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

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

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Hi Steve, hope the anti spend op went well (didnt realise you could get them on the NHS?)

And the car seems to be sweet too then? i was hoping it would be god awefull, in the nicest possible way you understand, now ive got to sit there and look at it again next year while you say there are no issues and its a great car with no reason not to buy one etc etc :lol:

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Deanxm wrote:Hi Steve, hope the anti spend op went well (didnt realise you could get them on the NHS D
Dean, I wish you could #-o but unfortunately, like most things, "I'm going to have to grin and bear it" :-D :-D :-D
Deanxm wrote:And the car seems to be sweet too then? i was hoping it would be god awefull, in the nicest possible way you understand, now ive got to sit there and look at it again next year while you say there are no issues and its a great car with no reason not to buy one etc etc :lol: D
I know! I know! and yes you will :wink: I think that because the C6 has such limited numbers it's never going to hit the £600 mark, and could retain it's value to a degree.................. but hey your'e more than welcome to take her for a drive and 'feel' the pleasure................. =P~ =P~ =P~

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Well !!! what a surprise :shock: :shock: :shock: I heard from the GAP insurance company last week to say that they had accessed the claim.

"Here we go" thinks I, bearing in mind that I owe the finance company £105.34, I'm thinking to myself what excuse are they going to use

BUT NO instead.....


May we advise you that we calculate our liabilities on this occasion as follows:
Original purchase price of vehicle £ 12116.50
Less motor insurance settlement value £ 6000.00
Less below Glass’s guide value £ 656.00
Less optional extras £ 515.30

TOTAL PAYABLE £ 4945.30

:wtf: :eek1: I've been ranting and raving all last week about the flaming GAP insurance policy being a complete waste of money and then that.

I was under the impression that the GAP policy covered the difference between the Insurance payout and the finance owed, but, no it actually acts more like a new for old policy.

Cheque arrived this morning, so it's looking like a very 'Happy Christmas' to me :bl:

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That sounds like a result Steve :-D

So, did GAP pay nearly five grand in addition to the six grand you got from the insurance then or have I read that all wrong?

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SOunds like a good result there Steve :shock:
CitroJim wrote:That sounds like a result Steve :-D

So, did GAP pay nearly five grand in addition to the six grand you got from the insurance then or have I read that all wrong?
Its no wonder insurance is on the up :roll:

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CitroJim wrote:That sounds like a result Steve :-D

So, did GAP pay nearly five grand in addition to the six grand you got from the insurance then or have I read that all wrong?
Yes Jim, almost £11,000 back or in other words the C6 depreciated by roughly £15 per month..........

who says they don't hold thier money??

Chris,

I agree, but for just once it's lovely to be on the recieving end for a change :-D

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Trainman wrote:
CitroJim wrote:That sounds like a result Steve :-D

So, did GAP pay nearly five grand in addition to the six grand you got from the insurance then or have I read that all wrong?
Yes Jim, almost £11,000 back or in other words the C6 depreciated by roughly £15 per month..........

who says they don't hold thier money??

Chris,

I agree, but for just once it's lovely to be on the recieving end for a change :-D
So the cheapest way to run a car though depreciation is not to trade it in or sell it, but to write it off :lol: That might catch on if word gets out!

No doubt, its good really, kind of compensation for losing your car. I know you get the money to, in theory, buy a like for like car, however they are never like for like.

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Citroenmad wrote:So the cheapest way to run a car though depreciation is not to trade it in or sell it, but to write it off :lol: That might catch on if word gets out!

No doubt, its good really, kind of compensation for losing your car. I know you get the money to, in theory, buy a like for like car, however they are never like for like.
No Chris, the cheapest way is for someone to run into you :wink: and I understand what you mean about like for like, and again I agree, the blue one drives completely different to the grey one, it feels bigger (I know it isn't but it does feel it) it's the optical illusion of the cream leather.

This one is the spec I originally wanted but couldn't find one in the price range at the time, having said that, I now seen this extremely rare one

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130607022273? ... 1438.l2649" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I have never seen a 'sable' one, in fact I didn't know there were any in the country :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Trainman wrote: No Chris, the cheapest way is for someone to run into you :wink: and I understand what you mean about like for like, and again I agree, the blue one drives completely different to the grey one, it feels bigger (I know it isn't but it does feel it) it's the optical illusion of the cream leather.

This one is the spec I originally wanted but couldn't find one in the price range at the time, having said that, I now seen this extremely rare one

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130607022273? ... 1438.l2649" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I have never seen a 'sable' one, in fact I didn't know there were any in the country :shock: :shock: :shock:
Well this is true, especially with the injury claiming becoming every more popular. No doubt you have heard of people slamming on their brakes with close following cars behind to get into an accident so they can earn a bit of money. Obviously most claims are truthful and warranted though.

That is an unusual colour, ive not seen a C6 in that shade before. I almost bought a C5II in that colour. Only a 2.2 that C6 though ...

Your replacement C6 is not really like for like though, if you could find another C6 for what the insurance gave you for yours, chances are it would require work doing, some of which you had already done to yours etc etc. Its just lucky you had that gap insurance to get a true replacement car.

I understand Phil Clarks insurance didnt stretch to the cost of a new C6, if that was the case its a shame.

Im starting to really dislike buying cars too, its often a fruitless search and one which results in a car needing work, even the odd bits and pieces. If someone wrote off my C5 I would be horrified with the task of finding another as nice and with the mileage.

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Trainman wrote: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130607022273? ... 1438.l2649" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I have never seen a 'sable' one, in fact I didn't know there were any in the country :shock: :shock: :shock:
Now that is a nice rare C6. 2.2 Manual. Keith's 2.2 Auto C6 was a nice thing to drive at the CX rally.

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robert_e_smart wrote:
Trainman wrote: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130607022273? ... 1438.l2649" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I have never seen a 'sable' one, in fact I didn't know there were any in the country :shock: :shock: :shock:
Now that is a nice rare C6. 2.2 Manual. Keith's 2.2 Auto C6 was a nice thing to drive at the CX rally.
I didn't clock it as being a manual, that is my ideal spec, 2.2 manual C6 - but ideally in red with black interior 8-)

Keiths 2.2 auto is quite nice, a real wafting car, I was left not quite as impressed as I was with the 2.7, not really due to performance either. It performed well, unless I really floored it I found it quite hard to notice it wasn't a 2.7. Im sure I could live with it if I had to :roll:

Have you driven a C5III Exclusive Robert or Steve? How did you think that compared to the C6 if so?
Ive had a ride in two but yet to drive one.

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The 2.2 HDi Auto C6 was very nice indeed, the extra poke of the V6 is nice. But when you open the bonnet of the 2.2 C6, you are looking at the more familiar C5 stuff which is nice.
Citroenmad wrote:
Have you driven a C5III Exclusive Robert or Steve? How did you think that compared to the C6 if so?
Ive had a ride in two but yet to drive one.
I have only driven a sprung C5III and I was actually pleasantly surprised by how good it was, I would like to try out a Hydractive one though.

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Just read all 26 pages of this post and really enjoyed it. I really want a C6 now more than ever. In Ireland there is currently only 2 for sale here, a 2010 2.2Hdi Exclusive for €40,000 and a 2007 2.7 Hdi Exclusive for €16,000. My biggest problem with them is the engine is not so environmentally friendly here wit our new road tax system. The 2.7 HDi is €2,258 per year and the 2.2 Hdi is €1,129 per year to tax. I think it may be a trip to England next year for a C5 Exclusive 2.0 HDi Auto !!

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jasonegrace wrote:My biggest problem with them is the engine is not so environmentally friendly here wit our new road tax system. The 2.7 HDi is €2,258 per year and the 2.2 Hdi is €1,129 per year to tax.
Crikey I'm surprised that owners of C6's aren't sending them for scrap at those tax prices :shock:

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jasonegrace wrote:Just read all 26 pages of this post and really enjoyed it. I really want a C6 now more than ever. In Ireland there is currently only 2 for sale here, a 2010 2.2Hdi Exclusive for €40,000 and a 2007 2.7 Hdi Exclusive for €16,000. My biggest problem with them is the engine is not so environmentally friendly here wit our new road tax system. The 2.7 HDi is €2,258 per year and the 2.2 Hdi is €1,129 per year to tax. I think it may be a trip to England next year for a C5 Exclusive 2.0 HDi Auto !!
Don't do that!

Come up here and buy a Xm instead!!! :wink: :wink: :-D