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About to take delivery

Post by jonhopper » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:51 am

I'm looking forward to getting my hands on a 1998 2.5 white estate R151 OFL that Barry Annels at Bourne Citroen has had parked up for a long while and is getting roadworthy for me... I last had an Xm in about 2000 that was written off by a fool running into it when it was parked, in daylight. It was the Chief Accountants car from Sterling Motors, the Ipswich Citroen dealers at the time, a lovely green Vsx.

Hope to collect next week.
Jon
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Re: About to take delivery

Post by jonhopper » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:59 am

jonhopper wrote:I'm looking forward to getting my hands on a 1998 2.5 white estate R151 OFL that Barry Annels at Bourne Citroen has had parked up for a long while and is getting roadworthy for me... I last had an Xm in about 2000 that was written off by a fool running into it when it was parked, in daylight. It was the Chief Accountants car from Sterling Motors, the Ipswich Citroen dealers at the time, a lovely green Vsx.

Hope to collect next week.
Jon
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Re: About to take delivery

Post by citroenxm » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:52 am

Ecellent. Welcome along! Thats two new members this week. She looks nice and even i think white does suit the XM
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Re: About to take delivery

Post by White Exec » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:53 am

Hello Jon, and welcome to the forum.
That looks a splendid acquisition and a tad rare - 2.5, white, late, and estate - all a good combination in my book!
Look forward to reading some more detail when you have it to hand.

BTW, if you see Barry, can you ask him whether he was one-time Shalford Green Garage? If he was, he did good work on our then BX19RD when we lived nearby in Godalming.
Chris
1996 XM 2.5TD Exclusive RP7165 Polar White
2003 RAV4 D4D 2.0 5dr LHD Silver WORKHORSE
1989 BX19RD Delage Red Deceased; 1998 ZX 1.9D Avantage auto Triton Green Company car 1998-2001; 2001 Xantia 1.8i auto Wicked Red Company car 2001-2003

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Re: About to take delivery

Post by Dean » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:10 pm

Welcome to the forum and good luck with the new toy, there is lots of information and experience owners on here to help you if required.

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Re: About to take delivery

Post by jonhopper » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:19 am

White Exec wrote:Hello Jon, and welcome to the forum.
That looks a splendid acquisition and a tad rare - 2.5, white, late, and estate - all a good combination in my book!
Look forward to reading some more detail when you have it to hand.

BTW, if you see Barry, can you ask him whether he was one-time Shalford Green Garage? If he was, he did good work on our then BX19RD when we lived nearby in Godalming.
Yes he was Shalford Green garage, that's when I met him, living in Godalming having bought a DS...

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Re: About to take delivery

Post by White Exec » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:12 am

Small world - Barry did re-gassing of our BX. Always enjoyed a visit there: fabulous line-up of 2CV, H-van, C15, GS, CS, DS.... outside and along the Green. His expertise was well known.
Our XM was bought from nearby S.E.Thomas (Freeborn), and company ZX and Xantia serviced there. A great family outfit. I think Barry was ex-S.E.T. too. Always found John in Parts hugely helpful; less so his lady boss.
Chris
1996 XM 2.5TD Exclusive RP7165 Polar White
2003 RAV4 D4D 2.0 5dr LHD Silver WORKHORSE
1989 BX19RD Delage Red Deceased; 1998 ZX 1.9D Avantage auto Triton Green Company car 1998-2001; 2001 Xantia 1.8i auto Wicked Red Company car 2001-2003

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Re: About to take delivery

Post by Pshemsky » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:15 pm

Welcome John. Good to see another 2.5 owner :) Never like estate too much, but yours in that white colour looks really good !
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Re: About to take delivery

Post by jonhopper » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:56 pm

Finally collected yesterday, lovely to drive. Fresh MOT, service, cambelts.

Needs a good T-cut and polish next.

It is missing the driver's handbook, would be good to get one.

The big issue is that the dipped beam lights are awful. I ended up staying on full beam and no one complained. Barry did put together the best headlamps he could... I've ordered some Philips Xtreme Vision...

Partner approves, apart from lack of water bottle storage, but she has been driving a Berlingo..

Jon
Cambridge

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Re: About to take delivery

Post by xmexclusive » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:27 pm

The handbook you need is XM-GB-5007 (97MY) or XM-GB-5008 (98MY).
That year code is printed at the bottom centre of the outside back cover of the handbook.
I may have a spare original but they are all away in storage for the present.
I have scanned copy.

John

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