Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by elma » 14 Aug 2015, 11:55

Totally agree on the Cactus. A friend has one and it's quite nice, decent headroom too. The touchscreen is just dangerous though and needs some sort of tactile feedback to be viable.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by citroenxm » 14 Aug 2015, 13:21

Totall disagree on the cactus.. a car needs to look for me to like it.. and I just dont like the split lamp front end from the c4 picasso.. and if the next c5 adopts that front which I think it is then future citroen driving for me is numbered and limited increadbly...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 Aug 2015, 13:43

Yes, but Paul, it's different and quirky... A proper Citroen :-D

At least you're not driving an anonymous eurobox in a Cactus. Even the name is quirky...

I like all of that.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 14 Aug 2015, 13:47

Daft bloody car, agree the touch screen is very very dangerous, better than the DS however with its MASSIVE central console that prevents me moving my left leg....stupid design

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 Aug 2015, 13:51

Which DS in particular Alasdair?

I find, C1 excepted, a lot of modern cars very claustrophobic with their high dashes and tiny side-windows.. The Xantia and C1 are like greenhouses in comparison...

Due to my claustrophobia it's a very important consideration for me...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 14 Aug 2015, 14:43

DS4 was the one I drove/sat in
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Note the consul side walls extending up/into the leg/knee space.....as a 6 footer that makes it horrid, so much so that it would instantly rule the car out......WHY make bloody great walls ?
Draw a line down from its edge to the seat, it is further in than the edge of the seat, just plain stupid, they have lost the plot totally.
The seat squab also does not support my legs, why to short, the Activa seats are 500% better....it really surprised me how bad (for me) it was.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by myglaren » 14 Aug 2015, 16:29

Looks very 'busy' in there :(.
The controls looks as though they fell off an eighties boom box.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by elma » 14 Aug 2015, 16:44

Stickyfinger wrote:Daft bloody car, agree the touch screen is very very dangerous, better than the DS however with its MASSIVE central console that prevents me moving my left leg....stupid design


That's a pet hate of mine. Even modern Volvo's touch up my legs too much. One of the many reasons I still like Xantias.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 14 Aug 2015, 16:51

The DS4 is a disgrace, I told the Marketing Manager at the Citroen BBQ and showed him the problem, he did not like it much and just walked away huffing about me being "to tall" before I even got out of the car...what a pric7

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 Aug 2015, 16:57

Agreed, it is awful :evil:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by elma » 14 Aug 2015, 17:05

It's aimed at teenagers though isn't it? Looks just like an Xbox and you grow out of it at 6ft, perfect really. I don't like it either but it would've beaten a Saxo when I was 17.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 Aug 2015, 17:11

How can Teenagers afford a DS4 James? I had trouble affording a C1 :roll:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by elma » 14 Aug 2015, 17:14

I don't know Jim, are they expensive? I thought Citroen was becoming budget Peugeot with LEDs for the younger cooler market. Must've missed me.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Northerner » 14 Aug 2015, 17:18

Quite James .... have you seen the latest C1 ... full of girlie toys. Touchscreens are surely just a mobile in disguise. Why cant the authorities see that and ban them? The people i see messing on in front of me while completely oblivious to whats going on around them ... argh!!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by elma » 14 Aug 2015, 17:23

Agreed, the Cactus touchscreen scares me. You need to press the tabs on the lhs to flick between trip computer, air con, stereo, sat nav etc. It's not possible to do safely whilst driving as far as I'm concerned. If you need to change something on the hop nothing beats a good old fashioned button you can feel for. Shame really as the Cactus seems a decent, spacious, economical car otherwise.