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Well Chris, as you seem to like getting lost causes working, this could be worth a look!;

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Get yourself a C4 Chris, you won't regret it!

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I do fancy another XM, I'll have to see if any crop up and take my fancy. :lol:

That 'green' one could be a good car

I am hoping to get around to look at some C4s Franklin, I do like that idea at the moment. Petrol or diesel ... :roll:

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Chris, may I recommend a V6 XM :wink:

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I know where there's a 48k mile Series 1 V6 Xantia going for not a lot of money!

Pictures will be gotten on Monday weather permitting when I finally get a day off work!

David.

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There are so many things I would like and only one space to fill :lol:

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Citroenmad wrote:There are so many things I would like and only one space to fill :lol:
I know but I'm sure you could find a place in your heart for another Xantia V6 though Chris :wink:

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CitroJim wrote:
Citroenmad wrote:There are so many things I would like and only one space to fill :lol:
I know but I'm sure you could find a place in your heart for another Xantia V6 though Chris :wink:
Oh yes, I don't miss many of the cars I have sold but that is one which I really do. I didn't find the V6 the best driving Xantia (clearly the Activa is in a different league) and I think the HDi handles better but the V6 just had a sense of occasion.

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DHallworth wrote:I know where there's a 48k mile Series 1 V6 Xantia going for not a lot of money!

Pictures will be gotten on Monday weather permitting when I finally get a day off work!
Hmm, this could be interesting if the Subaru is sold. I'll have to get a Citroen if I have a Lexia!

Probably another C5 though

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Northern_Mike wrote:I'll have to get a Citroen if I have a Lexia!

Probably another C5 though
The Lexia will give you hours of entertainment with a C5, it'll do many things :lol:

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Citroenmad wrote:
Northern_Mike wrote:I'll have to get a Citroen if I have a Lexia!

Probably another C5 though
The Lexia will give you hours of entertainment with a C5, it'll do many things :lol:
My brother's coming down tomorrow with his. I'm going to show it to him. One of his friends was going on about his code reader, don't know what make, but not cheap and he reckon it's the dogs wotsits.

I'll give my brother some info to disprove that. I was having a good old play with it in the Berlingo this morning.

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You can activate the suspension, front and rear seperate, depressurise the system (goes much lower than low). You can also set the suspension height. Work the horn, boot release, windows, fans, climate control, radio etc etc.

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Citroenmad wrote:You can activate the suspension, front and rear seperate, depressurise the system (goes much lower than low). You can also set the suspension height. Work the horn, boot release, windows, fans, climate control, radio etc etc.
Who needs to actually drive a car when that much fun can be had with a Lexia 8-)

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I went and had a test drive in a petrol C4 Coupe this morning, its been a few years since I last drove one and thought this one might be a contender. It was in pretty good condition but really lacking in service history. It was at a used car garage which seemed very good with a very honest sounding salesman. They had just replaced the remote flip key with a brand new one as the original was broken (those keys never seem to last and are not at all cheap to replace), which was a huge plus and showed they might be willing to spend some money on it.

I had a good dig around it and found some faults, water in the spare wheel well was the worst thing. The garage let me out for a test drive on my own, though there was only fumes in the petrol tank so I didn't go too far. It drove well, I had it on some country lanes and it soaked up the bumps reasonably well, the steering quite responsive and it felt good to drive. It was refined and despite being the lowly 1.4 it really didn't go too badly.

I really love the interior, the dash with all the various readouts dotted around, the steering wheel hub and the view out of the back of the coupe looks great.

The garage said it would have a full service and a check over before it left, they would also put a years MOT on it and do the timing belt too. However the lack of service history (only two recorded) in 76,000 miles really did put me off. If it had not been for that I would have probably bought it, as the garage seems good, the car is in good shape and its well priced too.

I think I know what I want now :-D

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Looking at Davie's VTS I must say it's not a bad choice Chris 8-)

I'm liking them myself... Secretly I always have and have always thought that if I didn't run what I do as a daily driver then a C4 would be the one I'd go for...

The interior particularly appeals to me. The one in Davie's looks very classy indeed.