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The Grand Tour Citreon Review

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Anyone else catch Jeremy Clarkson driving like a hooligan through Bourg St Maurice and up some of La Rosiere's finest pistes in a front wheel drive Citreon.
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Yes, worst episode in a long while. Filmed last summer, a friend in Bourg said he was friendly and happy to pose for selfies.
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Not a great episode, but still better than most things on telly. On the whole, I am enjoying this series.
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And on a related note, Top Gear were in Sierra Nevada a couple of episodes back.
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It’s not top gear, but I still enjoy watching. Having sold a lot of French cars..... I can confirm they are all utter shite.
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@LDP816, Noooooo, I won't have that. The Traction Avant and the DS were good cars. Madeye-Smiley
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cameronphillips2000 wrote:
Anyone else catch Jeremy Clarkson driving like a hooligan through Bourg St Maurice and up some of La Rosiere's finest pistes in a front wheel drive Citreon.


a what?
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@LDP816, Noooooo, I won't have that. The Traction Avant and the DS were good cars. Madeye-Smiley


Definitely agree about the Citroen DS, voted world's coolest car of all time by AutoExpress. Incredibly technologically advanced for its time. Madeye-Smiley
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@Alastair Pink, A lovely looking car with an extremely comfortable ride (in a straight line). Not much nowadays comes close to it in either respect; which is a pity given the state of Surrey roads.
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davidof wrote:
cameronphillips2000 wrote:
Anyone else catch Jeremy Clarkson driving like a hooligan through Bourg St Maurice and up some of La Rosiere's finest pistes in a front wheel drive Citreon.


a what?

It's a kind of lemon Toofy Grin
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Not sure why the car chase didn't use some of the mountain roads. It.looked like Bourg let them trash the streets and make a Bond film style chase, presumably to get exposure to the watching millions.
It did make me want to ski the resort seeing it. I guess most Brits stick to the other,.much bigger and more famous resorts in the area.
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I had a C3 this week for a trip to Praz de Lys and it was probably the second worst car I’ve ever driven. Barely capable of hauling itself up a (dry) mountain road. Sat nav also repeatedly tried to send me the wrong way around PDL one way loop.
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@cameronphillips2000, La Ros is popular with Brits I think. Pampered softies complain about the button over to La Thuile, but it's no big problem (I would ban heated chair lifts), there is some really nice skiing there, we enjoyed it.
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It's been a while since I've watched Top Gear, JC just winds me up.
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thecramps wrote:
@LDP816, Noooooo, I won't have that. The Traction Avant and the DS were good cars. Madeye-Smiley


I’ll amend my previous comment..... all modern (2000’s onwards) French cars are utter shite. The DS is still beautiful today, and the 205gti was a weapon in its day!!!
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SKia Optima wrote:
I had a C3 this week for a trip to Praz de Lys and it was probably the second worst car I’ve ever driven. Barely capable of hauling itself up a (dry) mountain road. Sat nav also repeatedly tried to send me the wrong way around PDL one way loop.


This begs the question, what’s the worst car you’ve ever driven?
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I had a Citroen Xantia, I was very happy with it, great suspension, steering etc Very Happy, the missus eventually made me change it for a Golf after complaining parking was difficult in town and wanted a shorter vehicle......



.... we have just bought a Volvo XC60. Seems she may have forgotten the reasoning for purchasing the Golf. Laughing
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This begs the question, what’s the worst car you’ve ever driven?
I hired a Fiat Uno in Portugal, it was so appallingly gutless, God knows what was under the bonnet, a moped engine I'd imagine.
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moosepig wrote:
davidof wrote:
cameronphillips2000 wrote:
Anyone else catch Jeremy Clarkson driving like a hooligan through Bourg St Maurice and up some of La Rosiere's finest pistes in a front wheel drive Citreon.


a what?

It's a kind of lemon Toofy Grin


A Citron ?
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@LDP816, I forgot about the 205gti. So that's 3 good cars at least, and though they looked kak, the 504 diesels never ever broke down.

Why do some modern Citroens have a bathmat glued on the door?
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Worst car I have ever driven was a DAF variomatic. It was totally Shite, with slipping drive belts but I bought it for £15 with 3 weeks tax and 2 weeks ticket, fixed it for free, ran it for a month, mot'd it, gave it 6 months tax and flogged it on for an unbelievable £320 to a tutor at uni. Massive profits. They made good trucks, so how the hell the variomatic happened, I have no idea.
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thecramps wrote:
Why do some modern Citroens have a bathmat glued on the door?


I quite like the styling of the Cactus, Embarassed at least it's different from the many jelly mould cars out there.

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In the early 1960s my Dad had a Citroen DS, fantastic car. He was a member of a local car club and wrote in the club's magazine under the name "Citroen Pressé"..... Toofy Grin
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king key wrote:
thecramps wrote:
Why do some modern Citroens have a bathmat glued on the door?


I quite like the styling of the Cactus, Embarassed at least it's different from the many jelly mould cars out there.



But have you seen it???? Madeye-Smiley
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Seen a few around here, prefer it to the Fiat 500s etc.
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I had a Citroen Visa 1.0. brakes didn't work. No power, went rusty, odd controls and looked awful
I loved that car.
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@thecramps, the DAF 33 was an extraordinarily bad car. The CVT gearbox was well ahead of its time (did yours have the 'hill descent' switch?) but the bodywork disintegrated in weeks.

Volvo used the same technology in the 340 when they bought DAF (although they reduced the number of rubber bands from 2 to 1) and the CVT gearbox lives on today.
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king key wrote:
I had a Citroen Xantia, I was very happy with it, great suspension, steering etc Very Happy, the missus eventually made me change it for a Golf after complaining parking was difficult in town and wanted a shorter vehicle......



.... we have just bought a Volvo XC60. Seems she may have forgotten the reasoning for purchasing the Golf. Laughing


How do you like the xc60? I’m thinking about changing my XF for an xc90 but my partner wants the xc60?
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LDP816 wrote:
SKia Optima wrote:
I had a C3 this week for a trip to Praz de Lys and it was probably the second worst car I’ve ever driven. Barely capable of hauling itself up a (dry) mountain road. Sat nav also repeatedly tried to send me the wrong way around PDL one way loop.


This begs the question, what’s the worst car you’ve ever driven?

A Chevrolet Spark which I rented from Leeds Bradford airport. I think it had a 1.0 3cyl engine which is a very poor match for hill starts in the Bradford area. It also had the cheapest, nastiest interior I have ever seen.
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king key wrote:
LDP816 wrote:
This begs the question, what’s the worst car you’ve ever driven?
I hired a Fiat Uno in Portugal, it was so appallingly gutless, God knows what was under the bonnet, a moped engine I'd imagine.


Some of those when they were new, had 45hp Shocked
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My ex father in law was parts manager for Peugeot which meant I got cheap. French car parts. So I had a long line of French cars and knowing him was really.useful as I needed lots of parts.

Laguna 2.2 d-. Utter crap
406 still. Absolute crap
407 dtci. Total.crap - blown turbo
Megane scenic RX4 4x4. Utterly brilliant - blown turbo, broken prop shaft, but loved it

The 1982? Citroen Visa remains probably the only car I've ever truly loved though. Had it when I was a student.

In later life I moved to German efficiency and my current 5 series has been taken away on a recall and is still awaiting parts. For the past 5 weeks I've had a Nissan Quashqia hir car which is the most souless thing that I have ever encountered....
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I had a Lada Riva once that was actually not too bad. The brakes were I think an optional extra that the first owner thought were an uneccessary extravagance, but in most other ways, it was ok for £60. Better than a Spanish spec Panda or Uno anyway Madeye-Smiley


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I hired a car in Italy two weeks ago. I asked, at the desk, what I'd got. 'A Fiat Tipo' they replied. I am now recovering in therapy.
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@cameronphillips2000, the story goes that Fiat, when producing the Tipo, had a problem pointed out to them when they got to the turbo diesel model. As they rolled off the production line it was pointed out that the Tipo TurD wouldn't sell well in the UK even if the description was accurate.
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cameronphillips2000 wrote:
I hired a car in Italy two weeks ago. I asked, at the desk, what I'd got. 'A Fiat Tipo' they replied. I am now recovering in therapy.


why?
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davidof wrote:
cameronphillips2000 wrote:
I hired a car in Italy two weeks ago. I asked, at the desk, what I'd got. 'A Fiat Tipo' they replied. I am now recovering in therapy.


why?


Ever seen or.driven one?
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cameronphillips2000 wrote:
davidof wrote:
cameronphillips2000 wrote:
I hired a car in Italy two weeks ago. I asked, at the desk, what I'd got. 'A Fiat Tipo' they replied. I am now recovering in therapy.


why?


Ever seen or.driven one?


Look like a typical mid sized car. Apparently the most reliable car in their class.
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davidof wrote:
cameronphillips2000 wrote:
davidof wrote:
cameronphillips2000 wrote:
I hired a car in Italy two weeks ago. I asked, at the desk, what I'd got. 'A Fiat Tipo' they replied. I am now recovering in therapy.


why?


Ever seen or.driven one?


Look like a typical mid sized car. Apparently the most reliable car in their class.
Reliable, only as no one wants to drive one? NehNeh
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davidof wrote:
cameronphillips2000 wrote:
davidof wrote:
cameronphillips2000 wrote:
I hired a car in Italy two weeks ago. I asked, at the desk, what I'd got. 'A Fiat Tipo' they replied. I am now recovering in therapy.


why?


Ever seen or.driven one?


Look like a typical mid sized car. Apparently the most reliable car in their class.


Only if the class is " shite pseudo Italian cars named Tipo".
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Reliable, only as no one wants to drive one? NehNeh


they've sold half a million
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