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Would you buy a French Car ?

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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
I have received this email from Citroen and love the look, would you buy this car ?

http://www.citroen.co.uk/new-cars-and-vans/car-range/citroen-c4-cactus
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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
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chocci
takethatfan1978
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smellyonion
Brand new? Does it matter then. Who cares if its French and brand new, you're covered. Aging cars, its another story.

Is this car that bad?

Quirky looks, lots of features, incredibly economical and cheap.

The award for the most ugly cars go to Peugeot, with their monstrosity of a grill.

You still have the inconvenience of it breaking and then getting it fixed.:(

As with many cars, look after your car and it will look after you :)
plus faster depreciation rates. French cars are notoriously unreliable too. I drove a C4 on holiday last month (7000 kms on the clock). It was comical how bad the build quality was.

Who cares about depreciation! I never buy a brand new car nowadays, I wait and buy at a year or two old when someone else has taken the hit and I never buy from dealers. If I'm keeping it a while then again who cares about any depreciation,life's too short to worry about that! If someone wants to buy brand new though then fair enough!

Maybe French cars are notoriously unreliable for some,the two Renaults I have had have been great so I have no reason to complain. Every make of car will have their known problems I expect. I have never driven a Citroen though so I wouldn't know about them:)

If the op wants to buy a French car then good for them,its up to them how they spend their money and I don't understand why people get their knickers in a twist!

Edited By: takethatfan1978 on Jul 21, 2014 15:59: Extra

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banned#2
Fugly....the black looks awful in my opinion on anything but the black car...

http://media.citroen.co.uk/image/59/3/-0mp00nwp-1ce3a5nzzzzza01z-zzzzzzzz-002-01.33593.png
#3
Yes I would and I have.. 3 times :)

I don't like the look of the one you have posted but I love the lol of the DS3 :)

I have a megane coupe at the mo and I absolutely love it,my last car was an older coupe :)


By the way expect a huge barrage of 'I hate French cars,electric this that and the next thing' replies soon X);)

You can guarantee it will be the same folk that usually go on!!


I actually had 3 pugs many moons ago too,forgot about those :)

Edited By: takethatfan1978 on Jul 21, 2014 10:54: Extra
banned#4
not that one!
#5
ds3 looks good for women to drive but most the other models look dated now. fiesta looks better than Clio
#6
norville555
ds3 looks good for women to drive but most the other models look dated now. fiesta looks better than Clio

I'm female and I love the ds3,also love the new Dynamique S Medianav clio.

The Fiesta looks 'ok' but reminds me of old farts. They are a lot nicer though than they have been :)

I would rather have a Mini Cooper S convertible though but that's when my kids are up and driving themselves :)
#7
takethatfan1978
norville555
ds3 looks good for women to drive but most the other models look dated now. fiesta looks better than Clio

I'm female and I love the ds3,also love the new Dynamique S Medianav clio.

The Fiesta looks 'ok' but reminds me of old farts. They are a lot nicer though than they have been :)

I would rather have a Mini Cooper S convertible though but that's when my kids are up and driving themselves :)


Which also has a French engine :)
#8
GAVINLEWISHUKD
takethatfan1978
norville555
ds3 looks good for women to drive but most the other models look dated now. fiesta looks better than Clio

I'm female and I love the ds3,also love the new Dynamique S Medianav clio.

The Fiesta looks 'ok' but reminds me of old farts. They are a lot nicer though than they have been :)

I would rather have a Mini Cooper S convertible though but that's when my kids are up and driving themselves :)


Which also has a French engine :)

Which would not bother me in the slightest :)

Very nearly bought one a few weeks ago but bottled it at the last min!
#9
takethatfan1978
GAVINLEWISHUKD
takethatfan1978
norville555
ds3 looks good for women to drive but most the other models look dated now. fiesta looks better than Clio

I'm female and I love the ds3,also love the new Dynamique S Medianav clio.

The Fiesta looks 'ok' but reminds me of old farts. They are a lot nicer though than they have been :)

I would rather have a Mini Cooper S convertible though but that's when my kids are up and driving themselves :)


Which also has a French engine :)

Which would not bother me in the slightest :)

Very nearly bought one a few weeks ago but bottled it at the last min!

Go in and ask about the engine. They will do anything not to tell you its a French. The BMW garages are even worse when you ask about the 114i!
#10
GAVINLEWISHUKD
takethatfan1978
GAVINLEWISHUKD
takethatfan1978
norville555
ds3 looks good for women to drive but most the other models look dated now. fiesta looks better than Clio

I'm female and I love the ds3,also love the new Dynamique S Medianav clio.

The Fiesta looks 'ok' but reminds me of old farts. They are a lot nicer though than they have been :)

I would rather have a Mini Cooper S convertible though but that's when my kids are up and driving themselves :)


Which also has a French engine :)

Which would not bother me in the slightest :)

Very nearly bought one a few weeks ago but bottled it at the last min!

Go in and ask about the engine. They will do anything not to tell you its a French. The BMW garages are even worse when you ask about the 114i!

Why do I need to ask? It does not bother me at all. The one I was going to buy was from someone I used to work with,she ended up trading it for a fancy merc. Kicking myself for a few days as it was a cracking wee car :)
#11
takethatfan1978
GAVINLEWISHUKD
takethatfan1978
GAVINLEWISHUKD
takethatfan1978
norville555
ds3 looks good for women to drive but most the other models look dated now. fiesta looks better than Clio

I'm female and I love the ds3,also love the new Dynamique S Medianav clio.

The Fiesta looks 'ok' but reminds me of old farts. They are a lot nicer though than they have been :)

I would rather have a Mini Cooper S convertible though but that's when my kids are up and driving themselves :)


Which also has a French engine :)

Which would not bother me in the slightest :)

Very nearly bought one a few weeks ago but bottled it at the last min!

Go in and ask about the engine. They will do anything not to tell you its a French. The BMW garages are even worse when you ask about the 114i!

Why do I need to ask? It does not bother me at all. The one I was going to buy was from someone I used to work with,she ended up trading it for a fancy merc. Kicking myself for a few days as it was a cracking wee car :)

You don't. Just for the amusement value really. I'm sure you will get the car you are after one day. :)
#12
GAVINLEWISHUKD
takethatfan1978
GAVINLEWISHUKD
takethatfan1978
GAVINLEWISHUKD
takethatfan1978
norville555
ds3 looks good for women to drive but most the other models look dated now. fiesta looks better than Clio

I'm female and I love the ds3,also love the new Dynamique S Medianav clio.

The Fiesta looks 'ok' but reminds me of old farts. They are a lot nicer though than they have been :)

I would rather have a Mini Cooper S convertible though but that's when my kids are up and driving themselves :)


Which also has a French engine :)

Which would not bother me in the slightest :)

Very nearly bought one a few weeks ago but bottled it at the last min!

Go in and ask about the engine. They will do anything not to tell you its a French. The BMW garages are even worse when you ask about the 114i!

Why do I need to ask? It does not bother me at all. The one I was going to buy was from someone I used to work with,she ended up trading it for a fancy merc. Kicking myself for a few days as it was a cracking wee car :)

You don't. Just for the amusement value really. I'm sure you will get the car you are after one day. :)

Oh well,what ever you find amusing eh! I could stand giggling and laughing whilst asking,you know purely for amusement! ;)


I will indeed,as I said once my teens are driving themselves then there is no need for me to chauffeur them around.
My oldest boy will inherit the Megane :)


Edited By: takethatfan1978 on Jul 21, 2014 09:19
#13
Just clicked on the link,the side of the doors look quilted?
Would that stop dings from other car doors do you think? :)



Edit-just read that it does,wondered what air bump meant :)


Edited By: takethatfan1978 on Jul 21, 2014 09:23
#14
french cars are junk
#15
What an horrid car, Tbh they try and make the cars look funky, Which to be fair they do. I would hope reliability has improved and the electrical gremlins dealt with because they go bad all too often. Nothing wrong with French engines as such however the emission systems are often the things that go bad.

Like most manufacturers they use the cheapest components available, The dash is probably made out of recycled toilet seats.

Edited By: shauneco on Jul 21, 2014 10:42
#16
We've just got the Citroen ds5 great car
#17
In a word....NO..... I would not touch one with a bargepole, why would anybody buy a French car?.. There are so many far better / reliable cars available.
#18
davver99
french cars are junk
+1

there is a reason they are near the bottom every year on reliability surveys

plus that is one of the ugliest cars I have ever seen. Can see it being mentioned on top gear :)
#19
Brand new? Does it matter then. Who cares if its French and brand new, you're covered. Aging cars, its another story.

Is this car that bad?

Quirky looks, lots of features, incredibly economical and cheap.

The award for the most ugly cars go to Peugeot, with their monstrosity of a grill.
#20
smellyonion
Brand new? Does it matter then. Who cares if its French and brand new, you're covered. Aging cars, its another story.

Is this car that bad?

Quirky looks, lots of features, incredibly economical and cheap.

The award for the most ugly cars go to Peugeot, with their monstrosity of a grill.


You still have the inconvenience of it breaking and then getting it fixed.:(
#21
smellyonion
Brand new? Does it matter then. Who cares if its French and brand new, you're covered. Aging cars, its another story.

Is this car that bad?

Quirky looks, lots of features, incredibly economical and cheap.

The award for the most ugly cars go to Peugeot, with their monstrosity of a grill.

I agree,if you're buying brand new then no problem :)

Its not my kind of car but each to their own.

I also agree with the Peugeot comment,what on earth are they doing to their cars??

Any aging car can break down, my old megane broke down once in the 5 years I had it(snapped cambelt but mechanics fault) It is still on the road now though. Had a galaxy that broke down a couple of times and a focus now(my husbands) which is an absolute heap as was the new one we bought back in 200-a flipping rust bucket!

Love my Megane :)
#22
Inactive
smellyonion
Brand new? Does it matter then. Who cares if its French and brand new, you're covered. Aging cars, its another story.

Is this car that bad?

Quirky looks, lots of features, incredibly economical and cheap.

The award for the most ugly cars go to Peugeot, with their monstrosity of a grill.

You still have the inconvenience of it breaking and then getting it fixed.:(

As with many cars, look after your car and it will look after you :)
#23
shauneco
What an horrid car, Tbh they try and make the cars look funky, Which to be fair they do. I would hope reliability has improved and the electrical gremlins dealt with because they go bad all too often. Nothing wrong with French engines as such however the emission systems are often the things that go bad.

Like most manufacturers they use the cheapest components available, The dash is probably made out of recycled toilet seats.

It isn't my kind of car,kind of reminds me of the Yeti however I don't have a problem at all with recycled materials!
#24
Hmmmmmm.....now where to buy a French car ??????......I wonder if France might be worth a shot ????.....LMAO....:p
#25
No, I've had a Renault Clio whereby the steering column set on fire whilst driving it, sensors also started failing randomly.
I know people with Meganes that are falling apart, electrics are shocking, parts are made/designed poorly with known faults.

Avoid Renault !!
#26
takethatfan1978
Inactive
smellyonion
Brand new? Does it matter then. Who cares if its French and brand new, you're covered. Aging cars, its another story.

Is this car that bad?

Quirky looks, lots of features, incredibly economical and cheap.

The award for the most ugly cars go to Peugeot, with their monstrosity of a grill.

You still have the inconvenience of it breaking and then getting it fixed.:(

As with many cars, look after your car and it will look after you :)
plus faster depreciation rates. French cars are notoriously unreliable too. I drove a C4 on holiday last month (7000 kms on the clock). It was comical how bad the build quality was.
#27
chocci
takethatfan1978
Inactive
smellyonion
Brand new? Does it matter then. Who cares if its French and brand new, you're covered. Aging cars, its another story.

Is this car that bad?

Quirky looks, lots of features, incredibly economical and cheap.

The award for the most ugly cars go to Peugeot, with their monstrosity of a grill.

You still have the inconvenience of it breaking and then getting it fixed.:(

As with many cars, look after your car and it will look after you :)
plus faster depreciation rates. French cars are notoriously unreliable too. I drove a C4 on holiday last month (7000 kms on the clock). It was comical how bad the build quality was.

Who cares about depreciation! I never buy a brand new car nowadays, I wait and buy at a year or two old when someone else has taken the hit and I never buy from dealers. If I'm keeping it a while then again who cares about any depreciation,life's too short to worry about that! If someone wants to buy brand new though then fair enough!

Maybe French cars are notoriously unreliable for some,the two Renaults I have had have been great so I have no reason to complain. Every make of car will have their known problems I expect. I have never driven a Citroen though so I wouldn't know about them:)

If the op wants to buy a French car then good for them,its up to them how they spend their money and I don't understand why people get their knickers in a twist!

Edited By: takethatfan1978 on Jul 21, 2014 15:59: Extra
#28
takethatfan1978
chocci
takethatfan1978
Inactive
smellyonion
Brand new? Does it matter then. Who cares if its French and brand new, you're covered. Aging cars, its another story.

Is this car that bad?

Quirky looks, lots of features, incredibly economical and cheap.

The award for the most ugly cars go to Peugeot, with their monstrosity of a grill.

You still have the inconvenience of it breaking and then getting it fixed.:(

As with many cars, look after your car and it will look after you :)
plus faster depreciation rates. French cars are notoriously unreliable too. I drove a C4 on holiday last month (7000 kms on the clock). It was comical how bad the build quality was.

Who cares about depreciation!.... I don't understand why people get their knickers in a twist!
you appear to be the only one in this thread throwing a hissy fit defending a car lol

only a fool doesnt take depreciation and reliability into account when buying a car; new or used! oO

Edited By: chocci on Jul 21, 2014 16:01
#29
chocci
takethatfan1978
chocci
takethatfan1978
Inactive
smellyonion
Brand new? Does it matter then. Who cares if its French and brand new, you're covered. Aging cars, its another story.

Is this car that bad?

Quirky looks, lots of features, incredibly economical and cheap.

The award for the most ugly cars go to Peugeot, with their monstrosity of a grill.

You still have the inconvenience of it breaking and then getting it fixed.:(

As with many cars, look after your car and it will look after you :)
plus faster depreciation rates. French cars are notoriously unreliable too. I drove a C4 on holiday last month (7000 kms on the clock). It was comical how bad the build quality was.

Who cares about depreciation! I never buy a brand new car nowadays, I wait and buy at a year or two old when someone else has taken the hit and if I'm keeping it a while then again who cares! If someone wants to buy brand new then fair enough!

Maybe they are notoriously unreliable for some,the two Renaults I have had have been great though so I have no reason to complain. Every make of car will have their known problems. I have never driven a Citroen though so I wouldn't know about them:)

If the op wants to buy a French car then good for them,its up to them how they spend their money and I don't understand why people get their knickers in a twist!
you appear to be the only one in this thread throwing a hissy fit defending a car lol


I would hardly call it a hissy fit,merely saying each to their own as I say in a lot of replies regarding other things. Most of the 'I hate French cars brigade' have never even had one :)

It would be a very boring place if we all liked the same thing 'lol'

As I said who cares about depreciation if you intend on keeping the car for a while which I intend to do much to my husbands annoyance. As for reliability,my cars are reliable so no problem there.

Anyway I'm off - my crap,worthless unreliable Renault is about to be valeted :)

Edited By: takethatfan1978 on Jul 21, 2014 16:04
#30
takethatfan1978
Inactive
smellyonion
Brand new? Does it matter then. Who cares if its French and brand new, you're covered. Aging cars, its another story.

Is this car that bad?

Quirky looks, lots of features, incredibly economical and cheap.

The award for the most ugly cars go to Peugeot, with their monstrosity of a grill.


You still have the inconvenience of it breaking and then getting it fixed.:(


As with many cars, look after your car and it will look after you :)


It doesn't seem to matter how well French cars are looked after, they still break on a regular basis, especially Renaults, they suffer electrical and suspension faults that should never happen.
#31
Yep - look at the Autoexpress driver survey, most Frenchies are near the bottom. Always have been and always will.
I personally won't touch a french car and it doesn't matter if it's brand new and has a 20 year warranty. Chances are (going by surveys) that it will develop issues at some point in its life.

And as i said it could have the longest most comprehensive warranty in the world, but no one wants to be constantly visiting the garage
#32
I've had 3 Citroens and have no trouble with them at all, my latest C4 Picasso has done 98000 and the only thing I've had done on it are Discs and pads and of course tyres.

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