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Post by citroenxm »

Hi all...

Some may know, mum and dad decided on a C5.. However, much as I have been poisoned from the First Gen cars, Id heard that later S1.5 cars with what I call C4 front headlights, and Audi rear lamps are a much improoved and more reliable car....

We found one anyway, a 55 plate, 1.6 16v HDi one.. With 119k, and Full History. Ok, it sounded good, and the few pics looked fine. I decided that we couldn't go far wrong with FSH..

So, off we trotted down to Luton!

And we were presented with the following, though I took the pictures today at Mums, the car was virtually like this when we got to it.

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So, all looking good. Well, Yes. The service history turned out to be a comprehensive PRINTOUT of every job done!

I was almighty pleased to read a recent clutch and cam belt within the last 20k on both. Theres no clutch judder, lovly smooth take up etc.

Faults? very few actually...

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Above, there is a slight flattening on the wasteline Marking on the door...

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Above, there is a slight mark in the "Cloud Reflection" if you look hard enough...

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and thats about it... Interior is virtually immaculate, un worn and like new..

The biggest task... unfortunally, one of the injector seals has given up and is letting the dreadded coal build up...

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Ive got the bits, just need to find the next space to do it now.....

But all in all.. the above, with recent new brakes ALL round, and front disks... £1,850.

Car averaged 53mpg on the way home, 70-80 mph motorway driving..
Sharing a pug 207 1.6 hdi Sw 16v.
M reg Xm 2.1 td auto exclusive S2 269k and rising
L reg XM V6 12v SEi auto .. Light project

A very sad...
1994 XM 2.1 d auto
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That was well bought Paul :-D

Good to see you very briefly on Thursday :-D

I've seen this car and it really is as good as the photos show it to be..

The spare wheel has never been used...
Jim

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I felt awfully that it was brief jim.. But I was not in control and I'm still sorry it was brief.. Between you and I X rally might be back on for me... But I'll still be Xm less...
Sharing a pug 207 1.6 hdi Sw 16v.
M reg Xm 2.1 td auto exclusive S2 269k and rising
L reg XM V6 12v SEi auto .. Light project

A very sad...
1994 XM 2.1 d auto
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Paul, it didn't matter, main thing was I saw you and that Chris got his parts..

I'm pleased to say the CD changer did the trick so he's happy now..

You can come to the X rally in anything Paul, it doesn't matter. Main thing is that you do :wink:
Jim

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Looks a very tidy car does that!

The 1.6 HDi is a lovely little engine. Smooth, quiet, torquey and revvy. It's an absolute hoot to drive in the 207!

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Post by Citroenmad »

That is a great find Paul and with all that work done quite recently, its sure to be a good car.

With what looks like a set of Michelins, priced at £130 each, its not had the pennies pinched! :-D
Chris
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It bloody hasn't, theres about three bills for over a grand each, then a couple at about 700 ....!

The owner must have part ex'd it for a German car, it was for sale at a German Sales garage.. BMW and Merc mostly..
Sharing a pug 207 1.6 hdi Sw 16v.
M reg Xm 2.1 td auto exclusive S2 269k and rising
L reg XM V6 12v SEi auto .. Light project

A very sad...
1994 XM 2.1 d auto
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Post by bxzx16v »

That does look nice Paul .

Mark
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