Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 26 Aug 2012, 21:30

CitroJim wrote:
Citroenmad wrote:they are probably having arguments as to which one will be my new favourite :lol:


No, they're both S1s so they are wise old cars and will fully understand they are absolutely and utterly complementary to each other. They occupy different niches. Activa for sheer unbridled fun and V6 for long, effortless cruises... They do not need to compete...


I am quite intrigued by how very different they are, its hard to believe your in the same model of Citroen when switching between the two. I'll put a few of my thoughts in my blog :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by CitroJim » 27 Aug 2012, 06:06

Citroenmad wrote:I am quite intrigued by how very different they are, its hard to believe your in the same model of Citroen when switching between the two. I'll put a few of my thoughts in my blog :lol:


That's right indeed. When I had the V6, the Activa and Rattiva it was like I had three entirely different cars. Not only hard to believe they were three Xantias but hard to believe they were three Citroens even... How a manufacturer can make three models of the same car so utterly different is remarkable...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 27 Aug 2012, 08:28

Ok, you've got me convinced. I need a Xantia V6 now.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 27 Aug 2012, 09:06

Rattiva_Mike wrote:Ok, you've got me convinced. I need a Xantia V6 now.


I would start looking now :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 27 Aug 2012, 09:09

Well, I need to sell Rattiva first to create space, but I'll only sell her to a forum member. I'd hate to think of her going to some random ebayer who wouldn't look after her, and I hate to think of all of Jim's hard word going to waste!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Citroening » 27 Aug 2012, 09:13

I know where there's a W Plate Xantia V6 in Silver with Black leather and nice miles (80-ish K Miles) thats going to be coming up for sale soon... :-**

It might be at the CXM too...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by citroenxm » 27 Aug 2012, 09:13

Do you want a project or a mint one??? ive a project with some mot left on it but she needs work...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 27 Aug 2012, 09:21

That all depends how much work is needed.. I'm not averse to driving around in tat, but no gearbox, engine or suspension issues - not big ones anyway. I've got a few health issues too, and I'm not sure I can be bothered/be able to spend time fixing too much that *needs* fixing..

I'm almost tempted by an XM too, odd as it sounds. It'd have to be a TCT auto though.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by citroenxm » 27 Aug 2012, 09:36

Rear abs sensors need fitting (supplied) rear upper cill areas in the door shuts need some welding.. (metal to shape can be supplied) and a water leak needs addressing too... oh the front bumper needs replacing due to corner damage. ( one supplied) centre exhaust needs attention (located one much nearer to you too.)

a good project really but i really need the cash ..

Oh rear archs have estate type rust on them too...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 27 Aug 2012, 09:56

I thought Luke was getting that one Paul?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 27 Aug 2012, 10:10

citroenxm wrote:Rear abs sensors need fitting (supplied) rear upper Sill areas in the door shuts need some welding.. (metal to shape can be supplied) and a water leak needs addressing too... oh the front bumper needs replacing due to corner damage. ( one supplied) centre exhaust needs attention (located one much nearer to you too.)

a good project really but i really need the cash ..

Oh rear archs have estate type rust on them too...


That's too much work for me. It'd have to be a runner, as I need to use it at least 3 days a week to get to work when I'm not on nights.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by citroenxm » 27 Aug 2012, 10:13

It is a runner it has an mot...

chris yes luke is but ive not heard back from him.. is he home from usa yet??
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 27 Aug 2012, 11:40

Im not sure Paul, might be worth dropping him a PM and seeing.

Is Luke wanting it as a project? He seems to have a few of those already!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by citroenxm » 27 Aug 2012, 11:56

Yes chris .. he is supposed to be having it as a project..

if he doesnt have it ill have to end up dooing it up myself.. bit really could do with it gone as a project...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Tales

Post by CitroJim » 27 Aug 2012, 20:14

Keep your eyes open Mike, V6s do come up for sale quite regularly and they tend to go for quite silly money mostly as people are scared of the engine size and potential running costs. That works nicely in your favour... I'd be happy to vet one for you...

Prestige and I took a trip to Reading today to pick up Robyn and her friend from the Reading Festival. Reading was stacked out, both with youngsters - all looking completely knackered - and traffic. Full marks to the organisers though, the pick-up point was very clearly signposted and despite being heavy, they kept the traffic moving as well as they could. Semi rather than total gridlock....

Robyn spotted me and the XM instantly and she and Charlotte immediately appreciated the comfy seats. I appreciated the huge boot when I saw what they had in the way of camping gear... Both girls were well knackered but a cup of Starbucks and a panini soon perked them up... Charlotte was a bit nervous about going into the services as she had a very prominent (temporary) tattoo on her left cheek saying 'Bollocks to Poverty' :lol: I rather liked and tend to agree with the sentiment expressed...

It was a great journey. First time over some roads I know are not the finest but in the XM they were hardly noticeable and being anything other than perfect. I'm loving the comfort and sheer laid-back attitude of the car.I was quite surprised at how well she corners.

Later I moved New V6 off the drive so Prestige could take her place for the week and going for a quick blast in New V6 really showed up the differences in the suspension setup. The XM is definitely built for comfort and ride whereas the V6 is much more biassed over the other way. Both excellent in their own way but on sheer ride comfort over dodgy surfaces the XM wins by a long margin...

It's been a rotten day weather-wise despite starting out with some promise. I therefore spent the afternoon writing the CCC Xantia Files Column for October and planning the CXM Convoy Route...
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