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Citroen Body Modz?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
I had no idea where to put this post, I was gonna put it in the travel forum but it was full of info about places and what not. So, I put it here> Anyways...

I am just turning 17 and have decided to buy a Citroen AX as they are cheap to buy and on the insurance, but... I have run into a few problems.

1 - Where can I find a decent website with second hand Citroens and their pictures?

2 - Where can I find a website with a lot of Citroen AX body mods? (Whether they have full kits or just parts)

3 - About how much can I expect to pay a year on the insurance of a 1000cc Citroen AX? (Just a rough average)

Cheers people. You're all great.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Modding an AX will just make it worse (yes, I'm sure it's minutely possible).
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    you can't mod an AX...... it's just wrong. it's a fuddy duddy car for old people.

    go get a nova like a good little boy racer :p (no really, mods for novas are plentiful, doubt you'd get that many for an ax)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    *Ponders*
    Wouldnt know :p ... la la la...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: Citroen Body Modz?
    Originally posted by Hamish_McDougal

    3 - About how much can I expect to pay a year on the insurance of a 1000cc Citroen AX? (Just a rough average)


    depends on your age/type of license/amount of time license held/age of car/engine size of car/where you live/where you keep the car/whether you have an alarm or immobiliser fitted/whether you've made a claim before.... and on and on

    could be £200, could be £2000
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    also you need to declare any mods to the insurance company, they put you on a special 'boy racer' list and your insurance gets put up a notch or 2 (is true.)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: Citroen Body Modz?
    Originally posted by Hamish_McDougal

    1 - Where can I find a decent website with second hand Citroens and their pictures?

    www.autotrader.co.uk is a good site for buying.
    www.parkers.co.uk is a good site for giving car reviews, common faults, consumption, insurance groups etc etc :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    This is just so wrong.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    not worth modding mate, its a car for old people etc.


    loads of cars out there that a cheap still and half decent, wouldnt go for a citroen myself!!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: Citroen Body Modz?
    Originally posted by Hamish_McDougal

    I am just turning 17 and have decided to buy a Citroen AX as they are cheap to buy and on the insurance, but... I have run into a few problems.

    1 - Where can I find a decent website with second hand Citroens and their pictures?

    You probably can't. But if you want to try, then start looking using search engines.


    2 - Where can I find a website with a lot of Citroen AX body mods? (Whether they have full kits or just parts)

    www.tupperware.com ??? :lol: Just nailing a load of plastic parts to your car won't make it cool, and it helps if you have a cool car to start with, not a car which is associated with grannies and grandads - they're the people I always see driving them, and they've probably owned them since new.


    3 - About how much can I expect to pay a year on the insurance of a 1000cc Citroen AX? (Just a rough average)
    If you insist on nailing tupperware to your car, then it will push up the insurance as you have now modified your car. You may get away with adding a small lip and boot spoiler, maybe some modest alloys, but anything else will require you to declare it unless you want to run the risk of the car insurance as being declared as void because you've modified it.

    My advice, if you insist on getting the AX, is to keep it as standard. Just keep it up together and clean. Don't modify it as you're just wasting money. Just keep your licence clean, and don't drive like crazy to avoid accidents, and you will be able to save up for a better car, and have a no claims discount, which will help you afford a better car in a few years time.
    If you don't know much about cars, then use that car to learn about mechanics and bodywork, ready for your next car.

    If you're going to modify a car, then think along the lines of less is more. 99.99% of people make the mistake of putting too much on them.

    Mr_Wobble ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Eek an AX?

    Nasty!

    Can you afford the insurance for a modded car? Cos like people have said it goes up the more you add.

    Why not get a fairly decent car to begin with an get little bits done to it or summat?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: Citroen Body Modz?
    Originally posted by Hamish_McDougal

    3 - About how much can I expect to pay a year on the insurance of a 1000cc Citroen AX? (Just a rough average)


    Go to the AA site or whatever, get an online quote for insurance. Put in your details. It will tell you.

    Cheers people. You're all great.

    I know.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You said to get a nova...

    How much are they on the insurance are they dearer or cheaper than the Citroen AX? And also where can i get modz for them.

    Hamish.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    insurance for a new 17yr old driver will be high no matter what car you get... depending an the age/engine size it could be cheaper or more expensive. mods? max power, revs...... boy racer magazines, local car shops......

    *edit. ok this is fucking strange, i'm logged in as the wrong name...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Hamish_McDougal
    You said to get a nova...

    How much are they on the insurance are they dearer or cheaper than the Citroen AX? And also where can i get modz for them.

    Hamish.

    I think he was joking?

    Novas have well expensive insurance cos they are *the* boy racer car. Means they get written off more often.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by LacyMay
    I think he was joking?

    i was partly joking, if he's after a car to modify then a bog standard Nova is a good start... it has about a million different options.

    it's just not all that great a car to begin with.

    was just giving options as he seems keen to do it anyway.

    may i suggest a lovely little Peugeot 106? can look really smart when kitted out.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    what's the deal with modded cars anyway?

    don't they just look a bit.....shite?



    and yes, 106s are cute as hell.

    (not biased or anything)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by legal junkie
    what's the deal with modded cars anyway?

    don't they just look a bit.....shite?



    and yes, 106s are cute as hell.

    (not biased or anything)

    mostly the ones that look 'shite' have owners that suffer from 'small cock syndrome' ie: the bigger the spoiler, the bigger his dick is (in his head)

    personally i'd make a few modifications, mostly to smooth out lines, remove those fucking horrid plastic door scuff things and get some lovely tapered bumpers and remove the need for a key... yes, 'smooth' say it with me :D
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    AX wouldn't be my choice of car but its ok for a first car and can look ok with a few mods. Type in Citreon AX bodystyling into google and it gives a few sites.
    what's the deal with modded cars anyway?

    Don't they just look a bit......shite?

    I think modded cars are ace, they stand out from the rest of the standard shit thats on the road nowadays. You can take a standard car that looks.......standard same as any other on the road, add a few mods and you've got a car that looks nice.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by big_man_with_a_
    mostly the ones that look 'shite' have owners that suffer from 'small cock syndrome' ie: the bigger the spoiler, the bigger his dick is (in his head)

    :lol:

    Have to show this to my boyf, he's a total boyracer. His car looks ok though, but still.....:rolleyes:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by legal junkie
    don't they just look a bit.....shite?

    yep
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Lickalotapuss
    You can take a standard car that looks.......standard same as any other on the road, add a few mods and you've got a car that looks like a complete pile of shit.

    Yup, that's right. :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Stop knocking modded cars, I actually think they are amazing. Like others have said they help you to stand out and be individual and not just look as boring as every other arse in the road. All I wanted was some decent websites for mods, but keep posting your opinions anyway... It's fun to know what other people think of your opinions and lifestyle.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    As said above my boyf's a complete boyracer. Later on I'll ask him for some urls for you, cos he goes on loads of sites, but they're mostly Fiesta ones. At the mo all I can think of is www.cruisesouth.co.uk I know he goes on there.....there's a message board that you could post on, might be a bit more helpful than us lot?! ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My boyf is one of them annoying boy racer type thingys so our computer is full of car modding websites, have a looky at this site
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Hamish_McDougal
    they help you to stand out and be individual and not just look as boring as every other arse in the road.


    it's a car.

    who cares what it looks like, long as it runs ok??


    and did you mean individual in that burberry kinda way?

    :yeees:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Hamish_McDougal
    You said to get a nova...

    How much are they on the insurance are they dearer or cheaper than the Citroen AX? And also where can i get modz for them.
    I wouldn't say get a Nova. Have you ever driven one? They're like rattley tin cans. Ok, they go well, and the insurance is cheaper as they're a British built car, but the bodywork feels like it's made by Heinz, and the interior is tacky and poorly designed for anybody over 5'8"

    Mr_Wobble ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Mr_Wobble
    I wouldn't say get a Nova. Have you ever driven one? They're like rattley tin cans. Ok, they go well, and the insurance is cheaper as they're a British built car, but the bodywork feels like it's made by Heinz, and the interior is tacky and poorly designed for anybody over 5'8"

    Mr_Wobble ;)

    Yes...but better than an AX. They're even worse built that something made of tissue paper.

    But, as mr wobble says, they suck.
    And they're ugly.

    Get a fiesta.
    MkII...they don't rust like the Mk3s (mine's an F plate and still alive(ish)).
    Insurance is more expensive, though.
    But...if you want a decent looking mod...get an XR2 bodykit/alloys.
    Pretty inexpensive and reasonably (because it's manufacturer made) tastful.
    This, however, will not make a 1.1 be as brisk as an XR2
    Fiestas are also cheap to service, parts are plentiful, and for such a small engine, they sound nice, too.

    Novas that have been modified are (and I quote Quinten Willson) similar to the idea of "a block of flats in a posing pouch".

    AXs, however, are fucking horrible. And when you crash it it'll, pretty much, vapourise.

    :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by legal junkie
    it's a car.

    who cares what it looks like, long as it runs ok??
    Yeah, right. :rolleyes: And what do you drive, and why. If what type of car you drive isn't important, then I assume that you would be happy to drive a beaten up old Skoda, or a delapidated base model Fiesta, and the colour wouldn't be important at all - right??? And you naturally wouldn't get the least bit excited if someone were to offer you a decent, sporty, car. I assume Golf GTI's, Porsches, the New Beetle or Mini, have absolutely no appeal to you? You wouldn't want one in preference to something like a 1.1 Ford Escort - right???
    Thought not. You care as much about the car you drive as anybody else.

    Mr_Wobble ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Mr_Wobble
    Yeah, right. :rolleyes: And what do you drive, and why.

    i drive an elderly 106. it's a fairly unpleasant dark grey colour.

    i drive it cause it's economical and it gets me where i want to go.


    soon i will inherit a slightly newer fiesta. this excites me (not cause i care what it looks like) because it actually has 5 gears, and doesn't make half the noise of my current car.

    :yes:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Hamish_McDougal
    Stop knocking modded cars, I actually think they are amazing. Like others have said they help you to stand out and be individual and not just look as boring as every other arse in the road.
    No, very few of them look amazing. Most just look tacky. They certainly do help you stand out, and it's nice to be able to identify them as that "arse inthe road" as they approach, you know what a jerk they are them moment you hear them thrash their poxy little car engine up the high street, accompanied by their badly distorting stereo.

    Mr_Wobble ;)
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