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BX Swap maybe

Post by classicnut5 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:51 pm

Hi all. I am just throwing it out there but does anyone fancy swapping a BX saloon for my BX Estate? Mine is a 1987 1.9 Break estate in red. It is in very good condition, just the bumpers have faded but will be looking into that soon. It has done 101,000 miles and has a FULL service history. It is Taxed and MOTd. Interior good and no leaks. The car was bought by an elderly gent who sold it on after 5 years to his friend down the street. He kept it until I bought it so only 2 owners before myself. I would like a car with similar credentials, good history, engine and body please. Preferably a diesel as its my regular ride to work and I need good economy and I would consider any economical car. I don't need an estate as my camping days are now over due to illness.

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Re: BX Swap maybe

Post by MULLEY » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:02 pm

Without wishing to sound rude, this is one of the strangest posts i've seen in a while :?:

You've got a nice estate, but you want to swap it for a hatch instead which may have a miriad of faults/issues that your car may not have. There isn't much difference in length, so unless you are a terrible parker, what is the point?

Fair enough if you were wanting to swap from a manual to an auto, i could understand that reason, but what you've said makes no sense.
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Re: BX Swap maybe

Post by Paul296 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:12 pm

MULLEY wrote: . . .what is the point?
The point is Matthew, that hatch's look much nicer than estates. 8)

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Re: BX Swap maybe

Post by MULLEY » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:50 pm

I agree :lol:
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Re: BX Swap maybe

Post by Mothman » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:04 am

MULLEY wrote:I agree :lol:
I completely dissagree, Estates look much more cool, especially with everything on them. Much more usefull too and you cannot disput that!! [-X Except for MK 1 saloons, they are cool. =D>

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Re: BX Swap maybe

Post by Thread Bear » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:21 am

Estate has no power sunroof option. Its a little lighter, a little faster and a little more economical. On the other-hand you can get a huge amount of gubbins in an Estate. An Estate on a lowish mileage is unusual, as so many were used as workhorses, often towing. It is such a useful car to have around. But I agree, its not a looker.
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Re: BX Swap maybe

Post by Kitch » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:43 am

OT, but yes I agree the estate is no looker! :lol:

Otherwise there's little to distinguish them; they drive the same, go the same (model for model), do the same. The hatch looks better; the estate carries more.

If you want to go fast, you need a hatch as they didn't make a fast estate model (unless you think a diesel BX is a fast car :lol: ), but then if you want a diesel, that goes out the window anyway as either were available with that engine.
This sounds like a more interesting/unusual estate to find these days, and IMO more interesting than the usual diesel/16v which is by far the most common BX. I just think it's a shame that the standard cooking models of BX petrols always struggle to find the caring homes. The diesels are the most common models and the 16v is usually coveted, but a regular petrol mk2 is generally unwanted. Shame, I think they're quite nice!

I suppose the main reason he's offered to swap cars, however, is because he wants to. That's the only reason he needs :wink:

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Re: BX Swap maybe

Post by RxBX » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:07 am

classicnut5 wrote:Hi all. I am just throwing it out there but does anyone fancy swapping a BX saloon for my BX Estate? Mine is a 1987 1.9 Break estate in red. It is in very good condition, just the bumpers have faded but will be looking into that soon. It has done 101,000 miles and has a FULL service history. It is Taxed and MOTd. Interior good and no leaks. The car was bought by an elderly gent who sold it on after 5 years to his friend down the street. He kept it until I bought it so only 2 owners before myself. I would like a car with similar credentials, good history, engine and body please. Preferably a diesel as its my regular ride to work and I need good economy and I would consider any economical car. I don't need an estate as my camping days are now over due to illness.
Hi Russ,
Would this be the one with the reg. no E920 KHW by any chance ?

If so, good luck with the sale/swap !

:)