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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:21 pm

Is this bad news or good news? I'm loving the XM. 8-[
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Post by Defender110 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:39 pm

Sounds like you were right Tim, definately sounds like a defection??? :)
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Post by MULLEY » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:06 pm

All joy now, wait until the inevitable problem :wink: :lol: Then it'll be thank goodness i can rely on my bx :lol:
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:40 pm

As I have said elsewhere: Wait until this particular French objet d'art throws a wobbly and we'll see!

Defection? Not really something a confirmed BXer can ever do, as it's in the blood. But the XM does provide an interesting distraction!
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
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Post by MULLEY » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:10 am

Have you managed to get the door sorted out on your Gti?
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
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1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:20 am

Philip Chidlow wrote:Is this bad news or good news? I'm loving the XM. 8-[
Im sure its good news and theres enough love to go round Phil, you would rightly expect the XM to be "better" than the BX as it cost twice as much new and was designed about 8/10 years later.

You wont find a bigger BX nut (nutter?) than me but I still love my SD1 just as much as I do my xantia
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:52 am

GTi to be done next week. TBH I can't wait to get her looking her best again.
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
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Post by toddao » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:22 pm

What's this about an XM then Phil? Have I missed the story somewhere - I was away for three weeks. Lets have some pics then and the whole selling-of-your-soul confession! :D
Actually I think XMs look alright from the outside - I can't really deal with the overload of buttons inside, though that will keep you busy for a while working out what they all do!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:24 pm

My XM story to come... when I've got a moment, and pics too (tomorrow hopefully) now it's had a wash and a good Zymolizing. Went out in it today and then went out in the BX. I actually prefer driving the BX, but the XM is a good place to be - especially for the passengers. It was bought primarily for two or three long trips including a week down near Carcassonne. Only 20 kms or so from Alaigne actually!
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Post by ed4ferrets » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:47 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote: Defection? Not really something a confirmed BXer can ever do, as it's in the blood. But the XM does provide an interesting distraction!

I tend to agree with you on both counts Phil 8).

Also looking forward to piccies and the story behind it!!

I enjoy my 2.1TD estate but find it too bloody big in carparks etc....
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Post by RxBX » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:50 pm

Hi Guy's,
toddao wrote:What's this about an XM then Phil? Have I missed the story somewhere - I was away for three weeks. Lets have some pics then and the whole selling-of-your-soul confession! :D .......
ed4ferrets wrote:......Also looking forward to piccies and the story behind it!......
To save you waiting you can read all about it on the XM Forum, enjoy the read/pictures :D

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:51 pm

Some pics of the new wheels. The BX is still waiting to be fixed but when she is I'll take her to this spot and do some shots of her too.

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• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
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Post by mat_fenwick » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:23 pm

Have you moved house as well then Phil! :wink:
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:10 pm

As if! I want to move back to France TBH, but it's more likely to be like this:

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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
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:53 pm

She looks beautiful Phil, I can see the attraction!
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
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200