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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #30 on: 17 October 2018, 20:55:24 »

A lot to be said of cheaper bangers. Always wonder what Id do if lost 3.2, enjoyed drive home tonight in it.

As Omega is in short supply, if I lost 3.2 tomorrow, Id strongly look at BMW 530i in E39 shape, plenty about!

RWD, autos plentiful and smooth effortless power.
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #31 on: 17 October 2018, 21:07:39 »

A lot to be said of cheaper bangers. Always wonder what Id do if lost 3.2, enjoyed drive home tonight in it.

As Omega is in short supply, if I lost 3.2 tomorrow, Id strongly look at BMW 530i in E39 shape, plenty about!

RWD, autos plentiful and smooth effortless power.

Problem is that they are roughly the same age as Omega's with same or simillar problems to sort including a good few rusty examples. I think i'm one of the few people who likes the E60 design but early ones are too old (not much gain over an Omega) and late ones have complications, you're better off going for the diesel models (Petrol models not the best to LPG) and they command a premium...

It's exactly what TB and Serek say... you struggle to find anything a lot newer with the same or better spec and driveability unless you have 10K+ to spend.  :(
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #32 on: 17 October 2018, 21:10:08 »

True, I would not bother with LPG though. No need and with London emissions rules, not worth investing.

Prefer smooth petrol as my commuter, if going ~2k banger budget. 8)
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #33 on: 17 October 2018, 21:10:36 »

fit a heater blower resister from ECP and stand well back.
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« Reply #34 on: 17 October 2018, 21:13:16 »

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« Reply #35 on: 17 October 2018, 21:18:45 »

True, I would not bother with LPG though. No need and with London emissions rules, not worth investing.

Prefer smooth petrol as my commuter, if going ~2k banger budget. 8)

Eg

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201810031147476

Expensive yes, but looks very clean.
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #36 on: 17 October 2018, 21:21:49 »

Let them choose and buy the cars that they feel suit their needs  ::)
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #37 on: 17 October 2018, 21:23:35 »

True, I would not bother with LPG though. No need and with London emissions rules, not worth investing.

Prefer smooth petrol as my commuter, if going ~2k banger budget. 8)

Eg

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201810031147476

Expensive yes, but looks very clean.
But older, so will have same chassis corrosion issues, and same (potential) emission issues.

Or have I missed something  :-\
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #38 on: 17 October 2018, 21:32:53 »

True, I would not bother with LPG though. No need and with London emissions rules, not worth investing.

Prefer smooth petrol as my commuter, if going ~2k banger budget. 8)

Eg

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201810031147476

Expensive yes, but looks very clean.
But older, so will have same chassis corrosion issues, and same (potential) emission issues.

Or have I missed something  :-\

Considered only if lost 3.2 in very near future.  :)
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #39 on: 17 October 2018, 21:34:30 »

Considered only if lost 3.2 in very near future.  :)
Ah, my bad, was thinking this was if the London emission zones moved out.
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« Reply #40 on: 17 October 2018, 21:40:15 »

Considered only if lost 3.2 in very near future.  :)
Ah, my bad, was thinking this was if the London emission zones moved out.

Its in my thoughts, e39 would be a banger temp solution. Based on current plans not including the office location.

What concerns me is if I spent 10-12k on say XF S which is Euro5? They could easily ramp up requirement and further expand. 
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #41 on: 18 October 2018, 09:07:46 »

Im so glad I live nowhere near London ;).
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #42 on: 18 October 2018, 09:28:11 »

I think i'm one of the few people who likes the E60 design but early ones are too old (not much gain over an Omega) and late ones have complications, you're better off going for the diesel models (Petrol models not the best to LPG) and they command a premium...

Best looking 5 series they made after the E28.. I eyed them up as a potential return to bangernomics after the Skoda.
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Re: What car should I buy?
« Reply #43 on: 18 October 2018, 09:28:40 »

Im so glad I live nowhere near London ;).

Erm.. you live precisely in prime commuter district for London, last time I checked! ;D
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« Reply #44 on: 18 October 2018, 09:37:41 »

Im so glad I live nowhere near London ;).

Erm.. you live precisely in prime commuter district for London, last time I checked! ;D

Also, as you've said it's coming. Birmingham, Manchester etc soon all major cities would have similar measures.
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