1989 19 TRi Auto Estate One Owner, For Sale (Auto-Trader)

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1989 19 TRi Auto Estate One Owner, For Sale (Auto-Trader)

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As title listing spotted on AUTO-TRADER, Olympic Blue, 84k, £495 (But note short MOT) but a nice tidy looking Auto Estate.

If it was a Diesel I may have looked at it for myself, best of luck if anyone off the Forum secures this !

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Post by Philip Chidlow »

That is one nice BX. Rare too. It has the Jetronic injection (basically a GTi estate) and the later GTi interior. In a beautiful colour and good provenance. And look how tidy the engine bay is...

I'd say that is a great opportunity for someone here. Being an auto too makes it very desirable - assuming you're not obsessed with mpg.

I'd buy it (if my GTi hadn't just got it's MOT).... Oh, and if I could afford it!
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Fingers crossed it goes to someone who'll continue to care for it - it looks a good 'un.
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Two autos in olympic blue in one week, even got its original wheel trims!

Bargain!
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It's near to me if anyone wants it inspected.
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Post by richardd1652 »

That looks a cracker.Wonder why hes selling with such a short test if he,s a trader?
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Firstly, what sort of mpg might one expect ? I'm guessing 20 around town...

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scarecrow wrote:Firstly, what sort of mpg might one expect ? I'm guessing 20 around town...
depends on how you drive it, I would say 25-35 overall, nice car to drive if not that frugal, but then again its not alot of money.
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Are they any good the autos. Ive always been bought up on diesle and manual. Its going againest every thing i belive. To a petrol and a auto. What are they like for winter always say desile and mauals are better.
I keep looking at it on autotrader. I could swap mine and get oranginal bx. I know theres hardley mot on it. But it looks really tidy. Ive got 200 pound to spend 300 pushing it. Should i do a deal with him or spend the 200 or 300 on my bx.
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1992 k reg 1.7 txd hatch in red 179. 000 miles had
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Post by docchevron »

Depends what you want from the car really Paul.
Auto's are nice things to drive, but petrol auto's are thirsty.
ZF 4HP's can be a tad troublesome, although they aint hard to rebuild if you know what you're doing..

With the cost of fuel rising yet again, and with another fuel duty rise soon (Feb is it?) do you really want to let a TD go for a car that will use more fuel?
Ok, petrol is a tad cheaper than diesel, but the gap has narrowed, and an automatic petrol will use a good deal more fuel than a manual Diesel.

If it were me, I'd be keeping the Diesel, although I already have a TD, and a 16v, and a TD automatic in stock so you know, I have options!

Also bear in mind that any BX is an old car now, therefore they are all prone to the same problems, so there's no guarentee that this one wont have the same faults, or devolpe other faults etc.

With little enough effort I really think your car could be made very nice, and the advise list was nothing I'd be shitting the bed over.
Like I said before, you've got some time to get some bits together, then early next year or so, either ask for some help to fit said, or come along to a weekend event and we'll get your car sorted.
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Post by jacksun1987 »

Thanks that was superb. Yep mabye my car wins over that one. If i did find a easte diesle manual tzd. Ill be very tempting. Getting the worst parts done on the advicery soon.
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1991 h reg 1.7tzd hatch in black 159.000 miles had
1992 k reg 1.7 txd hatch in red 179. 000 miles had
Renaul laguna exspessin 02 plate 1.8 16v 75 k had
cosa 1.2 brezze 150 k had
406 glx 1.9 td 170k s reg white got

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richardd1652 wrote:That looks a cracker.Wonder why hes selling with such a short test if he,s a trader?
Richard.
He's probably taken it as a chop in and just selling it as it stands.
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