Vince's XM...213k and slowing....

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Re: Vince's VSX - SOLD....XM coming soon...

Post by Citroenmad » 12 Jul 2012, 21:18

Oh really?

Im sure that is different on S2 cars, I thought our SXs had the provision for the second screen. Still, if its only the rear roof trim which needs changing, that is not a big deal.

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Re: Vince's VSX - SOLD....XM coming soon...

Post by citroenxm » 12 Jul 2012, 21:26

Yup Chris Really, I have looked! Ive got about 5 rear screens lying about!!

I could have a spare rear trim! Im not sure..

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Re: Vince's XM - VSX back up for sale again.

Post by vince » 13 Jul 2012, 19:28

THE BEAST IS BACK ! :lol:

Well the xm is back home at my house. It completed the 110 mile trip through torrential rain (again) and Manchester rush hour traffic with ease :wink:
Its such a nice car to drive and very floaty and heavy. Yes it feels different than the Xantia does but i like it :)

The 2.1 pulls strongly especially up hills where the xantia felt less torquey and drifted up to 90mph with ease whilst fast laning all the way back to Manchester along the M56.

So what are some of my most favourite bits on it so far?.
1, The variable resistor control for the interior blower :lol: Its great being able to precisely set the fan speed rather than 1 2 3 or 4
2, The dual cabin heater control
3, The manual hydractive button with dash warning lamp for sport position
4, the fact that the ticking indicator relay in on the passemger side of the cabin so its not ticking right in front of me
5, The ride and styling of course
but not to be forgotten......how many cars can you reach through the centre of the steering wheel :lol:

Its big, its barmy, its brilliant 8-)...and it swallows nearlly all of my drive :lol:

The best feeling driving back was hustling along with the fast lane audi's and bmw's etc in a big old xm and imagining what they must be thinking...."whats that"! :P

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Re: Vince's XM - VSX back up for sale again.

Post by DickieG » 13 Jul 2012, 19:37

Good to hear you're enjoying your new purchase Vince.
vince wrote:but not to be forgotten......how many cars can you reach through the centre of the steering wheel :lol:
Oh dear, avoid doing that is my advice, I have many tales to tell about the perils of reaching through the centre of the steering wheel and the consequences :lol:

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Re: Vince's XM - VSX back up for sale again.

Post by Trainman » 13 Jul 2012, 19:51

Glad you got back with "The Beast"

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Re: Vince's XM - VSX back up for sale again.

Post by citroenxm » 13 Jul 2012, 21:14

You found yur way out then steve.. good to see you today..

nice one vince. glad you enjoyed the trip and hope you like the car..

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Re: Vince's XM - VSX back up for sale again.

Post by red_dwarfers » 13 Jul 2012, 21:27

Glad to hear it's back. I'll bet that you'll look out the window and smile just before you go to bed :lol:
There certainly is something special about darting around in an XM, now you just need to kit the car out with some early 90s executive technology!
DickieG wrote: Oh dear, avoid doing that is my advice, I have many tales to tell about the perils of reaching through the centre of the steering wheel and the consequences :lol:
Ouch!

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Re: Vince's XM - VSX back up for sale again.

Post by Citroening » 13 Jul 2012, 21:32

Good to hear you've got it Vince - however, no pics?!! :lol: :wink: :wink:

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Re: Vince's XM - VSX back up for sale again.

Post by Deanxm » 13 Jul 2012, 21:34

no pics indeed, whats going on Vince? anyone would thihnk you have a had a long day :lol:

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Re: Vince's XM - VSX back up for sale again.

Post by Trainman » 13 Jul 2012, 21:57

citroenxm wrote:You found yur way out then steve.. good to see you today..
Oh aye, didn't want to spend to much time in the depth's of sheep country....... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I've got a Welsh mate, and I know how touchy he can be ........... Had a good run back as well, I was back in Warrington for half one .......... and that's all I'm saying...........

Really good to see you too, buddy. I'll see you at ICCCR :?: or CXM, and don't forget what I said about taking the C6 for a jolly :wink:
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Re: Vince's XM - VSX back up for sale again.

Post by red_dwarfers » 13 Jul 2012, 21:58

I would say that even a long day isn't an excuse in this situation :lol:

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Re: Vince's XM - VSX back up for sale again.

Post by Deanxm » 13 Jul 2012, 22:11

No fair point but i can only assume the extream lack of Vince we are experiencing this evening must mean he's out playing...............

So, vote, will Vince be;
A, giving the car a good clean this weekend
B, taking the family to some far flung viewpoint/attraction wild horses couldnt of dragged him to previously, OR
C, all of the above?

place your bets gentlemen................

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Re: Vince's XM - VSX back up for sale again.

Post by citroenxm » 13 Jul 2012, 22:14

A

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Re: Vince's XM - VSX back up for sale again.

Post by Citroening » 13 Jul 2012, 22:16

C - All of the above.

However I think a slight amendment is needed for option A - I bet he's outside right now with the rotary polisher... :twisted: :wink: Notice that he's not online and not posted since 7:30pm after announcing he'd got the XM... :wink:

"Just got to pop outside to check on the car..."

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Re: Vince's XM - VSX back up for sale again.

Post by citroenxm » 13 Jul 2012, 22:18

Im looking forward to vinces magic on the body... as mechanically theres nothing to do!!

Top end rebuild 60k ago including new injector nozzles etc.
cam belt and water pump and tensioners 8k ago.
Recent exhaust front to back
Rear 3 spheres all good
new front 3 spheres today.
new rear brake pads yesterday
Starts perfectly on all four no messing.
new clutch (valeo) last friday!
All drop links and track rod ends recent too
drivers inner track arm replaced too due to play in inner ball joint
Parking brake cables recent too

so mechanically nothing to do!!