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    One owner, 162000K, been re-painted, the leather looks untouched and, almost everything works



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    Let the spending and cursing begin !! (sorry I couldn't help myself )

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    Yes, and I am preparing myself for battle....

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    Almost everything works?? I said that about one My dad bought a year ago (then I spent 8 months rectifying the "few" things that didn't).
    Nice car though, much nicer than anything citroen have built since.
    I'm driving one at the moment and its a great car.

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    There was a lovely royal blue series II XM with unmarked cream leather & glass sunroof for sale at the Qld Grand display of a French cars. Did anyone enquire? I have kept their name & phone number if anyone is interested.
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    Looks great W. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

    Recently in Paris I saw an XM in what I thought was a typical Parisian scene. The mate and I were in an outer suburb, where English was a novelty and my French not up to much.

    While seeking a taxi to take us to our final destination, I was bemused to see an XM parked halfway up the kerb on a corner of a main road while the owner partook of a cafe noir in the adjacent coffee shop. Standing there waiting for a taxi to pass I was to be more bemused when he finished his coffe, called a brief adieu to his cronies, jumped in the XM and hung a screaming "u-ey" while bouncing off the kerb and disappearing up the side street at Mach 2.

    The suspension travel was amazing, and the car obviously both unfussed and used to his idiosyncratic driving. (Unlike the traffic on the main road who parted like the red sea as he pirouetted in their midst!)

    I definitely knew I was in France at that point!

    Oh, and the taxi was to take us to the Conservatoire Citroen, but that's another story for a later post.

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    load it up!

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    This one has never had the "sealed for life" gearbox fluid changed so that and a re-gassed spheres are the first issues to sort. Of course, that dashboard has to come out at some stage to replace all of the blown lights and repair the dot matrix displays...

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    It might pay to order in a set of fresh spheres. I have no doubt you'll find all the accumulators and hydractive spheres dead as doornails..... Especially prevalent on specialist serviced cars from what I can tell

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    You are most probably right Shane. I can get a full set of comfort spheres (8) from this mob Ersatzteile fŁr Citroen XM *-*Citroen Ersatzteile Shop. for around $500.00 delivered. I have bought from them before and they stock high quality Lizart spheres.

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    Suggest you ask the previous owner about what has been done to it before spending a fortune on new parts. He struck me as rather more hands on than your typical owner of an older Citroen. It might already have good late factory spheres that last longer than many of the aftermarket items. Being a 2000 model, it would have had the later type front strut tops from new, so there is less risk there than with an early car that still has its original parts fitted. Most cars will have had them replaced by now.

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    Best of luck with it, looks good. I bought one here 3 years ago in a bit of a state from a Citroen dealer who'd had it parked out back for a year and couldn't be bothered to fix it. It's turned out to be a really good and reliable car. I've had a few XMs mostly diesels and generally think they're a bit rubbish compared with a CX, but the late V6 deserves credit. It has a really good engine that doesn't need anything doing apart from oil changes.
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    Very nice XM, i've always found the XM to be a stunner. pity about it's reliability, the BX saved Citroen and the XM sent em - um you know. Just as they got it all sorted (series II (yours)) the damage had been done.

    You have something very special.

    I've always wanted one myself

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    I covet your number plates!

    I had to relinquish my NSW XM-2000 ones when we moved south. The XM looks good in dark colours. So many later ones were silver.

    What is the ORGA number of the car?

    Andrew
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