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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:49 am

Looks like Ian's TZD is the lowest... but I remember seeing low(er?) mileage BXs on eBay (A St. Tropez and another 14?) recently. Where are they?
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Post by M » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:14 am

160,000 - just run in :wink:

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Post by cavmad » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:40 am

Snap! Mine turned to dead on 160k as I arrived at the fun factory this morning! Fair play though it`s without a doubt the nicest, smoothest running diesel I`ve ever driven.
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Post by AdamH » Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:19 pm

42k on my 1990 Tzd
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Post by Jayboy » Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:31 pm

Dunno If anyone's higher than me but I have 208k on the 19TD van...

admittedly it's not on the road just yet!
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Post by Adrian E » Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:18 pm

Not sure what the phase 1's mileage is at the moment as I haven't seen it in a while. My Dad dug it out to tax it last week, and get it MOTd and he e-mailed me to say it's only done 1,408 miles between MOTs!

I know it's under 50k, and was under 40k when we got it with full SH from Citroen and all the bills/old MOTs.

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Post by rob-bx16v » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:17 am

There is a bx 16 txi in olyimpic blue on a j plat with only 18,000 genuine miles it has all original tyres exhaust etc and has been waxoyled from NEW its MINT the owner kept it garaged permanent apart from a weekly spin round the block in the dry.
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Post by M » Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:33 am

rob-bx16v wrote:the owner kept it garaged permanent apart from a weekly spin round the block in the dry.
:?: :shock: :?

I could never do that with a car - it has to be driven, fiddled with, used and appreciated every day. I like to see minters dont get me wrong (put me at the NEC Cla$$ic car show with all the 70's stuff and Im in heaven), but I just could never keep one for "Sunday" myself no matter what it was.

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Post by adamskibx » Mon Jul 17, 2006 4:22 pm

Mines done 49,000 if you count body milage, but then the engine has done 109,000 by now, so it doesnt really count

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Post by artic-steel » Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:39 pm

Theres a TZD estate in Auto trader with 'less than 42,000 miles' £795 i'd love it but only to rack the mileage up

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Post by stuart_hedges » Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:56 pm

Marty - you would have enjoyed the pep talk we G owners were given on Sunday. We were told to use our G's every day, because then components will wear out and need replacing - and then companies will bother to stock them, because there is a need.

The BX is at that danger point where they are being scrapped because they need minor work... but I think the argument still holds. Use 'em! Fix 'em! Keep using 'em!

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Post by artic-steel » Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:05 pm

Well said Stuart

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Post by M » Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:24 pm

stuart_hedges wrote: Use 'em! Fix 'em! Keep using 'em!
Exactly - only got rid of mine when either
a) well and TRULY knackered (like the ZX)
b) Written off

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Post by stuart_hedges » Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:27 pm

for sure - I've scrapped cars too (and felt absolutely awful about it) but only when they were well and truly dead. The point of the pep-talk Brian gave us at the CCC National was that everyday use is fine, because it will encourage people like Rob Moss in the GS world - and someone like him WILL appear for BXs - to carry on their business of remanufacturing parts.

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Post by tim leech » Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:37 pm

I scrapped a rather tired 16TRS once and felt awful for a year afterwards, ok I paid £10 fo it and it was leaking badly but i still scrapped a bx, NEVER AGAIN!