Two old lefties!!

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Re: Two old lefties!!

Post by MTXM » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:52 pm

Is alloys for winter and trims for summer the right way round?
That was not actually in my thinking Will and I just prefer the alloys on the balance! With regards, Matthew T.
1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car) - Now living in a local Motor Museum!
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
1990 V6sei manual (gold car)
1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
1990 V6.24v (Scotland car)
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Re: Two old lefties!!

Post by Dieselman » Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:18 pm

;) :D :D :D
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Re: Two old lefties!!

Post by DerekB » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:38 pm

Have they got Diravi steering?
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Re: Two old lefties!!

Post by MTXM » Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:28 am

Yes Derek and that is definitely an added attraction! Regards, Matthew T.
1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car) - Now living in a local Motor Museum!
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
1990 V6sei manual (gold car)
1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
1990 V6.24v (Scotland car)
Other previous XM sold and broken too many to mention!

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Re: Two old lefties!!

Post by Peter.N. » Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:43 am

One of my first cars was LHD a 1955 Vauxhall Velox, in the '60s I had a LHD Morris Oxford estate, had that for some time but converted it to RHD eventually. They were very useful in the smogs of the '50s, you could lean out of the window and see the kerb.

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Re: Two old lefties!!

Post by White Exec » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:25 am

My first Rover, a 1935 '10'.jpg
I remember (in 1967) driving my 1935 Rover 10 from central Manchester to Warrington on the old A57. A real pea-souper fog. Only way to do it was at walking pace, head out of the window, and following the white lines, while dodging abandoned cars and lorries all over the place. Worst bit was through Eccles and Cadishead. Will never forget it.
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Re: Two old lefties!!

Post by DerekB » Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:31 pm

Have you ever owned a CX and if so how does the diravi driving experience compare between the XM and CX?
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Re: Two old lefties!!

Post by MTXM » Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:22 pm

No, I have never owned a CX Derek, although I imagine the feel is similar, while I understand there are differences to the gearing. It seems very strange at first, but very quickly you get the hang of it and I love the smoothness and lightness for parking etc. Regards, Matthew T.
1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car) - Now living in a local Motor Museum!
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
1990 V6sei manual (gold car)
1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
1990 V6.24v (Scotland car)
Other previous XM sold and broken too many to mention!

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Re: Two old lefties!!

Post by DerekB » Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:39 pm

I love my GSA, it's full of Citroen technology, but the one thing it hasn't got which I miss from the CXs I used to have is diravi steering. For a decade since my eldest turned 17 I've been saddled with family obligations for choice of cars: a large one to transport people and stuff and a cheap to insure one for the children to drive. Now I have the Fiat Doblo (which I bought to replace a C4) I have solved the capacious vehicle and cheap to insure vehicle in one. Which means my other everyday car has scope to be an indulgence. A CX kept outside would dissolve into rust and squeezing one into my unrealistically small garage would cause problems, one of which would be the GSA would have to go. So I have tentatively concluded that what I want most in the world is a LHD V6 XM with diravi.
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Re: Two old lefties!!

Post by Peter.N. » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:58 am

I had three CXs, best cars I have ever driven, not just because of the Diravi which was brilliant but also the central steering knuckles which gave it a strait line stability which I have never experienced in any other car. I covered 160,000 miles in my last one, a CX25 DTR turbo Safari.

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'96 'N' 2.1 td VSX manual estate White RP6695. Sadly gone
2008 C5 2.0. Hdi Estate, Red
2008 C5 2.0. Hdi Estate Silver


Located in Charmouth, Dorset

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