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#31 OFFLINE   Isaac Hunt

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:09 PM

Sounds like a proper Gillette Moment on that Accord

We were worried about the stern telling off you got for painting the 416GTi in Ford Fiesta Blue and presumed the near fatal collection was an attempt at redemption. Not that redemption was necessary.. how is the Rover ?

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 12:43 AM

This any good to you Ghosty? It's in Burton On Trent.

 

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price is £695 No offers so pls don't waste ur or my time thanks Less

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 12:46 AM

Hmmm... looks like the MOT expired on January 2018.


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 12:51 AM

This one's in Ilford at £1500

 

https://www.facebook...269324010452354

 

 

Driven 77,000 miles

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with 1 years mot , new brakes , rusty wheel arches , low miles , solid underneath , manual gearbox , a/c , cruise , e/windows , powersteering

 

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 12:53 AM

Don't want a 3rd gen. They have the weird old 12v 4 cylinder engine, carbs, and the dash is too similar to my Civic so I'd just get bored. 4th gens have an F-Series, injection, and a much nicer interior. Besides, the older cars are starting to appreciate as classics, and are a bit more spendy than I'd like. (also 'rusty wheelarches' is a red flag on Hondas).

 

Also, I'm getting it as a long distance cruiser so I really want an auto.

I've had a lightbulb moment and am looking into the Lexus GS.


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 01:07 AM

I had a 96 GS. Dull, not particularly quick and very thirsty. Nowhere near the same league as an LS. Nowt ever broke on it though.

 

A far more interesting proposition would be a Galant. My wife had a couple, quick, smooth, involving to drive and very well engineered.


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 01:27 AM

I like the Giugiaro styling of the 1st gen GS, but I can imagine that the i6 ones arent particularly quick. Then again neither would be that Accord. They are probably great luxury cars but definitely not cheaper to run than a Legend if that really is an issue. Really not a fan of the 2nd gen's rearend.


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 02:21 AM

Well it turns out I can insure LS400s for £reasonable.

 

Seems I can indeed go full-size executive - so LS400s, first gen Legends, XJ40s, 300SE etc is now what I'm thinking. 
Parents will probably tell me to fuck off, but I think my dad secretly likes LS400s. 


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 02:39 AM

how is the Rover ?

 

Won't idle when hot.


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:19 AM

If you can insure an LS400, then it's case closed surely?

I've had a couple of LS430s, a GS300 and have driven a mates LS400. There didn't feel like there was much to choose between the 400 and 430 whereas the LS felt light years ahead and utterly unrelated to the GS.

Beware though, there are some real dogs out there.

 
 
 


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:28 AM

Shame though....this guys feedback looks good.... I suppose it doesn’t count for much anymore....as easy to fudge it...

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 02:21 PM

Don't want a 3rd gen. They have the weird old 12v 4 cylinder engine, carbs, and the dash is too similar to my Civic so I'd just get bored. 4th gens have an F-Series, injection, and a much nicer interior. Besides, the older cars are starting to appreciate as classics, and are a bit more spendy than I'd like. (also 'rusty wheelarches' is a red flag on Hondas).

 

Also, I'm getting it as a long distance cruiser so I really want an auto.

I've had a lightbulb moment and am looking into the Lexus GS.

 

if you want a long distance cruiser a manual would be better- greater mpg


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 02:59 PM

Surely once the torque converter has locked up there's naught in it?
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Posted 04 December 2018 - 04:28 PM

Sounds well avoided.

Very astute observation by Billster too, I wouldn't have noticed that key.

I think a thread for the hive mind where signals of cars to be avoided at first sight would be very useful.
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Posted 04 December 2018 - 04:31 PM

Surely once the torque converter has locked up there's naught in it?

 

At the age of shed Ghosty is looking at I suspect a lack of ratios would still screw the OMGMPGS over.


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 04:32 PM

 XJ40s

 

4.0 everytime. Not only are they mucho faster, they do better MPGs due to a longer diff ratio!


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 05:04 PM

if you want a long distance cruiser a manual would be better- greater mpg

Ghosty doesn't do DIY gears.
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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:26 PM

Considering the LS400 would be my pick from that list, maybe this rare JDM Celsior would be a good choice if insurance isnt affected by this:

 

https://www.carandcl...uk/car/C1044650

 

I feel like I've seen a great deal on a very clean LS400 before but I cannot find the ad anymore.


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:34 PM

Oooh LS400 or an 4.0 xj40...

Helluva choice.

Ghosty, go xj40 whilst you are still a young man who can cycle when it ftps
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Posted 04 December 2018 - 09:03 PM

Before I got the super low mileage Omega that now resides with Brodders, I was about to go and view the only GS300 I'd seen advertised for sale that genuinely looked cared for and original. Most of the Mk2s really do look rough now, unfortunately.

 

I have a real horn for the Mk1s though. I nearly went to look at one in Sarf London but figured it was too far a drive to risk.

 

Here's a nice one.

https://www.gumtree....-mot/1320929254

 

Can obviously recommend the LS400. I wonder where Mason is now...


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 09:05 PM

There's another clue in the listing... attachicon.gifasclue.jpg One key, nothing else, tells me it's a dealer or straight from the block.

Nah, only if it has one of these attached

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 11:54 PM

Won't idle when hot.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 09:34 AM

A real shame, but it was ever thus.  Buying cheap cars (which this is) has always been fraught with danger.  There are a few things you can do to mitigate, but sometimes you just have to walk away and chalk it up - especially when you're looking for one specific marque/model.

 

As for the LS400, genuinely (and this is the friendliest of friendly advice) have a real think about how long you can not just stomach the fuel consumption - but can afford it.  20 - 25 mpg might sound feasible and a bit of a laugh, and you can employ all SORTS of man maths (like the current drop in unleaded prices) but the brutal truth is...

 

The mode average mpg for the LS400 is 21mpg.

85 litres to full - total refuel cost is £101.15

Next ETA at filling station - 390 miles.

390 miles later you have to find another £100.

 

Sorry if I sound like a patronising old fart; that's not my intention.  But I'd hate you to get one - love it - and not be able to enjoy it.  The worst thing is when you've only got £10 to stick in, the needle barely moves and it just about gets you home before the light's back on.

 

As a second car for best? A great idea.  But as a daily?  Put it this way - a friend of mine bailed on his after 6 months and he earns a considerable amount.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 09:42 AM

A good observation there!

I took my LS400 down once when working in Blackburn. It too the same amount of time as using the Derv Fabia I had at the time.

It used twice the fuel, but was twice as comfortable.

I was happy with the trade off as I was getting mileage paid.


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That said, I had a 4.0 xj40 when I was 19. Best thing I ever did. I also had a sensible daily (MK1 Seat Toledo TDI).

If the civic is staying you may be able to just keep the LS400 for best?
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 09:55 AM

I run my LS400 as a daily, do a puny 7000 miles a year and would unlikely be able to afford to fuel it if I didn't get business miles paid back at 40p a mile. I do 180-250 business miles a month so usually get the cost of a full tank reimbursed. I tend to put in £70 every 12 days or so (can work from home one or two days a week to avoid commuting) and every third tank is a brimmed-to-spilling-point and maybe lasts an additional four or five days on top of the 12 :D.

HOWEVER, 21mpg is your ballpark MPG figure for most larger engined automatics so if you decide you can afford it then go in for a pound, as it were. :-D

Or find one that's LPGed - not my cuppah but could nicely offset some costs if done right?
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:58 AM

I daily cars that get the same MPG numbers, however my commute is fairly short. No matter what you get from that list though, they'll all be in about the same ballpark if not constantly cruising on the motorway unless you get a manual 4-cylinder that doesn't struggle with the car's weight. For me personally all that is worth it though if I dont have to drive a crapbox or something I couldn't care less about.

 

And yes, plenty of LS400 with LPG around if you are patient.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:12 PM

Get your bum in an XJ40 pronto!

 

Or even better...

 

https://www.ebay.co....BYB8:rk:29:pf:0

 

If I can do it on a student's budget, you can too!


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:55 PM

Get your bum in an XJ40 pronto!

 

Or even better...

 

https://www.ebay.co....BYB8:rk:29:pf:0

 

If I can do it on a student's budget, you can too!

 

 

That looks like someone has nailed a XJ40 XJR bodykit on a S3, still it should fall off soon once the bottom of the car rots away.


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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:02 PM

May I suggest one of Hondas Finest automobiles.

 

https://www.ebay.co....cBFZS:rk:1:pf:0

 

It's in sunny Preston as well.

 

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Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:10 PM

If not that^^^ then this.

 

https://www.ebay.co....5.c100010.m2109

 

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