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Zwolf

24,608 posts

93 months

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Saturday 24th March 2012 quote quote all
Chrisw666 said:
What can possibly go wrong with a Lexus for £650?

Even as a spares or repair job on ebay you'd recoup most of that shirley?
...and so it begins hehe

SuperHangOn

2,495 posts

40 months

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Saturday 24th March 2012 quote quote all
Zwolf said:
Chrisw666 said:
What can possibly go wrong with a Lexus for £650?

Even as a spares or repair job on ebay you'd recoup most of that shirley?
...and so it begins hehe
hehe


In fairness it would get you home without aid of the AA. I've not heard of an autobox packing up on one, catastrophic engine bork or rot. Cambelt is non-interference.

Suspension gubbins, flickering dials, broken a/c.



Chrisw666

22,654 posts

86 months

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Saturday 24th March 2012 quote quote all
Zwolf said:
Chrisw666 said:
What can possibly go wrong with a Lexus for £650?

Even as a spares or repair job on ebay you'd recoup most of that shirley?
...and so it begins hehe
I promise I haven't just checked my current account balance, and I honestly haven't got the meerkats open in another tab. whistle

bigsinky

27 posts

103 months

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Saturday 24th March 2012 quote quote all
Chrisw666 said:
What can possibly go wrong with a Lexus for £650?

Even as a spares or repair job on ebay you'd recoup most of that shirley?


had this for 5 years now. great car. so over engineered its scary. smooth as a baby's ar$e. M reg 145K sure it's only just run in biggrin

Sump

2,717 posts

54 months

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Saturday 24th March 2012 quote quote all
I never posted mine!

530i manual with all the toys, a few previous owners but it seemed too good a nick..!

£2850

Edited by Sump on Friday 30th March 21:01

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tdm34

5,728 posts

97 months

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Saturday 24th March 2012 quote quote all
Evening! refinish the wheels and ooohhh!!!!

But the EDC is Borked....

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3765754.htm



Edited by tdm34 on Saturday 24th March 21:54

V8Wagon

1,366 posts

47 months

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Saturday 24th March 2012 quote quote all
V8 Merciness for £2.5k. Looks like VFM, but are this era 'E' classes rubbish?

http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/merc...





Looks nice to me! I even like the colour.

Edited by V8Wagon on Saturday 24th March 22:22

SuperHangOn

2,495 posts

40 months

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Saturday 24th March 2012 quote quote all
^^ Just can't get interested in those.

If you're going to gorge through unleaded, do it in style!

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C290946

Could be a giveaway for a grand.

chorus

168 posts

37 months

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Saturday 24th March 2012 quote quote all
V8Wagon said:
V8 Merciness for £2.5k. Looks like VFM, but are this era 'E' classes rubbish?
They were very rusty. My dad has had several new-ish E class Mercs, and this was the nadir. It was charismatic- probably the one I liked most- but he had to repair rust when it was only 4 or 5 years old. Shortly after there was a second dose, and he moved it on.

V8Wagon

1,366 posts

47 months

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Saturday 24th March 2012 quote quote all
chorus said:
They were very rusty. My dad has had several new-ish E class Mercs, and this was the nadir. It was charismatic- probably the one I liked most- but he had to repair rust when it was only 4 or 5 years old. Shortly after there was a second dose, and he moved it on.
Shame that as it looks like a nice modern family saloon which must have a schizophrenic personality with a whopping 4.3 V8 under the bonnet.

volks al

4,058 posts

101 months

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Saturday 24th March 2012 quote quote all
My w210 e430 seems to be fairly rot free, other than the usual wing bubbling. Front cross member has been replaced at some point. I like the barge for wafting around in, but the v8 is soulless and less willing to pick up than my bro's 540 e39, but its a deceptive quick. Passed its MOT this month with no advisories so not bad for a 14 yr old car.

theironduke

6,995 posts

75 months

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Saturday 24th March 2012 quote quote all
SuperHangOn said:
^^ Just can't get interested in those.

If you're going to gorge through unleaded, do it in style!

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C290946

Could be a giveaway for a grand.
Every petrolhead needs to own a W126 (i went down the coupe route) They just define what a solid car, designed by engineers and not accountants should be like.

jonnydm

4,930 posts

96 months

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Sunday 25th March 2012 quote quote all
CB 987 said:
Hi,

I've been lurking here for a while now, inspired by this thread I thought I had better make my first post a good one! I have just got back from picking up the Imola red Spanish E39 Sport that was listed a few pages. Such a great car, really wish I had made the decision to buy a barge sooner!

It is a two owner car, the previous keeper had it for eight years and purchased it at 3 years old as an Approved Used Car, its been garaged all its life, so no rust at all and has clearly been cherished. It came with about an inch of BMW receipts, all previous MOT’s etc, all but one of the service stamps are main dealer, turns out the sellers brother works for a main dealer and the car always went there if it needed anything. Recent work includes a new radiator, which is reassuring, the only slight issue is the rocker cover gasket appears to be leaking a small amount of oil at the front. From what I have read this should be an easy fix, managed to get £300 off though, hope this should cover it. Any advice on the cost of this and additional items to change as a precaution at the same time would be much appreciated.

All in all very happy, even managed to average 36.6 mpg up the M40 on the way home, which did surprise me. I will get some pictures up in the readers' cars section when I get a second.

Cheers

Chris
Nice.
And thanks for ensuring I did one less stupid thing this coming week.

ATM

4,232 posts

106 months

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Sunday 25th March 2012 quote quote all
V8Wagon said:
V8 Merciness for £2.5k. Looks like VFM, but are this era 'E' classes rubbish?

http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/merc...





Looks nice to me! I even like the colour.
If this has been rust repaired there may be some life left in her. Parking on a slope like this may even prevent rust.

Output Flange

14,539 posts

98 months

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Sunday 25th March 2012 quote quote all
carreauchompeur said:
Black wheels on any flavour of reasonably old performance BMW worry me immensely. Visible chav-ation.
What's funny is that if you ever meet Alan (the owner) he's about as far from a chav as is possible to imagine.

The black wheels aren't to my taste, but that and the fixed-mode EDC aside, it's a decent car.

louiebaby

5,614 posts

78 months

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Sunday 25th March 2012 quote quote all
CB 987 said:
Hi,

I've been lurking here for a while now, inspired by this thread I thought I had better make my first post a good one! I have just got back from picking up the Imola red Spanish E39 Sport that was listed a few pages. Such a great car, really wish I had made the decision to buy a barge sooner!

Chris
Finally, we're getting away from those nasty Saabs, and back to where we should be. smile

Get it up in the BMW forum too!

Zwolf

24,608 posts

93 months

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Sunday 25th March 2012 quote quote all
Output Flange said:
The fixed-mode EDC aside, it's a decent car.
In fairness, that is quite an aside.

After all, EDC-related histrionics aside - most of them are decent cars hehe

Output Flange

14,539 posts

98 months

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Sunday 25th March 2012 quote quote all
Zwolf said:
In fairness, that is quite an aside.

After all, EDC-related histrionics aside - most of them are decent cars hehe
True hehe

confused_buyer

2,778 posts

68 months

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Sunday 25th March 2012 quote quote all
V8Wagon said:
V8 Merciness for £2.5k. Looks like VFM, but are this era 'E' classes rubbish?
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Edited by V8Wagon on Saturday 24th March 22:22
No, they're by no means rubbish and were/are a very close competitor to the E39 and are better in some ways.

What they do do is rust, not so much in essential places but they can end up looking very tatty.

Find a well looked after one which has had the rust sorted and they are excellent although they are few and far between.

Output Flange

14,539 posts

98 months

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Sunday 25th March 2012 quote quote all
hehe

You said "do do".

hehe
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