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    Look, we have all read the reliability rant. How about a more positive thread about the cars we love. I will get the ball rolling..

    I love my Peugeot 206 GTi 180:
    -It is the best looking three door hatch that money can buy
    -It handles superbly
    -Has a great 4 pot engine that sounds sensational
    -The interior is brilliant with the most comfortable seats I have ever sat in.
    -Is French and actually has a soul (hard to describe)

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    I cannot imagine driving a lesser car (sadly I have had to) and look forward to many thousands of kilometers.

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    I think you pretty much summed it up, except mines a four door

    Great engine, sensational chassis, classy, solid and brings a smile every time i get in it. Comfy cruiser, enjoys a bit of back road play time and all round a bloody nice car. Nothing came close to it for the cash either.

    I love my Pug, and she will be with me for quite a while
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    I love having a hardtop convertible.
    In the past i have only kept my cars for 2 years and then moved onto another new car. This is my first Peugeot that i have owned and its also the longest i have held onto a new car for ..... 3.5 years now

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    I love my Fuego because:
    -It is the best looking three door hatch that money can buy
    -It handles superbly
    -Has a great 4 pot engine that sounds sensational
    -The interior is brilliant with the most comfortable seats I have ever sat in.
    -Is French and actually has a soul (hard to describe)

    I cannot imagine driving a lesser car...

    Oh, and people think it's a hairdresser's car which makes whipping them through the corners SOoooooo much more entertaining

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistareno
    I love my Fuego because:
    -It is the best looking three door hatch that money can buy
    -It handles superbly
    -Has a great 4 pot engine that sounds sensational
    -The interior is brilliant with the most comfortable seats I have ever sat in.
    -Is French and actually has a soul (hard to describe)

    I cannot imagine driving a lesser car...

    Oh, and people think it's a hairdresser's car which makes whipping them through the corners SOoooooo much more entertaining
    I hardly think that a Fuego is more of a hairdressers car than my 180
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashvsaod
    I hardly think that a Fuego is more of a hairdressers car than my 180
    I wouldn't worry about it .. he's just a Webmaster, we don't create anything, just rip (liberate is the word I like to use) other peoples ideas. Original thought ... nahhhhhhh hahahahaha

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    Oh back on topic ... nothing corners like a Frenchie !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by XTC
    he's just a Webmaster
    Let's not exagerate now....

    Webminnow perhaps?

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    The first car my family bought was a Renault 750 which was not the most reliablest of cars but that we later discovered was due to it being tailended with a truck and rebuilt. Just the same, it had a certain something that you had to love about it.
    I bought into them again in 1984, more as a weekend car than anything else but being in business at the time, I had other "more reliable" cars at my disposal. As the procession of Fords, Toyotas and Mazdas all fell by the wayside, I had the CX to keep me mobile and found it ideal for trips to Gunnedah or Wide Bay for weekends away and as the family have grown into drivers, they have also all bought Cits too. At present, we have 5 Cits and a Pug Mi16 in the house.
    They have proven to be both long wearing as well as ultra reliable, safe and comfortable.
    I define reliability as the ability of a car to be ready to go anywhere at anytime without major repairs to effect such a simple task, and find it more than a little amusing when I see some getting hot under the collar about reliability when it is either based on "handbag" complaints (rattles, sticky windows, bad hair days and the like) or because they won't admit to being too gullible when dealing with some of the fairy stories told by some of the service guys.
    I'd rate the CX as the most comfortable and ruggedest car I've owned. The BXs as the most fun and economical and the Xantia as by far the solidest and best screwed together.


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    I love my C4 because:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uga Boga
    I love my C4 because:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashvsaod
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    I knew it wouldn't last long...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistareno
    Webminnow perhaps?
    WebN00Bs ?

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    I love the 406 because it is comfortable, rides and handles well, comunicates with the driver, so far is very reliable economical and performs well.

    I love the 206 138 because it is satisfying to drive and i chose it to have something different to drive to the 406.. I was actually considering another 406.

    I love the 404 Wagon because it has provided a first car for my 10 and 12 yo girls on the property. They are rapt in learning to drive it. Still licenced and drives well not bad for $200-00.

    I love the Dauphine cos one was my first car even the same colour as present one.

    The old R21 becaude it was an honest reliable economical car. The old MI 16 well what more can I say but I never refused to go out to get milk from the shops usually not the closest one!

    The Laguna it made u feel good when driving it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashvsaod
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    Ok, ok, c'mon, i'm sure you can take a little joke

    I like my C4 because:

    1. It's unqiue, even tho the driving is bland, but you do feel that uniqueness coming through from the vehicle. It's unique because of the dash layout and because of the rarity of this Citroen model on the streets and Citroen models as a whole.

    2. It's French. By that i mean, it represents refinement... the French are very refined people in all areas of life, i believe French vehicles display this same refinement.

    3. It has a mind of it's own, i must say, the car really has that unique French "arrogance", especially the auto box, it will go against your will, if it deems the decision necessary.

    4. Comfortable - which seems to be the same for all French vehicles, comfort, comfort, comfort!
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    Quote Originally Posted by XTC
    I wouldn't worry about it .. he's just a Webmaster, we don't create anything, just rip (liberate is the word I like to use) other peoples ideas. Original thought ... nahhhhhhh hahahahaha

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    Oh back on topic ... nothing corners like a Frenchie !!!
    I thought a frenchie was something that didn't have corners?
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    These are the only people who enjoy their frogs? wow.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uga Boga
    These are the only people who enjoy their frogs? wow.....
    I don't really like french cars... (that's why i have 3 within 9 months of getting my licence )

    Really, i just like the fact that they are slightly different. While this was frustrating when every service was costing over $1500, now i know where to go i can really enjoy the car....

    Also, i love the stigma that surrounds the frogs... "uummm, we can't fix that...it's a peugeot..."
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    I've never owned anything other than a french car. Tho never a citroen but the day will come. I don't see the point in buying something else I have found the worlds best cars and why change!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uga Boga
    These are the only people who enjoy their frogs? wow.....
    Nup, can't stand 'em. I'm bitterly disappointed that I haven't had to call the German road side assistance mob out.

    It's frustrating me no end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLC206
    Nup, can't stand 'em. I'm bitterly disappointed that I haven't had to call the German road side assistance mob out.

    It's frustrating me no end.
    Just for you Simon.

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    Vielen Dank, freundlicher Sir

    I was thinking more along the lines of:

    Traurig, aber ich treiben Sie ein Peugeot an.
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    I love my frog because I feel like I'm enjoying something which others are yet to discover, and many never will.
    I also love my frog because I discovered tonight whilst taking James504 for a spin that it quite easily lays down large black tyre marks when flattened around corners, filling the car with the stench of tyre smoke. It's one of those naughty but nice pleasures in life...

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    I’d like to take this opportunity to mention I also love 505 to the max’s pug for the above reasons!

    I love my pug not only for its good traits, but also for its bad. Like the leaky sunroof, the terrible condition of the bonnet, roof and boot paint, the fact I only have 3 centre caps for my Chevy’s, the fact it groans like an old hag and my friends laugh when I gas it whilst the engine temp is low. But every time I walk out of a shopping centre and spot my car, I have a smile from one side of my face to the other.
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    Because nobody would think it worth pinching? So you leave it unlocked?

    Actually, that is a plus with many of the older Frenchies. They aren't in demand, you find they are safe to leave lying around.

    But for me, the comfort and durability was proven by my 403 back in 1965... I have not been swayed since.

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    Some few years back when I was more effluent I owned a 504 and a '73 404.
    The 504 was the everyday mount, the 404 being tucked away and not readily accessible,immobilised and under a cover.
    Sometimes the 404 wouldn't turn a wheel for 6 weeks or more. Then I would remove it from its wraps and take it for a run, oh what joy! It was the feeling you get when you've been putting off that nice bottle of red and then you open it. Also you could enjoy both, solo and selfishly.

    I've often wondered what a "trick cyclist" would make of this, probably call it "self pleasuring"?

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