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44 minutes ago, MrSchwifty said:

Train acquired....one of those fancy new Hitachi things.

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I find the fabric choice very unimaginative.

I think I was on one of those recently, one of the new Nova jobs for Transpennine. It felt rapid. And the Aircon was nice and cool. 

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1 hour ago, Peter C said:

The obvious replacement for a W201 would be a W124, bigger and better.

Trying to find one that isn't utterly rotten and or fubar (cos Mercedes, so that means you don't need to maintain it right?!) is a tricky exercise and not cheap now either. So sadly, it's not a W124. 

 

15 minutes away now, someone in this carriage has an epic BO problem!

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Love these, and this one looks tidy.

I used to have a 1.9 TDI that had severe lacquer peel and about 250k miles under its belt when I got it. It looked terrible but drove really well. I was gutted when someone rear ended it.

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8 hours ago, MrSchwifty said:

Train acquired....one of those fancy new Hitachi things.

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I find the fabric choice very unimaginative.

Ah, the Hitachi. The only thing other than my RAV4 that needs copious amounts of welding.

Ironically, the train that took you to your Audi which is far older and better built!

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Some more pictures now it's not eleventy billion degrees. 

Drive back was 131 miles total, including a traffic jam where I got to test the cooling system......and found the manual switch for the fans hidden under the dash! The front nearside caliper seemed to be dragging a bit for the first 10 miles - smell of hot brakes and the wheel was hot to the touch, I pressed on gently applying and releasing the pedal a few times and that did the trick, no more brake smell and everything was cool. 

It had been with its previous owner for the past 21 years and has been religiously serviced. Interior is very tidy, there are plenty of little niggles to sort and the brake flexi's look horrendous but other than that the initial inspection has not yielded any horrors! 

Interesting spec choice too, it has an electric sunroof and electric mirrors, but keep fit windows all round?! 

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My local factor had flexis on the shelf but they were a right sod to get off my 100. Lots of soaking in plusgas and the right spanner got the trick. 

Mine had a similar history and a rebuild of the sliders prevented them from binding again. 

Also the spec thing is a bit of a quirk. They didn't have trim level as such, you picked the individual extras when ordering it from the dealer. Mine has 14 steelies, Electric windows and a manual sunroof 😁

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Had one.

I was contacted by the friend of a friend of a friend of mate who had one, owing to her Dad becoming dead. The car was a bit of a pig to recommission, requiring something unobtanium in the UK to make it go again. 

Update. Thread here. 
 

I liked it. Not enough to keep, it was horrendously undergeared. However, these are a slightly less obvious and arguably better alternative to the much celebrated s124. Well bought! 

 

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