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Post by mat_fenwick » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:03 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote:Image
Liking the photo Phil. It reminds me how I (strangely and possibly uniquely) prefer the lines of the estate.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:10 pm

I don't know if I'd go that far, but it does look smart. In my view the rear door window tends to look small - almost shrunken when compared to the hatch; it's just an optical thing, and possibly not helped by this estate being almost black. I don't think the BX estate can ever be a thing of beauty from the B pillar back, but I have seen a lot worse!

Aesthetics aside, we're very pleased with the TXD thus far. :)
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Post by mat_fenwick » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:59 pm

Maybe I just prefer the looks of things that aren't generally considered things of beauty? Although I suppose I suppose the BX in general isn't considered a good looking car!

I certainly admit that when it comes to ladies, I've never been as attracted to the classically beautiful ones. :? I don't know whether that is a subconcious 'damage limitation' strategy (for the ones that were clearly out of my league!) or whether that's just the way my tastes lie...
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:25 pm

I would class the BX (hatch) as a nice looking car, especially a white TZi :lol:
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Post by mat_fenwick » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:57 pm

Perhaps I should have clarified that - I suspect the BX wouldn't be considered a good looking car by the general population. Certainly compared with say Aston Martins (of which the modern ones ironically I don't find pleasurable to look at!) and the like.
Personally I do like the looks of the BX (hatch included), but I might be in a minority of one by saying I prefer the looks of the estate! :oops:
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:01 pm

I think one of the most common observations made about the BX, in company with non BXers is that it looks like a 'kit car' or it's too 'boxy'. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, don't forget. There are parts of the BX design that are pure brilliance, others less so. The overall design is good - and it would not have been the huge success it was if it wasn't.
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Post by citsncycles » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:12 pm

I'm not sure if I have a preference between the hatch & estate, but I'd certainly say that the BX Estate is one of the better looking estates from the period.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:19 pm

It's official! The TXD estate is the most fuel efficient car I've ever owned: After mixed driving, plus a blat up and down the A12, some hurried cross-country... 50.2 mpg. Happy with that.
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Post by scarecrow » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:24 am

See - I love the n/a 19. Of all the models I've driven/owned the 19D is best all round :P I would gladly have another, and yours is loverly :)

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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:09 pm

You cant grumble at that!
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Post by scarecrow » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:39 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:Maybe I just prefer the looks of things that aren't generally considered things of beauty? Although I suppose I suppose the BX in general isn't considered a good looking car!

I certainly admit that when it comes to ladies, I've never been as attracted to the classically beautiful ones. :? I don't know whether that is a subconcious 'damage limitation' strategy (for the ones that were clearly out of my league!) or whether that's just the way my tastes lie...
That's always been my problem - I only like the pretty ones - and I'm pug-ugly :))

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:51 pm

Talking of pretty ones..

I would. Would you?

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Post by rayfenwick » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:32 pm

definitely :)
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Post by scarecrow » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:42 pm

I keep thinking that the 2cv is prime for electric conversion - if someone hasn't already done it. That one is just so wonderful, but imagine the pain the first time someone runs a supermarket trolley into it.

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Post by rayfenwick » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:10 pm

Like the pain I felt when I managed to put a crease in the XM's drivers side rear door squeezing through a gap in Turin. I wish I'd slowed, reversed and adjusted - anything but that. Being self-inflicted just made it worse :(
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