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    Congratulations 78k,

    Glad to hear it's gone to an appreciative home. Looking forward to hearing how it goes and seeing it out and about.

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    Best of luck,
    Harvey.

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    Terrific 78K. Sounds like it was meant to be. As you say, its a perfect compliment to your DS auto. One for comfort and one to be driven hard. Like bookends to the hydraulic Citroen lineup. One with the initial setup and the other at its peak.

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    Hi Mate
    I'm the guy who missed out on it at auction, when you got it.... or if you prefer, the guy who drove it up on you..... sorry. Just found one here in Sydney, and picked it up today. Paint has had it, mechanically very good. Will get it resprayed. Anyway, lives in parallel, sort off... I have a 1961 ID19, and an Activa. I also have a spare Activa if you find you need parts. Let me know.
    Good luck with it!!
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    So we know the whereabouts of 7 Activas!

    - KenW (QLD)
    - 78k (QLD)
    - Carl Bruce x 2 (NSW)
    - Nota (ACT)
    - Harvey (QLD)
    - Guy (QLD)

    Probably around 20% of the total sold in Australia
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    Don't forget Harvey and Guy in Qld have one too.

    Cheers,

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    When it rains, it pours - judging by the interior it looks like an Activa...

    Citroen Xantia 1996 model | Cars, Vans & Utes | Gumtree Australia Ku-ring-gai Area - West Pymble | 1039343813
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    Not a very car-savvy vendor. For a start it is a Series II, so has to be at least 1998 model. Who knows how many km it's really done .

    From the photo we can see it has roof racks, a spoiler (but so does my VSX), cruise control, finger-tip controls, and faux woodgrain, but standard (manual adjusting) seats. Could it also be a V6 VSX?

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    AL4 transmission selector would indicate it is not a V6, & I can't see a transmission "sport" button, so may be a special SX version.

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    Looks like a manual to me - I can almost make out the gearchange pattern on the top of the knob.

    I does look like a dead ringer for my car from the photos that are there. We really need to see a side view to tell what the label on the front door says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken W View Post
    Looks like a manual to me
    I think the clutch pedal might be a give away....
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    [QUOTE=STALLED;1234382]So we know the whereabouts of 7 Activas!

    - KenW (QLD)
    - 78k (QLD)
    - Carl Bruce x 2 (NSW)
    - Nota (ACT)
    - Harvey (QLD)
    - Guy (QLD)

    Probably around 20% of the total sold in Australia [/You can add me to your list,and yes,i love it,Andy

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    My first thought about the Gumtree car was to question whether it was an Australian delivered vehicle or not? Its specification looks unusual, but I couldn't see if it had a split- fold rear seat.
    Is it the car with the heavy clutch in another post?
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    So we know the location of 8x Activas!

    - KenW (QLD)
    - 78k (QLD)
    - Carl Bruce x 2 (NSW)
    - Nota (ACT)
    - Harvey (QLD)
    - Guy (QLD)
    - Alhantos (NSW)

    Also, Whitegoshawk had a green one - I wonder what happened to that car!
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    In autumn last year I think I spotted an Activa on Gumtree - believe it was in Ballina (certainly far North Coast of NSW), and it was red (or maroon - one of the reds). The ad disappeared fairly quickly, but then seemed to reappear - this time at a Byron Bay wreckers. In fact the one at the wreckers, which I bought for parts, was a different car (a plain vanilla CT Turbo).

    So did anyone buy a red(ish) Xantia Turbo CT from the NSW Far North Coast last year? Was it an Activa?

    And who is going to have a look at Stalled latest find, and tell us all what it really is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armidillo View Post
    Not a very car-savvy vendor. For a start it is a Series II, so has to be at least 1998 model. Who knows how many km it's really done .

    From the photo we can see it has roof racks, a spoiler (but so does my VSX), cruise control, finger-tip controls, and faux woodgrain, but standard (manual adjusting) seats. Could it also be a V6 VSX?

    Cheers

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    Cruise control? I wasn't aware that Activas had that;mine doesn't,not that I would want one,Andy

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    [QUOTE=Armidillo;1234582

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    And who is going to have a look at Stalled latest find, and tell us all what it really is?

    Cheers

    Alec[/QUOTE]


    Too late - it's no longer advertised on Gumtree...

    Anyone on here? Please satisfy our curiosity!

    Cheers

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    It's the one I bought, an Activa.
    I knew it wasn't a 1996 from the photos, assumed it was a CT or Activa, rung and asked what was written on the door.... 'Activa' was the response. Bought it 1 hour later. Very happy. Drives very well, a bit jerky in the suspension, paint is crap. Need a painter, if anyone knows one.

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    [QUOTE=Carl Bruce;1234764]It's the one I bought, an Activa.
    I knew it wasn't a 1996 from the photos, assumed it was a CT or Activa, rung and asked what was written on the door.... 'Activa' was the response.

    Hi Carl, well done, does this take your Activa tally to 2 or 3 :-). The colour of the Gumtree Activa looked great on the ad, what year did it finish up being?


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    Hey John
    98. Colour is 'less red' than the picture shows..... more a bronze metallic..... 2 Total. Oh, plus the 95 Xantia one, and a Picasso, and a ID19......

    Carl

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    Nice to be able to react quickly when needed! Just shows how carefully one has to watch all these selling channels .

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    Quote Originally Posted by STALLED View Post
    Also, Whitegoshawk had a green one - I wonder what happened to that car!
    He traded it in on a new Cit. It was well and truly shagged, pretty sure it would have gone to a wrecker.
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    OK, chalk up one more.

    I have a green Activa (2.0l 1998), owned since new. Bondi.

    IMHO one of the best cars Citroen have ever made, (apart from serious lack of visual style).
    I have owned various DS, CX, GS and C5s, but the Activa is a much better made beast and highly reliable.
    (The C5 was tragic in that department, not unlike the CX). No rust, bits of trim falling off, constant beating of a path to the mechanic... generically the most work done has been standard stuff, like muffler, batteries, brake pads, with a few other specialised probs (usually hydraulic leaks).

    From memory, the Activa sports many different parts to the standard Xantias, and certainly mine appears to have a much better
    quality of trim. It still looks new inside. I consider it to be one of the best all-round cars made in terms of an "every day" ride but with sports credentials when called on. I also think that the Xantia generically is one of the "best sorted" Citroens. For even non-Citroen drivers, I'd advise a (non Activa) Xantia as a great cheapie.

    When I bought mine, I thought it would be a 10 year proposition, but, there you go, 16 years later .... not that I can afford to replace it. And, even if I had the $$ I dunno which new Citroen to consider.

    Happy to answer questions.

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    Oh, I am looking for a passenger side outside door mirror for my Activa, pref. with the temp sensor (and electric operation). Colour less critical. I have a slightly damaged non-electric version I'd trade (the plastic trim where it meets the body has some damage).
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    Quote Originally Posted by garyk View Post
    OK, chalk up one more.

    I have a green Activa (2.0l 1998), owned since new. Bondi.

    IMHO one of the best cars Citroen have ever made, (apart from serious lack of visual style).
    I have owned various DS, CX, GS and C5s, but the Activa is a much better made beast and highly reliable.
    (The C5 was tragic in that department, not unlike the CX). No rust, bits of trim falling off, constant beating of a path to the mechanic... generically the most work done has been standard stuff, like muffler, batteries, brake pads, with a few other specialised probs (usually hydraulic leaks).

    From memory, the Activa sports many different parts to the standard Xantias, and certainly mine appears to have a much better
    quality of trim. It still looks new inside. I consider it to be one of the best all-round cars made in terms of an "every day" ride but with sports credentials when called on. I also think that the Xantia generically is one of the "best sorted" Citroens. For even non-Citroen drivers, I'd advise a (non Activa) Xantia as a great cheapie.

    When I bought mine, I thought it would be a 10 year proposition, but, there you go, 16 years later .... not that I can afford to replace it. And, even if I had the $$ I dunno which new Citroen to consider.

    Happy to answer questions.
    Lucky man!! I agree completely about the "ordinary" Xantias. We've have ours for 12 years and I just marvel at how well sorted and well built it is. I have no idea what I'd replace it with except maybe a good Laguna, and that would only be to upgrade in the passive safety department. I reckon it has another 10 years in it easily.
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    Gary,

    These can be had quite cheaply from the UK as found using a google search. I had to replace the driver's side wing mirror on my Activa as the previous owner had broken it right through and the glue join was not strong enough. The only issue is replacing the colour coded cover on the body of the mirror. The after market replacements are usually slightly different shape so the original doesn't fit - you end up breaking most of the holding clips when you take it off anyway. But replacement do come with a primered cover which you can get sprayed to match the colour of your car. Many stores will mix up a pressure pack to your colour code these days.

    I hope you are keeping your 7 spheres that need regassing up to spec. I have managed to get this down to 2 on mine by fitting double membrane spheres in all locations except for the Activa accumulator and the rear anti-sink sphere.

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