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Replacing the Skoda..
« on: 14 June 2018, 09:11:09 »

So I've come to my senses (some would say) and am considering off-loading the Skoda to save the 460/mo PCP and get something older and bought outright now that I'm no longer doing starship mileage.

So what does a friend send me? This: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dodge-Magnum-R-T-AWD-5-7-Hemi-with-Prinns-LPG-Low-Mileage/173350442688

Why, why must he tempt me..  ;D
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Re: Replacing the Skoda..
« Reply #1 on: 14 June 2018, 09:31:41 »

Senses? They're over there... ;D
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Re: Replacing the Skoda..
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Re: Replacing the Skoda..
« Reply #3 on: 14 June 2018, 10:20:54 »

So what does a friend send me? This: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dodge-Magnum-R-T-AWD-5-7-Hemi-with-Prinns-LPG-Low-Mileage/173350442688

Subtle, I like it  ;D

Although from my initial investigation (considered an lpg Xj at one point), there seems to be precious few lpg sites in Northampton.  :-\
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Re: Replacing the Skoda..
« Reply #4 on: 14 June 2018, 10:32:44 »

5520 each year to run around in a Skoda you don't own. :-\

Not even a proper 'Porsche 911 type Skoda' that was lovingly built in Czechoslovakia by communists. ::) ::)

How much do you want to spend?
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Re: Replacing the Skoda..
« Reply #5 on: 14 June 2018, 10:46:44 »

So I've come to my senses (some would say) and am considering off-loading the Skoda to save the 460/mo PCP and get something older and bought outright now that I'm no longer doing starship mileage.

So what does a friend send me? This: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dodge-Magnum-R-T-AWD-5-7-Hemi-with-Prinns-LPG-Low-Mileage/173350442688

Why, why must he tempt me..  ;D


No price on it.
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Re: Replacing the Skoda..
« Reply #6 on: 14 June 2018, 10:56:17 »

Although from my initial investigation (considered an lpg Xj at one point), there seems to be precious few lpg sites in Northampton.  :-\

I think there is basically only the Shell garage on the A45.. which, yeah, is less than convenient!

No price on it.

"Classified Ad price:7,995.00" - for some reason that doesn't show up on the mobile version of the page, but it is there..

How much do you want to spend?

In reality I'm thinking of "snotter" territory, so y'know.. a little more than your average Omega, but less than the Dodge above. Estate essential, towbar nice to have, and probably LPG. I don't mind eating fuel economy around town, but on the once weekly commute, LPG would make a big dent in the cost.

This caught my eye: https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/subaru/legacy/subaru-legacy-jdm-twinscroll-turbo-spec-b-auto-estate-with-lpg-conversion/8719434
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Re: Replacing the Skoda..
« Reply #7 on: 14 June 2018, 11:19:48 »

Oh, it's LPG'd! Practical runaround, then.

.. which I'd defy even the most ardent middle-lane-newspaper-reader not to notice in their mirrors. ;D

"I'M COMING THROUGH"... :D

EDIT: the truck, that is, not the scooby.
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Re: Replacing the Skoda..
« Reply #8 on: 14 June 2018, 11:22:03 »

6000 for a 14 year old Subaru....... :o :o :o :o :o. Way too much.

The mighty Signum has similar performance. 250 BHP......zero to 60 in 6.7 seconds. Large carrying capacity and no need to wear your baseball cap the wrong way round. :y
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« Reply #9 on: 14 June 2018, 11:25:15 »

You should be able to buy three 2007 Signum 2.8V6 for he same price as one 'chav owned' Scooby. :)
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Re: Replacing the Skoda..
« Reply #10 on: 14 June 2018, 16:06:39 »

Alternatively, Saab 9-3 2.8T estate? Similar to the signum (same engine), other than being better looking that is  :P
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« Reply #11 on: 14 June 2018, 16:33:59 »

Alternatively, Saab 9-3 2.8T estate? Similar to the signum (same engine), other than being better looking that is  :P

Yes. Like the Signum something of a sleeper that often slips below the radar.

My car, dreary as it looks, has the legs on a 2.0 turbocharged Golf GTI. The ' wet behind the ears' kid who was driving it was not amused. :y
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Re: Replacing the Skoda..
« Reply #12 on: 14 June 2018, 16:59:40 »

Always nice!  ;D

Once we get moved and my commute goes down by 50%, the Ovlov will be departing. Tempted by the 2.8T lump in... something.  :-\

Shame it never made it into the Saab 9-5 (beyond a handful of examples), a lightly fettled 2.3T maybe an answer...
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« Reply #13 on: 14 June 2018, 17:18:30 »

Always nice!  ;D

Once we get moved and my commute goes down by 50%, the Ovlov will be departing. Tempted by the 2.8T lump in... something.  :-\

Shame it never made it into the Saab 9-5 (beyond a handful of examples), a lightly fettled 2.3T maybe an answer...

Insignia VXR has the same  2.8 lump in 4 wheel drive form. It all depends if you can stomach the looks. :-\

If not how about  a Vectra  VXR for a nice dose of torque steer. :)
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Re: Replacing the Skoda..
« Reply #14 on: 14 June 2018, 17:22:53 »

Always nice!  ;D

Once we get moved and my commute goes down by 50%, the Ovlov will be departing. Tempted by the 2.8T lump in... something.  :-\

Shame it never made it into the Saab 9-5 (beyond a handful of examples), a lightly fettled 2.3T maybe an answer...

Insignia VXR has the same  2.8 lump in 4 wheel drive form. It all depends if you can stomach the looks. :-\

If not how about  a Vectra  VXR for a nice dose of torque steer. :)
Start at 4k for the Insignia  :o

Saab 9-3 had the 2.8 4x4 drivetrain as well..  8)
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