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

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Sorry to hear you're having to sell up Steve but under the circumstances I think for the best... The C6 is likely to become a money-pit I fear :(
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Its a lovely car Steve, but if it is costing mega bucks to run and repair then I think you are doing the right thing. On to the next one you go then.
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Steve, PM sent.
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Stickyfinger wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 18:21
It is this type of fault with these parts of the cars which will kill "classics cars of the future......there will just not be any medium or low end cars that will be able to be kept.


This is why the common classics of the past are all the "simpler" models - sporty Fords, Minis, MGB GTs, the list goes on.

Providing I don't wrap it around a tree, I expect my Focus ST won't lose any value at all. One can buy, essentially the same, slower, softer car of the same year for less than 1/4 the price of what I paid for the ST. It's a simple family hatchback with a 5-cyl motor and a big turbo stuck on it. A classic, in the eyes of many.
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Michel wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 16:20
Stickyfinger wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 18:21
It is this type of fault with these parts of the cars which will kill "classics cars of the future......there will just not be any medium or low end cars that will be able to be kept.


This is why the common classics of the past are all the "simpler" models - sporty Fords, Minis, MGB GTs, the list goes on.

Providing I don't wrap it around a tree, I expect my Focus ST won't lose any value at all. One can buy, essentially the same, slower, softer car of the same year for less than 1/4 the price of what I paid for the ST. It's a simple family hatchback with a 5-cyl motor and a big turbo stuck on it. A classic, in the eyes of many.


Especially in orange 8-)
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But his Focus is in vivid red (and looks nice for it).
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 16:25
But his Focus is in vivid red (and looks nice for it).


That's an excellent colour too :) I do like my bright colours.. Can't stand the current craze for dull and dreary...

The ST in that dreary grey looks bloody awful. Makes it and look miserable and makes the observer feel the same too...

Cars, in my world, need to be painted in the most vivid colours possible - which is why I love bright yellow...
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And your coming bright red/orange skoda! I like strong colours too. I dont really like all the shades of grey nowadays, black is ok, white is ok but hate everything inbetween!
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Totally agreed Davie! Yes, Skoda is in a particularly bright and lively colour.
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I can never make up my mind if it is red or orange when I see pics. The best two colours of cars I ever had, excuse the cars we are talking the colour, was broom yellow on a Fiat Punto from 2002, and paradise green on an Audi A4 from 1997. What I would love to do, if I could zfford it would be respray the xantia in one of these colours, probably paradise green, as that would be unique lol
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Another colour I like is an RS Focus in bright apple green :) It lives near me and it always makes me smile and feel good when I see it...
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CitroJim wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 16:32
Hell Razor5543 wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 16:25
But his Focus is in vivid red (and looks nice for it).


That's an excellent colour too :) I do like my bright colours.. Can't stand the current craze for dull and dreary...


I may pop up and show it you on Tuesday pm if you're about Jim. It's being remapped in St. Albans at 11:30am, it takes an hour or so and I'll be nearer yours than mine!
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CitroJim wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 19:01
Another colour I like is an RS Focus in bright apple green :) It lives near me and it always makes me smile and feel good when I see it...

The audi paradise green is not really much different from that green. A xantia that colour would be different lol
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Michel wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 19:16
CitroJim wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 16:32
Hell Razor5543 wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 16:25
But his Focus is in vivid red (and looks nice for it).


That's an excellent colour too :) I do like my bright colours.. Can't stand the current craze for dull and dreary...


I may pop up and show it you on Tuesday pm if you're about Jim. It's being remapped in St. Albans at 11:30am, it takes an hour or so and I'll be nearer yours than mine!


Be great to see you Mike :) You know you're always very welcome any time you're passing!
daviemck2006 wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 19:32
CitroJim wrote:
01 Nov 2017, 19:01
Another colour I like is an RS Focus in bright apple green :) It lives near me and it always makes me smile and feel good when I see it...

The audi paradise green is not really much different from that green. A xantia that colour would be different lol
That colour would suit a Xantia beautifully 8-)
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I love it when the colour is carried over to the interior. One of the best things about the Fiat coupe in either the bright yellow or electric blue with black leather is that there's that big slab across the dash in body colour. Skoda kind of gets that effect going too as it's mostly black - but has the exposed metal on the door tops. Actually looks good I think.