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by Matressontheside
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Main C4 Cactus chat
Topic: Knowing what you know now..... would you buy a cactus ?
Replies: 52
Views: 12497

Re: Knowing what you know now..... would you buy a cactus ?

Yes! If this one disappeared from the drive I would get another but with brighter paint/bumps (I am all black) and leather seats with a the flex of a 60/40 split. But if mine does go from the drive then I would always miss my first Cactus.
by Matressontheside
Fri May 10, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: B Post Rattle
Replies: 1
Views: 402

B Post Rattle

I have a small intermittent rattle that seems to be in the passenger side B post. I have looked at the forum and didn't spot anything on this area...but plenty on rattles! I have listened with the window (front and rear) open and closed and had useful passengers holding bits of trim to try to identi...
by Matressontheside
Fri May 10, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Alloy Corrosion
Replies: 8
Views: 2175

Re: Alloy Corrosion

I took the car to a specialist and parked up next to the Astons, Bentleys and McLarens and had a chat with the owner. He had no doubts that this is just what diamond cut alloys do. Stone impacts nick the lacquer and moisture can get in and then the results appear over time. Just wear and tear. He wa...
by Matressontheside
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Alloy Corrosion
Replies: 8
Views: 2175

Re: Alloy Corrosion

Two wheels now impacted, one may be due to impact (not kerbing) but the other seems to be moisture getting through the lacquer. Citroen said they would pay half...(they did replace one as that had appeared prior to warranty expiry) but it is still a hefty bill for a cosmetic issue and it is well out...
by Matressontheside
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Main C4 Cactus chat
Topic: Anti Corrosion Inspection? Rip off or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 2743

Re: Anti Corrosion Inspection? Rip off or not?

Bit late to the thread but when I had my car returned from its "final" Citroen service and first MOT I said to the delivery driver that I wouldn't be troubling him again now that the car was out of warranty. He suggested that it would be worth while to get the corrosion check if I wanted to keep the...
by Matressontheside
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Alloy Corrosion
Replies: 8
Views: 2175

Re: Alloy Corrosion

The thread reference above is a different issue - see my attached picture. This is not kerbing, the mark is under the lacquer. I had one wheel replaced as I spotted this prior to my "final" service and this is another wheel. I have sent the pic to Warners Tewkesbury to get their view as clearly ther...
by Matressontheside
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Main C4 Cactus chat
Topic: High Pitched Whistling Sound at High Speeds
Replies: 120
Views: 41684

Re: High Pitched Whistling Sound at High Speeds

An additional filling strip, as illustrated above, was added at the three year service and I repeated the M40 trip that caused the issue before and all was quiet. So my experience to date is that the above TSB is a fix that will greatly reduce the issue and Citroen were happy to make an adjustment i...
by Matressontheside
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Main C4 Cactus chat
Topic: 82 or 108 HP?
Replies: 22
Views: 6883

Re: 82 or 108 HP?

Both cars are great, do get a Cactus.
The 110 is more powerful, more economical (mine says 50mpg with mixed driving) and tax is only £20 per year for 110, the 82 can't be much less! The 110 may be more to buy but I was sure it was worth it and didn't consider the lower powered option.
by Matressontheside
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Main C4 Cactus chat
Topic: High Pitched Whistling Sound at High Speeds
Replies: 120
Views: 41684

Re: High Pitched Whistling Sound at High Speeds

Last weekend, as I proceeded along the M40, the whistling was back...so that is despite the above "fix" being performed by the dealer. I noted the comment on the door being adjusted and will talk to the dealer as the car is booked in for its 3rd year service. I think the "fix" helped as it has been ...
by Matressontheside
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Using loads of screen wash???
Replies: 16
Views: 6797

Re: Using loads of screen wash???

Booked in for a service and I mentioned to the technician that there was no longer a low level warning on the washer. He thought that there wasn't one...but he also thought the rattle from the rear windows was due to the winding mechanism... He did know about the door paint issue.