Mike's Citroen woes

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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by MULLEY » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:01 pm

The trick is to turn the traction control system off & then you find the car can move again. But i agree, fat tyres are hopeless which is an issue as most modern cars seem to have them fitted as they look good rather than adding anything to do with the performance. Ironically the mini has 195/55/16's and goes like a bat out of hell, the neighbours 307hdi with paltry 110bhp has 205's fitted, why???? Oh, they look nice, but then are expensive & are crap in the snow, brilliant concept that.....
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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:48 pm

MULLEY wrote:The trick is to turn the traction control system off & then you find the car can move again. But i agree, fat tyres are hopeless which is an issue as most modern cars seem to have them fitted as they look good rather than adding anything to do with the performance. Ironically the mini has 195/55/16's and goes like a bat out of hell, the neighbours 307hdi with paltry 110bhp has 205's fitted, why???? Oh, they look nice, but then are expensive & are crap in the snow, brilliant concept that.....


Had to do the same to get my Golf off the drive, 235 section tyres and a very exuberant esp wasnt helping!
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Re: Mike's Citroën woes

Post by MULLEY » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:29 pm

235 tyres, why? You'd expect a car with perhaps 300bhp to have tyres like that, which golf have you got?
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Re: Mike's Citroen woes

Post by mike22861 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:21 am

well the Red Baron is coming back home Im swapping the Qashqai for it daughter dear wants a car with a warmer heater and one without the sunroof initiated self washing seats.
Its coming up thursday morning (baby arrival notwithstanding) It will be nice to get back in it, will i miss the qashqai? well the built in sat nav is handy otherwise no.
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Re: Mike's Citroen woes

Post by Caffiend » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:34 am

I'm noticing that Cashcows are rapidly beginning to rival German brands for [expletive deleted]-ish behaviour on the motorway. Even just a few months ago, I would have said 80-ish% Audis and BMWs worst, now those have reduced slightly and t least 13.74%* of the driving idiots are see are behind the wheel of Cashcows. Sorry Mike, I'm sure you're not one of them - I can recognise exceptions, I even saw a BMW correctly give me right of way on a roundabout AND indicate to tell everyone where he was going *at the same time* the other day.
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Re: Mike's Citroen woes

Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:22 am

Caffiend wrote:AND indicate to tell everyone where he was going *at the same time* the other day.
Are you sure his hand didn't slip onto the indicator stalk by mistake?
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Re: Mike's Citroen woes

Post by mike22861 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:56 am

At the rate we're churning them out 50% of the cars will be qashqai I do quite like the qashqai it has no character but does do everything averagely well and nothing badly, now it has 4000 miles under it's belt the economy is good I did average 67.8 for a 110 mile journey to Jennies and back last week, not bad for a 7 seater crossover.
But at the end of the day it's not a BX or an Activa they make me smile wheres the Nissan just doesn't make me complain about it.
Wonder how life with the leaf will be am awaiting my charger install then I can get one
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Re: Mike's Citroen woes

Post by mike22861 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:33 pm

Well the Red Baron is back and is the daily runabout having been swapped for the Qashqai.
I have a picture of it tonight outside the Nissan Factory but can't post it on here until I get home as Photobucket is a blocked site here lest we should take pictures of Qashqai and you get to see what one looks like.
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