Value My Classic
HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD IT?
I bought the car new on 28 March 2002. A strong incentive – my children would say that it’s because I was born in Yorkshire with short arms and deep pockets – was the £5500 discount being offered. Citroën had to sell the 2000 VTS Coupés by the end of March ’02 for homologation purposes, to allow Sébastien Loeb to compete in one in that year’s World Rally Championship. In 15 years the car has only covered 27,800 miles, and most of those have been when driving in Europe. My late wife was German so we made many trips to visit relatives and also drove to Croatia four times for holidays. It is immaculate and drives perfectly.
HOW MUCH HISTORY?
The car has received normal routine servicing and I have kept a file on all the work carried out on it, together with receipts, since it was new.
WHAT’S LEFT TO DO ON IT?
Absolutely nothing. I have recently fitted a new set of Michelin Cross Climate tyres because the rear tyres were still the originals. I have also recently had it fully serviced and MoT’d at our local Citroën dealer in Derby.
HAS IT BEEN MODIFIED?
The only modification carried out on the car has been to cure a fault that has been happening ever since the car was new. The problem was that the engine would cut out while driving when the higher cooling fan speed cut in. It was only after the warranty had expired that I was advised about how using two extra relays would cure the problem, and so I had to pay for it.
WHO Keith Chadwick WHAT 2002 Citroën Xsara VTS 2.0i Coupé MILES 27,800 PROVENANCE Owned since new MODS Relay to cure fault HOW MANY LEFT? 115