BX GTi 8v - Ven Red, Low Mileage.

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BX GTi 8v - Ven Red, Low Mileage.

Post by Enda » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:53 pm

Hi folks,

Hi folks, I'm going to sell the BX, as I need a car that I can transport my dogs in, etc. They haven't had a sniff of the BX interior and I want to keep it that way! It's at 79,500 miles and is currently standing me at €1800, so I'll give €50 back for luck = €1750. Tax is up this month so I'd like to sell it this week or weekend at the latest. It's NCTd until October 2014 and I have some history and the original bill of sale with it. Let me know if you're interested, here's the Dondeal.ie link: http://cars.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sale/c ... ge/6332782" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Regards, Enda.
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Re: BX GTi 8v - Ven Red, Low Mileage.

Post by Way2go » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:32 pm

Enda wrote:A rare car, now surplus to requirements. Air suspension works perfectly
Air suspension??? :?

Your road tax in Ireland seems high. We in UK feel aggrieved our road tax is high but at 710 Euros that's almost 3 times our rate. :shock:

Good luck with the sale, someone will get a really nice sporty and comfortable car. :D
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Post by Enda » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:38 pm

A-ha, I've corrected it to Hydropneumatic :) Thanks!
Way2go wrote:
Enda wrote:A rare car, now surplus to requirements. Air suspension works perfectly
Air suspension??? :?

Your road tax in Ireland seems high. We in UK feel aggrieved our road tax is high but at 710 Euros that's almost 3 times our rate. :shock:

Good luck with the sale, someone will get a really nice sporty and comfortable car. :D

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Post by citsncycles » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:46 pm

My Dad can vouch for that road tax being high in Ireland!

Mum has the opposite problem with her Beetle though - cheap tax, no MOT, but because it's used for more than just shows and rallies the insurance is over twice that of my Dad's!
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BX GTi 8v - Ven Red, Low Mileage.

Post by Enda » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:51 pm

Tax on a 2.9 to 3L is twice that. Anything over 3L is about €1800! :(

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Post by citsncycles » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:11 pm

That's why my Dad hasn't chopped his TD Golf in for a Disco! He has looked into getting a newer car with cheaper tax too, but the additional expenditure isn't worth it for the mileage he does.
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Post by Thread Bear » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:15 am

Way2go wrote:Your road tax in Ireland seems high. We in UK feel aggrieved our road tax is high but at 710 Euros that's almost 3 times our rate. :shock: :D
The pot holes are three times as deep?
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Post by Enda » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:44 am

I've decided to tax and drive the BX for another 3 months; the timing on the next car becoming available and this car selling isn't working out. Also, January isn't a good month for selling cars! It'll be up for sale against the end of April, so let me know if you're interested.

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Post by Enda » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:36 pm

Hi folks, I'm bumping this up as I just got a replacement car. The BX needs a back box and 2 x ball joints, an Irish main dealer quoted 55 and 45 for these parts. Price is now lower at €1500 and reflects the work needed. Thanks, Enda.

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Post by Ross_K » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:19 pm

Hi, just saw the ad on Donedeal. Looks nice but whats the story with the sills being painted black? :?

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Post by MULLEY » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:35 pm

All BX sills are black, unless you mean why have they recently been painted? in which case its because overtime the black tends to fade, so a quick paint & they look smart again, a bit like the door frames which start to look tired.
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Post by RxBX » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:07 am

MULLEY wrote:All BX sills are black, unless you mean why have they recently been painted? in which case its because overtime the black tends to fade, so a quick paint & they look smart again, a bit like the door frames which start to look tired.
Matt, But not on the St.Tropez models :wink:

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I think what Ross is possibly referring to is just the Rear wheel arch cover/spats which were in a coloured plastic near to the body colour and then later models were painted the same as the vehicle body colour, he's obviously got his terminology slightly incorrect :?

Unless I've got it completely wrong !

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Post by Ross_K » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:11 am

I should have been more specific. What I should have said is: why did the sills need repainting, and why (from an aesthetic point of view) continue the black paint up the the leading edge of the wheel arch?

Just curious, as I did consider buying this car when the previous owner was selling it and don't recall seeing the present colour scheme in his photos...

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Post by MULLEY » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:35 pm

I thought my earlier post had made that clear? Because the black fades, so it looks shit, thats why most owners re-paint them.
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Re: BX GTi 8v - Ven Red, Low Mileage.

Post by Paul296 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:46 am

Not all sills were black. I think the St Tropez had body coloured sills - as Richard pointed out - and the Athena definitely did.


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