Admiral51 Citroen Adventures

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Re: Admiral51 Citroen Adventures

Post by admiral51 » 26 Dec 2012, 18:37

16 months and no update,no excuses,i have been mega idle :(

just a quick update.

We still have the C5 and to date it has been faultless once the dealership issues have been ignored,never again will i buy a car from a dealership.

Our other Chevron badged car has had its little niggles,mainly due to my lack of attention to detail, but once again she passed her MOT at the first attempt,this time with no checks before by me.

will post those long promised photos soon.

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Re: Admiral51 Citroen Adventures

Post by CitroJim » 26 Dec 2012, 18:41

Hi Colin, good to see you :-D

I was thinking about you the other day and thought it was a long tome since we'd heard fro you on here..

Good to hear all is going well...

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Re: Admiral51 Citroen Adventures

Post by Citroenmad » 28 Dec 2012, 22:24

Good to see you back :) and also that your C5III is impressing 8-)

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Re: Admiral51 Citroen Adventures

Post by admiral51 » 27 May 2019, 18:09

Nearly 7 years without any input, so much has happened and not a peep from me in my own Blog, totally indefensible :)

Well i will be updating this thread over the coming days just need to take stock of what has taken place over the last 7 years and as i get older my old brain forgets stuff so need to make this right lol

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Re: Admiral51 Citroen Adventures

Post by admiral51 » 30 May 2019, 19:38

Well where do i start, where i left off i guess.
The VSX was sold for scrap in 2013 ( how i wish i had stored it ) after a shunt that twisted the front chassis. Not saying anything else about the VSX from here on in, i loved that car and looking back at the pics hurts.
We then got a 2002 plate Xsara ( same blue :( ) and to be fair it did a job, got me to work and back whilst the good lady had the C5 X7 as her daily driver.
The C5 was never a problem car during this time, apart from needing the odd paint touch up and wheel refurb every now and again( more again TBH ).
Those that have been on here will probably now know my old C5 X7 as the " Devil Car " , but i still miss it lol
The Xsara our lad learnt to drive in, and does hold a place in the family history for that reason, other than that it was nothing special, but it did not let me down as my get to work car for nearly 2 years so i respected it, just didnt fall in love with it.
Then we get to early 2016 and and all hell is let loose :))
The lad wants to get a car to continue his learning in and have a car to drive once he passes his test, so we go hunting, and being a sensible person i try to steer him towards a £2k ( his money not ours ) car that is cheap to run and has a good rep for reliability and is easy ish to fix........

He decided that a Ford was not for him and he bought a 2005 C4 :)

What do parents know lol

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Re: Admiral51 Citroen Adventures

Post by admiral51 » 30 May 2019, 20:05

Late 2016, early 2017 the Xsara decided to throw its toys out of the pram ( well clutch went awol ) and i needed something else so i bought a 1998 Focus 2.0 Ghia that was pretty mint, older couple had had it and it had done 2k miles in 4 years, it even had the cambelt water pump etc done 2 years previous for £600.
The lad is happy with his C4, SWMBO loves the C5 X7 and all is well, then the boy decides he wants a BMW and we lend him the cash until he sells the C4....................
Well after spending cash getting the C4 ready to sell and fixing problems that this forum helped us sort i decided that the C4 was the car to keep and get rid of the Focus :)
So now SWMBO still has the Devil Car and i have the C4 the boy has a BMW.........
The Boy decides the BMW is scrap after a few months ( sorry for the extra s ) and decides he is going to get a BMW 5 series 57 plate M sport kit low mileage and i went with him to look at it and is a cracking looking car so he buys it..
Fast fwd to late October 2018 and the boy is not happy with his BMW and we are having issues with the Devil Car, so what does he go and do he goes and buys a 2010 C5 X7 and says we can have it to replace the Devil Car and he will get a cheap runaround, kids who needs them =D> =D>
We refused the offer but we ran out of time to fix the Devil Car and i needed something to get me to work and back, so we went and bought a W plate Xantia :-D
Nearly upto date, just need to post some pics of all our Citroens :rofl2:

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Re: Admiral51 Citroen Adventures

Post by admiral51 » Yesterday, 18:59

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Re: Admiral51 Citroen Adventures

Post by admiral51 » Yesterday, 19:30

Well depending on what happens with my Son's new car, if it is classed as a write off he will be driving the Xantia, the good lady is driving the C5 we just bought off him, i will be driving the C4.
If his new car is repaired then unfortunately i will be looking to sell the Xantia asap . As much as i love it i have to be realistic, the C4 is worth next to nothing to sell yet is okay as a daily driver to and from work ( 350 miles a week ) and i would only use the Xantia for that purpose, would be a shame to put close to 15.5k on it a year.
Current mileage is 90k, recently had all spheres changed plus hydraflush for 3k miles and then new LHM . New boots all round, 11 months MOT, very clean inside, original stereo head unit, all steering wheel controls work.
Has spent a lot of time ( 14 years i think ) in Spain, cambelt water pump done in 2014 think mileage was 74k but will need to check.
Oil/fuel/air filters and oil change at time of MOT so 1 month ago.
Have not yet got round to sorting the A/C out.
I know it looks and reads like an advert, and i guess it is but wanted to post it here so it gives Forum members a chance to have a look and think before i really put it up for sale.
I am more than happy to provide extra pictures if required and yes atm it is off the road as i have only now received the return feed pipe for the n/s/f strut return which will be done this weekend, and if i do not break the clamp then i will throw in the extra pipe and clamp bought just in case.
No price given for the simple reason that it is worth only what someone wants to pay.
Gonna hurt to sell it, but head has to rule the heart, and she deserves to be loved.