Davie's french attraction.

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I bought them off the bay brand new, still in halfords boxes, for £200 delivered to the house, ran them for 20000 miles then sold them for £200 on Gumtree! Free tyres, the best type! There's a tiny dent on the left sill, caused by a badger, I was very lucky, hut it at 65, and the front left corner suffered a tiny parking scrape by myself and was rubbed down and painted by myself with a rattle can. You can just see it if you look for it. The d/head had the cheek to question my integrity by not mentioning the scrape , I had mentioned the dent, and claimed I was giving him an accident repaired car and the whole side must have been repaired TW*T

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I picked up my daughters wheels today, that I was going to borrow the tyres off of. Turns out they are 225/45x17. I thought they were 215/45x17, which would have been ok on the back with the 205/50x17 on the front. The astra wheels are 7j wide, C4 are 6&1/2J, he tried the 225's on, wouldn't seal on the rims, so the bald rubbish wasn't going back on. The only tyres he had in stock suitable, standard size 205/50x 17 93W were something called effiplus or goodyear. Therefore there are now two new goodyear efficientgrip on the rear in the correct size and rating. Don't really notice a difference yet, only driven 8 miles on them. I'll get a £20 fuel voucher sent to me from Goodyear.

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That was a bargain with youe 107 wheels!

Goodyear EfficientGrips are really not bad, I had them on my 75 and they did grip very well.

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I'm glad you are starting to get this all sorted out now, starting with the tyres. I hope you can get the roof done on insurance as although it would look good with a wrap, the roof is such a great feature, I wouldn't want to have mine covered.
I think you know I had a Stainless exhaust recently, from Longlife, not sure if you noticed that C4Owners Premier members get discount? Mine was £350 instead of £390, not a bad saving, but you have to book it with their head office.
Like the photos, by the way & mine seems to spend most of the time looking filthy like yours! Still love it though, the shape is great!

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The motor is worth doing properly. The exhaust is ordered but will have to wait for a while after forking out £260 today for the tyres. The old exhaust has been bodged just now, hoping to keep it quiet for 4 to 5 weeks when I can manage to pay for new one. It's costing £370 from a local to me place which has a good reputation. It also is going to get a new roof, wont be long!

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Fake Concern wrote:I hope you can get the roof done on insurance as although it would look good with a wrap, the roof is such a great feature, I wouldn't want to have mine covered.
I agree, I would love a roof like that 8-) Very lovely indeed.

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A man with a van will be fitting a new roof in 3 weeks :-D :-D Cost to me-------£75 \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ :-D :-D

They say it is quite common for these glass roofs to crack for no reason, they do quite a few.

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daviemck2006 wrote:A man with a van will be fitting a new roof in 3 weeks :-D :-D Cost to me-------£75 \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ :-D :-D
Result!
daviemck2006 wrote:
They say it is quite common for these glass roofs to crack for no reason, they do quite a few.
Boo!

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daviemck2006 wrote:A man with a van will be fitting a new roof in 3 weeks :-D :-D Cost to me-------£75 \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ :-D
That's a lovely result Davie =D>

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Just had a read of this. Such a shame about the roof. Mine doesn't have a glass roof like yours. Have you any pictures from inside?

My initial thoughts about the swap was just because the 107 would be easier to sell, I don't think C4's are easy to shift, but all became clear with the roof.

My only other comment would be a bad back and a C4 VTS...now that is asking for trouble! :lol:

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It's comfier than the 107 was. Didn't set out for a vts, just happened! Couldn't see it inside when wrapped, see it now when unwrapped. The glass roof is one of the reasons I went for this car.

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It's good to hear you've got your roof sorted , will you be at any shows with the C4 Vts this year ?

Mark

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Awww, I want a glass roof :(

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bxzx16v wrote:It's good to hear you've got your roof sorted , will you be at any shows with the C4 Vts this year ?

Mark
I think, even though it is 530 miles away I am trying to plan a wee road trip that will take in the ccc national in July. No promises as of yet though. It would be good if all the black c4's could get there [-o<

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I'll be there with mine Davie!