TIMS BX BLOG

Tell us about life with your BX, or indeed life in general!
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Tim Leech
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Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 am
Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19DTR C943DYA (again)
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 ROVER 25 1.6 iXL AW03EEA
2005 MG ZTT CDTi PLUS +
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I always stick to MG ROVER or Citroen, I guess its what I've always had, for what I paid i could of had a vectra/mondeo or even a Passat! I couldnt bring myself to buy a C5 (sorry)

I could use a BX as a daily but they are getting old now and some jobs to require expert hands, I prefer to keep them for "best" my friend runs a 75/ZT specialist and is VERY reasonable on costs but doesn't rush (a bit like our beloved Barry)
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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white exec
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Joined: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:04 pm
Location: Sayalonga, Malaga
My Cars: 1992 BX19D Millesime
- LHD, NA, AC, RP_5800
1996 XM 2.5TD Exclusive
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0 D4D
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Post by white exec »

Am doing things t'other way round here, Tim, having got my first Rover (a 1935 Ten) in 1965, at age 17.
From then, a few more...
'47 Sixteen, '60 3-Litre P5, and then three P6s - a '66 2000, a '72 2000TC, and the final one (and by far the best) a '75 Lunar Grey 3500S.
Mixed in with those was a '59 Mini, built from a bare body into a TC'd 1300, which ended up automatic... And a Dolomite 1850HL. And a Morris 1300, also auto. Oh, and a 1970 Mini 1000, which caught fire outside Hurstpierpoint fire station :( .

A chance drive of a CX Familiale opened my eyes to Citroen, and my then OH took on a brand new BX16TRS for work. When it came to finding a replacement for a later Cavalier, it had to be a BX, and we found an '89 delage red 19RD in Romford, with just 40k on the clock. The 3500S moved on to a P6 friend at about the same time.

The 19RD took us (and caravan) all over Europe, more than once, and went on to 177k miles. It's successor in 1998 was a brand new 2.5 XM, which we still have. Our best car, ever.

A 2.0 D4D RAV4 (bought to cope with unmade mountain roads and a few riverbeds here), has been capable enough, but never loved, and now needs to go. The daily is now the BX19D Millésime, turning into a delight to drive.
Chris