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Re: Age old question....
« Reply #90 on: 06 December 2023, 19:55:31 »

Have a look at this

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202306148508681


Then look at its MOT history
The 9 January 2023 Test still covers it ,despite the July fail , very odd
at least it's got 38 less mules on now than 3 July 2023  ;D
it's not just DeLoreans that do time travel  :P
We call them horses in the trade, Dave, not mules  ;D ;D

Talking of horses. Here's the amazing horse!  :)[/highlight]
Much prefer the badgers.
Growling at badgers is one of my favourite ways to while away an afternoon... Or morning or night or weekend >:D
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Re: Age old question....
« Reply #91 on: 06 December 2023, 20:38:02 »

Have a look at this

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202306148508681


Then look at its MOT history
The 9 January 2023 Test still covers it ,despite the July fail , very odd
at least it's got 38 less mules on now than 3 July 2023  ;D
it's not just DeLoreans that do time travel  :P
We call them horses in the trade, Dave, not mules  ;D ;D

Talking of horses. Here's the amazing horse!  :)[/highlight]
Much prefer the badgers.
Growling at badgers is one of my favourite ways to while away an afternoon... Or morning or night or weekend >:D

Just the ginger growler of Angela Rayner float your boat? ::)
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Re: Age old question....
« Reply #92 on: 06 December 2023, 21:49:57 »

If it shuts the gobby mare up...
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Re: Age old question....
« Reply #93 on: 07 December 2023, 13:53:20 »

Just do it and park it half up on the pavement outside your house.  :y   Like every one else does!  ::)   :D
Trouble is, because they already do*, there ain't room.


*bloody planning rules. Never enough parking space, so the (narrow) estate roads get blocked up with cars, so delivery wagons and fire engines can't get through.  I half heartedly looked at a 4 bed house on the new estate near me.  Room for 2 cars off-street.  The 3 bed ones had room for 1 car.  These families are going to have little brats that will want cars when they reach 17.

Admittedly my road is different.  We have more space, but generally parking cars behind each other in a line.  Most of the street are too bone idle to move cars about so abandon all but 1 onto the street, then get shitty when there is no room left in the street for a) parking, b) driving along it.
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Re: Age old question....
« Reply #94 on: 07 December 2023, 13:56:20 »

Anyway, no further forward in my quest.

I have ruled out the full EV thing for at least the next few years.  But no further forward otherwise.  Unless I rule out the MPG thing, then Opti's old car would be worthy of consideration, or maybe a proper XJR 575....
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Re: Age old question....
« Reply #95 on: 07 December 2023, 14:18:50 »

In case you missed my earlier post, I値l ask again.  :)  Why is an F10 530d not on your list.  :-\ 
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Re: Age old question....
« Reply #96 on: 07 December 2023, 14:36:24 »

In case you missed my earlier post, I値l ask again.  :)  Why is an F10 530d not on your list.  :-\
I struggle with long distances in the 5 series, so was *hoping* I'd be OK with a 7 series, despite the close relationship of their chassis.
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Re: Age old question....
« Reply #97 on: 07 December 2023, 14:37:16 »

Thats the same reason it must be RWD as well I'm afraid.  FWD has to be too stiff for anything more powerful than a moggie minor.
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Re: Age old question....
« Reply #98 on: 07 December 2023, 14:40:32 »

In case you missed my earlier post, I値l ask again.  :)  Why is an F10 530d not on your list.  :-\
I struggle with long distances in the 5 series, so was *hoping* I'd be OK with a 7 series, despite the close relationship of their chassis.
The S Class is a better choice than the 7 series, but only with a proper engine.The 5.5 V8 is pretty unbeatable.

But, a mate has an F10 530d and swears by it.
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Re: Age old question....
« Reply #99 on: 07 December 2023, 14:44:26 »

In case you missed my earlier post, I値l ask again.  :)  Why is an F10 530d not on your list.  :-\
I struggle with long distances in the 5 series, so was *hoping* I'd be OK with a 7 series, despite the close relationship of their chassis.
The S Class is a better choice than the 7 series, but only with a proper engine.The 5.5 V8 is pretty unbeatable.

But, a mate has an F10 530d and swears by it.
I might moan about the retards who design that french piece of shit in mine, and the retard who signed off packaging it in mine.  But even that is preferrable to any post 1980s Merc.  Hence no Merc was on my list, because I'm not interested in nursing a 40 year old motor.
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Re: Age old question....
« Reply #100 on: 07 December 2023, 14:45:55 »

I wouldn't buy a Jag, so we'll have to agree to disagree  :D
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Re: Age old question....
« Reply #101 on: 07 December 2023, 14:46:23 »

Should add the only reason to discount the 5 series is my back injuries cause me issues with them.  Well, that and the fact Mrs TB won't get in it, but I see that as a bonus!
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Re: Age old question....
« Reply #102 on: 07 December 2023, 14:50:19 »

I wouldn't buy a Jag, so we'll have to agree to disagree  :D
S'wot makes the world go round.

Although in defence to JLR, they do actually have car designers. Retarded ones, admittedly.  Merc just have kids with crayons (a near direct quote from one of my Bro's who used to have to help AMG because Merc didn't have a clue about how to actually design a car, and just threw boxes of components at it until they met a predefined criteria.  Still, it did mean I occasionally got a go in a lot of experimental AMG stuff, most of which never came to market because it simply wasn't fixable.
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Re: Age old question....
« Reply #103 on: 07 December 2023, 14:51:35 »

In case you missed my earlier post, I値l ask again.  :)  Why is an F10 530d not on your list.  :-\
I struggle with long distances in the 5 series, so was *hoping* I'd be OK with a 7 series, despite the close relationship of their chassis.

Fair do痴.
I used to do the Cornwall run (approximately 300 miles) in one hit in my beemers (all of which were M Sports) and always felt ok when I arrived.  :y  Migrating from my 3.2 to my A6 however took some time to become truly comfortable. It痴 like a mobile armchair to me now though, but took a few weeks of adjustment to feel happy again.  :y
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Re: Age old question....
« Reply #104 on: 07 December 2023, 14:59:15 »

Should add the only reason to discount the 5 series is my back injuries cause me issues with them.  Well, that and the fact Mrs TB won't get in it, but I see that as a bonus!
The issue with buying second hand is you're at the mercy of the person that ordered it. Even the E39 was available with the seats from the E38 750, but I think I have only seen four cars with those seats fitted.

Ultimately you're trying very hard to talk yourself into another Jag, but it's a fools errand.

You need something to cleanse the Omega from your soul. Something so mundane and incomparable that the car that replaces it will be a breath of fresh air.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202312054561267
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