the spiritual successor to the 2CV but also and equally it shares a lot of it's character with another magical car I owned many years ago - the R4... Still one of the very best cars I ever owned. I had two...

Sticky, Joe Lucas, the Prince of Darkness, can keep his electrics exactly where they belong. As a period in history best forgotten, along with Wipac...

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What gets me about it, I see so many people "restoring" their cars and refitting the damm stuff !....talk about cutting you own nose off

I like the C1 and it does look like a lot of fun (unless your 6-4 and asked to go in the back :), but hey I look over the top of the screen of a AH Frogeye and that was fun to be in (for a few miles)
Drove a friends Bini...and it was horrid to drive for my size, did not like it at all ...and my got it has got FAT ! Too many people following the "book" at BMW and now they have lost grip of the basics.
Fat birds in Mini skirts...never a good look.

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The problem with the modern MINI is it's name. If BMW had made it just as front wheel drive hatch without all harking back to the original Mini, it'd be nothing more than a good little car. I've driven a couple of modern Coopers and they're really rather good. Also really rather overpriced for a FWD hatch..

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Our one was a 60 plate mini one 1.6 diesel loaded to the hilt with extras as it was the dealer demo. We bought it at 5 months old for 14 grand. The list price for a new one with no extras was 14 grand. With the metallic paint, alloys, air con, salt pack, pepper pack, and a few other bits and pieces it had 5 grand of extras. It broke 3 times and and towed back to the dealer before the ex stole it when she legged it. I have no idea where she or it is now, nor do I care. I hated it and she's not far behind!

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Salt Pack?

Is that an anti-rust precaution?

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It was a big yellow box on the roof full of road grit with tubes on to the road to save it getting stuck in the winter. You know how those BMW cars are useless in the snow. Only problem is they forgot they made the Bini front wheel drive,,,,,,,,,,,

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Davie....

Love it :rofl2: :rofl2:

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Classic....~:)

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CitroJim wrote: 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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#-o i would of opted for the monthly payments :roll:

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CitroJim wrote:Salt Pack?

Is that an anti-rust precaution?

probably quite the opposite Jim, as its packed in the chassis rails, bit like its was suggested Poxhall used to do similar back in the 60's and 70's, just to help the tin worm you understand :shock: :wink:

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Gosh, couldn't those 60 Poxhalls ever rust... Remember the Victor... It would rust before your very eyes... The first service involved welding up the sills...

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CitroJim wrote:Gosh, couldn't those 60 Poxhalls ever rust... Remember the Victor... It would rust before your very eyes... The first service involved welding up the sills...
If you could find something solid to weld to!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

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Jim has your C1 got front fogs fitted,
as i have just had a delivery from my local Citroen dealer of more obsolete stock, and amongst it all there is a front foglamp accessory kit, i havent looked to see what they would normally sell for, but once i have they will be up for sale, at a fraction of the dealers price,
the kit includes two fogs, mounting brackets, wiring loom and half a tree in literature

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Hi Malcolm, no, mine hasn't so I'll be interested. ..