Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 11 Oct 2013, 18:21

I would, just for the other news I have just posted on my own blog!
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Post by KP » 11 Oct 2013, 18:36

But him if you did you could but some more citroens 12months before and then take a few container loads out there with you! That would bet you some lovely money never mind the parts you could fit inside say, an xm estate or two... Dashes as well are still good here but die out there so that would be easy money if you filled one up with them :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 11 Oct 2013, 18:55

I smell a business opportunity Will :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 11 Oct 2013, 19:06

And then take rust free panels back when I come home :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by KP » 11 Oct 2013, 19:10

Mick if you can get the cars you could probably find a dealer that would buy them off you when you got over there :) I know for range rovers your looking at a good 70-90% profit after import stuff on most 4-7yr old models ;)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 12 Oct 2013, 18:54

took the XM for a run to Somerset to see dad today. I left here in the pouring rain, it stopped just before I reached dad's and it turned into a lovely warm sunny day.

Came home in the dry most of the way. It started raining about 5 miles from home. It's now pouring down again...

The XM made light work of the trip and went magnificently well. So well in fact that I'm reconsidering my earlier decision to lay her up over winter. I think that will now happen to the Activa rather than the XM...

It's been a good day :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Oct 2013, 08:09

As it's my day off today I walked to the pool this morning, did 14 lengths and then walked back home...

Before that I'd already had a good bit up upper body exercise by kneading a batch of wholemeal stoneground bread dough for a good 15 minutes.

Later I'll be walking to town and back for a dental appointment...

It's getting better :D
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Post by Xaccers » 16 Oct 2013, 09:10

You'll start missing being behind the XM's wheel :)
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Post by addo » 16 Oct 2013, 13:03

I love walking; can totally relate to Jim feeling pleased. When I was keen on swimming, I found 30 laps to be a good balance between boredom and exercise - shouldn't be too hard to reach that as a regular distance - plenty of people go far beyond...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Oct 2013, 13:14

Xac wrote:You'll start missing being behind the XM's wheel :)


Maybe, but it keeps the miles off, saves me loads of money and helps me get fit so really it's win, win, win all the way :-D

I still drive all of my cars enough to enjoy them. I'm not up to walking to work yet and it's jolly hard to do a weeks' shopping on foot!

Took the Activa out for a spin today as it's not moved for a couple of weeks. I shall soon be laying it up for winter and it won't then move until the weather is once again nice and warm...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 17 Oct 2013, 20:56

Seems the new exercise routine is working for you Jim. :)

CitroJim wrote:I shall soon be laying it up for winter and it won't then move until the weather is once again nice and warm...


This is my plan too Jim, the Activa is to be rested over winter and keep it away from the dreaded salt. In fact, mine has been off the road as of the first of this month. This made sense at the time as all of my car are due their tax all at once, pretty much. However, I said the same thing last year and I could only go for a month without driving it, so I re-taxed it :lol:

You might well be waiting a while for the weather to be nice and warm again though ... :roll:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Oct 2013, 16:59

Citroenmad wrote:You might well be waiting a while for the weather to be nice and warm again though ... :roll:


Ohh, I don't know Chris, get that thing that happens toward the end of December out of the way and spring and the X rally will be upon us before we can say 'Blimey, that was a chilly winter!'

Another busy and manic week ends and I'm still here feeling quite chirpy and chipper. It's looking good :-D

It must be the swimming that's doing it...

I've started well at my aim to read and post on both forums at least once a day, even today where I've just popped home from work for a breather before returning and working on late into this evening or more likely night.

I'm also likely to be working tomorrow morning as well..

It's a stiff test and if I post on Sunday we'll know I've passed it...

Watch this space.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 19 Oct 2013, 06:16

superloopy wrote:My Activa(s) remain, and could be, off the road forever. Sad but true ....


I sincerely hope not Mike :(

Finished work at 11 last night and will be going back in later today...

Hopefully not for long. I'm still reasonably lively after all of that and that's good..

Going to seriously need to rest later today and tomorrow though...

Already made a loaf of bread this morning..

Going off topic somewhat and speaking of the XM, I took it to work last night and on previous trips out I've been noticing my LH display loose ever more lines until it was more or less unreadable. Last night almost all lines are good and the best it's ever been :o

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Chris570 » 19 Oct 2013, 08:16

CitroJim wrote:
superloopy wrote:My Activa(s) remain, and could be, off the road forever. Sad but true ....


I sincerely hope not Mike :(

Finished work at 11 last night and will be going back in later today...

Hopefully not for long. I'm still reasonably lively after all of that and that's good..

Going to seriously need to rest later today and tomorrow though...

Already made a loaf of bread this morning..

Going off topic somewhat and speaking of the XM, I took it to work last night and on previous trips out I've been noticing my LH display loose ever more lines until it was more or less unreadable. Last night almost all lines are good and the best it's ever been :o

Explain that one...

Its an xm.

Nuff said
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 19 Oct 2013, 08:56

Chris570 wrote:Its an xm.

Nuff said


That'll be right Chris :lol: :lol:
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