What does everbody use their BX's for?

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Post by sarahjaneking » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:21 am

opposite to Mulley really,

My TZD is used daily, work during the week and kids activities at the weekend.

My TXD is currently sat in my mates yard looking sad, not least because i keep nicking bits off her for the other one :(. At one point both were used daily and the TXD was only retired due to lack of parking where we live!
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Post by KevR » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:39 am

1 x TZD estate in daily use. Well, not quite daily as I work from home, but frequent local use punctuated with fairly regular 2-3 day, 1000-mile round trips back to UK, all adding up to 60k miles in the last 5 years with no major trauma. It gets fixed when it needs it, serviced occasionally, starting to get a bit tatty now (lacquer peeling off the metallic paint epecially) but still solid.

1 x TZD estate which used to fulfill the same purpose, but has been off the road for five years, since buying the other one coincided with this one spitting its water pump out. Has now reached the front of the queue for putting back on the road, at which point I'll run them both (the second one is now covered under my classic fleet policy so that's peanuts).

1 x 16 TRS estate converted to TZD spec with bits from a crashed low mileage saloon, then itself written off, cut up, and all the parts squirelled away in the attic for later.
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Post by Hurricane » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:40 am

We've only got the Hurricane on the road at the minute and it usually only goes out at weekends due to the 2 newer Citroens, it also regularly gets a few short runs in the week to the shops and back. When it does come out at weekends it usually gets driven pretty far town to town etc.
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Post by crb » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:45 am

I'm using the Meteor almost daily now it has its new MOT, I want to see what potential problems I'll get when going on my European trip later in the year - 3000 miles in 10 days (Hence why I can't come on the Challenge this year :( ). Considering the money I have spent getting it through the MOT I'll definitely be keeping it for a good couple of years (hopefully)
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Post by Mothman » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:06 pm

I use mine in rotation to keep them well and on the road.
The n/a diesel estate is used the most though. Pickup used every day for work, mazda now and then.


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Post by Mike P » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:06 pm

My 16V is a weekend only car. It gets mostly looked at when I have to go into the garage for DIY tools.

SORNed for the winter now and will gets 6 months tax in April.

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Post by Mickey taker » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:08 pm

I bought the meteor to replace my mk2 golf GTi because its a bit bigger , a much smoother ride, it also has power steering so Julie can drive it as well and hopefully will be cheaper to run.


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Because of the lack of heater in the BX I have been using the golf in the freezing mornings and the BX in the afternoons,

However the golf is now on ebay and has a bid so may well be going this weekend , I will use some of the money I get for the golf (as long as the sale go's through) to sort out the BX then it will become my daily driver for all our short runs and school runs.

The school run at the moment is 64 miles a day :oops:

The BX is far more refined than the golf and little things like the central locking working from both front doors rather than just the drivers is a bonus when you have younguns to watch out for.

However I will miss the golf because its power delivery is quite raw, my one is incredibly fast for an 8 valve GTi ( perhaps its because a Brawn motorsports mechanic used to own it :lol: ) and is a more exciting drive than the smooth BX.

Oh and by the way BX folk are far more friendly and helpful than VW club members
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Post by Willy » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:29 pm

I can only afford to run one car, but fortunately I don't need to use it that much so my beeyex only really sees the occasional long distance run or a weekly trip to the shops to keep it in fitness. Most places around town can be reached by foot or two wheels.

If I get a job next year that I have to drive to then I'll probably reluctantly be selling up for a 205/309/AX/ZX diesel or something :|
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Post by kiwi » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:28 pm

Susan Donym wrote:The school run at the moment is 64 miles a day :oops:
88kms (55 miles) is the school run for us! If we are lucky that can get incorporated in the work run as well but even then theres another 44kms per day to add to that in another vehicle at worse another 88kms. :?

Thats the joy of living 20 km plus from anything!
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Post by Mickey taker » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:46 pm

the school run has actually come down ,
I was doing 540 a week and Julie was doing the other 320
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Post by Des Smith » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:21 pm

One of the reasons I bought mine was to save money on the horrendous fuel economy of a V6 trundling around London, as well as the benefits offered by the suspension which glides over the myriad speed bumps en route to work. I use it probably 60% of the week, so it qualifies as a daily driver and is my preferred option in this freezing weather as the heater gets really toasty very quickly.

Of course, the benefits of running two cars you really like is that, from a wear and tear PoV, they will last twice as long.
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Post by saintjamesy89 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:07 pm

Susan Donym wrote:Oh and by the way BX folk are far more friendly and helpful than VW club members
I'll second that, this forum has a much more friendly/social feel to it than the business-only-like other forum I frequent (mk2 astra forum). I'm not knocking the astra forum, they are all very helpful but it just doesn't have that social side of things.
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What does eveybody use their BX,s for?

Post by bx petrol auto saloon » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:35 pm

Dear Saintjamesy89
I have only had my White '93 BX TXi 1.6cc automatic, with ABS,
sunroof and air-conditioning with 47, 282 miles for only a few months
so she is still new to me :D I love polishing cars including take them
to pieces and polishing evrywhere especially under the bonnet and
the engine bay area etc,etc. 8)
I have only done about 75 miles since I bought her last year. In
that time the waterpump, cambelt, tensioner, HP and air-con belts,
wiperblades, all the filters, oil, radiator, cap, thermostat, thermoswitch,
antifreeze, LHM filters cleaned and new LHM, four new spheres, new
accummilator sphere, new battery and she is in 2 weeks going in to
have a new stainless steel cat-back exhaust system fitted.
I like to get my cars to look as new as possible for as long
possible.
Hope this helps your research.
Vince.
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Re: What does eveybody use their BX,s for?

Post by Paul296 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:15 pm

bx petrol auto saloon wrote:Dear Saintjamesy89
I have only had my White '93 BX TXi 1.6cc automatic, with ABS,
sunroof and air-conditioning with 47, 282 miles for only a few months
so she is still new to me :D I love polishing cars including take them
to pieces and polishing evrywhere especially under the bonnet and
the engine bay area etc,etc. 8)
I have only done about 75 miles since I bought her last year. In
that time the waterpump, cambelt, tensioner, HP and air-con belts,
wiperblades, all the filters, oil, radiator, cap, thermostat, thermoswitch,
antifreeze, LHM filters cleaned and new LHM, four new spheres, new
accummilator sphere, new battery and she is in 2 weeks going in to
have a new stainless steel cat-back exhaust system fitted.
I like to get my cars to look as new as possible for as long
possible.
Hope this helps your research.
Vince.
Your car sounds lovely Vince. Have you got any more pics of it? Promise not to spill my tea on the computer while it's up on the screen! :D*










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