Citroen Dispatch 2.0Hdi

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bxzx16v
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Citroen Dispatch 2.0Hdi

Post by bxzx16v »

Here's a few pics of my daily driver as the Zx16v is my pride and joy and I won't put my tools in it , the dispatch is a 2006 (56) 110bhp Hdi , it's one of the last of this shape and has a couple of luxuries fitted like Air con and Electric windows but strangely no central locking . For anyone not having driven one of these they are a great drive especially with the 110 bhp Hdi and very good on fuel , the first pics are just after I got it last year after a long search for a nice tidy van I found this one near Chesterfield and as soon as I saw it I knew I would have it as it was near enough in mint condition and way better than anything else than I had seen . In the year I have had it all I have had to do was have it serviced a new Bosch battery and a new back box , I have also fitted a kenwood Bluetooth CD radio , next up may be a set of alloy wheels if I can find anything to fit that look nice ( alfa/fiat 5 stud fitment ) , here's the pics , comments always welcome ,

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Heres a few pics of the inside which I am just on with lining with checkerplate floorcovering , I have yet to line the wheel arch boxes and side panels as I haven't had any spare time but this will be done soon along with the side panels and rear doors ,

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Thanks for looking

Mark
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Post by red_dwarfers »

Shiny van!

A mate of mine has a slightly tricked out Transit in black, its certainly unique though it does tend to get a bit muddy as he fixes agricultural machinery. Every time I see him I have a good nose around his gear, many an hour is spent talking about/comparing tools. At the moment, I've got the biggest socket at around 55mm but he's beating me on spanner size with 50mm IIRC :lol:

Be good to see a van presence at the Citroen Car Club National rally this year - heres the details

Its on the 16-17th July in Cambridgeshire.
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Post by bxzx16v »

Can't decide yet if it's the Zx16v or the dispatch ? Would certainly be cheaper in the Dispatch , though the 16v is reasonable on fuel if driven sensibly

Mark
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Post by bxzx16v »

Here's a bit of an update on my Dispatch , having got the chequer plate floor covering fitted I thought I'd get the sides and wheelarches done

Here's the O/S with the ply removed
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Same again but with the chequer plate stuck into place and refitted

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Now the wheelarch box covered and refitted

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I'm on with painting the old storage box silver to match so as soon as that's done I will refit that to the top of the box, here's a pic of the nearside panel/box which is going to get covered next ,

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And a pic of how the vans looking at the moment

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A bit of a mess but it will be sorted when the N/S panel is covered , I'll post some more pics when that's done , thanks

Mark
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Post by lexi »

It's the perfect van Mark.

Are these platforms the same as Scudo?
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Post by bxzx16v »

Yes there the same as the scudo , quite lucky to get a van this tidy as alot have had some abuse , it's a great van and it's got a bit of poke too with the 110bhp Hdi , only thing it's lacking is central locking but you get used to that , have you got a scudo yourself ?

Mark
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Post by lexi »

No but did look at them. Last van was an old type Trafic. Got sterling service from it for 12 yrs
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Re: Citroën Dispatch 2.0Hdi

Post by bxzx16v »

Forgot about my Dispatch thread , well I've sold it due to thefts & breakins and thought I could manage with my Zx16v for the occasional job but found it wasn't upto it so I decided to replace it with this little beauty

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Sadly not a Citroen but a very useful little bus with the 120bhp 1.9jtd multijet diesel , having owned a doblo cargo a couple of years ago which had covered 150k and drove like 50k I know what these engines are capable of . Not everyones cup of tea but it suits my needs perfectly being cheaper to insure & tax than the dispatch and with 40+ mpg in town .

Mark