Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 18]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 18]

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callahan

720 posts

172 months

Sunday 7th February
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Thread seems to be designed for me today, being a 2006 e61 530i (n52 engine) owner and I'm looking for an XJ to go with it.

Love the one above except for the colour, which doesn't suit that era of the car at all, to my eyes. At half the price of the one I was looking at (but 30k more) I'm tempted.

Ideally need to sell my Fiesta ST first though, as trade in values certainly haven't gone up in line with sale prices...

dscam

993 posts

153 months

Sunday 7th February
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W00DY said:
‘kin hell Woody! Straight in on the new volume with a 605!!

Remember having a seat in one whilst waiting on our 106 serviced at the dealer. I’d love to know how many they actually sold in the days before cheap finance and lease deals...

W201_190e

12,033 posts

179 months

Sunday 7th February
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In a surprising turn of events the chap came back to me with an agreeable offer and I have as of Saturday sold the 190e!

I should stop dedicating my user name to my car.

ian316

2,495 posts

71 months

Sunday 7th February
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Nice one just goes to show don't be too desperate to sell

TyrannosauRoss Lex

27,212 posts

178 months

Sunday 7th February
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W201_190e said:
In a surprising turn of events the chap came back to me with an agreeable offer and I have as of Saturday sold the 190e!

I should stop dedicating my user name to my car.
Wow, that's great! What was the final offer? Now....who's getting the next phone call, the XJ, E38 or W140?!

W00DY

13,593 posts

192 months

Sunday 7th February
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W201_190e said:
In a surprising turn of events the chap came back to me with an agreeable offer and I have as of Saturday sold the 190e!

I should stop dedicating my user name to my car.
Nicely done. If you act quickly you'll get first purchase of the new volume.






https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11199525

Lovely.

d_a_n1979

2,952 posts

38 months

Sunday 7th February
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W00DY said:
W201_190e said:
In a surprising turn of events the chap came back to me with an agreeable offer and I have as of Saturday sold the 190e!

I should stop dedicating my user name to my car.
Nicely done. If you act quickly you'll get first purchase of the new volume.






https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11199525

Lovely.
Thats lovely... Shame its black and a manual biggrin

I loved the few test drives I did of 630i and 650i E63s... The 630i for me handled the best... Sounded good too

paulguitar

11,513 posts

79 months

Sunday 7th February
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d_a_n1979 said:
W00DY said:
W201_190e said:
In a surprising turn of events the chap came back to me with an agreeable offer and I have as of Saturday sold the 190e!

I should stop dedicating my user name to my car.
Nicely done. If you act quickly you'll get first purchase of the new volume.






https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11199525

Lovely.
Thats lovely... Shame its black and a manual biggrin

I loved the few test drives I did of 630i and 650i E63s... The 630i for me handled the best... Sounded good too
That looks a real cracker.yes

Emeye

8,887 posts

189 months

Sunday 7th February
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Playing thread catch-up - Volvo seats are amazing - one of the reasons we bought another XC90 - driving across europe and even after 19 hours I felt ok.

callahan

720 posts

172 months

Sunday 7th February
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paulguitar said:
d_a_n1979 said:
W00DY said:
W201_190e said:
In a surprising turn of events the chap came back to me with an agreeable offer and I have as of Saturday sold the 190e!

I should stop dedicating my user name to my car.
Nicely done. If you act quickly you'll get first purchase of the new volume.






https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11199525

Lovely.
Thats lovely... Shame its black and a manual biggrin

I loved the few test drives I did of 630i and 650i E63s... The 630i for me handled the best... Sounded good too
That looks a real cracker.yes
Lovely and a nicely detailed history too. Wonder if he fancies a swap for a Fiesta ST....

W00DY

13,593 posts

192 months

Sunday 7th February
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TyrannosauRoss Lex

27,212 posts

178 months

Sunday 7th February
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Like that 6 series, but don't think a manual suits it very well. Less bork risk, I guess, but it just seems wrong.

W00DY

13,593 posts

192 months

Sunday 7th February
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Needs a bit of love, but it'd make a fabulous car.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-300-CE-24/2650...

LetsTryAgain

2,904 posts

39 months

Sunday 7th February
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W00DY said:
Nicely done. If you act quickly you'll get first purchase of the new volume.




https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11199525

Lovely.
Love the look of this. And contrary to received wisdom (is that even a phrase!?), I think it has to be a manual to get away with being the 6 cylinder car.

Anyone fancy a Type V Accord with sensible miles for thread min?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-Accord-Type-V-2-3...

olly755

2,908 posts

128 months

Sunday 7th February
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W00DY said:
Fond memories of these. My best pal bought one of these circa 1995, a manual SV 24v no less. It was no more than 5 years old and he paid around £4K from memory: it had absolutely tanked in value. It also went like the clappers: just as fast as the new fangled Impreza Turbo I had just bought. A mutual pal was quite the swordsman and we were all still kids living at home, so he used to borrow it to shag that particular week’s conquest in, but I digress. It was sold when a brake disc sheared at speed and confidence was lost it it, and our other pal went and bought a £200 Toyota Carina as it had reclining front and rear seats.

d_a_n1979

2,952 posts

38 months

Sunday 7th February
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LetsTryAgain said:
W00DY said:
Nicely done. If you act quickly you'll get first purchase of the new volume.




https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11199525

Lovely.
Love the look of this. And contrary to received wisdom (is that even a phrase!?), I think it has to be a manual to get away with being the 6 cylinder car.

Anyone fancy a Type V Accord with sensible miles for thread min?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-Accord-Type-V-2-3...
The autobox runs really well in these IMO.

Suits the car, a proper long distance GT car wink

LetsTryAgain

2,904 posts

39 months

Sunday 7th February
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d_a_n1979 said:
The autobox runs really well in these IMO.

Suits the car, a proper long distance GT car wink
Well personally, I'd get a V8. Which would then be an auto.
I think a *30i is a waste of time in a car like the 6er, which really has got to be considered a GT.
But as thread is so against the V8, if I had to have a 6 cylinder, i'd try and get a manual.

Emeye

8,887 posts

189 months

Sunday 7th February
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d_a_n1979 said:
LetsTryAgain said:
W00DY said:
Nicely done. If you act quickly you'll get first purchase of the new volume.




https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11199525

Lovely.
Love the look of this. And contrary to received wisdom (is that even a phrase!?), I think it has to be a manual to get away with being the 6 cylinder car.

Anyone fancy a Type V Accord with sensible miles for thread min?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-Accord-Type-V-2-3...
The autobox runs really well in these IMO.

Suits the car, a proper long distance GT car wink
I struggle to get comfortable in my 2000 Honda Accord as the steering wheel does not adjust for reach and the seats are not great. I tried to source some Type-R Recaros, but I couldn't justify spending almost as much as I paid for the car!

d_a_n1979

2,952 posts

38 months

Sunday 7th February
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LetsTryAgain said:
d_a_n1979 said:
The autobox runs really well in these IMO.

Suits the car, a proper long distance GT car wink
Well personally, I'd get a V8. Which would then be an auto.
I think a *30i is a waste of time in a car like the 6er, which really has got to be considered a GT.
But as thread is so against the V8, if I had to have a 6 cylinder, i'd try and get a manual.
Why do you think it's a waste?

The engine is more than capable of getting the car to license losing speeds in no time at all and with it being that bit lighter; it makes for the handling of the car to be better IMO

All personal preference I know, but I don't agree the engines a waste; it works really well and it is, slightly, less troublesome than the V8 in these. Cheaper to fix and maintain too

Hammerhead

2,581 posts

220 months

Sunday 7th February
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Hej! byebye
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