Citrojim's Ka, Skoda, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by demag » 08 Nov 2016, 11:47

I always fancied a 2.0 hdi desire but somehow never got one, you know that pale metallic blue colour. Gorgeous. :-)

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 08 Nov 2016, 11:57

Yes, I do Dave. I like that colour very much myself. A friend has a Xsara Picasso in the same colour...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 08 Nov 2016, 12:46

My C5 is in Icelandic Grey, which is a pale metallic blue.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by demag » 08 Nov 2016, 13:36

Icelandic Grey. Brrrr! :-) That sounds cold.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by RichardW » 08 Nov 2016, 13:58

Not suggesting you buy this one, Jim, but here is some inspiration!!

C15 Camper conversion
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 08 Nov 2016, 14:27

RichardW wrote:Not suggesting you buy this one, Jim, but here is some inspiration!!

C15 Camper conversion


That looks good Richard :D Would suit me a treat!

Shame the listing has ended as I could not see how much was being asked for it...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by RichardW » 08 Nov 2016, 14:35

Suggesting on the Visa forum was that it was £2k...which seems rather a lot! The plastic bodied Romahomes seem to go for quite a lot though.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 08 Nov 2016, 15:04

If you're looking for a nice compact camper Jim, you could always look for one of these...

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Don't want to think what they probably change hands for these days though! Never actually seen one in person, but they are alleged to be quite a clever bit of packaging in terms of the space they managed to create in such a small footprint to allow to attach to a car with no mods (save for temporary removal of the tailgate obviously).
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 08 Nov 2016, 15:13

I like that Saab a lot Zel :D

Richard, yes, I've looked at the cost of C15 Romahomes and it's best described as 'eyewatering'....
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by elma » 08 Nov 2016, 17:52

The C15 is relisted with an asking price of £1500.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 08 Nov 2016, 18:09

elma wrote:The C15 is relisted with an asking price of £1500.


That's more like it...

I won't be buying though as I've not yet retired ;)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 11 Nov 2016, 16:08

I have the solemn duty of reporting a death in the family today :( This afternoon at approximately 12:20 the battery on the Activa was found to be dead...

It was only 5 years old but to be fair, it had been a bit off the pace for a while now...

Fortunately, the Deathtrap uses exactly the same battery and as she's just about to be SORN'd she donated hers to the grateful Activa :)

The Activa showed her delight by bursting to life with great vigour and no more than about half a rotation of the engine...

It's definitely the battery as the alternator is putting out a good 14.4V and the quiescent current draw is around 30mA...

Checked over both Gabriel and the Activa today and both are fine. Gabriel's using no fluids and loosing no air from her tyres over the course of a week so that's good...

Also took the Activa out for a very peasant drive in the sunshine today :D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by xantiamanic » 11 Nov 2016, 16:27

"Peasant drive" [emoji3][emoji3][emoji3]

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by myglaren » 11 Nov 2016, 17:07

Is that where you wave cheerily to the peasants as you splash them with muddy water?
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 11 Nov 2016, 17:27

xantiamanic wrote:"Peasant drive" [emoji3][emoji3][emoji3]


myglaren wrote:Is that where you wave cheerily to the peasants as you splash them with muddy water?


:rofl2: Bloody spell chucker :evil:

Well, you do feel very special when driving an Activa ;)
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