Talking B____X

Tell us about life with your BX, or indeed life in general!
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Post by scarecrow » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:46 am

Heresy!

But true enough - vive la revolution!

I'd guess that everyone on here would prefer a 'proper' Citroen like a DS or maybe some oxidized panache in the CX, but I'd also guess most of us prefer the practicalities of driving a car that is cheap enough to run, and yet a darned sight better than more expensive modern models constructed from wonton wrappers and powered by the souls of dead dogs.

I've never been a fan of the 2CV - but I did love my Dyane, most of the time.
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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:17 am

BXs will be retro one day, just not right now, wont be long though I think. The problem is they are very modern to drive. I found that after getting out of a 40 year old Beetle into a lovely wafty 19 Auto!
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Post by Dollywobbler » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:32 pm

That's certainly true Tim. But I wonder whether the BX really is interesting enough to garner a wider following. It's sibling the Pug 405 is a really good car but even that is still languishing firmly in banger class and when you think about it, even the GS is still to find a real classic following. Good news if you want to buy one without breaking the bank, but bad news because few people are willing to spend big money on them.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:08 pm

One day the ZX will be a classic. Maybe not... :lol:

But it doesn't make it a bad car. Not every good car can become a classic, in the accepted sense.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:32 pm

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Post by scarecrow » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:13 am

The xm looks like it's had a respray... it's too white :wink:

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Post by rayfenwick » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:55 pm

XM's look fabulous in white. It really shows off the lines - especially the "band of light" glass.
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Post by RxBX » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:55 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote:Here's a classic:

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C209361

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Phil ! this belongs to Robert off the XM-FORUM but perhaps you'd not realised, now that you're XM-less and possibly don't visit that forum as frequently ?

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:04 pm

I know, that's where I got the link from 8) I think it looks the biz.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:05 am

The BX is staying - thanks to Liz's commitment to it. I feel happy it's staying. Just have to get the work done.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:44 am

And Project GS looks like it's on again.
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Post by Mickey taker » Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:36 pm

scarecrow wrote: Heresy!

wasnt that the band that won popstars in 2000 you know the one with the singer that looked like shrek
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light travels faster than sound, thats why you look intelligent and then you spoil it all by opening your mouth !!!!!

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Post by scarecrow » Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:42 pm

Same meaning at least. :wink:

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:56 am

The GS should be in the hands of Mr. Kermit and I in a couple of weeks. Then a bit of an 'assessment' takes place...


Watch this space.

In the meantime I am getting on with the Synergie. Damn, for the money, these simple vans aren't half bad. And try finding something else so big and versatile for BX money. Apart form a BX estate lol.

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By the way, I put the ELATION badges on - to cover up a nasty bit of paint damage on the boot! OK I've never seen a Synergie Elation either!
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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:47 pm

Looks nice and bright that, would look ace with a blue light on the top! :D
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