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peter scott



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Badhuis,

What's on the trailer?

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SteadyRollingMan



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeC wrote:


If you fancy upsetting the pleb-jet-set, how about an 850R?

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1058220


Actually, there is an exception to every rule, and bus or no bus, I could certainly live with one of those Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Subaru Legacy... early ones look a bit dull, and after that, maybe a bit too modern for my taste. That said, the X-type is a very good suggestion - very cheap, comfortable, albeit a bit on the slow side...

W123 - now we're talking! Great mix of class, style and practicality. Not sure I'd want to mess them up inside though, so looks like I'd need to have a trailer if I got one of those.

This is more difficult than I thought...
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47Jag



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SRM,

I wouldn’t class the X-Type as “a bit on the slow side” if you get a 3litre like Badhuis. And it’s 4wheel drive.

https://www.parkers.co.uk/jaguar/x-type/saloon-2001/specs/

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, fair point - must admit that I had been looking at 2-litres when I said that. After a few years of paying £170(?) road tax for the 320D, the cost of taxing a 3-litre was a bit offputting if I'm honest, though obviously the lack of depreciation would help to compensate for that.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 2 litre Diesel X type has very good mid range acceleration with its 245 lb-ft of torque and a top speed of 130 mph.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I had to clear my late parents home a Citroen Xantia turbo diesel estate proved it's worth. My only gripe was the keypad immobiliser that required a 4 digit code to be entered any time the engine was off for more than a few seconds Mad
The BX estate I had prior to that was also a good all rounder, a rare car today … can't remember when I last saw either a hatch or estate version.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The X-type is excellent. Fast (0-60 around 7), great interior and extras. recommended!
On the trailer there is the chassis of the Triumph Roadster I picked up a year ago. The PO bought it in the UK in 1965, drove it over to the Netherlands where after just one drive decided he would repaint the car. Disassembled it and it never got reassembled. Here is the actual car pictured a few years previous in London.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Badhuis,

I noticed it’s registration number. My first Jaguar 2 1/2 litre was JYR 56 (1948)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with badhuis SubaruLegaacy/Outback estate or Forrester- not an early diesel as they break cranks but all others are pretty bombproof. You will be lucky to find one whose odometer doesnt look as if its been to the moon and back. Ive had 5 and clocked up well over half a million miles in them!
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