V6 Xantia......... the beginning of another adventure

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Trainman wrote:PRIUS :shock: wash your mouth out :!: :!:

SWMBO already has a new car ordered so that's not the issue.
So she is getting the 407 then.

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No Davie, she is getting another Polo but this time with the 1.2 FSi engine, something with a bit of oomph, the Peugeot will become my daily driver, the tough part is deciding whether the Xantia of C6 goes........

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Your head would say "Keep the C6", while your heart would say "Keep the Xantia". Both (in good order) are practical cars, but if reliability and ease of getting spares is an issue it has to be the C6.

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Your head would say "Keep the C6", while your heart would say "Keep the Xantia". Both (in good order) are practical cars, but if reliability and ease of getting spares is an issue it has to be the C6.
To be totally honest, part of that is true, the C6 has a few minor issues, that are money and time things, the Xantia has one big issue which is the gears, I will have owned the Xantia for a year in September and there hasn't been one month, where I've been able to drive it without the gearbox "spitting it's dummy". Having said that I do enjoy driving it....

The Xantia is far more economical than the C6 plus I know the car is fundamentally a good one, there is hardly any rust, and only a couple of places where the paint is bubbling, one of those being the boot spoiler. I would personally prefer to keep both, but we have no space for 4 cars and I can't justify having 4.

The Polo and Peugeot are out of the equation as we both need good daily drivers, so that leaves the Xantia and C6.......

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Then I would say wait until you have driven the 407 a few times. If it is more like the Xantia keep the C6, and vice versa. (Mind you, I would have thought the C6 was the more practical of the two).
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Practically, is the Xantia, believe it or not, only because having the towbar for the trailer makes it viable

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Had I the money to have two cars now I would have any of the two off you Steve, but I haven'tso I cant. Is the 407 going to get lpg on to it? It is a lovely car, I did look over it whilst I was at David's picking up the gearbox for Jim. It would have the same problem for me as the c4 vts had, the doors will need a parking space for themselves to get them opened!

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daviemck2006 wrote:Had I the money to have two cars now I would have any of the two off you Steve
Thanks Davie, they are both good cars ands that really is what's making it difficult........
daviemck2006 wrote:Is the 407 going to get lpg on to it? It is a lovely car
Yes, I've already got a quote for doing it, which although is a ballpark figure means it will pay for it's own conversion within a year. :shock:
daviemck2006 wrote:the doors will need a parking space for themselves to get them opened!
not an issue :!: they do have mentally disabled spaces don't they :?: :?: I must be to be going through this lot....... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Would it be worth getting the C6 a towbar? With the power its' got it could probably tow a house.

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Would it be worth getting the C6 a towbar? With the power its' got it could probably tow a house.
In simple terms, no it's not viable, the bar itself is in excess of £500 plus another £200 for the multiplexed wiring kit. The Peugeot, on the other hand is about £500 all in, so it might be getting one after all.
superloopy wrote:I'd say get rid of the depreciating asset first ie the C6. Although prestigious (to a diminishing few it must be said) big, cumbersome and a potential future money pit. Put your time, effort and much less cost into sorting out the V6. Give it a timeframe ie 6months-1yr and if she's not sorted by then get rid as well. Clean slate ... start again ad necessary. Bit like a Citroen IVA really ... making that first decision is the catalyst here ... do it!
The problem here is that I don't have the time. I will have had the Xantia a year on 4th September, so for insurance purposes I need to make a decision by then at the latest. To be fair, the C6 stands me at little money, the only major out laying being the door (my fault) and the EGR valve, whereas the Xantia, well there's a list at the start of this blog......

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If it were me it would be the C6 Steve.

Xantia parts while a bit harder to get sometimes are still so much cheaper than C6 parts...

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Are you breaking the one with the good plate on it then Mike?

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superloopy wrote:Sounds like you've already made your decision to me Steve. The xantia is history, yes?
I think I have and I think you're right, however, I won't be getting shut as she is, it just wouldn't be right, whoever or wherever she goes will get the the full history or at least a copy of this blog......... 8-[ I'm not the sort of person to do that, whoever does decide they want to carry on will be walking into this ith their eyes WIDE :shock: OPEN and not like I did......... [-X
superloopy wrote:Mind you you'll have nothing left to 'tinker' with but if I'm reading you correctly that would suit you just fine at this point in time.
Oh I have, the C6 needs something's doing, no major but I think within my limited capability...... well, except for the wheel refurb.....
superloopy wrote:You sound like a tired man in need of a rest.
this has been going on for a year, so yes I'm tired, my biggest problem being is that I'm right in the middle of all the expertise knowledge of people with V6's :|
superloopy wrote:Who knows what could come along for you later ...
Hopefully nothing........ I don't wnt to go through all this again........ :roll:

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superloopy wrote:You''ll feel a lot better by getting that out in the open now ;)
:lol: :lol: :lol: No I don't, I've had fantastic support getting this sorted, and to a degree I feel like I'm letting those people that have supported me down :oops: :oops: I know they will say not, but it's the kind of person I am..... 8-[

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Trainman wrote:
superloopy wrote:You''ll feel a lot better by getting that out in the open now ;)
:lol: :lol: :lol: No I don't, I've had fantastic support getting this sorted, and to a degree I feel like I'm letting those people that have supported me down :oops: :oops: I know they will say not, but it's the kind of person I am..... 8-[
I understand that attitude, but you haven't let anybody down. Would you have bought it had you known what needed to be done? No, you wouldn't, you would have waited until something better had come along (such as Mandrakes' new V6).