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    Tadpole
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    Default My 2005 C4 VTS

    All,

    My VTS is now over 8 years old and it has been a great ride, comfortable, reliable and economical for most of the 220,000 kms. It has only been in the last few months where some additional work has been necessary. The major valve and head service was due to some shonky workmanship by a Privateer Citroen Specialist mechanic who shall remain nameless, who changed my timing belt 3 years ago but did not reinstall a keyway...

    It's amazing how attached you get to some cars and my Citroen is one of them. I had a choice between the new Golf GTi and a Renault Megane 225, but I ended up with the VTS. Essentially, I got jack of being jerked around by VW and the rear end of the Megane just did not do it for me (awesome car though).

    So the VTS it was:

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    It's done a reasonable number of K's, average fuel consumption in the city has been approx 8.2l/100kms, in the country I can easily get 6.4l/100kms.

    Work done to the car in the eight years:
    The oil and filter get changed every 5,000kms
    Onto my second set of brake rotors, 3rd set of brake pads on the front and second on the rear.
    On my 3rd Rt front CV and 2nd on the left. ( I sourced my last set of CV's from the UK, it was getting so difficult to locate them locally, unless I wanted to pay through the nose and wait. Cheaper and faster through the UK and my friendly mechanic is happy to do this...save's him the hassle of finding Citroen parts).
    All engine mounts replaced at 150,000
    Timing belts replaced twice, most recently at 210,000
    Clutch replaced at 180,000kms
    Gear box drained, inspected and refilled with new oil at 180,000kms
    New water pump at 210000kms
    All 16 engine valves replaced and head service at 210,000
    The Boot struts replaced today.
    4 sets of tyres
    Lt Bi-Xenon bulb replaced at 100,000. Interesting it is about to go again, but the rt side is still the original...
    Onto my second replacement Car battery. NB if the battery collapses when you are in the car and the doors are shut. It locks the doors from the inside. You need someone to open the door from the outside!!!!
    4th set of windscreen wipers, second one at the back.
    New window washer pump.
    Aircon compressor changed at 210,000kms
    Numerous rear brake, reverse and indicator bulbs.
    My Drivers side window ECU (motordrive) needs to be replaced...

    The above sounds like a lot, however in the general scheme of things, it has been reliable, fun to drive and economical. You just need to know where to get parts, sometimes the local OEM parts are cheaper, if you can get access to a C4 VTS (or a Pug 206GTi-180, which shares the engine with the C4 VTS) being wrecked is always a good source and the UK for hard to get parts. Like my new CV's, which I ordered on line and had them delivered to my door in 7 days, for under $200 for both.

    I do all the easy service stuff, fluids, filters, brake pads, brake rotors, globes. All other mechanical work is done by my mechanic or Continental Motors (when my mechanic gets stuck) in Sydney

    All the best and great motoring, it's a great shame Citroens can't get a better foot hold in Australia.


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    Tadpole
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    All good things come to an end and my time with the C4 VTS is coming to a close... almost 9 years.. Been good and recently very average. The car's issues are accelerating, mind you 240,000+K's aren't to shabby.

    Farewell my friend, it has been fun.

    My next journey will be inside a Subaru Forester. A much more practical vehicle for my wife and I.. much easier to get in an out of, throw my surfboards in the back, suitcases etc and my wife can be comfortable in the front seat. Rather than have her squeezed so far forward she ended up being an hood ornament.

    To all those that have given me advice when needed to fix my car.. thank you.

    French always over German...better value, as reliable, stylish and very individual.

    See you all out on the road.

    Garry
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    Should add to the list of things failing:

    Rt Front Wheel Bearing is on the way out at 240,000Kms
    The two temperature climate control rotary knobs are a bit touchy when increasing the temperature..two steps up, 4 back and so on..

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    Did you sell the car..? Or have you still got it..? Sounds like you've had a great time with it!

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    By jove your a good record keeper

    I just fix and forget it ,

    wouldnt remember what was done last week even

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    Traded-in..rego runs out in 3 days..

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