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Factory lead times for a new XTR?
#1
After 8 great years and 113,000 miles our 2004 2.0 HDi Desire has started show its age and we have bitten the bullet and once more decided to order up a brand new factory build to a fairly high spec.

This time, a Mk3 XTR with XTRas!

I was voted down as to the colour; I wanted Persamos grey, the rest of the family voting for one of the blues, finally plumping for Tivoli Blue.

I suppose its got a chance of being seen against a damp wet road where most of all the other XTR options seem designed to camouflage themselves beautifully!

The local main dealer assures me it will be here within the next 8 weeks but I'm not convinced unless Citroen are THAT quiet these days. Our last took nearly 11 weeks and that was with a spec sheet half the length of this one.

Any ideas as to time scales for this sort of thing these days?

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#2
Don't know about now,but when I ordered my XTR,with XTRas,in April 2010 they said it would take 6-7 weeks to deliver to the dealer.
However,they actually had one in stock with all the options I wanted as well as the right colour (black) and it was delivered in 4 weeks.

If you're desperate for it then the dealer should be able to check on the computer to see if there is one in stock somewhere else in the country.
2010 XTR in black with bells and whistles

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#3
Cool what extras have you ordered. Citroen in Glasgow told me it can take up to 6 months for one out the factory!
I DO MISS MY BERLINGO Heart
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#4
(01-02-2012, 08:12 PM)spiritdemon Wrote:  After 8 great years and 113,000 miles our 2004 2.0 HDi Desire has started show its age and we have bitten the bullet and once more decided to order up a brand new factory build to a fairly high spec.

This time, a Mk3 XTR with XTRas!

I was voted down as to the colour; I wanted Persamos grey, the rest of the family voting for one of the blues, finally plumping for Tivoli Blue.

I suppose its got a chance of being seen against a damp wet road where most of all the other XTR options seem designed to camouflage themselves beautifully!

The local main dealer assures me it will be here within the next 8 weeks but I'm not convinced unless Citroen are THAT quiet these days. Our last took nearly 11 weeks and that was with a spec sheet half the length of this one.

Any ideas as to time scales for this sort of thing these days?

We are 2 weeks in front of you for the same. I was told 8 to 10 weeks which I think is a realistic time frame. I wanted a black one but Herself said it looked like a hearse Confusedillyme: I did point out that at my age that could soon be useful Big Grin We settled for Iron Gray in the end.


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#5
(01-02-2012, 08:57 PM)philip Wrote:  Cool what extras have you ordered. Citroen in Glasgow told me it can take up to 6 months for one out the factory!

Modutop w/ split tailgate
Detection pack and Safety Plus pack
Oh and Bluetooth

The safety aspect is paramount. We survived a nasty RTA which lost us our trusty ZX in 2003, and speced our 2004 Mk 2 Desire with all the air bags they would fit and ABS which was only an option at the time.

Hence the family's desire still to be in a car a radically different colour than a dark, wet road!

Sincerely hope its not a long wait, cant afford the tax & MOT work needed now I have spent up on this new one!

apart from that, I just cant wait!
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#6
im sure when it does arrive you will be more than pleased.
Pete
2010 artic silver VTR with EXTRAS.......Confusedunny:
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#7
(02-02-2012, 08:30 AM)pch Wrote:  im sure when it does arrive you will be more than pleased.
Pete
That's something of an understatement!

Ever since I helped restore a superb Traction Avant Famille as a lad in Manchester (ok, cleaning off parts really, nothing clever) I have had a thing for Citroens. Always wanted a DS and coveted those of my mates dads. Bought my 1st car, a 2cv and found a local specialist who would come and service it on your drive, weather permitting. Ran through a hatfull of A series cars, Charleston, Special, Dolly, Acadienne, Dyanne, but had moved up through BX and ZX when I was introduced to a Berlingo. My citroen specialist had bought a Berlingo with the full length electric sunroof and told me, although it didn't look it, "this was the car to bring back the fun of the 2CV"

A nasty RTA in the ZX had me looking seriously and with trepidation, I placed the order!

The Mk 2 Desire was my 1st new car. The sunroof was now an expensive option and we chose the modutop instead.

It has been a wonderful buy. I can't praise it enough. 3000 pounds off list price in the early days of jam jar dot com and a pleasure to own and drive. The big 2.0 diesel made distances a doddle and we toured Europe each summer without a care. My sister has a little tumbledown farmhouse in Brittany and although she would take the expensive ferry to St Malo or Roskoff, we would go via Dover so we could enjoy the drive!

One of the problems of this new car is it has an awful lot to follow and will struggle to give as much pure fun as the last one!

but I STILL JUST CANT WAIT!


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(01-02-2012, 09:10 PM)Trevor Wrote:  We are 2 weeks in front of you for the same. I was told 8 to 10 weeks which I think is a realistic time frame. I wanted a black one but Herself said it looked like a hearse Confusedillyme: I did point out that at my age that could soon be useful Big Grin We settled for Iron Gray in the end.

My personal choice Persamos Grey I claimed was green. A greeny grey.

The reply was no, not green, think cowpat, slightly crusty but still moist.

Slightly aged, vintage cowpat. NO.

I must admit I thought about brass handles with the black version and the red was not an option with the XTR variant and so ruling out the white ( white van man, dirt collector, have you not cleaned the car this week etc.) only left Tivoli Blue or Arctic Steel as THE bright options.

9/10 cars these days seem to default to silver and so that only left us with the Tivoli Blue which we went for.

On the other hand, Berlingos were originally in the oddest of colour and fabric combinations so maybe we should think ourselves fortunate!
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#9
I went for black so that,on the XTR,the black bumpers don't stand out so much (visually) otherwise you've got body colour,black bumpers and silver inserts.
Mind you,black is a sod to keep clean!
2010 XTR in black with bells and whistles

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#10
the artic silver was my option, back in early 2010 they were real hard to come by. So it was silver or nought. Its ok, as you say seeable, but so many cars are silver, but then again not many cars are berlingos......big, for its size, smoothe, comfy, sleep in it, cook in it, carried 4 railway sleepers in it, fairly good mpg, even up and down hills. Not the car yobs are likely to nick, fairly cheap on insurance, all in all not a bad car.....but 2cv `s , welll often considered one of those....magic little cars......would you recommend for every day car, motorways now and again, also non mechanically minded so have to consider that?
Pete
2010 artic silver VTR with EXTRAS.......Confusedunny:
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