Dean's Activa/XM/V6 and now Talbot blog

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Re: Dean's Activa/XM blog

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The Activa's looking lovely as usual Dean. 8-)

I look forward to seeing it at CXM again later this year, and I could be tempted if you've got a for sale sticker in the window as I was tempted before. :wink: Depends if I've still got these Visa's then though...although a cut down is on the cards in the near future... :roll:
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Dean, looking absolutely gorgeous.. SWMBO is absolutely right. You must keep her :wink:

I'm not sure on the shipping container front. They can sweat terribly in the winter and that'll do her no good at all... Best under a car port and regularly maintained...

Else that, in a nice heated humidity controlled garage. The front room would be ideal :)
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On a large build last year (that would have been ideal fodder for Grand Designs) we had a delivery driver announce he'd stacked our Thermalite blocks "in the garage". In fact, the cavernous space was the lounge/living area. You can drive a car in there - it was designed thus by an architect mate with sense of humour.
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Re: Dean's Activa/XM blog

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:lol: ive not got a room big enough to get the car in but if i did swmbo wouldnt be happy :lol:

All preped for the mot now, even sorted out the duff rear washer and screwed the bracket up in the boot for the extinguisher so it doesnt roll about anymore, fingers cossed mr citroen will give me another 12month ticket.

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Your Activa is indeed looking great Dean 8-)

I agree, you should keep it, even if you store it for a while. Id be a bit concerned at hiding it away in a containter for a long period. Ideally even stored cars should be ran at times to keep them in good order.

I dont think I can part with mine either, I love it far too much and enjoy every minute driving it. Im sure I would regret selling it and ill never find another im happy with and would only need to do a load of work on it anyway. So im keeping this one.
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The way i'm looking at it is would you ever find another one you'd be happy enough with? With robert around how many activas will be around in 5 years time?

:-D :-D :-D Loads! You can get spare parts for them every now and again! :lol: :lol:

Good luck with the MOT Dean. I am taking my Xantia to MOT tomorrow afternoon.
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Thanks Gents, im dropping mine in at 7 and wont find out the result till i pick it up after work. Good luck with yours Robert.

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Thanks Dean, she should pass, emissions are the only doubtful area.
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Yep, good luck with the MOT Dean :-D
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Good luck both [-o<

I've soon to have my V6 MOT'd (where's the year gone?) and before that I have to get a three year old Nissan Pixo with just over 1,000 miles on the clock through an MOT. My dad is giving up driving and his Pixo is going to Siany for her 17th birthday. Lucky girl!!!

Dad's busy practising driving his mobility scooter :roll:
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CitroJim wrote:Good luck both [-o<
Sorry, Robert, I missed you out there. Good with with the 155s MOT, looks like a great car that 8-)
CitroJim wrote: I've soon to have my V6 MOT'd (where's the year gone?) and before that I have to get a three year old Nissan Pixo with just over 1,000 miles on the clock through an MOT. My dad is giving up driving and his Pixo is going to Siany for her 17th birthday. Lucky girl!!!

Dad's busy practising driving his mobility scooter :roll:
You would think that in 1000 miles it shouldn't have picked up any ailments, though thats not many miles at all. Im sure your dads scooter is up to a similar milage!

An excellent fist car, same 3 pot hairdryer as found in the C1/107 and Aygo too.
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Citroenmad wrote: An excellent fist car, same 3 pot hairdryer as found in the C1/107 and Aygo too.
It's not bad actually. The engine is quite a little goer but a tad rough when pushed..

The comfort of the thing means I'm not really looking forward to driving it back. It's a city car really and good at that but it's no mile-muncher..

Driven back-to-back against a Corsa the Pixo is head and shoulders above it :-D
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CitroJim wrote:
Driven back-to-back against a Corsa the Pixo is head and shoulders above it :-D
So's a pushbike ;)

she's a lucky girl indeed though :)
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Nice fresh new mot in my hand now, and the dvla let me tax it again so all is good again on the activa front.
time to get back to the xm 8-)

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Re: Dean's Activa/XM blog

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go man go :)

i shall be taking a break from the xm soon, to do the aircon on the activa :)

oh and congrats :)