My well travelled XM...

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Re: My well travelled XM...

Post by MTXM » Wed May 20, 2015 5:27 pm

Thanks for sharing that David, although I partly agree with Neil and I suggest Ian ought now to try a PRV V6!! I will be taking my 12v manual to the Northern! Regards, Matthew T.
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Re: My well travelled XM...

Post by David Hallworth » Wed May 20, 2015 6:35 pm

You should take one of your 24v's to the Northern, Matthew. Let Ian properly experience the PRV in all it's glory, not just in a 12v ;)

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Post by Eddie nuff » Wed May 20, 2015 8:02 pm

Pah! 2.0 4 pot will sort em both out. . . and the non-turbo variety as well! :lol:
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Re: My well travelled XM...

Post by White Exec » Wed May 20, 2015 8:11 pm

Bring on the 2.0 carburettors! :P
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Post by dollywobbler » Wed May 20, 2015 8:18 pm

Eddie nuff wrote:Only moan I can have about the video is a minor one. When waxing lyrical about the design of the car back in 89 it would have been better if a S1 car had been used to show this, as the original lines of the car show up much better with the black/grey plastics.

Other than that a very impressive sounding motor. I do like the sound of the V6, and would certainly like to have one, but it isn't at the top of my list.
Fair comment. I also shot videos of a C5 Mk1 (on my channel) and a Xantia V6 (still on my To Do list to edit) so was a bit pushed to get all the content I wanted.

I certainly would like to try a PRV V6 at some point, but have actual paid work to do at the 2CV/CCC meet so again, I may be pushed for time! I'm keen to try a 2.5TD at some point too to see how that compares. Have driven a 2-litre non-turbo as well. 2014 was very much the year of the XM for me. Drove three, then bought one!
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Re: My well travelled XM...

Post by White Exec » Wed May 20, 2015 8:25 pm

Well, I enjoyed that video a lot. Nicely shot, well presented, and reminiscent of ol' Uncle Tiff or Quentin when they were really enjoying themselves. The throaty roar of that exhaust was rather fun, too.
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Post by dollywobbler » Wed May 20, 2015 9:36 pm

Thanks. I don't pretend to be anything other than zero budget, hence the shaky camera work.
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Re: My well travelled XM...

Post by ragger » Fri May 22, 2015 9:05 pm

Thanks for the link, David, I might have missed Mr Wobbler's comments otherwise.
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Re: My well travelled XM...

Post by MTXM » Fri May 22, 2015 11:58 pm

You should take one of your 24v's to the Northern, Matthew. Let Ian properly experience the PRV in all it's glory, not just in a 12v
I know this is going to sound strange David, but if I had to keep just one of my cars I would probably opt for a 12v auto, which apart from being the 'original XM V6', is a much smoother, quieter and more relaxed experience to drive. The S1 24v valve is very special I agree and exciting, but also noisy and raccous and a much more physical and tiring drive I find. TBH I love all S1 V6 models for different reasons, which is why I have several I guess!! With regards, Matthew T.
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Re: My well travelled XM...

Post by David Hallworth » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:36 pm

Well, I figured it was time I updated this.

The last time my XM was on the road was Drive it Day in April 2016. After that she was washed, waxed and put undercover in the garage. The Activa has been getting more use since it got a V6 conversion and my modern cars have been filling in the spaces much more over the last few years. The 3.0 HDi C5 and Supercharged Range Rover have really made me use my older cars less and less.

However, the good news is I sold the Range Rover in March when I planned to upgrade it but have never found one that's got all the options on it that I want so I'm intending to use the Citroen's more this summer. The CX is going to be looking for a new home so the XM will be getting sorted out.

Over the last two years she's been started regularly and allowed to warm through properly and it's had a run occasionally to the end of the drive and back to stop the brakes and things seizing. She still starts first time and sounds beautiful, she still has the new car smell in her and I can't wait to take her out again this year. It's always a pleasure taking the cover off as this car always makes me smile.

Mileage wise, she is currently sitting on 53k, you never know, she might see 54k this year :D

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