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Re: Dean's Activa/XM blog

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Yes Jim, i want the best for littlun, just got to be carefull with th finances thats all, we wil get used to it and it will be worth it for Ellie.
Anyway, My inbox has been set alight by literaly, and im not exagerating, no messages at all, not even an "i will give you 50p for it" so i will sit down saturday night and get her on ebay as it stands, once she is gone and ive finnished weeping i will dig out all my Activa spares and start listing them up on the forum incase anyone here wants to buy them before they are put up on ebay. i may swap some parts for some XM upgrades im after but i will look at that closer to the time, first priority is to move the Activa on.

Sad, sad times gentlemen.

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People will spend far more with less diligence on chitlins, than the cost of an extra shed to SORN the Xantia.

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Deanxm wrote: Sad, sad times gentlemen.
Indeed, but for the greater good Dean.

Adam, trouble is, in Pomland a car on SORN and unused very quickly deteriorates - unless you have the luxury of a heated and humidity controlled garage. Now if only we could ship all our cars out to you for storage...

As long as they're in the shade :wink:

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Yes i did toy with the idea of storing it but where's the sense in that? it just means its going to rot away unused and unloved somewhere for god knows how long, may as well sell it on, free up some money and let someone else get some enjoyment out of it.

Littlun had her first driving lesson last weekend, we took my dads car out on the bridle ways that run along the downs for the afternoon, she stood there forr well over an hour, no mean feat in that terrain :lol:

Babies first driving lesson
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Come on folks, someone must be able to give Dean's Activa a new home...

I can't believe you've had no offers on it Dean - it's a great car IMO...

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She looks like a natural driver Dean, best keep the keys to your Activa safe! :lol:

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Citroening wrote:I can't believe you've had no offers on it Dean - it's a great car IMO...
OK, I'll offer £5.

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sold! shipping will be about 3k though Adam lol

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3000 Malaysian Ringgit? :P

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addo wrote:3000 Malaysian Ringgit? :P
No, I think Dean was speaking of Greek Drachmas...

Dean, that's a really touching video of Ellie driving. Made me smile :-D

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£6... :wink: (Obviously I'd pay more however it wouldn't get used enough. Blame the insurers! :evil: )

I agree Jim, not sure who's smiling more - Ellie or Dean! :lol: :-D :wink:

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Re: Dean's Activa/XM blog

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Evening,

I actualy managed to do something to the xm this evening, the wife and Ellie were out when i got home early so i cleared up the leaves, cut the grass then made my patch for the outrigger, i only started it god knos=ws how many weeks ago!!! just need to clean it up and cut it to fit the car or the car to fit it whichever is best, it turned out rather well.

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SAM_1219 by Deanxm, on Flickr
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SAM_1215 by Deanxm, on Flickr
granted, progress is a little on the slow side and yes i should of got the leaves out from under the car too, i should have changed the Activa's engine mount also but i think i picked the right thing to do.

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Deanxm wrote: i think i picked the right thing to do.
You did exactly the right thing Dean :-D You must be missing driving the XM terribly...

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Re: Dean's Activa/XM blog

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Just a bit Jim, its no ball of fire but it is a unique experience, cant wait to get it back on the road again.

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Deanxm wrote:its no ball of fire but it is a unique experience
Sums up the XM beautifully :-D