My first BX

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My first BX

Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:21 pm

In 1999, I bought my first 'expensive' car. A 1992 BX19TGD in silver. A fine looking car. Set me back £1600 at the time. Proving what a natural I was with finances, I traded it in six months later for a Daewoo Matiz... (and got £560 for it! Idiot!). That was a low point for me. I don't buy cars if debt is involved anymore.

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Post by saintjamesy89 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:35 pm

First big car (my second car) 2.2 16v petrol. Nice, surprisingly comfy, very very fun on wet roads, bloody expensive insurance and 24mpg max :shock:

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First BX, delage red TGE.

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Still miss it, it was very nice albeit with many little bits of 'character'. Given a while i'd have had it up to sparkling condition though! Only thing I disliked was the interior, it was the pink and grey type fabric - not sure if it was faded or not though.
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Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:44 pm

That's very nice.

Regarding your Frontera, I dream of 24mpg with my Maverick! 22 is the best I've managed so far.

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Post by saintjamesy89 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:50 pm

Thanks, it was an awesome car to have when I was 18! A bit underpowered though, the C22XE engine was just a stroked and bore width-reduced omega 22XE. If I get another one (I will be needing a tow car soon and want a 4x4 for winter use) I may get the same engine and fit a redtop head (from astra GTE 16v etc) for some more power - who knows maybe a turbo too?

What engine has you're maverick got Ian? Don't know anything about them, are they the ones that look like nissan terrano's?
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1985 Citroen BX19 GT
1988 Volvo 740 2.0 GL Hearse
2002 NIssan Micra 1.0 S CVT
2012 Kia Venga 1.4 CRDI

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Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:56 pm

Maverick IS a Nissan Terrano. Ford's involvement was limited to badges! Has a 2.4-litre 12-valve four-pot, effectively the same as the 240SX. I should have gone turbo diesel really. Oh well!

I was 20 when I bought my first BX. Might have been a 1.9 diesel but after three years of knackered 1-litre Fiesta and 602cc Citroens, my mates were amazed at how quickly it accelerated!

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Post by saintjamesy89 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:10 pm

My frontera was the fastest/biggest etc car of all of my mates at the time, until one of them played with his 306 D turbo's fuela nd turbo pressure screws - always knew it was him coming as he would be followed by his own personal smog :D it was quick, but only on boost.

12v 4 pot? So 1 inlet and 2 exhaust valves? or the other way? I've never cone across a 3 valve per cylinder car engine before. What would the benefits be over an 8v or 16v 4 pot then?
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Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:29 pm

2 inlet, one exhaust. The Japanese really went in for it for a time. Some Ferraris have 5 valves per cylinder!

The 2 and 1 theory is that you get the best of both worlds. The improved efficiency and punch of a multivalve engine, but the torque of a twin-valve unit. It behaves more like a 16v though. No torque to speak of at all!

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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:35 pm

Ive got pics of my firts BX somewhere, but no scanner, 16TZS, bought in 1996 for £2295, complete with a 12 months warranty which was used ALOT! :shock:
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Post by Dollywobbler » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:51 pm

Sadly it seems my first BX hasn't been on the road since 2004. Bean tins by now I suspect.