BX 4x4 on ebay

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BX 4x4 on ebay

Post by mat_fenwick » Sun Oct 09, 2005 11:34 pm

Check out http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... RK:MEWA:IT
It looks to be a very nice example from the description but I don't imagine he'll have many takers...

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Post by M » Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:49 am

No body tell Ian Fern - save him from himself - LOL :lol:

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Are they reall y that much trouble?

Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:24 am

I've been told in the past to walk away from a 4x4 BX. Do they deserve the reputation? Why?

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Post by cavmad » Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:37 am

That`s a cracker and no mistaking.
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Post by RichardW » Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:03 am

"I've been told in the past to walk away from a 4x4 BX. Do they deserve the reputation? Why? "

Well, in the description for the car:

"A new clutch," well that's a good thing, as the clutch on these makes a Xantia TD look easy, and there were quite a lot of reports of folk talking 2 or 3 days to replace the clutch and then finding there was no drive at all afterwards
" The spline shaft and transfer box was replaced 1500 miles ago." The real achilles heal of the system - it just wasn't man enough for the job and wears out. With alarmingly expensive regularity. I saw replacements quoted at £1500 a couple of years ago - main dealer only obviously!

Oh, and the exhaust is model specifc, dealer only, and £500.

They're not really a practical proposition for an everyday car for lots of miles, as they're just too fragile, and the parts are too expensive.

Still, if I had some money burning a hole in my pocket and somewhere to keep it, I'd love to have one for a weekend car / getting about when it snows!
I NEED a BX TD.

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Mon Oct 10, 2005 4:13 pm

This is the car i was going to buy.

He wants quite a bit for it though hence why i turned him down.
Over and out from me

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Post by tom » Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:06 pm

Then he did you a favour. Why buy a brittle car?
Love BXs as we do, none of us is daft enough to take one of these on; (quiet at the back there Cavmad...)
(Some Citroens have four wheel drive and some avant.)

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:11 pm

I've wanted one since 1990.

I know this car well but like i said i turned it down because of the price he wants.

I would have bought it had it been much cheaper just to fulfil the dream!
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Post by ken newbold » Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:20 pm

Have you ever been under one of these things :o

as Frazer would say "a terrable way to die"

Frankly I'd rather smash my thumb with a hammer for laughs. :lol:
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Post by Tim2cv » Wed Oct 12, 2005 6:14 pm

ok, who bought it? I'm 100% sure it wasn't Ian or Justin... who else would be dumb... mad... brave enough to buy a 4x4 BX!

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:09 pm

Not Me, I have heard the noise they make, its a kind of ZZZZZZZZZZZZT then nothing, the splines in question are really shallow, almost smooth to begin with.
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Post by ken newbold » Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:08 am

They think it's all over, it is now!

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Post by Tim2cv » Thu Oct 13, 2005 7:02 am

There is stil time for Ian then to realise his dream!
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Post by Tim2cv » Wed Oct 19, 2005 9:09 pm

As yet, unsold...... (Ian?) Auction finshed but didn't meet the reserve!
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Post by Barnsley BXer » Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:00 pm

I guess I must be lucky, cos my 4x4 has 160k on the clock with no transmission problems.It did have a new clutch in at 100k(fitted by ABCZXM at Lincoln.John only charged me an arm as opposed to the usual arm and a leg :D A few years ago I broke a write off 4x4 and have all the oily bits spare.It was a fantastic car and I only took it off the road cos I was doing more miles than Captain Kirk at the time and I didn't want to push it any further.With a bit of luck it will be back on the road next year,back to it's former glory(it won best BX at the 1998 CCC national)
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Dear Drooper............................