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Post by Mothman » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:30 pm

No bugger had ever said nuffing about mine ever.

Am i doing something them wrong driving them about??

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Post by Kitch » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:07 am

I've had a couple of people over the years, but nothing to note. I think it'll be some time before the BX ever has some sort of positive image. Not sure I want it to either.....it's what keeps them cheap!

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Post by Defender110 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:20 am

Kitch wrote:Not sure I want it to either.....it's what keeps them cheap!
/\ as that! The real beauty of driving my TGD auto for me is the total unpretentiousness, no keeping up with the jones', no caring what other drivers think of your motor. I like to keep mine clean (not concours), original, well maintained and reliable. Sod the positive image.
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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:06 pm

And again tonight!

Have been BX "shunting", TZD to my council lock up, 16TRS from there to my Spaces over at the big sheds and the GT from there home again as it MOT day tomorrow.

Pulled in to get some petrol and pump up the slow leak on the 16TRS, when some young chav in a hoodie, who was rolling a fag turned to me and said "wow that looks brand new", I said its 23 years old this year, "nice car mate", and then carried on rolling. :shock:
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Post by Jaba » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:14 am

I came home in a taxi last night. The Mercedes pulled up behind my TD Estate and the driver said Wow! I haven't seen one of those for a long time. What good cars they were (are) and then went on about the 13 he rebuilt when he worked in a garage and how the engines were always very good and reliable. My wife just went indoors and left us chatting away.

I think thats about as good as it gets with a BX for me. All my mates pull my leg about my bangers but as I point out to them while they ponce about in their modern metal the economic argument is well in my favour.
Being counter culture means spending thousands of pounds less on my motoring. In fact all I spent on running my BXs in 2011 was 208.40 excluding MOTs and the sub fitted in the Estate. That is little more than 2p per mile.
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The Joy of BX with just one Citroën to my name now. Will I sing Bye Bye to my GTI or will it be Till death us do part.

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Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:54 am

I think the financial argument would still make sense with many other cars from that era, however I can think of none that I'd prefer to own.
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Post by Defender110 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:11 pm

To be fare I could probably think of several I would prefer to own but none of them could come anywhere near mt diesel BX's as a practical reliable everyday driver.
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Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:37 pm

Defender110 wrote:To be fare I could probably think of several I would prefer to own but none of them could come anywhere near mt diesel BX's as a practical reliable everyday driver.
That's the point. Spot on. The BX diesel offers an incredible mix of practicality, economy and comfort but manages to ally it to enough Citroen 'quirk' factor to make it interesting. They handle well too - this point was driven home by my recent Peugeot 309 which was utterly uninspiring to drive. It could be good fun on the twisties, but without the measured accuracy of the BX.

I've always wanted a GS/GSA, but the simple fact is that they drink an awful lot of fuel and can be a pig to work on, while having a nasty tendency to rot. The BX is a far better car, even if the front suspension is a compromise. The Mk1 is almost as quirky as GS too - though you can't beat the earlier car for dashboard wackiness, especially in GSA form.

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Post by Defender110 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:30 pm

..that_ Yes exactly that!
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Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:02 pm

I wrote:I can think of none that I'd prefer to own
Perhaps I should add from the choice of cars I could realistically afford (although I'd still choose the BX over a number that I couldn't!)

So far I've had 3 offers to buy my BX, including a note under the windscreen wiper. But they were in the early days of ownership - now it's just comments I get. EVERY used car dealer we visited whilst looking for Lana's new car commented how great they are, and what good sellers they used to be!
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Post by ace_the_bass » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:57 pm

When I turned up at 6th form in my 14TGE years ago everyone loved it, most other lads where turning up in their mums corsas and fiestas etc etc. I before I could get indoors people would be asking me to 'do that suspension thing' I loved the attention and they loved the car. Win win I thought at the time! If people struggle to make friends I suggest buying a Bx....I can't put fuel in it/go to asda with out someone commenting on 'how rare it I'd or 'did it cone from a museum. R.I.P 14TGE. VIVA GTi!

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Post by Mickey taker » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:32 pm

My kids have loved all my BX's and they range in age from 26 down to 4 years of age so its definately a winner
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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 Tim Leech » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:25 pm

I love mine to bits, I could sell them, put a bit of cash to it and probably by a DS or nice MGB etc, but I would rather stick with the BX's for now as theres nothing else I like better or enjoy driving more.
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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:33 pm

You're too young for an MGB and you don't have a beard!
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:35 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:You're too young for an MGB and you don't have a beard!
Hmm I dont have a beard, but im probably nearly old enough!
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR