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Post by Citroenmad »

andmcit wrote:Come on now Chris, you're not taking me seriously are you!? :lol:

Course it's a blog; bit like carcrashTV
- you don't want to watch but can't turn your head away... :D
:lol: Unfortunately humor doesn't always come across over a forum, I was joking :roll:

Your quite right, blogs are the threads I read most on here :)

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Yes but :wink: :lol: humour works when you don't use the :roll: I reckon :D

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andmcit wrote:Yes but :wink: :lol: humour works when you don't use the :roll: I reckon :D
I see what you mean :lol:

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Post by R9UKE »

Just spotted this.

The Safrane isn't exactly a car I'd expect to get this treatment :lol:

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Post by robert_e_smart »

And for the record Chris NO a 440 is not better than a Mégane. A certain person just prefers staying in the 20th century
The 440 is better! Its faster, more comfortable, the only thing that annoyed me about the Volvo was that bloody seat belt reminder its worse than the one in the 740 and 760!
Yep, I'll admit it, I was wrong to dismiss the diesel.
I'm getting there. He'll be cruising about in a Citroen diesel auto soon enough :lol: :lol: :lol:

Some day I'll get a GS, it would fit nicely in the fleet.

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I spotted that yesterday Luke, looks quite a nice car actually. Im sure the pink touches are easily removed! Excellent looking interior on those, that one looks far better on the inside than its dull exterior and wheel trims would suggest. I would happily buy that just to be able to sit in it! :lol:

Ah, but Robert, your supposed to drive with your seatbelt fastened :wink:

You know that low mileage 2.1 auto you were talking about Robert, I think you might need persuade Luke with that one .... :lol:

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That pink crap belongs in a Corsa - on it's way over a cliff!

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myglaren wrote:That pink crap belongs in a Corsa - on it's way over a cliff!
Too right! Reminds me of one of my friend's Ford Kas.

Robert the Volvo is NOT more comfortable than the Mégane! Either way, it's going after it gets a full years ticket (must book it tomorrow).

Chris, the interior of the Safrane is great, I agree. I won't be spending anywhere near the money that man is looking for his XM. I'd much rather buy one for around the £500 mark that needs a few things needing done (plenty of choice on ebay at the mo), and mileage means very little to me.

Keep dreaming about this. Dreamt I picked it up and was zipping around Paris in it, woke up this morning actually believing it was outside. Might have to place a bid.

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I think the value of that Xm is fitting for such a car. It will sell, eventually.

Every Xm we have bought has been a project, whether it was a good one to start out with or not. Well saying that only the good ones I have bothered with, the one 'bad egg' went quickly.

Shame it doesn't have heated leather. Nor does that one look like it has xenons - it being before the facelift. It does look tidy though and to have them seats in such a small car is pretty cool! Not very keen on the stick on wood effect vinyl, but I guess it brightens the place up! My AX had a similar stick on effect to its dash, luckily it peeled off and looked so much better in the bin. :lol:

Are you going to have a bid on this cheap Clio? Couldn't really be much further away from you could it!

Have you seen this?

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Post by robert_e_smart »

Good God Luke, thats Vel Satis Money!!! I prefer the Champagne coloured one Chris has found you.

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Post by R9UKE »

You're right, Robert, heading a bit too close to Vel Satis money.

Chris they've had that Champagne one for sale since I bought my Laguna Privilège in Worcestershire in back in August - it was one of my options for going home in! At that price it'll be sitting for a good while longer. Looks a cracking little car though, I'd happily pay £500 for it :D

Yep, the pre-facelift Initiale didn't have Xenons and as you say, a tackier interior. I think it may get bid up to something ridiculous but I reckon I'd put £600 on it.

I was just thinking about that first XM I drove. The 2.0 TCT Auto that was for sale in Newry. In contrast to the ones of Roberts I have driven recently, it really wasn't any good at all. Driving it, I had no desire to take it home at all. Shows what difference an engine can do!

Off to buy the Ads for Free... fingers crossed for something special :)

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The 2.0 TCT Auto that was for sale in Newry.
He was too economical with the truth. It would have been a good candidate for a diesel conversion.

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What, £500 close to Vel Satis money, or have I missed something? :? Im obviously looking in the wrong places at Vels!

The champagne car seems a rare thing, if your into those kind of cars, but you would need to be to pay that money, you could have the new shape for that amount which seems a big improvement.

Are you actually going to bid £600 on the maroon one Luke?

That does kind of prove my point about getting a good XM and not the one with the exact spec or colour you want. :lol:

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Post by R9UKE »

robert_e_smart wrote: He was too economical with the truth.
Too right. Seemed a case of mutton dressed as lamb.

Chris, my last Vel Satis cost me £500. Turbo and MOT later and the car had only cost me £800 total. And yes, but I doubt £600 will buy it, plenty of people seem interested. I just love that 1.6 engine when it's mated to an auto box. One of my aunts had a 2002 Scénic with that exact setup before her Grand Scénic. I love the sound of the engine, and believe it or not, it's a pretty reliable automatic gearbox. I would use it every monday and friday. These are the days I leave uni at rush hour!

Bought the Ads for Free this morning. There's a 2000 Citroen Xantia 2.0 HDi Forte advertised with 14,600 miles from new. It's priced at £2495!

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:shock: And you didn't keep an £800 Vel! :lol: Id have struggled to bring myself to sell that.

Im not good with Renault engines, is that the 1.6 which would have been in a 2004 MeganeII? Seems like a good little car in that case then, good engine and a reliable box.

I know what you mean about rush hour commuting, my uni drive out of the city is a bit of a pain for the clutch, an auto would be lovely.

£2495 seems quite reasonable for such a low mileage car, one which will go on for ever, almost.