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eifion
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Finally joined

Post by eifion » 10 Aug 2017, 18:59

Hello

I've been meaning to join this forum for a while, having owned Citroen XMs for years, but I've just bought a Peugeot 205 van to go with them and am now happily commuting in it. It makes a change not to have to wait for the suspension to rise before setting off.

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Re: Finally joined

Post by Stickyfinger » 10 Aug 2017, 19:37

about time !
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Re: Finally joined

Post by white exec » 10 Aug 2017, 19:51

Welcome, eifion!
That's a splendid collection of cars. Look forward to some photos of them all.
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van ordinaire
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Location: Live & work in London but weekend in Devon (or do I now live in Torbay & work in London?)
My Cars: Citroens:-
'81 2CV Club (quietly sleeping in a parallel universe)
'05 (yes, really) C15
others:-
'96 Jeep Cherokee (n.b. has some Renault heritage) - the "parts car"
'99 Jeep Cherokee Orvis - the green one
'97 Jeep Cherokee Limited - the red one
'98 Cadillac STS (named after a Frenchman, remember)
'99 Cadillac STS
& numerous what might be described as abandoned projects!
x 86

Re: Finally joined

Post by van ordinaire » 11 Aug 2017, 00:20

epecially the 205 van, I didn't know there were any over here. Is that a 205 with no side windows, the one with the 'glass extension instead of the tailgate or a real, C15 style van?
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Citroens:-
'81 2CV Club :cry:
'05 C15 :!:
others:-
'96 Jeep Cherokee - the "parts car" :(
'99 Cherokee - the green one [-o<
'97 Cherokee - the red one :?
'98 Cadillac STS 8-[
'99 Cadillac STS :|
& the numerous "abandoned projects" #-o

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Re: Finally joined

Post by CitroJim » 11 Aug 2017, 08:26

A very warm welcome :D I love 205 vans!
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Re: Finally joined

Post by Peter.N. » 11 Aug 2017, 10:46

Hi Eifion

Welcome to the forum. I to like your cars, I ran 2.1 XM estates for 15 years for work and did a lot of miles in them, I would probably still have one if there were any cheap rust free ones about,

Peter
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eifion
Posts: 13
Joined: 09 Aug 2017, 19:24
Location: North Wales
My Cars: 1972 Citroen DS
1990 Peugeot 205 Van
1998 Citroen XM Estate
2000 Citroen XM
x 6

Re: Finally joined

Post by eifion » 11 Aug 2017, 17:32

van ordinaire wrote:
11 Aug 2017, 00:20
epecially the 205 van, I didn't know there were any over here. Is that a 205 with no side windows, the one with the 'glass extension instead of the tailgate or a real, C15 style van?


Thanks for the welcomes. The van is a 205 hatchback with no back windows (or rear seats). It looked like this when I bought it, it's shinier now, but there's still things to do on it.

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Re: Finally joined

Post by CitroJim » 11 Aug 2017, 18:12

Sweet :D A lovely project!

What engine does it have?
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eifion
Posts: 13
Joined: 09 Aug 2017, 19:24
Location: North Wales
My Cars: 1972 Citroen DS
1990 Peugeot 205 Van
1998 Citroen XM Estate
2000 Citroen XM
x 6

Re: Finally joined

Post by eifion » 11 Aug 2017, 20:08

CitroJim wrote:
11 Aug 2017, 18:12
Sweet :D A lovely project!

What engine does it have?


It's a 1.1 petrol, and base spec so vinyl seats and no radio. I'm getting a good 45mpg out of it, though, so no complaints.
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van ordinaire
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Posts: 1051
Joined: 23 Jun 2015, 14:45
Location: Live & work in London but weekend in Devon (or do I now live in Torbay & work in London?)
My Cars: Citroens:-
'81 2CV Club (quietly sleeping in a parallel universe)
'05 (yes, really) C15
others:-
'96 Jeep Cherokee (n.b. has some Renault heritage) - the "parts car"
'99 Jeep Cherokee Orvis - the green one
'97 Jeep Cherokee Limited - the red one
'98 Cadillac STS (named after a Frenchman, remember)
'99 Cadillac STS
& numerous what might be described as abandoned projects!
x 86

Re: Finally joined

Post by van ordinaire » 11 Aug 2017, 21:43

Can see why you bought it.

That petrol consumption is impressive!
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Citroens:-
'81 2CV Club :cry:
'05 C15 :!:
others:-
'96 Jeep Cherokee - the "parts car" :(
'99 Cherokee - the green one [-o<
'97 Cherokee - the red one :?
'98 Cadillac STS 8-[
'99 Cadillac STS :|
& the numerous "abandoned projects" #-o

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CitroJim
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Posts: 39356
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
Location: North Bucks
My Cars: An orange Skoda 120, a pretty blue Pug 207, Sally the white Saxo, a Giant TCR Bike and a Giant TCR Pro Bike.
x 734

Re: Finally joined

Post by CitroJim » 12 Aug 2017, 04:30

Those TU 1.1 engines are excellent! The TU engine in my opinion is one of the very best :)

My first exposure to the TU was in an AX in 1990. I instantly fell in love with it and that love has remained strong...

My 207 has what is essentially a TU engine in it and it's possibly the best bit of the car!
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van ordinaire
donor 2017
Posts: 1051
Joined: 23 Jun 2015, 14:45
Location: Live & work in London but weekend in Devon (or do I now live in Torbay & work in London?)
My Cars: Citroens:-
'81 2CV Club (quietly sleeping in a parallel universe)
'05 (yes, really) C15
others:-
'96 Jeep Cherokee (n.b. has some Renault heritage) - the "parts car"
'99 Jeep Cherokee Orvis - the green one
'97 Jeep Cherokee Limited - the red one
'98 Cadillac STS (named after a Frenchman, remember)
'99 Cadillac STS
& numerous what might be described as abandoned projects!
x 86

Re: Finally joined

Post by van ordinaire » 12 Aug 2017, 15:08

A 1.1 AX is one thing, having to haul (most of) a 205 around & still return good mpg is something else again - which, of course, only goes to underline your experience/observations/comments.
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Citroens:-
'81 2CV Club :cry:
'05 C15 :!:
others:-
'96 Jeep Cherokee - the "parts car" :(
'99 Cherokee - the green one [-o<
'97 Cherokee - the red one :?
'98 Cadillac STS 8-[
'99 Cadillac STS :|
& the numerous "abandoned projects" #-o

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CitroJim
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Posts: 39356
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
Location: North Bucks
My Cars: An orange Skoda 120, a pretty blue Pug 207, Sally the white Saxo, a Giant TCR Bike and a Giant TCR Pro Bike.
x 734

Re: Finally joined

Post by CitroJim » 12 Aug 2017, 15:12

A 1.1TU has the heart of a lion Van ;)
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Re: Finally joined

Post by red_dwarfers » 14 Aug 2017, 22:05

Good to hear from you again. I've still got my green XM from when we passed each other in North Wales a few years back while you were in the DS. Was it you that I then nabbed a lift to on the scenic drive at the following DS rally?
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Kev

'98 S1 Xantia 1.9 TurboD Desire 2
'97 S2 XM 2.1 TurboD Manual VSX
'81 GSA 1.3 Club
'93 Peugeot 605 2.1 TurboD Manual SRDT

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