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XantiaDaveEire
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Post by XantiaDaveEire »

robert_e_smart wrote:
Usually the only overpriced old Citroëns on this land come from Robert's place
I'm from Ahoghill. Thats where the expensive XMs are anyway!!
In Ballymena?

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Post by robert_e_smart »

Yup.

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Post by R9UKE »

Facelift Xantia HDis??? Really, Dave?

They don't appeal to me in the slightest. Never driven one, but I can't imagine I'm missing much!

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Post by XantiaDaveEire »

R9UKE wrote:Facelift Xantia HDis??? Really, Dave?

They don't appeal to me in the slightest. Never driven one, but I can't imagine I'm missing much!
I thought if any diesel would please you it would be the Hdi :lol:
I myself don't like them either ,give me a proper diesel engine anyday.

For £300 you couldn't go wrong,i'm sure you could get him down to £250 :lol:

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Post by R9UKE »

Right, quick update.

My Renault 25 V6 arrived today! First job is to try and start it! Fresh petrol should do it - I hope....

The guy who gave me the 25 bought my Laguna V6!! Gone to a good home and created space for my...

RENAULT AVANTIME

It arrived an hour before the 25. Words can't express how truly insane this car is. 3.0 V6 Privilege auto in Illiade Blue.

Anyway, pics etc to follow....

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Post by Citroenmad »

:o :o :o You finally have an Avantime 8-) Very much looking forward to the pictures :)

Are you still coming to the national Citroen event this weekend Luke?

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Post by R9UKE »

Finally!! :lol:

Unfortunately not, Chris. I was hoping it would coincide with a trip to see the English relatives but they're all on holiday (typical). Enjoy, I very much look forward to the pics and am very annoyed I'm missing it :twisted:

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Post by Citroening »

Well let's just hope the rain holds off... [-o<

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Post by Citroenmad »

Thats a shame Luke, though I bet you will be having far too much fun with your new toys to miss going :lol:

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Post by R9UKE »

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I think you might be right :)

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Post by R9UKE »

Never before have I driven a car that attracts so much attention!

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Post by Citroenmad »

And with the blue leather too, I bet your still grinning! :lol:

About the perfect spec Avantime for you Luke?

Looks very nice indeed, certainly an attention grabbing car 8-)

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Post by R9UKE »

Absolutely, I look like some sort of smiling maniac driving it.

Perfect spec Chris, it's the exact combination I've always wanted. Total coincidence.

Glad you like it! Looks much better than the Mars Red one with a cream interior I looked at last month. Very happy, every drive is a new experience :)

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Post by Toby_HDi »

Looking good Luke.

Am I right in thinking that 3.5 V6 is not a variation of the L7X (PSA ES9) but instead is a Nissan unit? What is it like?

Any chance of some pictures of the double hinges on the doors? Very interested to see how they work.

EDIT: Ignore the first part. For some reason I read that it was a 3.5 V6 instead of the 3.0. So it is the same as the PSA ES9. Was the 3.5 only an Espace fitment?

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Post by Citroenmad »

Toby_HDi wrote: Was the 3.5 only an Espace fitment?
And the Vel Satis.