Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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

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Nor can I James :-D There is rather a lot of work to do before that can happen though :wink:

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Now you have started do you have an ET2F Jim ?

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Stickyfinger wrote:Now you have started do you have an ET2F Jim ?
Nope, it'll be done when it's done Alasdair. I want to enjoy the project and it won't be rushed :-D

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

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Well well well, Jim WITHOUT a mobile Citroen....how long since that happened mate ?

(and no, that go cart is not a real one ) :)

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Don't worry Alasdair, the Activa will remain on the road in full working order until all parts required for the conversion (engine, gearbox and so on) are all fully refurbished and ready to go/be fitted.

Then, and only then will the Activa come off the road and the conversion proper carried out. Hopefully that will take no longer than a week...

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phewwww

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Stickyfinger wrote:Well well well, Jim WITHOUT a mobile Citroen....how long since that happened mate ?

(and no, that go cart is not a real one ) :)
No they arent, but by heck are they some piece of engineering! The Toyota is a smashing little thing! the Daihatsu 3 cylinder engine is stunning! I love them! We have one! I WANT ONE!

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citroenxm wrote:
Stickyfinger wrote:Well well well, Jim WITHOUT a mobile Citroen....how long since that happened mate ?

(and no, that go cart is not a real one ) :)
No they arent, but by heck are they some piece of engineering! The Toyota is a smashing little thing! the Daihatsu 3 cylinder engine is stunning! I love them! We have one! I WANT ONE!
Paul, I 100% agree :-D

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They are pretty much indestructible too. The way shaun treats his and the mileage he does and it has not put a wheel wrong. He goes through front tyres about every 8000 miles, which shows how he drives! I think it was 28000 miles in January when he got it and nudging 50000 now, every one of them driven flat out! They are amazing!

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

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ours has 110k on it... early ones eat clutches but the larger yaris clutch can be fitted and was fitted as standard from late 08-09...

ive seen some with 150k on them...

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

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My young'uns had an upgraded clutch fitted at 65k. Ours went after the 3yr lease was up ... hated it, too spartan all round. Got a Hyundai i10 now. Beats the c1 hands down all round. More kit, more comfort, more boot space. Try one sometime. Next lease will be a bigger version cos we'll not be doing too many miles by then. This little car averages 54mpg. Just brilliant. Why i ever poured my cash into the c1 i'll never know.

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Gosh Mike, if the i10 is that good that it sees of a C1 then it's got to be an excellent motor indeed..

Well worth a look at I reckon on that basis.

I'll not be though as for the tiny mileage I do the C1 will possibly last me until either it or I fall to bits. I'm likely to be first :twisted: :lol:

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Ours is lease only jim ... 6k pa. Done spot on 3k in just under 6months of ownership. Streets ahead of the c1.

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

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Hyundai are seriously good things now... but for me its the little 3cylinder that does it for me.

are the i10s 3 cylinder?

Cant see what more you would want. A c1 rythem has remote cl... leccy windows.. pas .. abs.. cd player with aux input rev counter.. and optional air con which many have. .. its all there for me at least..

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The engine in the i10 I had as a rental almost exactly a year ago was an impressive package. Felt seriously well put together, was reasonably comfy and went well. Didn't have the quirkiness of the 107 though. Was well equipped though, remote locking, power windows front and rear, air con, a far better sound system including a usb port, cruise control, trip computer and front fogs.

The only complaint I had was that the engine while it was more than up to the job just lacked any "fizz" for want of a better term. It's a very conventional normally aspirated four pot and just drones away. That for me took a bit of the shine off the driving experience. I'd much rather take the 107 just because it's character makes it a more fun car to drive, and it's rev-happy 3-pot that sounds like a flat six is far more capable of putting a smile on my face.