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Post by myglaren » 07 Apr 2011, 23:12

Looks excellent Kev, hope you get lots of happy miles from it.

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Post by Deanxm » 07 Apr 2011, 23:32

yes, it does look very tidy indeed, could of washed it though :roll: :lol:
Exhaust looks good too, i hope you enjoy it, they really are great cars.

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Post by messerschmitt owner » 08 Apr 2011, 11:34

I have to change my sig and remove it from there!

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Post by Toby_HDi » 08 Apr 2011, 18:19

Does look nice Kev,

I look forward to seeing it in the metal!

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Post by Citroenmad » 08 Apr 2011, 22:43

A very tidy looking Xm Kev, very nice, looking forward to seeing it :)

Good job with the silencer, id never of thought about making one myself.
red_dwarfers wrote: I can't help but grin sometimes when I think that I've actually got a 2.1 TD XM with a manual box and a decent trim level 8-)
I have that feeling about my Activa too, excellent 8-)

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Post by CitroJim » 10 Apr 2011, 20:50

She's looking good Kev, just be careful you don't make RUNN jealous... They do get jealous and sulk and you must make sure RUNN is getting plenty of attention too...
red_dwarfers wrote: Back to the XM, should be finished by the weekend ready for a drive to see the sights of Dorset (including zig zag hill :) ) with Toby_HDI.
You'll enjoy Zig Zag Hill Kev :wink:

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Post by Deanxm » 10 Apr 2011, 20:55

How about some of those nice Pictures you posted on the xm.com site in here Kev?, i like the one in the woods, the car looks great.

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Post by Citroenmad » 13 Apr 2011, 17:29

CitroJim wrote:
red_dwarfers wrote: Back to the XM, should be finished by the weekend ready for a drive to see the sights of Dorset (including zig zag hill :) ) with Toby_HDI.
You'll enjoy Zig Zag Hill Kev :wink:
I bought a long term test article of an Activa from a 1996 Topgear magazine, it arrived today. It features driving Zig Zag Hill in the Activa with pictures too.

A quote:
"We started our suspension-sussing tour of wriggly roads at the aptly-named Zig Zag Hill in Dorset. The Xantia took its 15mph second gear bends as flat as a post-juggernaut hedgehog" :lol:

Im sure you will enjoy driving that, I wish it was on my door step! :)

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Post by red_dwarfers » 13 Apr 2011, 22:24

Citroenmad wrote: I bought a long term test article of an Activa from a 1996 Topgear magazine, it arrived today. It features driving Zig Zag Hill in the Activa with pictures too.

A quote:
"We started our suspension-sussing tour of wriggly roads at the aptly-named Zig Zag Hill in Dorset. The Xantia took its 15mph second gear bends as flat as a post-juggernaut hedgehog" :lol:

Im sure you will enjoy driving that, I wish it was on my door step! :)
Zig zag hill is definitly worth a visit :D . Coming back down full lock was a must on a couple of bends, also before we could go up we had to wait for a HGV to snake its way down. Now that was a sight to behold :lol: Toby left me for dust in the Activa and still complained about the performance of the ARCS, by the time I got up the hill he had it parked up and was just finishing off adjusting the roll correctors :lol:

Before we got to zig zag we went up to Cheddar Gorge which was fun and I made a better attempt to keep up with him with sport mode on. Though before that bit we parked up for a natter, a potter around. A section of the conversation went as follows:

Me: Toby, look at that, I think thats a 605 over there, you don't see many of them about!
Toby: Yeah, quite right, quite a high spec level too.
Me: Seems a few interesting cars here, an old H reg Civic and one of those new Meganes over there.
Toby: :shock: Thats not a Megane, its an Avantime :shock:

So pretty much 4 big unique Frenchies parked up within 25 metres of each other by complete chance. Not bad going!

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All in all, a very enjoyable day was had with good company :D

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Post by CitroJim » 14 Apr 2011, 06:20

Excellent :D very good...

Nice to see your Activa back on the road Toby!!!

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Post by Citroenmad » 14 Apr 2011, 10:51

That sounds like an excellent day out 8-)

Both green Citroens looking good in that picture. A few rare spots too, the 605 looks nice, or at least that bit of it does :lol:

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Post by Toby_HDi » 14 Apr 2011, 14:41

Was a good day indeed. It is indeed nice to see it back Jim.

The run seems to have done some good and its running much smoother although still needs a good service. I'm surprised though that so far I've managed in excess of 200 miles on half a tank!

I was complaining the ARCS wasn't working 100% but even so, its a world apart from the Coupé in terms of handling. Time will have it running spot on.

Really, the only things that need doing are a service, HC clean and adjustment and RC adjustment. The exhaust also needs aligning as it is touching the chassis at times.

Thanks to Kev for the company and for my first sit in an XM! Before yesterday I'd never really seen one close up. Kev's really is a nice example.

Kev, what happened to the pictures that were taken at the top of Zig-Zag hill?

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Post by red_dwarfers » 14 Apr 2011, 21:43

Here is the 'top of the hills' collection now I've adjusted them a bit. The first two are Zig Zag and the third is coming down the other side of Cheddar Gorge. Equally amazing views :D

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Post by Citroening » 14 Apr 2011, 21:47

Ah! So that's what hills look like! :lol: :roll: They're a rare sight 'round these parts...

Nice pics Kev - looks like you had a good day out.

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Post by red_dwarfers » 14 Apr 2011, 21:58

Cheers Franklin!
Citroening wrote:Ah! So that's what hills look like! :lol: :roll: They're a rare sight 'round these parts...
So I hear, can't quite get my head around that. Still, no doubt it won't be long before I venture over that way to see what all the fuss is about.