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I'd laugh if Deirdre was a member on here and was reading all of this!
She must be :lol: Luke's trail has went cold all of a sudden :lol: :lol:
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Luke, how do you keep spotting this BX but not know where it goes? Surely a 19RD is no match for your Megane? Or is Deirdre the Stigs mother? :lol:
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Citroenmad wrote:Luke, how do you keep spotting this BX but not know where it goes? Surely a 19RD is no match for your Megane? Or is Deirdre the Stigs mother? :lol:
Hahaha! She sets across town at 7:45am, which is hideously early. I followed her one morning to a local primary school, which isn't exactly the kind of place men can linger in a car. I thought ok, that's her routine, I'll catch her again. This week she hasn't appeared at all, and didn't get the chance to follow her home. Leave it with me guys.

I would have a CX over a BX
After driving three in a day I completely agree with this, I love the CX! I need to own one!
The Croisette's are a good starter CX - in fact, my first CX was a Croisette too!
That looks beautiful, I love the wheels. But I'd ideally like an automatic CX. I think the character of the CX is suited to an auto box.
I'd laugh if Deirdre was a member on here and was reading all of this!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Oh and that £300 Xantia V6 was ten minutes away from me this time last week! Would have bought it over the C5!
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R9UKE wrote:
Citroenmad wrote:Luke, how do you keep spotting this BX but not know where it goes? Surely a 19RD is no match for your Megane? Or is Deirdre the Stigs mother? :lol:
Hahaha! She sets across town at 7:45am, which is hideously early. I followed her one morning to a local primary school, which isn't exactly the kind of place men can linger in a car. I thought ok, that's her routine, I'll catch her again. This week she hasn't appeared at all, and didn't get the chance to follow her home. Leave it with me guys.
This is all sounding very 'iffy' :lol:

Maybe she has a second car and only uses the BX some of the time ...

Is this all very close to where you live/commute to? Or is this a long trip each time? :lol:

I must say, I have never wanted a car enough to stalk it :roll:
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Ah I follow cars all the time, it's how I got talking to the owner of the one Belfast Avantime :D

She passes my university, that's where I first saw her. Then finishes at a school 5 mins away from my house.

I think you might be right about the other car :x
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It was a very nice car when I'd finished with it after a full bodywork restoration and newly refurbed alloys.
It was actually sold over to Ireland to a chap called John Mohan - anyone from Ireland know him with a CX? I believe that it was for sale some time back.

CXs really are great - by far my favourite Citroen. Dad and I were out in my XM a couple of days ago and IMO the CX is far 'nicer'. I'm sure the XM does appeal to many as there's no doubt about it being quirky! :lol:

I like mine because of the engine and the provenance but I'm still not an Xm-convertee I'm afraid chaps! A 24 valver would be very nice, but a GTi Turbo 2 is great...and I've got a Maikonics Kit here to pop on one! 250bhp and 320ft/lb torque. :D They can get clutch-hungry though! :lol:

Still, I look forward to displaying it at the National and you XM-Fans'll have to try to persuade me! :lol: :wink:
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Citroening wrote:
I like mine because of the engine and the provenance but I'm still not an Xm-convertee I'm afraid chaps! A 24 valver would be very nice, but a GTi Turbo 2 is great...and I've got a Maikonics Kit here to pop on one! 250bhp and 320ft/lb torque. :D They can get clutch-hungry though! :lol:

Still, I look forward to displaying it at the National and you XM-Fans'll have to try to persuade me! :lol: :wink:
It might make you into a true XM fan 8-)

Ill not be persuading you but I know which big Cit takes my liking and its the 1990s one 8-)
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Citroenmad wrote:Ill not be persuading you but I know which big Cit takes my liking and its the 1990s one 8-)
...a very late CX then! In fact, the latest CX Saloon was a 1990/1991 car with the reg number H100 AJM. There was a couple of J plate Estates too. I've seen a picture of when Roger recieved the last ever CX to come to the CX centre - a blue Familiale IIRC.

[/anorak]. :lol:
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Citroening wrote:
Citroenmad wrote:Ill not be persuading you but I know which big Cit takes my liking and its the 1990s one 8-)
...a very late CX then! ...

[/anorak]. :lol:
Hmm, Xms, S2 in particular 8-)
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A V6 XM, I'm sure I could get on with one of those. All in all though, there are many other Citroens I want to own before an XM. I can't see myself buying anything other than a V6 either.

I really loved driving those CXs. Would happily do it all day, and the XM seems a bit plain in comparison. A beautiful sight was watching the Croisette rise quickly after Robert woke it from hibernation - One thing I really love about Citroens. Those mad indicator and wiper controls are another example of the madness I love about the CX.

Yes, I really want a CX. Think I'll have a flick through the brochure before bed :lol:
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:lol: Was just joking Chris... :wink:
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I know where there's a nice low mileage V6 XM that could be for sale Luke! It'll be at the National too! :D :wink:

There will be a nice selection of CXs at the National that you'll be able to see - not sure how many dad intends to bring but there should be a nice range from us! 8-)

Don't forget the Diravi steering in the CX too! 8-)

Series 2s are quite mad, but what's even madder is the Series 1 drum speedo! :D 8-)
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Your selling your XM already ... obviously hasn't made much of an impression on you :(
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Post by robert_e_smart »

If the XM had CX steering, and CX brakes It would be a lot better.