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Re: Car shopping
« Reply #15 on: 07 September 2018, 22:10:34 »

Also Vauxhall one of the few left doing traditional slush boxes, none of the fancy DCT type ones.
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Re: Car shopping
« Reply #16 on: 07 September 2018, 22:24:42 »

Yes, intending to do what I can myself.

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« Reply #17 on: 07 September 2018, 23:04:26 »

Yes, intending to do what I can myself.

Have a search, big differences in ease of service.

I found it difficult just to jack and axel stand the VW, the Zaf is nice and easy just like Omega.
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Re: Car shopping
« Reply #18 on: 08 September 2018, 07:58:46 »

Save a third of your budget and buy a proper car...

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201809030104336
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Re: Car shopping
« Reply #19 on: 08 September 2018, 09:28:03 »

Save a third of your budget and buy a proper car...

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201809030104336
Not sure Jimbob is old enough yet, but at least his own bodily outputs will mask the natural smell of wee that the X350/X358 will have :D

That said, I do like my big pussy - refined, quickish (noticeably quicker that bro's similar engined S class parts bin), comfortable and well equipped.  Downsides are length/size makes it cumbersome in tight spaces, and the high window line makes visibility far poorer than Omegas and other older cars. Plus although its very capable in the corners, its not a drivers car like its smaller brother, the XF.
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« Reply #20 on: 08 September 2018, 11:21:17 »

Save a third of your budget and buy a proper car...

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201809030104336

Nice, except its not an estate (should have said)  and the steering wheel is a giant round turd!
Oh, and its old and uneconomical

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« Reply #21 on: 08 September 2018, 11:38:59 »

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201808239777326

Basic DIY service like oil and filters, actually look nice and straight forward, from of the YouTube videos Iíve looked at.
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Re: Car shopping
« Reply #22 on: 08 September 2018, 11:58:01 »

Save a third of your budget and buy a proper car...

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201809030104336
Not sure Jimbob is old enough yet, but at least his own bodily outputs will mask the natural smell of wee that the X350/X358 will have :D

That said, I do like my big pussy - refined, quickish (noticeably quicker that bro's similar engined S class parts bin), comfortable and well equipped.  Downsides are length/size makes it cumbersome in tight spaces, and the high window line makes visibility far poorer than Omegas and other older cars. Plus although its very capable in the corners, its not a drivers car like its smaller brother, the XF.

Speaking of 'elderly' Indian cars I notice my old Tata has resurfaced. This time in desirable Preston. :)




Strange as I told it to Jaguar Watford. ???
 

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201808239795248
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Re: Car shopping
« Reply #23 on: 08 September 2018, 12:16:42 »

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201808239777326

Basic DIY service like oil and filters, actually look nice and straight forward, from of the YouTube videos Iíve looked at.

Although my 530d is 14 years older than this, it's very easy to service, as the only thing that you have to get underneath for is to drop the oil.  :y
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« Reply #24 on: 08 September 2018, 12:18:07 »


Speaking of 'elderly' Indian cars I notice my old Tata has resurfaced. This time in desirable Preston. :)




Strange as I told it to Jaguar Watford. ???

 

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201808239795248


Same dealer group?  ???
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Re: Car shopping
« Reply #25 on: 08 September 2018, 12:30:59 »

Save a third of your budget and buy a proper car...

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201809030104336
Not sure Jimbob is old enough yet, but at least his own bodily outputs will mask the natural smell of wee that the X350/X358 will have :D

That said, I do like my big pussy - refined, quickish (noticeably quicker that bro's similar engined S class parts bin), comfortable and well equipped.  Downsides are length/size makes it cumbersome in tight spaces, and the high window line makes visibility far poorer than Omegas and other older cars. Plus although its very capable in the corners, its not a drivers car like its smaller brother, the XF.

Speaking of 'elderly' Indian cars I notice my old Tata has resurfaced. This time in desirable Preston. :)




Strange as I told it to Jaguar Watford. ???
 

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201808239795248
What made you chop it in? It seems quite....ermm....adequate to me.
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Re: Car shopping
« Reply #26 on: 08 September 2018, 12:35:04 »

The ashtray was full.  ;)
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« Reply #27 on: 08 September 2018, 12:37:15 »

Save a third of your budget and buy a proper car...

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201809030104336
Not sure Jimbob is old enough yet, but at least his own bodily outputs will mask the natural smell of wee that the X350/X358 will have :D

That said, I do like my big pussy - refined, quickish (noticeably quicker that bro's similar engined S class parts bin), comfortable and well equipped.  Downsides are length/size makes it cumbersome in tight spaces, and the high window line makes visibility far poorer than Omegas and other older cars. Plus although its very capable in the corners, its not a drivers car like its smaller brother, the XF.

Speaking of 'elderly' Indian cars I notice my old Tata has resurfaced. This time in desirable Preston. :)




Strange as I told it to Jaguar Watford. ???
 

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201808239795248
What made you chop it in? It seems quite....ermm....adequate to me.

When I sold it it had around 48000 miles under it's wheels. My new XFR had only 8000 miles (now about 13000)

It was a fine car but they offered me a good  P/X deal so................. :)


Having said that there wasn't a lot of logic involved. ::)
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Re: Car shopping
« Reply #28 on: 08 September 2018, 12:40:45 »

Right. And how does the price they are asking compare to what they gave you for trade in?
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« Reply #29 on: 08 September 2018, 12:43:36 »

Right. And how does the price they are asking compare to what they gave you for trade in?

Ah...yes. Most dealer were offering around £23500 as a P/X.

Jaguar Watford offered £25000......I knew there was a 'reason' in there somewhere. :)

They then put it up for sale at £29995.
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