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« Reply #105 on: 13 September 2018, 21:01:35 »

Chap in my team has E250 CDI on a 14 or 15 plate I think, he borrowed my code reader as had fault light. Turns out Nox sensor was on the blink, Merc dealer confirmed this.

They emptied his wallet fixed it for him, at a cost of 650.

For one sensor  :o

Apparently the part alone was 400  :-\

Puts me off a CLS as replacement for the 3.2  :(
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« Reply #106 on: 13 September 2018, 22:12:49 »

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Puts me off a CLS as replacement for the 3.2  :(

but you'd be buying a CLS350 ..... surely?  ::)

If only a CLS350 Shooting brake Estate was heavy enough (and a bit) to tow an 1865kg caravan I'd buy one. (pre iPad glued to the dash though  ;))
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« Reply #107 on: 13 September 2018, 22:21:44 »

Yeah the 2012/13 vintage ones, interior looks really nice.

Display set in the dash, not on it.
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« Reply #108 on: 13 September 2018, 22:27:19 »

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Display set in the dash, not on it.

Trouble is, I think all their cars have succumbed to having an iPad stuck to the dash, even the high end GT ....  you don't need to design anything. I was in a Citroen dealers .... I was lost  ::) .... and the C4 had just two screens, one in the middle & one for the speedo in front of the driver. How little effort was required to dream that up?
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« Reply #109 on: 13 September 2018, 22:34:03 »

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« Reply #110 on: 14 September 2018, 09:09:43 »

Trouble is, I think all their cars have succumbed to having an iPad stuck to the dash, even the high end GT ....  you don't need to design anything. I was in a Citroen dealers .... I was lost  ::) .... and the C4 had just two screens, one in the middle & one for the speedo in front of the driver. How little effort was required to dream that up?

When you find something fitted to a shitroen you know it's because it's the cheapest, tackiest way of doing the job.  ;)
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« Reply #111 on: 14 September 2018, 11:53:32 »

Trouble is, I think all their cars have succumbed to having an iPad stuck to the dash, even the high end GT ....  you don't need to design anything. I was in a Citroen dealers .... I was lost  ::) .... and the C4 had just two screens, one in the middle & one for the speedo in front of the driver. How little effort was required to dream that up?

When you find something fitted to a shitroen you know it's because it's the cheapest, tackiest way of doing the job.  ;)

Which is a shame given Citroen' s history before PSA. The proper DS was way before it's time.
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« Reply #112 on: 14 September 2018, 11:59:16 »

People will doubtless think me mad, but I still maintain the SM is one of the coolest card money can buy.  :-*
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« Reply #113 on: 14 September 2018, 12:04:24 »

People will doubtless think me mad, but I still maintain the SM is one of the coolest card money can buy.  :-*

I agree .... though they had their fair share of problems even when new. Other than museums & shows I've only ever seen a handful of them.
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« Reply #114 on: 14 September 2018, 12:30:12 »

People will doubtless think me mad, but I still maintain the SM is one of the coolest card money can buy.  :-*

I concur.

Fabulous seventies style icon.Part Maserati if memory serves. :y
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« Reply #115 on: 14 September 2018, 13:47:07 »

People will doubtless think me mad, but I still maintain the SM is one of the coolest card money can buy.  :-*

I agree .... though they had their fair share of problems even when new. Other than museums & shows I've only ever seen a handful of them.

Yep, me too, and it's the only shitroen I'd give garage space to. At least the troublesome technology in that was created trying to do something new and revolutionary, rather than in participation in a race to the bottom of cost and quality.
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« Reply #116 on: 14 September 2018, 15:08:54 »

I agree .... though they had their fair share of problems even when new. Other than museums & shows I've only ever seen a handful of them.

Yup, think I've only ever seen one on the road, and that way queuing to get into the le mans classic. So hardly a typical situation. Seems they're about 35-75k ATM.
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« Reply #117 on: 14 September 2018, 15:14:35 »

I agree .... though they had their fair share of problems even when new. Other than museums & shows I've only ever seen a handful of them.

Yup, think I've only ever seen one on the road, and that way queuing to get into the le mans classic. So hardly a typical situation. Seems they're about 35-75k ATM.

I parked next to one in a car park in Bridport a couple of months back.
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« Reply #118 on: 14 September 2018, 16:23:23 »

People will doubtless think me mad, but I still maintain the SM is one of the coolest card money can buy.  :-*

I agree .... though they had their fair share of problems even when new. Other than museums & shows I've only ever seen a handful of them.

Yep, me too, and it's the only shitroen I'd give garage space to. At least the troublesome technology in that was created trying to do something new and revolutionary, rather than in participation in a race to the bottom of cost and quality.

Like the DS  ....  ;)
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« Reply #119 on: 14 September 2018, 16:45:36 »

People will doubtless think me mad, but I still maintain the SM is one of the coolest card money can buy.  :-*

I agree .... though they had their fair share of problems even when new. Other than museums & shows I've only ever seen a handful of them.

Yep, me too, and it's the only shitroen I'd give garage space to. At least the troublesome technology in that was created trying to do something new and revolutionary, rather than in participation in a race to the bottom of cost and quality.

Like the DS  ....  ;)

Indeed.. Same applies to the DS.
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