THE X RALLY - 15th April 2012.

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Re: THE X RALLY - 15th April 2012.

Postby Rhothgar » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:13 pm

It was meant to be a light-hearted ribbing, citronesque.

I think you've missed my point entirely. I never said there should be a prize for everything with a X in its name. The forum is very heavily oriented towards hydraulic citroens which is good on one hand but not on the other.

If someone joins the forum with a ZX, Saxo, AX, etc.. (i.e non-hydraulic Citroens) there is a distinct reluctance to provide assistance to problems arising. How, therefore, can owners of non-hydraulic Citroens expect to turn up to rallies if their cars naturally deplete due to a lack of interest in them? They can't.

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Lots of issues which happen with non-hydraulic Citroens are common, in principle, to the hydraulic Citroens. Therefore, should we not be offering sage advice to those in need.

I had a problem with Sylv's ZX central locking that I started to look at again a couple weeks back and only malcolm (citronut) bothered to enter into a dialogue and the problem was finally solved - nearly ONE year after it started. It got to the stage where Sylv was considering getting rid of her ZX and would anyone who was at the X rally have been happy to see a car of that condition go to the scrappers - I think not!

Luckily, quite a few people took interest in her ZX so it has peaked her interest in looking after it a bit more and perhaps considering doing preventative maintenance rather than the usual curative maintenance. That can't be a bad thing if it keeps another Citroen on the road. :|
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Postby addo » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:07 am

I had a similar experience last year with a large, well-presented Peugeot - entered in a Peugeot concours, but somehow wasn't an officially extant model. :? This year I'm going to park it with the XMs.

As to Dees "gatecrashing" events for other Citroën cars - it leaves me a bit underwhelmed, especially when in past years such vehicles as Xantias have been (by popular report) rather snootily received at Dee events.
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Re: THE X RALLY - 15th April 2012.

Postby Rhothgar » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:24 pm

Good point Addo!

Now that Citroen have stopped doing hydraulic suspension apart from the highest level specs then non-hydraulic will soon be the norm and the ZX and other non-hydraulic cars will be regarded in awe as fore-runners of the modern Citroen. Somehow I think not.

I'm die-hard hydraulics myself but would have myself a BX with normal suspension given the opportunity but you never see them come up for sale!
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Re: THE X RALLY - 15th April 2012.

Postby citroenesque » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:18 pm

Sorry. Got a bit carried away there... :oops: :roll:
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Postby MTND » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:05 pm

addo wrote:
As to Dees "gatecrashing" events for other Citroën cars - it leaves me a bit underwhelmed, especially when in past years such vehicles as Xantias have been (by popular report) rather snootily received at Dee events.


Can't wait to see what happens when I turn up to the DSM rally this year in my DS3! :-D

I'm hoping to get photo of my car next to a DS?! [-o<

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Re: THE X RALLY - 15th April 2012.

Postby Rhothgar » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:20 pm

citroenesque wrote:Sorry. Got a bit carried away there... :oops: :roll:


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Postby Citroenmad » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:20 am

MTND wrote:Can't wait to see what happens when I turn up to the DSM rally this year in my DS3! :-D

I'm hoping to get photo of my car next to a DS?! [-o<

Mark


Congratulations on your Xantias award at the X-Rally, a well deserved car :-D
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