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    How much mileage is good for a used car? Is 143,000 a bit too much?

    came across a citroen d3 with huge miles on it , it has gone upto 143,000. it has a good service history with replaced spare parts and OEM wheels. help me figure out what i can do

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    A Citroen with 143k on it? Unless something has changed, I though the only way to get to get that kind of mileage on a Citroen was by towing it.
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    I'd get some new grips and your favorite pedals and saddle and go for it!

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    Dropper posts are overrated. But I would still go fully rigid before giving up my dropper.

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    Got some pics? Must be a funny looking bike.

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    WTF is a Citroen?
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    WTF is a Citroen?
    Pretty sweet upcountry bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    Pretty sweet upcountry bike.

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    Lol, just looked it up. A French made vehicle, no thanks!

    And an ugly one to boot.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    I'd pay a dollar/pound/euro for it. But no more.

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    Citroen makes some models with hydraulics that lift the body up a few inches for added ground clearance. If it's one of those, it would be handy for rocky trails and hopping logs. They can also squat down, which is kind of like having a dropper seat post.
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    Is that 143000 km or miles?
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    French cars are POS. My relatives owned it. They are notoriously un reliable. Engineering is vastly inferior to Korean and Japanese brands

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    French cars are POS. My relatives owned it. They are notoriously un reliable. Engineering is vastly inferior to Korean and Japanese brands

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    But they say you can drive one for more than two hours without getting drowsy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir kayakalot View Post
    But they say you can drive one for more than two hours without getting drowsy.
    Look, I don't want to do ANYTHING for two hours without getting drowsy. My Ford truck kinda makes me drowsy after about 20 min.
    dang

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    You can drive it around with one wheel detached.

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    If I could afford a Citreon SM or DS, I'd have one in a heartbeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Lol, just looked it up. A French made vehicle, no thanks!

    And an ugly one to boot.


    They had a few things going for them including a very innovative suspension system. Of all the cars in his kazillion dollar collection Jay Leno says his Citreon is the most comfortable one.
    Also, headlights that look around corners. And some of the freakiest commercials ever-



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    Or there is the fun of going around a corner quickly in a 2CV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Look, I don't want to do ANYTHING for two hours without getting drowsy. My Ford truck kinda makes me drowsy after about 20 min.
    Exhaust leaking into the cab?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir kayakalot View Post
    But they say you can drive one for more than two hours without getting drowsy.
    Lies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    They had a few things going for them including a very innovative suspension system. Of all the cars in his kazillion dollar collection Jay Leno says his Citreon is the most comfortable one.
    Also, headlights that look around corners. And some of the freakiest commercials ever-



    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
    Yeah, Iím familiar with them and Jay Lenoís take on them. Iíve seen that episode. The name didnít click at first. I stand by my claim of them being fugly and troublesome. Having never owned one I can vouch for the latter.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    if you have enough money so it doesn't matter. you have a place to keep it in a garage to work on it, and you have another car to drive, go for it!

    Quote Originally Posted by MaisieWilliams View Post
    came across a citroen d3 with huge miles on it , it has gone upto 143,000. it has a good service history with replaced spare parts and OEM wheels. help me figure out what i can do

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    Quote Originally Posted by 93EXCivic View Post
    Or there is the fun of going around a corner quickly in a 2CV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Is that Rik Ocasek in the passenger seat?
    Yeah, and Bun E. Carlos at the wheel. When they did that Supergroup thing, Cheap Car. Or was it Car Trick, I can't remember.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Look, I don't want to do ANYTHING for two hours without getting drowsy. My Ford truck kinda makes me drowsy after about 20 min.
    I pull over and nap every 2 hours on longer drives. I think I learned that tip out here not long ago...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Yeah, and Bun E. Carlos at the wheel. When they did that Supergroup thing, Cheap Car. Or was it Car Trick, I can't remember.
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