XM 2.0 Turbo SEi Manual, My First Citroen.

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Re: XM 2.0 Turbo SEi Manual, My First Citroen.

Post by MTXM » Tue May 19, 2015 9:57 am

Thanks for your comments about the plates Mark and I researched the type faces including AFCarplates originally used for registrations plus the dealer logo and then found a very good and obliging local manufacturer! I was sorry to hear an original key was lost that as I recall I did send on to Graham. The car was remarkably rust free in my time and never needed any welding and I endeavoured to keep surface rust at bay on the subframes. Anyway all the best with the sale if that is what happens. With regards, Matthew T.
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Post by markgenesis » Wed May 20, 2015 7:10 am

Cheers Matt, will keep this thread updated about the car regardless ;)

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Post by Aerodynamica » Fri May 22, 2015 7:37 am

Hi, the original key was with the car - it's the spare i misplaced. I'm still on the hunt for it
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Post by markgenesis » Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:21 pm

I know Youtube has quite a few XM Suspension clips but i thought i'd do my own anyway :) .

Turned out ok, didn't realise i was slamming the door though :oops: , the day i did this i gave it a good clean and a drive (round my vast private country estate of course as it's SORN'd), driving superb 8-)

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Post by Aerodynamica » Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:31 pm

Hi Mark, I think I just spotted you in the XM on the M8 !? Sunday the 7th, just before 3 pm heading west into town. It certainly looked the same colour and with yellow lights I think. It looked absolutely magnificent!

I was casually scanning the oncoming traffic and saw it approaching and just though (might have even said) "there's an XM"! afterwards I thought , hang on wasn't that my old one..

Was great to see all the same.
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Post by markgenesis » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:39 pm

Aye Graeme, it was me :) , had to use the XM to go to Glentress mountainbiking as i was having bother with the Discovery, car was great, found out it can swallow a whole mountain bike with the seats folded down :D , did notice the O/S/F brake binding slightly though (was hoping it was a steering pull as i had swapped the wheels front to rear), will try and free it off but will go for a recond caliper if need be, also noticed the bottom front suspension arm bushes are rough so will be replacing those.

Must have been a car show on last Sunday (Biggar maybe ?) as i seen a few interesting machines on the journey, memorable ones were exchanging waves with a Lotus MK1 Cortina driver which was nice and spotted what looked like a Ferrari 355 near the Edinburgh bypass but decided it was a replica (based on an MR2), going by the wheels and the way it was sitting, still looked very cool though.

Pretty much keeping the car now anyway :)

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Post by Aerodynamica » Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:55 pm

Haha XMs are irresistable. I'm loving the CX but I get frustrated at the notion that it'll deteriorate bodily over the next few years if I drive it through the winter. Also I can't chuck my bike in the back easily - I must use the roof bars. I'm really glad you're keeping it though
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Post by Aerodynamica » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:46 am

Also! it'll swallow 2 MTBs with the seat down so if you're wanting a trail buddy give me a shout!
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Post by markgenesis » Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:58 pm

Sorry guy's, passed the XM on today, it's now with a nice young guy from Lancashire, i did a swap with him for his E34 BMW (94 525i manual), really enjoyed my short time with the XM, was superb to drive and i really did think i'd keep it longer (certainly wasn't desperate to get rid of it) but fancied a BMW again.

I've always been restless with cars anyway.

The guy that has it now seems to love it, he has a really nice E28 BMW (80's 5 series) so is well versed with older cars so i'm sure it's in good hands, it's his first Citroen so i explained the suspension to him, how to jack the car up and to avoid Kwik Fit monkeys.

I recommended this forum to him for any help and advice as you guy's have been helpful to me which i've really appreciated ;)

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Re: XM 2.0 Turbo SEi Manual, My First Citroen.

Post by Aerodynamica » Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:03 pm

:( Aww! thought you'd keep it.. was it a guy in RR who took it?
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