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Jaspwieser
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Post by Jaspwieser » 30 Oct 2010, 20:03

Have just put a deposit down on a y reg xantia 2 ltr diesel estate.
Collect it during the week.
It's got 133k on the clock with limited service history.
Drives well, nice bodywork and interior
Are there any common faults that a green Citroën owner should be aware of

Richard
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Post by Citroenmad » 30 Oct 2010, 21:26

Welcome to the FCF Richard.

Have you had a green blooded Citroen before?

If not, you will probably want to take a look at the suspension - not much point in having a large Citroen if its not riding as it should!
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Post by Jaspwieser » 30 Oct 2010, 22:02

Never even driven a Citroën before today. Always wanted a cx safari. Look so good
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Post by Citroenmad » 30 Oct 2010, 22:14

Your in for a treat in that case :lol:

Most Xantias i see around are bouncing around on their tyres alone, so if yours is riding harsh, spheres will be a good place to start.
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16 C4 Cactus BlueHDi Flair
05 C4 2.0 16v Exclusive
54 Audi A2 FSi SE
51 VW Passat V6 TDi Estate

Family Citroens:
64 C4 Cactus BlueHDi Feel Red
15 C3 Picasso 1.6HDi Exclusive
56 C5 2.0HDi 138 16v VTR Estate
95 C15 6-wheel
55 Traction 6H

Jaspwieser
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Post by Jaspwieser » 30 Oct 2010, 22:29

Thank you. Can't wait to get it now and just drive
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Post by CitroJim » 31 Oct 2010, 17:57

Welcome Richard :D

Jaspwieser wrote:Thank you. Can't wait to get it now and just drive



It's a drive you'll enjoy too. They say that if you drive a hydraulic Citroen for more than 30 minutes then you'll never drive anything else :D They get under your skin.

I'm sure you've had a good look around the forum now and don't be put off by the number of posts speaking of Xantia issues. Most jobs are straightforward on them and well in the realm of competent DIY. They're complex but not at all difficult.

Let us know your impressions of the car...
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