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I personally dislike most accesories....

Tailblazers, quads (on BX's), headlamp protectors, vents, towbars, extra badges and stickers, faux wood kits (what the f**k were they on when they dreamed that up??!) and I even think the armrest looks wank. I hate neons too, externally and internally. Seat covers, A?M exhaust trims etc, cup and phone holders....they all look tacky.

However I don't mind mudflaps on the back of a car, I have a set of geniune Citroen BX carpet mats and an official Citroen Sport gearknob. The boot flap things are cool, as are fogs that work unless they're used when it isn't foggy.....then you are seriously uncool (and a p*nis for doing it). If they've been rewired and re-angled to act as spot lamps then you are in the next cool league up though.

Oh, and leather seats aren't an accessory, they're a cost option. :wink:
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Post by Mike E (uk) »

On headlamp protectors:

Sorry Cornish, it is uncool to worry about a possible broken headlamp on a BX. :wink:

I have 6 used lamps in the loft, if anybody wants one for free.

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You've got a gearbox too :lol:

Where are you in relation to Hampshire? :?:
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I bought 2 new valeo headlamps £10 each, the protectors for said Item went on ebay for £35! madness!

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Post by M »

True - but currently headlamps for the Xantia (2000 model) are rarer than hens teeth second hand, and £stupid fron Citroen - so £20 on protectors = money well spent.

I suppose as it gets older spares will become more readilly available and cheaper.

Then as it gets older still - people will be looking for genuine accessories to complete the concourse appearance.

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Post by Stewart (oily!) »

I had a lump of concrete fly up and smash a headlamp on the old BX, never mind I thought, I have all those old headlamps in the garage, guess what, they were all bar one the wrong side!
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Never mine stick on bits, how about the whole thing, isn't this the tastiest BX ever? A Heuliez prototype Coupe 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Its drop dead GORGEOUS!!
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Post by Cornishbx16v »

the 3dr coupe bx! now i think stick on some p2 16v bumpers and that would look even better!
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Post by cavmad »

Aye, lovely car but would definately change bumpers and wheels.
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Post by Philip Chidlow »

I think that's great. But only half a job. I agree, change the bumper and wheels as well as have the bumpers body-colour painted..

I like what they did to the rear C pillar area, especially. And an interesting door handle.

A missed opportunity? Maybe. But I guess not many would have been bought... rivals included, what? The Nissan Sunny Coupé etc!
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Post by stuart_hedges »

I have those little blind-spot mirrors on mine. Mum had them on her old 309, and the BX suffers from the same annoying huge C-pillar imo. Vital on the motorway, I find.

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Post by Mike E (uk) »

Blind spot mirrors-yes, these work well, and are so unnoticeable, it does not matter if they are cool or not.

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Post by Oscar »

Unacceptable accessories: Blondes

http://www.bxclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=602

Acceptable: Brunettes

Hope that ruffles a few feathers :D
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I tend to keep a Pakistani in mine! Not sure if she'd be willing to pose but somehow I doubt it......