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« Reply #105 on: April 25, 2021, 11:03:21 PM »
My first drive was a Vauxhall Victor, on the A9 up to Inverness. I was 16. My mate's dad was a bevvy merchant and we kept stopping at pubs. So not only was I underage, but I was also under the influence!


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« Reply #106 on: April 26, 2021, 04:00:42 AM »
Compared to the PA Cresta they always looked tame. My favourite is still the 1960 Zodiac though.
Let's be careful out there!

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« Reply #107 on: May 08, 2021, 05:55:02 PM »
Today I saw an immaculate 1999 Honda Civic.

And once again I saw the multicoloured Honda e that frequents the M8 - M9 - M90 area.

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« Reply #108 on: May 08, 2021, 07:35:27 PM »
Parked in Felixstowe this afternoon. What a beauty.  8)




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Re: Seen today
« Reply #109 on: May 08, 2021, 09:00:28 PM »
Looks nice for 92,000 miles.

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« Reply #110 on: May 11, 2021, 07:54:09 AM »
Looks nice for 92,000 miles.
Possibly restored,  old 2CVs for restoration   sell for considerable sums of money
Remarkable cars, those who mock the 2CV do not appreciate the advanced thinking   by the engineers who designed the 2CV during the late 1930s,  not many mock a Citroen DS, but the 2CV is also a marvel in engineering terms
Youtube:  search term   "the tin snail Equinox" for a  documentary
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« Reply #111 on: May 11, 2021, 10:21:38 AM »
I always had a soft spot for the Citroen Traction Avant. Considering it dated back to the mid 1930s it was incredibly advanced. Unitary welded body/chassis, rack and pinion steering, and of course front wheel drive. Brilliant and stylish............. and made in Slough!!!!!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_Traction_Avant#:~:text=The%20Citro%C3%ABn%20Traction%20Avant%20(French,Citro%C3%ABn%20from%201934%20to%201957.&text=Additionally%2C%20the%20car%20was%20also,of%20rack%20and%20pinion%20steering.

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« Reply #112 on: May 11, 2021, 10:49:31 AM »
Possibly restored,  old 2CVs for restoration   sell for considerable sums of money
Remarkable cars, those who mock the 2CV do not appreciate the advanced thinking   by the engineers who designed the 2CV during the late 1930s,  not many mock a Citroen DS, but the 2CV is also a marvel in engineering terms
Youtube:  search term   "the tin snail Equinox" for a  documentary
Brilliant cars. I've had two Dyane's and a 2CV. Covered circa 40k miles in them combined. They never let me down, and always returned great MPG. Ride comfort that car designers today have forgotten all about. Lean angles for the brave, but those little 125 tyres do hang on!

The prototypes were hidden during the occupation in the 40's, to stop them falling into the wrong hands. Yeah, I'm a fan.

I went the UK Citroen Centenary nr Coventry in 2019. What a day that was. All Citroens were there. My photo's do not do justice to the day, but a couple of my personal favourites.






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« Reply #113 on: May 11, 2021, 10:54:19 AM »
I always had a soft spot for the Citroen Traction Avant. Considering it dated back to the mid 1930s it was incredibly advanced. Unitary welded body/chassis, rack and pinion steering, and of course front wheel drive. Brilliant and stylish............. and made in Slough!!!!!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_Traction_Avant#:~:text=The%20Citro%C3%ABn%20Traction%20Avant%20(French,Citro%C3%ABn%20from%201934%20to%201957.&text=Additionally%2C%20the%20car%20was%20also,of%20rack%20and%20pinion%20steering.
Stunning cars, they were so advanced for their time. I would love to have a drive in one. Interestingly, they were transport of choice for the Gestapo.

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« Reply #114 on: May 11, 2021, 11:46:44 AM »
I had 3 Citroen Xantias and the suspension was amazing.

Then they replaced them with the C5 and they tried to replicate it with electronic suspension - and failed. It was rock hard. My dealer replaced the rear spheres with ones from the estate version and that helped.
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« Reply #115 on: May 12, 2021, 08:33:36 AM »
I had 3 Citroen Xantias and the suspension was amazing.

Then they replaced them with the C5 and they tried to replicate it with electronic suspension - and failed. It was rock hard. My dealer replaced the rear spheres with ones from the estate version and that helped.
I ran a Xantia 2.0 HDi for a few months in 2003/04. Lovely motor, but moved it on quickly for a small profit and replaced it with a MK1 Focus. I was looking for a more involving drive at the time, and the Focus was most definitely that.

I felt that Citroen engineered out the benefit of the suspension system as time went on. My CX was so much more smooth than the BX GTi I had. The Xantia again, whilst very smooth by today standards, was not CX like. Citroen clearly 'normalised' the suspension feel to gain market share and stay in business. Understadable for sure, but a loss.

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« Reply #116 on: May 12, 2021, 09:22:00 AM »
I only hung onto the C5 for a year. Nice and powerful being the 3.0 V6. I p/x it for an IS200 and that suspension was almost as good as the Xantia, nice and supple.

The IS200 got p/x for an 8th Gen Civic in 2007, just for the toys, and that suspension was rock hard in comparison. Just glad they softened it on the 9G Civic. Not perfect but OK.
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« Reply #117 on: May 12, 2021, 02:29:58 PM »
I only hung onto the C5 for a year. Nice and powerful being the 3.0 V6. I p/x it for an IS200 and t hat suspension was almost as good as the Xantia, nice and supple.

The IS200 got p/x for an 8th Gen Civic in 2007, just for the toys, and that suspension was rock hard in comparison. Just glad they softened it on the 9G Civic. Not perfect but OK.
3.0 V6 ! Very posh. I understand the V6 was a very smooth engine.

I've yet to own or even drive a Lexus. Very well made cars for sure. On the list of cars to own whilst we still can.

Fan of the Civic 8, still look fresh today. I test drove a 1.8 manual, but as you say, the ride is pretty firm. The 2.2 CDTi, even today, is a very rapid and frugal car.

IIRC with the 9G Civic, they revised the suspension again MY14> and it is a much more plush drive.

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« Reply #118 on: May 12, 2021, 02:48:28 PM »
I always had a soft spot for the Citroen Traction Avant. Considering it dated back to the mid 1930s it was incredibly advanced. Unitary welded body/chassis, rack and pinion steering, and of course front wheel drive. Brilliant and stylish............. and made in Slough!!!!!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_Traction_Avant#:~:text=The%20Citro%C3%ABn%20Traction%20Avant%20(French,Citro%C3%ABn%20from%201934%20to%201957.&text=Additionally%2C%20the%20car%20was%20also,of%20rack%20and%20pinion%20steering.
Stunning cars, they were so advanced for their time. I would love to have a drive in one. Interestingly, they were transport of choice for the Gestapo.

At the opposite end of the spectrum,  the fast rear-engined swing axle Tatra was the Czech secret weapon,accidents by German officers losing control of the Tatra led to orders banning their use

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Re: Seen today
« Reply #119 on: May 12, 2021, 04:01:10 PM »
I only hung onto the C5 for a year. Nice and powerful being the 3.0 V6. I p/x it for an IS200 and t hat suspension was almost as good as the Xantia, nice and supple.

The IS200 got p/x for an 8th Gen Civic in 2007, just for the toys, and that suspension was rock hard in comparison. Just glad they softened it on the 9G Civic. Not perfect but OK.
3.0 V6 ! Very posh. I understand the V6 was a very smooth engine.

I've yet to own or even drive a Lexus. Very well made cars for sure. On the list of cars to own whilst we still can.

Fan of the Civic 8, still look fresh today. I test drove a 1.8 manual, but as you say, the ride is pretty firm. The 2.2 CDTi, even today, is a very rapid and frugal car.

IIRC with the 9G Civic, they revised the suspension again MY14> and it is a much more plush drive.

Under normal circumstances I would have changed to a 2016 Civic but at that time the Civic forum was full of tales of woe with the new Android headunit.
Given that I'd retired and wasn't doing the mileage any more I decided to hang onto my 2013.

Glad I did because it's been very reliable and I've no complaints.

Given the size of the latest Civics I think it's time to downsize slightly and the Mk4 Jazz fits the bill nicely.
Let's be careful out there!

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