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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 11:27 Mon Dec 30
Re: Cheap, big old stoopid car recommendations
The other thing to look for if it’s it’s post 2006 (I think) then it’s £550 a year road tax , pre it’s 325.

joe royal 11:25 Mon Dec 30
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My understanding is this.

To go in the ULEZ zone for a car it has to be euro 4 standard , after Oct the zone extends to the north and south circular roads and a couple of years later our to the M25.

Petrol: Euro 4
Diesel: Euro 6

The ULEZ is enforced based on the declared emissions of the vehicle rather than the age. However:

Petrol cars that meet the ULEZ standards are generally those first registered with the DVLA after 2005, although cars that meet the standards have been available since 2001
Diesel cars that meet the standards are generally those first registered with the DVLA after September 2015

Your merc may have had the cleaner engine hence why it’s exempt .

Joe C 10:44 Mon Dec 30
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Really? Bugger. The ULEZ checker came back as fine. Cheers for the advice Joe, back to the drawing board

joe royal 9:54 Mon Dec 30
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Joe , you need euro 4 to be lez exempt , 2005 onwards.

stewey 5:48 Sun Dec 29
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It’s seems the same rules apply to appointing our new manager

Joe C 4:54 Sun Dec 29
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Found a 53 plate 3.2 litre Merc CLK 320 for £1.2k - will pop down tomorrow and take a look

mashed in maryland 11:21 Sun Dec 29
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Saw a 2012 Jag (dunno the model) for under 2 grand the other day.

ted fenton 8:56 Sat Dec 28
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Spandex Sidney 5:55 Sat Dec 28

Good to hear SS it's a 2002 with 60k on the clock one owner who was a Football league chairman lol.

Not looking for Zoltan points.

Spandex Sidney 5:55 Sat Dec 28
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Ted,

SC430 is a great car, you'll love it.

Try to get a facelift if you can, they have the better gearbox

ted fenton 5:22 Sat Dec 28
Re: Cheap, big old stoopid car recommendations
:-)


You was right about my SL 500 joe although I was happy with the price I got it's gone through the fecking roof now !!

joe royal 5:14 Sat Dec 28
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Nothing like a convertible to get the wind in your hair.

Oh.

ted fenton 3:14 Sat Dec 28
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Spandex Sidney 11:53 Fri Dec 27
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Ted,

I've had Lexus LSs, GSs and even an SC and the IS is very much the poor relation of the lot.

Maybe so Sidney but I love mine but have also done a deal for a SC 430 in the spring so will look forward to that.

What did you think of the SC ?

Spandex Sidney 12:47 Sat Dec 28
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Sounds a good buy that and s decent drive them Boxsters.

I'm on the Isle of Wight do ULEZ can fucking do one.

Love me old wafty bangers

joe royal 12:41 Sat Dec 28
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Oct 2021 is when LEZ kicks in , I stupidly bid on a Boxter that ends Sunday and am the highest bidder so far.

Mind you if it goes for the 3k I bid on it (it’s a 99 S , 3.2 with FSH and 3 owners) it’s still a bargain and as ilford is outside the NCR it won’t be a massive problem.

Joe C 12:07 Sat Dec 28
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No can do on the Honda - isn’t ULEZ compliant, so, as that will encompass where I live, it’s just not worth it. Shame, as it is a nice car and would be great once the minor bits are fixed up

Spandex Sidney 10:55 Sat Dec 28
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Joe, I'm still looking at various A8's, D2 version, I have a thing for them.

I've found a V6 version quattro Sport, unusually on an 03 plate. I'd rather have the V8 but this has a load of extra equipment beyond the standard spec for the base model like zenons and stuff but it was serviced in Sept, it is 2 years into a new cambelt and water pump and everything on it works, including the air con.

Downsides it needs 4 new tyres and was a cat d a few years ago. It got swiped by a bus, took a tiny chunk out of the rear arch and they wrote it off. Also it has big scratch on the front bumper and nearside front door, alloys are well scratched. But still looks a solid 7/10 from a distance. Heinous cream interior but beggars can't be choosers.And it does have the factory fit recaro front seats which are great

I'm trying to get him down to 800 notes from a grand so I can sort the tyres within the grand budget. A mate has found me 4 matching PS4s part worns with about 6mm on each which are mine for 200 quid.

Joe C 6:00 Fri Dec 27
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No Joe, haven’t been back over there yet - aiming to on Sunday or Monday

joe royal 1:40 Fri Dec 27
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Joe , did you buy the Honda?

Sid , what’s taking your fancy?

Spandex Sidney 11:53 Fri Dec 27
Re: Cheap, big old stoopid car recommendations
Ted,

I've had Lexus LSs, GSs and even an SC and the IS is very much the poor relation of the lot.

Tomshardware 10:55 Thu Dec 26
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Vauxhall Senator 3.0 v6 24 valve. Plod used them.

Tomshardware 2:13 Sat Dec 21
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Some rare big oldish cars, Peugeot 607, Citroen C6, Renault Vel Satis, Vauxhall Signum.

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