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Post by DLM » Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:38 pm

Graculus - my trusty steed of the last 2 years. It's a TGD Turbo hatch in Triton Green - and like all BX turbodiesels it has the 66-litre tank. Taxed for 6 months at start of August - available at cost if required. Currently in Southampton.

Good points - that lusty 1.7 turbodiesel engine and box , a good bodyshell: rear end of bodyshell unlikely to rust out in a long time (prev. repair for shunt damage was professional job with new rear valance, and completely new boot floor). TZD seats and doorcards. Sunroof deflector and seal available (but still tracking down 2 missing clips)

Bad points - now out of MOT, needs screen for mega-crack (quoted £80 all-in locally) new front discs (or inner side of discs re-machined), mix of tyres at present, rear fogs inoperative (switchgear), paintwork has some delacquering on bonnet (damn those guano-producing flying creatures), and is not immaculate. Rear arms in need of usual attention - ditto spheres.

It's been solid daily transport for the last 2 years during a time of great personal upheaval and has served me very well. TLC has not been an option, but necessary repairs and servicing have been carried out.

I'll update with more details as I gather them together.The £50 is to recoup the costs incurred in getting the estate replacement.
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Post by ed4ferrets » Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:08 pm

DLM wrote: Good points - that lusty 1.7 turbodiesel engine and box
What sort of mileage on the above David? :-s
Marty said: "Take some small comfort from the fact that the driver of the other car, having failed the breath test will even now be in a little cell, with luck they will double him up with some mean bastard who will be tattooing a fandango on his arse"

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Post by Kitch » Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:45 pm

Also interested in the milage.

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Post by cavmad » Tue Aug 15, 2006 6:36 pm

Kitch wrote:Also interested in the milage.

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What`s the big deal with mileages? I have had loads you could have had for nothing :lol:
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Post by Kitch » Tue Aug 15, 2006 6:48 pm

Big milages usually mean slack gear selection, slow window motion, lazy turbos, more chance of rust, more chance of hydraulics leaking due to worn parts etc.

Nothing major, but just nice to know so you can picture what ypu're gonna be looking at. I know for £50 you can't really grumble, but all BX's are cheap as chips these days, so its got competition!

That said, this car is local to me and sounds pretty much like what I was after.

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Post by cavmad » Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:05 pm

I was only joking matey but I never let mileage put me off now. My current estate has done over 160k now and is honestly the nicest diesel I`ve driven. Being owned by a sympathetic owner who knows his/her way round them counts for a hell of a lot (in my humble opnion) and really will tell later on into ownership.
I would like to throw my hat into the ring here and say £50 sounds very good money to me as it`ll be worth a lot more in spares. Plus the jobs DLM says it requires aren`t likely to cause any grief to someone familiar with the mark or reasonably handy with the spanners. I`m pretty sure you`d get spares from members of this forum should it be needed and a screen won`t break the bank.
As I say that`s just my opinion but I don`t think anyone`s going to go too far wrong for £50¬
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Post by Kitch » Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:18 pm

I know mate. My old estate had 194k on it when I sold it and has 198k now. I had a 205 1.8D which was showing 293k up until I gave it away a few weeks ago. Both ran fine. I'm just talking about the average.

But I have to say I'm very tempted here. Its just a matter of space really, but it sounds ideal.

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Post by ed4ferrets » Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:17 pm

and the mileage is........................ the suspense is killing meeeee :shock: ----^ [-o< 8-[ ----^ :-s
Marty said: "Take some small comfort from the fact that the driver of the other car, having failed the breath test will even now be in a little cell, with luck they will double him up with some mean bastard who will be tattooing a fandango on his arse"

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Post by tim leech » Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:03 pm

If it hasnt got any MOT you will struggle to shift it, take it from someone who knows!

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Post by cavmad » Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:10 am

Maybe Tim, but £50 for a TZD ain`t bad-engine`s worth more on it`s own :wink:
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Post by tom » Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:43 am

I can confirm that the car drives nicely, having been very well looked after in the hands of the previous owner,Paul Broome. Were it not for the need of a Windscreen, David would probably have MOT tested the car again and still be using it. AFAIK, it has no serious faults.

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Post by DLM » Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:27 pm

Apologies for delay in response - while I have internet access at work the private-use policy is fairly draconian, so I'm just reliant on public access at the library, and I've had a busy couple of days.

The mileage is less than 150k - I'd need to do the calculations...


Pre-purchase history/MOT shows it up to around the 90k mark (need to dig it out for exact readings). It was given a secondhand speedo from a petrol BX before I bought it, so a 4x4 symbol comes on instead of the glowplugs, and the current mileage reading is incorrect (exaggerates the mileage - there's a turnup for the books). Last Years MOT has 165k due to the substituted speedo - and I'd need to check for the current reading. I'd be very surprised if I've done more than 30k in the 2 years I've had this car. Kitch - PM sent with a contact number.
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Post by Captain Slow » Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:52 am

Sounds like you should look at this one Kitch.
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Post by DLM » Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:49 pm

Update - Mileage when I bought it as given by seller (Paul Broome - ex of Andyspares and Citroenz forum) as 112k. I can't give you the current reading as it's 15 miles away, but it will have done 30-35k at the very most in my 2-year ownership.

Desirable extras currently fitted - TEMP GAUGE from a GTi.

Wheel trims are currently the older kind of Mk2 BX trims - I took off the TGD trims for respray but haven't got round to removing the last vestiges of silver paint and respraying them. The body rubbing-strips were removed before I acquired the car, but I have a mixture of new and secondhand rubbing-strips to reinstate.

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Post by DLM » Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:46 am

Sold to the man from Kent (Adam) with a terminally-afflicted TZD to replace. Nice to meet you Adam, and glad to seee Graculus go to a good home.
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