Spotted Xantias! (and other French stuff)

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CitroJim wrote:
CitroënDave wrote: He has a thing for Skylines...
I'm rather partial to them myself :-D
I like them also, although that guy appears to really like them!

It looks like he has ten of them!

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Well the rear PA will be a useful feature to communicate to tailgaters, and tell them to back off!

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Spotted a Silver P2 xant saloon with roofbars parked up in a field entrance on the TV coverage of Tour de france stange 3 yesterday!! About 1/2 way to 2/3rds the way through the stage! :-D

Also spotted a green P1 m reg saloon today in green, and an S reg td estate P2 in silver whilst out on the bike on sunday, S***HAF so quite close to mine!! Owned by a farmer type chappy!

Another spot of totally non frenchyness but of notoriaty (sp??) Was a Stunning red Etype coupe this morning!!

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Popped up to BCA Measham today and upon walking in, saw this DS3!

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Couldn't believe it when we saw it - tried to get a picture of the interior which looks really good and equally wacky but didn't show up. Asking one of the auctionners that we know, turns out it was a Orla Kiely Edition - bit of Googling brought this up:
Wacky ... DS3 special was degigned by Irish milliner Orla Kiely
LIKE me, you’re probably asking who Orla Kiely is.

If you’re not up on your air-kissing fashionistas, Kiely is a world-renowned Irish designer who started on hats and has now branched out into prints, handbags and kitchenware.

Now there’s the Kiely-designed DS3. Citroen have gone head-to-head against Mini on personalisation — and this new version is the most outrageous of all.

I was the first journalist to drive the wackiest DS3 ever last week and I felt like I’d been transformed back into the 70s.

Never mind Kiely, when I saw it I almost keeled over.

Thankfully the flowery body print only makes it onto the roof not the entire car like the concept I drove — and there are four designs to choose from.

They all feature Kiely’s signature stem or acorn patterns, coloured door mirrors, stem print rear window graphics and black or white 17in alloys. A Kiely stem graphic also features on the rear tailgate.

Inside, there are stylish leather seats with Kiely-embossed multi-coloured headrests, stem or acorn print carpet mats, a colour contrasting dashboard and door handle inserts in cream or brown.

Under the bonnet, it’s based on the DStyle HDi 90 manual, which gets kit including Bluetooth and USB connectivity, with a fuel and CO2-efficient powerplant. Only 500 will be built and it is on sale now, priced from £16,000.

If you really want to stand out from the crowd, this DS3 is for you.
From here - http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/mo ... od-DS.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - and you can see it was the concept for the DS3 Orly Kiely edition.

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That DS3 does not float any boats for me at all :evil:

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sp[otted white xm on A14 turning into easton cambridgeshire this week looked quite tidy,seems to be a lot xantias around as well all come out ov woodwork

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CitroJim wrote:That DS3 does not float any boats for me at all :evil:
did it you also think of someone barfed all over the car? :shock:

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That DS3 is a bit of a marmite car. It was at the MPH TopGear Live show at the NEC one year, 2010 probably, or one exactly like it.
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Now, if it was actually covered in Marmite I'd love it :P

I'd never stop licking it...

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Was out in Annika's C3 yesterday - took my C5 to the car doctor who will fix stuff I can't be bothered with ready for MOT next month.
She's delighted with it. It does exactly what she wants, easy to park in the tight parking spaces at the university, very cheap to run (about 1/4 of the Astra fuel consumption) she got £120 tax refund and a similar refund on her insurance.

I wouldn't fancy it for longer journeys, the seats are rather small and the suspension - what suspension?
Buzzed along quite pleasantly though.

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Must be a 1.4HDi C3 is it Steve?

I can confirm that the previous C3s are far from the worst riding superminis 8-[ They can't match the previous Citroens though, Saxos and AXs rode well but handled great.

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A French Safrane in Belfast!


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Anyone else spot the Gold S1 sinker on todays TDF stage?? St14, 42km to go, parked on the right facing the riders! :-D

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Citroenmad wrote:Must be a 1.4HDi C3 is it Steve?

I can confirm that the previous C3s are far from the worst riding superminis 8-[ They can't match the previous Citroëns though, Saxos and AXs rode well but handled great.
1.4 but uses that /petrol' stuff :)

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Spotted on the A1 a few weeks ago , Apologies to the owner / driver who may have been errr - bemused , for want of a better term ? by a Camera Flash . :wink:

My Daughter Passenger took these Pics ( assuming they show) in presistent weather

Looked great and loped past us wth sublime ease . Last time I saw one used as intended was 1974 - ish !

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For the record , neither of us were doing " silly " speeds - given the monsoon conditions !

Wondered if this Car is known to the FCF members ?