BX diesel estate wanted!

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Post by thanuttiscotsman » Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:39 pm

hi there again,
or you could swap for one of these!! if you have a wee 3dr to swap with that is

Citroen Xantia estate, p reg, 18 petrol, red, long mot, taxed ew, ac, pas, rcl, Citroen stereo with steering wheel controls, new brakes and tyres, good family car, sensible offers around or swap small 3 door car Tel: (07039) 537917
Price:£600.00
Town:Teignmouth
Postcode:TQ14
This Advert was placed on - 18th November 2006

rossco
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Post by thanuttiscotsman » Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:45 pm

and again you could always just buy a xantia..............


OFFERED
Citroen Xantia Estate R registered. 1. 9 td. taxed jan 07 ,mot tuntil july 07, new car forces sale, £495 ono. Tel: (07039) 578631
Price:no price
Town:Ayr
Postcode:KA67
This Advert was placed on - 16th November 2006

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OFFERED
Citroen Xantia TD estate, 1.9, P reg, MOT May 07, tax Dec 06, £195 ono. - (swadt-47-3975)* Tel: (07039) 564068
Price:£195.00
Town:Holsworthy
Postcode:EX22

ok thats your lot for the day man. im sur eone of these will do you fine. :wink:

cheers rossco
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Post by docchevron » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:35 am

tim leech wrote:XM diesel auto! Eeeekk, run for you life................ :shock:
I had one, one of the best cars I've ever had, went like hell, awesome motorway cruiser and not too bad on the juice. I really, really miss that car and will have another one.

Infact, maybe sooner than I'd anticipated! :wink:

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Post by docchevron » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:38 am

thanuttiscotsman wrote:but its the same engine in a different body?? just minus the hydraulic problems! :D
It's not the engine that makes the car mate, Xanty's are uniformly awful, with the rare exception of a GOOD Activa or V6 8) , ZX's are all crap (ok the 1.9i non-cat Volcane aint too bad) but it's still just a pug in a shell suit.

If it dont go up and down, it aint a real car!

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Post by ken newbold » Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:51 pm

Thanuttiscotsman, obviously a man with too much time on his hands. :lol:
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Post by Kitch » Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:45 pm

Theres a green L reg TZD estate on fleabay now
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Post by cavmad » Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:00 pm

Kitch `you-de-man`, my friend, you-de-man! Happily that`s a mere 15 miles from here according to eBay (which means in the real world it`s probably double that) and I shall be persuing that like a persue-y thing.
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Post by ken newbold » Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:53 pm

New octopus at the ready then :lol:
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Post by cavmad » Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:50 am

That`s what I was thinking Ken! That car does look a little `used` doesn`t it?
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Post by Kitch » Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:03 pm

I'm quite keen myself actually. :lol:
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Post by cavmad » Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:10 pm

Contact made with owner, very friendly bloke and this was his 3rd BX. Sounds very like the octopus, possibly it`s `fixable` with a piece of pipe and also mentioned rear struts `creaked a bit`.
Battery also duff, won`t last more than roughly 2 days if car not used before it gives up. Oh, he says driver`s window has to be helped back up as it doesn`t come back straight. Mentions he thinks it`s a common fault though not one I was aware of. The detective in me wonders whether the driver`s door strip that`s missing may be a light impact at some point hence window not coming back up properly?
I have made an offer (which he refused!) but he`s going to keep in touch. He seems a very genuine seller, reluctant to let it go but absurdly high repair costs for the octopus means it`s not viable for him to pay to have done.
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Post by ken newbold » Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:20 pm

Octopus and rear arm bearings by the sound of things. The window problem will most likely be the metal runners on the bottom of the glass has rotted away on a car of this age, the n/s one had gone on my estate.
Not a bad fix with a new ally runner or simply replacement glass.

The rest of the car looked quite good in the photos, was it any good.
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Post by cavmad » Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:46 pm

Sounds `reasonable` Ken though reading between the lines it`s possibly led a (not very) charmed life.
I asked about all the usual faults and when I mentioned creaking struts he recalled the `creaks from the rear` which raised my suspicions about the bearings.
All in all I think I made what was a fair offer considering the wallet-lightning potential of the faults, the fact Christmas is around the corner (bad time of year to sell cars) and what it`s worth after all the jobs that need doing are sorted Vs what it`d cost to buy a good one in the first place.
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Post by ken newbold » Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:48 pm

All in all, I think this'd be a better buy. :)

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Post by docchevron » Sat Nov 25, 2006 2:42 am

Hhmm, "some welding repairs to the front subframe" required for MOT.....

If you end up getting it Billy I have a couple of subframes in stock...!

Looks tidy otherwise, shame there's no piccies of the back end though....

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