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Slightly off topic - Xantia value

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Another Brit living over here has just offered me a RHD UK reg Xantia diesel. Been standing a year or two (the car, not him) but allegedly in good nick except the exhaust needs changing. Normally I wouldn't be even slightly interested, but a: it's likely to be very, very cheap or possibly free, and b: it's an estate, which makes it a bit more useful/desirable. Just wondering whether it might be worth my while snaffling it, putting it back on the road and flogging back in blighty.
Anyone got any idea what such a thing might be worth - haven't seen it yet but believe it's a later one, 2.0 HDI I think.
Also, if anyone has any in-depth knowledge of the length of pieces of string, that's be worth knowing too... :lol:
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Post by Paul296 »

It all depends on the general condition, mileage and history - but you knew that already! Late plate Xantia breaks tend to range from about 400 quid (for something a bit ropey) to about 1700 quid for a minter. Check for rust in the rear door shuts - you can't get rid of it once its set in - strut tops (if they rust through its a BIG ballache) and that the heater matrix appears ok (thats a headache too if it blows) although how you assess its condition I don't know. With Xantias I usually only discover that the heater matrix is shagged when theres a pool of rusty water in the passenger foot well!

Have a look on Autotrader UK - there's usually loads of Xantias on there which should give you a good idea of what they fetch over here. A late plate Hdi going free ( as long as its in reasonable nick) has got to be a bargain.!?

P.S. Pieces of string tend to be 7' 6'' long - its true because I read it in a book. :D

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Post by rayfenwick »

If it's cheap or free it's got to be worth a go. As Paul says, watch out for strut tops (had one go through an XM bonnet - not fun), heater matrix, and the usual tinworm. Other than that, diesel estates always seem to do well compared to their stablemates, so you can't go far wrong unless it's completely buggered.

Piece of string? Either half an inch too short, or 3 feet too long, depending. :)
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Thanks chaps - I'll go and have a look at it at some point.
Now, just got to line up all my bits of string and find the tape measure – we can sort this out once and for all...
1990 BX TZD Estate ('the grey one', 1991 BX TZD Estate ('the white one'), 1982 2CV6 Charleston (in bits), 1972 AZU Serie B (2CV van), 1974 HY72 Camper, 1990 Land Rover 110 diesel LWB, 1957 Mobylette AV76, 1992 Ducati 400SS, 1966 VW Beetle, 1990 Mazda MX-5, 1996 Peugeot 106D, 1974 JCB 2D MkII, 1997 BMW R1100RS, 1987 Suzuki GSX-R1100, 1978 Honda CX500A, 1965 Motobecane Cady, 1988 Honda Bros/Africa Twin, 1963 Massey Ferguson 825, and a lot of bicycles!