Well, I went to Somerset in the mobility scooter yesterday... Absolutely excellent
Went on LPG all the way and find I can get from here to dad's on one tankful and the route is positively littered with LPG stations
I have to say, the ride, comfort and ventilation offered by the XM absolutely knocks spots off of any Xantia. It really is that good. Not as quick as the V6 but oh, so much more relaxed and comfy. I was rather surprised by just how.
Perhaps it's just me and how I am at the moment but never have I done that trip in so much comfort and been so relaxed and fresh at the end.
LPG range is about 175 miles on a tankful and economy works out at around 25mpg equivalent. Price-wise that's 50mpg and I reckon once the cat and oxygen sensor is re-fitted it might even get better.
Now I have to do some serious thinking. The XM is the car for the long trips, no doubt at all. That trip proved it.
Due to circumstances both concerning money (insurance and having to insure Sian) and the likely loss of my spare parking space in the new year, one car will have to go. The XM is staying, the Activa is staying (drove it today
) so that leaves a question-mark hanging over the V6. Tax and insurance is up in November and I'm planning to SORN it.
If anyone wants to make me an offer for it I may consider letting it go. Money raised will be invested in the XM to really bring it up to condition. I have not made a final decision yet and it may well change in light what the up-coming MOT on the XM may reveal.
I think I may have cracked the ABS problem on the XM and I have every confidence the ABS block is not the cause of the problem. More news on that when I've investigated further.
For now, the XM is really making an impression on me.