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#1 OFFLINE   D Spares & Tyres

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 08:42 AM

I have a couple of ZXs. This week is MoT time for one of them. The ex Bramz (isn't everything?) and also ex BEep 1.9 D has been with me since January this year. No problems with it.IMG_20180911_135755.jpg
Doing a pre MoT check on it, I noticed thisIMG_20180911_134237.jpg IMG_20180911_134248.jpg

Great. So do I stick a plate on top of it or do it properly? It's a surprisingly big job to do it properly as the inner wing top folds over the top of the strut. It's a good car though and deserves to be done right so I reckon I've answered my own question. These previous plates need tidying upIMG_20180911_134254.jpg
The other side isn't far behind. It will pass a test but you can see the rust starting to bleed outIMG_20180911_134405.jpg .

So there's one of mine. Who else has ZXs?
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 08:50 AM

Don't have one now but they're lovely cars.  We had a K plate diesel turbo a few years back and you just couldn't fault it comfort, handling, steering, economy and reliability wise.

 

Prefer them to the 306, they feel lighter and more nimble.


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 09:53 AM

IMG_2298.JPG Ours

 

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The Peugeot 406 of much cheapness. 190k miles  Deceased, twatted into Central Reservation of A1 Southbound, RIP 10/12/16...Relaced with 406 estate.

The Gaylander TD4 of much gayness. 172k miles 180k miles Sold to nice Romanian man to take to Eastern Europe. Replaced with another. 

The BMW Z4 in the delightful bell end purple colour.      :angry-smiley-007:

The Rover 75 of much comfyness 126k miles, new purchase, very Count Arthur Strong Sold 11.6/17 (Trilby moved to Sterling post sale)

The Clitroen ZX of much gifferness reliably earning me .45p/mile work use  sold .roffled. and bought back from winner...........  95 quid mansions pool car.

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 10:10 AM

Phwwooaar. I *loved* my ZX's. Not had one for 4 or 5 years now, but I had two when they were only a few years old and they were fuggin brill. 

 

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This was the second, about 13 years ago. Just after I rammed it up the back of a mk3 escort that stopped at a green traffic light.

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Attached is the first one, circa 1999/2000. Lovely stuff. 

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 10:30 AM

 Not mine but three that I know of, one currently on the road.

 

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Then there are a few photos of some sadly long dead ones.

 

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Glad I wasn't sat in that one!

 

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My old one after a fat twat T-boned me at a junction. It was a very nice Volcane TD before hand  :-( Loved that car and it had been "Optimised" by Van Aaken tuning back in the day so went surprisingly well.

 

 

 


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 10:34 AM

A few years ago I had a lovely 5-door TD volcane. I'd have another on in an instant. Might have to scour the internet now lol


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:49 PM

ZXs have featured in my life since 1994 when I sold them new including running a couple of band new ZX TD Memphis as company cars.

 

In 2009 I was given a ZX 1.9D Adantage because the factory sunroof had blow out at 50 mph and the lady owner wanted no more to do with the car. A very neat, even if I say it myself plywood repair and the car was in use. It was then passed to my neighbour a year or so later by which time I had a ZX TD Aura.

 

Again in 2009 my father inlaw wanted an Auto so we got a 1.9D Avantage and we keep it for a several weeks to make sure it was ok before we passed it over. My memory was always how slow the Auto made it, but not this one and we had a manual on the drive to check it against.

 

I bought the TD Aura in 2010 and I loved that car, fastest ZX diesel I ever knew, always light on it feet and once I had the rear subframe bushes changed what a handler! It went to the father inlaw in Wales, where it sadly in 2015 broke a cambelt in spite of having it replaced in my ownership. I was told later that there was a fair amount of rust in it anyway.

 

In 2011 I saw a ZX TD Avantage estate with low mileage being advertised cheaply and bought it for no good reason! It was a good buy and on the face of it a better car than my 5door TD, but somehow I have never really taken to this one. That was good news for everybody else, every man and his dog has borrowed it because it was spare! 7 years on we still have it and Mrs6C is now using it regularly as a daily car.

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:01 PM

I saw a J Plate today that looked totally mint and annoyed I didn't get a pic now!


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:42 PM

White volcane 2.0 8v. No photos sadly. Absolutely loved it but ruined it slightly with Powerflow exhaust

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 05:59 PM

Ps to my earlier thread.
Many years ago. The first and former mrs95 had a lovely 3 door 2.0 16v. With factory fit option of AC

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The Gaylander TD4 of much gayness. 172k miles 180k miles Sold to nice Romanian man to take to Eastern Europe. Replaced with another. 

The BMW Z4 in the delightful bell end purple colour.      :angry-smiley-007:

The Rover 75 of much comfyness 126k miles, new purchase, very Count Arthur Strong Sold 11.6/17 (Trilby moved to Sterling post sale)

The Clitroen ZX of much gifferness reliably earning me .45p/mile work use  sold .roffled. and bought back from winner...........  95 quid mansions pool car.

The Team Sven Mobiles V70 and XC70  why oh why ?

 

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:33 PM

Here's our ZX from a good few years back, 'Bertie' as we used to call him for some reason.

 

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Have always thought the Mk I version looked a lot cleaner, outside and in.  I remember there was a short lived 2.0 Volcane auto version towards the end of its life, there was one for sale down here and I quite fancied it.


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:39 PM

I'm not really a French car fan (bar a few exceptions), but the ZX is one i've always liked.

 

Very nearly owned one too, a £400 diesel.... regret not getting it.

 

As my Disco is nearing its end with rot, a ZX is on my shortlist but there's never any coming up for sale in relatively sensible distance/sold when they do

 

Same goes for everything else on my shortlist, mind!


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:53 PM

Wonderful cars, my first was a 1.4 Advantage estate which I bought with 14k and took it to 150k within 5yrs. It was no fireball but I drove it all over the UK an it took all manner of abuse. The second was a one owner J plate Venetian red Volcane which we took in p/x whilst I was working for my local Citroën dealer.It drove like the scaled up 205 Gti it really was and I got offered a handsome profit on it by one of the workshop techs in the same dealer very soon afterwards.
If it wasn't for my current similarly chassis'd Multispace and 306 droptops I'd have another in a heartbeat. Preferably a t/d Aura estate.
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 06:55 PM

I have always wanted a Volcane...they're getting quite rare now. There is a early 1.9 auto (petrol) on eBay but the auto box has an issue with kickdown.

My first and second cars were both ZXs. I would own one again but it would have to have all the bells and whistles, as that's the type of person I've become.

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:00 PM

This thread led me to ebay, this led to finding this...check out the rear seats 

 

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:19 PM

Is there anyone on here that hasn't owned a ZX at some point? My old one was a 1.6 Aura (photo taken on the day I scrapped it, so it's looking a bit sorry for itself). Before I had it I'd owned Escorts and the handling and ride were a revelation...

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 08:18 PM

So I decided to attack the ZX with a grinder and sort the rot properly. First job, remove wingIMG_20180912_110007.jpg
Second job, chop the lip off the top of the inner wing. Including VIN. plate. Remove strut.IMG_20180912_113344.jpg
Then cut out all the rotIMG_20180912_115301.jpg
Fabricate some patches out of thick grade steel and weld in place. IMG_20180912_130446.jpg
Seam seal then paint. Not the correct colour, just a tin of some red that the label had fallen off. Not perfect but tidy enough jobIMG_20180912_171304.jpg
Then went looking for more holes. I wasn't disappointedIMG_20180912_171320.jpg
Oh well. It's still quite good for one of these though
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Posted 13 September 2018 - 10:52 AM

There doesn't seem to be much mention of xsaras on here apart from Picasso's. No love?

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 11:13 AM

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My sadly sold zx 1.9d, now living an extremely pampered life with its new owner.

As for xsara's , I fell back in love with my van and its now on the keep list.

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 11:29 AM

Saw this one locally the other day looking worse for wear. Put a note through the letter box. Need another XUD in my life.

 

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 12:00 PM

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Just the one, a £100 ZX estate with rot in the inner dog leg. Owned for a week.

Went quite well, didn't really stop, weird wheel tyre combo because of front tread illegality.
Sold the steels to ruffgeezer, flogged the rest of the car to someone else on here.

Still baffled by the 'ZX is far superior to 306' type comments on here; they're very closely related but then again I've never been on the Citroen foamer side of the argument. Earlier posts about ZXs 'rewarding sensitive people' and 'pianists' hands' flocking to ZXs were among the most surreal things I've ever read on Autoshite.
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Posted 13 September 2018 - 12:18 PM

Not yet owned one, was eyeing up a volcane on e bay near Exeter last week. IIRC black, bit scruffy and mot less but was already at £500 odd with a few days to go. Will these be the next appreciating sporty hatch?
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Posted 13 September 2018 - 12:19 PM

Lovely repair on the strut top BTW.
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Posted 13 September 2018 - 12:32 PM

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My sadly sold zx 1.9d, now living an extremely pampered life with its new owner.
As for xsara's , I fell back in love with my van and its now on the keep list.
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Ah I'd forgotten about that one!

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 01:25 PM

We've never had a ZX. Things could have been different though as dad did once consider buying an estate but didn't go through with it. They seem pretty rare nowadays and there were only four at the Chevrons Rally. This one is an Esprit, not a model I can find anything about so I guess it's a dealer special.

 

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 04:05 PM

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Still baffled by the 'ZX is far superior to 306' type comments on here; they're very closely related but then again I've never been on the Citroen foamer side of the argument. Earlier posts about ZXs 'rewarding sensitive people' and 'pianists' hands' flocking to ZXs were among the most surreal things I've ever read on Autoshite.

 

 

 

I've had and driven more 306's than Zx's but I still prefer the ZX. For one the seats are better, especially over a long distance but also because they drive differently. The Zx has zero toe in at the rear so turn in better, they may be basically the same car but they aren't identical.


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 06:29 PM

The Only Esprit model was marketed in Ireland , spoke to the owner at Citroen Gathering Little Horwood

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 07:17 PM

This is mine. It’s a 2.0 pez Volcane, bought on eBay from some scrapper for about 250 quid, 4 years ago ish. The paint was hanging when I got it, so I don’t really care what anyone thinks of what it looks like now.

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 08:20 PM

I've had and driven more 306's than Zx's but I still prefer the ZX. For one the seats are better, especially over a long distance but also because they drive differently. The Zx has zero toe in at the rear so turn in better, they may be basically the same car but they aren't identical.


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 08:32 PM

One also has a narrower track at the front. Think it was the ZX. I only know this as I tried to fit 306 bottom arms on a ZX. Wouldn't fit. Rear axle are interchangeable though.




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