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Old 05-27-2007, 06:26 PM   #1
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My new car!

We've just bought a new car. We really wanted a change and something a little bigger, so we checked out the free ads and eBay etc. We weren't looking for anything in particular, just a large(ish) car that was cheap, lol. In the end we phoned a number only to have no response, anyway, the man whom we phoned called us back (by this time I wasn't sure what car he was selling as we'd called a few people!). In the end we found out that he was selling a 1996 Citroen Xantia (not the car we initially called up about, but one that we had considered all the same!). So we went to see itand eventually bought it. It's a 1996 Citroen Xantia 2.0-litre manual with 117,000-miles on the clock. I'll list the spec below...

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  • Electric windows all round
  • Electric sunroof
  • Electric door mirrors
  • Power Assisted Steering
  • Driver's airbag
  • Keypad Immobiliser & alarm
  • Velour upholstry
  • Metallic paint
  • Front foglamps

Technical
  • 2.0-litre 16-valve, 135-bhp
  • ABS brakes
  • Disc brakes all round
  • Hydopneumatic Suspension (raises and adjusts itself so the car is at the same height all the time)

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Old 05-27-2007, 09:26 PM   #2
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haha!!! Cliffy has bought an estate!
citroens are naturally well equipped (normally)
yours seems to be!
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Old 05-27-2007, 10:12 PM   #3
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Looks pretty clean considering its age and mileage (even though it's not that old).
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Old 05-27-2007, 10:18 PM   #4
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haha!!! Cliffy has bought an estate!
citroens are naturally well equipped (normally)
yours seems to be!
Yup, I haven't been a boy racer for at least 4 of the 6 years I've been driving!...this car is just one step further away, lol
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Old 05-27-2007, 10:36 PM   #5
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hope you got it cheap, bud. b/c they kinda put the steering wheel on the wrong side... they kept trying to push that "built on a friday/wheel in the wrong place" crap on me when i was in ireland...
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Old 05-28-2007, 12:12 AM   #6
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Looks like a pretty sweet car...So what'd you get her up to?
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Old 05-28-2007, 01:06 AM   #7
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just noticed cliffy,,, you should get that engine looked at,,, you have grass growing at the bottom
so you getting that, it must mean you are expecting a child?
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Old 05-28-2007, 01:15 AM   #8
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thats actually a really nice car, its nice that you have the standard transmission but sorry about the 135 hp

slick station wagon though
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Old 05-28-2007, 01:28 AM   #9
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.......sorry about the 135 hp

slick station wagon though
135hp isnt bad for a normal car in the uk, like my Vauxhall (once it gets going) has 140hp but thats as old as cliffys!
(i also noticed the time and weather , it was really hot here at that time yesterday!)
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Old 05-28-2007, 09:39 AM   #10
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135hp isnt bad for a normal car in the uk, like my Vauxhall (once it gets going) has 140hp but thats as old as cliffys!
(i also noticed the time and weather , it was really hot here at that time yesterday!)
Hot? I thought the whole country had bad weather this weekend? And no, no kids on the way just yet, lol. Was your Vectra the SRi model?

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thats actually a really nice car, its nice that you have the standard transmission but sorry about the 135 hp

slick station wagon though
It's strange how 135-bhp isn't that bad by our standard, yet it's quite low by everybody elses, lol.
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