Citroenmads Citroen blog.

Tell us your ongoing tales and experiences with your French car here. Post pictures of your car here as well.

Moderators: RichardW, myglaren

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 49228
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 6082

Re: Citroenmads Citroen blog.

Post by CitroJim »

bxzx16v wrote: 05 Mar 2023, 08:25 It's good to have you back Chris and look forward to hearing more about your fleet.

Mark
And good to see you're still here too Mark :-D How's things these days?

Sorry Chris, for a blog hijack, I hope you'll forgive me [-o<
Jim

Runner, cyclist, time triallist, duathlete, Citroen AX fan and the CCC Citroenian 'From A to Z' Columnist...
bxzx16v
Posts: 1696
Joined: 29 May 2011, 22:11
x 35

Re: Citroenmads Citroen blog.

Post by bxzx16v »

I doing fine Jim, I keep looking in from time to time and catching up. I've not had anything French since my 406 V6 coupe a few years ago, I do have a Ford Focus now with a French 2.0 diesel heart which I love so I'm part way there.
2009 Landrover Freelander 2 TD4se (killed an Audi) , sadly now gone .
2012 Landrover Freelander 2 SD4 AUTO Love it . Now gone .
2014 Ford Bmax 1.0 Ecoboost Zetec . Fantastic little machine .Gone now.
2014 Ford Focus 2.0 Tdci Zetec S with the French heart.
User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 49228
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 6082

Re: Citroenmads Citroen blog.

Post by CitroJim »

A least your car retains some Frenchness Mark 😀
Jim

Runner, cyclist, time triallist, duathlete, Citroen AX fan and the CCC Citroenian 'From A to Z' Columnist...
User avatar
daviemck2006
(Donor 2020)
Posts: 4985
Joined: 04 Dec 2010, 19:45
x 482

Re: Citroenmads Citroen blog.

Post by daviemck2006 »

4 years on Chris. I've no citroens now, just a pair of vags. One is a skoda yeti elegance, 2014, 2.0tdi140 dsg. Had it two years now and love it. However at its recent MOT, at the skoda dealer I bought it from it needed a new spring. That didn't bother me. What did bother me was the pile of advisories it got for corossion issues. These issues are totally unfounded, it has no more corossion than any other 9 year old car. I am not amused as that's bound go have devalued it quite a bit.

The other vag just got changed a few days ago. I had a 2014 1.6tdi caddy which I had bought to do the hot food deliveries. I'm not doing that now due to deteriorating health so I put it up for sale. One of my mates really wanted it so he now owns it. However he persuaded me to take his car in trade in, a vw touran 1.6tdi se. Its 10 plate and has covered 167k, but well serviced with every invoice from new including 2 cambelt changes, and 4 new injectors a few momths ago. My mate knows nothing about cars and those injectors were a p**s take I would say. I've only done 35 miles I'm it so far, seems to drive well. But I do not think it's a keeper, a couple of months and it will get sold. My mate moved up here from Sheffield just over a year ago so it's not rusty.

I have spied your dads 6 wheeler for sale up in this neck of the woods last week. The garage was shut and no price on it, I'm going to back for a look if it's still there and see what they say the story is. I better watch out I dont come away owning it!
Skoda Karoq 1.6tdi 2018
Citroen relay camper 2012
In the family
Seat Leon 1.5tsi tourer 2019 daughter 1
C1 vtr+ 2010 daughter 2
Citroenmad
Posts: 8125
Joined: 04 Dec 2008, 23:08
x 110

Re: Citroenmads Citroen blog.

Post by Citroenmad »

Good to see that you're still on here Davie!

I've always quite liked the Skoda Yeti, very likable and usable cars with a rugged design.
I've had quite a few VW group cars, quite enjoyed them all, but didn't find them any more durable than other brands.
daviemck2006 wrote: 06 Mar 2023, 22:19 I have spied your dads 6 wheeler for sale up in this neck of the woods last week. The garage was shut and no price on it, I'm going to back for a look if it's still there and see what they say the story is. I better watch out I dont come away owning it!
Oh, that's interesting! Whereabouts did you see the C15?

I sold it through Mathewsons Auctions (of Bangers and Cash fame) in August 2021. I met up with the person who bought it when I was up in Aberdeenshire last August. It had been bought by someone who owns a furniture auction house, to use as an advertiser. He said he'd likely keep it for another year or two, but I did then hear about it being parked up with a price in, by someone I know who lives locally. So I'm not sure if it was sold on from there, or if they've still got it.
Chris
07 Citroen C6 V6 HDi Exclusive - Red
07 Citroen C5 HDi VTR - Red
09 Citroen C3 1.4i VTR - Silver
01 Citroen Saxo 1.1i Forte - Mango Orange
.
93 Ford Mondeo 2.0i GLX
19 Hyundai i10
User avatar
daviemck2006
(Donor 2020)
Posts: 4985
Joined: 04 Dec 2010, 19:45
x 482

Re: Citroenmads Citroen blog.

Post by daviemck2006 »

It was at a wee country garage beside Insch. I'm actually away to head for Aberdeen airport to pick up my son in law. I think I shall go that way and see if it's there.
Skoda Karoq 1.6tdi 2018
Citroen relay camper 2012
In the family
Seat Leon 1.5tsi tourer 2019 daughter 1
C1 vtr+ 2010 daughter 2
Citroenmad
Posts: 8125
Joined: 04 Dec 2008, 23:08
x 110

Re: Citroenmads Citroen blog.

Post by Citroenmad »

daviemck2006 wrote: 07 Mar 2023, 16:25 It was at a wee country garage beside Insch. I'm actually away to head for Aberdeen airport to pick up my son in law. I think I shall go that way and see if it's there.
Yes, that's the same area I went to meet the owner at. I wonder if he's put it with a local garage to advertise it.

Be grateful for a picture if you do pass!
Chris
07 Citroen C6 V6 HDi Exclusive - Red
07 Citroen C5 HDi VTR - Red
09 Citroen C3 1.4i VTR - Silver
01 Citroen Saxo 1.1i Forte - Mango Orange
.
93 Ford Mondeo 2.0i GLX
19 Hyundai i10
User avatar
daviemck2006
(Donor 2020)
Posts: 4985
Joined: 04 Dec 2010, 19:45
x 482

Re: Citroenmads Citroen blog.

Post by daviemck2006 »

It's not a garage. I passed it last time that I didn't see what it is. I stopped today and had a yap with the owner. He is the same guy you met and he bought it 2 years ago. Its an antique furniture store he runs and he's a car enthusiast and a really nice guy. He is selling the van as he doesn't use it any more. It still looks in phenomenal condition, under the snow that is covering it.
20230307_163810.jpg
20230307_163841.jpg
20230307_163944.jpg
20230307_163953.jpg
20230307_164013.jpg
Skoda Karoq 1.6tdi 2018
Citroen relay camper 2012
In the family
Seat Leon 1.5tsi tourer 2019 daughter 1
C1 vtr+ 2010 daughter 2
Citroenmad
Posts: 8125
Joined: 04 Dec 2008, 23:08
x 110

Re: Citroenmads Citroen blog.

Post by Citroenmad »

Thanks for the pictures Davie!

I did wonder if it would be at the same place. Good to see it again! The auction was August 2021, so he's had it about 18 months or so. I had a good chat with him when I was up that way and passed on some info about it.

Hopefully it finds a good home and gets the attention it deserves.
Chris
07 Citroen C6 V6 HDi Exclusive - Red
07 Citroen C5 HDi VTR - Red
09 Citroen C3 1.4i VTR - Silver
01 Citroen Saxo 1.1i Forte - Mango Orange
.
93 Ford Mondeo 2.0i GLX
19 Hyundai i10