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#1 OFFLINE   FPB7

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 09:30 PM

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And ended up buying this:



Mainly because of this:



Now, there isn't a collection thread yet as I haven't yet returned home with it. I live in Brum but the CX is in Scotland. The fairly unique nature of my work sees me in Scotland at the moment driving this:



Obviously I can't drive both so the Citroen is being stored at chez 320touring until next weekend when another driver will come on up to take over pink bus driving duties. Then the long, wafty journey back south will continue and tales will be told fully.
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#2 ONLINE   320touring

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 09:32 PM

Waftastic in extremis!


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#3 ONLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 09:34 PM

Absolutely superb.

 

That silly modern wiper blade needs to go though.


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 09:35 PM

"I went out looking for a modern diesel estate."

 

And bring the CX here and I will happily provide an E320 CDI :D


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#5 OFFLINE   EssDeeWon

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 09:36 PM

Corrr Yes!!


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#6 OFFLINE   phil_lihp

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 09:37 PM

You did good.  You did very good.


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 09:38 PM

I was expecting the purchase of a 2 door convertible or similar as you were after an estate, but the CX looks class. Well done sir, hat doffed.


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#8 OFFLINE   pompei

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 09:41 PM

Good lad!


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#9 OFFLINE   EssDeeWon

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 09:43 PM

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#10 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 09:59 PM

That looks like the right way to do it. And 320 can have a nice view out the window for the rest of the week.

I presume some citrobatics were performed?
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Posted 23 September 2015 - 10:16 PM

LWB ??? :-))))



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Posted 23 September 2015 - 10:39 PM

That's ace! It will look good next to the BX, if you've still got it.


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#13 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 11:00 PM

Them Scottish would never sell a Volvo Diesel Estate abroad, so a CX is the only thing you really can buy there.



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Posted 23 September 2015 - 11:16 PM

And ended up buying this:

 

what a tosser winnar


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 11:40 PM

Needs reproofing as often as the red-oxide bridge in the background. Two lovely pieces of engineering.

 

Top buy - drive it at 1970s French speeds (piedatheplank), carry plenty of Kleenex. Or waft in trilby fashion. Unruffled however fast or slow.



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Posted 23 September 2015 - 11:58 PM

That's nice, I'm jealous.. :-(


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Posted 24 September 2015 - 12:15 AM

Excellent! I fear however, you won't be the only one in Birmingham driving a Gold-coloured Citroën CX:

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 01:49 AM

It's fabulous and the ride is utterly superb. Mr FPB7 was kind enough to take me round in it and it was very surreal seeing a pothole or an expansion joint or something but not feeling it. Most of the roads in Central Scotland are knackered in one way or another but you couldn't feel a thing.
And it's luxuriously brown inside.
You lucky sod. 


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Posted 24 September 2015 - 04:36 AM

Was very tempted myself! I've known the guy that was selling it for years from when I used to live in Glasgow, I nearly bought his previous blue CX from him yonks back. Sounds like a cracker. Well in!

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 05:24 AM

Star purchase.



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Posted 24 September 2015 - 05:40 AM

Was very tempted myself! I've known the guy that was selling it for years from when I used to live in Glasgow, I nearly bought his previous blue CX from him yonks back. Sounds like a cracker. Well in!

 

Is that J-J, who used to post on here?



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Posted 24 September 2015 - 05:49 AM

Indeed it was, although I didn't know this when I saw it on eBay.

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 06:15 AM

Merveilleux! :-D


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Posted 24 September 2015 - 06:21 AM

I can't remember the last one I saw on the road, another top car that has virtually disappeared.

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 07:32 AM

Are these with the mushroom brake pedal and self centre steering? Well bought sir. Looks a stunner. Certainly aged well

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 07:43 AM

LWB ??? :-))))

 

Nope. Even the short ones are bloody long.

 

 

Are these with the mushroom brake pedal and self centre steering? Well bought sir. Looks a stunner. Certainly aged well

 

Aye. Absolutely horrific to drive for the first 20 miles. Absolutely wonderful after that.


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Posted 24 September 2015 - 07:45 AM

Best dashboard EVER!

 

Verdict - win


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Posted 24 September 2015 - 07:46 AM

It is indeed a most pleasurable way to travel.

and the sunroof trim is superb!
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Posted 24 September 2015 - 08:07 AM

Ooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh yes.  You, sir, are a hero.

 

I nearly didn't click on this thread, until I saw it was you.  Is anti-clickbait a word? :-)

 

 

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 08:22 AM

Ooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh yes. You, sir, are a hero.

I nearly didn't click on this thread, until I saw it was you. Is anti-clickbait a word? :-)


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