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Post by tux on Thu 30 May 2013, 00:53

ALL E36s have crusty wheelarches, I defy anyone to find one that hasn't!
If it is just the one arch it may be worth negotiating a discount and getting a bodyshop to sort it, shouldn't cost more than a couple of hundred and you will end up with something really quite unique.

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Post by scarletporker on Sun 02 Jun 2013, 10:48

scarletporker wrote:My misses is threatening to move in and is expecting to use the garage for her Punto "because it's new" ! Using this as a bargaining tool to buy a house close by that has 2 driveways and a double garage. Sounds posh but its on the corner so has some good space. Could probably fit 9 old bangers in there plus her new one Smile
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Post by tux on Sun 02 Jun 2013, 11:44

Quite right too.
I've always fancied a double garage with a small house attached.

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Post by scarletporker on Sun 02 Jun 2013, 21:29

Got the Laguna up for sale. Will probably buy the BMW unless something else comes along for £2k
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Post by tux on Sun 02 Jun 2013, 22:15

ThumbsUp You know it makes sense.

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Post by scarletporker on Sat 22 Jun 2013, 10:10

The E36 I was looking at has gone up £800!  Without selling the Laguna I'm stuck unless I trade in which i never do. Going to see 2 CLK 230 Kompressors tomorrow that apparently have no rust. We'll see!
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Post by scarletporker on Sun 23 Jun 2013, 05:52

The first 230 was in pretty good nick. Minor rear arch rust and an A pillar needs repainting. Full Merc history and clean and tidy interior. Also has a nice AMG grille. The second was at a garage and was an absolute dog, rust everywhere, advertised as having 4 new Michelin tyres which were probably worth more than the car! Looked at a Rover 75 ZT and an ex-police T5 on the way back. Think I'll get the 1st one if I can sell the Laguna quick enough What next?? - Page 4 1448440921
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Post by Monkeymagic on Sun 23 Jun 2013, 07:31

get a Saab?  just reduced mine to 799 now, have only had 2 calls, first one cancelled a couple of hours before and the second never got back to me!
debating weather to put it on ebay starting at 99p

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Post by scarletporker on Sun 23 Jun 2013, 08:03

My Laguna is an absolute bargain compared to some of the total crap local dealers are shifting for plenty more.
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Post by Monkeymagic on Sun 23 Jun 2013, 08:21

that where they got the advantage tho - people suckered in to thinking as its a garage, the car must be good ( and yes - ive been suckered too!)

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Post by tux on Sun 23 Jun 2013, 20:34

I think most people assume they have more legal protection when buying from a dealer. The reality is that most dealers are less than scrupulously honest and will rip you off as sson as look at you. While legal protection does, to an extent, exist, unless you find a gem of a dealer you have to persue an issue through the courts and most people don't have the time or money to do that. It will usually cost more than you stand to gain so it just isn't worth it and the lowlife dealers get away with it.
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Post by scarletporker on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 06:57

Got somebody coming from Tenby on Tuesday night, bringing a 'mechanic' with him so sounds pretty serious buyer. The 230 will be mine What next?? - Page 4 1877757892
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Post by Monkeymagic on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 07:09

did seriously look at buying a merc but im trying to save money not burn it on fuel.
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Post by tux on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 07:59

That means I am not a petrol head either, my Benz is diseasel. But on a positive note, at a steady 70 on the motorway it gives me 60ish to the gallon (63 is the best I have got), even driven like a loon it gives 55 and averages 40 round town.

The 230 looks very smart Phil. Hope you can move the Reno on and get it bought.

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Post by Monkeymagic on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 08:00

pretty much what the focus does - getting about 45 around town and managed to get 72 driving home from last show.

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Post by tux on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 08:02

Makes a big difference to you bank balance at the end of the month, doesn't it. Cool

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Post by Monkeymagic on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 08:05

saving 80 quid a month just on fuel and about 80 quid in road tax

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Post by scarletporker on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 09:29

Monkeymagic wrote:saving 80 quid a month just on fuel and about 80 quid in road tax
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Post by Monkeymagic on Tue 25 Jun 2013, 12:53

once i sort myself out, might find another car to play with.

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Post by scarletporker on Sun 07 Jul 2013, 09:19

Went to see 2 CLK230s today, both pretty shabby. Got the cash from the Laguna burning a hole in my pocket scratch 
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Post by tux on Sun 07 Jul 2013, 19:49

You managed to get shut of the Laguna then. Well done. ThumbsUp 

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Post by scarletporker on Tue 09 Jul 2013, 05:47

Going to see 2 CLK 230K's tomorrow and have my eye on several E46 3 series Beemers. Wondering about a 330CI, seriously quick but think the running costs might be a bit too much too handle.
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or maybe this, looks cheap but upmarket!!
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Post by tux on Tue 09 Jul 2013, 06:51

So let's get this straight. You are concerned about running costs, but you are considering a V8 Rangie? Laughing 

I don't think there is a whole heap of difference in fuel economy or performance between any of the 32X znd 33X Bimmers. Performance you aren't talking much more than fractions of a second and economy is no more than 3 or 4 mpg different either.

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Post by scarletporker on Tue 09 Jul 2013, 09:05

Yeah but the rangie is LPG ThumbsUp 
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Post by scarletporker on Wed 10 Jul 2013, 17:35

Saw this yesterday
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Absolutely stunning! Didn't want to spend so much but going to look at 2 Beemers and make a decision
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