Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 19 Jun 2014, 19:23

RichardW wrote:Struggling to imagine you in a new motor Jim..... :mrgreen:


You and many others Richard, it's caused quite a sensation at work :roll:

Can't think why...


lexi wrote:I would need to take the back seats out for gear.


Yes, that's a downside. With the back seats in position there's just enough space for the weekly shop; two bags. It has a parcel ledge rather than a shelf :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by lexi » 20 Jun 2014, 09:42

I can see a C1 bubble car meet coming up.
A black and white video and suitable Boards of Canada music will be available for FCF members. :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 20 Jun 2014, 17:21

lexi wrote:I can see a C1 bubble car meet coming up.


No, don't think so. We'd have nothing to talk about :wink: :lol:

Got my new hose for the V6 today :-D A week and a half before it was due :-D

A very busy non-car weekend in prospect. Mainly karate. Grading is in a couple if weeks and tomorrow we have an afternoon of intensive training..

I'm really hoping to find time to sort the Activa wheel bearing soon. At this rate it'll be winter again and she'll be laid up having spent another summer largely unused!

Such is my life these days :twisted: :roll:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by DickieG » 21 Jun 2014, 07:50

Good lord Jim in a C1, can't quite get my head around the thought #-o :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 21 Jun 2014, 08:23

DickieG wrote:Good lord Jim in a C1, can't quite get my head around the thought #-o :lol:


I am going to have a trip to NP one of these days to confirm this bizarre tale. I shall take pictures as proof.

Test drove one myself last week. Great little car..
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citronut » 21 Jun 2014, 08:42

DickieG wrote:Good lord Jim in a C1, can't quite get my head around the thought #-o :lol:


as i said in you blog Richard

i see Sir Jim is going smaller more frugal and your going bigger more lavished/thirsty :-D :wink:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Jun 2014, 11:14

northern_mike wrote:
DickieG wrote:Good lord Jim in a C1, can't quite get my head around the thought #-o :lol:


I am going to have a trip to NP one of these days to confirm this bizarre tale. I shall take pictures as proof.

Test drove one myself last week. Great little car..


It is true. I really, really do have a C1. Chris570 can vouch for that. He has ridden in it..

I still have my two Xantias Richard. They're not going anywhere. Literally at the moment :lol: :lol:

And as you say Mike, they are great little cars.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 25 Jun 2014, 15:32

I've had the C1 getting on a fortnight now and still very delighted with it. It is a town and commuter car par excellence and does the job it was purchased for absolutely perfectly. :-D

Today though I drove both my Activa and V6 Xantia for the first time since I've had the C1.

Gosh :shock: I'm in the habit of getting very used to cars and I don't properly appreciate them until I've had a spell away. That is very much the case with the Xantias. The Activa is grin-inducing fun, despite a whiny wheel bearing, and the V6 is just sublime :-D

Big problem on the V6. No Aux in socket on the wireless :evil: The other two have one...

Both are down with me for serious spannering this weekend :-D That's something else I've not done for far too long as well due to all else happening around me lately although I'm pleased to say one of those things is more or less now resolved :-D

Been busy in the kitchen today. One loaf baked, one very hot chilli con carne cooked, one fruit cake baked and a batch of chocolate brownies made...

Now I'm off to check over all of my cars. Despite the C1 being so new and fresh it's going to be subject to the same regime as the others on a weekly basis. Only problem is I've not yet worked out how to do Citarobics on it...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by DHallworth » 25 Jun 2014, 18:30

Jim,

This worked perfectly on my Range Rover for over a year before it caught fire...

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=44092

Would sort out your problem of no Aux In on the Series 2 Xantia.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 25 Jun 2014, 18:32

Thanks David, about time I did that mod methinks!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 25 Jun 2014, 21:45

CitroJim wrote:Now I'm off to check over all of my cars. Despite the C1 being so new and fresh it's going to be subject to the same regime as the others on a weekly basis. Only problem is I've not yet worked out how to do Citarobics on it...


What you need is a large, heavy duty seesaw. Work out the balancing points, then park the C1 on one side, and drive the Activa back and forth on the other side. That way they both get a workout!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 26 Jun 2014, 04:14

I like it James :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citronut » 26 Jun 2014, 08:47

DHallworth wrote:Jim,

This worked perfectly on my Range Rover for over a year before it caught fire...

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=44092

David.


so David were it the mod that caused it to catch light/burn #-o :-D :rofl2:

if so it would sort Jims problem eventually ( in a year perhaps ) #-o 8-[ :twisted: :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 26 Jun 2014, 17:27

citronut wrote:if so it would sort Jims problem eventually ( in a year perhaps ) #-o 8-[ :twisted: :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:


I am in the happy position of having no problems to speak of Malcolm bar the one of being unable to listen to my MP3 player in my V6. I have no others :-D

What problem or problems do you believe I have? :? :twisted:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by KP » 26 Jun 2014, 18:28

Sounds like a few minutes with a soldering iron and old cassette is the way to go Jim..
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