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Old 17-08-18, 07:36 PM   #1
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Come to the conclusion of getting rid of my little Kia Rio for something a bit bigger that I can tow a trailer with. Was quite interested in a Citroen C4 1.6 HDI but I know very little about these, I have been advised they have electrical problems as well as the old Citroen air suspension, something a mates C4 Picasso suffered with all not so long ago. Anyone. Got any recommendations for cars?


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Old 17-08-18, 08:29 PM   #2
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Peugeot Partner/Citroen Picasso 2.0 litre HDI. Plenty of room in the rear for an engine with the seats folded plus can tow a decent weight trailer. Plenty around and not expensive.

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Old 17-08-18, 09:07 PM   #3
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What ever you can afford which will do what you need and one you can afford to tax and insure. All cars have their particular issues/ weaknesses. It's just a case of finding out what they are.

I've been very pleased with my old Passat (until a van driver crashed into it the other day..) 1.9TDI and it regularly returns 65mpg. Mine is nearly 20 years old but there are much younger examples of the same car, a lot for the money and you could do a lot worse.

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There’s a 1.6 HDI Xsara Picasso at the local garages eBay page, needs tidying up and the from n/s brake Caliper is siezed, jobs I can’t work out why they haven’t done and put it on there forcourt, makes me wonder if there’s more to it than what meets the eye.


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I used a Vauxhall Vivaro/Renault Trafic for 15 years, excellent towing vehicle and you can carry inside as well, when I retired I replaced it with a Subaru Forrester 2.0 TD, also an excellent towing vehicle with the bonus of 4x4.

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Thereís a 1.6 HDI Xsara Picasso at the local garages eBay page, needs tidying up and the from n/s brake Caliper is siezed, jobs I canít work out why they havenít done and put it on there forcourt, makes me wonder if thereís more to it than what meets the eye.


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The 1.6 HDI engine suffers from various problems, the 2.0 HDI is a brilliant bomb proof unit though.

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Old 17-08-18, 09:48 PM   #7
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The 1.6 HDI engine suffers from various problems, the 2.0 HDI is a brilliant bomb proof unit though.

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Yes, so Iíve heard, also seem like gold dust at the moment, I guess people just keep hold of them because there a good lump.


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Thereís a 1.6 HDI Xsara Picasso at the local garages eBay page, needs tidying up and the from n/s brake Caliper is siezed, jobs I canít work out why they havenít done and put it on there forcourt, makes me wonder if thereís more to it than what meets the eye.


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Agreed - always beware of car ads which say anything like "just needs <random simple job> for MOT"!


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Another good choice would be a Mk3 Mondeo tdci 130. I've had several of those and they were superb. They are now cheap too.

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Old 17-08-18, 11:07 PM   #10
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Another good choice would be a Mk3 Mondeo tdci 130. I've had several of those and they were superb. They are now cheap too.

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Thatís one I have wondered about, little bit weary of Fords after the misses Focus, fried all the alternator and wiring loom, not to mention the new battery I got for it just a few months before. Probably would have anothe mind,seem to be plenty that donít have problems.


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