Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

This is the place for posts that don't fit into any other category.

Moderator: RichardW

User avatar
Stickyfinger
Donor 2016
Posts: 10005
Joined: 28 Mar 2013, 22:05
x 732

Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by Stickyfinger »

Michel wrote:
26 Jan 2020, 19:53
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
26 Jan 2020, 10:41
Theres always a Xantia, petrol though, and although it doesnt state it in the details, looks like its an oddity...an automatic.

Didn't sell at the December auction and overpriced despite its 21,806 miles and its "time warp" status. Can't be many buyers out there for that spec of vehicle. I expect it wont sell again at the Feb auction after which it may be open to negotiation.

REgards Neil
That's the stuff of nightmares!! Expensive tax, certainly on the slow side of glacial, and uneconomical as well at any speed over .. idle.

I once had one as a courtesy car while my Activa was having work done. I was glad to get the Activa back as it was considerably cheaper to run!
I contacted Mathewsons, at present the car is listed at £2k....I gave them an offer, there is some movement but not much. It really did not reflect the lamentable spec/engine of this car despite its condition, I do not expect it to fly off the lot.

User avatar
Michel
Posts: 1750
Joined: 29 May 2017, 13:50
x 327

Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by Michel »

2k? They're only about 400% over what it's worth on a good day.

I do like the term "lamentable spec".. :D

Gibbo2286
donor 2020
Posts: 4406
Joined: 08 Jun 2011, 18:04
x 681

Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by Gibbo2286 »

They're paying 2k 3k for Allegros now so there will be a buyer who thinks this is a bargain somewhere.

User avatar
Stickyfinger
Donor 2016
Posts: 10005
Joined: 28 Mar 2013, 22:05
x 732

Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by Stickyfinger »

The Allegro is very Retro Cool and often ripe for sleeper/big engine conversions, Xantia, not a chance. Dropping a powerful engine into one is reasonably easy.

TBH I am very surprised that Mathewsons do not realise this car will never reach the value they seem to have plucked from the air.

(I wait to be proved wrong shortly :) )

User avatar
mickthemaverick
donor 2019
Posts: 2514
Joined: 11 May 2019, 17:56
x 783

Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by mickthemaverick »

Stickyfinger wrote:
28 Jan 2020, 11:47
The Allegro is very Retro Cool and ............
:rofl2:

:-({|=

:offtopic:

Gibbo2286
donor 2020
Posts: 4406
Joined: 08 Jun 2011, 18:04
x 681

Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by Gibbo2286 »

Stickyfinger wrote:
28 Jan 2020, 11:47
The Allegro is very Retro Cool and often ripe for sleeper/big engine conversions, Xantia, not a chance. Dropping a powerful engine into one is reasonably easy.

TBH I am very surprised that Mathewsons do not realise this car will never reach the value they seem to have plucked from the air.

(I wait to be proved wrong shortly :) )
Auctioneers don't pick the price/reserve that's down to the vendor, auctioneers in my experience will sell to the highest bidder and take their commission and sod the seller if he can't be bothered to set a reserve.

Peter.N.
Moderating Team
Posts: 9808
Joined: 02 Apr 2005, 16:11
x 288

Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by Peter.N. »

I noticed one of the last 'E' model Vauxhall Cresta's in Matthewsons auction room on last nights programme. they must be very rare now. I had a '56 'E' model and the PA came out in '57 so they couldn't have produced that one for long. Very smart car.

Had a look round in there last year, some interesting stuff, they have a museum but it wasn't open. The man himself was wandering round with a notepad.

Peter

andy5
donor 2018
Posts: 422
Joined: 05 Nov 2010, 14:40
x 68

Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by andy5 »

Stickyfinger wrote:
28 Jan 2020, 11:47
The Allegro is very Retro Cool and often ripe for sleeper/big engine conversions, Xantia, not a chance. Dropping a powerful engine into one is reasonably easy.
I see what you mean ...

https://www.classicandsportscar.com/new ... ic-classic
Spoiler: show
date of article: 1 Apr 2019

User avatar
white exec
Moderating Team
Posts: 5884
Joined: 21 Dec 2015, 13:46
x 960

Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by white exec »

Allegro?? P-l-e-a-s-e....! :gt:

User avatar
Stickyfinger
Donor 2016
Posts: 10005
Joined: 28 Mar 2013, 22:05
x 732

Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by Stickyfinger »

Yes please

Image
Attachments
Capture.JPG

User avatar
van ordinaire
donor 2017
Posts: 2585
Joined: 23 Jun 2015, 14:45
x 240

Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by van ordinaire »

myglaren wrote:
26 Jan 2020, 21:27
Possibly as there were far more 406s produced that Xantias?
That might well be so, but (as far as I can make out) there are also far more parts common to both cars than those that are model specific, particularly consumables & routine maintenance items.

Peter.N.
Moderating Team
Posts: 9808
Joined: 02 Apr 2005, 16:11
x 288

Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by Peter.N. »

Not shock absorbers. :wink:

Peter

Dollywaggon
Posts: 5
Joined: 24 Jan 2020, 00:09
x 2

Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by Dollywaggon »

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. We explored them all, ruling out the Xantia, XM and Mk1 C5 because of spares issues. There wasn't a 406 within a 100 miles of us. The Octavia was a great choice but very difficult to find a decent one of the right vintage. Guessing people are hanging on to them. The Octavia seemed closest to the Xantia and we very nearly opted for a 1.8 high spec petrol version. Quadrupled the budget and checked out the modern Citroens but they just didn't appeal. Finally,, a week before the MOT ran out, we found a 2007 Saab 93 sportwagon with the 1.9 tdi engine , never had a DPF and 86k on the clock. Immaculate condition and regularly serviced. We bought it from a Saab 'dealer' within an hours drive who has an enormous stock of new and second hand parts along with a workshop so hopefully no ongoing problems with spares/repairs. HWMO happy cos he's had two Saabs which he was very happy with in the very distant past and and he thinks it drives similarly to our absolutely irreplaceable Xantia. Sad, sad day. MOT runs out tomorrow so we are off for a final run around!

User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 10648
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 904

Re: Please can anyone suggest a Xantia replacement?

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

Dollywaggon wrote:
20 Mar 2020, 14:00
Thanks to everyone for their suggestions.
Only a small "fee" required

Pop over here and make a contribution-in-kind with a celebratory post! :-D

viewtopic.php?p=499188#p499188

Regards Neil