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Cheap Meteor with long MOT...

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...will have probably ended by the time this post goes on here as less than a minute to go but might be worth trying to contact owner?...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Citroen-Bx-1-6-Me ... dZViewItem
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Post by ken newbold »

Another interesting one.

The guy declines an offer of £70 then relists it with starting price of a tenner. :-k [-(
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Post by MULLEY »

Strange one that, will have to see if the bidding gets interesting on this one?? i think a £70 offer was fair, its a pretty unwanted version anyway thats likely to be stripped for parts. That would be a shame but not many people want petrol 1.6's??

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No they don't :cry:

<- has two of them

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Yeah ok, but u have got the bx bug really bad owning 2 petrol 1.6's :lol:

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What I'm getting at is that I know what they're worth.

= not much :wink:

Yeah I'm hardcore me :lol: 2 BX16s and 2 GSAs!

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I have one of these undesirable versions as well....but hey I only do 4000 miles a year so why should I have a noisy diesel with more expensive maintenance?
Is anyone buying this car for parts ? then I would buy the rear bumper...
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cacaolat wrote:I only do 4000 miles a year so why should I have a noisy diesel with more expensive maintenance?
Noisy... well, at idle and slow speeds yes. At higher speeds I'd say there's no difference to be honest.

But I can't agree about the more expensive maintenance. With a Diesel you have no ignition system to maintain, and you don't have the fragility of a carburettor with the risk of blocked jets, wear etc. With a Diesel engine maintenance is nothing more than oil & filter, fuel filter and air filter changes.
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Ok sorry for my wrong statement...I must admit I was only repeating what someone told me ones...but I don't really know much about car mechanics. :roll:
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... I do agree with you though. I hadn't driven a petrol engine for a fair while before driving Mark's 1.6 meteor a while back. At speed it felt no different from my TD, but at slow speeds round town it was uncannily quiet, and at one junction I thought I'd stalled it.

Sort of what you get used to isn't it.
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They're all noisey compared to modern cars, just a lack of cabin & engine insulation. Anyone managed to improve theirs? & if so share your secrets please :)

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Post by admiral51 »

Brilliant :D :D :lol: :lol:

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

There's loads you can do to make a BX infinetley quieter. Depends how far you want to go really..
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MULLEY wrote:They're all noisey compared to modern cars, just a lack of cabin & engine insulation. Anyone managed to improve theirs? & if so share your secrets please :)
I'm going to do it soonish to my TD. I read a web page about some chap who had done quite a bit of sound deadening but I can't for the life of me remember where it was....I'll post some piccies etc when I do it.
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