Jump to content

Oh God Not Another Cheap Low Mileage Motor With A Long MOT, Citroen £250

Recommended Posts

This little hunny was taken in by a trader mate a while back, left with me because 'I like classics' and me and the family have been rolling around in it. It has been a lovely, lovely car to drive, 5 speed manual, it remains so actually but now it sits idle around the corner so needs someone to actually pay it some attention

So here are the good points:

1, Excellent starter

2. Suspension goes up and down nicely

3. Thrifty and super smooth diesel engine

4. About 65,000 miles on the clock

5. Nice clean body

6. Stereo

7. MOT until July ish

8. Factory headlamp covers

9. Super clean interior with lovely comfy seats

And the bad points:

1. It doesn't lock, well, the drivers door and boot don't lock, duff central locking

2. Fuel and Temp gauges did work but now don't

3. Heater fan doesn't work but warm air trickles through

4. Brakes grind a little

5. No history but it feels like a low mileage car

And an important location point:

1. It's parked in a side road in South East London, approx 1 mile from CPFC


Offers, swaps, whatever...


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Oof that's lovely. I'd be very tempted if I were in the country.

I hope someone else snaffles it before I get back in a few weeks, or I might be searching for some cheap train tickets.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

OBVS it's going to be hard work to resolve the styling on a car with its packaging but with the elegant xantia next to it that BMW looks almost offensively ugly.

That's because it is, and there's no "almost" about it!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Strange question, but do you know if the Heated Rear Window works?


Blower motor issues, sometimes linked to HRW issues. I think from the ignition switch


I've no idea to be honest, I know the button illuminates

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Cheap thrillz diz shot.




Jollyfecker kindly delivered this tonight and I dropped him home, always a pleasure meeting up, such a nice bloke and it's about time I bought a car off him.


The Xantia is great and I'm glad I've finally tried one. More refined than I was expecting, I put that down to good soundproofing possibly, and handles well as I did some spirited driving on the way home.


Expect a roffle soon though as this purchase was mainly to satiate my need to buy something!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

My Dad literally had one of those.  His might have been petrol.  It would randomly unlock itself and the alarm was temperature sensitive, which was fun*.  Great for leaving tailgating taxis in your clag as you boot it around some corners at warp 12.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By chancer
      Moving this over here in case anyone has missed it. Needing this gone within next 2 weeks due to losing parking space. Couple of faults but nothing major. Its mot'd til jan and in good running order. Price drop to £300 as is for quick sale, otherwise i fix the faults and stick it on bumtree for twice that amount! Would make a good winter beater for someone
    • By si1881
      Going to try this on here before the fun that is eBay or similar.
      My mum has recently replaced her trusty old SportKa with a newer 500 and currently it’s just sat in the garage.
      It’s only done 38k with I think mum being the third owner plus a very large file of bills. As you can see from the MOT history ‘a lot’ of miles have been done in the last few years....! Has the leather interior, an aftermarket Bluetooth kit, Air Con that works and four good tyres plus working remote key.
      It has had some attention by a welder in the past but the filler area is solid and other than a few obvious bits on the sills and corners of the rear bumpers is in nice condition.
      If anyone is interested please let me know. I’m back there later this week so can look at the paperwork or anything else on the car in more detail.
      She’s looking for about £750-800.
      Car is currently SORN and located in deepest Lincolnshire (near Spilsby).

    • By Steve79
      Departarting from the norm, I'm being lazy and have actually managed to convince the seller to deliver to my house at no cost. It's only the other side of town but haven't got the time to collect today.

      2 hour countdown starts at 9am
    • By Broadsword
      Hot on the heels of last week’s collectioneering of a Xantia, another collection starts here and now. Well it is probably a collection as long as the car is as described, but I am optimistic.

      Clues. It’s enormous yet quite cramped. Never had one before and it could be considered blessed, saintly even!
    • By KruJoe
      It's the green one.
      If you're proper horny for it then PM me, but anyone with cash can buy a car any time. Meh.
      Would roffle, but CBA with the admin.
      Therefore, funtime!
      Another KruJoe-spec 99p start AUCTION...
      (GBP (Pounds Sterling) bids only, no licked Twixes (John_F, I'm talking to you), bid increments 50 pence or more, that's up to you. Auction ends 24 hours after the last bid. Other T&C's may apply if I haven't thought of them yet.)
      It's a risk, but I'll take it.
      I've thought of a number as a reserve, roughly bridge price plus today's £50 MOT fee, so above that, I'm happy. If it doesn't work, we'll re-think, but his is will be a cheap car for one of you lot.
      Central, so close to everyone on mainland UK.
      Collection: most days/times are possible, evenings are good. Relaxed timescale, storage is not a problem here. I can bring you to it from Skipton bus or rail station.
      The Car.
      My dependable daily for two FTP-free years. Ex-JohnK and Bramz. 
      1.4 Rti run-out model, lots of toys. 
      Cheap tax and cla$$ic policy friendly (£140pa, Carole Nash. A.Flux quoted similar).
      Tested until 31 May 2020, advised on two back tyres.
      Not yet 62,000 on the dial. Likely to be SORN'd before June. V5 here, with loads of history.
      New oil and filter last week.
      Good batt, exhaust, brakes etc. There are a few minor niggles, I've just lived with it. Character, innit.
      Squishy-comfort velour in fine fettle. (Almost) everything works.
      The bodywork scrubs up well but there's some bits of rust if you really go looking. It doesn't stop it being a respectable motor… until… last week one of my favourite brothers rubbed a tractor down the side, damaging two doors and the mirror.

      All still work fine, and I still have the (undamaged) plastic strip from the door. I don't have the arsedness to try improving it cosmetically and I'm ready for a change of daily anyway. The worst would likely push out from inside. As would the small bit on the arch – it's single skinned there. Until that happened, nobody has ever turned their nose up at it, and it has attracted a lot of positive conversation. 

      99p anyone?
  • Create New...