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Changing Views

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:23 pm

I have noticed more and more people starting to pass favouarble comment on the BX nowadays. My TZI is at work today having the dents taken out (£40 well spent), and the guy who did it passed comment on what a nic car it was, as did a passer by and even Gaz the notoriously miserable mechanic, its not my kinda car but it is nice (he drives a Laguna estate).

You never know they become a cuLt car one day! :lol:
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Post by Defender110 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:42 pm

My misses is sick to death of people stopping her and comenting on the TZD.
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Post by MULLEY » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:51 pm

:lol: :lol: My wife is mortified when she has to drive my car, she'd never live it down if one of her friends saw her driving :lol:
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Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:51 pm

Certainly does garner attention, in exactly the way my Peugeot 309 doesn't. "You don't see many of those anymore," is the usual thing, followed by "do these have that funny suspension?"

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Post by BX Meteor » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:39 pm

my son was driving my BX last summer, and he said that a couple in an Alpha pulled alongside and were looking it over admiringly (he said they looked like that anyway)

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Post by Mickey taker » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:25 pm

my wife loves the BX, she almost fights me for the keys, she will love it even more when I get the heater working and the stereo fitted :lol:
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light travels faster than sound, thats why you look intelligent and then you spoil it all by opening your mouth !!!!!

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Post by BX Meteor » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:37 pm

/\ get an AC inverter and put a fan heater in it :lol:

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Post by Mickey taker » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:00 pm

:lol: I brought her a 12 volt one that works off the cigarette lighter, talk about ungrateful, she said it was warmer blowing on her hands.
I mumbled something about with dragon breath it would be and made a quick exit :lol:
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Post by maxgreenwood » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:13 pm

i agree the last couple of years have been a tipping point i reckon. Although not 'classically' beautiful like the DS or arguably the CX, it points to a different era, the 80s, which has really begun to be recognised for it's landmark events and achievements now people have grown tired of laughing at it's stylings and runaway economic factors.
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
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1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:42 pm

Again today I was out the front of my house polishing the TZI before I headed off to view Jon Sandersons newly aquired 19TGD. A chap from down the road pulled up in his berlingo and commented on what a great car the BX was (his mate had one) and what good nick it was in. :D .
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:43 pm

maxgreenwood wrote:i agree the last couple of years have been a tipping point i reckon. Although not 'classically' beautiful like the DS or arguably the CX, it points to a different era, the 80s, which has really begun to be recognised for it's landmark events and achievements now people have grown tired of laughing at it's stylings and runaway economic factors.
Got a couple admiring (actually reminiscing) my BX. Turned out they had a Leader and a Piot that they bought in 1990 as a pair.

I have started getting more attention in the BX than I used to (maybe because it's red?)!
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Post by Gary » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:58 pm

After having bx's for about 24 years my wife will not have anything else, which is good for me. :D

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Post by Mickey taker » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:03 pm

Gary , where abouts in Bedfordshire are you ?Im just up the M1 in MK
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Post by Gary » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:23 pm

Hi i am in Luton not to far from you.

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Post by mds141 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:34 pm

I dragged the valver out from it's hibernation last week so i could put some shelves up in the garage. Literally within a couple of minutes i heard a voice say" lovely BX, we had three of those over the years". The admirer was ferrying his dad around in a newly acquired Citroen C1. You wouldn't get such favourable comments in a MKIV Escort i'm sure. :)
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