New Car!

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New Car!

Post by jwalshe » 28 Apr 2013, 22:32

Greetings all - hope everyone is well!

Picked up my shiny 'new' 22 TRS at the weekend after much deliberating over a couple I had to choose from - both with extremely appealing qualities.

In the end I went for a very basic (non VIP interior) 1988 model. It is virtually perfect in every way (no rust and absolutely everything works on it, which is the first time for me!) but predictably for a car without a sunroof, the headlining is drooping a bit.

Does anyone know the best way of getting it to stick properly? Any tips of the trade so to speak? A special glue perhaps? :)

Thanks in advance,

James

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Re: New Car!

Post by Citroenmad » 28 Apr 2013, 23:03

I'm expecting to see some pretty stunning pictures sometime soon ... 8-)

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Re: New Car!

Post by CGATCX25GTITURBO » 30 Apr 2013, 19:34

jwalshe wrote:Greetings all - hope everyone is well!

Picked up my shiny 'new' 22 TRS at the weekend after much deliberating over a couple I had to choose from - both with extremely appealing qualities.

In the end I went for a very basic (non VIP interior) 1988 model. It is virtually perfect in every way (no rust and absolutely everything works on it, which is the first time for me!) but predictably for a car without a sunroof, the headlining is drooping a bit.

Does anyone know the best way of getting it to stick properly? Any tips of the trade so to speak? A special glue perhaps? :)

Thanks in advance,

James
Strip it off and start again, visit an upholsterer for the kit did mine for a few quid, the can do it but wanted 400 quid!

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Re: New Car!

Post by Diabolical » 30 Apr 2013, 20:34

I had a 22 TRS about 10 years ago now, I loved it.
Faster take of than a Auto Gti and not to bad on fuel.
Enjoy!

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Re: New Car!

Post by jwalshe » 30 Apr 2013, 23:38

Threw a couple of photos up on Flickr - no doubt I'll be out and about with the camera a whole lot more!

Note the handle things you have to use to open the rear windows. Novelty!

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Re: New Car!

Post by Citroenmad » 03 May 2013, 20:46

That looks fantastic! First photo is very good.

We used to have an 89 22 TRS, in that almost silver/almost blue colour. Same wheel trims but it had the GTi like interior. A brilliant car.

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Re: New Car!

Post by jwalshe » 03 May 2013, 21:41

I had considered that I might like one with the GTi interior as that's really nice. But the lightness of the interior on this one really appealed - plus the fact it has less to go wrong, it being the basic spec!

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Re: New Car!

Post by ragger » 04 May 2013, 23:28

Lovely pictures of what looks to be a stunning car. Well done!

Rob

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Re: New Car!

Post by Fake Concern » 05 May 2013, 07:53

I've just seen the pictures....WOW! I love it, they are so futeristic & retro at the same time like so many Citroens.

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Re: New Car!

Post by daviemck2006 » 06 May 2013, 13:42

I didn't really like them way back in the 80's, the big car I liked and owned was a rover SD1 3.5 v8, but whereas they look old now, these look fantastic. So individual, thats wht I also love my C4. It's my taste in cars that have changed, and I think it's down to far too many euroboxes on the road that all look muck of a muchness.

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Re: New Car!

Post by hattershaun » 11 May 2013, 23:02

Your new car looks great, just like new. I'm sure you'll enjoy it loads.

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Re: New Car!

Post by demag » 26 Jun 2013, 23:24

Where abouts in Brum are you James? I'll have to keep a look out for that it's beautiful.

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Re: New Car!

Post by jwalshe » 26 Jun 2013, 23:29

North Birmingham - Erdington. She sits in the driveway under cover most of the week but it attracts a surprising amount of attention when I'm out and about. Got followed home by a Xantia driver the other day, which is a bit worrying!!!!

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Re: New Car!

Post by jwalshe » 26 Jun 2013, 23:33

By the way... It'll be in Practical Classics next month. Follows my latest CX article in this months issue. Don't read it if you're a DS owner - you might not like what I wrote! ;-)

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Re: New Car!

Post by demag » 27 Jun 2013, 23:15

I lived in Erdington for years, off Goosemoor Lane. In Wednesbury now. Small world.