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    love the C3....

    went to the melb motor show last night....i must admit it wasn t anything that spectacular but i was impressed by the C3....i m thinking about taking one for a drive...How good r they on the road....??i mean with 50+ kw they cann t be that quick???maybe the just bought ($300) volvo wagon might get traded... the guys at the stand offered $1500 sight unseen as long as its registered....
    i went with a fiend who is really into ESCORTS so we ended up spending a bit of time at the ford display...we only moved on after i told him i was getting a skin rash as i m allergic to fords...but geez he loves them...met one of his mates who drives a KB (yes kb) laser with quad-throtle bodies, putting out 110kw at the wheels...????kept telling me how he d have my 205 for lunch...laughed it off after i kept nagging him with peugeot power figures for their diesel motors(which by the way i know nothing about)...but he could hardly rebuff since he was just as clueless as me...
    anyway we were there for about an hour but eventually both me and simon thought we got more pleasure out of the shannons display than the actual motor show...

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    PS i cracked my self up when in the middle of the ferrari display (surounded by heaps of red shirts many of them italians)i loudly told my mate that whoever designed the ENZO was toatally clueless and the car looked really sh!t....(that may or may not have been my real opinion of the car)...
    ferraris just dont do it for me any more...,preffer to look at the AC cobras...

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    If you like the C3 .....you'll probably love one of these!!

    <a href="http://www.citroen.mb.ca/citroenet/c2/c2citroensport/c2sport.html" target="_blank">http://www.citroen.mb.ca/citroenet/c2/c2citroensport/c2sport.html</a>

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    Dino,

    All I can say is, for what they are, they are absolutely fantastic on the road.

    The ride is everything - it's just beautiful. There is plenty of power for highway cruising - I drove to Noosa from Sydney with the parents and luggage for 4 (sister flew up lol) and it had no problems at all.

    I'd say, read my review at <a href="http://www.aussiefrogs.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=000343" target="_blank">http://www.aussiefrogs.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=000343</a>

    While it's certainly nothing like my 306 XSi in terms of power, it's more than adequate You should see my mother take off up the street in it hehe

    As Alan says, you'd like the C2 :p

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    WoW! eek! The C2 is one of the best looking Citroens i ever seen! looks like its been designed to take on the Renault Clio.
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    C'mon Guys,

    next you'll be saying Xsara's look good :p

    Bring on the CX's & D's, now THEY look good, I kinda like the XM as well. I saw a 4door Xsara the other day (actualy Ang did). She pointed to it & said "What's that", I said "daepoo I think", "but it's got Double Chevrons on it ...".

    Dunno what model it was (I'm guessing maybe 5years old, didn't look that close at it), but man, talk about tediously boring mallet mallet clown

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    yes.....the c2 is spectacular....(i can not help but think back about our earlier SUPERMINI discussion)this appears to be the kind of cars we should be seeing more of down under...with current petrol prices and aussie roads you d think citroens should start selling well here.......in regards to the clio...it certinly appears to be a more HARDcore european but the interior isnt that much more stylish than a BARINAs....the c3 appears to be a lot more individual than the rest of the small hatches and the four door configuration makes it a reasonably roomy set up....
    The logic behind my interest in the C3 lies in the fact that i could be paying one off considering HOW much i spend on fuel driving the BLOODY jeep....at $300+ a month i pay for fuel on the jeep every month i could be paying the c3 for...
    on another note i saw the megane and to tell you the truth i am not sure wether i like it or truly HATE it....it might grow on me but the design was just a bit to fragmented for my liking....
    As for the Deeses, well of course they r spectacular but you ve got to admit (shane) the new c3 and c2 look the goods for a french CAR but i agree with you in re. to the xsara...i just dont like it (i m sorry guys) nor the c5 for that matter,;asthetically neither of those cars can touch the xm or the ds for that matter....
    i d really like to take the c3 for a spin and (thanks to deka) i might be doing that sooner than later....

    cheers

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    ps...its raining in melb this morning.....mmmmm
    and F1 is on....yummmyy....

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    I dunno, the c3 seems more style then substance. Personally, I don't really like the look, its too round, and vw beetle like for my liking. It's different, I give it that. As for the engine, it's nothing to write home about, it might give the vw polo a run for it's money..heh.

    As for the c2, it would look good if that was the one actually going to show rooms, but i have sneaking suspicion that it might get toned down a bit before we get our hands on it. Shame really.

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    It isn't...the wheel arches aren't as flared and the wheels are normal sized. Doesn't look anywhere near as muscular.

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    Went to the show and started getting a few people interested in the C3. They preferred it to the Clio.

    I wrote a small comparo <a href="http://www.aussiefrogs.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=5;t=000922" target="_blank">here</a> .

    Have to say though, it's a bit of a chicks car

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    a bit of a chicks car...hehehhe
    i dont know about that....it seems that many people are influenced WAY to much by the show colours....paint a 307 in pink and see what your mates think then... a c3 in silver, black or gunmetal gray would not look like a chicks car at all, infact probably the opposite considering how strong the front end treatment looks....i d say the micra, the matiz, gets, jazz, clio, and even the might 206 look more like chicks cars than the
    C3....
    besides even if it was stereotyped as such there would be nothing wrong with that; some chicks cars are pretty good automobiles.....

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    best looking small cit i've seen (apart from the C2) is the AX GT
    <img src="http://www.geocities.co.jp/MotorCity-Race/1444/ax-gt8.JPG" alt=" - " />
    dont see how you could call that a chicks car

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    I do agree with the comment that the C3 is a bit of a chicks car.
    To a person that drives a V8 or falcon they are definatly chicks cars.
    I dont agree with these terms as all I care about is Euro looks and style.
    Unfortunatly aussies with these big "macho machines" think like this. It is only the euro people that think small is adequate enough.As for the C3. I am loving mine now. It now has just over 3000km on the clock and is going great guns. The tiptronic is a cool little option too which i really love. citroen_

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    I aspire to own a smaller car. But then again, I'm not stereotypically Australian . Just the thought of getting more than 400km out of a tank is something to make me drool everywhere

    I think a 306 is in order when I can afford one head_ban

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    nJm:
    Just the thought of getting more than 400km out of a tank is something to make me drool everywhere
    I thought the 'saleswomen' in semi-transparent dresses were the ones making you drool everywhere mate :p

    Go the 306 though!

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    Well, yeah, that's true

    Here is an audi chick wink
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    (not my photo, found it in bigpond.broadband.binaries)
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    The market agrees with me

    I heard 70% of C3s are being sold to females. C3 sales are doing fairly well, it was only 3 cars behind the VW Polo in January (and that's with VW's special driveaway deals too!)

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    ...hmmm...70%...maybe the opposite sex is A LOT SMARTER than we give them credit for....ie...if WE see them driving BIG 4X4 we criticise their thinking and when we see them buying and driving bright green C3s WE figure that makes more sense since IT LOOKS LIKE A CHICKS CAR....
    at 70% it would make great sense for all the single guys out there to go and buy a C3...they are almost guaranteed to SCORE...
    (hell they might also be thought to be hairdressers but at least they d get laid (often) whatever their sexual orientation might be)



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    Come to think of it, every C3 I've seen so far has been driven by a female. I must admit though, if I had 20k to spend on a new car I'd seriously consider one, though I'd probably end up with a base 206. Pity the C3 rides on springs.

    I always thought that the pre-update Xsara was a rather handsome looking small car, but the headlights on the current one really don't sit right.
    I think the best looking Citroen so far are the Xantia and the CX saloon.

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    Considering the other cars in the class, i wouldn't say the C3 is a chick looking car. The barina and polo look more "chickish" to me! I like the look, if i was going to buy a car this second its what i would get, and im pretty sure in a few months if i get a car it will be a C3!

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    The C3 looks a bit like the new Beetle on a diet, in my opinion and that can only make it one thing: UGLY!

    When i was working at the Renault stand at the show, i went over to the Citroen stand which was right infront of us and sat in one of those C3's they had. Not my cup of tea; interior to 'gimmicky'.

    On the other hand, i sat in the Xsara VTS they had on 16' rims and body kit and liked the interior and seating position better than the Clio RS. I hate the steering wheels on the Clio RS too...

    Worst question asked at the show:

    "Why should i buy a Laguna over the C5?"

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    What's wrong with that question, seems perfectly fine to me. Someone in the market for a prestige car comparing the C5 to the Laguna seems quite realistic to me.

    Of course asking a Renault person, you'd expect them to say the Laguna, but at the same time, when asking the Citroen guy they'd say C5 - this gives you an opportunity to compare things quickly - there are things one does better over the other. Any sales person who knows his stuff, should know his competitors and should be able to answer that without a problem. Then again I know some companies just had their "rentabozos" from various promotions companies manning the stands.

    A stupid question would be something like "Why should I buy a Laguna over a P76?"

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    hehehheh....hehehhehhe...hehheh....holly shit...
    man...pug307....u ve toatally carcked me up here...I m in tears..i can hardly see the screen through the mist....hehehheee
    the above REPLY has to be ONE of the FUNNIEST things I HAVE read since on this forum...absolutely bloody sensational,,...

    QUOTE OF THE YEAR: "comaparing a LAGUNA with a P76 would be a stupid question"

    cheers
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    ps...we had our micra disagreements and misunderstandings but after reading this you ve got my VOTE.....hehehhehehhheheh...still cann t stop laughing....

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    Exactly why it was the worst question; we're comparing 2 very similar models 2 very similar companies. Its easy to compare a Hyundai or Holden etc to a Renault but Citroen are euro rivals so theyre in the same ball park.

    The decision to buy one car from another will always come from personal taste. Life's second biggest investment wont come about because the salesman said it had extra storage space in the rear doors...

    I honestly told the guy that they are both exceptional products and that it would come down to taste...and to go to the Citroen stand to compare what features were offered in the C5...

    "Tell me why i should buy the Ferrari or Lamborghini"

    If i was ready to buy, i wouldnt be asking - i'd be driving!!!

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    teehee..

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    Hey Nick,

    only 400km's out of a tank?? How bigs the petrol tank. I betcha you could do 100km's after the light comes on.

    My CX gets about 11L/100km on the highway so I could probaby get just over 600km out of it's tank.

    The BX has about a 60litre tank(s) so will get about 750km from a tank.

    The CX wagon gets about 600 MILES (not km) out of a tank of deisel

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