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My new GTi auto

Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:08 pm

As some may know I picked this 208k miler on Thursday. Absolutely thrilled :D :D :D

OK the trims aren't right - but they're all there and new. So why worry (with new Michelins all round) until alloys come along....?


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Post by Hurricane » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:47 pm

Looks lovely! 8)
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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:48 pm

Wears its miles well Phil, nice to have you back in the BX fold!

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Post by toddao » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:43 pm

looking good Phil! 8)

Great countryside as well
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Post by toddao » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:49 pm

by the way Phil - for that first shot, did you climb up a small tree or have a step ladder to hand?
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:52 pm

Thanks, Toddo. Must say I'm well pleased.
toddao wrote:Great countryside as well
OK, but in all honesty it could be anywhere! I will find a more meaningful location for the next shoot! :D
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:45 pm

toddao wrote:by the way Phil - for that first shot, did you climb up a small tree or have a step ladder to hand?
No, I just went up on the bank and held the camera up high :D
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Post by Matt H » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:58 pm

I have to say, that looks really good... I just hope the alloys are coming sooner rather than later :P

But seriously, well done for saving this one, would have been a real waste to see it scrapped.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:16 pm

Matt H wrote:I just hope the alloys are coming sooner rather than later :P
You cheeky bugga! Seriously I will have to make do with trims - tidy originals are not available (with a polite acknowledgement to Simon who has my 'old' rattly sprayed grey ones) - until a set of alloys are ready :)

I did try to improve things by losing the £14.99 cheeepo's and replacing them with slightly IMO better cheepo ones...
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Post by Terry » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:33 pm

Ahhhh Phillip, I wondered how long it would be before your resistance failed....

Nice motor though...keep us posted on how it goes please

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:40 pm

I truly believe that once the BX is 'in the blood' it's an addiction hard to lose.

Especially if you have an addictive personality (and don't let anyone tell you such a thing doesn't exist - it does)!

Updates to follow in my blog :D
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Post by Terry » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:45 pm

Yes Phillip, I know about an addictive personality. I can say no to most things, but a sleek, well kept BX? Not so easy!

Forgive what must have seemed as sarcasm in the previous post - I just knew you'd have another 16V. Just a matter of when!

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Post by Matt H » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:58 pm

I was only joking really... the trims look fine, definitely better than what Citroen put on bottom spec 14s and 16s...

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:lol::lol::lol:

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:27 am

I must say after-market trims are generally frowned upon whatever 'spacialist club' you are part of. I know you were only joking, but for me I am a bit sensitive about trims especially when they are A) not 'origina'l and B) they are 17 years younger than the car :lol: ...

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Having said that I quite like the 'new' ones - and they'll do fine (once they've aged a bit!) until a decent set of Speedline 5.5|J's are available (work ion progress!)...
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Post by Matt H » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:37 am

Is it just me, or do they look a bit like Citroen C2 trims...