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1990 Citroen BX14 RE. | by bramm77
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1990 Citroen BX14 RE.

I was convinced that I'd never get a BX, they'd somehow appreciated in value to the point where they were outside my dismally low budget. I was also reasonably happy with ZXs. However, when browsing a forum I frequent not too long ago, this popped up. The seller was looking for £500 ono. I asked a few questions and then when happy with the answers, stuck in an offer. It was accepted.

This is the second time I've bought a car blind, and was a bit apprehensive this morning, but thanks to Alpus (again) I got there in one piece.

Driving a BX is weird. It's unlike anything I've driven before, the seats are big and squishy and it feels like a much larger car than the ZX. The engine, despite covering an immense 167k, still responds well and pulls well too. The handling is good, although the lack of PAS and massive steering wheel take some getting used to.

I won't lie, it's not perfect. There is a fair bit of rust in some places, which doesn't look terminal yet, but could be if left untreated. The interior needs a deep clean. The battery is a bit dodgy. The rear windscreen wiper gave up on the way back. But I don't care, as I finally have the Citroen I always wanted.

 

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Taken on November 12, 2016