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#31 ONLINE   Breadvan72

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 09:41 PM

SD1 allegedly minty fresh.  

 

 

Or....

 

http://www.carandcla....uk/car/C623760

 

 

 

http://www.carandcla....uk/car/C619819

 

 


 


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 09:43 PM

I've had a number of X Types over the years. Diesel ones are OK (I had 3 of em). The 2.2D is the diesel model to have. Can't comment on the rust on those as they were all brand new.

 

Currently I have a 10 year old 2.5 AWD SE auto. Goes well, but likes a drink. Few wee pock marks of surface rust underneath, nothing major. Some idiot had bent the sill flanges by jacking it up in the wrong place, but even that damage hadn't rusted that much. Straightened out and sorted. Pretty well thought out, not horrific to work on. Parts are dirt cheap. Like REALLY cheap. Except wheels, for some reason.

 

I'd have to say, though that it's not as well screwed together as an S Type, but is better made than my current 2011 S350 Merc. (yes I bought another one, but it's on the way out shortly)


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 09:48 PM

The SD1 is in Norwich.  I have to drop my daughter off at her mum's on Sunday.  That's in Holt, which is near ... Norwich.  Oh, bollocky bollocks.

 

If I come to my senses and do not get the SD1, I will probably buy a Saab estate  (a 9-3 V6 or a  9-5 2.3 turbo).  The Jag idea has died the death.    Ponced up Vectra instead of ponced up Mondeo.


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 07:27 AM

I could do you a nice deal on a Honda Aerodeck if you're after something estate like ....

 

No I haven't had time to look at the occasional hot start issue yet.


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 08:01 AM

BV - Im interested to know what the SD1 is like, it appears to have some patches on both rear arches. Not along ago you could buy a nice series 2 (six pot) car for £1500. I saw a 1986/C reg mint black 2600 VDP sell at Bromley a couple of years back for £1500. Surprise Surprise it was bought by a wannabe dealer who stuck it up for about Â£4k the following week, IIRC he had it a very long time.

 

Regardless of price, that blue SD1 just looks so good, and so so right.


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 11:48 AM

X types are shit


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 10:42 PM

Typical ambiguous vagueness from Signor Cojones.  Pah!


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 10:47 PM

As for the SD1, it is indeed top wong, but I have always had a yen for the sixey ones.  As against a V8, you save approx a quid on year on pez, which has got to be better than a shag with Charlize Theron any day.  I would prefer the pre facelift alloys and steering wheel, but I like the absurdly over designed instrument panel of the later cars, which appears to have been penned by someone who copied it after watching Space 1999 while drunk on Double Diamond.  


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 10:53 PM

I love the Sd1 6-cyl engine. The 2300 is a bit feeble but I reckon id prefer a 2600 to a V8. Alternatively fit a Jag XJ40 engine for a 24v injected SD1 winner wagon.
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Posted 03 July 2015 - 10:58 PM

You have trouble with your 90s Alfa?

 

Then you must replace it with this:

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...N-/291500870388

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What could possibly be obviouser?

Why people never listen to me despite I'm always right is a phenomenon that will never cease to amaze me.


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 11:12 PM

That takes win into a whole new dimension of winnage.  Because,  however, I like and respect you so much, Junkman, I am going to make the ultimate sacrifice and let you buy it.  


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 11:24 PM

It's so far down in Downsouthshire, I wouldn't brake for it and continue straight to Abroadshire for some R16 TX gettage.

So this is your call.


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 11:33 PM

Besides, I had one of these and it was one of the most trouble free cars I ever had. I took it on a holiday to Poland and it didn't get nicked.

One of the funkiest details is, that you can lock the folding rear seats with a key. It also has a separate garage key, that only fits the ignition.

So should the worst happen, you can have it RACed to the garage despite you have two cut up dead bodies in the boot.


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 11:33 PM

The terrible thing about this place is that for a moment I almost considered buying the fucker.    Kids, don't do Autoshite.  It fucks you up.


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 11:34 PM

Only two bodies? Amateur.


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 11:39 PM

Yeah, they were burly Russians though, not some half portioned dingle brains from the Camorra.


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 07:42 AM

I had a Thema a few years back with the 16v turbo motor in it and it was gr23.4. I'd definitely have another. I reckon the 8v twink is probably a bit low on power for one though.

I'd also look at the 164 or Saab 9000. I'd probably go for the 9000 (because hatchback) but it'd need to have stiffer suspension.

 

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 09:02 AM

You have trouble with your 90s Alfa?

 

Then you must replace it with this:

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...N-/291500870388

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z...

 

What could possibly be obviouser?

Why people never listen to me despite I'm always right is a phenomenon that will never cease to amaze me.

 

DOES NOT HAV POINTLESS FERARRI V8.

 

FAIL.


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 11:16 AM

I reckon the 8v twink is probably a bit low on power for one though.

 

Oddly, it is not.

Besides, the way people drive in the UK, a 30 PS Diesel would be still too powerful.



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 12:37 PM

Oddly, it is not.

Besides, the way people drive in the UK, a 30 PS Diesel would be still too powerful.

 

I have to disagree, the turbo or v8 are the only acceptable engines in a Thema


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 12:43 PM

I was very happy with my 8v sucker. And that was in .de where people occasionally* exceed 37 OMGMPH, even with tot rods, as we saw recently.

It also delivers incredible OMGMPG for such a big car, which in conjunction with the huge tank means that on long distance journeys you have to fill it less frequently

than you have to stop for a piss. IIRC I could go 800+ km between refills.



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Posted 05 July 2015 - 09:16 AM

Couple of bits to throw into the debate. Father 406V6 has an X-type - a 2007 2.5 V6 4wd. It's been fairly reliable except it blew its coil packs a few years back. If I'd known about it at the time I'd have recommended that he had them all replaced at the start but he didn't. He only replaced the one that blew and a few months later another of the old ones blew,then another. He's had them all done now.

 

Back in the day Father 406V6 had two SD1 2600s.  The first one rusted even faster than a 70s Alfa. The second one shat its engine and left him stranded after a big problem. It was a long time ago and I can't recall if it suffered OMGHGF which ended with the valves hitting the pistons or whether a valve broke and hammered the engine to bits. So on this subject I have to disagree with Autoshite hero Mr Bollox. You have praiseworthy patience and mechanical skill with old Rovers and I defer to your ability to fix up old cars but the Rover V8 pisses all over the Triumph-designed 2600 which is a total dog.


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Posted 05 July 2015 - 02:14 PM

Oil ways - the 2600 had probs with those.  You have to change the oil every time you get back from the shops, apparently.  The one for sale above has had the head off and the oil ways poked at with a special stick, or summat, quite recently, or so I am told, but don't ask me how I know this. 


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Posted 05 July 2015 - 02:19 PM

I had a 2600 and never had any problems (well not relating to that issue ). I'm not saying it's as robust as the v8 but it's okay with regular maintenance .
The story goes the 2600 was detuned as it made the v8 look a bit silly. That could be bollocks of course . Avoid the auto box with the 2600 though it's shite.
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Posted 05 July 2015 - 02:45 PM

I have to disagree, the turbo or v8 are the only acceptable engines in a Thema

 

 

The only Thema I have ever been in had a PRV V6.


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Posted 06 July 2015 - 12:54 PM

PROBLEM:

 

Need to replace six cylinder estate car.

 

SOLUTION:

Six cylinder estate car.

http://www.carandcla....uk/car/C634105

 

 

OK, no, I won't, but one of you lot should!


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Posted 06 July 2015 - 08:09 PM



PROBLEM:

 

Need to replace six cylinder estate car.

 

 

SOLUTION:

 

TWELVE cylinder estate car.

 

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Plenty of space:

 

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 08:09 PM

That is magnificent

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 08:49 PM

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 09:22 PM

Is it bad that I clicked on the photographs of that Jaguar contraption to see if it linked to an advert to see if I could afford it. I think it's time I went to bed.


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