TZD turbo estate

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TZD turbo estate

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Hi all,

For sale for real this time round, Bruce the TZD turbo estate. I'm very sad to let this car go. I bought it as a cheap knockabout and it's done me fantastically well (ill-timed hydraulic leak aside), but I've just been offered a newer car for gratis and I'd be a fool to turn it down.

Bruce is no looker and has been used as a workhorse for some time. However, I'm the third owner from new, the first having run it as a company car then bought it from the company and finally sold up in 2008. During that time there is a full service history from Citroen and independent specialists. The next owner was a classic car enthusiast who used it as his runabout but kept it thoroughly maintained, and there are some receipts for big works in that time. I've owned Bruce since March this year. I gave it a good oil service when I first bought it and have done other jobs as and when necessary.

Currently showing ~172,000 miles (still in active service so will change a little). Engine is very strong indeed, returning ~42mpg in day to day use and a comfortable 50mpg on the motorway. Have done some minor work on suspension recently so no knocks or rattles, although a full hydraulic service wouldn't go amiss. Tyres all good, could use some front brake pads before long. Used to have a few coolant leaks, I initially radwelded it but this didn't work so I've fixed them properly now and flushed the system. There is some rust around the drivers door hinge which will need looking at before MOT but I doubt will cost a fortune. MOT is up in November, tax end September. All the usual TZD accessories. Switches for leccy windows are a bit finickity but all work.

I honestly wasn't expecting much from Bruce at first, but he's a cracking car and will be much missed. With luck I'll find my way back to the BX fold in the future, I've got the bug now! Looking for offers around the £500 mark, car is in Reading, my number is 07816238934 or PM me here.

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Need to get this moving so offers around £400? Cheers.

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Still for sale and needs moving now, I'm open to offers. Will have to be scrapped in a couple of weeks time if nobody wants it, which would be a crying shame for a generally solid car.

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Erm, don't scrap it, if it comes to it i'll give you the weigh in money just to avoid it being scrapped. I don't need the car, but will step in unless someone else wants to.
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Jasmine - Now SORN
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - SOLD
2016 Mercedes A180D Sport - Auto refinement
1992 TZD Turbo - Bluebell - My daily
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze - crash damaged, will get repaired.
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014
1988 CX 25 GTI Turbo2 - SORN
1996 - AX Memphis 1.5D - Dream - SORN

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eBay is your friend!
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1985 BX 19 DTR 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 1.7 HL
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i sent a txt to a customer of mine yesterday eve, with Marks phone No.

because he doped his XANT off at my workshop and i took him to train station in my TZD
he started reminiscing over BX'ies,

he now fancies one as a backup wagon

regards malcolm
curent ride
K reg BX 17TD TZD est
also own
K reg D special

no longer have
H reg CX saffari 2.5 TRI (now gone to Malaysia)
R reg xantia 1.9TD est (gone to meet its maker)

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Cheers guys, I appreciate the replies. Scrapping is absolute last resort, don't worry, I just don't have the space to keep it once the new car is ready. Thanks for the mention Malcolm, let me know if he's interested.

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1985 CITROEN BX 19DTR C943DYA (again)
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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TZD Turbo estates are still the BX that is most wanted so I dont see you having a problem selling.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1985 BX 19 DTR 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 1.7 HL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Why is everything down south? If it was two hours further north i would snap your hand off.

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I travelled all the way to Glasgow to get my Gti, so it can be done ;)
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Jasmine - Now SORN
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - SOLD
2016 Mercedes A180D Sport - Auto refinement
1992 TZD Turbo - Bluebell - My daily
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze - crash damaged, will get repaired.
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014
1988 CX 25 GTI Turbo2 - SORN
1996 - AX Memphis 1.5D - Dream - SORN

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

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Doable, and I'd put money on it getting you home again :)

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Mick, you might be in for a long and possibly fruitless wait for one to come up locally...or one might tomorrow, who knows! But I reckon it's up for a good price, so that saving could be put towards a train ticket...
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Its not the distance , its finding the spare 8-10 hours to fetch it. i got my bx diesel hatch from st ives while on holiday there, so i don't mind the drive.

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If you want it bud, you just have to make the time. Ime so tempted but i have enough!!! However, there is no cure for this illness!!

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ruari wrote:Need to get this moving so offers around £400? Cheers.
I see that you've now dropped the price of Bruce (K573 JUA) to £350 on GUMTREE, hopefully someone should step in to buy it now !

Good luck with a speedy sale Ruari !

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