Monday, July 28, 2008

1:1 Citroen Xantia vs 1:18 Citroen Xantia!

Finally got time to snap some pics! Now we can see where the most obvious differences between the car and model are!

Front:
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1/18 model is of earlier models, so the Citroen emblem is on the hood instead of the grille.

Side:
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Hm, side is pretty spot-on too! The rims on the real car are Peugeot 406 ones; switched em on after a nasty crash, I had the same rims on my car before I screwed em up :p The spoiler on my car is an optional item, with built-in brake lamps, and it's pretty rare here!

1/4 view:
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AHAH! Guilty! The makers of the model skimped on side blinkers!

3/4 view:
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Everything's pretty much the same here!

Driver's side:
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Eugh, the door hinges on the model are fugly, can't be helped though :( Otherwise, the model is only missing the seat controls. Steering wheel is accurate for earlier models!

Passenger's side:
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Nope, no faults here, the armrest cum items box is a dealer add-on, so the model is still accurate here for a stock Xantia!

Rear passenger compartment:
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Model has wind-down windows, newer models have power windows at all sides standard.

Rear underside:
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Exhaust pipes are different, but that's because mine is a diesel model, otherwise, it's accurate for all petrol models!

Some other shots of the 1/18 Xantia:
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Engine bay! Mine's a turbodiesel, so not much point in comparing, but apart from the engine, manifold and airbox, everything else is the same, even with my car's engine bay!

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Underchassis, woot, everything's like the real thing here, down to the location of the spheres and steering axles for the rear wheels, just like what I normally see when these cars are lifted up on a hoist, cool!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello,

i searched such a model of XANTIA 1:18. Would you tell me something about the manufacturer or distributor. What's the price you payed ?
Thanks in advance.

Greeting from Germany

Rolf


rolf.jaeger@gmx.de

leong soon said...

Hello Rofl,

The Xantia's manufactured by Segem, also known as Paul's Model Art or Minichamps, depending on the year. If what I read was correct it the 1:18 models were commissioned by Citroen in 1993 for the first 1000 customers who bought a Xantia. I'm sure you can get a pretty good idea of the quality and details of it from the pictures of the blog. I was lucky and got mine mint off ebay at the end of May for 83 euros excluding postage, I've seen other examples selling for more than that. Hope this helps :)

Anonymous said...

The Citroen logo on the hood means it is a pre-1996 model. As from 1996 the logo moved to the grille.
It probably is the 1993 model as it was first introduced by citroen.
I have a beige 1:18 from a fleamarket and paid just e8,50, only left mirror missing (and no box).
John

leong soon said...

Hi John! Wow, you got it for nearly one-tenth the price of mine! The left mirror should be an easy fix, too bad flea markets in my area have no such cool toys for sale :)

Anonymous said...

Quote: "The Citroen logo on the hood means it is a pre-1996 model. As from 1996 the logo moved to the grille."

The logo on the hood was changed in mid 1994. Only cars older than 1994 has the logo there. The little facelift comes with antisink and the new steeringwheel with airbag.

This model is not technically old steeringwheel don't have the correct, pre-1994 models with the antisink-sphere!

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José Manuel Barral said...

Hi,
I'm a Citroen owner since 1990, and preserved an Activa from 1999.
Do you know where can I get a scale model, preferentably in blue?
Thanks in advance and best regards.
JMBarral
zebarral@gmail.com

leong soon said...

Hi Jose! I've always wished we have the Activa here in Malaysia! About the scale model, I found my off eBay after a very long hunt; over the course of 2 years, almost every few months or weeks I'll run a search on eBay.

With only 1000 units you'd be lucky to find one even if it's not in blue. Sorry but I'm not much help in this matter :)

Harry Lee said...

I search on ebay almost every week, to see if there are any up for sale,a good idea is to go onto ebay france, translate the page into english and type in the search box '1/18 xantia' , because the 1/18 scale xantia was mostly sold in france

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