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Spandex Sidney 11:23 Wed Dec 11
Cheap, big old stoopid car recommendations
What is the biggest and best bang for your buck for a grand?

I do this from time to time, I get fed up with my new, leased whatever and task myself to find a wafty old banger and see how long I can make it last. My previous best was a £1000 Lexus LS400 that just fucking kept going and going and going until someone offered me £1500 for it

Current favourite is a 2000 £1k Audi A8 3.7 Quattro Sport. Looks alright, sunroof and elecy windows all work drives alright air con don't work and it's 7 years past its due cambelt change. Sounds perfect

Unless you can tell me different??


And yes, I'm trying to distract you all from our horrible politics and horrible football team in WHO old fashioned stylee.

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joe royal 5:47 Tue Mar 31
Re: Cheap, big old stoopid car recommendations
Spandex, another 330 convertible altho this one is an auto.

Tomshardware 5:08 Tue Mar 31
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I meant 5 series.

Tomshardware 5:07 Tue Mar 31
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I've always fancied a 4 series e39. 3.5 or 4 litre one. They've aged well. But I'm too sensible and own a Ford Focus mk2, which in fairness is a great car.

Spandex Sidney 5:18 Mon Mar 23
Re: Cheap, big old stoopid car recommendations
Joe,

What car is that in? I'm assuming it's a straight six, don't think BMW ever done a V6 engine? Shame really.

But I seem to remember the 3.0 petrol and diesel are both good engines, the diesel especially even though I'd never have a soot chucker, not my cuppa, no matter how good and torquey

Should have bought it this week! 65 plate 640d went through BCA today at 2 grand under already cheap CAP average.

Who cares about the fuel, it's all about the fun! Plus petrol is super cheap right now, I paid 122 for a tank of 99ron Momentum the other day from Tesco, the normal 95ron stuff was 115

joe royal 5:07 Mon Mar 23
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Bought a 3.0 bmw ,
Loves a drop of fuel.

Spandex Sidney 3:49 Mon Mar 23
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Yet another resurrection of this thread but I'm telling you, if you are in the market for a motor get yourself down the auctions right now. The big sellers are just cutting them loose.

This morning I watched a 2008 Lexus RX400h SE-L with 150k (nothing for one of these) and a full Lexus history go through. Forecourt value is about £7500, private about £6200 and even the CAP clean/trade-in price must be at least £4250. The hammer fell at £2300, well below reserve and they sold it at that!

So many cars not making their reserve price and just being cut loose by the big motor groups.

If you fancy yourself as a motor dealer go load up with stock now!

Spandex Sidney 11:17 Sat Feb 15
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You can fuck off my thread about cheap old stinkers.

If you're spending 20k on a fucking milk float Greta Thunberg shit mobile then go start your own thread.

This is for big, hairy chested old stinkers that freely internally combust to get you about

Joe C 8:24 Sat Feb 15
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Does fall down on being economical though Joe, regardless of a pair or not

joe royal 8:14 Sat Feb 15
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“Your nans money”

“Wife has agreed on 20k”

“She says merc is to big”


Suggest you grow a pair and get what you want. If you can afford the fuel bills then a Maserati would be top of my list .

Joe C 7:50 Sat Feb 15
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Would love one Joe, especially with that ridiculous sat nag you can get in it, but reckon the missus would say it’s too big (leave it!)

joe royal 7:47 Sat Feb 15
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20k? E class merc.

Joe C 7:19 Sat Feb 15
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I’m trying mate, but, we’ll, they’re just so untidy

gank 7:18 Sat Feb 15
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I've got a suggestion, Joe.

Stop raking bunkers.

Joe C 7:14 Sat Feb 15
Re: Cheap, big old stoopid car recommendations
Mentioned earlier in this thread that I’d moved from just buying a big stoopid car to replacing our main car.

Well.

The probate from my nan’s estate came through this week, and the wife has agreed on somewhere in the £20k mark for a new motor.

I genuinely have no idea what to get. Most of our traffic is local, so a hybrid - plug in or self charge - would be decent for that, but also do a lot of medium runs to Essex and long runs to Wales. Want to do more away games next season too and will likely drive for those.

So basically need something that is economical and comfortable - unlike my Civic with it’s fixed seating position that murders my back if I drive it for more than 20mins

Thinking, as mentioned previously, Lexus IS300 or the Merc C350e. Another alternative being a Mazda Cx3

And needs to be ULEZ compliant as stated before

Any suggestions

Spandex Sidney 5:05 Sat Feb 15
Re: Cheap, big old stoopid car recommendations
Good stuff Joe. Let' us know what you end up with

joe royal 8:06 Sat Feb 15
Re: Cheap, big old stoopid car recommendations
Currently looking at S3 cabs , 2.0 S Line. Ticks most of the boxes I need.

Spandex Sidney 4:28 Sat Feb 15
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joe royal 6:45 Tue Feb 4
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I could just about justify this if I kept it for ten Years

https://www.motorpoint.co.uk/vehicleadvert/bmw/2%20series%20convertible/988477

Gayness personified. But each to their own.

I'd still go for the S4 Cab. Great cars, check the timing chain and get a manual one and save 4 grand for the petrol! Or if you really need better MPG then the 3.2 ain't bad to drive.

But I'm an Audi man myself

Tomshardware 8:37 Fri Feb 14
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The Vel Satis is a rare sight on British roads.

Fivetide 6:49 Tue Feb 4
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Hahah. Funny thread.

How about a 3.0 dCi 24 valve V6 Renault Vel Satis?

joe royal 6:45 Tue Feb 4
Re: Cheap, big old stoopid car recommendations
I could just about justify this if I kept it for ten Years

https://www.motorpoint.co.uk/vehicleadvert/bmw/2%20series%20convertible/988477

joe royal 6:42 Tue Feb 4
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Sidney

I do to many miles a year to have a sub 20mpg car.

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