Tales from beyond the grave AKA Dan & Emma's Black Xantia, pug 206HDi, Daniel's 206 Verve 1.4i, GTi180 plus XUD9TE 206!!

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Re: Tales from beyond the grave AKA Dan & Emhema's Black Xantia D-auto... & a 206

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No harm in dreaming, despite the old admonishment to be careful what you dream for - but in thinking about colour, you may just be getting a little ahead of yourself. That said, they do sound attractive colour/wheel combinations but I think it should be a regular estate colour (which "gunmetal" may have been) & wheel fitment, for that Q-car thing, OR an Mi16 only colour (if there were any) with full Mi16 styling cues, i.e. a phantom - although black, tints, slightly lowered + black wheels for that menacing/stealth/funereal look would pander to my inner goth!

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Yes, I was thinking of full on Mi styling with the GTi alloys but a "sleeper" would be nice too. I think that engine deserves to have it's presence in a car shouted from the rooftops though. Now, a V6 twin turbo/supercharged estate, outwardly in GL spec complete with faded red paint & bleached plastics would be quite something... *slaps oneself for getting carried away!

The blackout version appeals also. *slap, slap, slap :rofl2:

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Right, stop the sketch - this is getting silly!

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van ordinaire wrote:Right, stop the sketch - this is getting silly!


No it's not! Enjoying this immensely ;)

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Haha, I forgot to mention the x4 transmission and Activa suspension transplant such a car would wear so as to maintain normal looking ride height and wheel/tyre widths while still being able to corner and accelerate in a way that would embarrass many moderns...

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Don't forget the NOZ, for when you come up against another sleeper!

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We're off on a long voyage :D speak to everyone soon...

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ekjdm14 wrote:We're off on a long voyage :D speak to everyone soon...


To infinity and beyond!!!

Enjoy Dan :D

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Phew, we got home yesterday around 3pm but not had a chance to get online properly till now. 450 miles in 3 days and most of it 4 up, fully loaded & with a bike carrier on the back. Good ol' gal performed faultlessly and used not a drop of oil or coolant, I think I can call the post engine-swap shakedown complete...
Acceleration on the flat is sedate up to about 50mph when it becomes virtually non existent & then creeps it's way up to 70. 80-85 possible on a downhill stretch if one wished to hear the engine wound up over 3200rpm (not particularly!) and up motorway inclines it'd drop back to & just about hold 60 if the pedal was lifted even slightly.

Real world though, it's more than acceptable and exceedingly comfortable over distance. Only reason I stopped at all on the return journey was for the toilet and a bite to eat. The only slight thing that marred the long-distance cruiser capability was the lack of reach adjustment on the steering wheel. I'm a lanky bugger and found that with the seat fully back my legs were in the perfect position (well, would have stood another inch or two legroom but far from cramped) but my arms were just that little bit overstretched to the wheel & resulted in tense, achy shoulders after 100miles or so of motorway.

I think if the wheel would move a couple of inches back it'd make it perfect, maybe even for a journey to beyond infinity Jim ;) . I think it's most telling of the driving experience that the morning after we arrived, all I wanted to do was go for a nice drive round in the Xantia. :D

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Dan, that's fantastic news and a perfect vindication of all your hard work. Well done =D>

I am utterly delighted this car has lived on with you and is continuing to give great pleasure :)

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That it certainly is doing. I had one or two moments in the weeks after getting the car where I did wonder if saving it was the right decision, but I think the "XUD4" experiment helped put a little faith back that is was worth it, and the MoT result with only the advisory for the left door jamb was another big morale booster.

Could not have been done without this forum & the great people who frequent it though, and for that I am truly grateful. Speaking of which, I will have to get another couple of stickers soon so the Xantia can proudly wear the colours of it's real saviours.

Hoping we might get away in the Xantia again this weekend for a night, probably camping in Wales this time. The better half and myself feel we deserve (and need!) it to recover from the family weekend in Scotland haha :rofl2:

Just checking a few places online now, but if anyone knows of a good campsite in North Wales it might help narrow the search a little. I think we'd probably want to keep close to the coast & within about 100-120miles of home so about Trefor is as far south as we'd manage.

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It's been an absolute pleasure following your adventures on here Dan :D

Get those stickers ordered and as soon as the order comes through to me I'll get them despatched immediately ;)

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Hmm, just tried to order them but it says I can't pay with the card I used. may be because it expires next month, but will have another bite when I get my new card.

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Well, electronic banking is a b*tch... Looks like i'll have to wait till next trip into town before I can send payment for the instrument panel & still none the wiser why my card won't work to buy more stickers either :(

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That's not good Dan, hope it'll be all resolved soon...

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