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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by citroenxm » 09 Aug 2015, 21:36

Stickyfinger wrote:Well well well, Jim WITHOUT a mobile Citroen....how long since that happened mate ?

(and no, that go cart is not a real one ) :)
No they arent, but by heck are they some piece of engineering! The Toyota is a smashing little thing! the Daihatsu 3 cylinder engine is stunning! I love them! We have one! I WANT ONE!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 10 Aug 2015, 04:50

citroenxm wrote:
Stickyfinger wrote:Well well well, Jim WITHOUT a mobile Citroen....how long since that happened mate ?

(and no, that go cart is not a real one ) :)
No they arent, but by heck are they some piece of engineering! The Toyota is a smashing little thing! the Daihatsu 3 cylinder engine is stunning! I love them! We have one! I WANT ONE!
Paul, I 100% agree :-D

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 10 Aug 2015, 10:41

They are pretty much indestructible too. The way shaun treats his and the mileage he does and it has not put a wheel wrong. He goes through front tyres about every 8000 miles, which shows how he drives! I think it was 28000 miles in January when he got it and nudging 50000 now, every one of them driven flat out! They are amazing!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by citroenxm » 10 Aug 2015, 20:09

ours has 110k on it... early ones eat clutches but the larger yaris clutch can be fitted and was fitted as standard from late 08-09...

ive seen some with 150k on them...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Northerner » 10 Aug 2015, 22:28

My young'uns had an upgraded clutch fitted at 65k. Ours went after the 3yr lease was up ... hated it, too spartan all round. Got a Hyundai i10 now. Beats the c1 hands down all round. More kit, more comfort, more boot space. Try one sometime. Next lease will be a bigger version cos we'll not be doing too many miles by then. This little car averages 54mpg. Just brilliant. Why i ever poured my cash into the c1 i'll never know.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 11 Aug 2015, 10:12

Gosh Mike, if the i10 is that good that it sees of a C1 then it's got to be an excellent motor indeed..

Well worth a look at I reckon on that basis.

I'll not be though as for the tiny mileage I do the C1 will possibly last me until either it or I fall to bits. I'm likely to be first :twisted: :lol:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Northerner » 11 Aug 2015, 10:21

Ours is lease only jim ... 6k pa. Done spot on 3k in just under 6months of ownership. Streets ahead of the c1.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by citroenxm » 12 Aug 2015, 21:59

Hyundai are seriously good things now... but for me its the little 3cylinder that does it for me.

are the i10s 3 cylinder?

Cant see what more you would want. A c1 rythem has remote cl... leccy windows.. pas .. abs.. cd player with aux input rev counter.. and optional air con which many have. .. its all there for me at least..

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 12 Aug 2015, 22:34

The engine in the i10 I had as a rental almost exactly a year ago was an impressive package. Felt seriously well put together, was reasonably comfy and went well. Didn't have the quirkiness of the 107 though. Was well equipped though, remote locking, power windows front and rear, air con, a far better sound system including a usb port, cruise control, trip computer and front fogs.

The only complaint I had was that the engine while it was more than up to the job just lacked any "fizz" for want of a better term. It's a very conventional normally aspirated four pot and just drones away. That for me took a bit of the shine off the driving experience. I'd much rather take the 107 just because it's character makes it a more fun car to drive, and it's rev-happy 3-pot that sounds like a flat six is far more capable of putting a smile on my face.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Northerner » 12 Aug 2015, 23:04

Your wrong Z ... the engine in the 1.0 is a new 3 pot and runs rings around the citroen. You must be thinking of the old series1 hyundais. Check out the latest models.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 12 Aug 2015, 23:15

Thought that might be the case - the one I had had definitely only recently been introduced when we got it, but that was a year ago and we all know how fast the motoring world moves these days!

A more characterful power unit would really transform the car I reckon, and make it a heck of a lot more fun. Will have to see if I can get hold of one to compare to sometime.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 13 Aug 2015, 08:51

I think you sum up the C1/107 well with the words 'quirky' and 'fizz' Zel :-D

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Northerner » 13 Aug 2015, 09:22

But was yours a 1.0 or 1.2? The range WAS redesigned in 2014 with only the 1.0 option getting a brand new 3cyl engine. There mustnt have been time to redesign both so the 1.2 remained as an older engine. I think theyve just put out the first new 1.2 engined cars recently.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 13 Aug 2015, 22:38

Ours was a 1.2, so that would explain it. Wasn't bad, but just a bit of a dull power unit.

Jim, that was my thinking, and why it struck so much more of a chord with me than most other new metal in 2008 when i started looking for a new car.

Not honestly sure what I'd go for now (not that I'll likely ever be buying a new car again - Morgan 3-Wheeler excepted once the pot is full - a good few years down the line!), but I think the Cactus would get a serious look in. Was well impressed with the demonstrator we had past a few months ago. Only real gripe I had was that the touchscreen (minus in my book immediately anyway) really needed a faster processor. Mine would have to be bright yellow though. Reckon Citroen have missed a trick not offering them with the Airbumps in crazy colours...sorry, but I'm enough of a child inside that the idea of a black one with neon orange or green detailing appeals to me...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 Aug 2015, 04:16

I agree about the Cactus Zel and a yellow one for me too :-D

Academic though as I see my C1 lasting me for many years based on my driving requirements,,,,

I'll likely need a new bike before I need a new car...