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    Default Visa...what do people think?

    I like this car what do others think?. I think for a peoples car they are pretty nice, wish they were sold in australia.....

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    Are you thinking of buying this one? (Burgundy with beige interior)

    I think they're pretty cool. What's in 'em - a 1.1 205 motor?

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    sorry but it looks like a boxt fiat front end with a golf rear end and citroen wheel arches

    doesn't do a thing for me i'm afraid
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    What's next, the Amex or perhaps the Master car ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugrambo
    sorry but it looks like a boxt fiat front end with a golf rear end and citroen wheel arches

    doesn't do a thing for me i'm afraid
    ...and yet you like 604's????
    (Insert scratching head emoticon here)


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    Do you get frequent driver points with it ?? 1 point per km

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    But the interior of the early ones was very cool:

    http://visavision.info/history.htm

    Who else had a 'Beer Can' and a 'Cheese Slicer' on the dash

    add in a 650cc 2CV engine and you have a seriously weird little car

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    yeah paul i know they are a cute little car, still many about and driving daily in France.....saw some when i was there....

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    They got interesting ... the gti version had the same engine as the European 205 gti 1.6. Was supposed to be good, underrated and a bit of a bargain. Not many left now though I guess. And then there was the Mille Pistes ..
    http://www.citroen.mb.ca/citroenet/html/v/visa02.html
    http://www.citroen.mb.ca/citroenet/html/v/visa03.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by graham66
    ...and yet you like 604's????
    (Insert scratching head emoticon here)


    actually on closer inspection i'd have to say lada samara front end
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    WTD long range fuel tank for 605

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    Quote Originally Posted by XTC206
    Do you get frequent driver points with it ?? 1 point per km
    Yeah, better than a point per mile

    But what's the annual fee

    The Visa looks like a pretty nondescript, non offensive looking car. Unless you are a Citroen geek, you'd just pick it as some anonymous shopping trolley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Smith
    But the interior of the early ones was very cool:

    http://visavision.info/history.htm

    Who else had a 'Beer Can' and a 'Cheese Slicer' on the dash
    Hey, I like the look of the early model dash, funky looking.

    How did that "Beer Can" control work anyway?

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    my missus had a look and her answer was it looked like a stretched ford laser

    so that's what the answer was from an unbiased perspective and the answer to would she drive it it was a stead fast no

    but she is coming around with the looks of the CX and she does like the look of the 604 so that's a good thing
    3 x '78 604 SL

    1 x '98 306 GTi6

    1 x secret project

    1 x '98 406 STDT troop carrier and i don't care if it stinks, i don't sniff it's arse Death by wank tank

    1 x '99 406SV 5spd wagon, time to burn more fuel

    1 x 1994 605 SV3.0


    WTD long range fuel tank for 605

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    hehe oops

    I opened this thread expecting to see a proposal to start the Aussiefrogs Visa Platinum with Frequent Frogger Points (gee I'd have lots of them) BUT I was wrong

    I'm not particularly enthused by it though

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    You will strugle to get a Visa in the UK even now! Most were owned by everyday folk, and when they rotted away (boy, do they rot!) they were binned. I learnt to drive in 1.1 (4 cylinder) and did my formative driving years in a 650cc (2 cylinder) - which was a hoot despite the lack of power! We now have a convertible (v.rare - 238 built in RHD and about 2000 in LHD) - which rot even MORE than tin tops (I have lots of welding to get on with!).

    The beer can is great - all controls at fingertip without letting go of the steering wheel - just takes a bit of getting used to!

    As usual with Citroens they were underated and shunned by the public, but Citroen still managed to shift nearly 1.5 million between about '78 and '88.

    I would love to have another 2-cylinder one, but sadly have not even seen one for about 5 years, let alone had the opportunity to BUY one.

    Richard W (UK)

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    i want to know who ripped off who

    was it citroen with the design first or was it lada ?







    3 x '78 604 SL

    1 x '98 306 GTi6

    1 x secret project

    1 x '98 406 STDT troop carrier and i don't care if it stinks, i don't sniff it's arse Death by wank tank

    1 x '99 406SV 5spd wagon, time to burn more fuel

    1 x 1994 605 SV3.0


    WTD long range fuel tank for 605

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    God dam, someone hit that car with the ugly stick, my opinion may not count for much if anything but heck driving that thing would be like having to dance with the ugliest girl at your formal.

    Im all for french cars but so called 'cute' cars like that make me think that the designers at daihatsu did there work experience for citreon. I'd have to agree with the lada comparison too.

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    There is still much in traffic in France. Finally especially in the campaigns where it is always appreciated by the old farmers.
    Robust, reliable, very good ride, engines voluntary and economic, easy and simple to maintain, practical, comfortable... if she is ugly, she has at least all these merits!
    The detractors will say that does not help the image of old to CitroŽn because in France it is always the case. (as Lincoln in US).

    Often they bought them new and they still make use of it by maintaining them well. But one can nevertheless say that his image is very lowest in France, the junkyards (I'm not sure for the name) are over-populated and nobody wants even for ridiculous prices near to the gift (~80Ä or 130$ for a 1.1 in good condition).
    Thus the beautiful exemplars are increasingly rare.
    The Dutch (as usual) already have started to save some and collect. The CitroŽn French fans are always at delay...
    But it is already the case with the excellent sporting versions which are already saved: GT, Chrono, GTi, Trophťe and the very rare 1000 Pistes 4x4 versions (~7.000Ä or 11600$ in good condition!).

    For the anecdote, CitroŽn always builds the utilitary C15. The C15 being based on the visa.

    Remain the Axel alias Olcit, use a Visa-plateform. Manufactured in Romania for the Roumanians (and the East countries), she will be marketed in Western Europe. Still uglier and very badly built, it was fortunately always reliable: thanks to the elements of GS as engine, gearbox, brakes (4 discs) ect...
    It has better road qualities and performances that than Visa (with the 1.1 and 1.4) but its presentation is more cheaper.



    PS: the Lada Samara was designed by Guigaro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeKa
    ...with Frequent Frogger Points (gee I'd have lots of them)...
    Spoken, of course, with a comedy Japanese accent.

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