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Not many modified New Shape Citroen C4s - has anyone upgraded their car? Any pics?

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ferrarionur@msn.com   
Thu Dec 12 2013, 07:02am
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I'm just in the process of finishing off my C4 VTR+ 2012.

It will have:

18" DS4 Alloys
Black Mirrors
Chrome Fog light covers (Very Expensive at the dealers but it was a must)
Chrome Front Lower Grill
Rear Tailgate Chrome
Osram Nightbreaker Unlimited H7's
Phillips Bluevision 5W5 Sidelight bulbs

Any pictures anyone it seems like there are plenty for the MK1 however have not really seen anything for the B71 MK2's.
BigJohnD   
Thu Dec 12 2013, 07:18am

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Location: Hoylake
Mine's bog standard - just as it left the factory.

If a headlamp bulb fails, I might replace them with nightbreakers, but I prefer 60mpg and saving money!
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ferrarionur@msn.com   
Thu Dec 12 2013, 03:01pm
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You do have a point MPG is key these days I'm hoping the genuine 18" alloys will not effect it too much even though they are running on 225/45/18 Michelin Tyres.

Rumours say nightbreakers last 3 months on the Citroens so it will be nice to test mine.
Dave_Retired.   
Thu Dec 12 2013, 05:49pm

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ferrarionur@msn.com wrote ...

You do have a point MPG is key these days I'm hoping the genuine 18" alloys will not effect it too much even though they are running on 225/45/18 Michelin Tyres.

The rolling diameter should be nearly the same so there should be little difference.

BTW MPG is only one factor in cost of ownership overall when you factor in servicing, VED, Depreciation etc. etc. etc.

Buying a car just because the 'official' figures say it gets 'good mpg' is not a good idea
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ferrarionur@msn.com   
Fri Dec 13 2013, 07:39am
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VED is £20 a year and servicing will not break the bank on a C4. Insurance price is fair, the only downside is depreciation however that can be the case for most new cars out there.

Good point Dave appreciate your responses.
BigJohnD   
Fri Dec 13 2013, 08:12am

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ferrarionur@msn.com wrote ...
the only downside is depreciation however that can be the case for most new cars out there.

Not forgetting that so many new cars are sold with a massive discount. We bought a two month old ex-demonstrator which was at least 30% below full list price.
wozza   
Fri Dec 13 2013, 06:26pm

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Location: Manchester
A large part of the reason there are less modified Mk2 C4's is likely down to the type of owners. If you look at the mk1 most of the modified cars are Coupes. Then on here at least the most heavily modified ones tend to be 180's.

I think part of it is due to many of us modifying to improve the car on power / response and feel. Most of the 180's at least have modifications that make them quicker as well as prettier. I for instance changed the brakes and suspension after a couple of track days on the standard equipment as I saw places it could improve.

Looks wise it always seemed a little high as well.

When they brought the new C4 out there wasn't a coupe replacement and the fastest model they had was heavier and 30hp down over the 180 while also forcing you to have the EGS. It just wasn't targeted to the same people. The DS3R was its replacement really.
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CamM   
Fri Dec 13 2013, 09:56pm

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Completely agree with Tom's comments. The Mk2 C4 looks and feels more "civilised" and - very much to Tom's point - attracted a more specific buyer demographic. Also, part of the appeal in modifying the C4 - especially the coupes - was the tie in with the C4 WRC. However, by the time the Mk2 C4 was launched, Citroën's sports/performance focus had well and truly shifted from the C4 to the DS3, so the DS3 - and more specifically, the DS3R - effectively became the spiritual successor to the sportier C4 variants.
Dave_Retired.   
Sat Dec 14 2013, 11:21am

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To show what wozza and CamM mean - New V Old taken less than an hour ago outside the hotel in Playa Blanca


ferrarionur@msn.com   
Tue Dec 17 2013, 06:33pm
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I prefer the hatchback looks much nicer..

wozza   
Wed Dec 18 2013, 08:10am

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Prefer my Coupé over the other models.

BigJohnD   
Wed Dec 18 2013, 08:12am

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Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
The current C4 hatch styling is nowhere near as bold as the original hatch and coupe. It looks too much like a Vauxhall Astra...
Citroening   
Wed Dec 18 2013, 04:11pm
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Joined: Feb 04 2012
Location: Cambridgeshire
BigJohnD wrote ...

The current C4 hatch styling is nowhere near as bold as the original hatch and coupe. It looks too much like a Vauxhall Astra...

This!!! I was following one yesterday and thought exactly the same thing...

Unfortunately Citroen decided to do away with being totally bold with the C4 Coupe styling, which is a shame. Such a great looking car IMO. Everyone's got an Astra, why be like them...?!!
ferrarionur@msn.com   
Wed Dec 18 2013, 06:44pm
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Location: Eltham
I guess its personal preference. Im personally happy with the modern look of the new c4.

Not sure if I would compare it to an astra that looks a lot more boring..
BigJohnD   
Thu Dec 19 2013, 04:18am

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Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
I have to say that if I park cloise to a black Astra, I have to check the number plate or flash the hazards to make sure I approach my car...
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