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Best way to transport a C5 in a car
« on: 29, January, 2011 - 20:41:54 »
Hello Everyone


I have recently baught my first c5 on ebay and I now have the task of a 3 hour drive to pick it up

I am also trying to figure out the best way to fit it in my car as I have a 3 door fiat punto mk2 and I may have to move the seats around to fit it in.

What is the best way to fit a c5 in a car and what should I be wary about when transporting one?

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Re: Best way to transport a C5 in a car
« Reply #1 on: 29, January, 2011 - 21:38:38 »
C5's are deceptively BIG.

If you end up strapping it to the roof, then remove the boot and and covers and strap it down well.

Good luck!

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Re: Best way to transport a C5 in a car
« Reply #2 on: 29, January, 2011 - 22:20:35 »
We started a topic on this a while back ;

http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=73.0

I ended up buying the Toyota Estima so that I could carry two at once. Then I found I needed my trailer as well  ;D

http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1486.0

..once the c5 bug gets you, there is no hope  :P

Did you use the buyers guide at all ?
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=429.0

...and don't forget to post some piccies  :D
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Re: Best way to transport a C5 in a car
« Reply #3 on: 29, January, 2011 - 22:46:07 »
Omg im such a noob ive never seen the buyers guide or the topic on c5 transportation  :(

Ill have to crack out the haynes manual for my punto to remove the front seat as it says to do in the topic for c5 transportation. This will definetly be something usefull to learn as i hope to go to the gatherings and meet ups when i get it

And i might even make a video log on the day so i might even make a youtube video!

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Re: Best way to transport a C5 in a car
« Reply #4 on: 29, January, 2011 - 23:09:28 »
Omg im such a noob ive never seen the buyers guide or the topic on c5 transportation  :(


..no worries matie , the forum is growing nicely now so sometimes it is hard to find all that info

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Re: Best way to transport a C5 in a car
« Reply #5 on: 31, January, 2011 - 19:32:31 »
Hey did you get it in ???? I had trouble getting mine in my Audi A3 they always look smaller in the photo's lol  ;D

Cheers
Gary

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Re: Best way to transport a C5 in a car
« Reply #6 on: 31, January, 2011 - 19:57:41 »
I actually haven't gone to pick it up yet lol.

I've managed to purswade my employer to lend me the company van for the weekend so ill definitely be able to get it home :)

if anyone wishes to see the ebay listing, here is the link:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230579210505&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

looks like the front break lever is missing, also seems to be an ex-rental c5 as it has the outline of a number 2 sticker on the boot and flagpole holes in the boot


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Re: Best way to transport a C5 in a car
« Reply #7 on: 31, January, 2011 - 20:04:11 »
oh and obviously the front wheel cover is missing

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Re: Best way to transport a C5 in a car
« Reply #8 on: 31, January, 2011 - 20:41:30 »
Did you win it for 99p?

Bloody bargain if you did!

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Re: Best way to transport a C5 in a car
« Reply #9 on: 31, January, 2011 - 20:53:40 »
I was thinking the same Thing Mike lol 99p  ;D

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Re: Best way to transport a C5 in a car
« Reply #10 on: 31, January, 2011 - 20:59:47 »
nope lol

i offered the seller a price and he ended the listing early, that's why it shows up as 99p lol! :)


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Re: Best way to transport a C5 in a car
« Reply #11 on: 01, February, 2011 - 07:16:48 »
I have one front wheel cover left  for sale if your interested £45 posted 07931273632.

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Re: Best way to transport a C5 in a car
« Reply #12 on: 01, February, 2011 - 07:47:35 »
I hate to sound any alarm bells , but the "offside" rear wheel (brake side) seems out of alignment. This could indicate a bent chassis leg, check the buyers guide for piccies of what I mean and compare to the photo in the listing.

It might be nothing and just the angle of the photo but I'd take a closer look. If it's been a rental then it may have been abused, that's why we don't loan them out anymore.

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Re: Best way to transport a C5 in a car
« Reply #13 on: 01, February, 2011 - 08:05:22 »
Looks a decent enough buy :) I wondered if it had been painted because in some photos the finish looks glossy?  ???

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Re: Best way to transport a C5 in a car
« Reply #14 on: 01, February, 2011 - 08:49:03 »
I bought a trunk frame that stands on the bumper with two legs, and two hooks with straps to put on the upper-side of the back door or the backside of the trunk barge.  ;)
works pretty nice, with two extra straps to secure the C5 firmly to this frame. Original it is intended to carry three bikes where the two hooks that stick out carry the frames.
Does it make any sense, what I tell here?
And of-course I have a roof-rack, that works as good as well.

greetz

Frank