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Citroenmad wrote: Might have to swap you for a nice Puma! :lol:
I've just bought an X-plate mint Puma, with 75k on it. All jobs done, inc cambelt, aircon, heated screen and mirrors, full history. It cost me £1250, but it is a good one. I'm picking it up on Thursday.

I like buying cars in the week before xmas. I always get the price down..
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Activa_Mike wrote: I've just bought an X-plate mint Puma, with 75k on it.
Miaw! Nice... That's two forum members with one of those now, you an Xantiaman :)

If you're going to have a F*rd I reckon that's the one to have...
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Activa_Mike wrote:
Citroenmad wrote: Might have to swap you for a nice Puma! :lol:
I've just bought an X-plate mint Puma, with 75k on it. All jobs done, inc cambelt, aircon, heated screen and mirrors, full history. It cost me £1250, but it is a good one. I'm picking it up on Thursday.

I like buying cars in the week before xmas. I always get the price down..

You paid too much, i paid less than half that with identical spec.. :-D
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It does Jim, shopping yesterday was not fun. I felt like I spent all day driving around, sat in traffic jams and stood in queues and acheieved very little.
CitroJim wrote:
Activa_Mike wrote: I've just bought an X-plate mint Puma, with 75k on it.
Miaw! Nice... That's two forum members with one of those now, you an Xantiaman :)

If you're going to have a F*rd I reckon that's the one to have...
Maybe its the natural progression after owning an Activa!

When my Activa fancies a new home its empty parking space might well be Puma shaped 8-)

Your new Ford sounds very nice Mike, you'll have to sticksome pictures on when you get it :)

Heated front screen, why was that not continued and put on other cars :twisted: Such a good idea.
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I had a Puma a few years ago, was fun, but the ride did my head in.
the 1.7 VVT engine is a peach though :)
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Citroenmad wrote: Maybe its the natural progression after owning an Activa!
Umm, not sure on that one Chris but I do know I've always fancied a Puma as I think they look absolutely stunning. Best looking Ford ever in my opinion.

The only thing that puts me off is the interior. I believe it's lifted more or less from the Fester and I can't bear to be in a Fester on account of how claustrophobic it feels to me.

Chris, did yours have tweaked springs on it. I once had a Fester Zetec for a short while that had been chavved with barryboy springs. I put normal springs on it and to be honest it wasn't bad...
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CitroJim wrote:
Citroenmad wrote: Maybe its the natural progression after owning an Activa!
Umm, not sure on that one Chris
Well it mightn't leak as much as an Activa!! It will rust more, since its a Fraud!
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robert_e_smart wrote: Well it mightn't leak as much as an Activa!! It will rust more, since its a Fraud!
Not all Activas leak Robert!!!! [-X [-X [-X [-X

Agreed on the rust though... :( :( :(
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CitroJim wrote:
robert_e_smart wrote: Well it mightn't leak as much as an Activa!! It will rust more, since its a Fraud!
Not all Activas leak Robert!!!! [-X [-X [-X [-X

Agreed on the rust though... :( :( :(
Only if you give them oil you mean :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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CitroJim wrote:
Citroenmad wrote: Maybe its the natural progression after owning an Activa!
Umm, not sure on that one Chris but I do know I've always fancied a Puma as I think they look absolutely stunning. Best looking Ford ever in my opinion.

The only thing that puts me off is the interior. I believe it's lifted more or less from the Fester and I can't bear to be in a Fester on account of how claustrophobic it feels to me.
Well, ok, so my use of progression isn't right, as its not prgress but quite a few Activa fans, owners and pervious owners seem to also like Pumas. Id have one for a driving car, sort out the misley brakes, get some road legal slicks and track day it. That way it wont have much chance of fizzing away in the winter salts. I agree though, a very nice looking car, they do feel claustraphobic a little, but its a tiny coupe so its to be expected. I acutally like the Fiesta dash ... with the bulbus middle and the passenger side which cruves right in close to the windscreen to give a feeling of space.

My Activa doesn't leak a drop of LHM :-D Neither does it rust away. Hmm, definitely not progress ... :lol: id like one though, if any survive long enough for me to have gottenbored with the Activa then ill get one 8-)
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My Puma was completley OEM it had the millenium wheels on it though that give it the lower profile tyres, but the thing is, after my hydraulic barges a puma was never really going to cut it.
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After a hydraulic citroen, nothing has ride comfort. My sons fiesta, which I took as a trade in for the c5 is 02 plate with no rust!!!!!!!!!! Only done 84k and its not actually a bad car. Drove an identical c5 to my old one yesterday at work, the roads between out two sites is very potholed and I did not want to get out of the c5. The sooner we get this house sold and move closer to work and can put up with the increased fuel consumption of a c5 the better.

We thought the wife and I would be fine with two tiny cars, but in the last few weeks there has been 4 occasions when we could not fit everything we wanted into either the 107 or mini, and wont manage again in Jan when there is 3 of us and luggage to go to glasgow airport to go on hols, a distance of approx 220 miles. Have not figured out how we'll do that one yet. Anyone want to deal a 107 for a c5???????????
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Im glad your missing your C5 Davie, Ive tried twice to change cars and get something which isnt a C5 but I can't find anything which does so much and I like as much, so I end up getting another :lol:

Given the MPG you get from your 107, im sure you could get pretty excellent fuel economy from a 1.6HDi C5. They are very fuel efficient and your obviously a very economical driver. I only manage 50MPG from our C1 the way I drive it, its often cheaper to go in the C5 :lol: Mine is the 2.0 138 and I still get 48-50MPG from it, even with my lead foot, but that is a lot of motorway miles which is where it excells and the C1 doesn't - mind its very good for a tiny car. My C5 does closer to 60MPG if ive got the cruise to 70. 107/C1s are great, I do really enjoy driving ours, its hard to get me out of it at times.


No real updates re. cars. I spent a little while yesterday adjusting the tracking on my C5. I had been thinking for a while it was a bit numb and not as direct on the steering as it once was. Especially after I drove our C5 estate it got me thinking. Sure enough, it was toeing out by almost half an inch. Ive not hit any curbs so I can only put it down to the huge and plentiful speed humps and many potholes in the roads around here, some are big enough to lose a small car in! The tracking is now spot on, it does feel tighter to drive again now and no doubt my tyres will scrub off just that little bit less.

The 2cv is getting used a little bit too, the roads have been dry and salt free this week so we have all been using it for pottering about town in. Im hopeing to take it on the 2cvGB club drive in a couple of weeks up to the Tan Hill Inn, but i'll see what the weather is like. I also had the C15 and XM for a drive the other day too, a nice treat for them, I cant remember when either was last used but both went superbly.

I hope everyone had a good Christmas, it'll soon be 2012!
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My C5 has disgraced itself with its first problem in the year (nearly) and 18K miles ive covered with it. Ive not got to the bottom of the fault yet (im almost sure of what it is) but I don't want to use it in case any more damage is caused, it could well be expensive enough! Bloody thing.

I had been using the C1 but its needed now so ive got my dependable Activa out of winter hibernation and pressed it into daily commuting. Its stood for over 5 weeks, apart from a slow battery it started with ease and is going very nicely after a quick top up of tyre pressures and a fluids check - all spot on. Its outdoor cover seems to have done the trick of keeping it protected from the weather, it was nice and dry and clean under there. It always shocks me at how nice Activas are to drive and I do really appreciate the anti-roll control, its a huge part of what makes the car for me and what makes it enjoyable. Equally its nice sitting on the motorway at cruising speeds, with plenty of low down torque to get you moving at good speeds. Im still more than happy with its performance, it does tend to push me back in my seat ... still not got round to trying it with the manual boost controller off, doubt I will!

Ive still got a few things I will do with the car but its more than useable as is.
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What's up with the C5 Chris?