Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 14]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 14]

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GTI16V

521 posts

18 months

Sunday 21st July
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An old Uni friend who's moved back to Germany is selling his spectacularly biege E28 smilehttps://www.automobile.fr/Voiture/BMW-BMW-525e-Old...

sparks_190e

10,608 posts

157 months

Sunday 21st July
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Rubins4 said:
Nothing in my emails. I'll try you now...
Thank you, have replied!

phil_cardiff

4,185 posts

152 months

Monday 22nd July
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LayZ said:
ali_XF said:
Speaking of Legends- any love for the last shape which is now firmly in thread territory? My XF lease car goes back early next year and I fancy a year of barging rather than jumping back into something new. Always had a soft spot for Hondas and a 3.5 V6 with vtec (yo) and some toys for a few grand seems appealing, e.g:
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...
£570 tax and front-wheel drive (I think?)

Woudn't be my choice. Older LS400/460 if you are a jap fan.
They're AWD and compete with the GS rather than the LS. I'd consider one.

E65Ross

22,936 posts

156 months

Monday 22nd July
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nobrakes said:
dme123 said:
Sterillium said:
Please can people who know things tell me why this is a very stupid idea, thank you


The only thing more sensible would be a new Toyota Prius. Get it bought hehe
I’m not so sure about the wheels. Last service was 10k miles ago.

Looks cared for.

Must go like “insert appropriate analogy”.

Get it bought.




Edited by nobrakes on Sunday 21st July 09:41
They're quick but they aren't THAT quick, the 500, that is. I went in a CL63 of this generation a few years ago which was rather special. Definitely felt like a generation older than the M6 it was momentarily replacing though.

tobinen

5,222 posts

89 months

Monday 22nd July
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I am not a fan of the wheels as I prefer the multi-spokes but otherwise you should buy it immediately

markstev0

51 posts

29 months

Monday 22nd July
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Just come across this Audi A8, I know nothing at all about them, just thought it may be of interest, pics not great

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1131257

Betts88

34 posts

25 months

Monday 22nd July
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markstev0 said:
Just come across this Audi A8, I know nothing at all about them, just thought it may be of interest, pics not great

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1131257
Having had a D4 and driven a few D3s, I'd rather have a D3 at this price point. I know nothing about this generation though!

Croutons

3,568 posts

110 months

Monday 22nd July
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tobinen said:
I am not a fan of the wheels as I prefer the multi-spokes but otherwise you should buy it immediately
Me neither. This one looks interesting with the alleged V12 ones on. So buy that one or this.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

21st Century Man

31,643 posts

192 months

Monday 22nd July
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Update on my Unicorn.

Ship due at Zeebrugge tomorrow, car is to be offloaded and then put onto another ship to Grimsby.

I don't have an accurate eta yet. It was supposed to be at Grimsby on the 25th, but that was with the original Zeebrugge eta of the 20th, which has slipped 3 days.

It would be great if it arrived this week.

0a

21,351 posts

138 months

Monday 22nd July
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How exciting. Do you have any trips/events planned to get to know it?

21st Century Man

31,643 posts

192 months

Monday 22nd July
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It's going to be my daily driver, but I'm sure to do a few long trips, especially next summer on the continent.

swilkins999

89 posts

97 months

Monday 22nd July
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0a said:
Seems like value to me? Awful photos! https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

Looks lovely. Wonder why when this is older than mine it had the airbag wheel and mine doesn't. I guess it must have been an option?

0a

21,351 posts

138 months

Monday 22nd July
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21st Century Man said:
It's going to be my daily driver, but I'm sure to do a few long trips, especially next summer on the continent.
The best way - why own a comfy car unless it’s a daily!

Bonefish Blues

13,584 posts

167 months

Monday 22nd July
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phil_cardiff said:
LayZ said:
ali_XF said:
Speaking of Legends- any love for the last shape which is now firmly in thread territory? My XF lease car goes back early next year and I fancy a year of barging rather than jumping back into something new. Always had a soft spot for Hondas and a 3.5 V6 with vtec (yo) and some toys for a few grand seems appealing, e.g:
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...
£570 tax and front-wheel drive (I think?)

Woudn't be my choice. Older LS400/460 if you are a jap fan.
They're AWD and compete with the GS rather than the LS. I'd consider one.
There's a thing I didn't know.

Integroo

5,511 posts

29 months

Monday 22nd July
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Lovely Hoover design on the front carpet:



https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...

Art0ir

9,011 posts

114 months

Tuesday 23rd July
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Is this a thing now?!

I sense a thread around the corner.

nobrakes

1,257 posts

142 months

Tuesday 23rd July
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A 4bag 2002 S8 in 90k

Sunglasses required for the bright red leather seats:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

Or a 5bag 2003 60k miles 4.2 LWB A8 in threadist (for wheel/tyres) SE:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

It’s SE spec, but has the rear blind option.

Both cars have the same engine. A/T says the same power output, but wouldn’t the S8 one have been tweaked a little?

For barge motoring the SE is probably the more sensible way to go.

But you can get a more modern A8 for £5000.

Which way would you go?

nobrakes

1,257 posts

142 months

Tuesday 23rd July
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Threadists,

What negotiating tactics do you use?

My best was turning up to a dealer, gave him a loose brief of what I was after and a budget that was deliberately lower than the car I wanted.

I’d also made up a storey of ‘just passing through’ or visiting the area to mask that I’d just driven 4hours to see it (otherwise I’d have given away how keen I was).

Then expressed veiled interest when he mentioned the car I was after. This made it easier to go in with a low offer.

cornershop

1,180 posts

140 months

Tuesday 23rd July
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nobrakes said:
A 4bag 2002 S8 in 90k

Sunglasses required for the bright red leather seats:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

Or a 5bag 2003 60k miles 4.2 LWB A8 in threadist (for wheel/tyres) SE:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

It’s SE spec, but has the rear blind option.

Both cars have the same engine. A/T says the same power output, but wouldn’t the S8 one have been tweaked a little?

For barge motoring the SE is probably the more sensible way to go.

But you can get a more modern A8 for £5000.

Which way would you go?
D2 looks like a Final Edition, rare and cheap cheap at that price.
I would avoid the early D3, read a few issues with the early cars, mainly electrical.

The D2 is a 5 spd ZF box, you want to see a bill for a replacement or refurb at around that mileage, could be why it’s cheap (battle scars excepted)

Edited by cornershop on Tuesday 23 July 06:24

SD_1

6,967 posts

102 months

Tuesday 23rd July
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nobrakes said:
A 4bag 2002 S8 in 90k

Sunglasses required for the bright red leather seats:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...
That interior is absolutely vile rofl
Surely that must have been a special order with a large deposit when it was new?

Really like the look of the D3, they seem outstanding value for money at the moment. Enormous things though.