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Tell us about BXs you have spotted on the road, or BXs/parts spotted for sale including eBay finds.
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1992-CITROEN-BX17 ... dZViewItem

Slighty too much, slightly too far.

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Nice looking car but...
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Scrap price only i'm afraid, so only got to be worth £100 tops....

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(OK it IS a BX so I sort of understand), but why would this particular one be tempting? :?
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but why would this particular one be tempting?
Charm, theres a charm about base models that your TZD's & your 16v's will never have, ok they are nice cars, they will always be more desirable, always command bigger prices but always be more unreliable.

I used to be into Triumph Dolomites, i've owned every model except a sprint, the most reliable?, without doubt a 1300L, nothing goes wrong because theres nothing to go wrong.

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Going to have a sneaky bid artic?

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Post by Philip Chidlow »

As I said, I sort of understand. I'm not a BX snob now that I've got a 16v - I think I would be concerned about the (alleged) lack of grunt of these n/a diesels. I may well be wrong. Go for it, if you want!
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You get used to it Phil :lol:, to ge honest the only ones that have geniune grunt are the Gti & the Valver, the rest are kind of er sedate going upto Nippy....

However i'm quite happy with my 19 N/A, i drive it as fast as the rest of the traffic & use the available torque to keep the speed up whilst maxing the fuel economy, & its plenty quick enough on twisty roads to keep up with most cars, they really would have to be gunning it to leave me for dead :D

Never driven a 17 n/a, but i think it would probably be better than you think....

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MULLEY wrote:...the only ones that have genuine grunt are the Gti & the Valver...
And turbo diesels too, I guess?

I drove a 1.9 n/a for a while and it was OK, so maybe I'm wrong. After all having driven a 14 I was surprised how nippy it was!
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artic-steel wrote:
but why would this particular one be tempting?
Charm, theres a charm about base models that your TZD's & your 16v's will never have, ok they are nice cars, they will always be more desirable, always command bigger prices but always be more unreliable.

I used to be into Triumph Dolomites, i've owned every model except a sprint, the most reliable?, without doubt a 1300L, nothing goes wrong because theres nothing to go wrong.

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In full agreement. Of all the many BXs I've had the 1.7n/a was by far my favourite. Uncomplicated, utterly reliable and simply amazing on fuel.
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Phil, the turbo's are just nippy nothing more to be honest, i raced a mini one diesel which has got less power than the bx & weighs more.

I did beat it but not as much as i thought i would.

Where the turbo does score over the n/a's is when its got 5 people in it with suitcases, you can tell the difference then.... but for everyday driving without gunning either car, they drive pretty much identical as the turbo doesnt kick in until about 2300rpm, so it drives like a 17 n/a below that....