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Tell us about life with your BX, or indeed life in general!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:51 am

XM MOT next week. Hope I have no problems - after all, compared with my BX it's a comparative youngster with nearly 100,000 less on the clock too!
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
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Post by docchevron » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:14 am

one of Bristol 2CV's customers had a lovely 2.0CT auto Mk2 XM in black, with stupidly low miles (the dude was in his eighties) and it was mint, like, factory mint.
I wanted that car badly, but he wouldn't sell it.
I talked to him many times whenever the car came in, a real character and generally a lovely bloke, sadly he died, but the wife cant bear to part with the car, and it now sports a battered front end, wings and various dents since it's just too big for her to cope with.
I'd still have it, but she wont sell..
XM's really are very addictive indeed.
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

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 Sep 28, 2010 12:13 pm

XM passed MOT no advisories and a favourable impression. Excellent news. :D
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
• COMING SOON... 1998 Citroen Xantia 2.0 16v auto Exclusive

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:03 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote:XM passed MOT no advisories and a favourable impression. Excellent news. :D
thats two great results, GT is due soon, Sd1 has just been done but cost a bit to get it through :roll:
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
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 Way2go » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:40 pm

Roverman wrote:Sd1 has just been done but cost a bit to get it through :roll:
How many miles did that do between Mot's out of interest?
1991 BX19GTi Auto

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:43 pm

Way2go wrote:
Roverman wrote:Sd1 has just been done but cost a bit to get it through :roll:
How many miles did that do between Mot's out of interest?
About 400 I expect :lol:

Needed a bit of welding underneath this year which was advised on last MOT, not a big job but time consuming and awkward, she had a complete front end suspension rebuild this year too, both struts, bottom arms, track rods, dampers, steering rack and all relevant bushes and fasteners, mind you it drives superbly now so money well spent.
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
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Post by docchevron » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:48 pm

Blimey, cost per mile over a year must be HUGE in the SD1 then!
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

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 Sep 28, 2010 1:58 pm

Well, the XM did just over 9,000 miles between MOT's (around 5,000 in my ownership) and has cost me £1,550 (tyres, services, spheres, belts, air con regass, CD autochanger etc. and including purchase price) plus fuel, tax and insurance. Impressed I am. Mind you, I hope I won't need to spend much between now and the next MOT!

Looking forward to many more miles. In both the lovely BX and the nicely green family car...

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Post by scarecrow » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:12 pm

Every time I see your XM it makes my bowels ache with desire. Not sure if that's a good sign...

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:16 pm

Too much information :lol:

Mind you maybe it's infinitely better than acquiring a CX... that's enough to make your bowels explode with despair!
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
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Post by rayfenwick » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:02 pm

I'm very proud of my XM also. My CX? Every time I see it I realise how much I love it.... hopefully on the road again next year.....
Ray

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2000 Citroën XM 3.0 24V V6 Exclusive Auto (pre-MOT)
1997 Citroën XM 2.0 TCT Exclusive Auto (for sale)
1979 Citroën CX 2.4 EI Cmatic Prestige (slowly being restored)

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1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:02 pm

docchevron wrote:Blimey, cost per mile over a year must be HUGE in the SD1 then!
nah, when I work out what ive spent on it 13 years its quite reasonable, plus the sound of the V8 burble makes it worth it.
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
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Post by docchevron » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:13 am

I can't talk, I soend silly amounts of cash on stuff I've had mor than 2 years that aint been anywhere near an actual road!

Good call though, V8's do sound rather intoxicating!
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

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 electrokid » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:11 am

About 400 I expect
I can't talk, I spend silly amounts of cash on stuff I've had more than 2 years that aint been anywhere near an actual road!
That makes me feel better about the miles I do in the Granny - trouble is, anyone who can afford to actually run these motors on a daily basis can probably afford the M5 to go with it :-)
1992 BX19 TGD estate 228K Rusty - SORNed
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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:16 am

Actually its 582, looked through the MOTs last night, one year it did less than 100! and 3000 a few years before
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
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200