C6 - The adventure continues........in blue

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I thought very much the same last night after taking the BMW out, god I miss comfort. :cry:
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Vehicle examiner coming tomorrow morning :?
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Steve,

I've only just seen what happened :shock:

Fingers crossed it all comes good for you...
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Jim, I'm hoping for that too, but if not there is another possibility, Ikm not saying anymore at the moment, except that I have my fingers and toes crossed.
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Update: 1

Vehicle examiner came on Friday to have a look, he say's "it's nothing that isn't repairable, depending upon the cost" which at least gives me some hope :wink: a throughly nice chap who has known Dave Ashworth ( :-** ) a number of years, we had a chat about CX's, XM's and SM's.

The trouble is that I've seen a 3.0 HDi for sale (Blue and Cream, Exclusive) and I'm now really in a quandry :-k
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Take the money and the car, fix it, sell it, add cash to pot to buy the 3litre :-)
If thu can fix and pay you quick enough and you can sell it quick enough :-)
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KP wrote:Take the money and the car, fix it, sell it, add cash to pot to buy the 3litre :-)
If thu can fix and pay you quick enough and you can sell it quick enough :-)
Spoken like a true 'Yorkshireman' :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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I see that on the Citroen UK website there is a C6 with 92k miles being offered ATM for £9,990, rather hopeful with the price :roll:

The 3.0 litre one looks nice, a good colour combination.
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DickieG wrote: The 3.0 litre one looks nice, a good colour combination.
Richard,

I agree, for me, it's the best colour combination, it's the one I wanted originally.

TBH I'd be happy if they repaired mine, there is nothing wrong with it, and it's such a cracking drivers car (nothing like the 'Ultimate Driving Machine' they have given me) and read into that what you will.......... :wink:
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Trainman wrote:and it's such a cracking drivers car (nothing like the 'Ultimate Driving Machine' they have given me) and read into that what you will.......... :wink:
What model have you been given? If its a four pot its not up to the marque :wink:
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DickieG wrote:
Trainman wrote:and it's such a cracking drivers car (nothing like the 'Ultimate Driving Machine' they have given me) and read into that what you will.......... :wink:
What model have you been given? If its a four pot its not up to the marque :wink:
It's a 520D SE

-t has some good features, but OMG the suspension is hard, and the steering is heavy
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Trainman wrote:
DickieG wrote:
Trainman wrote:and it's such a cracking drivers car (nothing like the 'Ultimate Driving Machine' they have given me) and read into that what you will.......... :wink:
What model have you been given? If its a four pot its not up to the marque :wink:
It's a 520D SE

-t has some good features, but OMG the suspension is hard, and the steering is heavy
Ah a four pot, not a proper BMW then :wink: the suspension on 5 series gives quite a nice ride unless its got the sport suspension option. The other thing that upsets the ride is if its fitted with run flat tyres as the side walls on those are all but solid, hit a bump mid bend and the car will skip a little sideways, having said that it will still hold on very well indeed. When run flats came out we took a few of them up to Millbrook to test how they performed and whether the little skip was potentially dangerous, but found there wasn't any noticeable difference on the level of ultimate grip.

Pity you weren't given a 525D, the ones made from around 2008 onwards go very well indeed.
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Post by xantia_v6 »

KP wrote:Take the money and the car, fix it, sell it, add cash to pot to buy the 3litre :-)
Or take the money and the car, sell it to someone here as-is, buy the 3litre :-)
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xantia_v6 wrote:
KP wrote:Take the money and the car, fix it, sell it, add cash to pot to buy the 3litre :-)
Or take the money and the car, sell it to someone here as-is, buy the 3litre :-)
I've uplifted this from C6 owners:
Steve, I wouldn't get too excited about the 3.0HDi that was for sale at Howrds of Weston Super Mare.

Apparently, it was sold by 9.30am on Monday 26th.

I saw it advertised on Sunday & tipped off another forum member who is looking for a C6, he called to find out that it had already been sold to an existing C6 owner.

And the advert is still live on the web.

I think it was under priced by about £3000. Surely there should be a price premium for the 3.0HDi over the 2.7?
:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: Oh well, back to the drawing board.............


On subject of the UDM it does have run flat tyres, but even standing still you need to 'really' push down to get the suspension to move, I had an 02 plate 'facelifted' Xsara that was a better ride quality that this...............
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Post by KP »

As part of the re-work if you buy the car back why not just fit the 3litre ;) or see about an SDV6 from JLR as they are plenty powerful :D

PS i aint no yorkshire man, thats far too southerly for my origins :p