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Re: XM corner

Post by Stinkwheel » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:10 pm

Expect a lovely car, youve picked a good spec i think Phil.

XM's should have a manual box and luckily, yours has. Have you driven them much before?
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Re: XM corner

Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:08 pm

Both XMs I've had have been manuals. OK, except in slow, stop/start traffic up a steep hill; I've only got two feet! lol...

I get paranoid about clutch cables and the like... so I'd like to put together over the coming few months is an XM 'survival pack' for continental driving... What I mean is, RHD-specific parts which would be impossible to quickly source over the Channel and not exactly easy here either.

I'll be after a clutch cable then, and throttle cable. I'll pay good money for new or decent s/h. To confirm, the car in question is a 1998 2.0i 16v SX manual.

Anyone think of anything else essential that is RHD-specific?
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Re: XM corner

Post by Tinkley » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:21 am

Speedo cable (upper if split) if it is like the BX!.

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Re: XM corner

Post by mds141 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:43 pm

I've got a XM 'survival pack'. It comes courtesy of the AA. :D :lol:
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Re: XM corner

Post by Paul296 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:21 pm

mds141 wrote:I've got a XM 'survival pack'. It comes courtesy of the AA. :D :lol:

. . . and here it is . . .

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:D

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Re: XM corner

Post by mds141 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:27 pm

Paul296 wrote:
mds141 wrote:I've got a XM 'survival pack'. It comes courtesy of the AA. :D :lol:

. . . and here it is . . .

Image

:D
:lol:
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
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Re: XM corner

Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:55 pm

Like :)
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Re: XM corner

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:44 pm

Talking of XMs, I've been following this one on eBay but alas funds don't allow me to purchase at the minute.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 0955956918
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Re: XM corner

Post by Paul296 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:38 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:Talking of XMs, I've been following this one on eBay but alas funds don't allow me to purchase at the minute.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 0955956918
A phase 1 turbo-diesel XM with 40k on the clock in that fabulous gold colour? . . .


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Re: XM corner

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:47 pm

Hmm no service history, a worn drivers seat bolser and a very worn clutch pedal rubber?

I would take the car on face value and not take too much attenion to the mileage
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Re: XM corner

Post by Defender110 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:17 pm

It's doing very well for considering it's condition with no tax , test or any history plus crap advert. unrealistic reserve too. I think this will keep reappearing.
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Re: XM corner

Post by Paul296 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:41 pm

I still like it - jelly fish alloys too - I suspect it's the fact that it's a tidy phase 1 that's causing the interest (I didn't spot that whack on the OSF wing last time though :( ).

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Re: XM corner

Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:06 am

Thanks to a hiccup at work meaning a few weeks of abject poverty - if not misery - I'm not buying this XM. There is interest elsewhere and I am confident it will sell so I don't feel too bad letting the guy down... Still don't like doing it though :(


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Re: XM corner

Post by mds141 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:30 am

I'm sure Adrian will understand Phil. :)
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:19 pm

Freelance life isn't all it's cracked up to be when twice recently, my plans for further Citroen ownership have been thwarted thanks to the seemingly casual postponing of projects I had built plans on. :( thank God for the ZX as it's absolutely brill and keeps me on the road in something with chevrons on it...

But hopefully next week I'll get to hear how other projects might pan out and maybe come May I'll be able to buy what I need.

Someone asked me if is swap my ZX for a BX of similar spec (that'd be a 19 TGD/TXD)... Tough one that ;)


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