i got a Citroen again!? but not what you think!

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i got a Citroen again!? but not what you think!

Post by simonbx17 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:31 pm

I've gone and got a xm TD! I've wanted an xm since i was 10yrs when they were launched, i had the big brochure, 1:18 solido model, diesel decider pack cassette tape and the xm book, now i have the real thing!!

she has a few niggles to sort, passenger elec window goes down not up my mechanic has checked this and it appears to be a connection problem, sunroof needs lubricating, dash clock bulbs have failed, rear offside window mechanism has failed, few of the switches diagrams have rubbed off, the clock/outside temp lcd display has leaked, turbo gauge doesn't work and the clutch needs adjusting as the biting point is on the floor? but i don't care it's an XM and it drives superb nearly fell asleep on the way home!

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00' Fraud Mondeo 2.0 ghia x......i know couldn't resist a bargain.
99' Peugeot 306 1.4 lx. nicely spec'd.
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93' xm 2.1 turbo D saloon 203.000mls has been sold to "citroenxm".

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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:42 pm

welcome back Simon, tidy looking motor that! I do like the XM in its original form.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
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Post by simonbx17 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:52 pm

thanks tim, it's fairly clean but has a few scratches and one minor dent on the nearside rear wing and the odd rust bubble on the front nearside wheel arch but yeah it's nice!

i'd quite like mk1 alloys to match my model plus they give the xm that space age look, but would settle for a set of later v6 alloys with the slanted spokes?

did you manage to sell the rd? and where's the ccc national being held this year?
Current.
00' Fraud Mondeo 2.0 ghia x......i know couldn't resist a bargain.
99' Peugeot 306 1.4 lx. nicely spec'd.
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93' xm 2.1 turbo D saloon 203.000mls has been sold to "citroenxm".

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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 70

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:54 pm

19RD hasnt sold, the owner took very ill so its on hold. see "events" for all this years get togethers buddy, would be nice to see you again this year.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by simonbx17 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:27 pm

oh sorry to here that! yes would be good to get out again used to enjoy the national and camping! i'll take a look
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00' Fraud Mondeo 2.0 ghia x......i know couldn't resist a bargain.
99' Peugeot 306 1.4 lx. nicely spec'd.
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93' xm 2.1 turbo D saloon 203.000mls has been sold to "citroenxm".

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:06 pm

Welcome back! Nice XM 8) 8) 8)
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Post by simonbx17 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:27 pm

thanks phil, you still got yours?
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00' Fraud Mondeo 2.0 ghia x......i know couldn't resist a bargain.
99' Peugeot 306 1.4 lx. nicely spec'd.
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93' xm 2.1 turbo D saloon 203.000mls has been sold to "citroenxm".

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Post by Paul296 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:46 pm

Great looking car - particularly in that colour. I'd love an XM myself. K reg means it has the earlier phase 1 interior? Much nicer than the facelift model. The Maurice Sauzy book is worth a look if you're an XM fan. Hope you get the niggles sorted and it behaves itself!

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Post by simonbx17 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:30 pm

cheers :D it's great colour xm's in dark colours look great! i already have the book and it's a great read! i've nearly bought an xm 3 times but got jitters but finally taken the plunge i was lucky with this one as it's from a reputable source and mechanically is sound.

do it and don't be afraid!
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00' Fraud Mondeo 2.0 ghia x......i know couldn't resist a bargain.
99' Peugeot 306 1.4 lx. nicely spec'd.
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93' xm 2.1 turbo D saloon 203.000mls has been sold to "citroenxm".

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Post by BX Bandit » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:15 am

Simon! That................is a gorgeous XM! I\'m not a wheel trim bloke, but they have to be the creme de la creme of trims!

Errrrrr........can we have more piccies of inside please?!

Also, I rekon manuals are the way forward!
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Post by simonbx17 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:19 pm

Thanks bandit, not spoken to you for ages how you doing? still welding that red bx?

I will get some more pics up this weekend, it's the mk1 interior and it's a manual. I'm starting think what all the fuss is about with regards to the "silly" foot brake it's quite easy to use when you get in to the routine of it!

Don't be fooled by the photo's it has some scratches and one small ding in the rear left quarter panel but it isn't that bad really just being picky! :roll:

I know i'm ex bx'er but would like to frequent the forum again just to bask in everyone else's bx's aaahhhh Citroen porn! and offer any help/info where needed :wink:
Current.
00' Fraud Mondeo 2.0 ghia x......i know couldn't resist a bargain.
99' Peugeot 306 1.4 lx. nicely spec'd.
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93' xm 2.1 turbo D saloon 203.000mls has been sold to "citroenxm".

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Post by mds141 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:19 pm

Beautiful looking car. That small ding on rear quarter will come out easy enough, somebody like dentmaster wouldn't charge too much. ^^ ^^
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Post by messerschmitt owner » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:09 pm

nice XM - I've three currently!

Those trims are great - I've a set too plus a nice set of wobbly web alloys.

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Post by Way2go » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:21 pm

That does look smart & shiny Simon. 8) I wouldn't worry too much about the ding, as unless you're able to keep out of supermarket car parks and the like it won't be the last but c'est la vie!
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Post by Paul296 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:06 am

simonbx17 wrote:cheers :D it's great colour xm's in dark colours look great! i already have the book and it's a great read! i've nearly bought an xm 3 times but got jitters but finally taken the plunge i was lucky with this one as it's from a reputable source and mechanically is sound.

do it and don't be afraid!
:shock:
I'm afraid I just don't have the cash at the moment (or the storage space) but a phase1 2.1td particularly in SX or VSX spec. definitely the pick of the bunch I reckon (not too many good ones still around)

There's is another excellent XM book by Jan Norbye (published by an Italian company called 'Automobilia') probably long out of print now but well worth tracking down if you're getting bored of your current crop of 'XM porn' !! ^^ ^^

Paul