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C4 VTS 180 Blog

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Hi all

As you may know I purchased a C4 on Friday night, and I bloody love it!

Here it is, although the picture is pretty bad, and its hardly stopped raining since!

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Its a C4 VTS 180 with 71k and is an 05 reg, but it has a private plate.It has a few little issues.

What's wrong with it you ask?

The directional headlights don't work and the boot thinks its open when you hit a bump. There is water in the rear and the blower sometimes doesn't work.....apart from that, not much. Apart from that its a really good car. It's a nice place to be, sounds great and goes fairly well.

Its possibly my best purchase yet.
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On Sunday I did my first jobs.

Firstly I ripped out the excellent ICE install

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My second job was to replace the rear boot lock. The constant warning that the boot was open was driving me insane. It was in a bad way.

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What you can't see is that someone had fabricated a small plastic plate to hold it together. Christ knows why, the part was 30 quid and took about 15 mins to change.

No more annoying beep when I hit a bump in the road :)

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Today has been an excellent day. The car is going in to Citroen on Friday to have the rear wiring harness replaced. This was a recall item, and my car was never done. I expected Citroen to say no, but they surprised me with a yes!

This is what happens

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This causes the tailgate and brake lights to stop working. Mine is all working but the wires are starting to fray, and have been covered with insulation tape.

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This bodge job is also causing water to cascade into the boot with the recent rain under this grommet.

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It's all being fixed on Friday, for free. I'm quite chuffed :)

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Subscribed.

Looks an excellent purchase that, I bet you are pleased! :-D

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Jammy sod!!

Bet it doesn't half go when you get above 3k revs :)

Just watch the wheels as i've yet to see a set that aren't curbed once it leaves a showroom...

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It's more like 4.5k, and the rev counter goes red when it gets too high :shock:

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Finally I drove the car in the day time, so I took a few pictures. I still have not had a chance to give it a good clean yet tho.

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As mentioned before, its the 2ltr Petrol VTS with 180bhp. I neglected to mention that it's Tax till end of March and has MOT till July.

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Not sure if you've seen this Simon but I'd be very tempted if I was you to buy JonM's GSR Induction kit...

http://c4owners.org/plugins/forum/forum ... php?176011" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

These are fairly dear new (don't even think you can get them now) so you might be able to get it cheap...

If mine was a VTS, I would instantly go for it...

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Thanks for that. Have messaged him.

Little update on the car. The wiring at the rear has been fixed by Citroen. Excellent service. I have also done the all important job of fitting a new air freshener. Vanilla if you wish to know :)

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Not much to report on the VTS. Still enjoying it immensely.

Had a bit of time to apply some hd wax today. It looks better clean!

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Looking very smart Simon - Black is best...! :wink:

Did you have any luck with the Induction Kit from Jon?

These C4s are definitely underrated - shame Citroen didn't continue this engine to the later cars or the Loeb (only about half a dozen Loeb VTS 180 in pre-facelift form!). In facelift form they do the 155 THP, but still fairly rare.

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I did send him a message, but he wants a hundred quid. Although probably good value, I'd be castrated if I spend that only a few weeks away from mini me arriving!

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Bit of a devil car that one Simon! Look at the number plate :lol:

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I'm, not fond of the plate, but I really can't be bothered with all the faffing involved in changing it! I wouldn't have a clue how to do it!

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It's easy Simon. Find a plate you like of same age or older on a car with tax and MOT, fill out a form and pay DVLA £80 to transfer it - that's if it's transferrable. Some aren't but most are.

Else buy a plate on a retention certificate from a dealer, fill a form and pay the DVLA £80.

Have new plates made and job's a good 'un...

There, how easy is that.

Note that your '666' plate will be non-transferrable if you private plate your car as it will be needed if you decide to transfer the private plate to another car.