Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 14]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 14]

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TurboHatchback

3,700 posts

108 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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RicksAlfas said:
TurboHatchback said:
I've been eyeing that up, if it wasn't in the depths of the frozen North...
'kin 'ell. It's in Knutsford!!
rofl
Exactly. I should clarify that the frozen north starts at the M4, above which it's all polar bears and wildlings.

SpeckledJim

21,774 posts

208 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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TurboHatchback said:
RicksAlfas said:
TurboHatchback said:
I've been eyeing that up, if it wasn't in the depths of the frozen North...
'kin 'ell. It's in Knutsford!!
rofl
Exactly. I should clarify that the frozen north starts at the M4, above which it's all polar bears and wildlings.
If it's any consolation, Knutsford is a relatively encouraging place to buy a colossal money pit from.

They get out of the bath to have a pee in Knutsford.

Garemberg

213 posts

44 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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Can someone talk me out of a 17 year old Lexus Rx300 same owner in that time , for 2 grand? maintained regardless etc etc

It's to replace a 2005 C1 as a tip run and city car my excuse is the C1 doesn't have isofix

SpeckledJim

21,774 posts

208 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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Garemberg said:
Can someone talk me out of a 17 year old Lexus Rx300 same owner in that time , for 2 grand? maintained regardless etc etc

It's to replace a 2005 C1 as a tip run and city car my excuse is the C1 doesn't have isofix
Probably your least risky possible choice in that pond?

Ugly ugly ugly, but solid solid solid.

Garemberg

213 posts

44 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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SpeckledJim said:
Probably your least risky possible choice in that pond?

Ugly ugly ugly, but solid solid solid.
Full leather, electric everything etc etc, tape deck drives like new and it's the 4wd variant, it will also put the household cylinder count up to 18

john_1983

1,068 posts

103 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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Long time lurker and occasional poster in here. I currently have 4 cars, work from home, so clearly I need another to keep the 530d more reliable. This makes 5 cars now, I may have a problem.

X308 purchased today, I'm in Aberdeen and it's in Chesterfield. Got it for £1400 and I'm paying Shiply £360 to bring it to me because Chesterfield appears so far south as to be close to the equator.

I've never owned a V8 before, what could possibly go wrong with buying an unseen 18 year old Jag...

rich12

2,837 posts

109 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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Garemberg said:
Can someone talk me out of a 17 year old Lexus Rx300 same owner in that time , for 2 grand? maintained regardless etc etc

It's to replace a 2005 C1 as a tip run and city car my excuse is the C1 doesn't have isofix
From my reading, they're basically just the 400h without the batteries and slightly worse mpg's so I imagine a well looked after one would be great.

Macron

4,940 posts

121 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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john_1983 said:
Long time lurker and occasional poster in here. I currently have 4 cars, work from home, so clearly I need another to keep the 530d more reliable. This makes 5 cars now, I may have a problem.

X308 purchased today, I'm in Aberdeen and it's in Chesterfield. Got it for £1400 and I'm paying Shiply £360 to bring it to me because Chesterfield appears so far south as to be close to the equator.

I've never owned a V8 before, what could possibly go wrong with buying an unseen 18 year old Jag...
Yay! Pics on arrival please smile

Macron

4,940 posts

121 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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Talking of which, where not really barge related, Shiply dragged my Pug 305 out of a garage on Sunday morning, first time it's moved since 1996.



They pulled it up

+Might need some new tyres+

Thought long and hard about how much to do under the hood with the massive 1.5D engine, by which I mean I put a new battery on it and turned the key. It started first time smile



Will now change the tyres, brakes, service it, check what the bushes underneath are like, and get it to an MOT shop. Fingers crossed it won't be too bad.

Garemberg

213 posts

44 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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Macron said:
Talking of which, where not really barge related, Shiply dragged my Pug 305 out of a garage on Sunday morning, first time it's moved since 1996.



They pulled it up

+Might need some new tyres+

Thought long and hard about how much to do under the hood with the massive 1.5D engine, by which I mean I put a new battery on it and turned the key. It started first time smile



Will now change the tyres, brakes, service it, check what the bushes underneath are like, and get it to an MOT shop. Fingers crossed it won't be too bad.
Christ, it has been a long time since I saw one of those, fingers crossed for the MOT

Krikkit

18,706 posts

136 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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john_1983 said:
Long time lurker and occasional poster in here. I currently have 4 cars, work from home, so clearly I need another to keep the 530d more reliable. This makes 5 cars now, I may have a problem.

X308 purchased today, I'm in Aberdeen and it's in Chesterfield. Got it for £1400 and I'm paying Shiply £360 to bring it to me because Chesterfield appears so far south as to be close to the equator.

I've never owned a V8 before, what could possibly go wrong with buying an unseen 18 year old Jag...
Congrats! I wonder if we could get a thread transport crew going - pay the expenses and a bargist shuffles it about.

jet_noise

3,951 posts

137 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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john_1983 said:
<snip>because Chesterfield appears so far south as to be close to the equator.
hehethumbup

SpeckledJim

21,774 posts

208 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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jet_noise said:
john_1983 said:
<snip>because Chesterfield appears so far south as to be close to the equator.
hehethumbup
They stay in the bath in Ches Vegas.

21st Century Man

33,129 posts

203 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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Loving the square rigged 305 Break (as they say in France).

nobrakes

1,546 posts

153 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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Garemberg said:
Macron said:
Talking of which, where not really barge related, Shiply dragged my Pug 305 out of a garage on Sunday morning, first time it's moved since 1996.



They pulled it up

+Might need some new tyres+

Thought long and hard about how much to do under the hood with the massive 1.5D engine, by which I mean I put a new battery on it and turned the key. It started first time smile



Will now change the tyres, brakes, service it, check what the bushes underneath are like, and get it to an MOT shop. Fingers crossed it won't be too bad.
Christ, it has been a long time since I saw one of those, fingers crossed for the MOT
Also due on ‘because estate car’.

tobinen

6,365 posts

100 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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Macron said:
john_1983 said:
Long time lurker and occasional poster in here. I currently have 4 cars, work from home, so clearly I need another to keep the 530d more reliable. This makes 5 cars now, I may have a problem.

X308 purchased today, I'm in Aberdeen and it's in Chesterfield. Got it for £1400 and I'm paying Shiply £360 to bring it to me because Chesterfield appears so far south as to be close to the equator.

I've never owned a V8 before, what could possibly go wrong with buying an unseen 18 year old Jag...
Yay! Pics on arrival please smile
Excellent news, we haven't had a purchase on here for a while. More details and picture please (no forecourt shot I presume but delivery truck would be good).

rider73

688 posts

32 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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tobinen said:
Macron said:
john_1983 said:
Long time lurker and occasional poster in here. I currently have 4 cars, work from home, so clearly I need another to keep the 530d more reliable. This makes 5 cars now, I may have a problem.

X308 purchased today, I'm in Aberdeen and it's in Chesterfield. Got it for £1400 and I'm paying Shiply £360 to bring it to me because Chesterfield appears so far south as to be close to the equator.

I've never owned a V8 before, what could possibly go wrong with buying an unseen 18 year old Jag...
Yay! Pics on arrival please smile
Excellent news, we haven't had a purchase on here for a while. More details and picture please (no forecourt shot I presume but delivery truck would be good).
its always nice to see a delivery truck + car shot - welcome Macron.

W00DY

12,301 posts

181 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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Macron said:
Talking of which, where not really barge related, Shiply dragged my Pug 305 out of a garage on Sunday morning, first time it's moved since 1996.

Lovely.

Is anyone going to the November 2nd 80s Breakfast club at Goodwood? King's Lynn is a bit far from here, but hoping to take the Probe there (just need to refit the fuel tank, replace all the brake lines, find the boost leak and get it a fresh ticket)

charltjr

3,742 posts

150 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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Macron said:
Talking of which, where not really barge related, Shiply dragged my Pug 305 out of a garage on Sunday morning, first time it's moved since 1996.

Complete with a set of genuine Halfords wheel trims circa 1994! Had a set on my Mk 2 Cavalier back in the day, still remember thinking how much better they made the car look. Ah those youthful delusions.

How sad that I recognise wheel trims from a car I've not had for 25 years biggrin


shakermikee

556 posts

110 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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Macron said:
Talking of which, where not really barge related, Shiply dragged my Pug 305 out of a garage on Sunday morning, first time it's moved since 1996.



They pulled it up

+Might need some new tyres+

Thought long and hard about how much to do under the hood with the massive 1.5D engine, by which I mean I put a new battery on it and turned the key. It started first time smile



Will now change the tyres, brakes, service it, check what the bushes underneath are like, and get it to an MOT shop. Fingers crossed it won't be too bad.
Awesome, had a blue petrol one (1985) as my first car and ran it for a few years late 80's/early 90's. Would love to see one again just for the nostalgia trip, hope you get it back on the road.

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