Yearning for an XM

Anything about BXs

Do I buy an XM?

XMs are the work of Satan, if you buy one Goat privileges will be withdrawn.
4
21%
You should buy an XM, they're BXes for Big Boys.
15
79%
 
Total votes: 19

User avatar
cavmad
Keeper of the site Goat
Posts: 7857
Joined: Fri May 20, 2005 9:13 am

Post by cavmad »

Philip chidlow wrote:Buy shares in BP! :lol:
I might be doing just that oddly enough.
Vauxhall apologist.

tim leech

Post by tim leech »

David says its not bad on fuel, mind you he does own a 16v a DS21 and a 2 Sd1s aswell so I imagine in that company it would be average!

User avatar
MULLEY
Over 2k
Posts: 8406
Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:10 pm
Location: Derbyshire
x 8

Post by MULLEY »

Not that i am in the market for one of these particular beasts yet!! How much does this fella want for it Tim?

User avatar
Ian_Fearn
Spender lotta cash on Citroens
Posts: 2231
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2005 9:51 pm
Location: Derbyshire

Post by Ian_Fearn »

Probably not a huge amount and he's spent a lot of dosh getting it upto a high mechanical standard.

For example it needed a new front electro-valve as very occasionally it would drop before pumping back up again. Not a major issue to most of us.... Not for David, it was fixed.

I thought about it myself but i really need to stop buying cars for the next 12 months. Mortgages are cr4p.
Over and out from me

User avatar
MULLEY
Over 2k
Posts: 8406
Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:10 pm
Location: Derbyshire
x 8

Post by MULLEY »

Sell house = getting rid of mortgage & then with healthy profit u have made (assuming u bought at the right time) buy a lovely static caravan, set up in a field & have your 1 acre private car park for all your cars, with a bit of gravel down to avoid the scrap yard look..... lol

User avatar
Oscar
1K Away
1K Away
Posts: 1091
Joined: Wed May 18, 2005 5:07 pm
Location: Driving a ZX

Post by Oscar »

cavmad wrote:Here you go Oscar, see if these will whet your appetite...





Billy you're a BAD MAN! Just when I thought it was safe to go back into the forum [drool]
(Red BX 1.7TZD ("Well, it is a style icon" - Tom Sheppard)) "Was", Tom, "was"

User avatar
ken newbold
Over 2k
Posts: 4408
Joined: Sun Aug 14, 2005 10:53 pm
x 5

Post by ken newbold »

Me and my mate (t a as bodgit & scarper) could have a nice 2.0 auto exclusive for sale early in the new year with 12months MOT

J reg, graphite grey, won't be a lot of pennies. :)
They think it's all over, it is now!

User avatar
cavmad
Keeper of the site Goat
Posts: 7857
Joined: Fri May 20, 2005 9:13 am

Post by cavmad »

Oscar wrote:
cavmad wrote:Here you go Oscar, see if these will whet your appetite...





Billy you're a BAD MAN! Just when I thought it was safe to go back into the forum [drool]

If you listen very carefully O you can hear them whispering your name, beseeching you to buy one.
Could be the voices in my head I suppose, but I still think you should buy one!
Vauxhall apologist.

Geoffrey Gould
BXpert
BXpert
Posts: 546
Joined: Sat Jun 25, 2005 7:26 pm
Location: Bristol.UK.

XM

Post by Geoffrey Gould »

Hello, I havnt actually voted because it's not one or tother really, had a Mk 1 and it was a bit of a mixture really, electrics were French and not that good, bad earthing points (many) , engine bay plugs and socket dirt and corrosion like the BX, headlights were poor in both spread and brightness. Intermittant ABS took a lot of sorting. A lot of silly niggly things that shouldnt have been there.
Good points were vertually no corrosion apart from the jacking points which were weak by design and folded and split. Very comfortable and for a big lump of car went round corners surprisingly well, I think you would have to be silly to unstick it. Smooth auto box. Concidering it was a 2-1 diesel it went very well and would push you back into the seat if it was floored at 90 at which it would cruise quietly and easilly. Top speed 125 ++. About 38/41 MPG.
If the auto boxes havnt had there fluid changed regularly or the CORRECT fluid has not been used they will have a very short life. They tend to run hot and cook, Citroen did attempt to do something about it on the later ones. A proper transmission oil cooler would be the way to go.
A lot of the electrical sillys were improved on the later ones.( Not the very late ones.)
I think it would be a good idea if the BX was kept as a standby at least untill the XM was sorted as much as possible.
Get a good one and it should be nice, get one thats not been cared for and it will be a giant headache and jolly expensive.
Some parts I believe are getting difficult to source now. ABS sensors etc.
Thems my thoughts anyway.
Cheers.
Geoff.
1991 BX 1-7 td Auto.


I MAY NOT BE ALWAYS RIGHT BUT I AM
NEVER WRONG.