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BX crash safety

Post by jeremy » Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:03 pm

Fascinating discussion, some in english on the crash worthiness of a BX - includes actual experience of hitting a motorway fence at speed.

http://crash.citroen1.info/BX/

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Post by Kitch » Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:05 am

Its all in gibberish? :wink:

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:08 am

I think the translation (of sorts) is hilarious! :lol:
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Post by Way2go » Sun Oct 29, 2006 2:01 pm

WTF? I think its a joke or satirical article as it also quotes a comment from Victor the dog. :lol:
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Post by Doz » Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:42 pm

I'm always having trouble with my traditional red fish ....

damn the red fish I say!
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Post by Way2go » Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:33 am

Doz wrote:I'm always having trouble with my traditional red fish ....

damn the red fish I say!
Is this how the French refer to a "Red Herring"? Maybe the absence of carrying a goldfish in a bowl? :roll:
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Post by Doz » Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:21 pm

Zut! Le poisson rouge!
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Post by image1990 » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:12 am

Unfortunately, I can now give you some first-hand experience of BX crash-worthiness, having rear-ended someone at about 40-50 km/h on the French motorway last weekend. Particularly scary since it was in the midst of a total white-out caused by a Scenic belching thick white smoke from its engine (and yet still trying to drive along, incredibly). No-one's fault, according to the gendarmes. Anyway, the entire engine bay concertina'ed and the steering column was slightly deformed (couldn't get the ignition key out...), but my passenger and I got off virtually unscathed, bar some minor whiplash and bruising from the seatbelts. I was then treated to the sad sight of watching the entire contents of the hydraulic system emptying itself on to the outside lane :( With Maud officially dead, I'm buying a boring Opel from a friend until I have the time, money and parking space for that CX turbo I've always wanted :) Thanks for all your technical advice over the last few months and may your BXs survive longer than mine!

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Post by jeremy » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:17 am

Image - I'm not sure which country you live in. While idly searching Autotrader website over the weekend I found a nice looking and sounding CX GTi Turbo2 (E reg) which may be of interest.

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Post by image1990 » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:23 am

Jeremy,
Thanks a lot! I'm in eastern France, next to the Swiss border, unfortunately. I'm keeping a vague eye on ebay and the small ads here, as things do come up quite a lot, but that's really a longer-term plan. Plus my girlfriend wants to get her driving licence and making her learn on a CX might be a bit mean...

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Post by jeremy » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:26 am

Yes - not only is the CX rather large but hardly a typical drive!

I'm sure it would cause amusement with examiners - in fact the story of a girl taking her test on a CX would probably go round for years!