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Citroen Xm Exclusive, late model
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A poofy~vitta magic carpet ride with the enchanting Parisienne...! You'll never find a car with this kind of character again...! A well-tended "healing neo-classic" ... the late-model Citroën XM Exclusive was the elixir that lured the driver into the "Citroën disease" ...!
The fascinating history of Citroën, which began in the 1950s with the hydro-pneumatic DS, continues through to the Xm series, the “last great Citroën” with matured hydropneumatics, which has already been in production for more than 20 years. The fascinating history of Citroën, which began in the 1950s with the hydro-pneumatic DS and continued right through to the matured hydropneumatic Xm series, known as “the last great Citroën”, is now enveloping those who have “experienced” it with its “ineffable charm”, even today, more than 20 years after its production was discontinued. The “Citroën” is a name that will infect you for the rest of your life with a disease that you will never be able to escape…
The owner introduced today and his 1998 Citroën Xm Exclusive, the last model, also have such a “fascinating relationship”… The owner has been a lover of “healing French cars” since he was 18 years old, and has been driving them from generation to generation, and has honed the art of “how to spend a honeymoon with a French car…”, and has been a longtime friend of the owner. The story of the owner, who has honed the art of “how to spend a honeymoon with a French car”, is fascinating to watch….
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Completely original green late 98 .... Elegant standing figure, which is clearly in good condition.... This Citroën Xm has enjoyed the owner's thorough "honeymoon with French cars" and has been thoroughly serviced, making it a rare example that is in perfect condition at the moment...!
The owner, who has been travelling abroad for work since the age of 30 and has developed a unique sensibility through his adventurous life, came back to Japan seven years ago for certain reasons… When he wanted a French car for his daily travels, his choices were a modern Citroën C5 and this 1998 Citroën Xm Exclusive…
In contrast to the modern Citroën, which can be driven with peace of mind, the Xm has already been on the market for 20 years… On the one hand, it has a “deep taste” and is called “the last great Citroën”, but on the other hand, it is also a car synonymous with “breakdown” among French cars… In the ultimate choice between the two, the owner, who wanted a car that healed and knew “Citroën-ness”, chose the 1998 Xm…! ‘I’m going to buy it, work hard at my local business and finish it up to a good state…!’ He decided to buy it, work hard at his local business, and finish it to a good condition…!
The owner of the car… He has been driving the car for many years, listening carefully to the sounds and vibrations that the car makes, and enjoying the big Citroën style. The DOHCV6 engine in the last model generates a lot of heat, so the owner has taken care of it by avoiding traffic jams and hot weather. In addition, in order to enjoy the big Citroën for a long time with peace of mind, we took the time to build a good relationship with reliable Citroën specialist shops in Nagano and neighbouring Aichi prefectures… In the course of repeated thorough repairs and preventive maintenance, the car never stops suddenly in everyday use, and “there’s no point in seeking a halfway comfortable ride…”. And during the past seven years of ownership, he has been trying to brush up the car for even more “Big Citroën comfort”…!
The owner has provided us with an enormous amount of past maintenance history, amounting to 30 sheets, and we’ve excluded basic maintenance items such as engine oil changes, but here’s a list of the main items…
Timing belt replacement (at 58805 km) – Idler replacement – Tension roller replacement – Water pump replacement – Drive belt replacement – Crank pulley replacement – Engine mount replacement – Spark plug replacement – In manifold gasket replacement – Steering gear box removal – Pinion valve OH – Power steering cylinder bushes replaced – LHM reserve tank removed and cleaned – Unit Opal LHM replaced – Power steering hose replaced – Front suspension sphere replaced – Comfort sphere AV – Main accumulator – Regulator AV – Leak back hose replaced Rear suspension sphere replaced – Comfort Sphere AR – Regulator AR – Anti-sync – Engine mounts replaced – Transmission mounts replaced – Transmission oil changed – Air filter changed – AT shift lever replaced
Regulator disassembled, cleaned and lubricated due to front left power window failure
Ignition switch disassembled, cleaned and repaired for idling instability
Heater core replaced due to coolant warning light etc.
Starter motor replaced.
HID bulb kit installed.
Meter panel removed, internal contact faults repaired and rectified.
Due to unstable engine speed, remove and clean sensors and connectors, replace spark plugs BKR6EIX.
Step motor removal and cleaning, manifold gasket replacement – Parking brake wire adjustment – High mount stop lamp contact failure repair – Bonnet absorber replacement
-Complete wiring check, fuse box removal, disassembly, cleaning and fuse replacement due to engine stall
Wiring connectors removed and repaired.
Front brake pads replaced.
July 2017 (vehicle inspection and maintenance)
Centre muffler replacement, rear muffler replacement, removal and installation of information unit, dismantling and repair of LCD display, installation of external sub-computer
Ignition coil inspection and replacement – Water temperature sensor replacement – Crank angle sensor replacement – Tachometer replacement – Battery replacement – Rear wiper switch repair
Regulator wiring connector cleaning – Air conditioner gas check – Engine compartment wiring check – Injector harness concentration coupler replacement
August 2019 (Vehicle inspection and maintenance)
Front electro valve replacement – Front regulator replacement – Rear anti-sync replacement – Rear regulator replacement – ATF replacement
Starter motor wiring burned out, solenoid replaced – Contact switch replaced – Tachometer not working, relay wiring checked and repaired – A/C gas leak repaired
ECU memory check – Error memory erasure
Suspension control check – Electro valve check – Main accumulator replacement – Front suspension sphere replacement – Front additional sphere replacement – Rear suspension sphere replacement – Rear additional sphere replacement – Rear anti-sync sphere replacement Rear anti-sync valve replacement – LHM oil leak repair – Hydro return hose replacement – High mount stop repair
September 2021 (Vehicle inspection and maintenance)
In manifold gasket, throttle gasket fabrication and replacement – Manifold gasket, seal replacement – Canister line hose replacement – Radiator cap replacement – Steering rack boot replacement – Tie rod end joint replacement – Air conditioning compressor replacement – Drive belt replacement
Engine oil change YACCO VX100 15W-40
(*Only the main items are extracted from the 30 or so maintenance and repair records listed above…)
As for the “Hydractive” which is the biggest feature of this car, 6 spheres (nitrogen gas sphere) including front and rear were replaced 2 years ago… and as for the air compressor replacement, including the implementation in September of this year, it has been replaced comfortably. The car has been treated as if it were a big Citroën, and the owner has no intention of giving it up, and has been driving it all its life long.
The car’s heater does not work on the front seats and the intermittent wipers do not work, but they think they can solve these problems by cleaning the switch contacts and replacing the relay..
The last great Citroën is a vehicle beyond imagination... The sophisticated aerodynamic body design by the Italian carrozzeria Bertone, while inheriting Citroën's traditional fastback style, fascinates the viewer with its unmistakably exotic atmosphere....
In France, the Citroën Xm Exclusive is a high speed tourer of the highest quality and has been used as a presidential car…. In the tradition of Citroën flagships of the past, it was also the exclusive car of the French presidents François Mitterrand and Jacques Chirac when they were in office….
The design by the Italian Carrozzeria Bertone is a development of Marcello Gandini’s Citroën BX concept, characterised by a longer, more sloping nose and more refined details….
The strikingly beautiful and distinctive side view features six light windows, three on each side… The rear end is stepped to give it a hatchback style, which is unusual for a flagship, but also adds to its sedan-like mass… In addition, the rear seats and cargo area are separated by a glass panel, which shuts out the outside air when loading and unloading, and is an excellent feature to keep the passengers comfortable….
The final model in its mature phase was equipped with a 3.0-litre V6 DOHC 24-valve engine with a maximum output of 200 hp…. Long-distance journeys, especially on motorways, are comfortable… The spacious, large body, combined with the hydractive system, gives the car a smooth ride, as if it were riding on a magic carpet and moving “perfectly” straight ahead on a cloud. It’s like riding on a magic carpet of “poofy” and smooth driving like you’re driving straight ahead on a cloud. It’s so good that when you experience it, you’ll wonder if the suspension of a luxury German car is ‘broken’….
The Hydro Pneumatic system used in the DS and CX offered great ride comfort, but it had no way of reacting to lateral roll, and the old Citroën cars rolled heavily in the corners…
The Xm’s Hydractractive system adds two additional nitrogen gas spheres (additive spheres) to the four nitrogen gas spheres (wheel spheres) mounted above the suspension, and controls the steering, brakes, suspension, throttle pedals and transmission. Information on vehicle speed, acceleration, road surface conditions and other data from sensors in the steering wheel, brake, suspension, throttle pedal and transmission is sent to the on-board computer, where it is controlled by an electronic control system to ensure both ride comfort and driving performance. The electronic control system controls both ride comfort and driving performance… and gives the Xm a ride that is truly comfortable… and a handling that is perfectly defined… and a character that is truly magical…
A quarter of a century has passed since production ended… Today, almost a quarter of a century after it was discontinued, the Xm’s special character as a moderately withered neo-classic has been greatly sublimated, while the future of the automobile looks in a completely different direction for the whole world…
The Citroën Xm will continue to be “the last great Citroën” and “the last model in which Citroën did its utmost to redefine the future of the automobile”, I strongly felt through this interview….
1998model Citroen Xm Exclusive, late model.... Afterword...
It was a very clean car, with no rust on the bodyshell, thanks to the zinc plating…. The owner’s passion for this car and the way he faces it is truly amazing, and if this Citroën Xm is inherited, the next owner will be able to enjoy a really happy Citroën life, despite all the hardships and joys. I sincerely think that the next person will enjoy a really happy Citroën life….
Why are you parting with such a wonderful car? I replied: “There are no problems at the moment, I don’t feel any stress at all when I drive it, it’s in very good condition and I think you can enjoy it for a while as it is…”. I don’t want to give it away because I feel stressed, I want someone who likes it to drive it every day and get even more out of it…” He replied.
‘A magic carpet ride with a Parisian charm that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy…’ You’ll never find a car with this kind of character again…! A well-tended ‘healing neo-classic’ … the late-model Citroën XM Exclusive was the elixir that lured the driver to the onset of Citroën’s disease …!”
A highly recommended car that has been well cared for, including the personality of the owner…!
Please come to Nagano Prefecture to see the fascination of Citroen.
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