Category Archives: cars

Citroën C5 Saves The Day

Yesterday whilst driving to work I had to perform a full-blown emergency stop. Another driver pulled out just in front of me when I was doing maybe 40-50 m.p.h. I slammed the brakes on. As my speed decreased I felt the ABS anti-lock braking system operate (the brake pedal pulses under your foot). I stopped […]

The Beast Lives!

I’m pleased to report that the Benz Is Back! The Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG is in rather better shape than it has been of late Previously on Twin Peaks, the battery had become completely flat, mainly due to a complete lack of driving activity. I have been in the habit of taking it out for a […]

Driving in Scotland

On our recent trip to Scotland our hire car turned out to be a Vauxhall Zafira. The second hire car was also a Zafira – we had to return the first one almost immediately because the windscreen washer failed to work. We had to return the second Zafira the next day, because when I opened […]

Mercedes Benz C43 AMG For Sale

My trusty C43 AMG is for sale. It’s been immense fun, but now I need to spend money on my house Built in 1998, this is a C-class Mercedes-Benz with what can only be described as a ludicrously large engine. A 4.3 litre V8. The specs are 302bhp and 302lb/ft torque, and a 0-60 time […]

Citroen C-Crosser

This is a picture of the Citroen C-Crosser. It looks very kewl. Every time I read the phrase ‘Citroen C-Crosser’ the voice in my head pronounces it as ‘Citroen Cross Dresser’. Which is unfortunate Is it just me?

Car Consistency

After nearly 7 mostly fabulous years with my Citroen Xantia V6 Exclusive, the time has come to move on. Mainly because I’ve taken it up to 199,330 miles, and I’m scared that if I breach the 200,000 mark it will behave in a similar fashion to the Bluesmobile at the end of the Blues Brothers […]

Opinions on Our Glasgow Trip

OK, so I posted a quick list of everything we did in Glasgow, but I didn’t make any comments on anything. So, I’m catching up with that now I’m pleased to say I was flying business class from Bucharest to Heathrow, because that was the only kind of ticket left when I booked. Damn, I […]

Car Clubs

It seems to me, admittedly after only a brief experience of each, that the Mercedes Owners Club is just like the Citroen Owners Club, except for slightly less beards and sandals.

Cars Update

Time to post a quick update on the current status of my cars… The Mercedes Benz C43 AMG is currently on eBay. The Citroen Xantia V6 is still being used as my daily drive. I thought earlier in the week that I was going to have a bit of a Xantia upgrade, but in the […]

A Full Weekend

If you count Friday afternoon/evening as well, last weekend I did all these things… Flew back from Bucharest in Romania Went to the leaving do for Payam, Hans and Ben Drove to Nottingham Took my parents to EMA – East Midlands (Nottingham) airport Flew with my parents and Ruth (of course) to Glasgow Went on […]