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Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:12 am

Depends who your passenger is surely... :wink:
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Post by MULLEY » Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:54 pm

Perhaps when i'm older & my arse is larger i may go for leather seats, i should be wedged in nice & tight by then :lol:
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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:20 pm

docchevron1472 wrote:Not only comfortable, but importantly hold you in the seat when hooning around bends, whilst I agree the leather looks ace, it's a bit of a PITA when you have to climb back into the seat from your passengers lap after giving it beans round a bend!!
Thats what a seatbelts for Doc!
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Post by Kitch » Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:31 pm

Roverman wrote:
docchevron1472 wrote:Not only comfortable, but importantly hold you in the seat when hooning around bends, whilst I agree the leather looks ace, it's a bit of a PITA when you have to climb back into the seat from your passengers lap after giving it beans round a bend!!
Thats what a seatbelts for Doc!
I think a seatbelt is there to stop you flying through the screen if you crash Tim :wink:

Side bolsters are there to hold you in place! The leather seats don't do that....they just look and smell cool 8) For hoonage, you need valver seats - especially with the amount a BX rolls in the bends!

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Post by Matt H » Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:31 pm

The car is now off the road for the winter... Will hopefully stop it deteriorating on the UKs salted roads. Currently running around in an ex-banger rally (It's been on 3 actually :shock: ) Audi Coupe. Better than the BX in two respects - Build quality and the wheels. In every other way, the BX is a much better car.

Also if I want a new back light it will be £50. After running Citroens for 2 years, paying that for a light is almost unthinkable :lol:

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Post by MULLEY » Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:06 pm

I like the look of that Audi, is it the 5 cylinder version?
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Post by Dollywobbler » Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:24 pm

1.8 four pot I think from what I've seen on AR Online. I'd love a 5-pot non-quattro.

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Post by Matt H » Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:09 pm

Yep... it's the 1.8 4-cylinder GT. Depends on the weather, but should be sorting out a couple of scabs on it this weekend.

I'd probably be keeping it if it was a 5-pot... I'd love one too, although I'd probably go for the quattro. Was actually considering the later shape S2, as a replacement for the 16v... But they can cost an arm and a leg to fix, if you can find the parts.

And then I thought... How could I ever sell my BX :wink:

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Post by Matt H » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:15 am

Fitted a new steering wheel on Saturday... I'm not sure the purists out there will like this, but it's from a TVR, and it doesn't make your hands smell funny like the last one did :lol:

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There is a centre cap for the wheel, which just needs a little tinkering before it goes in.

IMO the best aftermarket wheel money can buy :)

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Post by Kitch » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:57 pm

Naturally I like the steering wheel :lol:

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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:21 pm

I'm slightly curious as to why the old one made your hands smell funny...?
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Post by Matt H » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:44 pm

I dunno really... Must've been contaminated by some kind of oil/diesel/fag smell that just wouldn't go away. I tried everything to clean it, but the smell always came back after a few days.

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Post by Matt H » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:46 am

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Thought I'd try some different back lights... I quite like 'em!

As you can see, I must be in the only place not hit by any snow. Yet people still manage to crash... And if anyone on here actively thinks that driving with either no light or sidelights is a good idea, I would love to hear why you think that.

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Post by Mike P » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:48 am

Each to their own, I've always changed those for the dark grey tinted clusters.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:52 am

If individuality is what you want, this 'hybrid' (taking into account the very late Citroen badging too) is fine. Not my cuppa, but heck, what does that matter. How is the car driving these days? must say it looks really tidy. Is that a Scorpion tail?
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