Thought I'd test the waters to see if anyone's interested in this. I bought it off facebook marketplace, it was absolutely bollocksed when I picked it up, it's now quite a bit less bollocksed but I just don't like it very much.
-Can be supplied with a remap to 170bhp from the stock 136bhp, goes like a greased weasel.
-Quite high spec, has fancy stuff like heated auto folding mirrors and cruise control. Some of these features actually still work.
-Just been serviced.
-EGR/DPF have been properly dealt with, not a problem for MOT purposes.
-Pretty good on fuel, the trip computer says 42mpg average, but that's including plenty of short trips and being sat in traffic. It's got a really tall 6th gear so on a motorway run you'll be in the high 40s.
-A/C and climate control works well
-I've spent more time/money than I should've getting it sorted out. It's had:
-Front coil spring and top mount bearing
-Front anti-roll bar bushes and drop links
-Rear axle bushes
-Rear shock absorbers
-Front discs and pads
-Front brake hose, brake fluid flushed through/changed
-New replacement front grille
-New windscreen washer pump
And probably some other stuff that I can't think of right now. MOT 'til March-ish next year.
-Currently has an antipollution system warning up on the dash, I think this is something to do with an air temperature sensor - I changed the one in the manifold a while ago, have just changed the MAF and wiped the fault codes so hopefully it's sorted, but assume the fault's there for now. It drives fine even with the fault codes, but I'll update in a few weeks.
-Some of the toys don't work or are erratic - the CD changer for example is disconnected because it's cacked. Auto wipers and headlights don't seem to do anything either.
-Some alloys a bit scabby
-Has a rattle from somewhere, sounds like a heatshield - will try to take a look at it this weekend.
-Slight wheel wobble at motorway speeds - I don't think it's balancing. I'm using the car for a 400-mile round trip every week and it doesn't bother me too much. Also seems to pull slightly to the left, I've had it tracked and it's better now but is still there.
-Possible timing belt kit needed. There's a receipt somewhere for a belt at around 95k IIRC, the interval on these is 100K but one of the tensioners sounds like it could be noisy - not too sure. If I wanted to keep it I'd stick a belt kit on it.
If anyone's interested, I'm in Bradford during the week and Reading at the weekends. I'm using it to go back and forth every week, so if you're anywhere in between I could stop off for your perusal. I might be interested in a swap for something wafty but I've just come into the possession of a mildly borked pisshat so a sale would be ideal. It's not a bad car really but I just don't like it, should give reasonable service for someone I'd hope. Not too sure on price, I think it's fair and it's definitely less than it owes me but I'm open to discussion. If anyone wants to swap for a Jaaaaag XJ6/XJ8 that'd be grand.
Not a clue why the pictures have been turned upside down - sorry!