Spotted Xantias! (and other French stuff)

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Trainman wrote:Spotted yesterday 3.5 V6 Vel Satis in Ice Blue outside Dunelm in Preston. (should have taken a pic but never thought about it). :roll: :oops: :roll:
You should have! I have never come across a 3.5 V6 here in NI.

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R9UKE wrote:
Trainman wrote:Spotted yesterday 3.5 V6 Vel Satis in Ice Blue outside Dunelm in Preston. (should have taken a pic but never thought about it). :roll: :oops: :roll:
You should have! I have never come across a 3.5 V6 here in NI.
Well, Imagine my surprise when arriving at work this afternoon to see another Vel Satis, this time a 2.2 DCi

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Wow! Vel Satis beside a C6, what a sight.

I actually saw TWO C6s today! No pics as they were both driving the opposite direction. One silver, one black.

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R9UKE wrote:Wow! Vel Satis beside a C6, what a sight.


Bit of a cheat, there was a space next to the Vel Satis, quick picture opportunity, I thought :lol: :?

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Rare photo oppurtunities have to be seized! Like this in a supermarket car park:

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Luke, I don't understand your Renaultitis!!

That C6 looks a million times nicer than the Vel Satis, and will be as cheap as them soon enough as well :lol: :lol: :lol:

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robert_e_smart wrote:Luke, I don't understand your Renaultitis!!

That C6 looks a million times nicer than the Vel Satis, and will be as cheap as them soon enough as well :lol: :lol: :lol:
Hahaha few people do understand. The C6 is gorgeous... but I'd have the Vel everytime :D

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I can't abide these modern Renaults' agitated in your face styling. It's
totally unnecessary and without any trace of grace or style whatsoever.
As far as I'm concerned, their 'styling' is totally overdone.

Each to their own but the folk that like these are welcome to 'em!

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Each to their own but the folk that like these are welcome to 'em!
Works well for me. Savage depreciation and the fact that nobody wants them means I can pick up my favourite cars for little over £1,000 :D

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R9UKE wrote:
Each to their own but the folk that like these are welcome to 'em!
Works well for me. Savage depreciation and the fact that nobody wants them means I can pick up my favourite cars for little over £1,000 :D
handy for speeding away from the men in white coats with the large butterfly nets eh? :D

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R9UKE wrote: Works well for me. Savage depreciation and the fact that nobody wants them means I can pick up my favourite cars for little over £1,000 :D
That works very much in our favour with Citroens. I'm just waiting for sub-£1000 C6s to make an appearance :wink:

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R9UKE wrote:
robert_e_smart wrote:Luke, I don't understand your Renaultitis!!

That C6 looks a million times nicer than the Vel Satis, and will be as cheap as them soon enough as well :lol: :lol: :lol:
Hahaha few people do understand. The C6 is gorgeous... but I'd have the Vel everytime :D
Well i do understand your Renaultitis, some very nice cars made by Renault, very different, innovative (who would need a MPG Coupe!) and different, i like that. While i dont think the Vel Satis appeals for style, I dont think its ugly either, it is appealing for lots of other reasons and it certainly has presence. Huge, comfy, roomy, excellent value, well equipped, rare and very individual - you could not confuse it with anything else.

The Avantime is a stunning looking car, probably not something ill ever own as i cant see me needing such a thing, but it is very stylish, different and they do seem to have a following. Maybe a small one, but then there is only a small number of Avantimes around!

Though i would have a C6 over the Renault, though i do wonder, with many people liking the C6, if there will be many to do go around when prices do drop to what some people think reasonable. Thats if they do, as demand might keep them a little higher than previous big citroens.

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For me that picture of the C6 with the VelSatis is the best example I've ever
seen to illustrate the monicker 'beauty and the beast' though different folk here
will obviously have skewed opposite feelings about which is which. That nose
treatment seems to me to have overtones of an Edsel, probably the ugliest
car known to man...

:puke:


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andmcit wrote:For me that picture of the C6 with the VelSatis is the best example I've ever
seen to illustrate the monicker 'beauty and the beast' though different folk here
will obviously have skewed opposite feeling about which is which. That nose
treatment seems to me to have overtones of an Edsel, probably the ugliest
car know to man...

:puke:
You do seem to judge cars on styling over a lot else Andrew, you might think its ugly, but they are very good cars. Its styling might be a bit controversial, but at least you stand out! :lol:

I rather like it, but then im not one for boring, normal looking cars. Then again, if they are good cars i would never overlook them just on styling.

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Post by Citroening »

Jeez, Vel Satis or C6??!! That _really_ is a tough question! :lol: :wink:

C6 any day. Why? Just look at it! 8-)