2006 Citroen C4 VTS Manual - Buying pitfalls
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    Default 2006 Citroen C4 VTS Manual - Buying pitfalls

    Hi chaps,

    I'm usually on the Pug forum with my 205. I have an interest in purchasing a 2006 Citroen C4 VTS coupe Manual. Looks a funky little thing and I can see the 2.0l engine is from the ew series of French Friers!

    Any pitfalls I should be looking for (apart from the obvious) for a pre purchase look?

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    I haven't purchased yet but looking at the current selections on Carsales / Gumtree etc.... So if you got one that's up for grabs, I'll have a look.




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    Mechanicals, suspension, and most electricals are the same as the top of range P307, Easily serviced, and fortunately, no auto box. A more interesting body. The engine likes a few revs before it gets lively.

    Like all later PSA smaller cars it has a twist beam rear suspension, but you can still hurl one about.

    PS Multiplex digital electrics, computerised controls. If you can, get the OBD port read for stored errurs.
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    Can't offer a lot of technical input, my only feedback is that they are reasonably fun, I found that you needed to be on the higher revs to get them performing, and of course, non hydro suspension means that the ride is firmer rather than genteel. I agree that they have pretty good visuals. Like most cars these days, check for timing belt replacement schedule. These models seem to get a premium price over the 4 door models. I'd say that they are not really a "sports" car, just a sportier model compared to the others. For performance, I like the C4 2.0HDI 6 speed auto. Sporty, too.
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    Bewdy - Thanks fellas. Some good reading there.

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    I just had a look at a vts. 70,000km at $4000. Wow value plus but I'd prefer the vtr with the 2.0l engine

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    I don't know how many coupes you will find with a 2.0l other than the VTS. 1.6 petrol coupe, certainly there are quite a few out there. Ride can be a bit stiff in the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PugMonkey View Post
    I just had a look at a vts. 70,000km at $4000. Wow value plus but I'd prefer the vtr with the 2.0l engine
    Why is that?
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    I think finding a vtr with a 2.0 L motor is a bit like finding an actuary with a sense of humour. Some further research may be warranted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PugMonkey View Post
    I just had a look at a vts. 70,000km at $4000. Wow value plus but I'd prefer the vtr with the 2.0l engine

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    Sure you dont mean the other way around? I thought the VTA was the 180hp 2.0 version?
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    Yep vts is 2 liter the hot one. Vtr is the 1.6. Avoid this one if you don't enjoy rebuilding manual gearboxs
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    Yeah it's the VTS I'm after. It has the same EW10 engine as does the 206gti180. Having said that, further investigation shows the C4 VTS has a kerb weight of 1337kg whereas the 206 is 1025kg - 300kg heavier.

    The shape is what's catching my eye but ugg, that's a heck of a lot more weight. The glass roof would surely have to account for most of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cam85 View Post
    Sure you dont mean the other way around? I thought the VTA was the 180hp 2.0 version?
    Sorry I looked at the VTR the 1.6 - Apologies.
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