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hornetrider

47,990 posts

90 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
Mustard said:
What am I looking at?! And why would company accounts matter when you're buying a 5k motor?

Mustard

6,883 posts

130 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
hornetrider said:
Mustard said:
What am I looking at?! And why would company accounts matter when you're buying a 5k motor?
Lets just say the director is more 'sparkhill' than Solihull.... Jobbo will know what I mean! wink

Rollcage

11,300 posts

77 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
Mustard said:
Lets just say the director is more 'sparkhill' than Solihull.... Jobbo will know what I mean! wink
So you wouldnt buy a car from him because of his ethnicity?

Edited by Rollcage on Thursday 11th October 22:03

LayZ

903 posts

127 months

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ATM said:
Max M4X WW said:
ATM said:
Observe

Surely worth extra money for no grass but sun, sand and errr instead?

http://www2.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

I presume the MPG figures on AT have got mixed up on that?
I daren't look at them.
This might have the most bork potential of anything we've seen for a while. Air suspension on these is ruinous, coming up on 10 years old seems just about right for catastrophic failure.

Blown2CV

10,416 posts

88 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
mattman said:
Ok -Flame suit on - must be having a mid life crisis but I think this looks the nutts on those wheels - i bet it rides like a dog, but theres something about this I quite like! getmecoat

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/lexus-gs-se-/30079168981...

surely flogging those rims would pay for the car... they are OTT for me. I always remember the GS from the mid-90s with dished alloys being v cool. A la... (not for sale)


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Shadow R1

2,299 posts

61 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
Zwolf said:
Hammerhead said:
Swedish-Spanwell, loaded, GSoH, would like to meet..


But has it got enough buttons??

hehe

http://www.dawhitecars.co.uk/used-cars/volvo-s60-t...
Lovely. Should have a space ball gearknob as a T5 though and it's Cedar Green, not Scabby Green (which is a very good thing). Would prefer it with two pedals though.

The manual 260PS T5 is quicker by the numbers than the heavier and AWD 300PS S60 R too IIRC. No active, switchable dampers to bork expensively either.
No but it has the scarey expensive lights, which are not in the best of health.
Plus some other things that put me off, i viewed it over a month ago and its still for sale............

Mustard

6,883 posts

130 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
Rollcage said:
Mustard said:
Lets just say the director is more 'sparkhill' than Solihull.... Jobbo will know what I mean! wink
So you wouldnt buy a car from him because of his ethnicity?

Edited by Rollcage on Thursday 11th October 22:03
I merely wouldn't buy any car from Birmingham or a few other places mentioned on this thread in the past, and '12 May 2012 Compulsory Striking Off of Register Cancelled' doesn't inspire confidence


Edited by Mustard on Thursday 11th October 22:15

Jobbo

8,598 posts

149 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
Mustard said:
Rollcage said:
Mustard said:
Lets just say the director is more 'sparkhill' than Solihull.... Jobbo will know what I mean! wink
So you wouldnt buy a car from him because of his ethnicity?

Edited by Rollcage on Thursday 11th October 22:03
I merely wouldn't buy any car from Birmingham or a few other places mentioned on this thread in the past, and '12 May 2012 Compulsory Striking Off of Register Cancelled' doesn't inspire confidence


Edited by Mustard on Thursday 11th October 22:15
The company looks thoroughly insolvent - net liabilities of £123,000 or so. I wouldn't expect to get any joy if the car broke down expensively after purchase.

Pappa Lurve

3,818 posts

167 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
A lex said:
Pappa Lurve said:
Hey, it's try before you buy dear chap!!!

A lex - about what I figured and I know the thing is ok as he just did 250 miles on it in 2 days. Just wanted to check as I am not exactly a mechanical genius. Thanks mate. As you say, how far wrong can I go on what will be the smallest amount I have ever spent on a car, including my first ever car before I passed my test.

Seems like a decent enough mini barge for the winter and potential dog hack car, which is all I really want it for.
Sounds like a no brainer then - if its got any tax left on it and some life in the tyres, consider that a bonus. Im sure you could weigh it in for £250 so it really seems low/no risk.

In my experience cars that consistently rack up the miles are far better prospects when playing the banger game.
Try new boots and new tax! Looks like I can;t go wrong really but all shall be revealed when I get a chance to look it over properly at the weekend.

W00DY

7,857 posts

111 months

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BeirutTaxi

5,699 posts

99 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
W00DY said:
I know these aren't as big as a current S Class but somehow they manage to look like the most ENORMOUS car on the road.

It's frightening and utterly wonderful to see the Tirpitz bearing down on you in the rear view mirror.

Motorrad

5,085 posts

72 months

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Shadow R1 said:
No but it has the scarey expensive lights, which are not in the best of health.
Plus some other things that put me off, i viewed it over a month ago and its still for sale............
Is that the bulb warning light or just a general issue with the bi-xenons? Googling didn't clarify what the problem with this light setup is and why weren't they in the best of health.

Asking as I may buy one of these when I sell my Mustang.

BeirutTaxi

5,699 posts

99 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
Motorrad said:
Is that the bulb warning light or just a general issue with the bi-xenons? Googling didn't clarify what the problem with this light setup is and why weren't they in the best of health.

Asking as I may buy one of these when I sell my Mustang.
Mustang for a Volvo... Sad times frown

BigBen

7,423 posts

115 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
BeirutTaxi said:
W00DY said:
I know these aren't as big as a current S Class but somehow they manage to look like the most ENORMOUS car on the road.

It's frightening and utterly wonderful to see the Tirpitz bearing down on you in the rear view mirror.
Are you sure they are not as big as the current cars ? Can't be much in it and they are definitely larger than the W220 S-class.

Zwolf

24,336 posts

91 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
BigBen said:
Are you sure they are not as big as the current cars ? Can't be much in it and they are definitely larger than the W220 S-class.
W140s are indeed longer and wider than both W220 and W221.

BigBen

7,423 posts

115 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
Zwolf said:
BigBen said:
Are you sure they are not as big as the current cars ? Can't be much in it and they are definitely larger than the W220 S-class.
W140s are indeed longer and wider than both W220 and W221.
Makes sense as a LWB W140 has to be as big as you would want a car to be on UK roads, similar footprint to a standard Transit van for instance.

Ben

confused_buyer

2,598 posts

66 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
Motorrad said:
Is that the bulb warning light or just a general issue with the bi-xenons? Googling didn't clarify what the problem with this light setup is and why weren't they in the best of health.

Asking as I may buy one of these when I sell my Mustang.
Can't say I've ever come across any general issue with Volvo bi-xenons. They can begin to fail and flicker, like any xenon light, but not especially more than any other car.

sday12

4,484 posts

96 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
BeirutTaxi said:
BlueMR2 said:
CharlesdeGaulle said:
V8mate said:
Ok...so it needs a proper haggle to get it down to thread budget... but in these austere times...who knows?

This is a proper smoker barge... in fact, the interior looks as if it's been made of smoking jackets.



Can't let this bad boy pass without comment. Irredeemably awful. The interior looks as though it's been made of smoking detritus, not smoking jackets (although maybe you are a velvet bow-tie sort of chap), and conflagration is what should happen to it. Just no.
It looks like it was a design for a saloon originally then they just added another 3ft on the rear overhang to be able to advertise as "biggest boot in class".
Advert said:
selling as not being used
On the face of it I totally understand his reasons for not wanting to drive it rofl

At £7k You would have to be UTTERLY MAD to buy this over a good 540i touring.
They do have a certain presence because of there sheer vastness. The burgundy just adds to the drama. But seven grand for a 90s yank? No no no. Undoubtably a low mileage good condition example buy I would be looking at less than half the RRP.


You could get a nice Impala for that money.

Edited by sday12 on Friday 12th October 10:24

ODJ

364 posts

74 months

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Let's try and re start the saab 9-5 Aero buying craze. This is my old car sold to another threadist Allblackdup.

http://classifieds.pistonheads.com/classifieds/use...

cmoose

24,965 posts

114 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
mattman said:
Ok -Flame suit on - must be having a mid life crisis but I think this looks the nutts on those wheels - i bet it rides like a dog, but theres something about this I quite like! getmecoat

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/lexus-gs-se-/30079168981...

Does actually help to compensate for what is inherently a horribly proportioned barge. But still. No!

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