possible return to the fold.....

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possible return to the fold.....

Post by old'uns » 15 Apr 2018, 22:02

just 1 of a few options being thrown around :roll:

short back-story intro....

OH is now hankering after a Red or Yellow 'quirky' car after going in her friends Juke....i nearly gave in but the thought of adding 4k to the CMax px was a tad too far plus needing £300 > for a Towbar for trips to tip in France [-X
current thinking is for her - must be Auto - a Fiat 500 (or similar..Cactus? ) and me a C5 again to do the French trips

so my budget looks to be up to 4-4.5k and preference again for Auto so she can drive it in France as well.


so a quick looksy around seems to be.....
2005- 7 facelifts around 2k + mark
any major difference in specs between VTR and Exclusive as per the X7?
4 or 6 speed? is the 'gate' different between the 2 an easy spot?

2008> X7 4k upwards

after having an X7 previously, having to deal with the Rack again is right up there as a reason not to but i do miss the other goodies =P~
so as i see it, is the VTR 'safer' as regards the rack or does it only seem to afflict the Exclusive?

am i mad after 2yrs with a car that has had NO issues at all to even have such thoughts :rofl2:
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Re: possible return to the fold.....

Post by bobins » 15 Apr 2018, 22:17

old'uns wrote:
15 Apr 2018, 22:02

2008> X7 4k upwards

after having an X7 previously, having to deal with the Rack again is right up there as a reason not to but i do miss the other goodies =P~
so as i see it, is the VTR 'safer' as regards the rack or does it only seem to afflict the Exclusive?



Whilst I won't comment on your other points, to reassure you (or not) ALL the early X7 suffer from 'the rack' problem. I don't know when the changeover date was that Citroen decided to fit a proper rack that doesn't fail after a few years, but it would seem that at the very least '08-'10 models have the problem. The only good point is that an awful lot of them will have had the rack replaced by now - though the quality of the replacement racks will no doubt be variable.
In theory, a car on 'wet' suspension could be more at risk when you get fluid loss from rack leaks than a car on steel springs - thinking that the LDS fluid runs the rack and suspension on a 'wet' car, but in reality there's not a lot of difference.
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Re: possible return to the fold.....

Post by old'uns » 16 Apr 2018, 23:04

decision seems to be made......passing on another X7

this was one i had an eye on
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2006-56-CITR ... 1438.l2649
'dog bone' ? too far away to risk unfortunately, a bargain 'methinks for someone

test driving one closer to home tomorrow
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Re: possible return to the fold.....

Post by old'uns » 17 Apr 2018, 15:22

deed now done....

'06 2.0 VTR 6sp auto 105k £1800
will need tailgate struts at some stage, n/s wheel starting to look 'cocked' but no banging/creaking or from the rear calipers and switch for suspension not working- my mk1 had similar issue, same fuse as 12v socket solved it i think?
suspension goes up and down, A/C works hot and cold split either side so stepper motor seems ok, probably find a few small niggles but i think i've covered the major known issues?
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Re: possible return to the fold.....

Post by MikeT » 17 Apr 2018, 16:19

old'uns wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 23:04

this was one i had an eye on
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2006-56-CITR ... 1438.l2649
'dog bone' ? too far away to risk unfortunately, a bargain 'methinks for someone

test driving one closer to home tomorrow


As this is my local dealer and I just went shopping nearby to Aldi's, thought I'd swing round and see if I could spot this car. I didn't but more because of just how many cars they have now. There is a sea of new DS's, C4's and C5 aircross's (mainly) without plates, mostly black.

But more surprisingly, in their prime front bays they now have a range of used luxury Mercs and Jags overshadowing the C1's, zero's and hybrids I'm used to seeing as I pass.
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