Davie's french attraction.

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Get an Activa and fit a manual boost controller to it :wink:

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The C5 is here to stay. If and it is a big if I can get a car for fun it will probably be old, something g from the 70's when I was growing up

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70s and 80s cars are s**t. There's a reason we don't still make cars like that :-)

A friend of mine has just bought a tatty, but solid, 1984 Chavalier Estate. Why? God only knows!

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You should take a look at autoshite Mike :)

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myglaren wrote:You should take a look at autoshite Mike :)
I've owned so much of it Steve, so very much.. I do occasionally go on there, but I got fed up of some of the nastiness that was going on a while ago - same on the AS Facebook group, so I gave it up. I'm trying to cut down on winding people up on the internet, or being wound up by them.

I think Davie should buy what he wants though, to attempt to get vaguely back on topic. :rofl2:

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northern_mike wrote:I think Davie should buy what he wants though, to attempt to get vaguely back on topic. :rofl2:
I agree. I am glad he is hanging onto the C5, as it should be good for his back. Now he just needs a vehicle to have fun in. I don't think he should have a go in DHallworths' Activa, as he won't want anything else!

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
northern_mike wrote:I think Davie should buy what he wants though, to attempt to get vaguely back on topic. :rofl2:
I agree. I am glad he is hanging onto the C5, as it should be good for his back. Now he just needs a vehicle to have fun in. I don't think he should have a go in DHallworths' Activa, as he won't want anything else!
I'm not in love with the C5 MK1 seats. I can't seem to get a comfy position at all.

What Davie clearly needs is a C5 V6 running on LPG.

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Davie has a 2007 C5 VTR.

EDIT; Oops, mis-interpreted you, Mike.

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I've been sat passenger in said v6 activa. I was completely impressed with it. A c5 v6 on lpg would be a cracking car. However the derv does fine. Something from the start of the hot hatch would be good. I had 2 x mk 1 astra, first one was a 1.3gl 5 door which I bought from my dad, it was one of the first ones, W reg, then I had a 1.6 SR on an A reg. If I could afford one I would have a mk 1 1.8 GTE, if there are many left.

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daviemck2006 wrote:I've been sat passenger in said v6 activa. I was completely impressed with it. A c5 v6 on lpg would be a cracking car. However the derv does fine. Something from the start of the hot hatch would be good. I had 2 x mk 1 astra, first one was a 1.3gl 5 door which I bought from my dad, it was one of the first ones, W reg, then I had a 1.6 SR on an A reg. If I could afford one I would have a mk 1 1.8 GTE, if there are many left.
A Renault 5GT Turbo, the later ones, are utterly hilarious, and have (or at least did when they were new) very comfy, supportive seats. I had a MK2 Astra 8V GTE with the digital dash for a while. It wasn't as much fun as the Renault, but it was more reliable and didn't burst into flames.

I never really got the other hot hatches after driving the 5GTt, they all seemed a little staid, even the 205s that I looked at were a bit dull.

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This would get you noticed, and you wouldn't get people tailgating you;

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I had a chum who had a R5 GT turbo. It left mu 1.6sr for dead, and my brother had a cavalier 2.0 sri 16v and the R5 beat it too. Another mate had a R5 1.7 gtx, he couldn't keep up with the Astra on the corners. I never drove any of the Renaults, we did not swap about motors. I had to move on from my Sr due to the arrival of Kerri. It made way for an escort 1.3 5 door which I hated and sold 3 months later for a cavalier. I loved it but that was my last vauxhall.

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daviemck2006 wrote:I had a chum who had a R5 GT turbo. It left mu 1.6sr for dead, and my brother had a cavalier 2.0 sri 16v and the R5 beat it too. Another mate had a R5 1.7 gtx
The 1.7GTX was soggy and rubbish, more the sort of car my granddad would buy! He didn't, but my girlfriend had one for 5 years. It was reliable until it burst into flames. We'd split up 3 years before that but she still called me to go and rescue the bloody thing.


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I've had a long day today. For me anyway. Shaun left for his work in his fiesta at 6.30 and I got phoned that he had broken down at 7.00. I got up and set off to rescue him. When I got there his car just made a click when the starter was turned. He got the c5 and I phoned the AA. A man in a van appeared , put it in first gear and rocked thecar and pronounced the enginee seized. No oil on dipstick.Car towed ho.e then Shaun arrived home soon after as he came out of his work to sort out transport. I turned key on the fiesta, it is not siezed but something is far wrong. I think the bid ends are gone. The car has a film of oil on its back and signs of a big oil leak on engine. 91000 miles and it's dead. So we tried to insure the puma he recently bought and couldn't get it insured for less than £ 4000. Cancel that then. We had to go buy the cheapest car he could insure today, an escort 1.4 with a long test. So 200 miles done today sorting him out. When I got home I decided to check the c5. I discovered that one of my front tyres worn down to the wear bars. I made Shaun change my wheels so now I am on the standard wheels with good tyres. It's just as well I checked as I am down to my sisters tomorrow to dog sit for them whilst they are on hols.So I'll do another 220 miles tomorrow. I'm fairly testing my bionics! Oh well walking a dug every day for the next two weeks will help me build up a bit of strength again.

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daviemck2006 wrote:I've had a long day today. For me anyway. Shaun left for his work in his fiesta at 6.30 and I got phoned that he had broken down at 7.00. I got up and set off to rescue him. When I got there his car just made a click when the starter was turned. He got the c5 and I phoned the AA. A man in a van appeared , put it in first gear and rocked thecar and pronounced the enginee seized. No oil on dipstick.Car towed ho.e then Shaun arrived home soon after as he came out of his work to sort out transport. I turned key on the fiesta, it is not siezed but something is far wrong. I think the bid ends are gone. The car has a film of oil on its back and signs of a big oil leak on engine. 91000 miles and it's dead. So we tried to insure the puma he recently bought and couldn't get it insured for less than £ 4000. Cancel that then. We had to go buy the cheapest car he could insure today, an escort 1.4 with a long test. So 200 miles done today sorting him out. When I got home I decided to check the c5. I discovered that one of my front tyres worn down to the wear bars. I made Shaun change my wheels so now I am on the standard wheels with good tyres. It's just as well I checked as I am down to my sisters tomorrow to dog sit for them whilst they are on hols.So I'll do another 220 miles tomorrow. I'm fairly testing my bionics! Oh well walking a dug every day for the next two weeks will help me build up a bit of strength again.

Bad luck Davie, I hope you get a decent price for the Fiesta. They go well with a Puma VCT lump in actually .... ;-)

The upside to this is that you are testing your back out well, and all seems well so far.