yeah i know and mines looking worse for wear dents rust but i still look at my car as the underdog....i see ppl driving brand new cars and im not jealous atall!! my car is capable of alot more then most and im proud to drive it even if it was all rust!! ppl slow down on motorway wen they see me and i know why cause they are searching for the comfort which they aint got! yes moggys maybe was a bad example lol but i was just trying to point out old inst bad and its what does it for u that counts...my car needs ALOT of work still ive spent over 3000 on her and she still looks fit for the scrap man but i trust xantias now more then any other car...ive had to drive without aux belt with two wheel bolts with a bodged top hose etc all the combos and it still got me where i needed to go even wen aux belt went i still drove it even wen i had to drive an old one with no clutch pedal from swindon to swansea and my fuel light was on it got me 120 miles on the red! i dont care what pple think of my car cause i feel superior to anyone else even c5s as they got even more coplicated problems!lexi wrote:Unfortunately Taffy, those are pics of new Xantias. Give them the 13 yrs plus of salt and all the other issues, and lots are onto restoration and even welding. A Xantia aint no Moggy for simplicity either with doing clutches,clutch clips, belts,heater plugs, matrix and even rad hoses.
People driving Moggy's don't munch motorway miles and have all had new floors They are friggin freezing and cramped...........about as much fun as a protest march
5 yrs ago for Xantia......different. There are so many cheap cars around now with a few years, then bin........C5.
If you find a good Xantia OK. if you want a resto project.....great, go for it.
Taffy; Why are you sleeping in car? Are you a Greenpeace leader or Paparazzi?
mines a project for sure but as there are now only round 300 2.0 hdi exclusives regigsered in uk now im in the super leauge as even my mates p reg tranny theres 1.5 million of them lol!!
why do i sleep in my car....
well im a specialist security guard and have been since 2000...i work in fields protecting mobile phone masts solar pannel sites electric pillions etc etc....i spend atleast 16 hrs sat in a feild everyday and weekends i work 24hrs....this is what i mean if anyone has really lived with a xantia its me...i pretty much do live in my car...i drive 100 miles a day at mo might be more soon as new site coming in soon and i never get board of her...
i just wouldnt want anything else i see the xantia as changing the rules of driving many a person will remember going in a xantia and tell u how nice it was a ride but then the bad side is ppl who bought one and diddn appreaciate it and watch it self distruct...theyre the ones that slag them off but actually had a really good car...
paul im always gona say xantia...sorry...but ur knolage of them is so great that changing to another vehicle ur gona have loads of reasearch to do again!! least u know if the xant breaks down wat its is and how to repair it...thats a big thing for me....better the devil u know