Davie's french attraction.

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daviemck2006 wrote:Sometimes I wish I still had my wee 107, but then I wouldn't have the comfort I have now.
That's true Davie, the 107/C1 is comfy for what it is but not in the same league as a Hydraulic Citroen at all and I'd say you really do need the comfort right now.

I really notice the difference between my C1 and my Xantia.

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Yes and remember I'm a lot bigger than you, and although I had plenty of room in it the seats are very narrow and thinly padded for me. I would have another though. Cheapest car to run that I ever had, and can do a full service in about an hour with your eyes shut and one arm tied behind your back. Mine was the urban lite which was the same poverty spec as your vt, but it's all the better for being light and simple.

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I had a check up at the hospital on Friday. They are very happy with my progress, and don't want to see me for 6 months. By that time they are expecting me to be back to work and off of most if not all of the painkillers that I have been taking for the last 2&1/2 years. Now the surgery pain has gone I'm like a different man. To have zero pain after all those years is absolutely fantastic. A bloody miracle. Think I'll have to flog the c5 and go back to a c4 vts again. Or maybe a 406 coupe. I might handle the awkward getting in and out now lol

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Great news Davie :-) Very pleased to hear it. Now go and buy that C4 VTS. ..

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There was a black hdi one on a 56.with 85k covered went through our local auction last week for £1250. My son and his chum were there and if shaun had had the money he would have bid on it. He wants to do up the puma he bought and keep it for an investment, he's still looking for a cheap derv for commuting. I have no idea why the vts is so cheap. I loved my one and it was 100% reliable.

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Davie, that really is fantastic. I am so pleased. Excellent =D> :-D

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That is really great news. However, I would hang onto the C5, as it is comfortable for your back. There is a semi joke in the French medical profession, in that, if they were available on prescription, they would prescribe hydro pneumatic Citroens for patients with back problems. While it looks very likely your back problems have been dramatically lessened, why take the chance on aggravating them.

If finances permitted I would also get something to have fun in, a bit like Northern_Mikes' DRK!.

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Yep, the c5 is a keeper. When I do go back to work, it will be 40 miles from home so diesel economy and c5 comfort will be needed. It will take the finances a while to recover enough to consider a second car. That's a big while!!!!

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My DRK is apparently worth way more than you'd ever think James! It's ridiculous really. It's not something I'd spend that amount on were I in a position too.

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I know (based on that webpage you directed me to) how much it is worth. What I meant was for Davie to have a sensible, comfortable car for regular usage, and a pocket rocket for when he is feeling the need for some excitement.

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C478478" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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I'd rather have a motorbike to be honest but Mrs NM says no way.

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I have to say that I agree with her about motorcycles. About 20 years ago my brother lost his girlfriend when she lost control of her scooter in the wet. She skidded over on some wet leaves, and went under a lorry. At least 2 of her injuries were instant fatalities (crushed temple and broken neck).

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I rode motorbikes for about 8 years before I really bothered about cars. I owned a few cars but never had much interest until I got married and had to carry other people around. I had amongst other things, an NS125-R, A CBR600, an RGV250 (hilarious!) and two Fireblades. My dad's cousin was severely disabled in 1969 from a motorbike accident. I've lost a few friends to them too, but all but one of them was riding like a dickhead. I've crashed twice, both times I was being a dickhead. I'd like another Fireblade or Honda Blackbird if I can ever convince the wife.

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I wonder what she would say to this?;

http://www.dragrace.cc/nos/v12_jaguar_trike1.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

A V12 Jaguar powered trike!

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Great news davie, the 406 coupe isn't too bad getting in and out of, it's just when it's parked in the garage you need to be a contortionist.

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