Talking B____X

Tell us about life with your BX, or indeed life in general!
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by mat_fenwick » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:28 pm

I quite like them too, apart from the headlights which are too small IMO. If I was ever to get a new car, this would be on the shortlist (alongside a VW Beetle, Dacia Duster and Lada Niva - yes, you can still buy them new!)
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:51 pm

The original beetle stopped being made a few years ago now. The 3rd incarnation is still in production for now but won't be for long.
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: Talking B____X

Post by mat_fenwick » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:36 pm

I actually meant the 3rd version, although if they still did the original that would be tempting. Not a fan of the Mk2, but the current one looks great in my eyes!
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1993 1.9 TZD Turbo Estate
2006 Renault Kangoo
1996 3.9 V8 Discovery
1993 VW LT35 campervan
1985 Hyundai Stellar V8
2004 MINI Cooper (hers)

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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:43 am

I've been quiet on here recently. Blame a holiday fortnight, helping organise moving daughter into a house and generally being caught up in organising things like the Chevrons and the Challenge. Not much BX action. The Synergie's proving useful.

Rover was great on holiday, but: Yesterday it threw a belt. Needs a water pump - OK, I sorted cash price, but still it's another hefty bill. Most work seems to be getting to it all and then refitting.

A BX it ain't.
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:49 am

All modern cars are the same Phil, so much stuff packed in a small space, it could be worse, some Alfa's you have to take the engine out to change the timing belt!
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:51 am

Something's going funny in my head.

I'm considering a Renault.

Sorry.
• COMING SOON... 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Kitch » Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:12 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote:Something's going funny in my head.

I'm considering a Renault.

Sorry.
Frying pan, meet fire.

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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:35 pm

I've had a lie down and I think I'm ok now lol
• COMING SOON... 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• COMING SOON... 1998 Citroen Xantia 2.0 16v auto Exclusive
• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:02 pm

Please don't by a modern Renault, they aren't any good, sorry
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Kitch » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:35 am

Tim Leech wrote:Please don't by a modern Renault, they aren't any good, sorry
Apart from the fact Renault have made the best hot hatches for the last 10 or so years? :lol:

Modern Renaults drive well, they're comfy, roomy, good value etc. My 'fire' point was more about mechanical complexity, and jobs that should be easy being massive and expensive. And frequent, seeing as they're not all that reliable either.

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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:36 am

Sorry I was thinking 'old Renault'...
• COMING SOON... 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Defender110 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:59 pm

I've always had a hankering for a Renault 5 for some reason.
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Kitch » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:09 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote:Sorry I was thinking 'old Renault'...
Ah, no more a frying pan/fire combo than an old Citroen, in fairness.

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C TAL91S
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
1998 Rover 75 V6 Connoisseur Auto S392DEH
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav R40TSL
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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:22 pm

I agree Renaults drive well, and have lots of tech, but are pretty unreliable and the depreciation is quite spectacular!
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: Talking B____X

Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:18 am

I had a sniff of a Fuego Turbo the other day but it's not available any more. So I'll stick with Citroen lol
• COMING SOON... 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• COMING SOON... 1998 Citroen Xantia 2.0 16v auto Exclusive
• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
and some Ford tat lol