Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 13]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 13]

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C Lee Farquar

2,478 posts

160 months

Sunday 24th June 2018
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Signing in. Coming up to 5 years ownership of a 760LI, purchase inspired by this thread.

Yet to find anything I'd want to change it for, but tempted to add smile

stewjohnst

1,793 posts

105 months

Sunday 24th June 2018
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0a said:
As it’s a new thread (and we live our lives in thread volumes, don’t we?!), what are your barge aspirations for v13?

Mine: sell the Lexus and replace with a merc w126.
Finish my kitchen and sneak a barge purchase without the wife noticing, would an estate c32 amg qualify as a barge?

cornershop

1,172 posts

140 months

Sunday 24th June 2018
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Bookmark updated...

CharlesdeGaulle

10,505 posts

124 months

Sunday 24th June 2018
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I'm not sure how long a thread volume lasts but I anticipate selling the Lexus LS 430 and buying a new car tax free within the next 6 months or so.

It'll probably be a Volvo. Or a Mercedes. Or a BMW. Or maybe an F-Type. But most likely a Volvo. (The new 60 looks good - any thoughts?)

I feel as though I'm about to let the thread-massive down.

idiotgap

2,091 posts

77 months

Sunday 24th June 2018
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Vol 12 was 9 months.

I've already let the thread down by buying a new Skoda. Won't arrive until Christmas though so the S211 has to do another caravan pull through France next month before we tidy and sell it on.

LetsTryAgain

204 posts

17 months

Sunday 24th June 2018
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C Lee Farquar said:
Signing in. Coming up to 5 years ownership of a 760LI, purchase inspired by this thread.

Yet to find anything I'd want to change it for, but tempted to add smile
I had the 750i, would have loved the '60i!

nobrakes

1,254 posts

142 months

Sunday 24th June 2018
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C Lee Farquar said:
Signing in. Coming up to 5 years ownership of a 760LI, purchase inspired by this thread.

Yet to find anything I'd want to change it for, but tempted to add smile
Sir, I think 5 years of 760Li ownership qualifies you for lifetime thread membership even if you were to change it for a bicycle.

K12beano

19,146 posts

219 months

Sunday 24th June 2018
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olly755 said:
I remember when it was all fields around ‘ere.
Bloomin’ youngsters, strutting round here like they own the place rolleyes

K12beano

19,146 posts

219 months

Sunday 24th June 2018
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0a said:
As it’s a new thread (and we live our lives in thread volumes, don’t we?!), what are your barge aspirations for v13?

Mine: sell the Lexus and replace with a merc w126.
Just coming up to 29 months on the W220 S500. Bought with a two year hope for ownership.

Now thinking of keeping it beyond 42 months so that it’s cost me <£100 capital cost per month!!

[/Man Maths Logic spin ]

Mr Ponkerson

331 posts

36 months

Sunday 24th June 2018
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afternoon gentlemen.

Had my first road trip in the LS (excluding the initial drive up from London) - down to a forest in yorkshire to see Paul Heaton & Jackie Abbot (beautiful south). This was also the first time my wife had been in this car - she seems to understand why I like it so much, bargain basement luxury with the ability to lift her frock and gallop along when desired.

SimonTheSailor

9,641 posts

172 months

Sunday 24th June 2018
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idiotgap said:
I've already let the thread down by buying a new Skoda. Won't arrive until Christmas though
There's a 6 month wait for a new Skoda ??

C Lee Farquar

2,478 posts

160 months

Sunday 24th June 2018
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nobrakes said:
Sir, I think 5 years of 760Li ownership qualifies you for lifetime thread membership even if you were to change it for a bicycle.
It's worse than that, I found myself looking at poverty spec 30 year Mercs earlier. It must be contagious.

CharlesdeGaulle

10,505 posts

124 months

Sunday 24th June 2018
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C Lee Farquar said:
It's worse than that, I found myself looking at poverty spec 30 year Mercs earlier. It must be contagious.
It is. Once in, there's no escape. I now have a velour fetish and am prepared to wind my own windows. Mark my words, this could be you ...

mdk1

253 posts

153 months

Sunday 24th June 2018
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Checking in,
Off to hide at the back and keep watching you guys, keep finding the barges,
Would love to have the bottle to buy an old Merc S Class, Audi A8, LS400

Easternlight

2,367 posts

88 months

Sunday 24th June 2018
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Stolen from another thread
Eye bleach is available in bulk

Out of thread budget but here's the link as you know you want to!!!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/mercedes-Benz-sl350-200...

tobinen

5,188 posts

89 months

Sunday 24th June 2018
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Oh dear. Should be behind a spoiler tag really.

ian316

923 posts

49 months

Sunday 24th June 2018
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WTF

stewjohnst

1,793 posts

105 months

Sunday 24th June 2018
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Easternlight said:
Stolen from another thread
Eye bleach is available in bulk

Out of thread budget but here's the link as you know you want to!!!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/mercedes-Benz-sl350-200...
That’s in Rotherham I think, almost worth an Attenborough-esque trip for me down from Leeds to understand what sort of person does this to a car.

Fatlad1973

94 posts

38 months

Sunday 24th June 2018
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
I'm not sure how long a thread volume lasts but I anticipate selling the Lexus LS 430 and buying a new car tax free within the next 6 months or so.

It'll probably be a Volvo. Or a Mercedes. Or a BMW. Or maybe an F-Type. But most likely a Volvo. (The new 60 looks good - any thoughts?)

I feel as though I'm about to let the thread-massive down.
Unfortunately I beat you to it CdG: after test driving a thread worthy LS430 my Merc got trucked and I bought an E92 M3. No way can I blag that as a barge just because it's an automatic V8 with aircon and an arm rest. Even if I did, it was way beyond thread budget...
Oh well, at least we've still got the FFRR. Oh and the Merc returns in two weeks from the repairer, confirming the M3 as a foolish impulse buy.

On that subject, my goals for this thread volume are:
- get the FFRR up to standard (sat nav, reversing camera and a touch of bodywork, plus some maintenance to catch up on)
- get the wife a new kitchen so she stops complaining that I spent a kitchen on the M3
- potentially swap the Merc E350cdi for something more thready to keep the miles off the M3

CharlesdeGaulle

10,505 posts

124 months

Sunday 24th June 2018
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Fatlad197 said:
... a barge just because it's an automatic V8 with aircon and an arm rest.
We've often thread-argued about barge definitions here, but I reckon that isn't a bad one right there.

Great start to vol 13!
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