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falcodub last won the day on April 3 2017

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    E39 530d sport x2, VW golf GTi 16v mk2

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  1. HiFi speakers and set up advice

    I’ve been looking at replacing my system recently also. Yamaha CRXN470D can play pretty much everything but I’m yet to go and listen. My mrs wants my old large kef q35 out of the house as they are “ugly” apparently. Pah. They still sound great after all these years. Wanted to get some sort of streaming device and dab but budget isn’t high. Get down to a richer sounds and they will happily help and demo stuff for you.
  2. What would you do .. keep it or sell it - E39?

    Lovely colour that. Im in a similar situation. I cover 25k miles a year. Rust is appearing. Rear end is overdue the bushes and arms which I have. But today the clutch decided to start slipping. 215k miles. And a big bill ahead. Hmmm! Yours sounds better than mine though!
  3. Cheap auto

  4. Cheap auto

    Looking for a cheap auto for my Mum as her car has failed mot on a lot. Anything cheap to buy and run considered. Sub £1000 please and no projects or basket cases as it’s not for me. My mum is a pensioner. Auto and petrol only Cheers
  5. 530i touring

    That is nice. Wish I travelled less miles so I could have a petrol
  6. Bargain estate cars. Talk to me

    After trying the car seat and my two boys in the back of my saloon I’ve decided that a “normal” car isn’t big enough. Also looked at a few estates at a small dealer type place. All of the cars feel cosy in the back and the boys won’t stop growing! With all that in mind I’ve negotiated a decent price and put a deposit on a touran. 2.0 sport petrol. Won’t be cheap cheap on fuel but better than a petrol 5 series, but decent diesels are a lot more money. A grand or so more which is a fair amount of petrol and less to go wrong. In theory! All for less than the insurance pay out. Thanks to all for the input.
  7. Bargain estate cars. Talk to me

    That’s nice. Hmmmm
  8. Bargain estate cars. Talk to me

    I agree that for the money and the space I’m going to struggle to beat it. Still struggling with those blinkers
  9. Bargain estate cars. Talk to me

    I am looking. Always! Another issue is that it must have isofix so early cars are out of the running. Later ones are more expensive and seem to rust more readily. Looking like a mondeo!
  10. Bargain estate cars. Talk to me

    Time is a bit of an issue. The insurance cheque is on its way and the loan car goes back in three weeks I think. It could take months to find a nice touring that isn’t too much of a project
  11. Bargain estate cars. Talk to me

    Well that’s the thing. I want an e39 tourer! Its an itch I have to scratch before they are all gone or too expensive to buy. Logic says no. Buy a Mondeo. But. I do have a whole saloon in spares. Albeit a 530d. And a manual. Just seen a 525d. Non sport. Does it have isofix though!! In some ways I hope not!
  12. Bargain estate cars. Talk to me

    Petrol ones seem to be very reliable, diesel also decent but let down by a few things such as clutch/flywheel but I’m still looking into them. Inside of the “executive” looks nice. The single biggest issue I have with anything is I compare to my e39. The search continues...... still yet to drive a Mondeo....
  13. Bargain estate cars. Talk to me

    The jag is off the list. Most of em are off the list! toyota maybe. Honda I know noting about at all. Same as Mazda. Touran would work but will have to go over the budget for a decent one. Two ten year olds a baby take up too much room! Most estates are still cosy. Hmm.
  14. Bargain estate cars. Talk to me

    I have spotted a very nice looking x type sport. Loads done. Clutch, flywheel etc. Crankshaft pulley which apparently is a common issue. But do they wear the mileage as well as an e39? its done 178k ford duratec engine
  15. Bargain estate cars. Talk to me

    I have considered an x type. As said. Mondeo underneath. But looks nicer in and out The avensis has sold so won’t be viewing that. Got a couple of weeks before the hire car goes back so hopefully I can find something soon