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  1. Advertised at £895. 114 k miles. No horrors on the mot history.....been on for nearly 4 weeks so either it's not all it's cracked up to be or folk just aren't interested in an old vectra.
  2. Not really looking at it for the outright performance of the engine. Just it looks clean, isn't a diesel and the turbo has to be better than the na 1.8 at getting up to speed. Excitement is not part of the criteria! Not going wrong every week and needing £££s spent all the time is top of the list.
  3. I need another car. Kind of back up and the in laws coming for a month and they aint getting my Outback. I know vectras get rubbished. I know they are dull. But not a lot of choice of reasonable looking solid cheap cars up here (Aberdeenshire). Anyone care to offer any positives to make me feel it's not quite so bad? Or rubbish the idea totally....open to that. On the plus side this one is apparently a Saab engine . 2.0 turbo petrol.
  4. Mine high tax as well. But then no dmf clutch at £££s, no cambelt crap, no dpf crap, no crap bosch electric components that go fizz 2 mins out of warranty. High tax, which lets face it is 20 quid a month more than anything you'd want to drive anyway , is well worth it.
  5. Ahh. Wasn't sure if pro outfit or one man band. Not KinkerSaab car emporium then...
  6. KinkerSaab got a website or something to take a look at what's available?
  7. If anyone can grenade the 3.0 Subaru they shouldn't be allowed near any car...
  8. Not that I'm selling mine, just so you can have a good look without seller grief.
  9. I'm also in Aberdeenshire so if you want to meet up and have a close look at said outback happy to do so.
  10. If you like the concept of the all road but hate the hassles...there is a very simple solution. Get a Subaru Outback 3.0. Better car anyway and the opposite end of the scale than both Audi and volvo for reliability issues.
  11. The wipers have no separate relay. So is either the motor or the switchgear. I have replacements for both - switchgear is wrong colour (dark brown insread of back) but was nos and was 500 euros. Ha, section me now. If all this comes acroos as some cock with money. No, just a cock with no money. Just had a bout of initial enthusiasm. BUt seems like mojo is in short supply for a few of us.
  12. Current cheap distraction is a 2004 6 seat Fiat Scudo which I want badly! How times have changed......
  13. Words of wisdom afoot. BoogyMires sums up well. Can't argue with that sentiment to be honest.
  14. Ok, this is 1st world problem but I have a Lancia Thema 8.32 series 1 which I spent a fair bit on 2.5 years ago. It needed some mechanical work - body and interior are vgc. So engine out blets chnage etc later, it has been back with me for 6 months now, siitting in the shed untouched. Only things outstanding are wipers - windcreen and lamps - have a mind of their own and wont shut off once started. I replaced the electronic front stuts with "nornal " ones as they were stuck in sport mode - which is default when they fail. I have the kit to refurbish the originals. But the car now sits far too high at the front. Other than that, I think it is pretty much ready to go. It has to get an MOT to be UK registered. NOVA declaration done and VAT paid (swiss import). But here's the thing. I just cannot be arsed with it anymore. I have £££s in it already and have kind of reached the end of the road with it. I've had umpteen Lancias over the years - 16 Themas, Kappas, Thesis x2, Montecarlo, 2000 HF coupe... but I seriously can't be fucked with it anymore. I think part of the problem is the car is now "worth" money and I don't like that. My favourite cars are the whocares cars. Stuff you can drive and not give a toss about. Low value cars. So, any words of wisdom? Other than pull the finger and get on with it??
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