Citroen Vauxhall and so on as they start to cut their new price's to keep the over head's down they start to leave part's off like with the Astra H left off the under tray and a shelf in the glove box shame they do these thing's but that's the way they work who think's of looking for those thing's when your getting a new car ??
Thanks very much for all the replies. I'm talking about the cover that goes over the top of the engine. Mine has the slot for it to go into just under the bulkhead, and the two shiny metal pegs at the front, but no cover.
Mine's a brand new 64-reg, factory-ordered from a main UK Citroen dealer.
I don't think it's clever not to have one - there are plenty of electrical connectors there, and you do get drops of condensation from the air con pipes at the front and the odd drop of driving rain.
The dealer quoted Â£55 to buy one. I'm going to complain to Citroen UK and see what happens. If no joy then I'll buy one, as I think it's pretty silly not to have one - surely there's a reason why one was designed to be there in the first place? Perhaps it would be an interesting Auto Express story?
Otherwise I flippin love this machine - other than the odd little noise from the front suspension it's fantastic. I specced it to death, with climate control, auto lights and wipers - which is why it took 3 months to arrive, but it was worth it. It looks like some kind of pimped up drug dealer van in black with the standard XTR blacked out back windows!
Sorry, yes it's a 1.6, not 1.9 as I stated previously (I was thinking of my previous car, doh).
Email Citroen from CitroenUK website to clarify this, it does sound rather odd. I've always found CitroenUK very helpful. When my car was still under warranty & dealer stated a couple of cosmetic issues were not covered by warranty, after an email exchange with CiroenUK. dealer phoned me & told me to bring car in.
If you push them a bit they will probably supply one. The actual cost to them will be a small fraction of the Â£55 retail price so you might be lucky.
I've got a brand new 1.6 HDi L2 van arriving soon, so I'll let you know if it's got an engine cover on it or not. I think you are being told porkies Doofer.