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I love the number , I think it certainly suits the car :twisted:

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Captain Slow wrote: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!
I don't blame you in that case then...! :wink: Jon's had it for a while, so when the time is right he'll probably still have it!

I'm with you on the plate - I don't really think it suits it that much. Not the "blackest" it could be either... :wink:

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Originally posted 3rd Jan..

I have been doing a little more shopping today. I have purchased a bit of new trim for the rear which was missing

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and here it is fitted

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Also in the bag is replacement rubber to sit between the tailgate and the glass. Hopefully, this will finally stop the water getting in :)

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I am now two months into C4 ownership and I am really enjoying it.

It still leaks into the boot as I have not had a chance to replace the seal, the directional headlamps have not been fixed yet and the blower doesn't work if you have not driven the car for more then a day but apart from that it's running really well. I have started to give it a bit of stick at times and find the limits and it doesn't disappoint me. It's really quite good fun when pushing on but the ABS kicks in a bit too soon for my liking. I wonder if this is accentuated by the poor rubber it sits on. Marshall iirc.

Car is booked in tomorrow with Citroen to take advantage of their £295 Cambelt offer. A significant saving over normal cost. I would never normally use a main dealer for anything, but this seems to be a good price, and should give me peace of mind for the foreseeable future. I can't see this one getting sold for some time, I keep taking detours on the way home to take in twisty roads!

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I'm glad you're enjoying your VTS 180, I love mine, which is why I bought another after my first one was written off last year!
I have found it difficult not to keep making the rev counter go red as the engine is so willing. Handling is pretty tidy, but I also thought the ESP was spoiling my fun & tried it switched off for a while, I found it could be a bit lively with the "ditchfinder" tyres I had to start with. I have just put on new Hankooks and it's much better. The ESP makes all sorts of adjustments and changes the way the car behaves in many ways.
What problem do you have with the directional headlights? On my old one the rear level sensor failed resulting in the lights pointing down on their lowest setting. I got a sensor with 10% discount from my local dealer (Wilmoths Hastings) by telling them I am a member of C4owners.org. Quite easy to fit. If they are not following around the corner, I expect you know they are switchable in the menu, but I thought i should mention it, just in case! they are a really good feature when pressing on down dark country roads.
I hope the seal sorts out your boot leak as that sort of thing is really annoying, have you drilled any drainage holes in the spare wheel well?
The blower sounds a bit wierd, maybe a loose connection? You could try spraying all the connections you can see with contact cleaner.
I think you should put up some more pictures of your car as they look so good both inside and out and even though yours looks the same as mine, i can't get enough of looking at them.
Lastly, do you find people don't know what it is and are really suprised at how nice it is inside?

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Fake Concern wrote:What problem do you have with the directional headlights? On my old one the rear level sensor failed resulting in the lights pointing down on their lowest setting.I got a sensor with 10% discount from my local dealer (Wilmoths Hastings) by telling them I am a member of C4owners.org. Quite easy to fit
I have this issue, just not the time to do it at the moment!
Fake Concern wrote:If they are not following around the corner, I expect you know they are switchable in the menu, but I thought i should mention it, just in case! they are a really good feature when pressing on down dark country roads.
I have checked this, and when I turn them on the headlight indicator just flashes
Fake Concern wrote:I hope the seal sorts out your boot leak as that sort of thing is really annoying, have you drilled any drainage holes in the spare wheel well?
Nope, going to try the seal first, hopefully it will fix it.
Fake Concern wrote:The blower sounds a bit wierd, maybe a loose connection? You could try spraying all the connections you can see with contact cleaner.
I will get round to it, but it's not a huge issue currently.
Fake Concern wrote:I think you should put up some more pictures of your car as they look so good both inside and out and even though yours looks the same as mine, i can't get enough of looking at them.
Lastly, do you find people don't know what it is and are really suprised at how nice it is inside?
I will, when I can clean it again. Bloomin weather! The general feedback I get is that it's really nice, if not a little bumpy.

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More pics please , great cars these by the way especially in black :twisted:

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Thanks. Collected the car after having cambelt and water pump fitted today for the grand total of £430. I don't mind however, because I have still spent less than they seem to sell for.

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Excellent, glad you are still enjoying it! I've just realised that AFAIK there's 3 C4 Coupe's here on the FCF, and all are Black. Says something... 8-)

If we could get three Black C4 Coupe's at the X Rally, that would make a good picture... :wink:

Good news on the belt and pump, and still not too bad considering it's Citroen. Another excuse to push it a bit harder now as well... :wink:

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Where is it this year?

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Captain Slow wrote:Where is it this year?
Same as last year - was the first show - Burghley House, Stamford.

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So I must be number 4 then :-D I've seen the rev counter going red :shock: but a bit wary of giving it some stick yet, having just come up from 68bhp :lol: It's also got cheap chinese tyres on, nearly done at the front, I was losing traction yesterday taking it home in poor weather conditions, also abs cutting in very easily. Have to get new rubber, dont know whether to move the rear forward and put decent ones on rear and then two more later in the year, or put decent on front just now. Can't afford 4 tyres just now.

Do you have the glass roof? Mine has but some egghead has covered it with carbon fibre look sticky back plastic. It will be coming off when the snow melts. It looks ok actually but I'd rather have the glass. Apart from that, and the numberplate I could be looking at my car. Love the shape of it, looks good in black, love the interior, and the seats, and the wheels and............

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daviemck2006 wrote:So I must be number 4 then :-D I've seen the rev counter going red :shock: but a bit wary of giving it some stick yet, having just come up from 68bhp :lol: It's also got cheap chinese tyres on, nearly done at the front, I was losing traction yesterday taking it home in poor weather conditions, also abs cutting in very easily. Have to get new rubber, dont know whether to move the rear forward and put decent ones on rear and then two more later in the year, or put decent on front just now. Can't afford 4 tyres just now.

Do you have the glass roof? Mine has but some egghead has covered it with carbon fibre look sticky back plastic. It will be coming off when the snow melts. It looks ok actually but I'd rather have the glass. Apart from that, and the numberplate I could be looking at my car. Love the shape of it, looks good in black, love the interior, and the seats, and the wheels and............
Only just seen this.

I'd always put the best on the rear, that way you wear down the rubbish ones quicker. I am looking forward to fitting new rubber as mine are so poor, yet I cannot justify the cost.

Had the cambelt done a while back (not sure if I put it in this thread) and just taxed it for the year. Great car, very pleased with it. Still thinking about a c6 mind you...

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Just put two new goodyear efficient grip on the back £260. Ouch!

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Ouch! I'm looking into the possibility of using a profile slightly different to standard. There are very few with '50' which increases the cost. Start looking at '55' and you can half the cost.