Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 18]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 18]

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CharlesdeGaulle

16,747 posts

146 months

Thursday 6th May
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21st Century Man said:
Regal, in a mis-shaped phallic asparagus sort-of way.

Macron

6,332 posts

132 months

Thursday 6th May
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As we're doing six baggers, A8's, and wanting to look back at not dieselels.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/2021042819...


Masiv

130 posts

49 months

Thursday 6th May
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Martin30 said:
Whilst idly browsing BMW approved used for 760s as one does, this little gem/aberration /outlier sprung out. I am using the nearly Friday rule liberally here, but I can see this being in thread within a couple of years due to the engine.

Front and rear massage comfort seats. Air suspension all round. Small wheels. Soft close doors. Leather dash. 4 pot diesel. Wait, what? So, forgetting the price for a second - barge or no?



Martin.
You've spelt abortion wrong.

maxwellwd

200 posts

52 months

Thursday 6th May
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Do L322 Range Rovers count as barges? Specifically V8 diesels? Surely wafty, luxurious, and the right amount of cylinders?

Mr Micawber

208 posts

120 months

Thursday 6th May
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I realise that this might not strictly be considered a barge, but we are a broad church and it would undoubtedly be every bit as financially punishing.

Also, there are few cooler looking cars to be sitting in on the hard shoulder whilst waiting for a recovery vehicle.

Only a sniff over thread too.



https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/42093610...

RicksAlfas

11,133 posts

210 months

Thursday 6th May
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Mr Micawber said:
I realise that this might not strictly be considered a barge, but we are a broad church and it would undoubtedly be every bit as financially punishing.

Also, there are few cooler looking cars to be sitting in on the hard shoulder whilst waiting for a recovery vehicle.

Only a sniff over thread too.



https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/42093610...
Tremendous looking car, but it really wants the V6 if you are going for the full Octopussy effect.

I once had a go in its barge brother - the Alfa 90 saloon (V6), complete with dashboard mounted briefcase. Essential for the business man on his way to a Campari lunch. cool




Edited by RicksAlfas on Thursday 6th May 14:53

ewings999

53 posts

153 months

Thursday 6th May
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just over thread min:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_t...

Big petrol engine, high consumption - check
Acres of dead cow inside - check
Ability to waft about - check

Sahjahd

405 posts

11 months

Thursday 6th May
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Derventio said:
There are several issues with your statements:

Cars such as the Mercedes W124 300D, Audi A8 4.0/4.2 TDI, Phaeton 3.0 sit squarely within the bargist ethos. Many higher ups actively went for the diesel option on environmental grounds (however misguided) in recent years. Availability of straight petrol versions of the barges we all appreciate are becoming increasingly rare. I would argue, though, that any barge with a diesel engine must have at least 6 cylinders to be eligible for barge status....Damn. That means my CLK wasn't a barge. Oh well.

This thread isn't anti diesel, per se, just basic four cylinder tractor engines are not really refined enough for barge duties.

The "wrong wheel drive" mentality no longer works. Honda Legend, Toyota Camry, Rover 800 to name but a few are all front wheel drive but are considered barges.

I once again refer to the Honda Legend, Toyota Camry, Nissan QX, Nissan Cedric, Mazda 929 and of course any Lexus, GS and above are most definitely barges and far eastern.


Edited by Derventio on Thursday 6th May 12:22
Just my personal opinion of what is acceptable; diesel, FWD, and the Far Eastern models mentioned just don't fire my enthusiasm. Perhaps my barge requirements and expectations are out of line with the majority.

21st Century Man

35,665 posts

214 months

Thursday 6th May
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RicksAlfas said:
Tremendous looking car, but it really wants the V6 if you are going for the full Octopussy effect.
And a Cossack outfit.

0a

22,848 posts

160 months

Thursday 6th May
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I must hurry my The Man on my 190.

I forgot that it was “magazine featured”! It’s the one on the left.

I’d love to get a copy (the cover picture was kindly sent by a chap on Mercedes Enthusiast).

AdrieBiemans

46 posts

30 months

Thursday 6th May
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That green A8 looks really lovely, you'd buy it for the color alone cloud9

Here's a W210 cab, it's bland on the outside but really good on the inside:






bolidemichael

5,374 posts

167 months

Thursday 6th May
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Sahjahd said:
Derventio said:
There are several issues with your statements:

Cars such as the Mercedes W124 300D, Audi A8 4.0/4.2 TDI, Phaeton 3.0 sit squarely within the bargist ethos. Many higher ups actively went for the diesel option on environmental grounds (however misguided) in recent years. Availability of straight petrol versions of the barges we all appreciate are becoming increasingly rare. I would argue, though, that any barge with a diesel engine must have at least 6 cylinders to be eligible for barge status....Damn. That means my CLK wasn't a barge. Oh well.

This thread isn't anti diesel, per se, just basic four cylinder tractor engines are not really refined enough for barge duties.

The "wrong wheel drive" mentality no longer works. Honda Legend, Toyota Camry, Rover 800 to name but a few are all front wheel drive but are considered barges.

I once again refer to the Honda Legend, Toyota Camry, Nissan QX, Nissan Cedric, Mazda 929 and of course any Lexus, GS and above are most definitely barges and far eastern.


Edited by Derventio on Thursday 6th May 12:22
Just my personal opinion of what is acceptable; diesel, FWD, and the Far Eastern models mentioned just don't fire my enthusiasm. Perhaps my barge requirements and expectations are out of line with the majority.
I think that's a nice way to put it. Additionally, any smaller models that seem to possess plausible and viable trickle-down tech (airmatic) or over-engineered build quality (phaeton) or may be downsized engineering philosophies (190 and not 3 series) are all justifiable extrapolations on the barge philosophy.

Anyway, is it almost Friday yet?

paddycam

139 posts

91 months

Thursday 6th May
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Today I learned, despite my general lack of interest in celebrity culture, that Rosamund Pike owns a Citroen DS and regularly drives it on long continental trips.



Also, Lady Gaga owns and regularly drives around New York a W123 300d.



Both have risen wildly in my estimations (I'm sure they are utterly uninterested to know).

LetsTryAgain

2,904 posts

39 months

Thursday 6th May
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maxwellwd said:
Do L322 Range Rovers count as barges? Specifically V8 diesels? Surely wafty, luxurious, and the right amount of cylinders?
Depends entirely on the specific example.
Two versions of exactly the same model can be at opposite ends of the spectrum from one another.

Phil Dicky

6,656 posts

229 months

Thursday 6th May
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maxwellwd said:
Do L322 Range Rovers count as barges? Specifically V8 diesels? Surely wafty, luxurious, and the right amount of cylinders?
I would say yes, however one at thread max, may be a wallet bruiser.

Dapster

5,296 posts

146 months

Thursday 6th May
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0a said:
I must hurry my The Man on my 190.

I forgot that it was “magazine featured”! It’s the one on the left.

I’d love to get a copy (the cover picture was kindly sent by a chap on Mercedes Enthusiast).
Just call them

01371 853633

https://sundialmedia.escosubs.co.uk/single-issues/...

5 In a Row

510 posts

193 months

Thursday 6th May
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paddycam said:
Also, Lady Gaga owns and regularly drives around New York a W123 300d.



Both have risen wildly in my estimations (I'm sure they are utterly uninterested to know).
She's let herself go a bit.
Is that Elton John in the passenger seat?

getmecoat

Macron

6,332 posts

132 months

Thursday 6th May
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bolidemichael said:
Anyway, is it almost Friday yet?
Thursday. 17.01, school's out, it is the weekend.


BigBen

10,620 posts

196 months

Thursday 6th May
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RicksAlfas said:
Tremendous looking car, but it really wants the V6 if you are going for the full Octopussy effect.

I once had a go in its barge brother - the Alfa 90 saloon (V6), complete with dashboard mounted briefcase. Essential for the business man on his way to a Campari lunch. cool




Edited by RicksAlfas on Thursday 6th May 14:53
In the same way I would only consider a 7 series because it has a fax machine I would only consider an Alfa because it had a brief case.

CharlesdeGaulle

16,747 posts

146 months

Thursday 6th May
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bolidemichael said:
Sahjahd said:
Derventio said:
I once again refer to the Honda Legend, Toyota Camry, Nissan QX, Nissan Cedric, Mazda 929 and of course any Lexus, GS and above are most definitely barges and far eastern.
Just my personal opinion of what is acceptable ... and the Far Eastern models mentioned just don't fire my enthusiasm. Perhaps my barge requirements and expectations are out of line with the majority.
I think that's a nice way to put it.
They may not fire your enthusiasm, but anyone that thinks a big Lexus isn't a barge is mental.

You'll be telling me the SC430 isn't the most dynamic sports car ever made next. Nutters.

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