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mutleyc4   
Sun Nov 20 2011, 02:37pm
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Joined: Oct 30 2011
Location: Newcastle
What's the best snow/ice cover to fit a new C4?

I notice Lidl have some on offer soon (next week) but the type they sell does not suit this cars with rear aerial.

Any recommendations on simple snow cover?

Commodore   
Sun Nov 20 2011, 03:32pm
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Joined: Jul 31 2011
Location: Ruislip, Middlesex
Unscrew your aerial!
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 mutleyc4 (21 Nov 2011 : 06:30)
wozza   
Sun Nov 20 2011, 03:37pm

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Location: Manchester
Or fit a stubby one and make a small hole. Not going to cause much of an issue with a small hole around the aerial.
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 mutleyc4 (21 Nov 2011 : 06:30)
Dave_Retired.   
Mon Nov 21 2011, 01:41am

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Location: Northumberland
Following my use of a 'car cap' on the C6 last winter, be careful with cheap covers, they can freeze to the car, the fasteners can scratch paintwork etc.

Any cover shouldn't be on long term either unless it's made from a 'breathable' material

I would also only fit one if the weather forecast is actually for frost or snow
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 mutleyc4 (21 Nov 2011 : 06:30)
mutleyc4   
Mon Nov 21 2011, 01:45am
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Joined: Oct 30 2011
Location: Newcastle
Commodore wrote ...

Unscrew your aerial!

no chance wil take ages to screw back in with ice cold hands!

cant believe no one has invented a cover that allows for car aerials, guess it back to my old windscreen cover (if it still fits with this car).
PPP7   
Mon Nov 21 2011, 02:03am
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Joined: Feb 25 2007
Location: South Midlands
More trouble than they are worth.

Just use an old sheet on the windscreen.
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 mutleyc4 (21 Nov 2011 : 06:30)
BigJohnD   
Mon Nov 21 2011, 05:12am

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Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
The cheap ones are very poor - especially it's wet and it then freezes.
PentlandC4   
Mon Nov 21 2011, 07:07am
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Joined: May 08 2010
Location: Deepest Wiltshire
And if it's a fabric cover, you've potentially got a damp cover to put back on your car at the end of the day (not much use when it's icy).
Rich_Eason   
Mon Nov 21 2011, 11:38am

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Joined: Jan 29 2007
Location: Bristol
Garage.
PPP7   
Mon Nov 21 2011, 12:00pm
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Joined: Feb 25 2007
Location: South Midlands
Rich_Eason wrote ...

Garage.


Nobody uses garages for their car anymore.
Most are either filled with junk or converted to an extra bedroom.

Modern garages are too small for cars anyway.
trev h   
Mon Nov 21 2011, 12:18pm
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Joined: Sep 11 2009
Location: kent/se london
Hamilton wrote ...



Modern garages are too small for cars anyway.



Not for a fiat 500, get it in your shed.
Dave_Retired.   
Mon Nov 21 2011, 12:55pm

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Joined: Aug 07 2006
Location: Northumberland
Hamilton wrote ...


Nobody uses garages for their car anymore.
Most are either filled with junk or converted to an extra bedroom.

Modern garages are too small for cars anyway.

I beg to differ on this occasion

Our house was built 1989 and I have had a Vectra, Volvo S40, Pug 207cc and a C4 in over the years, no problem

The Morris Minor is in as I write and I can walk around it with the door closed

5 of the 7 neighbours though use their's as an actual garage, 1 who keeps his Porche in it, the other a 3 series BMW, the rest though, are storage for j***k
JonM   
Mon Nov 21 2011, 01:31pm
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Joined: Apr 06 2007
Location: Redditch, Worcestershire
My 2CV fits in my garage fine

Jon
PentlandC4   
Mon Nov 21 2011, 02:50pm
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Joined: May 08 2010
Location: Deepest Wiltshire
We have a 1930s house and a 1950s garage. The C4 can only just squeeze past the house, and would just about fit in the garage if it wasn't full of logs.
Rich_Eason   
Mon Nov 21 2011, 02:59pm

Member No: #90
Joined: Jan 29 2007
Location: Bristol
C6 Dave wrote ...

Hamilton wrote ...


Nobody uses garages for their car anymore.
Most are either filled with junk or converted to an extra bedroom.

Modern garages are too small for cars anyway.

I beg to differ on this occasion

Our house was built 1989 and I have had a Vectra, Volvo S40, Pug 207cc and a C4 in over the years, no problem

The Morris Minor is in as I write and I can walk around it with the door closed

5 of the 7 neighbours though use their's as an actual garage, 1 who keeps his Porche in it, the other a 3 series BMW, the rest though, are storage for j***k




I'm afraid I do to...and even though its 60m down the end of the garden its no hardship going there and back...

The C4 fitted in ours ok. Enough room to open the Coupe doors (not fully) to get in and get the car out, with enough room at the back for the car wash gear, washer and other oddments and room to get to the boot. The boot lid fully without worrying it would hit the ceiling. Its not a big garage either.

As for the 500 fitting in it...

Whilst I understand that some people have a necessity/wish to convert but those full of junk...why keep it all if its just that ..junk?


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