Allez les francaises? Meet Monsieur Sumsemann! A real Pluriel!

loose_unit

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#1
Hey, look! Somebody on the forums actually a car with one of the worst soft top roofs in the world! Meet Monsieur Sumsemann!















I actually had a go of taking the roof completely off, but in the end I ran out of motivation:





So far so good!

It has done 150,000kms, it's a 1.6 with 105hp or something? Who cares?

The roof is awesome and you all can stfu!

I hope it will make an appearance at Ringmeet too, but that's not up to me, that is up to the actual owner :)


Also, proof pic:

 
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DanRoM

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A 14 year old French car with a 150,000 km on it, and a complicated roof mechanism. You're both insane. :D

I approve of this from the bottom of my heart. :)
 

loose_unit

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#6
DanRoM;n3549318 said:
A 14 year old French car with a 150,000 km on it, and a complicated roof mechanism. You're both insane. :D

I approve of this from the bottom of my heart. :)
It'll be fiiiiiiine!



Redliner;n3549319 said:
YES!
We need more insanity. The good kind, like this.
Sarah, you're awesome.
:D Well, I did show her this model of car because I always wanted one :p



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bone;n3549323 said:
germans buying french cars, i'll never understand them...
Sometimes you just need something stupid to balance out all of that German sensibleness
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gaasc;n3549329 said:
But whyyyyyy? It's so awesome!
 
#7
I'm all giddy over seeing this, for multiple reasons. This is actually slightly beyond my levels of insanity and we need to see it at the Ringmeet for reasons. :lol:

Go on then, tell me. Where the fuck do the roof bars go when you take them off? :D
 
#9
This is amazingly shit, I approve. Also, it appears that the previous owner added their own styling touches to the driver's seat #itsaplurielthing :lol:
 

loose_unit

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#10
Der Stig;n3549490 said:
This is amazingly shit, I approve. Also, it appears that the previous owner added their own styling touches to the driver's seat #itsaplurielthing :lol:
The car leaks! :D



Speaking of which, we decided to do something crazy:





lol... Only one side off though:





The main reason why we were out there though was to sort something a little bit more french:







The car has not been cleaned properly yet, we will probably take it and get the interior properly cleaned by someone or something, we don't know yet.

I will have a look at what options there are to fix the leak, but first step seems to be to replace one of the main seals, I need to figure out the best place to order this shit from, as I am not really prepared to play stealershit prices for it... Then again, often with things like seals you must :(
 
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loose_unit

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#11
So when DaBoom was here, I wanted to get out, so we took the Pluriel to the Nürburgring for a visit. DaBoom wanted to prove Top Gear wrong and so we tried to fit the roof rails into the boot:





Top Gear are a bunch of liars!!!







Just carrying around some parts:





So, after some big rains the roof really does leak nicely. I have been searching for some new seals but have not found anything in the short period of looking ... (Feel free to do it for me :p ) ... So I will go to a Citroen dealer and see if they still make them (Unlikly) and then I will figure out what to do... Perhaps taking a trip to the UK and pulling some parts?

We shall see! In any case it is problematic enough for me to need to look into it immediately.
 
#12
If you register in the Citroen Service Box you could see if the seals are still available new. You can also find parts numbers there. service.citroen.com
 

blackman

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#16
A friend of mine had one, for the one year she owned it (from new mind you) she drove the shop loaner more than her actual car. After a year the dealer had to buy it back from her, because they could never fix the roof :D
 

loose_unit

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#17
blackman;n3549705 said:
A friend of mine had one, for the one year she owned it (from new mind you) she drove the shop loaner more than her actual car. After a year the dealer had to buy it back from her, because they could never fix the roof :D
Yes. This is a known problem :cool: Endlessly Leaking Roof syndrome.
 

loose_unit

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#18
We left the roof roof rails at home and went out to a really nice Spanish restaurant nearby, afterwards we spent an hour driving through some farm roads just exploring and took some nice photos:











Beater Pluriel Life!
 

Eye-Q

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#20
In the second picture in this post you can see they're steel wheels with hubcaps. ;)

Now, what can be said what hasn't been said yet? Well, to be honest, in contrast to Matt's Smart Roadster Coupé I don't like the Pluriel. For one, it's a Citroen and apart from the DS I don't like any of them, for another it's not even remotely good looking (those rear lights look like cheap aftermarket ones for a start) and lastly it's a Citroen, 'nuff said. :p
 
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