Davie's french attraction.

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northern_mike wrote:I detest Alsatians. I got bitten by one when a security guard in Greece set one on me for no other reason than I was walking (quite legally) across a supermarket car park at 4am, after alcohol had been taken.


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I would have bitten the security guard for that (and worse). The dog cannot be blamed for doing what he was told by somebody he was trained to obey. Still, I do understand your dislike.

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I'm not into dogs at all. I love my cat. I had to get another one, Pepsi was chased away from the flat I was in for a while and never seen again. I got another black kitten, he is 9 months old now. Right onto the C5. On the whole I'm happy, espically given the stupidly low price I paid. List of jobs to do.
2 tyres bald
One handbrake cable broken.
Need a tow eye cover.
Rear bumper needs touched in.
Service.
Timing belt.
A bloody good clean.
That's about it really. The interior is the worst. I have already chucked the boot carpet. The owners are horsey people and you would think the horses had been in the boot! On the way home, taking it easy at 65 on the cruise it has averaged over 50mpg. Got the comfort I have been missing. I may now look for leather seats given the state of the inside. At least it has proper citroen mats so the floor is ok and the spare wheel is full size and a spanking new Michelin primacy that has never seen the road. I allowed myself £500 over my max bid to put things right, and I got it more than £100 less than that so I should be below my limit by the time it's cleaned up and mot passed in July. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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On the way to Aberdeen to catch train. The c4 guys will likeImageImage

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Nice. I hope that it is everything you need in a car.

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
northern_mike wrote:I detest Alsatians. I got bitten by one when a security guard in Greece set one on me for no other reason than I was walking (quite legally) across a supermarket car park at 4am, after alcohol had been taken.


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I would have bitten the security guard for that (and worse). .
it's ok, I bit the dog back. Hard.

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northern_mike wrote:
Hell Razor5543 wrote:
northern_mike wrote:I detest Alsatians. I got bitten by one when a security guard in Greece set one on me for no other reason than I was walking (quite legally) across a supermarket car park at 4am, after alcohol had been taken.


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I would have bitten the security guard for that (and worse). .
it's ok, I bit the dog back. Hard.
I would still have dealt with the security guard firmly.

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daviemck2006 wrote:I'm not into dogs at all. I love my cat.
Same here, I love my cats too. Mr Hellrazor has met them. I have had cats ever since I was a kid, but my grandmother always had dogs, and I spent a lot of time up there so I'm well used to them too. My dad has a husky out in Greece, and to be fair to it, it really is a lovely dog, though I'm not sure I could have one full time. My ex-wife had a dachshund, and it was utterly hilarious. Completely bonkers, but only the size of a cat, so manageable.

Looks like you've got a good car there Davie, I hope it all works out for you!

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I do like cats as well. My mum used to breed Siamese Seal Points, and won a lot of competitions. However, they were always treated as part of the family (not status symbols), and not allowed to have airs and graces. Admittedly Excalibur (her stud cat) had his own indoor and outdoor areas, but a stud cat is VERY territorial (unless he was 'working'), but 'Scally' also liked kittens, so Mum used to pop them in with him, and he would wear them out (and we know how much energy kittens have!).

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£13 for a handbrake cable, £32 for a tailored boot mat, I'll try my 18" alloys on it and a good scrub will work wonders and hopefully a MOT for not much less and it will be transformed. Thats the immediate aim. If I don't like the 18's on it (unlikely) the michelin will get moved onto the alloy and a partner bought for it and the standard 16's will do fine. So that will just cost one tyre just now, the other two are about 1/2 worn, not matching budgets but will do if necessary. I won't need ultimate grip, I aint going to be racing it!!!!!!!! It has parking sensors front and rear, and no scrapes on bumper corners, which I hate. Doesn't look like any trolley dents on the sides either, but I will find that out better when the polishing cloths go on it. A full service and a cambelt change, which I will not do, and its sorted. If I have enough money after that it will get the DPF removed and a remap, but that is a big maybe just now. I suppose that will depend on how the seats clean. If they wont clean properly then leather will be higher on the list than the remap. I would hope to keep this car long term, I'm fed up of all the bother trying to sell them nowadays. There will also be NO go-faster stripes!!!!!

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And only you as a named driver!

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:And only you as a named driver!
Correct James.

I've just found a dark grey leather interior in West Bromwich. The ad says pick up only. I think a phone call or 2 will be made tomorrow. Is there anyone on here local to there can go have a look see for me? It would be much appreciated.

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I'd go, but I'm skint and it's 113 miles away!

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northern_mike wrote:I'd go, but I'm skint and it's 113 miles away!
Thanks for the offer mike, but I wouldn't ask anyone to do 226 miles for me, even if they were not skint!

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It's no difference to sitting on one's arse in front of the telly for 3 hours really!

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^Snap!^ However, if it hasn't sold before mid June I will try to pop over and have a look. My Mum lives in Netherton, I am spending a few days up there, so it wouldn't be a problem.