Well, bit quiet here of late, my C5 is going like a dream! My 04 C5 VTR is for sale and will be on autotrader over the weekend and the rest are all providing sterling service!
I had the Xm out for its first good run of the year this week, im really looking forward to using it in the better weather, i plan to use it more this year, I want to get some use from it. The C15 will be used more this year too, i need to awaken that as its not moved for a good 5 or 6 months.
My dads C5 estate has been in the wars today though, a young driver who had only been driving 4 weeks didnt stop at a side road junction, pulling straight out into the side of the C5. Fortunately my dad saw him and swerved to the other side of the road, but the Micra still smashed into the side of it. Had he not of done that it might well of been a write off at the speed the other car was doing.
Those pictures make it appear better than it really is!
The rear door is obviously scrap, its even popped the interior door card and the door no longer fits at the top where the windows meets. The passenger door has also been damaged and the rear wing has taken a bending around the lower wheel arch. The tyre was also hit but the wheel is unmarked. Unfortunately the damage has creased the sill inside the door opening and the metal sill which is usually hidden under the plastic trims.
Luckily he driver was insured, its going through a well known company for repairs who are collecting the car on Monday/Tuesday and sending out a hire car of a similar size. We have chosen the repair garage who are really excellent at what they do, they produce show cars and the likes. So hopefully that will all go smoothly and the repair will be a good one.
Last weekend I had a bit of a driving weekend with Kev (red_dwarfers) around north Wales. We met briefly with Paul (citroenxm) on Saturday evening, good to see you! I think we had just about every condition of weather, including snow
but it was a great weekend. Some very good roads over that way, we stuck mostly to smaller country roads, which made a nice change from my usual motorway trecking during the average week. We did a bit of reasearch and pin pointed a few places to see and visit. Caernarfon castle is well worth seeing and having a trip around. We also found something called the Evo triangle, a small section of roads which EVO magazine sometimes use to test cars. That was a lot of fun, The C5 and the Xant certainly got a work out!
I ended up doing around 650 miles for the weekend, im sure Kev did quite a few more! Made a nice change from work and the usual things, uni work etc.
A quick picture of the cars on a deserted Welsh backroad:
Thats it for now