Phil's 28k mile white 16TGS auto ON OFFER

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:58 pm

I'm hoping to get one for £5 per week. That'll be OK...

Just checked through the pile of paperwork that came with the ZX: It's all main dealer from new, never missed a service and the cambelt was changed 16 months and 12k miles ago. It had new tyres 8k miles ago and so on. No expense spared then...

Just some cosmetics to tidy and get the MOT sorted. Then I could sell it on to cover costs/time... plus enough left over to pay for some extra petrol for the BX! :roll: :D
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Post by cavmad » Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:20 pm

Might be alone here but I like the ZX and I bet the 19TD is a belting little mover?
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Post by tim leech » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:02 pm

ZX is a nice car, sold a few over the years and they were good to drive and the TD did shift.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:33 pm

It does shift :D :wink: found I was doing 110 mph on a stretch (that my TGS has got up to 70mph by on other occasions), this afternoon. Allegedly. :wink: :D
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Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:17 am

Is this the one you paid absolutely nothing for???

Some people have all the luck... :D

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Post by docchevron » Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:19 am

cavmad wrote:Might be alone here but I like the ZX and I bet the 19TD is a belting little mover?
I'm not a big fan of the lower speced ZX's, but I like the volcanes. The TD is a spirited drive, but I always liked the 1.9i over any other. The 2.0i was pants.
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Post by cavmad » Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:57 am

Weird that, I'd have thought the 2.0 would be quite a quick car, doesn't seem to be much weight in them.
Agreed the Volcane is a fine looking thing though.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:56 am

mat_fenwick wrote:Is this the one you paid absolutely nothing for???

Some people have all the luck... :D
Yes, but it is going to cost a bit to put a new MOT on it. On the whole though, I'm tempted to keep it.

Trouble is I have to decide what to do about the BX...
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Post by cavmad » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:38 am

Store the BX and use for the one sunny hour we have per year and keep the ZX for everyday use?
I bet you could get a classic car (low mileage) policy on the BX which should be quite cheap?
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Post by tim leech » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:53 am

I pay £150 for the TXS on a low mileage policy, and thats with Owen on aswell whos only 12!

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:41 am

Having wafted home in the BX this morning (after dropping the ZX off for it's pre MOT check - it's got its MOT booked for Tuesday) I think I'm going to keep it as our everyday car and not worry about putting maybe 6k miles on it per year.

As for the ZX I'll see how much it owes me when it's all MOT'd and taxed and consider offering it up for sale. I'm not so cynical as to be looking for a quick buck, but any 'profit' will be ploughed back into BX ownership...

If, on the other hand it passes and fixing the few minor faults ends up costing not much, I might keep it and do as Tim and Billy suggest, garage it over the winter, and sell the ZX next spring as I dust off the BX :D ...
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Post by tim leech » Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:47 am

Phil you know it makes sense! :D

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Post by docchevron » Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:12 pm

cavmad wrote:Weird that, I'd have thought the 2.0 would be quite a quick car
You'd have thought....but it had one of them pesky cats which just kills them, the 1.9i is non cat and is much freer revving beast.
The gearing is quite tall in the 2.0 aswell which doesn't help..


Phil, you may like the ZX for now, but lets face it, it'll never be a BX, it doesn't go up and down! And wait till the rear beam dies (and it will)....
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:09 pm

docchevron1472 wrote:
And wait till the rear beam dies (and it will)....[/quote]

What are the signs?

BTW The BX is cool. And it has a certain something.

The ZX isn't.

But it has a certain something too.
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Post by tim leech » Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:15 pm

I had a *cough* 2.0i 8v Xantia VSX which I bought when it came in "swop" for about £200 with no MOT in 05, gave it a good clean and asides a set of pads it walked its MOT, dark met blue and had the alloys on it, looked lovely, plus had the trick suspension so it handled.

It was fairly slow though I remembered and the heater matrix packed in after a few week, so shoved some rad weld in and sold it on ebay for considerably less that it owed me! :oops:

Shame as it was a ex citroen car and had all the gizmos!