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    Default Current CitroŽn (LHM) service in Melbourne

    I'd like to get some pointers to current CitroŽn service in Melbourne. After it arrived in Melbourne, my car - a 2000 XM - was looked after by Mel Carey and co. at Citromotors and then by Elliot Beniada. Elliot too has closed his business. He's done a few things for me since but lives a long way from me and I don't think it's worth it to him.

    The number of places with expertise in LHM cars seems to be shrinking fast: none of the people I've known over the years and who I would choose to take a CitroŽn to are still in business. Posts from others over the year or so paint a similar picture.

    Some of things that the XM currently needs attending to, like changing the auxiliary belt are pretty generic but others, like the antisink (which is sinking again), need someone knows what they're doing. I prefer to find someone who's reliable and to stick with them so they get to know the car.

    So any leads or experiences - particularly good ones - would be welcome. I live in the inner east but will travel (if I can!).

    I also have a colleague with a newer car - a C5 X7 - who's in the same boat, so places he might try would also be useful.

    Thanks,

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    I use Spencer St Automobiles in the city for keeping my 2003 C5 running sweetly. They know their citroens/peugeot/renault. I spoke to him once about taking care of an XM as I was considering buying one and he told me that a few customers had them so he must know them. They always seem knowledgeable, resourceful and reasonably priced and source second hand parts when cheaper/hard to get etc
    Tony is the guy to speak to.
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    Thanks for the tip: this is somewhere I've never heard of and it would be very convenient too. Do you know whether they can do sphere checking and regassing?
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    Hi Andrew,
    I am pretty sure they can check them but not sure they regas as they deal with disposable sphere cars. They have replaced the rear spheres on my C5 once. I have never seen a CX or DS there but everything from a xantia on.

    cheers Tony

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    Spencer Street rings a bell with someone who bought my sad C5 2.2 hdi. Said they knew what they were talking about.

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    You could also try Paris Motors in Appleton St, Richmond or Swedish Prestige in Oakliegh.
    Paris Motors have regassing facilities and LHM in stock.
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    Try Paris motors they have been around forever,if you have a Volvo or Saab try Swedish.


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    Swedish Prestige are good on Citroens.... They sorted my issues quickly.... When a Citroen-only shop couldn't.

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