Really, what IS the best colour for a BX?...

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Really, what IS the best colour for a BX?...

Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Nov 12, 2005 8:41 pm

And, the worst?

My favourite is silver for the saloon and (metallic) green for the estate...

My least favourite (not meaning to offend - after all. it's a matter of taste!) is dark blue...

I had a GSX in that 'Sunny Delight' Orange. I wonder if I could get a BX done in that?! Can you imagine? Which brings me to another query - was yellow ever an option???
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Post by ken newbold » Sat Nov 12, 2005 8:59 pm

It was in Bournemouth, working there a few years ago, Yellow BX taxis and even XMs. :evil:

There was also a K reg Estate knocking around Lincoln & Newark areas a couple of years back in Yellow. Seems this firm had it done specially as they were maintaining the hand dryers and soap thingy's in the little chefs.

Saw it a few times so one day we pulled up and asked.

As for best colour, its well known by anyone who frequents the auctions RED is the best colour. If it hasn't got radio,sunroof, abs, long MOT,service history, one owner, its " BEST COLOUR" always Red. :)

Worst colour, for me I think is the PALE metalic blue! probably because I had a bad one once.
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Post by citroenxm » Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:07 pm

RED unfortunally fades, no matter what car its on.

YES, I always wanted a RED GTi, or TZD Turbo, but I have to agree with Silver, and Of course the ultimate is BLACK!

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:08 pm

Well, I do have a Black one too!... See: http://homepage.mac.com/macksy/PhotoAlbum5.html
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Post by citroenxm » Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:18 pm

Yes and THAT IS STUNNING!!!!

My black one was as nice as that one but not polised, and I put 16v alloys on mine...

Unfortunally it retired about 4 years ago with 176,000miles on it.

Vanny MIGHT know its were abouts now.. REG: H566 HBU, black 17TZD Turbo.. I Loved it!

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Post by Mr B » Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:29 pm

The best has to be the colour of Jon's on our logo 8) (Thats mine in the background btw!)

Worst I think is light beige, not the most flattering, sorry Richard :oops:
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Post by DLM » Sun Nov 13, 2005 8:43 am

If we're looking at appearance and not trade colour perception, I'd vote for white - it suits the BX very well. Red too, but requires constant work to keep it up to scratch, and metallic green or blue are smart too.

I've got a strange affection for the beigy BX, as I owned one, but was not impresssed by a metallic gold one I saw in a scrapyard - a bit too much BX bling for my taste.
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Post by M » Sun Nov 13, 2005 8:50 am

BLACK
BLACK
BLACK
BLACK
BLACK

Oh yes, lovely Shiny Shiny BLACK

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Post by AlanS » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:39 am

Marty wrote:BLACK
BLACK
BLACK
BLACK
BLACK

Oh yes, lovely Shiny Shiny BLACK
Come live in the tropics with that colour, but you have to promise not to have it air conditioned.
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Post by sleepy0905 » Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:40 am

Got to be RED RED RED Mine is red but yes it does take some looking after Look at my avatar i had just polished her :lol:
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:39 am

White looks good but is high maintainance, black looks mean, red fades, my MK1 was gold metallic, surprisingly easy to keep clean, I rather fancied a grey metallic one myself, its tricky. I usually take what fate deals me :)
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Post by cavmad » Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:04 am

Silver or black favourite for me, worse has to be either light metallic blue (someone round the corner has a met. blue estate and it looks awful) or that sort of beige colour.
White is fairly high maintenance but as I use my BX as a tool for transporting my football team plus all kinds of crap I don`t bother cleaning it that much. Having said that my Merc is black and it`s an absolute b*st*rd to keep clean :cry:
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Post by tim leech » Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:09 pm

Im sure im in a minority but I actually like white! Im in the motor trade and know its the kiss of death these days but my firs cat was a TZS in white, and when polished up well I thought looked lovely with the contrasting greay trim and bumper strips, and it was much easier to keep clean than my current one.

Worst colour? I dont realy know as Im such a fan there wouldnt be a colour I would say no too!

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Post by tim leech » Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:11 pm

Oh and by the way it was a heavy night last :? night hence the appauling typing!

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:34 pm

FAVOURITES (IN ORDER): Red, Black and White. The dark Purple/red aubergine type colour is very nice too. I think it was called something like morello red?

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