Who is the youngest C5 owner?

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Who is the youngest C5 owner?

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6 years ago when I bought my C5 aged 23, the dealer thought I was the youngest C5 owner in the country.

Who is the youngest on here?

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Not me :D

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Post by Citroenmad »

Ah is this aimed at me Ben? :lol:

Im buying Bens C5 next weekend, so it might be me, at 21 there can't be many people younger with a C5?

Chris.

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Post by Deanxm »

At 21 Chris i think your the youngest XM owner too :wink:

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Post by andmcit »

Nearest I can get is 18yo when I had my own CX 2.4 GTi! :D

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Post by red_dwarfers »

Deanxm wrote:At 21 Chris i think your the youngest XM owner too :wink:

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For the time being, unless I take it down to 20 next year :wink:

Had my Xantia when I was 18, will be celebrating a year of Citroen ownership in March 8)

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Post by Citroenmad »

Hi Dean,

As you may have realised, after me saying we have had the Xm 6 years, that would mean i would have been 15 when i bought it, nice idea, but unfortunately not.

The Xm is my dads, although after a spell off the road due to the MOT and tax running out because he never used the car, we got it road going again (not that it needed anything other than MOTing and taxing!) and i started using it as an occasional/best car.

So no its not really mine :( however i am the only person who drives it now, so ive pretty much taken it on as my own in the past year :)

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Post by andmcit »

My father pulls a similar stroke on me with MY cars actually, not that I mind
as I like them all rotated around in use to keep them fit! Do you do the DIY
Chris or does your Father as I somehow got lumbered with it!! :roll:

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We both do it, he tought me how to recharge the spheres so i can do that now. Usually servicing i do, as with the rest of the cars, which i like doing. Bigger things my dad helps me with, although the Xm has never needed anything too major.

I would rather have one of my own, ive often thought about buying one, but then i always come to the conclusion that there is already an Xm there and its free for me to use. If i did get one of my own, i can't see our current one getting much use at all, im always saying cars are to be driven, so if it wasnt being used by me, it wouldnt be.

I see so many cars i want, mainly Xms and Activas, but so far have resisted buying one.

I got the Xm insured, for me to drive, last year so i could to take it to a CCC event and my dad was taking his van. Since then ive not been able to get out of it! Ive always liked Citroens, although never having the chance to drive one for any length of time before then, it was my first experience of driving a true Citroen.

So now im hooked as you know, the C5 will be my own first hydraulic Citroen, its no Xm, but it suits what i want perfectly.
I plan on getting an Xm or Xantia Activa some point soon, but we shall have to see how things go :)

Chris.

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Post by Deanxm »

My father pulls a similar stroke on me with MY cars actually, not that I mind
as I like them all rotated around in use to keep them fit!
I can see it now Andrew, AndmcitHire! keeps them all used and brings in some extra income.......to buy more Activa's, with sunroofs i guess :lol:

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Post by jgra1 »

hmmm

my dad keeps trying to get his hands on my coupe! and attempting to win me over with a cherokee that runs on LPG

(for sale if anyone wants it, in fact I will pay you to take it so he stops trying to force it on me :twisted: )

good if you live on a mountain with an LPG garage at the bottom :twisted:

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Post by andmcit »

Chris, which recharging kit/system do you use? Valprex?

John, I guess when it runs out of juice getting to the top, gravity get's
it back down to the bottom? :)

Actually Dean, biggest mistake I've ever made over the years was loan
my cars to good friends as it's stretched the definition of good! :(
Unfortunately, for one reason or another they've all come back a lot
worse for wear and a Cx was so ruined it had to be scrapped... :shock:

Seems my 'thing' for sunroofs is a bit of a claustrophobia issue as I really
hate solid top lids; the v6 I've just got seems to be a very rare specced
model with one fitted and its tilted permanently and opened a lot of the
time irrespective of the weather - a star-roof sounds more exotic!! :P

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Post by bencowell »

Congratulations Chris on being the youngest C5 owner so far!

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Post by Citroenmad »

Thanks Ben, its a great car, i love it 8)

Its had a good run out today, 5 people, lots of shopping and 4 huge bags of horse feed in the boot, up and down some some very steep and twisty roads, yet it still did 46.8MPG on that run. Not to mention the space, comfort, features and the drive. Superb car, as you know! :)

Thanks again, i might see you Sunday?

Chris.