Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 15]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 15]

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GOATever

1,491 posts

14 months

Etypephil said:
The performance isn't at all bad for such a heavy car, and big petrol stuff often beats the official fuel consumption figures in practice.

A few bob to spend for the next MOT, if last year's advisories have not been dealt with:

small oil leak from power steering bottle
Front Brake disc worn, but not excessively (1.1.14 (a) (i))
Rear Brake disc worn, but not excessively (1.1.14 (a) (i))
steering rack mount bushes worn
Offside Rear Brake pipe corroded, covered in grease or other material (1.1.11 (c))
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm ball joint has slight play (5.3.4 (a) (i))
Offside Front Lower Suspension arm ball joint has slight play (5.3.4 (a) (i))
Nearside Rear Lower Suspension arm ball joint has slight play (5.3.4 (a) (i))
Offside Rear Lower Suspension arm ball joint has slight play (5.3.4 (a) (i))
oil pipe from gear box leaking oil
Offside Play in steering rack inner joint(s) ()
Nearside Front Tyre worn close to legal limit/worn on edge (5.2.3 (e))
Offside Front Tyre worn close to legal limit/worn on edge (5.2.3 (e))
Nearside Rear Tyre worn close to legal limit/worn on edge (5.2.3 (e))
Offside Rear Tyre worn close to legal limit/worn on edge (5.2.3 (e))
Most ( if not all ) of those advisories, would indicate that the car has been driven hard, over things like speed bumps, and kerbs, and probably left with wheels up on kerbs. I’d guess it’s basically been treated like st. I would avoid it like a dose, if it were me.

RicksAlfas

10,081 posts

191 months

W00DY said:
Just seen it's silver with beige. Swerve that, people might think you're American.
I think full American would have a beige steering wheel as well.
This is "activity slacks" spec, which is a thumbs up from me. thumbup


CharlesdeGaulle

10,989 posts

127 months

E65Ross said:
W00DY said:
E65Ross said:
Northbrook said:
Will the forecourt shot be posted today, or tomorrow?
rofl I am going to view it tomorrow. It's up for £6250. In reality I MIGHT be able to stretch to it but in reality I'd rather not just yet if I'm honest.
You're in too deep now Ross. I think I speak for all of us when I say we can't cope with another year of you posting about how much you want one.


Do the right thing and get it bought.


Edit: Just seen it's silver with beige. Swerve that, people might think you're American.

Edited by W00DY on Friday 8th November 15:02
hehe sorry for the repeated moaning! I'm very much in the "we'll see" and erring towards not buying it. I'm going in just to see what they're like. If I really like it, I may go for it. But otherwise no.
I read Woody's description of colours before looking at the ad and was expecting to not like it much. To be honest I don't like it much! A dark hue would really suit it, but Silver does have some advantages if you don't like washing cars.

That said, the car itself looks very decent, and at 6-ish with a decent warranty, recent cambelt, MOT and low miles that is likely to be a very (very) safe bet. An LS is never likely to set the pulse racing - to be frank neither is a 7 Series - but for VFM wafting they are hard to beat. If only it had a green digital clock ...

tobinen

5,507 posts

92 months

Just back home. Thread updated: https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

It's pretty good. Was it worth waitng 5½ months? I don't know but probably.

Biglips

742 posts

102 months

CharlesdeGaulle said:
I read Woody's description of colours before looking at the ad and was expecting to not like it much. To be honest I don't like it much! A dark hue would really suit it, but Silver does have some advantages if you don't like washing cars.

That said, the car itself looks very decent, and at 6-ish with a decent warranty, recent cambelt, MOT and low miles that is likely to be a very (very) safe bet. An LS is never likely to set the pulse racing - to be frank neither is a 7 Series - but for VFM wafting they are hard to beat. If only it had a green digital clock ...
I think they look best in a deep blue like this one (apologies for dangling the budget busting 600, but you get my point)

https://usedcars.lexus.co.uk/en/used-lexus/Lexus/L...

Krikkit

16,528 posts

128 months

Biglips said:
I think they look best in a deep blue like this one (apologies for dangling the budget busting 600, but you get my point)

https://usedcars.lexus.co.uk/en/used-lexus/Lexus/L...
Definitely dark hues, and preferably a splash of colour.

That said, I like this woodlouse-themed one: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...




tobinen

5,507 posts

92 months

Agreed on the dark colours for the Lexus. I don't silver does it any favours IMO

Etypephil

598 posts

25 months

George7 said:
ElectricSoup said:
'Ow much, Mister?
£1700
thumbup

olly755

2,397 posts

109 months

E65Ross said:
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

My only issue is it's silver....

I guess it's a buyers market with these cars. I can't imagine the market for a V8 petrol barge is too high right now, so wonder how much I could potentially haggle.
Race ya... wink

Seriously that looks like a decent one. History, MOT and Michelins are reassuring. Your test drive won't last long if they have fitted a cam belt, it should have a chain.

Personally I'd prefer SE-L spec with radar cruise, self parking and 5 spokes (although the 18's will ride a mite better), and my eight year old would never speak to me again if the rear screens weren't present, although looks like this example has that option ticked.

In short- get it bought.

E65Ross

23,381 posts

159 months

Just worried that if I buy it I may end up regretting it, wishing I'd waited and got a CL500 instead.....

I'm certainly more erring towards leaving it, and just going to see what they're like to drive and whether it's something I'm after. Thing is, I do just about have the money (without dipping into my emergency account) it would be pushing the finances more than I am happy with, and the LS460 just doesn't have the wow factor of a CL.

Edited by E65Ross on Friday 8th November 18:21

r129sl

8,121 posts

150 months

dscam said:
Saw this elsewhere and thought it would get some appreciation here. If they’d made this I think it would have been close to the ultimate estate car of the time. No US demand sealed its fate I believe:

Gosh I think that is splendidly well done. I have never seen that before. What's the full story?

Krikkit

16,528 posts

128 months

E65Ross said:
Just worried that if I buy it I may end up regretting it, wishing I'd waited and got a CL500 instead.....

I'm certainly more erring towards leaving it, and just going to see what they're like to drive and whether it's something I'm after. Thing is, I do just about have the money (without dipping into my emergency account) it would be pushing the finances more than I am happy with, and the LS460 just doesn't have the wow factor of a CL.

Edited by E65Ross on Friday 8th November 18:21
Buy it, enjoy it for a year then swap to a CL.

Jimmy Recard

15,767 posts

126 months

You know you hear about horror stories of things being thrown off motorway bridges?

Luckily I just have to change a headlight and it’s easy on this car. £35 for a used Mercedes replacement. Could have been much worse. It was some kind of bar. Maybe a spade handle. I only saw it for a tiny moment before it hit.

Be careful though, there are some knobs around. I reported it to 101 but I don’t know what they can really do about it!
The bonnet shut line is fine, it was just slightly ajar

cornershop

1,221 posts

143 months

r129sl said:
dscam said:
Saw this elsewhere and thought it would get some appreciation here. If they’d made this I think it would have been close to the ultimate estate car of the time. No US demand sealed its fate I believe:

Gosh I think that is splendidly well done. I have never seen that before. What's the full story?
Made by Lynx I think - aka eventer

Reminds me of this hatchback XJs

https://themarket.co.uk/listings/jaguar/xjs-40-hat...

Macron

3,889 posts

113 months

Jimmy Recard said:
You know you hear about horror stories of things being thrown off motorway bridges?

Luckily I just have to change a headlight and it’s easy on this car. £35 for a used Mercedes replacement. Could have been much worse. It was some kind of bar. Maybe a spade handle. I only saw it for a tiny moment before it hit.

Be careful though, there are some knobs around. I reported it to 101 but I don’t know what they can really do about it!
The bonnet shut line is fine, it was just slightly ajar
Wow, lucky escape! Fortunately £35 not anything or one worse! You wonder what goes through people's heads...

BigBen

9,867 posts

177 months

cornershop said:
r129sl said:
dscam said:
Saw this elsewhere and thought it would get some appreciation here. If they’d made this I think it would have been close to the ultimate estate car of the time. No US demand sealed its fate I believe:

Gosh I think that is splendidly well done. I have never seen that before. What's the full story?
Made by Lynx I think - aka eventer

Reminds me of this hatchback XJs

https://themarket.co.uk/listings/jaguar/xjs-40-hat...
I think a Lynx eventer is XJS based.

bolidemichael

1,335 posts

148 months

Macron said:
Wow, lucky escape! Fortunately £35 not anything or one worse! You wonder what goes through people's heads...
One wishes that the objects tossed have a boomerangs effect...

Jimmy Recard

15,767 posts

126 months

Macron said:
Wow, lucky escape! Fortunately £35 not anything or one worse! You wonder what goes through people's heads...
Yeah, could’ve been mich worse. My other car is an MX-5 and I imagine it could’ve gone through the roof and done some damage to me!

There’s a mark on the bumper and bonnet too, but that’s a drop in the ocean on this car so I’m not too fussed. The headlight is too far gone not to replace it though - it’ll just fill up with mud and grime. At least it’s a five minute job to change

Jimmy Recard

15,767 posts

126 months

bolidemichael said:
One wishes that the objects tossed have a boomerangs effect...
Yep! I’m just glad I wasn’t injured and I really hope the scumbags went home after that and didn’t do anything worse

E65Ross

23,381 posts

159 months

Blimey, glad you're OK!

I will view the car tomorrow but I'm 99% certain I won't buy. I would be stretching my finances more than I'd like for starters. As you know I've been torn between an LS460, W221 S Class or C216 CL500..... By at least viewing an LS460 I can see whether it's something I'd consider. The fact that it's up the road from me is handy..... If I save up and then I can't find one for 200+ miles away.... It could mean a long trip only to find it's not a car that I particularly want. So don't expect forecourt shots wink