New French car fan

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New French car fan

Postby bxzx16v » Mon May 30, 2011 5:53 pm

Just wanted to say hello to all the forum members , been a big fan of French cars for quite a while now here's a list of them 1xBx Gti , 4xBx16v's , 1xBxTzd , 1xZx1.4 Reflex , 1xpeugeot 405 mi16 , 2xZx1.9i volcane's , 2xRenault 25 V6 turbos , 1xXantia 2.1td sx , 3xXantia 1.9td's , 1xXantia Activa , 1xRenault Laguna II 1.9 dci dynamique , 1xC5 2.0hdi vtr and 1xC5 2.2hdi vtr+ , my present daily driver is a 2006 Citroen Dispatch 2.0 hdi 110 bhp and my other car is a 1995 Citroen Zx 2.0 16valve , I'll post some pics in the gallery section , thanks for looking , Mark
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Postby CitroJim » Mon May 30, 2011 5:59 pm

Welcome Mark :D

That's a very impressive list 8-)
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Postby myglaren » Mon May 30, 2011 5:59 pm

Welcome Mark, that's quite a pile of French cars you have had.
And no less than four valvers! Impressive.

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Postby R9UKE » Mon May 30, 2011 7:17 pm

Wow 2 Renault 25 V6 Turbos???

I hope the dCi Laguna hasn't put you off Renaults for good.
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Postby bxzx16v » Mon May 30, 2011 7:48 pm

I have heard some bad things about the dci engine in the laguna but tbh the first one wasn't a bad car at all , it did have a gearbox at 15k under warranty before I got it , the second laguna which my wife presently runs was bought from her company with 96k on the clock in August 2006 and required a Turbo at 100k and a new intercooler ( luckily the turbo was covered but not the intercooler ) , it had new rear subframe bushes at about 112k (£160) and has just had the clutch master cylinder replaced due to the pedal sticking down(£100) the car is now on 128k and is returning high 40's to the gallon back and forward to work , I know they can be a pig but after nearly five years ours hasn't been too bad ( prefer the 2.1td xantia though)

Mark
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Postby R9UKE » Mon May 30, 2011 8:17 pm

Glad to hear that Mark. I love the Laguna II, most people just don't give them a chance.

I don't like diesels so I've never bought a dCi and don't plan to, but my petrol Lags are going well - there should be a 3.0 V6 added in to the mix soon :D
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Postby Citroenmad » Mon May 30, 2011 8:49 pm

Welcome to the FCF :)

Thats a nice list of cars, very French 8-)
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Postby bxzx16v » Mon May 30, 2011 8:53 pm

I have turned to the dark side years ago ( BMW 323i E30 x2 BMW 528i E28 x2 ) but as nice as they were I always went back to the French stuff everytime , the ph1 + 2 R25 turbos were mighty impressive cars

Mark
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Postby R9UKE » Mon May 30, 2011 9:34 pm

I'm sure! There's one here on ebay at the mo. Could be a cheap bit of fun!
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