Sold: BX RD Estate, £600

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Sold: BX RD Estate, £600

Post by robt » Sat May 05, 2012 8:26 pm

It's been fun owning this but time to move it on, so here goes...

Mileage - 133,850
MoT - 3rd April 2013
Tax – 30th September 2012
Location – Beckenham, South-East London
Price: £600

Overall condition

Body has some dents and scratches (the nearside having most) and paint has lifted in a few places on the roof, but the only notable rust is some bubbling on the rear arches and a few spots on the lower section of the driver’s door. The underneath is sound, if I were keeping it I’d do the wire brush and waxoyl treatment to further preserve it, and the hydraulics are in good order – it sinks at the back quite soon after parking up but rises back up fine. Mechanically is good due to being regularly serviced since new.

History

1 owner from 1988 to 2008 who serviced it at her local Citroen dealer every 6 months/6000 miles, or even sooner on a few occasions. She was French (and probably still is) so I reckon she did trips over to France in it every year when the services were close together.

2008 to September 2011 – second owner who replaced the octypus (receipt available) and the cambelt and waterpump, but I only got his verbal confirmation on the latter two items.

September 2011 onwards. I’ve done 2,000 miles during which time I’ve treated the car to several new parts to bring it up to scratch, it was a bit neglected when I bought it. Parts include oil and filter (twice to give it a clear out), air filter, coolant replaced, new accumulator and front spheres, drained the LHM and replaced with new after cleaning the reservoir and the filters, glow plugs, alternator voltage regulator, NS front suspension ball joint for MoT, new boot struts and two Uniroyal tyres (other two are at about 3mm).

It has a few niggles but nothing that detracts from the fact it drives rather well. Reason for selling is I’m looking to replace this with an automatic, preferably large and French. It also comes with a set of five correct wheel trims for the RD model.

PM if interested, cheers. I hope the price if fair, I'm sure someone will tell me if otherwise :wink:

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Post by Tim Leech » Sat May 05, 2012 8:29 pm

Thats so clean, thought your day was keeping it?
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Post by robt » Sat May 05, 2012 8:36 pm

On reflection the clutch is too heavy for him Tim, old boy has a dodgy leg! In an ideal world I'd be keeping it, but I must stick to a 3 car maximum what with funds being tight these days.
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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 » Sat May 05, 2012 8:57 pm

robt wrote:On reflection the clutch is too heavy for him Tim, old boy has a dodgy leg! In an ideal world I'd be keeping it, but I must stick to a 3 car maximum what with funds being tight these days.
Thats a shame, I just had a bew one in my 19TZD and its now very easy to operare, have you check the cable/clutch lever arm?
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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

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Post by robt » Sat May 05, 2012 10:23 pm

Yes, forgot to say I greased the lever arm and generally tinkered with it and the pedal connection so atleast the movement is now smooth - beforehand it was a bit sticky, but the clutch remains on the heavy side.
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Post by Defender110 » Sat May 05, 2012 10:39 pm

Lovely car, the price seams very fair and IMHO should sell quickly.
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Post by robt » Sat May 05, 2012 11:02 pm

Defender110 wrote:Lovely car, the price seams very fair and IMHO should sell quickly.
Thanks :) I'll be taking it to La Vie en Bleu in a few weeks so anyone who's interested can have a good look around it (assuming it hasn't sold by then of course).
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Post by Mothman » Sat May 05, 2012 11:27 pm

Does a heavy clutch mean it on its way out? Therefore more expense?

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Post by citronut » Sun May 06, 2012 9:25 am

Mothman wrote:Does a heavy clutch mean it on its way out? Therefore more expense?

Andy
99% of the time yes, but as i found on you TZD the fork spindle was almost seized up solid in the nylon bush's when i had the gear box on my workshop floor,

although on removing the clutch plate it was worn down to past most of the grooves,

i think if that car is half as good as it looks in the photos its well worth the asking price,

regards malcolm
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Post by Dollywobbler » Sun May 06, 2012 4:34 pm

To be honest, I've always found that RHD Citroens tend to have a heavy clutch. Presumably because the cable has a greater length than LHD. My Peugeot 306 was pretty horrific and I know the clutch was pretty fresh in that (certainly didn't have to replace it during 40,000 miles of ownership).

This looks great. Super-grey!

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Post by robt » Mon May 07, 2012 12:10 am

I would say the clutch is no heavier than a 405 I had use of recently, and I recall a BX GTi I drove years ago (it was 2 years old) was also on the heavy side. I'm more used to driving an auto these days so I find changing gear a bit tiresome in any car :D
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BX RD

Post by Vince/Three » Tue May 08, 2012 8:39 pm

Hi, there BX'r!

Until about two years ago, I had a Red BX 1.4. It didn't even have pas or a sunroof. It was also a manual box, but after I parted with it I wished I hadn't. I live in the Lancashire countryside, and buses are not up to much and so I need a car. However, my Zafira is not as economical as I would like and us a 1.8. I would have your BX tomorrow, but at the moment don't have £600. I'm awaiting a compensation payment for an accident when a lady in a Fiat 500 ran into the back of me, but don't know when that will come. If the BX is still around then, I'll be in touch.

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Re: For Sale: BX RD Estate, now £500

Post by robt » Sun May 27, 2012 2:01 pm

Price drop to £500 if anyone fancies it. Had a few good comments at La Vie en Bleu yesterday, but no takers unfortunately.
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Re: For Sale: BX RD Estate, £600

Post by plooker » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:51 pm

Is your bx still for sale,i am very interested,yours mike horan.

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Re: For Sale: BX RD Estate, £600

Post by robt » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:51 pm

plooker wrote:Is your bx still for sale,i am very interested,yours mike horan.

Hello Mike,

Yes it's still here. However, I may be doing a swap for something else soon, will know for certain in the next few days.

PM me your email and I can send further photos if you wish.

Cheers
Rob
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1988 Citroen BX 19RD Estate
1990 Rover Montego GSi auto
1982 miniMetro L