Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 15]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 15]

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ferrisbueller

23,868 posts

176 months

Tuesday 14th January
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r129sl said:
Macron said:
ferrisbueller said:
twizellb said:
W00DY said:





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

Big spec and an awful lot of car for the money.
eek
If it all works that's an awful lot of car for that much money.
Had mine for nearly 2yrs now and still love driving it every weekend.
Where's the best place to read up on these? Are they likely to chuck up naughty bills at random? Always been a 129 SL fan but these are cheap!
In the airport on your way to collect it.

Honestly look at it, sublime!

ETA, the green headlights are curious. Not so curious as to rule it out for anyone, just curious.

Edited by Macron on Monday 13th January 20:57
I was gifted (very generously, I have to admit) a cheap, early, neglected r230 SL500 and was pleased to off load (rather gracelessly, I have to admit) three months later for tuppence ha'penny. When gone bad, they are very hard—expensive—to get back right. The main problems seem to be rust and water ingress, the latter shagging everything.

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...
Chips = Pissed on.

TobyLerone

1,036 posts

93 months

Tuesday 14th January
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ElectricSoup said:
tog said:
There only a single example of the V6 turbo XWD wagon, and it is in thread brown too.



https://9-5sc2012.com/saab-9-5-sportcombi-2012-dir...
ka-thud.

nee naw nee naw nee naw etc
€85,000 for a Saab wagon...

I mean, I'm partial to overspending on cars nobody in their right mind would want (and as a bonus they're usually properly borked), but I couldn't even get close to justifying that...

It's 85 grand ! eek

TyrannosauRoss Lex

23,901 posts

161 months

Tuesday 14th January
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TobyLerone said:
ElectricSoup said:
tog said:
There only a single example of the V6 turbo XWD wagon, and it is in thread brown too.



https://9-5sc2012.com/saab-9-5-sportcombi-2012-dir...
ka-thud.

nee naw nee naw nee naw etc
€85,000 for a Saab wagon...

I mean, I'm partial to overspending on cars nobody in their right mind would want (and as a bonus they're usually properly borked), but I couldn't even get close to justifying that...

It's 85 grand ! eek
Is that not meant to be £8500? Seriously.

ElectricSoup

6,347 posts

100 months

Tuesday 14th January
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TobyLerone said:
€85,000 for a Saab wagon...

I mean, I'm partial to overspending on cars nobody in their right mind would want (and as a bonus they're usually properly borked), but I couldn't even get close to justifying that...

It's 85 grand ! eek
It's brown! if I was properly rich I'd be screaming TAKE MY MONEY. Then I'd be on ebay looking for a cream leather interior.

phil_cardiff

4,445 posts

157 months

Tuesday 14th January
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Macron said:
phil_cardiff said:
I don't think you can actually tune the aeros much on standard internals.

Not sure how they differ from lesser variants sorry, when I was buying mine only a Spanish aero would do.
I am trying to get excited about Saab’s, despite needing a rapid load lugging tow car and fancying a change from a DE base, it’s proving a challenge. It seems the Aero came with the TD04 Turbo which is err, “better” than the standard one, but if you are so inclined can be bolted on to the other 2.3’s. I doubt I’d be inclined. I’d mess that up.

This late 2003 Aero saloon looks nice and has had a lot done. But even then £3k seems optimistic. Is it unreasonable for me to think that? I can’t imagine it would sell to anyone outside that site ever again- at that price anyway. Post 2006 if I’m paying £555+ on tax, I’m having something faster and/ or bigger and/ or anything else to justify it!

https://www.uksaabs.co.uk/UKS/viewtopic.php?f=14&a...
2004 is the year they were fully loaded equipment wise and should have the updated oil pick up which avoids sludging.

It seems slightly expensive but has had a lot of work done. They're fundamentally reliable cars too with pretty low bork potential.

I spend through the advert, does it mention the DIC or CPS having been replaced recently?

tog

3,632 posts

177 months

Tuesday 14th January
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TobyLerone said:
ElectricSoup said:
tog said:
There only a single example of the V6 turbo XWD wagon, and it is in thread brown too.



https://9-5sc2012.com/saab-9-5-sportcombi-2012-dir...
ka-thud.

nee naw nee naw nee naw etc
€85,000 for a Saab wagon...

I mean, I'm partial to overspending on cars nobody in their right mind would want (and as a bonus they're usually properly borked), but I couldn't even get close to justifying that...

It's 85 grand ! eek
I don't see where you can see €85k. This one is sadly not for sale, but apparently sold for 360 000 KR (about £30,000) at the insolvency auction in 2012.

W00DY

11,909 posts

175 months

Tuesday 14th January
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tog said:
I don't see where you can see €85k. This one is sadly not for sale, but apparently sold for 360 000 KR (about £30,000) at the insolvency auction in 2012.
From July '13


tog

3,632 posts

177 months

Tuesday 14th January
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W00DY said:
From July '13
Thanks, missed that. That is quite spendy. Clearly there was a Saab fan who wanted something unique and brown.

blueacid

262 posts

90 months

Tuesday 14th January
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Krikkit said:
rider73 said:
I looked into the SV8 when i was offered (and missed out on) an XF S for 7K --- the SV8 has a steel body, and the XF S is all aluminuim, i also believe there were better DIFFs on the XF S and suspension - and of course "bonnet scoops"...of course the engine is also different ! :-)
IIRC they fitted some of the components developed for the XF-R to the S, but that could be rubbish. I know they definitely beefed up the diff and suspension compared to a non-S though.

Prinny said:
Krikkit said:
Pretty please can we have a thread meet to sample it? biggrin
You’re welcome anytime H. I know you’re not far from me & you wanted a go in the M6 as well - am sure we can work something out...
Very kind indeed, I would love to sample the M6.

Perhaps a North Wales barge meet is in order? Good roads available...

Edited by Krikkit on Tuesday 14th January 08:43
Definitely didn't know that; the XF-S is 275bhp. Mine is 1960kg unladen according to the v5c, so despite the aluminium it's still a hefty brute!

stickleback123

5,377 posts

138 months

Tuesday 14th January
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blueacid said:
Definitely didn't know that; the XF-S is 275bhp. Mine is 1960kg unladen according to the v5c, so despite the aluminium it's still a hefty brute!
The body of the 1st gen XF is primarily steel, although there are plenty of aluminium suspension parts and it may have an aluminium bonnet, but my memory on that is a bit hazy. 2nd gen (current car) is entirely aluminium, but no lighter than the competition for it.

TyrannosauRoss Lex

23,901 posts

161 months

Tuesday 14th January
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stickleback123 said:
blueacid said:
Definitely didn't know that; the XF-S is 275bhp. Mine is 1960kg unladen according to the v5c, so despite the aluminium it's still a hefty brute!
The body of the 1st gen XF is primarily steel, although there are plenty of aluminium suspension parts and it may have an aluminium bonnet, but my memory on that is a bit hazy. 2nd gen (current car) is entirely aluminium, but no lighter than the competition for it.
Not sure about the others, but the BMW 5er is also aluminium (and lighter, I think) than the XF.

Patrick Bateman

10,964 posts

123 months

Tuesday 14th January
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Fair to say the SV8 with the tried and tested 4.2 supercharged engine would be a significantly safer option over the XFR if these engine issues are not unheard of?

Obviously you'd expect the XFR to carry a bit more bork potential but not to that extent I wouldn't have hoped.

Geekman

2,377 posts

95 months

Tuesday 14th January
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Patrick Bateman said:
Fair to say the SV8 with the tried and tested 4.2 supercharged engine would be a significantly safer option over the XFR if these engine issues are not unheard of?

Obviously you'd expect the XFR to carry a bit more bork potential but not to that extent I wouldn't have hoped.
Was having this discussion with a friend a while ago and we agreed that an XF SV8 would definitely be a more sensible proposition. The XFR is still a lovely car though.

ferrisbueller

23,868 posts

176 months

Tuesday 14th January
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TyrannosauRoss Lex said:
TobyLerone said:
ElectricSoup said:
tog said:
There only a single example of the V6 turbo XWD wagon, and it is in thread brown too.



https://9-5sc2012.com/saab-9-5-sportcombi-2012-dir...
ka-thud.

nee naw nee naw nee naw etc
€85,000 for a Saab wagon...

I mean, I'm partial to overspending on cars nobody in their right mind would want (and as a bonus they're usually properly borked), but I couldn't even get close to justifying that...

It's 85 grand ! eek
Is that not meant to be £8500? Seriously.
Unique car from a now defunct manufacturer. Proper collector's item.

Patrick Bateman

10,964 posts

123 months

Tuesday 14th January
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There's nothing wrong with Volvo interiors of that age, they're decent, but they haven't half moved the game on now in their range. More so than a lot of rivals I'd say.

W00DY

11,909 posts

175 months

Tuesday 14th January
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Patrick Bateman said:
There's nothing wrong with Volvo interiors of that age, they're decent, but they haven't half moved the game on now in their range. More so than a lot of rivals I'd say.
Agreed. The current generation of Volvo interiors are lovely.

728 days later

145 posts

12 months

Tuesday 14th January
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1 owner Alpina B3 with an impressive MOT history, £5490

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

LetsTryAgain

519 posts

22 months

Tuesday 14th January
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728 days later said:
1 owner Alpina B3 with an impressive MOT history, £5490

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...
Odd that it's a trade seller seeing as it seems to be very well priced.
Would have been nice to buy it off the original owner.

cornershop

1,309 posts

145 months

Tuesday 14th January
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LetsTryAgain said:
728 days later said:
1 owner Alpina B3 with an impressive MOT history, £5490

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...
Odd that it's a trade seller seeing as it seems to be very well priced.
Would have been nice to buy it off the original owner.
Been for sale for at least a year on and off