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Way2go wrote:I reckon Matts link originated 1st April not the previous publication in July 1999 as they say. :lol: :lol: :lol:
I like the colours as well ...

"The BX Dommage was only available in the colors 'Fraise Abimee' (red) and 'Bleu Mamalou' (blue)"

Google-translate has Fraise Abimee = Damaged Strawberry
and Mamalou is not a French word, autodetect in Google-translate says it's Turkish
Then I found this reference to Mamalou in google
http://bellanta.wordpress.com/tag/mama-lou/

Several years ago I worked in Holland for a couple of years, and there are blocks of flats in areas, that are solely inhabited by the Turkish community, so I suspect "Bleu Mamalou" is a very esoteric reference

EDIT: also this http://www.strongwomanshow.com/HOME.html

EDIT 2: http://www.ktv.no/~oyl-ktv/lyrics/mama%20lou.htm
and from Citroen-forum.nl
http://www.citroen-forum.nl/forums/viewthread/163077/ a thread titled "Welke BX hier niet te koop geweest" (which BX has not been for sale), go to the second page and a posting by XBXG with a picture of a BX 11, and he says
—> de BX 11 heeft wel bestaan
—> de BX Dommage heeft niet bestaan

which speaks for itself and is the consensus of the thread, and they too cannot translate "Bleu Mamalou"

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Well there you go. I guess I should have said 'Supposedly'!

Following that bit of info on the Dommage it does sound very unlikely to have ever existed. Although previously I have found more than one reference on the web and suggestion that most were converted back to 14's but retained the metal bootlid.
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I would go for a later 1.4 BX. They are cheap to TAX and insure and will leave a 1.9 D standing still at the lights..

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I don't know about being quick, but I got wheelspin away from a junction in the 19n/a a few days back. The car fair leaped forward. Mind you, as soon as it reached the next gear change it was not exactly doing warp factor anything. :lol:
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Philip Chidlow wrote:....in the 19n/a a few days back. The car fair leaped forward.
Had someone shunted you from behind? :lol:
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Oi, behave. But I tell the truth, I spun those 165's like a good 'un on a dry road. I am surprised just how well (or is that how not so slowly) the 19 goes when 'wound up'.

Don't get me wrong I'm driving generally sensibly, and for me, in a remarkably relaxed, gentle manner. The GTi was infectious and rewarded enthusiastic driving. This 19 encourages smooth, considered driving. Can't say it's not entirely welcome, given the state of the roads...
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Philip Chidlow wrote:This 19 encourages smooth, considered driving.
Yes I find this when I'm in my TGD auto which is wonderfully sedate and calming making all well in the world with a gracious well mannered driving manner 8) Then when I jump in the wifes TZD at weekends I'm transformed into this bad tempered hunter killer! :evil:
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Defender110 wrote:bad tempered hunter killer! :evil:
I thought that was Bob? :wink:
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Yes - There is no doubt the 1.9 D is far more relaxing, especially on a long trip with its higher gearing and torque. The 1.4 petrols can be a pain first thing in the morning I found, until they warm up. I guess, above 60, there is not much in it, the 1.9 D perhaps being more tractable on the motorway between 60 and 90, but for low power sportyness, the light weight and closer ratio gearing of the later 1.4's makes them better in corner to corner fun on a twisty country road.

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Yes - There is no doubt the 1.9 D is far more relaxing, especially on a long trip with its higher gearing and torque. The 1.4 petrols can be a pain first thing in the morning I found, until they warm up. I guess, above 60, there is not much in it, the 1.9 D perhaps being more tractable on the motorway between 60 and 90, but for low power sportyness, the light weight and closer ratio gearing of the later 1.4's makes them better in corner to corner fun on a twisty country road.