My Citroen XM 3.0 PR-Vestige

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Re: My Citroen XM 3.0 PR-Vestige

Post by Dean » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:45 am

The gearbox selection is a very personal one and although the older autos are not as efficient as a manual, coupled with the 4 speed boxes taller gearing and greater losses they do hurt the lower output engines a bit, the losses in 0-60 times is all down to setting off at idle and slightly taller gearing.
Years ago When I had a BMW 530 3 spd auto I used to think it must be broken but it was so smooth.

Glad you got it all buttoned up Russ and your happy with it, you deserve to enjoy it now this year. You should know I don't care about thread hijack, the state of this one nobody would notice anyway😂

Looking at renewing my insurance this month, the premium has jumped form about £60 to nearly £150! Apparently the risk rating of the car has the up!?!? I know Will and russ have been doing their best to achieve this in recent years😂😂😂😂 (sorry gentleman) but does this some right or do those in the know think this is rubbish?

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Re: My Citroen XM 3.0 PR-Vestige

Post by Dieselman » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:55 am

LOL... :x
no-one wants to be a statistic...

The additional rating will be due to the engine transplant catching up with you. Maybe your insurer considered a wheezy 2.0 with modifications to be less of a risk than a 3.0 in standard form.
My insurance hasn't changed noticeably, so it's hard to see the risk rating of the model has.
Yours is insured on a classic policy. Maybe it was under-rated previously and now values are stregthening, risk of payouts have gone up as well.
iirc, a few years ago, Pauls 24v was written off for a dented door and broken mirror. That's just not going to happen now.


Regarding 0-60 times, for the standing start auto's are held pedal to the metal and brake hard on...then GO!

I drove an S2 3.0 auto and at normal open road speeds it was no quicker to accelerate than a 2.1td manual. The go pedal had to be prodded pretty hard at times.
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Re: My Citroen XM 3.0 PR-Vestige

Post by White Exec » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:29 pm

There was a reason the 2.5 was never offered with an auto box... ;)
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Post by russ92xmsed » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:16 pm

I expect the result would be a lot of flying coggs and springs! BOOM! :lol:

I'm not apposed to autos, I love a decent auto, but the ZF in a 2.1 does stiffle it some what. The V6 autos I have driven have been very quick and quite enjoyable. However age and complexity are now a worry I don't want!
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Re: My Citroen XM 3.0 PR-Vestige

Post by Mikee » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:04 pm

Hi is your Citroen for sale...regards Michael

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Re: My Citroen XM 3.0 PR-Vestige

Post by Dean » Fri May 03, 2019 7:09 am

Hi Michael

Sorry for the delayed response, things have suddenly turned a little hectic, currently the car is not for sale and I hope it will stay that way but if I do have to sell, it will be posted here first.

Thanks
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