Talking B____X

Tell us about life with your BX, or indeed life in general!
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Post by Linegeist » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:37 pm

It looks to me like a lesser spotted, furry whiskered seat-shredder! :shock:

(I love cats - but they can be sublimely destructive little buggers if let loose inside a car - trust me, I know! ) :cry:

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Post by MULLEY » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:57 pm

Sorry, dogs are ftw, cats are horrible killing machines i'm afraid imho, but each to their own. Once you've had a dog, you'll never go back to kitty litter :lol:
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Post by Linegeist » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:14 pm

MULLEY wrote:Once you've had a dog, you'll never go back to kitty litter :lol:
I have to admit I've never had a dog. My last one was a Rottweiler that had really big teeth, and that looked like they might get used on my pink body if I tried. :shock:


:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Oh I really kill me sometimes! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by docchevron » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:40 am

MULLEY wrote:Sorry, dogs are ftw, cats are horrible killing machines i'm afraid imho,
amen bro!
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Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:47 am

But dogs are OK too, I think. We might still get one. They are sh1t machines though... and I don't really want to go around scooping up hot turds in a plastic bag. I would though, because there's nothing worse than coming across an uncleared mound... unseen.... in the dark maybe... and getting into your car before realising it's all over your shoe.

And dogs are a bit dirty compared to cats... like e.coli drool and permanently brown rings. Don't they?

Having said that I've always fancied getting a Schnauzer...
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Post by mat_fenwick » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:29 am

Philip Chidlow wrote:nothing worse than coming across an uncleared mound... unseen.... and getting into your car before realising it's all over your shoe.
Like those services in France where they had locked the toilets... *Shudder*

At least I was one of the lucky ones!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:18 pm

Yeuucchhhh! :-&
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Post by MULLEY » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:13 pm

Guess what dog i've got Phil, a minature schnauzer :lol: :lol: Fantastic dog, really good fun, dont quite know what i used to do before she was in our lives. Its true what they say, man's best friend. And if you're worried about shedding hair, these are the best at not doing so, very little fluffage in our house :lol:

Dont forget, the standard & giant sized one's as well, the standard is pretty large & the large one is rather pony sized :lol: It won crufts this year if you watched it, magnificent specimen.

Yup, clearing up dog shit isnt great, but thats the only downside to her, at least it gets picked up, unlike the fucking cats round here, one of which even managed to shit in a large plant pot, disgusting creatures i'm afraid.

I did have a lovely cat when i was a kid, but he was a semi-wild ginger tom & we lived in the countryside, so he was ace, his name was William. Always makes me smile when i was out & about & my mum was shouting out at the top of her voice "WILLY" its dindins :lol: :lol: Ah, the 1970's, he was my 1st & last cat, none of the rancid mogs round here can compare, so i'll never get another, especially after gettin Poppy (the dog).
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Post by docchevron » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:36 am

I grew up with cats in the house. Independant hateful things on the whole.
Cats actually hate people, they only allow you to stroke them because being stroked releases some chemical or other in them that they like (IIRC).

Dogs are great, my old collie cross was the most intelligent, wondeful friend and companion you could ever wish to have. I still miss her..

The two new doggies K has (both Collie crosses) are adorable beyond belief.
I actually like that they aint too independant, they need care, and walking, but the loyalty and love they give is second to none.
Much much better than people.

Christ, I'm going all slushy...
Grr. Yeah, thats better!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:06 pm

Well our 'independant hateful thing' has settled in - and my daughters (and I have to say me and even Liz) have quickly grown quite fond of Mad Millie...

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:15 pm

Interesting development: Rather than ask Phil 'Kermit' to pay me for The Green Hornet that I bought back in March (that would be churlish!) we have come to an 'arrangement' which should see us having a second car that isn't a BX... but still French...

Phil will put it right and it'll have a new ticket... and it fulfills a few more criteria for a second car than the St. Tropez as far as we are concerned: at least until we scrape together a few grand for a 'new' family car next year. Unfortunately my coupé ideas are put to one side so we'll be looking at getting an estate, younger (more refined dare-I-say?!) and better equipped than a BX: A Passat TDi, Volvo V70, Skoda Octavia, Audi A6... although if the right W124 Merc came up we'd be tempted!

Anyway, I'd be the first to admit that there are many a slip twixt cup and lip, so it could all change again in the spring. Oh the joys of indecisiveness!

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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:40 pm

Not a bad car Phil, looks like a 1.4RT auto?
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:30 pm

That's the one, Tim.

Small, and an auto: something Liz wanted as a town car. I have to say, it's a nice enough little car.
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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:55 pm

Yep have driven a few and taken a couple in swop, the autos always quite sought after back in their day and I imagine, quite "speccy" too with eleccy front windows, roof and power steering.
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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
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2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
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Post by docchevron » Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:01 am

But...but... erm.... it's a RENAULT!!!!

Heracy!
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