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    Too many posts! JohnW's Avatar
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    Citroen Xanthia

    I'm seeking a little advice from those who know!

    I've spotted an apparently immaculate 1996 Xanthia 2.0i with only 18,000 km for $19,990. I've no idea what the going rate might be and whether these are reasonable buys. Background is French cars for 35 years (mostly Renaults) and abuot 40 years lusting after something hydropneumatic!

    Any comments would be most welcome.

    Thanks

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    John,

    I don't profess to know anything about Xantias apart from knowing that there are a few variences that can affect the price.
    Shane and Bruce both have attachments to Xantias and will probably give you some good advice regarding what to look for.
    As regards the price for a xcar with that mikeage on it, for mine it sounds great. With the present state of the car market though, I don't think you have to pay the asking price for anything (unless of course you want to buy one of my cars ) but to give you some idea of prices, I suggest you have a look at these links which always seems to have a few Xantias for sale.
    http://www.drive.com.au/buy/used/index.html
    http://www.tradingpost.com.au/search...E=home,00.html

    Good luck and look forward to hearing how you get on.

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    Hi John,

    yeah, Xantias all seem to sell for around the $20,000 mark. I was hoping prices would plummet not long after the C5 was released (real bad for people that own them, but really good for people that want to own them ). I'm thinking of getting rid of the BX in the next year or so and replacing it with a Xantia. Ang wants an XM, but there worth to much & are to much of an un-known. To hard to get parts for out here. If it was for me to drive I'd probably go the XM (and spend every weekend sweering at it's electrical problems like I do with the CX :rolleyes .

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    At the moment Xantias range from about 15k up....
    As for the cars themselves?
    I think they're great, one of the best built cits i've had the pleasure of driving. They're a good balance between the whole unique citroen thang/price/performance/relability.....there seem to be very few trade-offs with them....they even hold their value reasonably well

    The engines are your typical psa tough, torquey jobs that sound more diesel than clockwork , the later 16v are noticably more perky....neither are "fast" but certainly respectable performers.

    Handling and ride are great, not too soft or mushy...a very compliant/controlled ride, tidy handling when pushed hard.

    My friend's wife has had two of them both the 8v and currently a 16v they've been very happy with them.

    hmmm....now if only they sold the 3lt v6 manual here, surely that would be the best of most worlds
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    Thanks Shane,

    Well I bought it and am more than pleased with the result. Lovely car.

    At 18,000 km it is like a new car for half price. Some people buy Protons instead!

    Cheers

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    Onya John,

    Welcome to the wonderful world of driving without springs
    Fantastic car the Xantia you'll love it, just wait till you take it on a decent drive.

    Of course as well as the dash mat you'll be needing at least one aussiefrog sticker Yes!
    We don't have any in WA yet!!! and how about a pic for the members gallery

    Email me with your postal address and I'll get some in the mail to you

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