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#61 OFFLINE   BavarianRetro

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 07:08 PM

To start the ball rolling. Suggest me a saloon, buying price under £1500 to suit my executive lifestyle. I'd like something with either a V6 or a straight 6, ideally 2.5l or above but capable of 30mpg on a run. No diesels.

 

Starter for ten to mark out the territory. Competitors to a late 90s/early 00s Lexus GS.

 

Ideally with no catastrophic weaknesses. No rovers/MGs.

 


Only one possible answer:- E38.
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 07:20 PM

Volvo 960.  Case closed.


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 07:26 PM

Hyundai XG30 ?
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 07:31 PM

Only one possible answer:- E38.

 

Was also going to suggest this. Still miss mine,  but was never being used.

Give one a try , and dont be hasty, as the options list on these were massive. Find a good one and make sure everything works.

Doubt you'll find one where the central ashtray closes though, as that always seems to fail :)

 

One of mine was fitted with little lights under each door handle. No use at all for driving, but always made me smile when coming back to the car on an evening,

 

Easily got 35>38mpg on a run.


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 07:39 PM

All the Executive Saloon anyone could ever need: https://www.ebay.co....4UAAOSwpbZZ5GaT

 

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 07:42 PM

Suggest me a smol car that does 40mpg / 50 mph seats 5 and parks in less space than a traditional Mini.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 08:45 PM

Very comfo and wafty manual motorway cruiser-barge for monthly 250 mile round trips, please folks, that doesn't result in me getting pins and needles in my arms like the Streetshite does due to cramped cabin. Streetshite to be retained for dailies

 

Pref up to £300-400, not fussed on diz or pez but must be manual. Pref 2L or over for powah. Saab/Volvo/Rover preferred but open to off the wall suggestions, 90s ideally/early 00s


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 08:49 PM

The motivation to get the Capri sorted is to get another snotter, that you could probably do without and will suck up time and energy.
Man-maths means something is inbound. Scumtree has a MGTF that may miss your brief but they are good fun
https://www.gumtree....g-tf/1273382981

The problem with the Capri is that I need a combination of decent weather and my mate (paint guru -I am shit at painting) who has spent half this year overseas. I miss having an old motor to tinker and improve whilst being on the road. I nearly got an MGF off here a couple of weeks back in a trade but for some reason if left me cold. I then started looking for another Mk1 mx5 but then thought about the reason I sold the last one -not enough seats so it barely got used in the end. At the moment I just can’t find anything that makes me want one enough to pull the trigger. Middle age saloons/ family hatches don’t do it for me, I hate electronics and don’t want to spend money I have set aside for the Capri so I am limiting myself a hell of a lot. I like weird stuff so have been looking at things like a Lada Niva but can’t believe how expensive they have gotten. I will keep trawling eBay and the other places they pop up as something will grab my attention sooner or later. I have never massive amounts on my play cars, I think the reality is that the sorts of cars I love are gradually pricing themselves out of my range so I will need to either look at other stuff (I still think of 90s cars as new) or up the budget.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 08:51 PM

 I nearly got an MGF off here a couple of weeks back in a trade but for some reason if left me cold.

 

 

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 09:11 PM

What about my 306? It probably won't tick any boxes, but I'm desperate for it not to be scrapped.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 10:06 PM

What about my 306? It probably won't tick any boxes, but I'm desperate for it not to be scrapped.


I think they are a great looking car but not for me at the moment. It would be a shame if it was scrapped.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 10:22 PM

I think they are a great looking car but not for me at the moment. It would be a shame if it was scrapped.


It is French chod so there is a massive tick in meeting the brief, I will even get it running and tune it up for you. Now find an objection...........
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 10:26 PM

E38 auto only, so E39 is the answer this time.
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 11:07 PM

 

 

Pref up to £300-400, not fussed on diz or pez but must be manual. Pref 2L or over for powah. Saab/Volvo/Rover preferred but open to off the wall suggestions, 90s ideally/early 00s

 

I'd actually say Saab 9-5 for this. Aero if you can find one, but definitely heated seats.


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:22 AM

It is French chod so there is a massive tick in meeting the brief, I will even get it running and tune it up for you. Now find an objection...........


That is a very kind offer, but whilst being two door I am not sure it fits as a coupe.
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Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:45 AM

Maybe get the Puma sorted, flog it and put the money into the pot and get something that tickles your automotive groin region a bit more.


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:46 AM

Must admit that pogged red Montego estate (auto) is very appealing. Thank fuck I have insufficient funds lol


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 09:44 AM

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 09:50 AM


I am looking at a Peugeot convertible with long MoT at £500 but not sure it’s me really (it’s bright yellow)

 

 

Is it my old one?

 

If so - it's a good one.  They're deeply stylish cars, and 100% will be "fuschia classic m7".  


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 05:01 PM

Is it my old one?
 
If so - it's a good one.  They're deeply stylish cars, and 100% will be "fuschia classic m7".

I don’t think so, it’s not far from me but having trouble getting to see it at the moment as it’s getting dark too early and weekends are crazy busy. Hoping to find time this weekend.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 05:09 PM

clayts450, on 27 Nov 2017 - 8:45 PM, said:

Very comfo and wafty manual motorway cruiser-barge for monthly 250 mile round trips, please folks, that doesn't result in me getting pins and needles in my arms like the Streetshite does due to cramped cabin. Streetshite to be retained for dailies

 

Pref up to £300-400, not fussed on diz or pez but must be manual. Pref 2L or over for powah. Saab/Volvo/Rover preferred but open to off the wall suggestions, 90s ideally/early 00s

 

S-type Jaaaag 3.0 V6, and change.

 

I was offered a 55,000 mile 99/V example recently with 10 months' MOT. I suspect he'd have taken £400


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 09:21 PM

S-type Jaaaag 3.0 V6, and change.

 

I was offered a 55,000 mile 99/V example recently with 10 months' MOT. I suspect he'd have taken £400

 

Ooh me likey - great suggestion John :)


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 10:02 PM

Bit odd, why has someone edited the title from ‘what to buy’? Presume it’s a mod as no one else could but can’t understand why.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 10:06 PM

Merged topics - bit confusing to follow sometimes, becoz KAOS.

 

I think all the replies made recently related to your request as to 'what to buy', John just quoted one of my earlier posts in the original 'Suggest me a..."  topic.

 

But maybe you need to consider a Jaaaaag too ;)


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 10:08 PM

That is a very kind offer, but whilst being two door I am not sure it fits as a coupe.


Come on now, you said Sporty or old, coupe was not in the brief.........!
You’re just changing the goalposts

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 10:10 PM

If anyone needs a cheap A to B car they could buy my Civic. It mixes style* grace* performance* and desirability* all in one package.


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 10:31 PM

http://autoshite.com...l-new-mot-£400/


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 07:16 AM

Come on now, you said Sporty or old, coupe was not in the brief.........!
You’re just changing the goalposts

It’s not old! That’s practically brand new! I bet it’s still in warranty knowing how reliable French cars, especiallyntheir electronics are.

I think that is part of the problem for me though, I just can’t imagine me going out in that for a drive just because I can, whereas the Dolomite that as my last running project was different enough to be interesting. There are cars out there that will fit but I am going to need to be patient and wait for a good one to turn up (and do lots of riffles on here as that doesn’t count as buying).

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 07:38 AM

Bit odd, why has someone edited the title from ‘what to buy’? Presume it’s a mod as no one else could but can’t understand why.

Apologies TWB - I merged the topics. Will amend the title back when get to a computer

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:45 AM

That one owner 323i Coupe - you cannot go wrong. Sod the rusty bits, enjoy the way it goes.

 

I reckon it will go for 500 sovereigns but you'll get every bean back some 'sod this' time.


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