R9UKE's French Car Blog...

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

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lexi wrote:Nice result. But wait a minute! I can't be sticking magnets things on top of my Vel :shock:

I don't want drunks jumping in at the lights thinking I am some kind of Taxi to take them for a score man :-D

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Man thats like retro nav there Luke :D

I'd love to leave a headlight washer like that and aim it to the left so you could pee on passers by as you drive along :) it would provide some entertainment lol

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I'll take a picture of the aerial! Not as hideous and obvious as I've made it sound!

The headlight washer is good fun - and it looks like it'll be staying a while longer as I couldn't get the bumper off to change it. On my other Meg is was so simple, a few screws and clips and it's off, but it seems with the Xenon headlights comes a whole new awkward design... :(

In other news, I have started renting space for about 12 cars :-D :-D

Very, very happy as this was the one thing I lacked - space. I can now start keeping cars! I will be moving the Avantime and Clio Alizé Auto over to their new home shortly, and they'll be joined by my old Meggy once they eventually decide to give it back. The Clio RT auto will then join in June when the tax and MOT are up instead of being crushed :)

So, four permanent residents, space for at least 6 more! If I had have had space before, there's a few cars I would have kept. The Volvo 940 Auto, a C5 V6, the Espace V6, the Volvo 440 (remember that one, Robert?). So bring on the tat!

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Time for some barges? 605 for starters.

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Sounds like the start of a museum there Luke... :-D :-D :-D

As Addo says, some old French barges are definitely needed :)

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I fear you may be right! Oh yes, big 605 V6 is a must! What a car to have hidden in one corner :)

I'd love a BX or Xantia sinker to really create the French scene. An Alfa 164 or 155 is another guilty pleasure. Oh dear... I'm supposed to be writing my last essay of the year and instead I'm fantasizing about how to bankrupt myself #-o

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Yes, a 164 Q4 or QV!

Some friends were debating the silly "My Family" rear window stickers this evening, around the dinner table. We decided that car nutters ought to have little outlines of their pet models as family.

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Get Deidre Barlow's BX!

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robert_e_smart wrote:Get Deidre Barlow's BX!
If she can be found :twisted:

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Ah, a 12 car storage space, interesting. I guess you already have a rough list of your 12 most favourite and affordable cars?

Is this space indoor or outdoor? If its a field them keep good care of them, you dont want it turning into a grave yard :shock:
R9UKE wrote: I'm supposed to be writing my last essay of the year and instead I'm fantasizing about how to bankrupt myself #-o
:lol: I wish I was on my last one, good way to go yet, can't wait for the summer break!

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Excellent idea Addo, my mates already call them my children :?

Deirdre hasn't been spotted in nearly a year, she's too much of an early bird for me.

Chris, it's a nice gravelled locked space, the sight of cars sitting on long grass makes me shiver - never!! I don't think I'll set out to fill the spaces, it'll just be nice to know that I have somewhere to put gems if and when they turn up.

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I need a PA, anyone fancy the position? Will involve a lot of driving old French s**t :-D

I picked this lovely up very cheap the other day. It's reminded me just how much of a FANTASTIC car they really are and that I NEED a Dynamique V6 very soon.

With regards to the current fleet, the poor Clio RT is starting to feel every bit the 20 year old. It is taxed and MOTd until the end of June, I planned to keep it in service until retiring it when both expire. Last night however, quite a lot of second gear seems to have fallen out, and one of the shock absorbers burst it's fluid all over the road after an encounter with a higher than usual speed bump. Driving it is now very... interesting. So... a gearbox that's slowly killing it, a shredded alternator belt, a dodgy starter motor, a break in and attempted theft and now very little suspension and the old girl is still unstoppable. What a hero =D>

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The Clio is doing well then, just like my R5 Auto did for me, though it did get very warm a lot and had to have a Headgasket at once point(coolant changing doesn't actually seem to be on any normal milage related service :( )

Good find on the laguna though the airbox seems strange!

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The Laguna looks very tidy Luke , nice colour too 8-)

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Today I popped up to see what lovely Renaults Luke had for sampling, and have had my first ever drive in a Laguna 2, as per Luke's e-bay advert. I was very impressed with it. I liked the seats, lovely and comfortable, and a nice body hugging bucket style seat too. Interior style was quite nice, and the fascia and all is bang on French car spec!!

I was pleased with how nicely it drove, and it rode quite well even though it was on 17" wheels.

Next up was Luke's new Megane, it has been a while since I drove his last one, and it could do with some suspension, but has a lovely gearbox, a nice sweet crisp gear change.

And the piece de resistance was a drive in the Vel Satis again. Man what a crazy car! What were Renualt thinking! However, I am glad they were, its such a cool car.