BX Buyers Guide

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BX Buyers Guide

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:32 pm

Is in Aprils edition of practical classics!
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

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Re: BX Buyers Guide

Post by Kitch » Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:51 am

Is that out today?

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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
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: BX Buyers Guide

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:26 am

As I subscribe I get it a day or so early, make sure you get Aprils Edition, you can see the GT on the top right corner of the front page, I wrote a considerable amount of the buyers guide (and he copied it), but some of the inaccuracies (the performance figures for a start) aren't my doing!.
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

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Re: BX Buyers Guide

Post by Thread Bear » Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:09 pm

I feel a fool, but April is over a month away. Is this 2016's edition?
Miguel - 16 TRS Auto S, light blue, 43k miles - £450
Pluto - 14 E S, White, 105k Miles - in work
Egbert - 19 16v Gti, White, A/C & Leather, - Keeper
Walt - 17 TZD Turbo S, graphite, 70k miles, good op extras - Keeper
Scraper- 17 TZD Turbo E, blue, 208k miles - parts
Homer - 19 TXD E, Red, 189k miles - £250
Gary - 17 TZD Turbo E, 118k miles - in work

'87 Trooper, Borgwards, Saabs, MG ZB, Bellamy Trials, Fiat Jolly & Bianchina, Goggo Dart, Messerschmitt, Heinkel, Bubblecars

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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
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: BX Buyers Guide

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:33 pm

No, they print them in advance. It's April 2015 edition alright.
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

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Re: BX Buyers Guide

Post by Thread Bear » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:57 pm

Do they advertise cars still? Lots of really good bargains? The sort that sold a month before the cover matches the month? Might explain a thing or two. I will look forward to next Thursdays breakfast egg stain already being in my next copy. And we have not got to the 13th edition in the year yet..,..Publishers and the planet Zarcon!
Miguel - 16 TRS Auto S, light blue, 43k miles - £450
Pluto - 14 E S, White, 105k Miles - in work
Egbert - 19 16v Gti, White, A/C & Leather, - Keeper
Walt - 17 TZD Turbo S, graphite, 70k miles, good op extras - Keeper
Scraper- 17 TZD Turbo E, blue, 208k miles - parts
Homer - 19 TXD E, Red, 189k miles - £250
Gary - 17 TZD Turbo E, 118k miles - in work

'87 Trooper, Borgwards, Saabs, MG ZB, Bellamy Trials, Fiat Jolly & Bianchina, Goggo Dart, Messerschmitt, Heinkel, Bubblecars

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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
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: BX Buyers Guide

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:07 pm

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

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Re: BX Buyers Guide

Post by Thread Bear » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:07 am

Sorry, reverted to my alter ego. C. Nichol - Sodd. :lol:
Miguel - 16 TRS Auto S, light blue, 43k miles - £450
Pluto - 14 E S, White, 105k Miles - in work
Egbert - 19 16v Gti, White, A/C & Leather, - Keeper
Walt - 17 TZD Turbo S, graphite, 70k miles, good op extras - Keeper
Scraper- 17 TZD Turbo E, blue, 208k miles - parts
Homer - 19 TXD E, Red, 189k miles - £250
Gary - 17 TZD Turbo E, 118k miles - in work

'87 Trooper, Borgwards, Saabs, MG ZB, Bellamy Trials, Fiat Jolly & Bianchina, Goggo Dart, Messerschmitt, Heinkel, Bubblecars

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Re: BX Buyers Guide

Post by Kitch » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:02 am

Picked it up this morning. Good work Tim, that's probably the first article produced on the BX in its own right that refers to it for what it is today, rather than what it was 20 years ago. =D> Let's hope more follow it - I don't mind if the values soar!

Only thing I spotted (though I've only glanced at it, not read it) - who's rear boot corner is that of on the areas to look out for? That welding! is that someone on here?! Hang your heads in shame! :lol: Look's like a pigeon's flicked its own shit at it!

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Re: BX Buyers Guide

Post by Mothman » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:03 am

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Only thing I spotted (though I've only glanced at it, not read it) - who's rear boot corner is that of on the areas to look out for? That welding! is that someone on here?! Hang your heads in shame! :lol: Look's like a pigeon's flicked its own shit at it![/quote]


Always moaning at other peoples work, never satisfied!! Do have some charity, at some time. At least the motor is saved!!

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Re: BX Buyers Guide

Post by Kitch » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:32 am

Mothman's attempt at quoting me wrote:Always moaning at other peoples work, never satisfied!! Do have some charity, at some time. At least the motor is saved!!
If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing right. For the record, I pick at my own work more than anyone's, not that I need to justify my comments to you.

In the context of my post (which sang the praises of the article), it was clearly a tongue in cheek comment. No need to get jumpy.

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Re: BX Buyers Guide

Post by Mothman » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:14 pm

Same old same old.

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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
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
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Re: BX Buyers Guide

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:20 pm

Kitch wrote:Picked it up this morning. Good work Tim, that's probably the first article produced on the BX in its own right that refers to it for what it is today, rather than what it was 20 years ago. =D> Let's hope more follow it - I don't mind if the values soar!

Only thing I spotted (though I've only glanced at it, not read it) - who's rear boot corner is that of on the areas to look out for? That welding! is that someone on here?! Hang your heads in shame! :lol: Look's like a pigeon's flicked its own shit at it!
That's the boot floor of the TZI :oops: , and was like that when I got it, its where the exhaust hanger had pulled away and is the only bit of the car that has been tickled with a welder.

Its ugly but rock solid and of course invisible when the trim is back in place which it now is.
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

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Re: BX Buyers Guide

Post by Mothman » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:56 pm

My thoughts too Tim, rock solid work that cant be seen. I suspect the previous owner did it or had it done by someone who wasnt really a welder but someone who could fix it and be happy to get it through an MOT. We arent all perfectionists nor as well trained but there is always someone ready to criticize. I think the article is bloomin great and dosnt need to be dropped on, even in jest. Certainly going to boost both values and demand for the BX. Done a great job bud, you should be well proud of the motor.

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Re: BX Buyers Guide

Post by Kitch » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:59 pm

Tim Leech wrote:
Kitch wrote:Picked it up this morning. Good work Tim, that's probably the first article produced on the BX in its own right that refers to it for what it is today, rather than what it was 20 years ago. =D> Let's hope more follow it - I don't mind if the values soar!

Only thing I spotted (though I've only glanced at it, not read it) - who's rear boot corner is that of on the areas to look out for? That welding! is that someone on here?! Hang your heads in shame! :lol: Look's like a pigeon's flicked its own shit at it!
That's the boot floor of the TZI :oops: , and was like that when I got it, its where the exhaust hanger had pulled away and is the only bit of the car that has been tickled with a welder.

Its ugly but rock solid and of course invisible when the trim is back in place which it now is.
Ah shite, yeah I can see the other pics are the TZI now! :lol:

If you're ever driving past, stop by and I'll dress it up for you. If it's got holes all over the place it'll be more sensitive to rot again, and you don't want that.