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XantiaDaveEire
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Post by XantiaDaveEire »

Well it's been a while :lol:

I think i may have found the perfect green Xantia that i have been longing for,it is owned by a Citroen enthusiast and has wanted for nothing by the looks of things 8-)

Its's in Birmingham ,which is handy enough for me because i have an uncle that lives there..so i can fly in and get the ferry back

I'v had one quote to get it brought back on a transporter at a mere £488 :drink:

I should know a bit more later hopefully [-o<

Dave

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Post by Citroenmad »

Sounds good, what spec & engine?

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Post by XantiaDaveEire »

Hi Chris :)

The best i could have hoped for, Sx and 1.9 Turbo diesel :) Perfect in every way

Just what i wanted :lol:

I have to give him a ring tommorow and try and get a flight over this weekend,the ferry back is twice what the flight costs :twisted:

Dave

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Post by Citroenmad »

Sounds good! What year?

Will this be a better car than the one you already have?

Those transport costs are steep, and I think traveling around the UK for cars is enough! :lol:

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Post by XantiaDaveEire »

1998 :lol:

Reg is just a number to me tbh :)

Flight over is €100,and the ferry back is just under €200 and the car itself will cost me €900 then €614 tax and vrt of €600 if i remember correctly ...so just under €3000 :roll:

Which i dont really have at the moment,but i cant let this go,i dont think one in such good condition will come up again..

You dont live near Birmingham do you Chris :lol:

Dave

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Post by Citroenmad »

Yes, I agree, im not really concerned about age of cars, as long as its a good one thats all I want. I know it seems odd that i have updated my C5s, but that was just my aim to get this one, the one i originally wanted but couldn't afford at the time.

€3000, wow!

Yes, if you spot a good car that you want, you must get it! :lol:

Nope, I don't unfortunately, about 180 miles North ...

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Post by XantiaDaveEire »

:lol: I would like a modern "new" car who wouldn't i just don't think i would enjoy driving as much as i would driving my favourite car every day

The C4 is nice in some ways as is a C5 but there still out of my price range :roll:

The Xantia is just made for me really :lol: ..It's everything i could need and want in a car..

I have to ring this guy tommorow ,by the sounds of things he's an old gent..i just hope he hasn't sold it ..just my luck :roll:

Dave

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Post by Citroenmad »

Ah, modern cars are overrated in a lot of ways :lol: Im starting to dislike having so much money tied up in a car :?

As is the C5 for me, though i feel a Xantia or XM would also suit my needs and wants very nicely!

Good luck with the Xantia, hopefully it will still be for sale.

What will this be, your 4th?

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Post by XantiaDaveEire »

Citroenmad wrote:Ah, modern cars are overrated in a lot of ways :lol: Im starting to dislike having so much money tied up in a car :?

As is the C5 for me, though i feel a Xantia or XM would also suit my needs and wants very nicely!

Good luck with the Xantia, hopefully it will still be for sale.

What will this be, your 4th?
Cheers man :)

Yep and if it's as good as it looks then hopefully the last Xantia..im just a sucker for them :oops:

Dave

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Post by robert_e_smart »

That must be some Xantia Dave!

I look forward to seeing a 3 grand Xantia, are there really no good ones left in the ROI?

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Post by XantiaDaveEire »

robert_e_smart wrote:That must be some Xantia Dave!

I look forward to seeing a 3 grand Xantia, are there really no good ones left in the ROI?
9/10 of them are scrap in fairness,nobody treats them well..

I seen a fella the other day bouncing along the motorway in a xantia,with the front spheres clearly needing doing.. :roll:

This xantia that im hopefully getting has just had a new timing belt and auxillary belt and looks to have had a very easy life,so im happy enough tp pay that as long as there isn't anything major need doing :roll:

Like i said Robert,im a sucker for them :roll:

Dave

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Post by XantiaDaveEire »

Well flight and ferry is booked and i shall be collecting her on saturday :lol:

Im excited :lol:

Dave

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Post by Citroenmad »

Excellent news, quite a few people with new cars on here at the moment!

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Post by robert_e_smart »

Well flight and ferry is booked and i shall be collecting her on saturday
Right, spill the beans :D Whats the story with this xantia that merits being "imported" properly to the ROI?

XantiaDaveEire
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Post by XantiaDaveEire »

:D It is as close to perfect as im ever going to find in the colour and exact spec that i want,it's lovely :lol: