BX 1.6 TGS Meteor (NOW SOLD)

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Re: BX 1.6 TGS Meteor available

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RobC wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:38 am
The 19 GTi was more sporty for sure. It had 124bhp as opposed to the the normal BX 19 which was 107bhp. The GTi would also have firmer suspension and hence a 'sportier' ride
They were sporty Rob, I remember mine gave a 924 a surprise when accelerating past it. The suspension was softer and after driving a 16v it was very noticeable around bends although I never found the 16v to be harsh at all so it was a win win for me. Compared to some cars now, it's extremely comfortable.

This pic is somewhere else on here but it was a black one. Also had Silver.

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Re: BX 1.6 TGS Meteor available

Post by white exec »

That's one of the great things about the BX — so many engine and trim options to choose from, and all pretty much interchangeable if you need to.

The "GTi" velour interiors found their way on to lots of models and special editions, and (within reason) there's scope for choosing alternative sphere specs for the desired level of comfort.
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xantia_v6 wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:14 am
Normally we don't action for sale notices which are posted directly to the administrator contact form, but in this case I am making an exception. I have masked the phone number, but will make it available to regular members on requesst.

Buyer beware!

If you do contact Graham, and discover any other details (such as location) you may like to post them here.

Name: Graham Perry
Email Address: perrypcs@aol.com
Subject: Helping a friend
Has entered the following message into the contact form:
Hi, I am trying to help a friend who has just lost her husband to Covid, and is struggling. She has a 1991/2 Citroen BX 1.6 GTI Meteor for sale which has only done a genuine 18000 miles. The car has just been MOT'd and is in reasonable condition. I hope you can help her, and I look forward to your response.
Thanks, Graham 07711 06 xxxx.

p.s. I have just seen the Features selection below, and don't feel I can burden her with questions at the present. Hope this is OK. G

Many thanks for posting this advert, as a result I now have a new toy !!
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
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Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
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5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT
6. Replace rear spheres
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7. Replace bottom hose

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That worked out well didn't it.
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Re: BX 1.6 TGS Meteor available

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Dave_16v wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:20 pm
RobC wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:38 am
The 19 GTi was more sporty for sure. It had 124bhp as opposed to the the normal BX 19 which was 107bhp. The GTi would also have firmer suspension and hence a 'sportier' ride
They were sporty Rob, I remember mine gave a 924 a surprise when accelerating past it. The suspension was softer and after driving a 16v it was very noticeable around bends although I never found the 16v to be harsh at all so it was a win win for me. Compared to some cars now, it's extremely comfortable.

This pic is somewhere else on here but it was a black one. Also had Silver.

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And the for day the GTi was reasonably quick with a manual box. And revving about 500rpm less at 70mph it's a rather more relaxed car than the 16v on a long journey. Either way both are good cars.
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Re: BX 1.6 TGS Meteor available

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Good to know the differences of the GTi, I wasn’t aware of the extra power between it and the standard 19. I was vaguely aware of the spheres being different to stiffen it up.

Everyone has their favourite trim so I’m not knocking you for holding out for the GTi, I just thought it was a bit of a gimmic on the BX but stand corrected. For me, my dream one would probably be a 19TRS!
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Re: BX 1.6 TGS Meteor available

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jamescarruthers wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:31 pm
Good to know the differences of the GTi, I wasn’t aware of the extra power between it and the standard 19. I was vaguely aware of the spheres being different to stiffen it up.

Everyone has their favourite trim so I’m not knocking you for holding out for the GTi, I just thought it was a bit of a gimmic on the BX but stand corrected. For me, my dream one would probably be a 19TRS!
👍


I also had a TRS back in the day. Loved it. Just prefer the former ride and extra oomph of the gti variants. Also they had the option for air con :)
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

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Just buy a nice tzd turbo (there are still a few nice ones around) and re-badge it.
A few dials short of a gti, and only 10mph slower than an 8v, the downside being the 4500rpm redline, and the cloud of smoke.
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Re: BX 1.6 TGS Meteor available

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rutter123 wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:25 am
Just buy a nice tzd turbo (there are still a few nice ones around) and re-badge it.
A few dials short of a gti, and only 10mph slower than an 8v, the downside being the 4500rpm redline, and the cloud of smoke.
😂👍

I did consider that.
My current daily drive is a discovery sport d240.
For shorter hops it’s not ideal. So my bx has to be a petrol.
As I owned a gti back in the day, that’s my preference again now. For now I have a very nice meteor to scratch my bx itch.
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose

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Re: BX 1.6 TGS Meteor available

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Dave_16v wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:55 pm
That worked out well didn't it.
Well done

It may not be a GTi but you probably have one of the nicest BX's in the UK, I wouldnt be swapping it for a GTi etc unless a REALLY nice one comes along.

A nice low miles BX in any spec is a rare beast.

Enjoy it but keep it away from road salt and I hope you have a garage for her?
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Dave_16v wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:20 pm
RobC wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:38 am
The 19 GTi was more sporty for sure. It had 124bhp as opposed to the the normal BX 19 which was 107bhp. The GTi would also have firmer suspension and hence a 'sportier' ride
They were sporty Rob, I remember mine gave a 924 a surprise when accelerating past it. The suspension was softer and after driving a 16v it was very noticeable around bends although I never found the 16v to be harsh at all so it was a win win for me. Compared to some cars now, it's extremely comfortable.

This pic is somewhere else on here but it was a black one. Also had Silver.

Image
I used to run a 924 in the late 80s. I remember once being very impressed in France when a diesel BX went flashing past me while I was doing 80. Intrigued I took up the challenge and went past the BX but however fast I went that BX was on my tail. I had to get up to 115 to shake it off.
I bought my first BX a GTi 3 years later and have always had at least one BX ever since.
The Joy of BX with just one Citroën BX 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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Re: BX 1.6 TGS Meteor available

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Tim Leech wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:15 pm
Dave_16v wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:55 pm
That worked out well didn't it.
Well done

It may not be a GTi but you probably have one of the nicest BX's in the UK, I wouldnt be swapping it for a GTi etc unless a REALLY nice one comes along.

A nice low miles BX in any spec is a rare beast.

Enjoy it but keep it away from road salt and I hope you have a garage for her?

I tend to agree. It’s a tidy original car.
Though I suspect those that have been stripped, re painted etc are probably nicer.

Defiantly no salt roads. No storage. I may invest in a plastic tunnel thing.
BX Meteor. Sub 20000 miles. Very Original.

ToDo list.

1. ̶G̶e̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶m̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶ ̶r̶e̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶t̶c̶
Have a GnT
2. G̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶a̶d̶i̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶
Have a GnT
3. Adjust the clutch
Have a GnT
4. Clean LHM tank then a complete flush
Have a GnT
5. Wash, clay bar then ceramic coat paintwork.
Have a GnT
6. Replace rear spheres
Have a GnT
7. Replace bottom hose