Well I've not got a lot to report, I've been back in the C5 as my daily driver for the past few weeks. Mainly to keep the Xantia HDi out of the salt while the gritters have been doing their thing in this cold weather. Ive mentoned before that I have been considering selling the C5 and using the Xant HDi as my everyday driver. However, after using it for a while before going back to the C5, there are a lot of things about the C5 I miss. A big part of the C5 I miss is the engine, the 16v 2.0 HDi is a real improvement on the 8v 2.0 HDi. It's quieter, it's smoother, it pulls lower down, it has much more torque and is so much more lively. The longer gearing due to the 6speed box is also a real bonus when cruising. However, the 8v is a more simple unit (doing wout the DPF and DMF) which is very well proven. This is going to be a much harder decision than I first thought.
I'll have to keep the C5, again ... This is my third, will I ever find a car which does everything I want and need from a car and I'm this happy with?
Today was a nice day, with no salt on the roads, so I had the Acriva out for a drive ... much to the dissapointment of an Alfa GT coupe V6 driver!
Who's car is not as good around roundabouts as he thought
The Activa is not a good influence on me
I then gave it a clean, removed the battery and put it under cover out of the way of the winter.
The C15 also went to its winter hibernation spot today, nicely tucked up in a local private garage. It's getting much easier to move around here now!
Just finished the 2cvs seats today. They have been re-sprung, have new bases and new foams all round. They are so much more comfortable, padded and even now. Excellent! It's made a big difference to the feel of the car. We then set about fitting the new dashboard plate. Which is not as easy as first thought
there are so many wires behind the dashboard, I thought a 2cv would have three wires but no, it has a load! All of which need sorting out and tidying up, if I can remember what does what! Also, I think we have got to the bottom of the intermittent fuel gauge, it seems to be the gauge itself, unfortunately.