Talking B____X

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Post by Dollywobbler » Mon May 21, 2012 1:14 pm

That looks lovely. What's going on with the wiper?!

I'd really like to try a diesel auto. I'd imagine it'd be like my old Merc 300D (W123). Slow as hell, but kind of relaxing.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon May 21, 2012 1:51 pm

The wipers are secured off the screen (the car's been SORN in a garage for quite a while) to stop them sticking. That's what I think. More info as I get it...

Expect the car to be picked up in two to three weeks. I'll be there at the collection so can take some pics.

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Post by Willy » Mon May 21, 2012 3:56 pm

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A very unusual tyre too by the look of things...
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon May 21, 2012 4:06 pm

Look an 'old' design to me... There's something quite 'wintery' about the tread... who knows? Anyway... :)

That shot was taken about three years ago apparently. The car's been SORN for longer than that, so I imagine the tyres might need 'looking at'... amongst other things :)
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue May 22, 2012 4:12 pm

After all that, have decided to let someone else have a bite of the cherry. Post-Challenge austerity, plus other requirements mean, once my BX-goggles are removed, it's a non-starter...
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu May 31, 2012 3:19 pm

I think this has gone to a member, not sure.
On another note, I have bought a Peugeot. Sorry. :oops:
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Post by saintjamesy89 » Thu May 31, 2012 4:43 pm

Booo, peugoet (doesn't deserve a capital letter).

EDIT: Wait, which peugeot?
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu May 31, 2012 4:52 pm

806 SVDT. Top spec. Ex-dealer demo (from around the time of the launch of that version) so has lots of toys. Nice, comfortable interior; electric windows, seats and twin sunroofs etc. CD changer, 8-speakers blah blah... Would have preferred it to be a Citroën Synergie, but hey. All made in the same factory in NE France.

Having a new clutch and cam belt today.
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Post by saintjamesy89 » Thu May 31, 2012 4:57 pm

Ok, I suppose I can retract the Boo-ness. A friend of mine at work has a very early one, and tbh I quite like it. He has the 2.0 petrol though, doesn't seem to struggle to pull a wagon load of blokes to the pub by any means!

If I were going for a people carrier style car I would have a MK1 Espace V6 with those awesome alloys that you get on the fuegos too. But I can't remember the last time I saw one. I remember these being quite unreliable and having paint peeling issues too.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu May 31, 2012 5:08 pm

I did consider a Mk 2 Espace (and that was a 2.0 Petrol - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RENAULT-ESPAC ... 0611239777" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ), but the Synergie/Ulysse/806 bus is much, much more robust. Pretty glad with ours so far, but pi**ed off about the clutch.

Although supposedly fitted in January, the clutch is fubar. I need a new one - a higher quality one that the feckin' cr*p one that's in there. The guy down the road (who I trust) is fitting it and making sure it all works tickety-boo for £350 all in. I asked him to do the cam belt first as it seems to make sense... ouch :(

But all in, should make it a good family bus. I'll get the air con regassed soon and I've found a guy (a professional mobile window tinting service) who'll do UV 70% tint film on the two rearmost side windows for £50. That's always a good idea in my book. Not a fan of putting film on the rear window though, so a wide sunblind there. Just need some more money!

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Post by citsncycles » Thu May 31, 2012 8:45 pm

If I were going for a people carrier style car I would have a MK1 Espace V6 with those awesome alloys that you get on the fuegos too. But I can't remember the last time I saw one.
I did try looking for a MK1 a while back (with my tastes I'd like a base spec 1.4), but they seem at least as rare as Mk1 BX's. I did see a few in France during the Challenge, so if you really, really wanted one you could try over there.
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Post by toddao » Thu May 31, 2012 9:07 pm

I too like the early Espace. I delivered one - quickly - from London to Edinburgh in 1988 when it was a real novelty vehicle, before the surge of 'people movers.' It seemed really modern, fast and smooth with a carphone too - something that I'd never seen.

There's this one for sale in Germany, being sold by an enthusiast and in excellent order he claims.
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Post by Dollywobbler » Thu May 31, 2012 11:42 pm

Did they do the Mk1 Espace as a V6? Thought that only came in with the Mk2? Happy to be proved wrong though. One of those would be lovely.

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Post by citsncycles » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:48 am

Just been surfing leboncoin - the Espace Mk1's on there all seem to be either 2 ltr petrols or diesels (turbo & N/A), but I have changed my mind about my favorite model - I'd have a Quadra 4x4 model!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:49 am

I agree - a Mk. 1 Espace has a curious appeal. Wonder what the equivalent BX would've been? Hang on...

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