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An extremely nice buy for £500 Luke, you can't go too far wrong for that money. Nice repair to the C5s badge :lol:

Laguna or C5? I know you like your Lagunas better than C5s so I know the answer to that!

Ah, diesels are not everything, Dave, multiplexing is something you will have to get used to and in some ways they are a forward step from the Xant, though I am having trouble with that last bit at the moment :lol:

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Post by XantiaDaveEire »

Citroenmad wrote:An extremely nice buy for £500 Luke, you can't go too far wrong for that money. Nice repair to the C5s badge :lol:

Laguna or C5? I know you like your Lagunas better than C5s so I know the answer to that!

Ah, diesels are not everything, Dave, multiplexing is something you will have to get used to and in some ways they are a forward step from the Xant, though I am having trouble with that last bit at the moment :lol:
The last bit ? :lol:

The simple fact that diesel is cheaper and diesel engines appeal to me more than petrol..not to mention the tax over here :roll:

But i like C5's very much :)

Just not as much as Xantias :lol:

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Post by myglaren »

Luke, you need TOTAL LDS fluid for the suspension & power steering.
Accept nothing else.

Put the suspension on LOW then add the fluid to the reservoir. It should be nowhere near full.
If you check the filler there is a funnel shaped 'strainer' with vertical slots in it.
Some slots are longer than others.
The LDS should not be above the top of the shorter slots.

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Post by stevenc75 »

That's an incredible buy for £500. Very nice.

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XantiaDaveEire wrote:
Citroenmad wrote:An extremely nice buy for £500 Luke, you can't go too far wrong for that money. Nice repair to the C5s badge :lol:

Laguna or C5? I know you like your Lagunas better than C5s so I know the answer to that!

Ah, diesels are not everything, Dave, multiplexing is something you will have to get used to and in some ways they are a forward step from the Xant, though I am having trouble with that last bit at the moment :lol:
The last bit ? :lol:

The simple fact that diesel is cheaper and diesel engines appeal to me more than petrol..not to mention the tax over here :roll:

But i like C5's very much :)

Just not as much as Xantias :lol:
The fact that C5s are a step forward over the Xantia, however they are in quite a few areas and less so in others. I like the C5, its a good car but a very different one from the Xantia.

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Post by Citroening »

Sounds like a cheap car there Luke - it'd break for more! :shock: :roll:

You're nearly there now - we just need to get you into a Xantia V6 next...! :D

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Citroening wrote:Sounds like a cheap car there Luke - it'd break for more! :shock: :roll:

You're nearly there now - we just need to get you into a Xantia V6 next...! :D
Ahem! Xantia Activa, I think you should buy Roberts and save it from its demise.
Im yet to be convinced by a V6 engine, if the Xant V6 was available with a manual I would have one, I get bored with automatics.

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Post by Toby_HDi »

Citroenmad wrote:
Citroening wrote:Sounds like a cheap car there Luke - it'd break for more! :shock: :roll:

You're nearly there now - we just need to get you into a Xantia V6 next...! :D
Ahem! Xantia Activa, I think you should buy Roberts and save it from its demise.
Im yet to be convinced by a V6 engine, if the Xant V6 was available with a manual I would have one, I get bored with automatics.
Ahem...Coupé V6....Manual.... :wink:

Or if you really want convincing...Alfa's Busso V6 as fitted to the 147, 156 and 166. Especially so in 3.2 GTA form.

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Post by CitroJim »

Citroenmad wrote: Ahem! Xantia Activa, I think you should buy Roberts and save it from its demise.
Hear hear :D Indeed you should, so you should. They're getting rare now..
Citroenmad wrote: Im yet to be convinced by a V6 engine, if the Xant V6 was available with a manual I would have one, I get bored with automatics.


The ES9 engine is a gem Chris, and pretty much bombproof too :D Automatics grow on you. I'd not be without an automatic on the fleet now for the daily grind...

I do admit though, they do take a bit of getting to like/love... An acquired taste...

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Toby_HDi wrote:
Citroenmad wrote:
Citroening wrote:Sounds like a cheap car there Luke - it'd break for more! :shock: :roll:

You're nearly there now - we just need to get you into a Xantia V6 next...! :D
Ahem! Xantia Activa, I think you should buy Roberts and save it from its demise.
Im yet to be convinced by a V6 engine, if the Xant V6 was available with a manual I would have one, I get bored with automatics.
Ahem...Coupé V6....Manual.... :wink:

Or if you really want convincing...Alfa's Busso V6 as fitted to the 147, 156 and 166. Especially so in 3.2 GTA form.
I'd really like a 147 GTA, what a car!

Yep, I would quite happily have a 406 Coupe V6 Manual 8-)

Ive not driven a 24v V6 yte Jim, only a 12v which didn't appeal too much.

A good auto I like and often have considered one for my lengthy commute through a city in rush hour, an auto would be ideal.

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Post by Toby_HDi »

Citroenmad wrote:
I'd really like a 147 GTA, what a car!

Yep, I would quite happily have a 406 Coupe V6 Manual 8-)

Ive not driven a 24v V6 yte Jim, only a 12v which didn't appeal too much.

A good auto I like and often have considered one for my lengthy commute through a city in rush hour, an auto would be ideal.
I think I'd prefer the 156 GTA.

As for the Coupé, get one now! Prices are rock bottom.

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Post by robert_e_smart »

I love the steering wheel Luke.

Very classy!

Don't listen to these Activa boys, stick with the V6s, faster and more economical too! :lol: :lol:

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robert_e_smart wrote:I love the steering wheel Luke.

Very classy!

Don't listen to these Activa boys, stick with the V6s, faster and more economical too! :lol: :lol:
Erm, please see my sig! :P :lol:

Not much difference in acceleration between my two though V6 would definitely have the legs.

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Post by CitroJim »

robert_e_smart wrote: Don't listen to these Activa boys, stick with the V6s, faster and more economical too! :lol: :lol:
Yes, maybe but an Activa is more fun, especially on the twisty stuff :D

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Post by red_dwarfers »

Activas are scary cars to follow on flowing A roads, quite a job keeping up in a hydractive XM at least.

Think I'd personally go for the V6 wearing my practical hat. Hydractive is still a world ahead of non hydractive around the corners, which is good enough in my books as it still handles almost as well as well as a Lotus Elan. Its the straight line torque and go go that attracts me.