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Saturday, November 29th

What's a Citroën BX TS? I Don't Know, but there is one For Sale on eBay

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Update: This vehicle has been listed again on eBay. This article has been updated including additional information from the seller. May 2015.

Here's something really interesting that recently popped up on eBay: A 1989 Citroën BX "TS". Since the CarCynic wouldn't mind adding a BX to his collection, I was immediately interested, and started my research.

The term "TS" wasn't familiar to me despite the fact that I think I know pretty much about most Citroën models, especially the classic ones. Sure enough, There is nothing about a BX TS on the Citroën BX Wikipedia Page, or on

Further Googl'ing got a few hits - mostly in Spanish (That is significant, as we will see), but there were also articles that said a Citroen BX TS never existed.

carcynic on 11.29.14 @ 09:29 PM EST

Monday, November 24th

10 Warning Signs that Your Car may be Getting You in Financial Trouble

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An automobile is an excellent vehicle to drive you straight into the poor house. Here's 10 Warning Signs that your car may be getting you in financial trouble.

1. You lost your job because your car broke down. You can't afford to get your car fixed because you lost your job. (and you do not know how, or have the tools to fix it yourself).

2. You stop by the wheel shop to make a payment on your 22 inch spinners on the way to the food bank.

3. You wrecked the rental they gave you while your car was in the bodyshop from your last wreck.

4. You had to run out of the tattoo parlor because your car was being repo'ed, causing the tatoo artist to leave the last 5 letters off your tattoo that is supposed to say "I Love Danielle".

5. You suddenly realize you are upside down in your car (as in - you owe more than it is worth) while you are upside down in your car (as in - you are hanging from the seatbelt, in a ditch.)

6. You can't afford the car with Traction Control because you are still paying the medical bills from the time you skidded off the road during a rain shower.

7. What the Pawn Shop will give you for your speaker box and amp is less than the fine you got for playing your car stereo too loud.

8. While performing your job as a police negotiator, the kindnapper shows you that you spent 15% over MSRP for your car.

9. Your yard full of cars that you bought to "fix up and sell" is designated as a Superfund sight.

10. You have spent more money in principal, interest, repairs, and extra insurance fees on your Hyundai Accent than the book value of a BMW M3 of the same year.

carcynic on 11.24.14 @ 07:28 PM EST [Article Anchor]