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eifion
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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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Post by Stickyfinger » 10 Aug 2017, 19:37

about time !

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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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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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Post by CitroJim » 11 Aug 2017, 08:26

A very warm welcome :D I love 205 vans!

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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,

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Post by eifion » 11 Aug 2017, 17:32

van ordinaire wrote:
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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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Post by CitroJim » 11 Aug 2017, 18:12

Sweet :D A lovely project!

What engine does it have?

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

Can see why you bought it.

That petrol consumption is impressive!

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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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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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Post by CitroJim » 12 Aug 2017, 15:12

A 1.1TU has the heart of a lion Van ;)

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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?