Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 18]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 18]

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Macron

6,351 posts

132 months

Sunday 18th April
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Mildlyinterestd said:
Out of interest, would this be considered a barge?

Would love to be part of the gang but fear I've undershot...

Bob on old fruit, pull up a chair.

ETA, not only is it pointless attempting to set boundaries for this thread, it does what it does, you also don't need a barge. A fleeting interest in them will do. And it can be a lot cheaper to live out your L322 fantasies vicariously... Your S60 looks very nice. I still fancy an R at some point, but they're thin on the ground these days.

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Terzo123

3,601 posts

174 months

Sunday 18th April
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Jim the Sunderer

2,594 posts

148 months

Sunday 18th April
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ferrisbueller said:
It's like a Dulux colour chart.
Looks like the previous owning was better at applying paint than mixing it.

anonymous-user

20 months

Sunday 18th April
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Terzo123 said:
Wasn't it the most powerful front wheel drive production car, back in the day?

Rubins4

655 posts

91 months

Sunday 18th April
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LetsTryAgain said:
Easy enough to be mistaken. One could have been in a Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, Velar, F Pace, i Pace etc etc and not know the difference.

But i'm with our foreign diplomat; I would definitely have a Velar.
Aren’t Velars the ‘retarded cousins’ of the family tree?

TyrannosauRoss Lex

27,283 posts

178 months

Sunday 18th April
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Rubins4 said:
LetsTryAgain said:
Easy enough to be mistaken. One could have been in a Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, Velar, F Pace, i Pace etc etc and not know the difference.

But i'm with our foreign diplomat; I would definitely have a Velar.
Aren’t Velars the ‘retarded cousins’ of the family tree?
I'm not sure what that means, but aside the rather crass diesel engine it's a perfectly fine car. Comfortable enough, low levels of noise (engine at idle, aside!), practical and a nice place to be inside. I can't see the problem with them, on fact I wouldn't mind one if it had a proper engine or was electric.

Rubins4

655 posts

91 months

Sunday 18th April
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My old Boss had an original Evoque and moved on to the new RRS, so knows more about this than I do.

He suggested the Velar was a cheaper alternative and lacked some of the quality of the RR breeding, and that it acted as a sort-of ‘in-house’ alternative to those that perhaps didn’t have the bunce for a RR/RRS.

From memory this POV was supported by an article I read but this was a while ago, when they were first released.

TyrannosauRoss Lex

27,283 posts

178 months

Sunday 18th April
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Rubins4 said:
My old Boss had an original Evoque and moved on to the new RRS, so knows more about this than I do.

He suggested the Velar was a cheaper alternative and lacked some of the quality of the RR breeding, and that it acted as a sort-of ‘in-house’ alternative to those that perhaps didn’t have the bunce for a RR/RRS.

From memory this POV was supported by an article I read but this was a while ago, when they were first released.
I've not driven a Velar but I have driven a RRS. Yes, they're different but that viewpoint could be said about many things. 5 series feels more premium than a 3 series, E class feels more premium than a C class etc.

Terzo123

3,601 posts

174 months

Sunday 18th April
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RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat said:
Terzo123 said:
Wasn't it the most powerful front wheel drive production car, back in the day?
It was.

300bhp through the front wheels. Its service intervals were every 100,000 miles. Fuel consumption and tax aside, it could make for some cheap barge motoring.

BigBen

10,629 posts

196 months

Sunday 18th April
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Terzo123 said:
RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat said:
Terzo123 said:
Wasn't it the most powerful front wheel drive production car, back in the day?
It was.

300bhp through the front wheels. Its service intervals were every 100,000 miles. Fuel consumption and tax aside, it could make for some cheap barge motoring.
I thought the much vaunted 'Northstar' engines had a reputation for eating head gaskets to the point a Rover K-Series would seem a robust alternative.

Mildlyinterestd

13 posts

7 months

Sunday 18th April
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ferrisbueller said:
It's like a Dulux colour chart.
Haha, annoys the ste out of me too

I suspect the front bumper and wings are replacements of *almost* the same shade. the rest all looks fine, honest!

Only had it a month so just sorted a couple of mechanical bits so far. They will all be repainted over the summer as I'm planning on keeping this for a while, it's so, so comfortable.

Dapster

5,308 posts

146 months

Sunday 18th April
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Have we had this before? 7 bags but a low mile 540 in SE trim. Needs a MOT



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1998-BMW-5-Series-540i-...

V12 in thread - world of pain?



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2006-BMW-7-Series-5-0-7...


Mini S Class spec C350 with Caramac interior. Barely run in and well specced




https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1329549

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Rubins4

655 posts

91 months

Sunday 18th April
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TyrannosauRoss Lex said:
Rubins4 said:
My old Boss had an original Evoque and moved on to the new RRS, so knows more about this than I do.

He suggested the Velar was a cheaper alternative and lacked some of the quality of the RR breeding, and that it acted as a sort-of ‘in-house’ alternative to those that perhaps didn’t have the bunce for a RR/RRS.

From memory this POV was supported by an article I read but this was a while ago, when they were first released.
I've not driven a Velar but I have driven a RRS. Yes, they're different but that viewpoint could be said about many things. 5 series feels more premium than a 3 series, E class feels more premium than a C class etc.
Aren’t your examples more of a size thing? Velars are about the same, but less good (as I understand it).

LetsTryAgain

2,904 posts

39 months

Sunday 18th April
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Dapster said:
E65 50i will be a V8.
The V12 is the 60i.

Dapster

5,308 posts

146 months

Sunday 18th April
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LetsTryAgain said:
E65 50i will be a V8.
The V12 is the 60i.
Schoolboy error. What was I thinking!

Here's a proper V12 although out of thread sadly



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2006-BMW-7-Series-6-0-7...


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bolidemichael

5,400 posts

167 months

Sunday 18th April
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g3org3y said:
A12 and M25 are miserable. Trying to 'make progress' is frustrating. Sticking to Lane 1 with the cruise is a lot easier.
As I said, far more disciplined! wink

I have to say, the bicycles kept me below 130mph today for the first journey in a long time. Less conspicuous, however...

J_Wood3 said:
It’s an exclusive club.... I shall keep my shenanigans updated, should probably be a readers rides post though.

This was was advertised as £4250 with a service and MOT. I paid £4K with MOT and I’ll diy the service.
Prices are all over the place, but I don’t think they are getting much cheaper, especially as I count <100,000 miles as basically new!
That's a decent price, in my view, well done. I look forward to the RR thread.

We drove back from Herefordshire to London today. Around the country roads with overtaking ability and the air suspension to reduce the wallowing around bends and on the motorway, it's a remarkable vehicle and I'm certain that if you look after it, it'll look after you and it'll prove an enduring love affair. In my case, it's slightly abusive on my wallet.

RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat said:
Did he refuse to go sarf of the river?
hehe


LetsTryAgain

2,904 posts

39 months

Sunday 18th April
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Dapster said:
Schoolboy error. What was I thinking!
You'd have been correct in the previous generation.

sutoka

3,499 posts

74 months

Monday 19th April
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Emeye said:
TyrannosauRoss Lex said:
CharlesdeGaulle said:
I was out to dinner with the new Ambassador last night and en route to the Residence stopped at my local supermarket for Ferrero Rocher*.

This mega-barge turned up as I was leaving. Unlikely to ever feature in our meagre budget but quite an impressive thing in a footballer-ish sort of way.

* sort of.

I bet that is a wonderful thing to waft about in.


???
If the seller goes by the name John run a mile or ask for a full valet rofl

Derventio

503 posts

64 months

Monday 19th April
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Dapster said:
Mini S Class spec C350 with Caramac interior. Barely run in and well specced




https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1329549

Edited by Dapster on Sunday 18th April 22:06
Its nice to see one of these where with an interior other than coal black and silver trim. The 350 is a decently quick thing, too. Post balancer shaft issues but high tax, though. I quite like that.

Baked_bean

1,650 posts

158 months

Monday 19th April
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Derventio said:
Its nice to see one of these where with an interior other than coal black and silver trim. The 350 is a decently quick thing, too. Post balancer shaft issues but high tax, though. I quite like that.
Agreed, one of the first times I haven’t felt disappointed looking at interior of one of those.

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