Xantia TD

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Xantia TD

Post by Kitch » Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:43 pm

I've decided to put my 1997 Xantia TD estate up for sale, due to the addition of (another) BX.

Its been a brilliant run around for me since I bought it in January. I'd like to say I've spent this, that and the other on it but I haven't.....it hasn't needed a thing, other than routine wear and tear! Probably the most hassle free car I've owned!

Its a mk1 car in Hermes Red. Its covered (wait for it).....202k miles. If the speedo didn't read that I wouldn't know though, its the best 1.9TD I've driven. It runs very quietly and smoothly, doesn't use a drop of oil or water and pulls very well. The last Xantia TD I had had around 120k miles on it and was clattery and slow by comparison. Mechanically the car is A1....the suspension is fine and all the spheres were changed in January. The brakes are sharp and pull up well, and the ABS functions correctly.
I serviced the car about 2k miles ago, with new oil and filters including fuel filter.

Being the SX model, it has remote central locking and alarm (which both work) and a keypad immobiliser (which also still works). It has electric windows all round, power steering, electric mirrors and split folding seat.

I've also added some C4 wheeltrims to the car, and painted the foglamps yellow. The paint will come off easily if it isn't to your taste. All tyres have ample tread.

It has current MOT and tax. The MOT is valid until Feb '08 and the tax runs out at the end of August.

If I had to pick fault with the car, I'd have to scrape the barrel! I know that the air con isn't working, and its not because it needs a regas! There is a split pipe behind the headlamp, which I've been quoted £20 for from a breakers, but to be honest it really doesn't bother me that much. I just put the windows down!
The rev counter works for the first 15mins of a journey until the car gets hot, at which point it flickers around and dies. Pretty common fault I'm told, and I was quoted only a fiver for a replacement sender from the same breakers.
There are a couple of minor dings and scrapes as you'd expect of a car this age, but it hides them well as you can see in the pics.

In short it'd make a great workhorse for someone, yet it isn't too untidy to have as a nice example either.

Here it is:

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I've covered about 6k miles in this car in the time I've had it, including some long trips up and down the country and it's never missed a beat. As I say, I'm not selling through choice really. I just don't have the space to warrant a big estate car that I don't really need.

I'm looking for £650ono. This basically covers my costs of the car to date, and despite the milage this car will prove to drive better than most out there. Anyone who knows their salt knows XUD's will go on forever with the proper care like this has recieved.

I'm also open to offers, and viewing is more than welcome. The car is in Hampshire.

Cheers
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Re: Not a BX, but nearly

Post by docchevron » Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:16 am

Kitch wrote: I'm also open to offers,
I'll happily set fire to it for you mate! :lol:

Sorry, couldn't resist. Actually I've ridden in this bery car, and it did seem ok (for a xantia you understand).

So it comes with the doc's seal of approval (as far as xantia's go).
Cant ask for more than that!
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Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Post by cavmad » Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:39 am

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:shock: :shock: :shock:

A rare thing indeed. All we need now is for Ken to put an offer in and I'll stop taking the drugs for a while :D

Fine looking car that Kitch, TD estates are quite sought after too so can't see you having much trouble shifting it.
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Post by tim leech » Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:11 am

Great car there Kitch! :D

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Post by cavmad » Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:44 am

Go for it Tim, usefull cars those estates.
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Post by Kitch » Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:08 pm

Right, in order to keep the mk1, I have to shift this car. Willing to listen to reduced offers, otherwise the mk1's future is bleak :(

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Post by ken newbold » Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:07 pm

You do right mate, get rid of it while it's still running :lol:
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Post by MULLEY » Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:12 pm

Could be the bay of dread for it then :cry:, but then again you may get decent wonga, there's always demand for diesel estates which are under a grand.....

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Post by ken newbold » Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:39 pm

Yeah, it could easily do more than the asking price, the estates are still much sort after.
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Post by tim leech » Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:05 am

Kitch have you tried the CCC and FCF ?

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Post by cavmad » Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:08 am

MULLEY wrote:Could be the bay of dread for it then :cry:, but then again you may get decent wonga, there's always demand for diesel estates which are under a grand.....

Spot on, diesel estates are VERY popular cars on eBay.
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Post by ken newbold » Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:58 pm

Now we know what you have been doing all day :lol: next time I sell one, you can do the listing for me!

Good luck with that. :P
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