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Post by andmcit » 02 May 2011, 19:36

I know, buy it as well Chris and have matching bookends. Guess you could
then sell the first one to a forum member if you must downsize too!?

andmcit wrote:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260754375043

Jeez, 150quid!! That's just the scrap money value... :shock: :( :cry:

hope that's not the future for it at the hands of the evil Puggerisers: would
it's mileage be high enough to spare it from such a ropey ending?

Andrew


BTW, this was the latest Activa I ended up with - pal bid on it and got cold feet
and ducked out so I took it on. Very nice car too despite my comments here
that seemed to knock it! :lol: :oops:

Turns out it's the same gunmetal blue/grey as one of my favourite Xm's
and likely to be a favourite Activa due to this fact. Still has Michelins all
round and literally only needs a pair of tyres - spare is a good Michelin
too so it could go onto the road very easily when I get around to it.
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Post by andmcit » 02 May 2011, 19:40

Citroening wrote:Hmm...<thinks>...I've got a proper Activa leather interior here that would just finish that off nicely... :-k


Question is: what did you do to the Activa and where's the rest of it!!!!?? :shock:
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Post by Citroening » 02 May 2011, 19:42

:lol: Don't worry Andrew - it's still safe and sound in the car! Nothing's happened to it!
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Post by Citroenmad » 02 May 2011, 19:48

Franklin, you have a spare set of Activa leather seats? How? Are they for sale? :lol:

andmcit wrote:I know, buy it as well Chris and have matching bookends. Guess you could
then sell the first one to a forum member if you must downsize too!?



Im very happy with mine, but a low mileage and full Citroen hisotry is something which always really appeal to me. Silly really as higher mileage cars (mine is only 117K so not too bad) can be just as good if not better and the history is neither here nor there. At this point its condition all the way. There is nothing wrong with mine but if this had been a few weeks earlier :roll:

Congratulations on the Grey Activa Andrew, very rare colour on the Activa S1 that. Have you any better pictures of it?
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Post by Citroening » 02 May 2011, 19:53

Citroenmad wrote:Franklin, you have a spare set of Activa leather seats? How? Are they for sale? :lol:

:lol: No - It obviously didn't come across how I wanted it - I meant that I've got a set of Activa Leather in my Activa and that I could swap them for the cloth seats in that silver car.

Anyway, we're suppose to be reducing the fleet levels! :roll: :lol:
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Post by Citroenmad » 02 May 2011, 19:56

As you know, its cloth for me, just wondered how you might of came about a spare set, though that explains it :lol:

Id not consider taking out its leather interior, Dantes red with Winter pack and the interior, thats a good combination.

Reducing your fleet levels! You do seem to be adding to them almost by the day at the moment :lol:
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Post by andmcit » 02 May 2011, 20:03

When it has a Hoover and scrub up I'll take some piccies.

It desperately needs a new passenger mirror!! All my spares have been
used and cars in the barn have had theirs broken off when the scumbags
lifted all my stuff so eBay beckons. :(

I'm chuffed to bits with the new purchase even if it doesn't have a hole in
the roof: maybe have to retrofit a Webasto?

Realistically I see it needing at least the x2 middle hydractive spheres but
it doesn't shuffle, blow on it's exhaust and it pulls really well. Bargain for
the price the auction closed at too; my pal isn't bothered either - dodged
a bullet from his Missus!! :lol:

Best of all it's a s1!! May be the spiritual successor to my stolen blue one
which also came from around 20 miles away from it. Amazing - must be the
roads in Devon and Cornwall!
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Post by Citroening » 02 May 2011, 20:05

I agree, it is a very nice combination but the only thing that lets it down is the mileage and a bit of bodywork - nothing unfixable (well, except the mileage obviously! :lol: ) but still there.

...and another CX is being delivered this week too. :roll: :D
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Post by Citroenmad » 02 May 2011, 20:18

Sounds like a very good buy Andrew, and for the money hard to resist.

Citroening wrote:I agree, it is a very nice combination but the only thing that lets it down is the mileage and a bit of bodywork - nothing unfixable (well, except the mileage obviously! :lol: ) but still there.

...and another CX is being delivered this week too. :roll: :D


What is wrong with its mileage Franklin? Its around the 135K mark is it? Thats not bad for a 1996/7 (cant remember what it was exactly now) and if its worn the miles well then who cares?

Mine has 117,200 miles on the clock and without looking at the clocks you would think its done half that at most, no wear to the seat fabric, no exterior wear, it drives tight and pulls amazingly well. Its obviously not a new car but its worn its mileage and age very nicely.

Low mileage cars can be more worn both mechanically and cosmetically depending on how they have been used. So condition is most important, if yours is a tidy one then id not be worried about its mileage, I doubt your going to do too many in it anyway.

What is wrong with the bodywork on it?
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Post by Citroening » 02 May 2011, 20:33

Yep it's around about that figure - it's not here ATM so can't check but 132K rings a bell.
I suppose it's just me in that I have a thing for low mileage cars - my 14TRS is 41,000 miles, other Visa 68,000 miles (although that doesn't really count) and my XM is 56,000 miles.
The bodywork has got some marks and scratches around it but nothing terrible - I'll probably get those sorted out soon.
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Post by Citroenmad » 02 May 2011, 20:40

Im one for low mileage cars too, not quite on the same scale as you but I was the only one wanting to save a 30K mile Xm a couple of years back, our current XM estate was bought on its 58K mile and FCSH and my current C5 had 12K a few months back with FCSH, just to name a few.

Though having owned a few higher mileage cars now, as long as they have been well cared for they generally wear there miles well. Certainly if you have a good one its not worth swapping just for a few less numbers on the clock.

The main thing I like about the low milers is how fresh they feel, both to drive and their interior. My C5 is like a new car, it still amazes me. Obviously its not old but most ive looked at have had a much tougher life.

I enjoy the Activas condition, happily taking it to work and leaving it in the carpark without worrying if anyone is going to open their door onto it or rub a bumper. I would be unimpressed if someone did, as its a very tidy body, but not as annoyed if it happened to my new pin. :lol:
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Post by Deanxm » 02 May 2011, 20:43

Citroenmad wrote:
Deanxm wrote:Xantia Activa, officialy better than a Golf

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I should hope so!
But how have you came to that conclusion? :lol:


by surprising Gti drivers, of course 8-)

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Post by andmcit » 02 May 2011, 20:53

Go on admit it, after the first tiny scratch on your iPhone that 'duck' is broken
now and it's used more freely allowing you to enjoy it's use more than having
the museum exhibit/scared to touch it one where it's 'too painful' to use it...

Nothing wrong with high milers, for example, a manual car hanging around
60-80k is just waiting for another clutch where one having covered 130k is
either still on borrowed time with it's original or on a fresh new one with
another 50k? Same with suspension joints and exhausts of low use cars
are usually rubbish where they rot from the inside out with moisture that's
never burned out.

This all assumes of course the higher mile car hasn't been driven into the
ground and is purely still only trading on past glories (bit like UK.co.uk really).
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Post by Deanxm » 02 May 2011, 21:00

Sorry lads but mileage doesnt mean a thing, My xm had 45k on it when i bought it with full history and its in far better condition now at 19years of age with 95k on the clock.
Low mileage means one thing and one thing ony, the seller gets to bend you over for a silly amount of money.
What you should be interested in more than anytng else, is the habbits of the previous owners and their attitude to mechanical sympathy.

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Post by andmcit » 02 May 2011, 21:06

Totally agree Dean. I love these threads that meander through such varied
and interesting subjects!!

My brother in law's Ma's had to have a new clutch in her Citroen C2 with
IIRC 18k miles - OK apparently these seem prone to masively premature
clutch wear but it may also have a sh¡tload to do with her driving style too
yet many would jump at the car at 15k miles and not give the time of day
to a 50k one if it was an either/or choice.
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