BX: Check Those Fuel Lines!

Long time, no update. The reason was frustration, pure and simple. Here’s why:

Classic fuel fire. On my way to the car's first Citroën meeting, no less.

Classic fuel fire. On my way to the car's first Citroën meeting, no less.

Yes, it’s gone. Not yet crushed, but it’s going to be — as one Citroën expert put it: “Everything that costs money is burnt.” I had this car for just three weeks, and it still hurt to see it go.

The fire dept. had high praise for the front hood which, being plastic, needed not be opened to put the fire out.

The fire dept. had high praise for the front hood which, being plastic, needed not be opened to put the fire out.

But hey, life goes on. There’s already a new BX in my life, on which more soon; and what’s more, life also goes on for the GTI, which has been officially declared worth repairing by Stefan, its new owner.

Who’d have thought it would survive the BX, after all? Or is it trying to teach me a lesson on what happens when you sell cars you’ve owned for half their life? It taught a similar lesson to its previous owner, all those years ago. He had replaced it with a new(ish) Seat Ibiza TDI “for increased reliability”, which proceeded to break down constantly while the Golf, being a VW, ran and ran and ran … and ran.

Quoth Stefan: “I wanted to part out the Golf, I really did. But it’s too good to do so.” My reply, remembering my own plans from a decade ago: “Yes. Yes, it … does that.” :-)

Update: Here’s the full photo album of the burning BX.