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Post by XantiaMan » 14 Sep 2009, 20:25

Drove the Activa this weekend first time in 3 weeks, just thought i would mention it.

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Post by CitroJim » 14 Sep 2009, 21:14

XantiaMan583 wrote:Drove the Activa this weekend first time in 3 weeks, just thought i would mention it.


Bet it felt good as well Gareth :D

I've been running around in mine these past few days; mine has been criminally under-used this year :(

That'll change now the 2.1TD has gone to pastures new...

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Post by myglaren » 14 Sep 2009, 21:17

CitroJim wrote:
XantiaMan583 wrote:Drove the Activa this weekend first time in 3 weeks, just thought i would mention it.


Bet it felt good as well Gareth :D

I've been running around in mine these past few days; mine has been criminally under-used this year :(

That'll change now the 2.1TD has gone to pastures new...


You need to fix your avatar to reflect that Jim :)

Just photoshop it out :twisted:

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Post by XantiaMan » 14 Sep 2009, 21:30

CitroJim wrote:
XantiaMan583 wrote:Drove the Activa this weekend first time in 3 weeks, just thought i would mention it.


Bet it felt good as well Gareth :D

I've been running around in mine these past few days; mine has been criminally under-used this year :(

That'll change now the 2.1TD has gone to pastures new...


Yes it did, not as good as other things :lol: but as a reminder of just how sublime and refined the car is to drive, smooth and unfussed power delivery and of course, that handling and good brakes, it reminded me of the reason why its my only car still in use when needed.

As ever i talk about performance which is something it lacks as standard, i have noticed a vast difference in how it went from Saturday to Sunday when there was a big temperature difference. I may consider water injection for it, simple to install and will drop my inlet temperatures and allow a bit more ignition advance, offsetting any slight bhp drop from the water in the charge. Fitting a bigger intercooler would be time consuming, difficult and expensive and not in keeping with the cars subtle nature.

I gave it a wash as weeks of cat paw prints and dust made it look quite untidy, i still love the colour when the sun hits it.

Its pretty much as i want it, will be needing new front tyres, oil change, clutch maybe but its holding ok at the moment. MOT due November which it should sail through.

More importantly i need to sort Jim out with some bodywork on his V6 and Activa, but work is still coming in strong and weekends usually reserved for family, running out of time this year!

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Post by red_dwarfers » 14 Sep 2009, 21:42

Glad to hear business is strong Gareth :D

How about this one for Jim then Steve? :twisted:

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Post by andmcit » 14 Sep 2009, 21:45

Nice one Kev!! :lol:








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Post by myglaren » 14 Sep 2009, 21:53

You are putting temptation in his way with that one Kev!

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Post by CitroJim » 14 Sep 2009, 22:09

:lol: :lol: :lol:

That CX really looks like it should be there too...

Reminds me, I must change my Avatar now my 2.1TD has been rehomed...

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Post by andmcit » 14 Sep 2009, 22:20

Or how about a GS 1222... :twisted:

that'd be right on your wavelength Jim!

After all, a Cx or an Xm would be far too 'undemanding'... :lol:



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Post by KP » 15 Sep 2009, 07:49

CX 2.5GTi Turbo maybe??

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Post by CitroJim » 15 Sep 2009, 07:54

andmcit wrote:Or how about a GS 1222... :twisted:

that'd be right on your wavelength Jim!


That thought has floated across my horizon many times Andrew, especially as I so wanted one when I first started driving...

And it'll nicely fit on my drive too :D

Maybe in a while....

I'd love a CX 2.5GTi Will but I have to think of the space I have available. They're a seriously long car and a GS is nice and short!

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Post by XantiaMan » 15 Sep 2009, 07:55

Strange how this has gone completely OT!

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Post by CitroJim » 15 Sep 2009, 07:58

I put it down to poor administration and moderation of this forum Gareth :lol: :lol: :lol: :twisted: :roll:

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Post by red_dwarfers » 15 Sep 2009, 20:01

CitroJim wrote:I put it down to poor administration and moderation of this forum Gareth :lol: :lol: :lol: :twisted: :roll:


I totally agree Jim, I'll leave it with you to have a word with them.







:lol: :lol: :lol:


Sorry Gareth :oops:
Glad to hear that the Activa is still going strong :D
You almost want one of those car cover things to save the Activa getting too dirty. Though saying that if the cats round your area are anything like ours they will enjoy playing around and hiding under them :evil:

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Post by XantiaMan » 15 Sep 2009, 20:03

Bloody cats.....