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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:29 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Mercedes 500sec on LPG


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:00 am 
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Yes, that is a proper car :)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:09 am 
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All of the below would be a delight to do the sort of miles you're looking at, are well within budget & should do an equivalent of over 40mpg in terms of LPG VS diesel prices.

This has a Northstar engine that needs so little servicing it doesn't even need sparkplugs until 100,000 miles.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2001-CADILLAC ... 2c70935678

Lexus used to win the reliability surveys:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1998-LEXUS-LS ... 338386342c

I want this for myself.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2001-LEXUS-LS ... 43be31a353

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lexus-IS-200- ... 20d50ebf8c


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:44 pm 
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A close friend has a Skoda Fabia diesel - 1.9. Non turbo.

I've been in it, and while its not got that turbo blast its got plenty of pull. Nowt to go wrong, no dual mass thingys or turbos to blow. Well made and easy to fix and comfy for long distances. He gets 60mpg around twon, can get 70+mpg on motorway easily...


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:19 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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gtRTSdh wrote:
All of the below would be a delight to do the sort of miles you're looking at, are well within budget & should do an equivalent of over 40mpg in terms of LPG VS diesel prices.

This has a Northstar engine that needs so little servicing it doesn't even need sparkplugs until 100,000 miles.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2001-CADILLAC ... 2c70935678

Lexus used to win the reliability surveys:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1998-LEXUS-LS ... 338386342c

I want this for myself.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2001-LEXUS-LS ... 43be31a353

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lexus-IS-200- ... 20d50ebf8c


hmmmm!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:28 pm 
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Reliability is something different than durability. How does a Caddy or Lexus hold up after two decades?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:10 pm 
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lexus, very well.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:18 pm 
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Don't know if this floats your boat, can obviously be found cheaper privately.
My uncle had one and says he should never have sold it.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2007-JAGUAR-S ... 1171wt_986


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:02 pm 
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I'm no caddy expert but american mechanicals are bullet proof.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:25 pm 
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So are mud huts.

Can't see past a nice late model Merc or Beemer for this application. Class, comfort and cool.

Spending that much time in a vehicle is a fair chunk of life, you deserve a nice place to spend that time.


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