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    Went for a trip down to the big smoke (Hobart) on Wednesday. The plan was to look at two Citroens - a 2007 C5 Wagon and a 99 Xantia. All organised the day before. Got a text from the C5 owner just before we left to say that it had been stolen and burned overnight. Ouch.

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    We went and looked at the Xantia anyway which I bought for $350. Paid the expired rego ($280) and drove it home. Needs new rear spheres but everything else about it seems good. I was planning for it to be a parts car, but it's too good for that, so another Citroen joins the fleet. The car has receipts for $1200 work in the last year, including timing belt, proper servicing with all filters, and overhauled hydraulic pump.

    Current Fleet:
    97 Xantia Turbo
    99 Xantia 2.0 Manual
    05 Peugeot 206 GTI180
    03 Peugeot 206 GTI
    99 Peugeot 306 Convertible Auto
    85 VW Caravelle GL
    82 VW Camper
    75 VW Beetle

    I may have too many cars.

    Kim
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    If they are all registered, you might be right! There's a wonderful looking Xantia wagon for sale at present to round off your fleet!
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    Not enough yet, until you have at least a Renault.
    Our Current fleet:
    D Special
    BX 16V
    Xantia CT Turbo
    RS Clio 200 cup trophee
    Peugeot 207 (for sale)
    Lancer Evolution X
    Nissan Patrol Gu
    Ducati 916
    Aprilia Falco
    Moto Guzzi SP3
    Yamaha FJR1300
    Cagiva SP525 (Mito)
    Honda XR600
    Bultaco Alpina 250
    Husqvarna WR125
    Yamaha RX125
    I feel another shed is in order.
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    The first shed must be quite a size! That's quite an honour roll of interesting bikes.....

    You need a rear-engined Renault I reckon.
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    Some people have no idea when enough is enough. Personally speaking, there is never enough...
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    And a variety of the usual crapboxes before seeing the light. Except my Mini Cooper with the 3.4 cam and twin webers - that wasn't a POS.

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    I didn't understand that strange word. What is 'enough'? i can't find it in the French car dictionary.
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    And always good to see a Xantia kept alive.
    I still rate various models as some of the best sorted Citroens ever.
    And I'm a fan of the C5, you will find one.
    The 2005 - 2007 versions are also pretty well sorted models.
    Once upon a time:


    Many R4s (incl. fourgonnette), R5LS, R16TS.


    GS 1015, 1220, sedans and wagons.
    CX 2200, 2400.
    ID 1966, 1969, DS21H, DSpecial, DS23 Pallas.
    C5 2002, 2004 petrol and diesel.
    D Special 1974
    Xantia Activa 1998 (look out Gulargambone)
    GS 5 speed sedan (what a tale)
    1986 2CV6
    CX25GTi 1985 auto
    CX2500 IE Pallas 1985 auto
    DS23EFI 1975 Pallas

    And now:

    C5 2.2 HDI 2005 wagon
    DS23 1973 Pallas

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    Quote Originally Posted by moulton2speed View Post
    Not enough yet, until you have at least a Renault.
    Our Current fleet:
    D Special
    BX 16V
    Xantia CT Turbo
    RS Clio 200 cup trophee
    Peugeot 207 (for sale)
    Lancer Evolution X
    Nissan Patrol Gu
    Ducati 916
    Aprilia Falco
    Moto Guzzi SP3
    Yamaha FJR1300
    Cagiva SP525 (Mito)
    Honda XR600
    Bultaco Alpina 250
    Husqvarna WR125
    Yamaha RX125
    I feel another shed is in order.
    The rego bills must hurt
    Regards Col

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    seems an awfully cheap price, how come do you reckon?

    ed

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    Glad you bought the Xantia, I was planning to look at it when I arrive in Hobart tomorrow so you've saved me the temptation.
    Bruce H

    Now 99 Xantia SX x2; 96 Xantia SX; 76 GS Club Estate x2; 76 GS Club; 74 GS Club; 88 VW T3 Reimo
    Before: AX Gti; BX 19TRi Estate; CX 2200 Super & Pallas; CX2400 Pallas; CX 2400ie Prestige auto; DS3 DStyle; GS Pallas; GSA Club; Xantia Image Estate; Xantia Exclusive; Xsara VTR R4; 1.4 Special Estate; Virage; R16TS

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    Never driven a rear engined Renault. Would love to try one some day.

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    Price was so cheap because the sellers had let the rego lapse. Couldn't really drive it where it was without the rego, and they described it as being "bouncy". Basically offered them a price based on it being only good for parts. Turned out to be a much better car than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimHowe View Post
    Never driven a rear engined Renault. Would love to try one some day.
    Contact 4cvg on this forum! He's the Tasmanian man to see for our Renault 4CV Register of Australia. We have a few members around the state and I'm sure someone would be pleased to oblige. Mole Creek - so well known to us for honey....
    JohnW

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    CitroŽn CX Pallas 1980

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