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 Post subject: Hello from Doncaster
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:19 pm 
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Hi folks, I'm Matt and have just put a deposit down on a nice low mileage 2013 C1 VTR 3 door in the darker Blue. I'm joining you from a Honda civic 2.2 diesel so I really didn't expect to fall for the little triple as I did (250Lb:Ft motivates that fat car quite well), such a small amount of grunt combined with such a small amount of weight and that engine note made it a fun thing to drive.

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That's what I am after, an entertaining and cheap to run car so that I can keep my toy (KTM SuperDuke GT 1300cc of controlled lunacy)

I have already been browsing for some tips on basic mods to make it mine, I have removed the Kenwood double din head unit and dash cam from the Civic ready to fit to the C1 and will be happy at that, unless the standard speakers sound thrashed.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Doncaster
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:36 pm 
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Hi and welcome, the first thing I changed was the standard radio and speakers l needed to be able to load a disc with loads of room. No space or time to keep changing CD's. Original speakers a rubbish l think, they went in the bin. I still don't have radio reception but German radio who needs it.
Good Luck with your new car


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Doncaster
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:04 pm 
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Already bought the double din fascia on Ebay, I should be picking the car up on Thursday and really need to keep myself from buying too much for it straight away.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Doncaster
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:42 pm 
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Hi you probably know about switching 2 wires. Ask if don't


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Doncaster
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:51 pm 
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The permanent and ignition live wires?
I need to know those to fit the dash cam because I may as well power that from the radio wiring, I was a mechanic for a time so I can fettle that with my trusty multi-meter.

Also been looking at temperature gauges, It's something that I like to have.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Doncaster
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:29 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Doncaster
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:22 am 
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Shame l'm no electrics expert so don't wish to give advice just in case l lead you wrong.
Found out the 2 original wires needed to be swapped over so the radio kept memory. The speakers were easier 2 bolt holes needed to be cut off, so that they fitted.
Dash cams ? Great idea but l have no idea


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Doncaster
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:38 pm 
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I picked it up today and just drove it a couple of miles to the depot, longer drive after work but so far I'm very happy with it. The AC is cold, it handles like a little go kart and has no knocks or rattles, nicely nippy too.

Radio upgrade won't be long though.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Doncaster
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:08 pm 
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Happy days, glad the first real drive has been a good one, ours still a hoot to drive after many years of ownership.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from Doncaster
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:19 pm 
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Steve107 wrote:
ours still a hoot to drive after many years of ownership.

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I usually take the long route home when I go out on my own, just to enjoy the drive. The go kart handling reminds me of my original ("real" not BMW) Minis in the 1980's.

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