As everyone else has:
1992 Citroen ZX Avantage. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr
My first ZX and my first car. I got it thanks to this forum (cheers mouseflakes) as it was posted on the eBay tat thread, it was about 2 miles from where I lived, so that was that really. To be honest, it was a smart and tidy thing, not really any marks on it. Same old boy owner for about 24 years, then some lad I got it off. Manual choke, no PAS, a tape deck that spat everything out, much to the anger of my twat of an ex. The keyfob worked though! Had a hot start issue occasionally, meaning it would crank for ages. Only sold as I bought a BX, like an idiot.
1994 Citroen ZX Avantage Diesel. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr
Number two, and my second car. Won off of eBay for not a lot, something like £250 with reasonable test. It began my obsession with going on trains to people I don't knows houses. Actually no, that began in the days I was on Myspace, but that's another story...
It drove fine for me. It did something like 4k in three months, and still started first time without fuss, no smoke ever. The seats were the same as two of my other ones, but they felt better in this one.
Sold to DW, (well roffle), when it then decided to try and kill him with a broken wheel bearing.
My 1992 Citroen ZX Aura TD. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr
This thing was a laugh. Bosch pump, early non cat TurboD, and it flew. It had done silly mileage, over 200k, and was full of holes. But the seats were great. I even managed to lock the keys in it one night, in a dodgy part of Reading, and no one touched it.
My mum hated it when i let her drive it, moaning about the unlatched bonnet, heavy clutch, worn out gear linkages....there's no helping some people.
1993 Citroen ZX Avantage. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr
And here is the fomer me, former beEP and now D Spares ZX. I went to Exeter for this. The guy selling it didn't want me to leave a deposit, he wanted the WHOLE amount to let me commit unseen. I did it (rather foolishly) but it turned out fine. Didn't really like it though.
This reminiscing has made me decide that the next decent Volcane or Aura TD to appear for sale is mine, when I get bored of the 19. Next week then!
Couple of bug bears with ZXs:
-The gearstick gaiters always come loose
-The seats on the lower trim models are absolute rubbish
-Parcel shelf strings hang out of the boot. Constantly.