goodbye BX, hello ZX ?? HELP ME!

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Post by tom » Tue Jul 11, 2006 6:33 pm

Yes, I'd go with that.

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Post by timbo » Tue Jul 11, 2006 6:56 pm

so if I keep the BX, how do I get it repaired (totally) for around the same price as the ZX? I need a car that is ready to go within a week or so and is safe for my wife and daughter to get into?

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Post by M » Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:07 pm

Bear in mind with the ZX:

Citroen started with the Heater Matrix, then built a car round it.
Rear arm bearings often chew through the rear beam before people notice they are chuffed and can not be replaced like the BX items.
Its a Pug 306 really.
It has "normal" suspension and isnt as nice a drive as the BX.

On the plus side:

There is less to go wronk.
The rear subframe ass'y makes cornering at speed fun.
The "volcane" edition is even more fun
16V are trouser stainingly good fun to drive in the wet
The 1.9D N/A engine is virtually bulleproof if looked after (unless your name is Marty)
They have a useful adjustable rear loadspace
They have galvanised bodies
They can be quite reliable (if looked after)
They can be picked up cheaply
No one will look at you twice in one.
The French Police use them (mind you the British Police used to use Allegros....)
They are simple to work on really.

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:33 pm

I am currently selling a ZX Volcane TD with loads of recent work, not for that kind of sum either, has your mechanic got a large window on his workshop in order to see people coming?
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Post by timbo » Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:05 pm

what sort of price are you asking for the ZX Stewart? It might be an option?

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Post by artic-steel » Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:16 pm

Have a look in the for sale section. for that money you could 'take your pick', theres a Hurricane & a 16v on there i'd love, both are desirable models if you want to stay in a BX

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:17 pm

Check for sale and wanted, will PM you my landline number.
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Post by Barnsley BXer » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:38 pm

Ian_Fearn wrote:Bear in mind i paid 500quid for my BX TZD Turbo with 30k on the clock.

All it wanted was a good service.

I'm expecting years of service out of it now.
That is cheap :shock: :shock: :shock: Dick Turpin had the decency to wear a mask
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Post by ed4ferrets » Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:23 am

Timbo, PM'd you ........ don't rush into the ZX thing :wink:
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Post by jeremy » Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:05 pm

look at for sale forum - I think Sleepy has a front subframe for sale.

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Post by sleepy0905 » Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:57 pm

I do have a subframe you can have but it would need collecting as the postage is expensive or if someone is near you and they are going to the ccc event on saturday I could bring it with me.
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