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bxzx16v
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A nice selection of xantias you have Tim . The wheels look alright imo .

Mark
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I quite like towing! Michael hates it!
1994 XANTIA 1.8i SX 132k, From new, Slumbering
1991 BX TZD Turbo, 192k Batttered/Awaiting Resto
1991 BX 19TZi Auto 93k Factory A/C
1991 BX 16 TGS Athena (project), mechanically sorted just a bit scruffy!
1985 BX 19GT 57k beige wonder
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CitroJim
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Nice period caravan on the hook there Tim :)
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The vans a 89/90 so would be better attached to a bx ....good job I have one!
1994 XANTIA 1.8i SX 132k, From new, Slumbering
1991 BX TZD Turbo, 192k Batttered/Awaiting Resto
1991 BX 19TZi Auto 93k Factory A/C
1991 BX 16 TGS Athena (project), mechanically sorted just a bit scruffy!
1985 BX 19GT 57k beige wonder
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The BX was always seen as a very excellent towcar back in the day Tim...
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Indeed it was, we towed with ours for a few years when I was a kid! Dad commented on how well it pulled, mind you compared to our previous car it should (a montego 1.3 of all things!)
1994 XANTIA 1.8i SX 132k, From new, Slumbering
1991 BX TZD Turbo, 192k Batttered/Awaiting Resto
1991 BX 19TZi Auto 93k Factory A/C
1991 BX 16 TGS Athena (project), mechanically sorted just a bit scruffy!
1985 BX 19GT 57k beige wonder
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I recall, when I was into caravanning in a big way back in the early 90s, the announcement that the BX was to cease production. There was great outpourings of grief from the caravanning fraternity, worried to know if the successor would be as good..

In the event it was... I towed with a 1.9TD and it was just about splendid... The only difference the van made was that it lost a bit of go. Otherwise you barely knew you had getting on for a ton of 'van on the hook!
Jim

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Yes with the marauder only being 750kgs you can't feel it on the back asides as you say it's a bit like driving with the handbrake on!
1994 XANTIA 1.8i SX 132k, From new, Slumbering
1991 BX TZD Turbo, 192k Batttered/Awaiting Resto
1991 BX 19TZi Auto 93k Factory A/C
1991 BX 16 TGS Athena (project), mechanically sorted just a bit scruffy!
1985 BX 19GT 57k beige wonder
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Post by bxzx16v »

Get a V6 Tim , it would pull it lovely :wink: .

Mark
2009 Landrover Freelander 2 TD4se (killed an Audi) , sadly now gone .
2012 Landrover Freelander 2 SD4 AUTO Love it . Now gone .
2014 Ford Bmax 1.0 Ecoboost Zetec . Fantastic little machine .Gone now.
2014 Ford Focus 2.0 Tdci Zetec S with the French heart.
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bxzx16v wrote:Get a V6 Tim , it would pull it lovely :wink: .
Agreed!!! A manual boxed one though...
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I still say oilers are better tow cars....
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Stickyfinger wrote:I still say oilers are better tow cars....
Only one way to find out, try a diesel and a V6 petrol back-to-back...
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Post by Deanxm »

No! We do this Harry Hills way or we don't do it at all.......................FIGHT!!!!!!!!

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Talbot Express Autotrail Chinook 89
Mitsubishi L200 Trojan 14
Xantia Activa 95, sold (missed)

Service Citroen is awesome, it shows me pictures of all the parts i used to be able to buy............
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I've been thinking about a v6 auto but it has to be a S1!
1994 XANTIA 1.8i SX 132k, From new, Slumbering
1991 BX TZD Turbo, 192k Batttered/Awaiting Resto
1991 BX 19TZi Auto 93k Factory A/C
1991 BX 16 TGS Athena (project), mechanically sorted just a bit scruffy!
1985 BX 19GT 57k beige wonder
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First punch

V6 oiler with the correct suspension and auto box
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/citroen/c5 ... n-c5-30-v6" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Alasdair
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